The SVALBARD REPUBLIC
UNSCHOOL of APPLIED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
"For top managers, mental illness is more useful than advanced degrees."
"When a superior intellect and a psychopathic temperament coalesce... in the same individual, we have the best possible condition for the kind of effective genius that gets into the biographical dictionaries... In the psychopathic temperament we have the emotionality which is the sine qua non of moral perception; we have the intensity and tendency to emphasis which are the essence of practical moral vigour; and we have the love of metaphysics and mysticism which carry one’s interests below the surface of the sensible world."
-- William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902. [quoted by Van Wyck Brooks, New England: Indian Summer page 257]
"Something he had, however, which Longmore vaguely envied -- a kind of superb positiveness -- a manner rounded and polished by the traditions of centuries -- an amenity exercised for his own sake and not his neighbours' which seemed the result of something better than a good conscience -- of a vigorous unscrupulous temperament. The baron was plainly not a moral man, and poor Longmore, who was, would have been glad to learn the secret of his luxurious serenity."
-- Henry James, Madame de Mauves, 1874. [quoted by Van Wyck Brooks, New England: Indian Summer page 294]
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