According to a theory, the title figure of what classic tale is said to be based on Nicholas of Cologne who supposedly lured away children for the Children's Crusade?
Life is a long road on a short journey. Among them is the metaphor of life as a battle. Try not to think of life in these terms because, if you regard life as a struggle, it will become one, and you will have little joy.
It is far better to think of life as a journey in which the difficulties are hills to climb. The hills are there for a reason even if you don't know what that reason isand the sense of satisfaction after climbing the hill is almost always worth the effort. Turner —The Grammar Curmudgeon, a. After all life is after all; it is not what you make it, but what it makes you.
We are here none knows why, and we go none knows whither. We must be very humble. We must see the beauty of quietness. We must go through life so inconspicuously that Fate does not notice us. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, Every day has a little bit of beauty and a little bit of chaos.
We know no other. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve or save the world and a desire to enjoy or savor the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day. White, quoted in Israel Shenker, "E. If you're alive, it isn't. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Because I believe that not being is arrogant. Merwin Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit. On Life's railroad there is only one set of rails and no turntable.
But why turn back; the scene improves as we travel onward; or we appreciate it better; that is, those who keep their eyes to the window. But there are some who would rather sleep than peep, and some who are so occupied with their ingrown eyebrows, their over-investments and under-devestments, the price of lead-headed eye-teeth, and the fate of the fat, that they are blind to the beauty of Being.
Life should be like a train — eager, pressing forward as if bent on keeping a tryst with Time round the next bend; taking the grades sturdily, and running to Time A train is life in little, existence on distance, a fleeting thought, and a forward move.
I have elected to be in the fire and the smoke, in the Battle of Being. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
Prochnow, Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms, The plane of life is a frozen sea, on which all make many slips, and finally break through into eternity. Scratch where it itches.A summary of Themes in Anton Chekhov's Chekhov Stories. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Chekhov Stories and what it means.
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