Tag: exemplary

  • 328

    Be not to yourself forgotten. More than is figurable can you count, and impress a disruptive authority over any unjust and illogical order, if you would rather than recline with vanity, firmly stand on the belaboured foundations of your wiser convictions.

  • 306

    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 […]

  • 249: Be upright and steadfast

    Be upright and steadfast. Go silently with purpose refined and follow your logical premonitions. Round the advantage. Distill your actions to the finest necessary. Say what isn’t improved unsaid, and in your goings, leave a thing as you find it or better for the encounter. Meet your enemies without conceit and overcome them with gentility. […]

  • 248

    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 […]

  • 214

    They will often display an astounding proclivity for courage when least it is necessary.

  • 185

    It is regular of unordinary genius to direct ones talents to sufferings reduce, at forfeiture of an ordinary, untroubled life.

  • 92

    Conduct your affairs to the loftiest code of exemplary fineness, that can no slander adhere the climb. Not to this end, but the means by excellence is bred.

  • 89

    To those splendid souls of heavenly composite, quick to kind words and deeds pure; return the favour. Unto the ill-humoured hellion, escapee of limbo, would slander and mistreat you; abandon the philosophy. Act not in kind but with kindness affront. Offer the first goodly favour that direst need, and witness at once; dissolve of hostility, […]

  • 64

    Though kingdoms are risen and ages rewrote, the true leader remains phantom; his ambitions well-bespoken.