Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.
Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.
God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of the divine life.
For the Absolute, as we now know, all life is individual, but is individual as expressing a meaning.
So far as we live and strive at all, our lives are various, are needed for the whole, and are unique.
Interfere with the reality of my world, and you therefore take the very life and heart out of my will.
So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas.
I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see.
Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning.
If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, some other man might not have done, I am utterly unable to discover the certainly unique deed.