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 that end I pray that I may never meddle , interfere , dictate , give advice that is
not wanted , or assist when my services are not needed . If I can help people , I'll
do it by giving them a chance to help themselves ; and if I can uplift or inspire , let
And in order to give this science plausibility , its promulgators have always
fastened upon it I morality . Morality can and does exist entirely b separate and
apart from dogma , but dogma is ever a parasite on morality , and the business of
The subjective mind stores up and only gives out when the objective mind sleeps
. And as few men ever cultivate the absorbed , reflective or semi - trance state ,
where the objective mind rests , they never really call on their subconscious ...
They would hook her away from the salt , chase her from the water , and the long
- horned ones , for several weeks , would lose no opportunity to give her vigorous
digs , pokes and prods . With horses it was the same . And I remember one ...
The railroad manager who knows his business is ever on the lookout for
excellence among his men , and he promotes those who give an undivided
service . But besides this he hires a strong man occasionally from the outside and
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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.