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N.D. Wilson

Drink your wine. Laugh from your gut. Burden your moments with thankfulness. Be as empty as you can be when that clock winds down. Spend your life. And if time is a river, may you leave a wake. ― N.D. Wilson, Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent (Thomas Nelson, August 6, 2013)


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Milan Kundera

Living, there is no happiness in that. Living: carrying one’s painful self through the world. But being, being is happiness. Being: Becoming a fountain, a fountain on which the universe falls like warm rain. ― Milan Kundera, Immortality (Gardners Books; 1st edition, July 31, 2000) Originally published January 12th 1990.

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Søren Kierkegaard

As my prayer become more attentive and inwardI had less and less to say.I finally became completely silent.I started to listen– which is even further removed from speaking.I first thought that praying entailed speaking.I then learnt that praying is hearing,not merely being silent.This is how it is.To pray does not mean to listen to oneself… Continue reading Søren Kierkegaard

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Nikos Kazantzakis

This is true happiness: to have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition. To live far from men, not to need them and yet to love them. To have the stars above, the land to your left and the sea to your right and to realize of a… Continue reading Nikos Kazantzakis

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Alain de Botton

It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. — Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness (Pantheon; First Edition, October 3, 2006)

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