Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.
When I look on you a moment, then I can speak no more, but my tongue falls silent, and at once a delicate flame courses beneath my skin, and with my eyes I see nothing, and my ears hum, and a wet sweat bathes me, and a trembling seizes me all over
Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity
Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die
What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth, They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth
James Russell Lowell
(February 22, 1819 - August 12, 1891)
Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.