Tell me your friends, and I’ll tell you who you are.
Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity.
So people think I’m lying about my age all the time? It’s the records that are wrong. I’ve never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say ‘That’s none of your business.’ So that means I’ve never once lied about my age. Now that’s true!
Chris says it’s all in the doing, but to tell you the truth, there’s a lot to be said for the having.
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another’s way of life – so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off