Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
This quote emphasizes the inherent strength found in forming habits. Habits have the ability to shape our minds and bodies, teaching us resilience and endurance. By repetitively facing fatigue, wounds, and pain, habits instill in us the capacity to overcome these challenges with greater tolerance and strength. Thus, habit-building becomes a powerful tool in enabling us to face adversity with a stronger and more determined mindset.
True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.
I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble!
The two things that came out clearly were the sense of reality in the background and the mythical value: the essence of myth being that it should have no taint of allegory to the maker and yet should incipient allegories to the reader.[C.S. Lewis writes to J.R.R. Tolkien on December 7, 1929]