Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, how ever measured or far away.
#Henry David Thoreau
no need to be desperate to succeed.
calmly and steadily pursue your dreams.
There must be the generating force of love behind every effort destined to be successful.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour.
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
"My hopes are not always realised, but I always hope."
"Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through PERSISTENCE."
"Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves."
"There is nothing in the world that remains unchanged. All things are in perpetual flux, and every shadow is seen to move."
"All things are changing; nothing dies. The spirit wanders, comes now here, now there, and occupies whatever frame it pleases… For that which once existed is no more, and that which was not has come to be; and so the whole round of motion is gone through again."
"Like it or not, to live well and love well, we must work with what we’re given till it wears us through to joy. Like cliffs worn to their beauty by the pounding of the sea, if we can hold each other up, all that will be left will be wonder and joy. This is both a universal and personal journey."
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation."