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essence
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The Fountainhead
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  • They were strident and blatant—and, in essence, lifelessly mild.
  • He responded only to the essence of a man: to his creative capacity.
  • We want to capture—in stone, as others capture in music—not some narrow creed, but the essence of all religion.
  • And what is the essence of religion?
  • Uplifted in its quest—and uplifting by its own essence.
  • Ellsworth Toohey said that the essence of exaltation was to be scared out of your wits, to fall down and to grovel.
  • But the ability to say ’Yes’ or ’No’ is the essence of all ownership.
  • In essence, freedom and compulsion are one.
  • Can’t you see past the guff and recognize the essence?
  • But this is the essence of altruism.
  • And it looked as if the forest were a spread of light boiling slowly to produce this color, this green rising in small bubbles, the condensed essence of spring.

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  • To make things better, to enjoy each other’s company, and to empathize are essence of humanity.
  • There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere...
    Willa Cather

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