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““When a man has fulfilled all four of these requisites—to be wide awake, to have fear, respect, and absolute assurance—there are no mistakes for which he will have to account; under such conditions his actions lose the blundering quality of the acts of a fool. If such a man fails, or suffers a defeat, he will have lost only a battle, and there will be no pitiful regrets over that.””
“They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago.”
“How can you see something that isn't there?' yawned the Humbug, who wasn't fully awake yet.
'Sometimes it's much simpler than seeing things that are,' he said. 'For instance, if something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn't there, you can just as easily see it with your eyes closed.”