Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read; and the greater of these is the doing.
Life is what we make it, and the world is what we make it. The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
Everywhere in the Universe, what we call Life and Movement
results from a continual conflict of Forces or Impulses.
Whenever that active antagonism ceases, the immobility and
inertia, which are Death, result.
The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy|and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the|principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
A human thought is an actual existence,
and a force and power, capable of acting upon
and controlling matter as well as mind.
Everything actual must also first have been possible, before having actual existence.
That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.
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