No doctrine can close the human heart

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"We cannot mutilate ourselves, and pure egoism would be meaningless, an impossibility. In the same way that the ego is considered an illusion by contemporary psychology, that there is no personality, that we are composed of an infinite number of beings and tiny consciousnesses, in the same way we might say that egoist pleasure is an illusion: my pleasure does not exist without the pleasure of others. All of society must more or less collaborate in it, from the small society that surrounds me, from my family to the great society in which I live."

The Morality of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines
Jean-Marie Guyau 1878


Rhonda Boocock said…
wonderful, wonderful!
Vedres Ági said…
it's fine to read with you or together, 591 means for us the goal of life, which keeps our body and our soul in peace.