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Why this book? Well, I needed a book focused on happiness and didn't feel like getting bogged down in books on spiritual Tao/Buddhist approaches to happiness. That, and the fact that I never knew that ... Read full review
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Page 158 - Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel ; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.
Page 158 - Bear't, that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice : Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy ; rich, not gaudy : / For the apparel oft proclaims the man...
Page 22 - I HELD it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page 158 - Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
Page 158 - t that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice ; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy ; rich, not gaudy ; For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are most select and generous, chief in that.
Page 85 - You can fool all the people part of the time and part of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Page 183 - not on account of his stunts, as the majority think, but because of the humanness that fairly oozed out of him.
Page 190 - And let no one quarrel with this popularity. It is a good sign, a healthful sign, a token that the blood of America still runs warm and red, and that chalk has not yet softened our bones. 48 Photoplay declared Fairbanks to be "ife representative American actor" whose roles "represent America and the biff-bang Americanism for which we are, justly and unjustly, renowned.
Page 176 - Creel, who knew him in those days, once pointed out, ". . . few actors have brought such superphysical equipment to the strenuous work of the movies. Fairbanks, in addition to being blessed with a strong, lithe body, has developed it by expert devotion to every form of athletic sport. He swims well, is a crack boxer, a good polo player, a splendid wrestler, a skillful acrobat, a fast runner, and an absolutely fearless rider.
Page 9 - ... film. But audiences insisted on seeing her in this characterization, and as she grew older the women she found herself playing grew younger. The popularity of any star is subject to natural limits. Pickford reached hers when she bobbed her hair in 1929. She always regretted it.19 Douglas Fairbanks There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure — happiness is for all who strive to be happy — and those who laugh are happy (Douglas Fairbanks, Laugh and Live, p. 9). In 1917...