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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I desire to radiate health , cheerfulness , calm courage and good will see I wish to
live without hate , whim , jealousy , envy , fear . I wish to be simple , honest , frank
, natural , clean in mind and clean in body , unaffectedready to say “ I do not ...
To eradicate this tyranny of fear and get the cringe and crawl out of our natures ,
seems the one desirable thing to lofty minds me But the revivalist , knowing
human nature , as all confidence men do , banks on our superstitious fears and
He is afraid of it — this one characteristic that differentiates him from the lower
animals — SO he abdicates and turns his divine birthright over to a syndicate .
This combination called a church agrees to take care of his doubts and fears and
And Stanley relates that a watch with its constant ticking sent the bravest of
Congo chiefs into a cold sweat of agonizing fear ; on discovering which , the
explorer had but to draw his Waterbury and threaten to turn the whole bunch into
... greet your friends with a smile , and put soul into every hand - clasp . . Do not
fear being misunderstood ; and never waste a moment thinking about your
enemies . Try to fix firmly in your own mind what you would like to do , and then
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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.