You merely shifted from one dream to another, without really wakening

You know from your own experience that what you see in dreams you think is real as long as you are asleep. Yet the instant you waken, you know that everything thatseemed to happen did not happen at all. You do not think this mysterious, even though all the laws of what you awakened to […]

We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny…. It is thus with most of us: we are what other people say we are. We know […]