The seer will perhaps look deepest into the future when the present is calm.
The years of getting up again after a tremendous collapse, these are the good growth years of the people.
What one is, what one was,
When we part it becomes evident.
We don’t hear when God’s way hums,
We only shudder when it falls silent.
Life is a gathering to which only a limited number are invited at a time, and the invitation is never repeated.
Even the bitterest words that people say to one another seldom seem as divisive as the unspoken words that one expects from the other in vain.
Good ideas are like mushrooms, where you find one you often find more.
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