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So come, and slowly we will walk through green gardens and marvel at this strange and sweet world.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
This is where you will win the battle -- in the playhouse of your mind.
It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.
The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that can not learn, unlearn, relearn.
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
Hope on, and save yourself for prosperous times.
I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time.
I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
The mind can make substance, and people planets of its own with beings brighter than have been, and give a breath to forms which can outlive all flesh.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches.
Teach me to feel another's Woe. To hide the Fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That Mercy show to me.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.
There's beauty all around our paths, if but our watchful eyes can trace it midst familiar things, and through their lowly guise.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:Out of a misty dreamOur path emerges for a while, then closesWithin a dream.
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
There exists somewhere, around us, without or within us, in the depths of the unseen world, spheres where are formed the eternal images reflected in our intellects, and which the artist or poet filch from Mystery by the magic ...power of their imagination, that mysterious divine faculty which must be known in order to be in tune with the harmony of the World.
I have no regrets, I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.
Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.
The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

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