Tag Archives: World Literature

Worry and Choice

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.” ~Benjamin Franklin Talking somebody down from the wall of worry is not an easy task. To do so you must deftly skirt accusations like “you … Continue reading

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Give thanks. Your life depends on it!

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~ William Shakespeare, “Merchant of Venice” Anyone who performs a good deed in the world the way it now is runs the risk … Continue reading

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one.

I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere. ~ Henry David Thoreau Who do you trust? I mean, who do … Continue reading

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The Finer things in Life

On Fields O’er which the Reaper’s Hand has Passed by Henry David Thoreau On fields o’er which the reaper’s hand has pass’d Lit by the harvest moon and autumn sun, My thoughts like stubble floating in the wind And of … Continue reading

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Honor and Life

“Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” ~ William Shakespeare I daresay this morning that virtually every unpleasant element aspect of the human condition came into being through the words … Continue reading

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