Wednesday, October 04, 2006
it's been a long day...
"Consider the lilies of the field. They toil not, neither do they spin. Yet I say unto you, even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed as one of these."
Jesus Christ, Sermon on the Mount
“There are men who, through ownership of land, are able to make others pay for the privilege of being allowed to exist and to work. These landowners are idle, and I might therefore be expected to praise them. Unfortunately, their idleness is only rendered possible by the industry of others. Indeed it is these people’s desire for comfortable idleness which is historically the source of the whole gospel of work. The last thing they have ever wished for is that others should follow their example.”
“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. And it is by no means certain that a man’s business is the most important thing that he has to do"
Robert Louis Stevenson
"Every mode of life has its conveniencies. The Idler, who habituates himself to be satisfied with what he can most easily obtain, not only escapes labours which are often fruitless, but sometimes succeeds better than those who despise all that is within their reach, and think every thing more valuable as it is harder to be acquired."