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Niccolo Machiavelli’s Quotes which are better Known in Youth to Not to Regret in Old Age

freedom is a heavy load a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake it is not easy it is not a gift given but a choice made and the choice may be a hard one the road goes upwards towards the light but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it in this quote Ursula Le guins most well-known works is the left hand of Darkness a science fiction novel set on a planet called gethin where the inhabitants have no fixed gender identity the novel explores themes of gender identity and the limitations of human communication you cannot buy the revolution you cannot make the revolution you can only be the revolution it is in your spirit or it is nowhere to learn which questions are unanswerable and not to answer them this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness love doesn't just sit there like a stone it has to be made like bread remade all the time made new people who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons from within it is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters in the end we read books to find out who we are what other people real or imaginary do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become we're each of us alone to be sure but what can you do but hold your hand out in the dark when you light a candle you also cast The Shadow you cannot buy the revolution you cannot make the revolution you can only be the revolution it is in your spirit or it is nowhere to learn which questions are unanswerable and not to answer them this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness what sane person could live in this world and not be crazy the only thing that makes life possible is permanent intolerable certainty not knowing what comes next my imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world and Exiles me from it in this quote Ursula K Le Guin says my world my Earth is a ruin a planet spoiled by the human species we multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left and then we died we controlled neither appetite nor violence we did not adapt we destroyed ourselves but we destroyed the world first nobody who says I told you so has ever been or will ever be a hero we live in capitalism its power seems inescapable so did the Divine rights of Kings any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings resistance and change often begin in art and very often in our art the art of words light is the left hand of Darkness and darkness the right hand of light two are one life and death lying together like lovers in camera like hands joined together like the end and the way but it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them there's a point around the age of 20 when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life or to make a virtue of your peculiarities I do not care what comes after I have seen the dragons on the Wind of mourning a profound love between two people involves after all the power and chance of doing profound hurt children know perfectly well that unicorns aren't real but they also know that books about unicorns if they are good books are true books the law of evolution is that the strongest survives yes and the strongest in the existence of any social species are those who are the most social in human terms most ethical there is no strength to be gained from hurting one another only weakness belief is the wound that knowledge heals when action grows unprofitable gather information when information grows unprofitable sleep I had forgotten how much light there is in the world till you gave it back to me while we read a novel we are insane bonkers we believe in the existence of people who aren't there we hear their voices sanity returns in most cases when the book is closed Ursula K legrin believed that writing was a craft that could be learned and honed over time she encourages writers to be patient and persistent to read widely and write regularly and to always strive for authenticity and Beauty in their writing if you evade suffering you also evade the chance of Joy pleasure you may get or Pleasures but you will not be fulfilled you will not know what it is to come home the unread story is not a story it is little black marks on wood pulp the reader reading it makes it live a live thing a story you can't Crush ideas by suppressing them you can only crush them by ignoring them by refusing to think refusing to change the individual cannot bargain with the state the state recognizes no coinage but power and IT issues the coins itself The end justifies the means but what if there never is an end and all we have is means there have been great societies that did not use the wheel but there have been no societies that did not tell stories and day to day Life's a hard job you get tired you lose the pattern you need distance interval the way to see how beautiful the Earth is is to see it as the moon the way to see how beautiful life is is from the vantage point of death no I don't mean love when I say patriotism I mean fear the fear of the other and its expressions are political not poetical hate rivalry aggression we all have force in our mind force unexplored unending each one of us gets lost in the forest every night alone do nothing because it is righteous or praiseworthy or Noble to do so do nothing because it seems good to do so do only that which you must do and which you cannot do in any other way to see that your life is a story while you're in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well if civilization has an opposite it is war no Darkness lasts forever and even there there are stars to be whole is to be part true Voyage is return it's a rare gift to know where you need to be before you've been to all the places you don't need to be nothing is yours it is to use it is to share if you will not share it you cannot use it but need alone is not enough to set Power free there must be knowledge I never knew anybody who found life simple I think a life or a Time looks simple when you leave out the details a scientist can pretend that his work isn't himself it's merely the impersonal truth an artist can't hide behind the truth he can't hide anywhere a man wants virility regarded a woman wants her femininity appreciated however indirect and subtle the indications of regard and appreciation here one is respected and judged only as a human being it is an appalling experience what good is power when you're too wise to use it gradually the healing took place seeming as it always does that it wasn't taking place distrust everything I say I am telling the truth only in Silence the word only in dark the light only in dying life bring the Hawk's flight on the empty sky the thing about working with time instead of against it he thought is that it is not wasted even pain counts thank you for watching this video showcasing the Brilliance and wisdom of Ursula K Le Gui

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