The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Quote by Epictetus
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No great thing is created suddenly.
God has entrusted me with myself.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
I'm a summer baby, so I usually have my birthday as a good summer memory.
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
Religion is not going to come up with any new arguments.
Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning.
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I'd hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.
Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.
Bulls don't read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch tulip mania of 1637, the Banque Royale of 1719-20, the railway speculation of the 1840s, the great crash of 1929.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.