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The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living by Helen Nearing
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“The value of doing something does not lie in the ease or difficulty, the probability or improbability of its achievement, but in the vision, the plan, the determination and the perseverance, the effort and the struggle which go into the project. Life is enriched by aspiration and effort, rather than by acquisition and accumulation.”
Helen Nearing, The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
“The store customer, who comes home with a package under his arm has learned nothing, except that a ten dollar bill is a source of power in the market place. The man or woman who has converted material into needed products via tools and skills has matured in the process.”
Helen Nearing, The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
“The business of procuring the necessities of life has been shifted from the wood lot, the garden, the kitchen and the family to the factory and the large-scale enterprise. In our case, we moved our center back to the land.”
Helen Nearing, The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
“There are several ways to perform almost any act - an efficient, workable, artistic way and a careless, indifferent, sloppy way. Care and artistry are worth the trouble. They can be a satisfaction to the practitioner and a joy to all beholders.”
Helen Nearing, The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living