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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To make men lead beautiful lives is excellent , but the Reverend Doctor
Chapman , nor any of his colleagues , nor the denominations that they represent ,
will for an instant admit that the fact of a man living a beautiful life will save his
soul alive ...
... fetich is vain and useless . The preachers who preach the beauty of truth ,
honesty and a useful , helpful life , I am with , head , heart and hand . The
preachers who declare that there can be no such thing as a beautiful life unless it
will accept ...
g If you are a writer and a beautiful thought comes to you , you never hesitate
because it is Sunday , but you write it down . If you are a painter , and the picture
appears before you , vivid and clear , you make haste to materialize it ere the
Is n't good work an effort to produce a useful , necessary or beautiful thing ? If so ,
good work is a prayer , prompted by a loving heart - a prayer to benefit and bless
. If prayer is not a desire , backed up by a right human effort to bring about its ...
That men should work together for the good of all is very beautiful , and I believe
the day will come when these things will be , but the simple process of fifty - one
per cent of the voters casting ballots for socialism will not bring it about .
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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.