Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.
But he who knows what insanity is, is sane; whereas insanity can no more be sensible of its own existence, than blindness can see itself.
It is with life just as with swimming; that man is the most expert who is the most disengaged from all encumbrances.
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