"'Real Life,' then, if it is to mean the nourishing, sustaining, and development of existence, demands work, play, love, and so much of the material and spiritual conditions as make these possible."
- Introduction p. xv in Cabot, R. C. (1914). What Men Live By: Work Play Love Worship. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved from https://ia802706.us.archive.org/34/items/whatmenlivebywo04cabogoog/whatmenlivebywo04cabogoog.pdf
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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann (1948/1927) The Poems of Max Ehrmann.
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Love and Chocolate
"All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
- A comic strip. Written and drawn by Charles M. Schulz. Published in the syndicated Peanuts comic strip between 1950 and 2000 (exact date unknown). Drawing shows the fictional character Lucy van Pelt speaking these words. Also found in the book Charlie Brown: Not Your Average Blockhead. Written and drawn by Charles M. Schulz. Published in 1997. Published by HarperCollins. New York, NY. ISBN 9780067575185.
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Love Without Cause
"If anyone conceives that he is loved by another, and believes that he has given no cause for such love, he will love that other in return."
- A book. Entitled Ethics. Written by Baruch Spinoza. Originally published 1677. Online at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ethics_(Spinoza). Translated from Latin by R. H. M. Elwes. Part III, Prop. XLI.
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Love With Cause
"If he believes that he has given just cause for the love, he will take pride therein; this is what most often happens."
- A book. Entitled Ethics. Written by Baruch Spinoza. Originally published 1677. Online at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ethics_(Spinoza). Translated from Latin by R. H. M. Elwes. Part III, Prop. XLI note.
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"He who has conferred a benefit on anyone from motives of love or honour will feel pain, if he sees that the benefit is received without gratitude."
- A book. Entitled Ethics. Written by Baruch Spinoza. Originally published 1677. Online at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ethics_(Spinoza). Translated from Latin by R. H. M. Elwes. Part III, Prop. XLII.
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Hatred and Love
"Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by love."
- A book. Entitled Ethics. Written by Baruch Spinoza. Originally published 1677. Online at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ethics_(Spinoza). Translated from Latin by R. H. M. Elwes. Part III, Prop. XLIII.
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Learning Cure for Sadness
"The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you. Look at what a lot of things there are to learn — pure science, the only purity there is. You can learn astronomy in a lifetime, natural history in three, literature in six. And then, after you have exhausted a milliard lifetimes in biology and medicine and theocriticism and geography and history and economics — why, you can start to make a cartwheel out of the appropriate wood, or spend fifty years learning to begin to learn to beat your adversary at fencing. After that you can start again on mathematics, until it is time to learn to plough."
- White, T. H. (2011). The Once and Future King | 1939. New York, NY: Penguin. ISBN 9781101657546.
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