Quote by James Allen, A Kentucky Cardinal
The birds are moulting. If only man could moult also -- his mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions.
This quote suggests that birds have the ability to shed their feathers and grow new ones, symbolizing a renewal and transformation process. In contrast, the quote laments that humans lack a similar ability to shed their mental flaws and unnecessary emotions. It expresses a desire for personal growth and self-improvement, emphasizing the idea that individuals should strive to rid themselves of their shortcomings and unproductive feelings on a regular basis, just as birds shed their old feathers.
Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Excellence in any art or profession is attained only by hard and persistent work. Never believe that you are perfect. When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection, his decline begins.
Muhammad professed to derive from Heaven, and he has inserted in the Koran, not only a body of religious doctrines, but political maxims, civil and criminal laws, and theories of science. The gospel, on the contrary, only speaks of the general relations of men to God and to each other - beyond which it inculcates and imposes no point of faith. This alone, besides a thousand other reasons, would suffice to prove that the former of these religions will never long predominate in a cultivated and democratic age, whilst the latter is destined to retain its sway at these as at all other periods.
The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues, and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.