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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... nearly inaccessible , and deprive themselves of almost every vestige of bodily
comfort , going without food for days , wearing uncomfortable garments , suffering
severe cold ; and should one of this community look upon the face of a woman ...
Some there be who regard pictures as implements of idolatry ; while the Hook -
and - Eye Baptists look upon buttons as immoral . Strange evolutions are often
witnessed within the life of one individual . For instance , Leo Tolstoy , a great
But find this Man , and get his confidence , and his weary eyes will look into yours
and the cry of his heart shall echo in your ears . “ O , for some one to help me
bear this burden ! ' Then he will tell you of his endless search for Ability , and of
Myriads of embryonic Tom Potters await discovery and development if we but
look for them . I know a man who roamed the woods and fields for thirty years and
never found an Indian arrow for the One day he began to think arrow , ” and ...
In a lumber camp , the newcomer would do well to take the initiative , like that
little black mare , and meet the first black look with a short - arm jab . But in a
bank , department store or railroad office this cannot be . So the next best thing 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.