We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
Month: August 2010
In an orchard there should be enough to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot on the ground.
Honesty is praised and starves.
(Probitas laudatur et alget)
On one of my birthdays I was given a toy printing-set with whose rubber letters I was able to print off my first composition. It was a story of a train going along very fast and, to the satisfaction of the passengers, racing through the samll stations along the track without stopping. Their satisfaction, however, turned to dismay, and then to panic fury, as it dawned on them that it was not going to stop at their stations either when it came to them. They raged and shouted and shook their fists, but all to no avail. The train went roaring on. At the time I had no notion what, if anything, the story signified. […] Yet, as I came to see, and see now more clearly than ever, it is the story I have been writing ever since; the story of our time.
John Henry Newmann
The world is content with setting right the surface of things.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Robert Penn Warren
In separateness only does love learn definition.
H D Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours … In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.