In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
September 26, 2020
Do unto others as they wish, but with imagination.
September 25, 2020
We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them.
September 24, 2020
There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.
Alfred North Whitehead
September 23, 2020
The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.
September 22, 2020
Do not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily... Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible...So learn to say No—and to be rude about it when necessary.
September 21, 2020
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
September 20, 2020
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
September 19, 2020
Love is not vain because it is frustrated, but because it is fulfilled. The people we love turn to ashes when we posess them.
September 18, 2020
Man no longer dreams over a book in which a soft voice, a constant companion, observes, exhorts, or sighs with him through the pangs of youth and age. Today he is more likely to sit before a screen and dream the mass dream which comes from outside.
September 17, 2020