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Each man has only a limited fund of life-force, time, and ability. He may squander it on worldly pleasures or spend it on worldly ambitions. But if, without neglecting the duties of his particular situation, he realizes that these are changing and transient satisfactions and turns instead to the quest of the Overself, he begins to justify his incarnation.

-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 1: What the Quest Is > # 84

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