John Steinbeck (1902–1968)
Born: February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California, USA
Died: December 20, 1968 (age 66) in New York City, New York, USA
[advice to his young son] There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you – of kindness and consideration and respect – not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak, but the second can release in you strength and courage and goodness, and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.
It is a common experience that a problem, difficult at night, is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
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