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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quotes Of The Week 78, 79, 80

Salieri couldn’t get over the fact that Mozart didn’t “earn” his superior musical talent through industry, chastity, and humility.
Comment by:
The Anti-Puritan

An innovator in everything he did, John Muir was the first to ship grapes from California to Hawaii. At the end of ten years he told his life-long friend William E. Colby that he had cleared $100,000 and had all the wealth that he would ever want. He turned his back once more on money making. During the Harriman expedition to Alaska in 1899, someone mentioned the great wealth of the sponsor, the railroad magnate, E. H. Harriman. Muir replied, 'Why, I am richer than Harriman. I have all the money I want and he hasn't.'"
The Wilderness World Of John Muir
by Edwin Teale.

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with all other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
John Muir


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