Archive for October 12th, 2013

There is much to be said concerning retirement.  Some men cannot survive it because they have not prepared themselves for it.  For the man who has retained his curiosity, retirement in old age can be the most enjoyable period of his life;  but he must be aware of the emptiness of public renown and desire the peace of obscurity;  he must still have the wish to learn and understand;  in his village, his garden, or his house, he must have some restricted personal occupation.  The wise man, after having given all his time to his public activities, now devotes himself entirely to his personal affairs and development;  and this will be easier for him if he has been able to interest himself in poetry and the beauties of nature, even during his busiest years.  For myself, I cannot imagine a pleasanter old age than one spent in the not too remote country where I could reread and annotate my favorite books.  “The mind,” says Montaigne, “must thrive upon old age as the mistletoe upon a dead oak.”
    —    André Maurois
On This Day In:
2021 Better To Lie, Get Rich And Destroy Your Country
Love Is All There Is
2020 You Remind Me Of Someone
When I Grow Up I Want To…
2019 Running History, But I Don’t Expect Many To Match It…
It’s Probably Easier When You Live Alone
2018 25 Days Until The November Election
Old And Young
2017 Universal Soul Sounds
2016 Not Rivals
2015 Dead Sure
2014 Are You Educated?
2013 For Myself
2012 And When I’m Gone…
2011 Complete Conviction

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