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By Morris Hyman

“Since the soul is immortal and accordingly detached to the idea that of demise, the facts that the brain, with its unceasing fears, is often transcended in such moments of constructing ethical good looks is printed within the frequency with which people were identified to have ended their mortal existences in spontaneous and hopeless makes an attempt to avoid wasting the lifetime of a whole stranger. it really is fascinating to notice that there's within the language no notice, equivalent to “inspiration” or “intuition,” with which we may possibly describe such noble actions of the soul.”

—Chapter 2, The instinct, pg. 12

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