virtues are, in the popular estimate, the exception rather than the rule. there is the man and his virtues. men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expatiation of daily non-appearance on parade. their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world, as invalids and the insane pay a high board. their virtues are penances. i do not wish to expiate, but to live.
my life is for itself not a spectacle. i much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than it should be glittering and unsteady. i wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding. i ask primary evidence that you are a man, and refuse this appeal from the man to his actions. i know that for myself it holds no difference whether i do or forbear those actions which are reckoned excellent. i cannot consent to pay for a privilege where i have intrinsic right. learn from those who get results you desire learning is our inheritance. few and mean as my gifts may be, iAM and do not need for my own assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. whoever does not apply knowledge is yet to learn. you become what you think about
i love the city best when it is silent. wanting the best means to be prepared to wait for the best as you direct your daily habits towards your goal. what matters is the experience this moment. they tell me don’t enter there no man made it out alive i tell them i wanna see love. when people see money they go crazy however when they see knowledge they get lazy. there 5 things that produce wealth: earth water light fire air. why do we run to institutions when we want to learn can we not teach ourselves becoming our own university imitating nature. silence is best language