Danny James

Tag: duty

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When you enjoy the work that you do, and are able to make a living from it, there really are no long days.

367

”Be a good ancestor. Plant trees you’ll never see.”

332

Brooding to my own wild considerations, unassailed by authoritative bid to commit my talents to any higher worthiness supposed, so attractive is the truth thus retains that by strange contrary, the greater reach is wrought, over time.

317

The memory of some past experiences can be more compelling than currency offers at times, and so you are able should when you choose, to wade your reminisce for a time in them springs that delight and reinvigorate the traveler. Being strengthened then are you not to linger there, but to annex again with that civic conviction, and the ongoing search for the glistening shoreline and brighter days.

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As far as anyone can see, there is suffering still and most of the good here lay unfinished. Our own knots at least are forgotten in the straining to release another from theirs, and so it goes on, the great untangling of our times. To recover beneath the coil an undisfigured society. The kind that itself heals from a trauma but with understanding, however whence it came. Hallowed be the few who toward disasters go. Exemplary citizens, of habitual constancy and who toil for none but a shared advantage as would only see its fellows rise to triumph over adversities of the soul. Rather than rejoice and march on to a spire still more glorious, will hang behind to render aid to the weary, the wicked and the lost. After all, we are all far away from something or someplace we shall all arrive at anyway at one point or another, and as ever we are all in passing and getting by as best we know. So we might as well make the most of it and where possible, give. While we are all here together above the dirt in high spirits.

279: By the moon

Be a man of direct and conscious aim, and go quietly about your work. If you must speak, be clear and concise offering up no superfluities. Keep a flame on the cause.

278: As you are and nothing different

Methinks he is most wise and practical who’ll not be rushed to carelessness. When a mans daily tasks are confined to the few; those that satisfy his logical intuitions no matter how grand or simple, that fulfilling, strengthens thus the health of the Entirety, – how much more, and is with lesser strain accomplished. How integral he becomes.

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But thoughts and words. How lives a man day by day?

231: The human duty

Direct your greater share of persistence unto endeavours nobler than confined to ones own advantage and personal satisfactions. For long life is not a prospect to the human condition that Creation has extended, despite the slow and regardless manner in which humankind dispenses, and here is yet much to remedy. There are worthy and wanting ideals that will outlive you if inside your compass of breaths, you would apply a convened and gracious potency to such efforts as may contribute to the welfare of the entirety, – for what is a nation that lunging ahead leaves behind a few citizens in sufferance, if fortune will upon the strewn advance allow success its charity to bestow?
This is the challenge befitting us all, that excellence calls responsibility.

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The world at once is both bleak and wonderful, and so you have always work to do.