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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... and find a certain sad , sweet satisfaction in the contemplation of treasures
stored up where moth and rust do not corrupt , and where thieves do not break
through and steal nostre And thus looking out into the Eternal , you entirely forget
dwelt upon - the idea of guilt , death and eternal torment . If the victims can be
made to indulge in hysterical laughter occasionally , the control is better brought
about . No chance is allowed for repose , poise or sane consideration . When the
Without assuming a personal God who can be appeased , eternal damnation and
the proposition that you can win eternal life by believing a myth , there is no sane
reason for the absurd hypnotic formulas . We are heirs to the past , its good ...
Then come songs by paid singers , the pealing of the organ -rise and sing , kneel
and pray , entreaty , condemnation , misery , tears , threats , promise , joy ,
happiness , heaven , eternal bliss , decide now - not a moment is to be lost ,
These muftis preach “ the blood of Jesus , ” the dogma that man without a belief
in miracles is eternally lost , that everlasting life depends upon acknowledging
this , that or the other . Self - reliance , self - control and self - respect are the three
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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.