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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... Knowledge and Poise 19 ~ Love and Faith 20 — Giving Something for Nothing
21 – Work and Waste 22 — The Law of Obedience 23 — Society's Saviors 24-
Preparing for Old Age 25 — An Alliance With Nature 26 — The Ex . Question 27-
I wish to be simple , honest , frank , natural , clean in mind and clean in body ,
unaffectedready to say “ I do not know , ” if it be so , and to meet all men on an
absolute equality — to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed
If a man permits his life to run riot and only the Separa animal side of his nature is
allowed to express itself , he is repressing his highest and best , and of the the
qualities not used atrophy and die . Men are punished by their sins , not for them .
To eradicate this tyranny of fear and get the cringe and crawl out of our natures ,
seems the one desirable thing to lofty minds me But the revivalist , knowing
human nature , as all confidence men do , banks on our superstitious fears and
... ones for the big places — is a rule which looks well on paper but is a fatal
policy if carried out to the letter . The business that is not progressive is sowing
the seeds of its own dissolution Life is a movement forward , and all things in
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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.