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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The scheme of bringing about the hypnosis , or the obfuscation of the intellect ,
has taken generations to carefully perfect . The plan is first to depress the spirit to
a point where the subject is incapable of independent thought . Mournful music ,
... was with the young man . He had mentally dwelt on some trivial slights until he
had gotten so out of harmony with the place that he had lost the power to derive
any benefit from it . Yale college is not a perfect institution - a fact , I suppose ...
And this Silent Man , who could rule his own spirit , took the cities as He minded
his own business , and did the work that no man can ever do unless he
constantly gives absolute loyalty , perfect confidence , unswerving fidelity and
... man's knowledge , compared with the Infinite , and the smallness of man's
Sympathy when compared with the source from which ours is absorbed , will
evolve an abnegation and a humility that will lend a perfect Poise . The
Gentleman is a ...
O woman is worthy to be a wife who on the day of her marriage is not lost
absolutely and entirely in an atmosphere of love and perfect trust ; the supreme
sacredness of the relation is the only thing which , at the time , should possess
her soul .
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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.