So, to praise others for their virtues - Can but encourage one's own efforts
Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves
Neither from itself nor from another,Nor from both,Nor without a cause,Does anything whatever, anywhere arise.
There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.
The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrise.
Clement of Alexandria
Hard pounding, gentlemen: but we shall see who can pound the longest.
(May 01, 1769 - September 14, 1852)
You can't continuously gain share by discounting.
I wonder if any of them can tell from just looking at me that all I am is the sum total of my pain, a raw woundedness so extreme that it might be terminal. It might be terminal velocity, the speed of the sound of a girl falling down to a place from where she can't be retrieved. What if I am stuck down here for good?