It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
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- It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
- If you’re too busy to help those around you succeed, you’re too busy.
- The really idle man gets nowhere. The perpetually busy man does not get much further.
- Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
- A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.
- The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit — not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. Its throes will heave our exuviate from their graves.