Tag: man

  • 512

    Never under compulsion, out of selfishness, without forethought, without misgivings. No surplus words or unnecessary actions. Let the spirit in you represent a man. Taking up his post like a soldier and patiently awaiting his recall from life. Needing no oath or witness. Cheerfulness. Without requiring other people’s help. Or serenity supplied by others. To […]

  • 486: The indefinable

    “If we want to keep the old language, still using such terms as “spiritual” and “material,” the spiritual must mean “the indefinable,” that which, because it is living, must ever escape the framework of any fixed form. Matter is spirit named. After all this, the brain deserves a word for itself! For the brain, including […]

  • 430

    It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. C. Palahniuk

  • 424

    Expect nothing. Do what is appropriate with good will, and move on.

  • 422

    Believe that every man is at his best and acts to the present level of his power of understanding. As must you, without complaint or distraction but ongoing rectification. Should you find toward your task that you stand alone with the uncommon division of labour, it should not constrain you thus to work still in […]

  • 420

    Duty; to be good, just and useful. Sacrifice; as in what must you leave behind, in duty. The love of family. Are there any other which compels a man to remain? I think not. Clarity of the senses. Sun, Wind, and Earth.

  • 386: Dissolve the perceiver

    A man contemplates Nature, and all things to him read as ought. Plain and passing. Turned inward his thoughts, see the tone of his mood change to one of despairing uncertainty, never-ending.

  • 376: Wonderfully optimistic man

    And he took his torment with a calm of one in maturity and well versed in the stirrings of the heart and human behaviour. Else what could he do, but what he could do? Which he was discovering only as he did. The heaviness of heart when it comes to mind too late, that it […]

  • 355

    How golden the moments left. How precious when fewer the days become, that shade soon should cut us off from our ambitions and separate us from our loved ones. How clear it is now the choices I do have, and the man I would be. How calming that knowledge, and strengthened I am.

  • 305

    In good humour, and ready to adjust, if the Whole requires it.