“For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.”
Gray’s Lily, Roan Mountain
“I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours
doing what has to be done to the best of my ability.
And when you’ve done the best you can, you can’t do any better.
So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it.”
Harry S. Truman, 1884-1972
33rd U.S. President
“In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary
is to refrain from comparing this moment
with other moments in the past,
which I often did not fully enjoy because I was
comparing them with other moments of the future.”
Andre Gide, 1869-1951
Nobel Prize in Literature, 1947
“I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark
would 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.”
Jack London, 1876-1916