"144. The child learns to believe a host of things. I.e. it learns to act according to these beliefs. Bit by bit there forms a system of what is believed, and in that system some things stand unshakeably fast and some are more or less liable to shift. What stands fast does so, not because it is intrinsically obvious or c...onvincing; it is rather held fast by what lies around it."
On Certainty (Über Gewissheit) L. Wittgenstein
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight; and never to stop fighting."
"We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined."
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