The Rules For Being Human - Cherie Carter-Scott|
The masses value money;
honest men fame;
virtuous men resolution;
and the Sage the soul.
Thich Nhat Hahn
There is no Way to happiness,
happiness is the Way.
Life isn't about keeping scores.
It's not about how many friends you have.
Nor how accepted you are.
Not about if you're alone this weekend or not.
It's not about who you used to date and who you're dating now.
Nor how many people you have dated.
It isn't about kisses.
It's not all about sex.
Not about who your family is nor how much money they have.
Nor what kind of car you owned.
Nor where you are sent to school.
It's not about how ugly/pretty you are.
Not about what clothes you wear, the shoes you have on
Nor what kind of music you listen to.
It's not about what color of hair you have.
It's not about what color skin you are.
Not about the grades you get, How smart you are.
Nor about how smart people think you are.
Nor about what standardized tests imply about you.
It's not about which clubs you're in.
It's not about how well you're good at "your" sports.
It's not about how you represent your being on paper
And seeing who will accept "the written you."
But, life is about who you love and who you hurt.
It's about keeping or betraying trust.
It's about friendship.
It's about hurtful or heartening words you say.
About making petty gossips out of rumors.
It's about the judgements you pass and why.
And who the judgements are spread to.
It's about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge.
It's about storing hate or love,
Letting it grow, then spread it.
Destiny - Douglas C. Hess
Watch Your Thoughts, For They Become Words,
Choose Your Words, For They Become Actions,
Understand Your Actions, For They Become Habits.
Study Your Habits, For They Become Your Character,
Develop Your Character, For It Becomes Your Destiny.
Children Learn What They Live - Dorothy L. Nolte
Act only according to that maxim
whereby you can at the same time
will that it should become a universal law.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves. Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us: It is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The astrolabe of the mysteries of God is love.
He who is ruled by men lives in sorrow.
He who rules men lives in confusion.
Selected poetry from "Fireflies" - Rabindranath Tagore
God seeks comrades and claims love,
the Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.
He who does good comes to the temple gate,
he who loves reaches the shrine.
My faith in truth, my vision of the perfect,
help thee, Master, in thy creation.
When the pupil is ready the teacher or lesson arrives.
When the teacher is ready the pupil arrives.
When the lesson is ready they both arrive.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."
Jean Jacques Rousseau
"Between the weak and the strong one it is the freedom which oppresses and the law that liberates."
"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
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