Following are quotes from the introduction. Note how the emphasis is not on feelings but on ethical behavior and principles.
Xi most of us have clearer strategies for ho to achieve career success than we do for how to develop a profound character
Xii Adam I wants to conquer the world, Adam II wants to obey a calling to serve the world
Xii we live in the contradiction between these two Adams
Xii we. . .must master the art of living forever within the tension between these two natures
Xii moral logic Success leads to the greatest failure, which is pride. Failure leads to the greatest success, which is humility and learning.
Xiv it is easy to slip into a self-satisfied moral mediocrity.
Xiv you approve of yourself so long as you are not obviously hurting anyone else. You figure that if the people around you seem to like you, you must be good enough.
Xiv an older moral ecology
Xv we can shoot for something higher than happiness
Xv the message is the person
Xvi people who possess an impressive inner cohesion. They possess the self-effacing virtues of people who are inclined to be useful but don’t need to prove anything to the world: humility, restraint, reticence, temperance, respect, and soft self-discipline.
Xvi they just seem delighted by the flawed people around them.
Xvii they have not led lives of conflict-free tranquility, but have struggled toward maturity.
X vii the climb to success has surrendered