I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Topics: Aspirations, Carpe-diem, Productivity, Happiness, Time, Worry, Feelings, Time Management, Living, Goals
Affluence means influence
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