To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. — Buddha
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Politicians traditionally hide behind three things:
“Nonviolence is not a set of techniques that you can learn with your intellect,” he goes on to say. “Nonviolent action arises from the compassion, lucidity and understanding you have within.”
“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, always said (paraphrasing), “If I take good care of my employees, then they will take good care of my customers. My customers, in turn, will take good care of my shareholders”. It is really that simple.
“I fear the plutocracy of wealth, I respect the aristocracy of learning, but I thank God for the democracy of the heart that makes it possible for every human being to do something to make life worth living while he lives and the world better for his existence in it.” ~Wiliiam Jennings Bryan
Time is the substance I am made of, Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. – Jorge Luis Borges
Regarding the press: “They are the nattering naybobs of negativism.” 1969