Archives for category: Inner Strength

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By three things the wise person may be known.

What three?

He sees a shortcoming as it is.

When he sees it, he tries to correct it.

And when another acknowledges a shortcoming,

the wise one forgives it as he should.

 

A Buddha

 

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June 15, 2014 Father's Day 036

Nothing in the world

can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not;

nothing is more common

than the unsuccessful man with talent.

Genius will not;

un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not —

the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination are omnipotent.

 

Calvin Coolidge

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A man is not called wise

because he talks and talks again;

but if he is peaceful,

loving and fearless

then he is in truth called wise.

 

Siddhartha Guatama

 

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Therefore, the truly great man,

although he does not injure others,

does not credit himself with charity and mercy

( these are natural to him. )

He does not seek gain,

but does not despise his followers who do.

He struggles not for wealth,

but does not take credit for leaving it alone…

The ranks and emoluments of the world

are to him no cause for joy,

its punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.

Chuang Tzu

 

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Passionately obsessed by anything we love–

an avalanche of magic

flattens the way ahead,

levels rules, reasons, dissents,

bears us with it  over chasms, fears, doubts.

Without the power of that love…
Richard Bach

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Everything is material
for the seed of happiness,
if you look into it with
inquisitiveness and curiosity.
The future is completely open,
and we are writing it
moment to moment.
There always is the potential
to create an environment of blame
— or one that is conducive to loving-kindness.
Pema Chodron
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December 26 2013 Christmas 040

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Never say, “I cannot;”

For you are infinite.

Even time and space

are as nothing compared

with your nature.

You can do anything

and everything.

Swami Vivekananda

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To those who

have conformed

themselves to the Way,

the Way readily

lends its power.

Tao Te Ching

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To those who

have conformed

themselves to the Way,

the Way readily

lends its power.

Tao Te Ching

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