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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. - Leonardo da Vinci

[I]s there anyone so foolish, even though he is young, as to feel absolutely sure that he will be alive when evening comes? - Cicero

Living for long postpones the hour of death.

What dies inside us while we live to get old may amount to become a rather mighty loss.

Our birth is nothing but our death begun. - Edward Young, Night Thoughts

Adequate encouragement may favour tiny sprouts of self-will, self-interests and self-motivations. But if you really mean "business" from within and are tough too, you may not depend a lot on outer help and motivation. But people are not all alike.

The art of living is often many-faceted. Much counsel may be fit for skilled training programs too, perhaps after pondering for two or three days or weeks and more.


What is good for the marriage at times suits other settings too, and the other way round.

Go for having a clear conscience and desire to live honorably - Let a clear conscience marry soundly and well. It is also a statistical finding that "sound laughs tend to prolong life." There is research on in by Professor Sven Svebak (search the site for more on him and it.)

One of the marriage tasks is to help recuperation and recreation.

A home allows sporty "folly" or play that prepares for future goings.

Massive adjustments to the culture or environment have to be worth while, as deeply felt. The fit probably are graced.

THUS: Nice marriages in time serve and help recreation and play that furthers beneficial adjustments. We do well to remember to adjust to our benefits as we go on.


Many levels of accomplishments may take much time and effort, simple as they appear to be when told of. A good speech and citizen's arrest can embolden and help skills, letting people become more than mere listeners and get the initiative and take over. Contrary to it, when deep changes of structures or tyranny are called for, the higher the priest or knave finds himself to be, the harder he may get.

Further consider: Your commitment to raise and nourish someone, may mirror some adamant drive inside. Do not forsake great freedom for it.

What we need is the right sort of smartness, such as tick tack tao smartness, and fit for upbuilding activities at large.

Rudolf Steiner and Others: A Few Quotations

Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe [Rudolf Steiner, in Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts of 1924]

Independent of our bodily makeup we are all individually made; each one of us is his or her own self, an individual. With the exception of the far less important differences that show up as racial or national differences . . . We differ from one another in our individual gifts which . . . belong to our inner nature. [Rudolf Steiner, Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung sozialer und pädagogischer Fragen. Siebzehn Vorträge gehalten in Stuttgart (GA 192), Dornach: Rudolf Steiner Verlag, 1991. Zweiter Vortrag. S. 39.]

You have no idea how unimportant is all that the teacher says or does not say on the surface, and how important what he himself is as teacher. [Rudolf Steiner, Curative Education, lect. 2]

Receive the children in reverence; educate them in love; let them go forth in freedom. [Rudolf Steiner]

Acquire knowledge of the spiritual world through steady, conscious, systematic thinking. [Selma Lagerlöf, 1909 Nobel Literature Laureate, on Steiner teachings.]

To take part in Rudolf Steiner's high flight of thought of spiritual science was not given to me . . . [But] I have rejoiced at the achievement which his great personality and his profound humanity have brought about in the world. [Albert Schweizer]

We must develop our spiritual essence. [Andrei Tarkovsky]

In his fantastic and at the same time profound knowledge I realized that true universality, which we, with the overweening pride of high school boys, thought we had already mastered, was not to be gained by flighty reading and discussion, but only by years of burning endeavor. [Stefan Zweig]

The scriptures of Steiner's church include . . . Rosicrucian Esotericism . . . and a hundred or so other volumes with confusing titles and bewildering contents. . . . For the reader who declines to be discouraged, the rewards can be enormous. Once . . . [Colin Wilson, in Rudolf Steiner: The Man and his Vision]


Motivation, Waldorf stands, Literature  

Brophy, Jere. Motivating Students to Learn. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Maddock, Richard C, and Richard L. Fulton. Motivation, Emotions, and Leadership: The Silent Side of Management. Westport, CT: Quorum, 1998.

Reeve, Johnmarshall. Understanding Motivation and Emotion. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, 2009.

Schunk, Dale, Judith Meece and Paul Pintrich. Motivation in Education: Theory, Research and Applications. 4th international ed. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education, 2014.

Smith, Charles P. ed. Motivation and Personality. Handbook of Thematic Content Analysis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Steiner, Rudolf. Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung sozialer und pädagogischer Fragen. Siebzehn Vorträge gehalten in Stuttgart zwischen dem 21. April und 28. September 1919 (GA 192), Dornach: Rudolf Steiner Verlag, 1991.

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