Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
Many young men in the 1960s and 1970s came to reject some of the traditional ideas about manhood that many of their fathers tried to pass down – like unquestioning respect for authority even when that might mean killing and dying for questionable or unjust causes such as the Vietnam War.
Finds progress, man’s distinctive mark alone, Not God’s, and not the beast’s; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
The best thing I can say is professional football is a business. When they are recruiting football players, they are not recruiting model citizens. Everybody has to be aware of this. What’s being selected for the NFL is the ability to play and perform on Sunday afternoons. Everything else is secondary.
Love is energy of life.
When media coverage sets up a binary opposition between ‘the accuser’ and ‘the accused,’ there is no longer a victim or even an alleged victim – a flesh and blood person who was harmed by the violent act of another.
How good is man’s life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
So, fall asleep love, loved by me… for I know love, I am loved by thee.