Quote by Tracy Kidder
You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.
This quote emphasizes the importance of integrity and moral values over personal feelings. It suggests that it is necessary to do what is considered right, even if it causes discomfort or sadness. Rather than seeking constant happiness, the quote suggests that the true purpose of life is to lead a virtuous and ethical life, to be deserving of happiness. Ultimately, it highlights the significance of prioritizing principles and ethical behavior over personal gratification.
There is a kind of sleep that steals upon us sometimes, which, while it holds the body prisoner, does not free the mind from a sense of things about it, and enable it to ramble at its pleasure. So far as an overpowering heaviness, a prostration of strength, and an utter inability to control our thoughts or power of motion, can be called sleep, this is it; and yet we have a consciousness of all that is going on about us; and if we dream at such a time, words which are really spoken, or sounds which really exist at the moment, accommodate themselves with surprising readiness to our visions, until reality and imagination become so strangely blended that it is afterwards almost a matter of impossibilty to separate the two. Nor is this, the most striking phenomenon, incidental to such a state. It is an undoubted fact, that although our senses of touch and sight be for the time dead, yet our sleeping thoughts, and the visionary scenes that pass before us, will be influenced, and materially influenced, by the of some external object: which may not have been near us when we closed our eyes: and of whose vicinity we have had no waking consciousness.
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,To make that thousand up a million.Treble that million, and when that is done,Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.drawing inspiration from Catullus