Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
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There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.
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There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.