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Hubert Harrison on Re-Starting His Diary on September 18, 1907

When he restarted a new diary on September 18, 1907, at age twenty-four, Hubert Harrison wrote down his thoughts on why he made that decision:
"It must surely be instructive to look back after long years on one's past thoughts and deeds and form new estimates of ourselves and others. Seen from another perspective large things grow small, small ones large and the lives of relative importance are bound to change position. At any rate it must be instructive to compare the impression of the moment, laden as it may be with the bias of feeling and clouded by partisan or personal prejudice, with the more broad and impartial review which distance in time or space makes possible."

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