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His failure follows inevitably from his attempt to serve two masters. The ego is strong and cunning and clamant. The Overself is silent and patient and remote. In every battle the dice are loaded in the ego's favour. In every battle high principle runs counter to innate prejudice.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 2 : Their Roots in Ego > # 54

-- Perspectives > Chapter 11: The Negatives > # 20