It took me 90 years to learn this, but I’ll teach you in 11 min

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life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past neglect the present and Fear the Future life if we lived is long enough a man who suffers before it is necessary suffers more than is necessary we are more often frightened than hurt and we suffer more from imagination than from reality all cruelty Springs from weakness we fall in love when our imagination projects non-existent Perfection upon another person one day the fantasy evaporates and with it love dies Only He Who attempts the Absurd is capable of achieving the impossible never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me women wish to be loved not because they are pretty or good or well-bred or graceful or intelligent but because they are themselves time is but the space between our memories as soon as we cease to perceive this space time has disappeared love ceases to be a demon only when he ceases to be a God I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes many people are good at talking about what they are doing but in fact do little others do a lot but don’t talk about it they are the ones who make a community live when we love and respect people revealing to them their value they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them people cannot accept their own evil if they do not at the same time feel loved respected and trusted if the path before you is clear you’re probably on someone else’s everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of [Music] ourselves thinking is difficult that’s why most people judge even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness man needs difficulties they are necessary for health loneliness does not come from having no people about one but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible life really does begin at 40 up until then you are just doing research the greatest and most important problems of Life are all fundamentally insoluble they can never be solved but only outgrown man can endure the hardest trials if he sees meaning in them the whole difficulty lies in creating that meaning don’t hold on to anyone who’s leaving otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming doubt isn’t the opposite of faith it is an element of faith the first duty of love is to listen the courage to be is the courage to accept oneself in spite of being [Music] unacceptable he who knows how to be poor knows everything you will never be happy if you continue to search for What happiness consists of you will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life the only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion to be happy we must not be too concerned with [Music] others in order to understand the world one has to turn away from it on [Music] occasion people hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves you will never be able to experience everything so please do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself without work all life goes wrong rotten but when work is soulless life stifles and dies if a man will begin with certainties he shall end in doubts but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties Hope is a good breakfast but it is a bad [Music] supper in order for the light to shine so brightly the darkness must be present it is impossible to love and be wise there is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not [Music] trying we are like chameleon we take our Hue and the color of our moral character from those who are around [Music] us no man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience what worries you Masters [Music] you the most precious of all possessions is power over ourselves bad men need nothing more to Compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires rather than attempting to satisfy them he is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to his circumstance the first thing you have to know is yourself a man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer never complain of that of which it is at all times in your power to rid yourself problems worthy of attacks prove their worth by hitting back health so far outweighs all other blessings of life that a truly healthy beggar is happier than a sick King be smart choose a woman who will be grateful for it be smart choose a woman who didn’t have a man for long she has found Harmony in herself to realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually the world is a tragedy to those who feel but a comedy to those who think never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten never go to the Past not for happiness not for justification not for excuses the world is what it is you are what you are just because you got away with a bad decision it doesn’t make it a good [Music] decision it is not the critic who counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of Deeds could have done them better the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood things are only impossible until they are not it’s not your fault things are the way they are there are more things likely to frighten us than to crush us we suffer more often in imagination than in reality anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured fake love is mighty convincing in a world where real love is mighty rare whoever fights can lose whoever doesn’t fight has already lost we live longer when we are too busy living the point of the argument is not to defeat each other but to understand each other [Music]



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