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Vinculums of the Nexus
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
from Pre-Raphaelitism, 1850
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
~Michel de Montaigne
To live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.
from Thus Spoke Zarathustra
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.
It's never just a game when you're winning.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
from An Autobiography, 1977
I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later.
from Mitch All Together
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass.
Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.