All outward success, when it has value, is but the inevitable result of an inward success of full living, full play and enjoyment of one’s faculties.
Cherish your emotions and never undervalue them.
It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
Many receive a criticism and think it is fine; think they got their money’s worth; think well of the teacher for it, and then go on with their work just the same as before. That is the reason much of the wisdom of Plato is still locked up in the pages of Plato.
A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
Don’t worry about your originality. You couldn’t get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.
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