Love, Life & Work: Being a Book of Opinions, Reasonably Good-natvred, Concerning how to Attain the Highest Happiness for One's Self with the Least Possible Harm to Others
The Roycrofters, 1906 - 149 pages
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The difference in our estimates of men lies in the fact that one individual is able to
get his goods into the show - window , and the other is not aware that he has any
show - window or any goods . “ The soul knows all things , and knowledge is ...
And the summing up of this sermonette is that all men are equally rich , only
some thru fate are able to muster their mental legions on the plains of their being
and count them , while others are never able to do so . But what think you is ...
... insect takes from the running tide the elements that it needs and Picture in your
mind the able , earnest , useful person you desire to be , and the thought that you
hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual you so admire .
And before you are fit for friendship you must be able to do without it . That is to
say , you must have sufficient self - reliance to take care of yourself , and then out
of the surplus of your energy you can do for others . The individual who craves ...
... and every great man understands it ; and understands , too , that it is no proof
of greatness . The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely
without resentment . Lincoln did not resent criticism ; he knew that every life was ...
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The old man and the sea. All my life the good people are the sailfish that the sharks bite at. For the first time ever, in seeing so much of his writing as individual quotes, and wisdom, the notion of being the fish who bites at a much bigger fishes understanding is not so upsetting.
I admit to you that i am a minnow when compared to him. But in his writings we are all made to feel like wise plankton eating whales or nurse sharks. So terrible in our power we might be something much more toothed. His wisdom is to radiate goodness.