"Human beings are flawed, and if forgiveness for bad behavior is denied,
then we are in trouble."
....Akhil Sharma author of the acclaimed novel "An obedient father"
"George Washington basically failed his way to sucess"
....William Manchester in his book
The Buddha asked his disciples "How long is your life?"
His disciples gave different answers - "May be fifty years?"
"Months?" "Days?" "Weeks?". He said "Wrong,
wrong. Our life is only one breath"
I understand from this that we should focus intensely
and unwaveringly, on each and every breath. We should notice its
continuous changes in speed, depth and accompanying
body sensations like coolness and warmth in the nose
and expansion and contraction of the abdomen and chest,
as though it is our last breath.
"It's is more important to know what sort of person
has a disease than to know
what sort of disease a person has."
....Hippocrates 460 B.C
"You can call on human beings to make noble sacrifices
for almost any worthy cause. But just don't ask them
to give up their suffering!"
....Gurdjeif, A Russian Philosopher
"The first 20 miles are not difficult. As for last six miles,
I run while talking to God."
....Fauja Singh, 100 years old, Guinness Record holder for running the
full marathon. His vegetarian diet
"Over 1.5 million years of human existence, it is only for about
past one hundred years that most people have gone to anyone
other than the oldest person they know, for solutions to
life’s problems.” ....Karl Pillemer In his unique book
"30 Lessons for living - Advice from the Wisest Americans on
Love, Relationships and Marriage"
Between the optimist and the pessimist
The difference is droll
The optimist sees the doughnut
And the pessimist sees the hole!
.... McLandburgh Wilson in the year 1915
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt
Chase after money and security and your hear will never unclench
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work then step back - The only path to serenity
...From 'Tao Te Ching' written four thousand years ago.
...My related article": Focus on the goal or the process?
- What we think as ‘LACK OF’ energy, is often ‘LOCKED UP’ energy.
- When you have the ‘WILL’, ‘POWER’ will follow it like a slave.
- Sorry I can’t place myself in another person’s shoes. My shoes are glued to my soles!
So may be the other person’s soles to her shoes.
- An open mind is one that is equally open to ‘Belief’ and ‘Disbelief’.
- What are the most difficult things to ‘GET’ and ‘GIVE’?
They are ‘ForGET’ and ‘ForGIVE’.
You should remember you are at least three distinct and separate individuals.
- First, you are the person who, at the time of your consideration, really exists.
- Second, you are the person whom you believe exists.
- Third, you are the person who others see and they believe is you.
...Clement G. Martin M.D, author of the book "How to live to be 100" published in 1963.
- Dialogue between a journalist and Mother Teresa
Journalist: What do you do in your prayer?
Mother Teresa: I listen to God.
Journalist: What does God do?
Mother Teresa: HE also listens.
Whenever I recollect her reply,I can’t help smiling at the simplicity of Mother Teresa.
“God does not require that we be successful – only we be faithful”
"At 100, I have a mind that is superior — thanks to experience — than when I was 20”
....Rita Levi-Montalcini, who won a Nobel Prize for helping to
unlock the mysteries of the brain cells.She worked well into her
final years and died at age 103.
Not everything that counts can be counted.
...Denis Burkitt, British Scientist.
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