Albert Camus, care of Wikimedia Commons.
“To lose one’s life is no great matter; when the time comes I’ll have the courage to lose mine. But what’s intolerable is to see one’s life being drained of meaning, to be told there’s no reason for existing. A man can’t live without some reason for living.”
~ Albert Camus
The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
He that will not reflect is a ruined man.
On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,
In every rill a sweet instruction flows.
Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.
The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
Here is the last of the batch. I hope you have enjoyed the day’s Haikus:
Brick by rotting brick
Wrinkled hands tear down the wall
Of fears unbidden.