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“Whatever Liberates Our Spirit Without Giving Us Mastery Over Ourselves Is Destructive.”

“Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us mastery over ourselves is destructive.” – Goethe, Maxims and Reflections Agree or disagree? What liberates your spirit without giving you mastery over yourself? Among other things, I mostly gave up drinking.


“We Always Get Dirty Again, To Be Sure…”

“Man’s good intentions, resolutions that always succumb to ingrained habit, are like the cleaning, scrubbing and adorning that we practice on Sundays, holidays, and feast days. We always get dirty again, to be sure, but such a partial cleaning process has the advantage of upholding the principle of cleanliness.” –Goethe * What a great name for a blog — Rowdy …