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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... love , nor worldly security - not these . “ You sing well , ” said the master ,
impatiently , to his best pupil , “ but you will never sing you divinely until you have
given your all for love Love , Life and Work 19.
you divinely until you have given your all for love , and then been neglected and
rejected , and scorned and beaten , and left for dead . Then , if do not exactly die ,
you will come back , and when the world hears your voice it will mistake you for ...
And moreover , he is given to understand in many subtile ways that as he will be
damned in another world if he does not acquiesce in the fetich , so also will he be
damned financially and socially here if he does not join the church . The intent ...
... to believe it , of your recently saying that both the army and the government
needed a dictator . Of course , it was not for this , but in spite of it , that I have
given you the command . Only those generals who gain successes can set up
President Hadley came in for his share , and I was given items , facts , data , with
times and places , for a “ peach of a roast . ' Very soon I saw the trouble was not
with Yale , the trouble was with the young man . He had mentally dwelt on some ...
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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.