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So what are depressions and sadnesses but the ego pitying itself, shedding silent tears over itself, loving itself, looking at itself and enwrapped in itself? What is a happy calm but a killing of such egoism?

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 2: Their Roots in Ego > # 28

-- Perspectives > Chapter 11: The Negatives > # 19

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