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Self-mastery is a personal duty for every man who wants to make something of his life, and much more so for every quester. Whatever method he uses to purge himself of blemishes and stains in his character, or errors and delusions in his mind, whether by positive effort of will or by constant contemplation of the ideal, he must withdraw from the old man to a substantial extent if he is to put on the new man.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 93

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