Monday, May 31, 2010

Thich Nhat Hanh

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thich Nhat Hanh

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thich Nhat Hanh

Everyday we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Solomon Ibn Gabriol

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Plato

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pema Chodron

"There's a reason you can learn from everything: you have basic wisdom, basic intelligence, and basic goodness."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Patrick Henry

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Buddha

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thomas Paine

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Buddha

"As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lord Chesterfield

Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Buddha

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Romain Gary

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Buddha

"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind."

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Buddha

"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Buddha

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Orison Swett Marden

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them."

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Buddha

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of God’s existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Buddha

"He who sees me sees the teaching and he who sees the teaching sees me."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jim Bishop

The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Buddha

"If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Buddha

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."