The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘On Definition and Classification’
When I speak of a man’s Real Self, or True Nature, I mean the Very Springs of Action in him, which means how he would act, not when in haste, but after due consideration; and by “due consideration,” I mean such deliberation as shall give him time to develop, to grow up to his proper Manhood, which many a man never does actually attain in this world, scarce any of us fully.
MS [R] 649:26-7
‘Self’ (pub. 05.09.15-18:01). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-definition-and-classification.