Quote by James Russell Lowell
Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.
This quote emphasizes the strength and authority that comes from practicing self-control and discipline. By having a clear understanding of our own emotions and impulses, we are able to effectively manage them and make rational decisions. Through this self-restraint, we gain the power to resist immediate gratification, avoid impulsive actions, and maintain composure in challenging situations. It highlights the significance of understanding ourselves and exercising restraint as a means to achieve personal growth and overcome obstacles.
At 35, I'm definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever have. There's nothing in my life that is childish or whimsical. Having fun is fantastic and I never want to lose a sense of that - and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work or else it's going to feel stiff.
One of the juiciest pleasures of life is to be able to salute and embrace, as elected leaders and honored representatives, people whom you first met when they were on the run or in exile or (like Adam) in and out of jail. I was to have this experience again, and I hope to have it many more times in the future: it sometimes allows me to feel that life is full of point.