Lao Tzu

Sunday Quotes – Haste

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It has been left to our generation to discover that you can move heaven and earth to save five minutes and then not have the faintest idea what to do with them when you have saved them.

C.E.M. Joad

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu

And to this day I wish I had lingered a week or so…. But we stupid mortals, or most of us, are always in haste to reach somewhere else, forgetting that the zest is in the journey and not in the destination.

Ralph D. Paine

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

St Francis de Sales

Sunday Quotes – Knowledge

When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

Frank Herbert

Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened.

Lao Tzu

 

Sunday Quotes – Beginnings

 

Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.

Lao Tzu

The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.

Ivy Baker Priest

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose — not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.

Anne Sullivan

Sunday Quotes – Strength

 

I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.

Demi Lovato

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

J. C. Watts

You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.

Ken Kesey

Sunday Quotes: Fighting Your Demons

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Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.

Lao Tzu

“Men who fear demons see demons everywhere.”

 Brom, The Child Thief

Music, I think, is best when it honestly explores personal demons, and it stirs around in the silt of the psyche to find out what’s really there.

Tom Morello

A hug a day keeps the demons at bay.

Proverb

I don’t know. People always think that there has got to be a dark side to everyone, a closet with skeletons, demons under the bed. People think all kinds of things about one another. They feel compelled to make up fears and false assumptions about their closest friends. Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.

Tom Hanks

We all have inner demons to fight. We call these demons ‘fear’, and ‘hatred’, and ‘anger’. If you don’t conquer them, then a life of a hundred years… is a tragedy. If you do, a life of a single day can be a triumph.

Yip Man

Sunday Quotes – Love

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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas Gandhi

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Blaise Pascal

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac