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1. Take heed that the main pursuits in life don't entrap and make life more cramped than needed

The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop. - Alfred Hitchcock

One is supposed to be careful when picking ideals, to avoid many disillusionments in store.

The very best inherited themes and characteristics can remain coded into your interior being somehow.

"Safety first," "Look before you leap" and "Forewarded is forearmed" are three fine sayings. They could help a life.

2. Harmonious sex is hard to attain to, and even that is not enough for having a good life. More is needed, such as sound surroundings

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life. James F. Byrnes

We can balance many of our needs against some people's expectations.

3. Labour is soon spent without getting good friends that count and help along the way.

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. - George Orwell, Politics and the English Language

The immature man wants to live flamboyantly, the mature man doesn't need to live like that. [Cf. Wilhelm Stekel]


It is good to spend some time on deep and high interests and not only trivia. Sound yoga favours mental clarity. Buddha shows what marks genuine friends.


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