Tag: philosophy

  • 158

    For what trouble you can predict you can prepare, if not prevent. In any event you must select prosperity.

  • 136: Babel

    Two days home, and events are still very much impressing though they have ended. It will be some time until they settle, and stay enough to sort. What seems longest gone is the present in passing, woven with melancholic hints that dissipate only with it and are absent in recollections of the experience. Those moments […]

  • 135: Informed, adapt

    On this first day of regular training since returning from abroad, has my poor body confessed the reach of fatigues ascendency; much lighter, and feeling weaker in every regard; an overall poorer case than I have been for some length, for seem all qualities diminished of their former vigour. Sleep has been troubled; steps are […]

  • 112: Finally

    I believe I have finally arrived at that fine and bracing estate of contentedness for which we all strive, yet stray many from. Where the gradient begins to level at last and reveals a most appealing and inhabitable clearing in all directions within the kindling eyes compass. I’ll tell you, have I never found so […]

  • 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, […]

  • 80: Farewell the Winter

    Can such things be, and apprehend like a Winter Sun? From its highest seat entirety is touched. Woe into dew thaws, the intellect has no answer at last. An eye cannot bear to blink. No face is unfelt of its warmth, no heart left uncheered beneath, nor does any farewell quite endear, as when it […]

  • 75

    Every Artist is a lone, celestial emissary of change.

  • 69

    Fear no more the concealed afterward; there is no heaven or hell, but thoughts construct, here on earth.

  • 62: Discoursing with intellectuals

    Deliver us from the monotony of fools? Perhaps sir, the intellectuals will bury themselves first. Perhaps thy introspections, though striking may they be, are boorish and unuseful to common minds that into thy calculation saunter, and who benefit the better from deliberate action of the limbs, than rather prolonged deliberation. In truth, there are many […]

  • 30

    Sundays especially, are ripe to be fled to the great outdoors, to observe the curriculum of the wilderness and by tuition of a breeze, shake ones spirit loose of the dust upon a weeks earthly philosophising.