Bram Stoker quote about foes from Dracula - In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves.
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In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves.
 Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897). copy citation

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Author Bram Stoker
Source Dracula
Topic foes caution selfishness protection greed
Date 1897
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/345/345-h/345-h.htm

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“R. M. Renfield, ætat 59.—Sanguine temperament; great physical strength; morbidly excitable; periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out. I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the disturbing influence end in a mentally-accomplished finish; a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous if unselfish. In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves. What I think of on this point is, when self is the fixed point the centripetal force is balanced with the centrifugal; when duty, a cause, etc., is the fixed point, the latter force is paramount, and only accident or a series of accidents can balance it.” source

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