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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All adown the centuries thinking men have noted these truths , and again and
again we find individuals forsaking in horror the life of the senses and devoting
themselves to the life of the spirit . This question of expression But through the
Strange evolutions are often witnessed within the life of one individual . For
instance , Leo Tolstoy , a great and good man , at one time a sensualist , has now
turned ascetic ; a common evolution in the lives of the saints and But excellent as
That is , what shall we do to be saved ? And concrete absurdity consists in saying
that we must all do the same thing . Whether the race will ever grow to a point
where men will be willing to leave the matter of life - expression to the individual
... to do unto others as they would be done by , that is to say , mind their own
business and cease coveting things that belong to other people as War among
nations and strife among individuals is a result of the covetous spirit to possess .
The difference in our estimates of men lies in the fact that one individual is able to
get his goods into the show - window , and the other is not aware that he has any
show - window or any goods . “ The soul knows all things , and knowledge is ...
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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.