In my experience, at least of late years, all that depresses a man’s spirits is the sense of remissness — duties neglected, unfaithfulness — or shamming, impurity, falsehood, selfishness, inhumanity, and the like.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American philosopher and writer
Journal (28 Aug 1854)
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