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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If a man permits his life to run riot and only the Separa animal side of his nature is
allowed to express itself , he is repressing his highest and best , and of the the
qualities not used atrophy and die . Men are punished by their sins , not for them .
The question of how to express your life will questi probably never down , for the
reason that men vary in temperament and inclination . Some men have no
capacity for certain sins of the flesh ; others there be , who , having lost their point
Far down in the silent depths of subconsciousness lie myriads of truths , each
awaiting a time when its owner shall call it forth . To utilize these stored - up
thoughts , you must express them to others ; and to be able to express them well
A formal religion is only a cut ' cross lots -- an attempt to bring about the emotions
and the sensations that come to a man by the practice of love , virtue , excellence
and truth . When you do a splendid piece of work and express your best , there ...
But any man chained to a hopeless task , whose daily work does not express
himself , who is dogged by a boss , whenever he gets a moment of respite turns
to drink or religion . Men with an eye on Saturday night , who plot to supplant
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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.