When the eye is not set on one leaf and you face the tree with nothing in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye.
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Stay at home in your mind. Don’t recite other people’s opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
I respect not his labors, his farm where everything has its price, who would carry the landscape, who would carry his God, to market, if he could get anything for him; who goes to market for his god as it is; on whose farm nothing grows free, whose fields bear no crops, whose meadows no flowers, whose trees no fruits, but dollars.
Oftentimes, it’s the way we react to change that is the thing that determines the overall experience.
Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
My finger can point to the moon, but my finger is not the moon. You don’t have to become my finger, nor do you have to worship my finger. You have to forget my finger, and look at where it is pointing.
When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.