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Those who can only learn self-discipline by leading the restricted life of asceticism may do so. The wise, however, will rule themselves by reason--which is not something one suddenly calls up for the first time in one's life, but is the matured fruit of a gradually growing habit of thinking.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 7: Discipline Desires > # 51

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