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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In talking with a young man employed by this house , he yawned and said , “ Oh ,
in this quarrel I am neutral . ' “ But you get your bread and butter from this firm ,
and in a matter where the very life of the institution is concerned , I do not see
If any one is talking to him he looks the other way , slips down until his shoulders
occupy the throne , scratches his leg , and keeps up a running comment of insult-
" Aye , ' Oh , ” “ Of course , " ( Certainly , “ Ugh , ” “ Listen to him now ! " There is ...
Last week , in talking with an eminent surgeon in Buffalo , he said , “ I have
performed over a thousand operations of laparotomy , and my records show that
in every instance , excepting in cases of accident , the individual was given to
A few years ago we talked about asylums for the deaf and dumb — the word “
dumb ” has now been stricken from every official document in every state in the
Union , because we have discovered , with the assistance of Gardner G. Hubbard
In theology we are waiving distinctions and devoting ourselves to the divine spirit
only as it manifests itself in humanity - we are talking less and less about another
world and taking more notice of the one we inhabit . Of course we occasionally ...
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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.