Friday, August 13, 2010

"Quote of the Day By Someone Smarter Than I Am, But Who Has, On Occasion, Been Known To Think Along The Same Lines"

Last one. I like it, but again, liking something and putting it into practice are, it would seem, two different things.

Our errors are surely not such solemn things. In a world when we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.

4 comments:

diane said...

I don't know what the odds are but one of my friends on facebook also quoted William James this morning.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."

And - I wish I could view my errors with lightheartedness, but I am woefully incapable of that. And, yes, it certainly does affect my health!

Max Clarke said...

James gets a gold star for this one.

Not making a mistake in life usually means you're obeying somebody else's rules too much. As Chevy Chase said in the classic movie, Caddyshack, "This isn't Russia, is it?"

Gary said...

Perfection escapes all of our efforts. Or so it seems.

Anonymous said...

*your quote....Unless you are a surgeon.