She was a young person of many theories. her imagination was remarkably active. It had been her fortune to possess a finer mind than most of the persons among whom her lot was cast. to have a larger perception of surrounding facts, and to care for knowledge that was tinged with the unfamiliar...It may be affirmed without delay that She was probably very liable to the sin of self-esteem. she often surveyed with complacency the field of her own nature. she was in the habit of taking for granted, on scanty evidence, that she was right. impulsively, she often admired herself...Every now and then she found out she was wrong, and then she treated herself to a week of passionate humility. After this she held her head higher than ever again. for it was of no use, she had an unquenchable desire to think well of herself. She had a theory that it was only on this condition that life was worth living. that one should be one of the best, should be conscious of a fine organization, should move in the realm of light, of natural wisdom, of happy impulse, of inspiration gracefully chronic.
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Author: Henry James