God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.

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God has given me a mule-like stubbornness to stick with a difficult problem and the intuitive powers to conceptualize complex hypothetical situations in my mind.

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I am also convinced that one gains the purest joy from spirited things only when they are not tied in with earning one’s livelihood.

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I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.

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I soon learned to scent out that which was able to lead to fundamentals and to turn aside from everything else, from the multitude of things which clutter up the mind and divert it from the essential.

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I think we have to safeguard ourselves against people who are a menace to others, quite apart from what may have motivated their deeds.

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In one’s youth every person and every event appear to be unique. With age one becomes much more aware that similar events recur. Later on, one is less often delighted or surprised, but also less disappointed than in earlier years.

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It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

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It is abhorrent to me when a fine intelligence is paired with an unsavory character.

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