People: The Philosophic Mind

"So long as I am working," said New York City's William O'Dwyer, describing how it felt to be Mayor, "it's about the same as being a grocery clerk. I haven't the time to realize the drama of the situation. But when I am by myself ... I get a funny feeling up and down my spine. . . ."

"To me," George Bernard Shaw told an interviewer for a spiritualist journal, "belief in individual survival is horror. To realize that, think not of your own individual survival but of mine. . . . Could you bear it?" He used to go...

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