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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... 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
We become like that on which our hearts are fixed . Many people know this , but
they do not know it thoroughly enough so that it shapes their lives . We want
friends , so we scheme and chase ' cross lots after strong people , and lie in wait
We had our eyes fixed on the Goal — it might better have been the gaol . It was a
very absurd thing for us to fix our eyes on the Goal . It strained our vision and took
our attention from our work . We lost our grip on the present . To think of the ...
... in the waters that brings their food within reach . Every desire in nature has a
fixed and definite purpose in the Divine Economy , and every desire has Love ,
Life and Work 75.
In degree , Nora's husband fixed the vice of finesse in her nature , for when even
a “ good ” woman is accused she parries by the use of trickery and wins her point
by the artistry of the bagnio . Women and men are never really far apart anyway ...
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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.