philosophy

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Comes the Dawn

Comes the Dawn After awhile you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul, And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company doesn't mean security And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts And presents aren't promises, And you begin to accept your defeats With your head held high and your eyes open With the grace of maturity, not the grief of a child. You learn to build your roads on today, Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.

When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter.

When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter. -- Logan Pearsall Smith

Risk

'Risk'

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their love.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.

But the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing.
The one who risks nothing
_does_ nothing
_has_ nothing
and finally _is_ nothing.
They may avoid sufferings and sorrow,

Finish each day before you begin the next

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men spend their lives in anticipations

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
-- C. C. Colton

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. -- Ella Wilcox

May you live as long as you want ...

May you live as long as you want ...
And never want, as long as you live.
-- Carpe Diem - Lewjack

Our greatest glory is not in never failing

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. -- Confucius

Doubt is the key to knowledge.

Doubt is the key to knowledge.
-- Persian Proverb.

Uniformity

Uniformity and freedom are incompatible. Uniformity and mental health are incompatible. -- Erich Fromm Quoted in Huxley, 'Brave new World Revisited' (1956)
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