Instructions for Life

"My code of life and conduct is simply this: work hard, play to the allowable limit, disregard equally the good and bad opinion of others, never do a friend a dirty trick, eat and drink what you feel like when you feel like, never grow indignant over anything, trust to tobacco for calm and serenity, bathe twice a day . . . learn to play at least one musical instrument and then play it only in private, never allow one's self even a passing thought of death, never contradict anyone or seek to prove anything to anyone unless one gets paid for it in cold, hard coin, live the moment to the utmost of its possibilities, treat one's enemies with polite inconsideration, avoid persons who are chronically in need, and be satisfied with life always but never with one's self."

— George Jean Nathan  (via Josh Newman)

4 Responses to Instructions for Life

  1. Chris Yeh says:

    If you bathe twice a day, your skin will get dry, but other than that, good advice!

  2. Aditya says:

    Hey! apart from Tobacco, great advice!!

  3. Faze says:

    “Never do a friend a dirty trick”? Would that ever occur to you? Never do an enemy a dirty trick! And it’s all right to enjoy the compliments of others. Life dumps enough dirt on us to balance it out. What you shouldn’t believe is your own press releases.

  4. Chama says:

    You must have forgotten about moisturizer.


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