To Think and To Pause (1)

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something. To pause, towards the close of one's three hour day, a...

Before Every Action (2)

If, before every action, we were to begin by weighing up the consequences, thinking about them in earnest, first the immediate consequences, then the probable, then the possible, then the imaginable ...

Happy the Man who Can Think Deeply (3)

I sit here, writing, at my table, my pens and my lead etc., and suddenly there comes upon me the mystery of the universe and I stop, I shudder, I fear, I wish on the moment to cease to feel, to hide ...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."