On the Open Road: Being Some Thoughts and a Little Creed of Wholesome Living

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T.Y. Crowell, 1908 - Conduct of life - 62 pages
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Page 61 - At destruction and dearth thou shalt laugh : Neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field ; And the bensts of the tield shall be at peace with thee.
Page 35 - The common problem, yours, mine, every one's, Is — not to fancy what were fair in life Provided it could be, — but, finding first What may be, then find how to make it fair Up to our means: a very different thing!
Page 29 - Our strength grows out of our weakness. The indignation which arms itself with secret forces does not awaken until we are pricked and stung and sorely assailed. A great man is always willing to be little. Whilst he sits on the cushion of advantages, he goes to sleep. When he is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has VOL. I. SO a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood; he has gained facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and...
Page 16 - Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth." Any organization, religious or whatever its nature, that seeks to take from its followers or keep its adherents from perfect freedom and...
Page 18 - From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.
Page 23 - THE wisest man could ask no more of Fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true, Safe from the Many, honored by the Few ; To count as naught in World, or Church, or State, But inwardly in secret to be great...
Page 23 - The wisest man could ask no more of fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true, Safe from the many, honored by the few ; Nothing to crave in Church or World or State, But inwardly in secret to be great." The one who has true inward greatness thinks little of and cares less for what we term fame. For truly, ' ' Fame means nothing to those who take an inward view of life, for they see that at best it is but the symbol of intrinsic worth.
Page 63 - But beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast ; The glory of this sunset heaven Into my soul has passed, — A sense of gladness unconfined To mortal date or clime ; As the soul liveth, it shall live Beyond the years of time. Beside the mystic asphodels Shall bloom the home-born flowers, And new horizons flush and glow With sunset hues of ours.

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