„Yes books are valuable. But not reading of books will take the place of a daily, candid, honest examination of what one has recently done, and what one is about to do - of a steady looking at one's self in the face“

disconcerting though the sight may be
Zdroj: How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day (1910), Chapter 8.

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