THE GEM 19 MARCH 2016 : True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. Sir William Penn | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Suffer the mad world to go its own way, for it wills to go its own way. After all, the attainment of the summum bonum is not so dif- ficult as is generally supposed. The first thing is not to be too eager in the pursuit of it ; not to make, as one may say, a trade of it; for it is certainly true, that he who seeks his content most will find it least. The way is to take things as they happen to turn up, easy, without too much anxiety about consequences. The present mode of life is much too artificial, has too many factitious passions — too much ambition, pride, and emulation, which keep men in a constant state of excite- ment and exertion. Follow nature : rest when you are weary, eat when you are hungry , drink when you are thirsty. Pursue what is most congenial to your inclinations and abilities. If you are only fit for solitude, seek not active life, and vice versd. No man all things can do. https://archive.org/stream/selectproverbsof00wade/selectproverbsof00wade_djvu.txt

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