― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
“Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, ‘Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?’ And you’ll see how everything changes…
And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
― Bern J. Williams
Sleep and indolence are not cousins of a good harvest.
“Kind of like people. We’re too lazy to change, so we’ll just keep doing what we’re doing until it’s too late.”
Wendy Wunder, The Probability of Miracles
Rick Bragg, All Over But the Shoutin’
“A man is born into this world with only a tiny spark of goodness in him. The spark is God, it is the soul; the rest is ugliness and evil, a shell. The spark must be guarded like a treasure, it must be nurtured, it must be fanned into flame. It must learn to seek out other sparks, it must dominate the shell. Anything can be a shell, Reuven. Anything. Indifference, laziness, brutality, and genius. Yes, even a great mind can be a shell and choke the spark.”
Chaim Potok, The Chosen
"Moral Emblems, with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs, of All Ages and Nations"
Ang Owang nga matulog Paga dad-on sa solog.
A sleeping shrimp is carried away by the current.
foto – fixing the rigging at sail urunga