Everyone believes himself a` priori to be perfectly free, even in his individual
actions, and thinks that at every moment he can commence another manner of life,
which just means that he can become another person. But a` posteriori,
through experience, he finds to his astonishment that he is not free, but subjected
to necessity; that in spite of all his resolutions and reflections he does not
change his conduct, and that from the beginning of his life to the end of it,
he must carry out the very character which he himself condemns, and as it were,
play the part which he has undertaken, to the very end.