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Rules, life and literature

Rules, life and literature

Rules, life and literature
Rules of life

Rules, life and literature, ideas, quotations, aphorisms and opinions about the wise rules to move on well in life, dealing with all the different situations of the human existence.

Humans arose, rather, as a fortuitous and contingent outcome of thousands of linked events, any one of which could have occurred differently and sent history on an alternative pathway that would not have led to consciousness.
Stephen Jay Gould

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche

At age 17, she was rejected from college.
At age 25, her mother died from disease.
At age 26, she suffered a miscarriage.
At age 27, she got married.
Her husband abused her. Despite this, her daughter was born.
At age 28, she got divorced and was diagnosed with severe depression.
At age 29, she was a single mother living on welfare.
At age 30, she didn’t want to be on this earth.
But, she directed all her passion into doing the one thing she could do better than anyone else.
And that was writing.
At age 31, she finally published her first book.
At age 35, she had released 4 books, and was named Author of the Year.
At age 42, she sold 11 million copies of her new book, on the first day of release.
This woman is J.K. Rowling. Remember how she considered suicide at age 30?
Today, Harry Potter is a global brand worth more than $15 billion dollars.
Never give up. Believe in yourself. Be passionate. Work hard. It’s never too late.

St. Michael’s Shield of Truth Prayer
St. Michael, you are our defender and safeguard against evil. Place your Shield of Truth over us and defend us in the battle which Satan wages against truth. Help us to seethe righteous path of Holy Love. Clarify our choices between good and evil by placing us always behind your Shield of Truth.

Evil people always support each other; that is their chief strength.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
George Carlin

People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness.
Soren kierkegaard

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiation – creation – there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.
Mark Twain

Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.
George Bernard Shaw

Sadness is caused by intelligence, the more you understand certain things, the more you wish you didn’t understand them.
Charles Bukowski

Life rules and literature
Life rules and literature

Wisdom overcomes fortune.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.
T.S. Eliot

Humans are creatures, who spent their lives trying to convince themselves, that their existence is not absurd.
Albert Camus

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.
Mark Twain

A noble heart will refuse happiness built on misfortune of others.

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
Arthur Schopenhauer

For all evils, there are two remedies – time and silence.
Alexandre Dumas

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Lao Tzu

He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
Thomas Paine

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Rene Descartes

Money is flat and meant to be piled up.
Scottish Proverb

If I ever marry it will be on a sudden impulse, as a man shoots himself.
H. L. Mencken

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Albert Einstein

The mark of a civilized man is his willingness to re-examine his most cherished beliefs.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Social life and friends
Social life and friends

The modernist writers found despair inspirational.
Mason Cooley

No one’s fate is of any interest to you except your own.
Mikhail Bulgakov

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Sun Tzu

Show respect to people who don’t even deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
Dave Willis

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman Macewan

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.
Meister Eckhart

First appearance deceives many.

Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will.

One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be.
Eric Butterworth

To be continued …

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