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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What expression is right and what is not , is simply a matter of opinion at One
religious denomination that now exists does not allow singing ; instrumental
music has been to some a rock of offense , exciting the spirit through the sense of
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
This combination called a church agrees to take care of his doubts and fears and
do his thinking for him , and to help matters along he is assured that he is not fit to
think for himself , and to do so would be a sin . Man , in his present crude state ...
Precedence in business is a matter of power , and years in one position may
mean that the man has been there so long that he needs a change to Let the
zephyrs of natural law play freely thru your whiskers . So here is the argument :
The matter of voting is simply the expression of a sentiment , and after the ballots
have been counted there still remains the work to be done . A man might vote
right and act like a fool the rest of the year . The socialist who is full of bitterness ...
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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.