As to women, I not only see that their feelings are shifting and that you can never trust constancy, but I see this in myself too. I meet women I think I cannot live without, and mostly I have to live completely without them, but in the rare case where you are admitted to her court yard, and you know her better, you find that you yourself has changed — to nothing or to a new mate. And sometimes you feel that you have a thousand, all at the same time, and it makes you dizzy. But by the right words you may keep them devoted, constant, and at a relatively safe distance.
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