7 July

350-150x150Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often confuses one for the other, or assumes the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. In fact they are almost incompatible; both at once produce unbearable turmoil.

Robert Heinlein, born July 7, 1907, American science-fiction writer, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Gemini.

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.

There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk “his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor” on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.

There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it?

 

Other personalities born today:

Paul Solomon, born 7 July 1939, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces, Ascendant in Leo, American psychic.

You will be in harmony with any thing, situation or person, when you drop what you believe is good or bad about that thing, situation or person.

Simply take responsibility for who you are—wherever you are, doing whatever you’re doing. Admit that you’re doing it because you choose to do it, because you want to produce the effect that it’s producing. You must give up the pretense that the way you feel in any moment is caused by somebody else or by the conditions of your life. Admit what you’re doing, while you’re doing it, and be responsible for doing it on purpose. “I am who I am, doing what I’m doing.. I take full responsibility for my life.” That is how real character is achieved.

 

Elizabeth Bowen, born 7 July 1899, Irish writer († 1973)

No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.

 

Vittorio de Sica, born 7 July 1901 or 1902, Italian director.