George Sheehan Quotes

There is a healthy way to be ill.

We lead lives inferior to ourselves, said philosopher William James – lives that don’t reflect our real ability. One reason we do: It’s more comfortable not to try hard. But life is, or should be, a struggle: Comfort should make us uncomfortable; contentment should make us discontented. Runners embrace that philosophy. In common with most […]

“We are too civil to books,” wrote Emerson. “For a few Golden sentences we read 400 to 500 pages.” Still he opened every new book with anticipation. He spent his life searching for sentences. Most, of course, came from within – the original thoughts of an original thinker. But he was always ready for any […]