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Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
Either you reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow.
One appreciates that daily life is really good when one wakes from a horrible dream, or when one takes the first outing after a sickness. Why not realize it now?
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad.
That man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of a life.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
A man can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
We look wishfully to emergencies, to eventful, revolutionary times ... and think how easy to have taken our part when the drum was rolling and the house was burning over our heads.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Any idiot can face a crisis-it's day to day living that wears you out.
They sicken of the calm that know the storm.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
Peace hath higher tests of manhood Than battle ever knew.
Man lives by habits indeed, but what he lives for is thrill and excitements. ... From time immemorial war has been ... the supremely thrilling excitement.
It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement.
The statistics of suicide show that, for non-combatants at least, life is more interesting in war than in peace.
Boredom is rage spread thin.
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
Boredom ... causes us to neglect more duties than does interest.
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half of the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Boredom slays more of existence than war.
One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom, not knowing what to do with oneself and one's life. Even if man had no monetary, or any other reward, he would be eager to spend his energy in some meaningful way because he could not stand the boredom which inactivity produces.
Monotony is the awful reward of the careful.
Boredom is the most horrible of wolves.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
Banality is a terribly likely consequence of the underuse of a good mind.
Somebody's boring me; I think it's me.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Being bored is an insult to oneself.
The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead.
When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Nothing is interesting if you're not interested.
Boredom is a sickness of the soul.
Boredom is simply the lack of imagination.
Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
In the ancient recipe, the three antidotes for dullness or boredom are sleep, drink, and travel. It is rather feeble. From sleep you wake up, from drink you become sober, and from travel you come home again. And then where are you? No, the two sovereign remedies for dullness are love or a crusade.
You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
As for boredom ... I notice that it leaves me as soon as I am doing something that has got to be done.
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually, one discovers that it is not boring, but very interesting.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
The one sure means of dealing with boredom is to care for someone else, to do something kind and good.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Man is the only animal that can be bored.
The only unhappiness is a life of boredom.
Getting bored is not allowed.
One can be bored until boredom becomes a mystical experience.
One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.
We often forgive those who bore us, but can't forgive those whom we bore.
Dullness is a misdemeanor.
Over-excitement and boredom are states of mind which I equally shun.
Passions are less mischievous than boredom, for passions tend to diminish and boredom increase.
It is better to be happy for the moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
The only menace is inertia.
Boredom is useful to me when I notice it and think: Oh I'm bored; there must be something else I want to be doing ... boredom acts as an initiator of originality by pushing me into new activities or new thoughts.
Boredom, like necessity, is very often the mother of invention.
One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word "guts"-the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointments, you have "guts" in the soldiering sense.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
An enthusiast may bore others, but he has never a dull moment himself.
Three-quarters of a soldier's life is spent in aimlessly waiting about.


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