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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
- Alfred Hitchcock
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Further reading: More about Fear (One key to dealing with fear is being able to distinguish between the 10% of the time when danger is imminent, and the 90% of the time when unfounded fear becomes an impediment to success and happiness. ...read more...)
A life lived in fear is a life half lived
How to be Happy in Life by Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering
Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional. - Buddhist proverb
God Grant Me The Wisdom
Friday, January 30, 2015
Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb
Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house;
you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
- Exodus 20:17
The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Further reading: Comparisons are Odious
Burden of Jealousy
Disappointment (Unmet Expectation)
How to Be Yourself
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors,
and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B.F. Skinner
The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats
The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
Never stop learning. Look for further education in all of life.
Further reading: The Book of Life: Mystery and Riddle
Question Your Questions
Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open
Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind
Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)
Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer
All you need is the plan, the road map,
and the courage to press on to your destination.
- Earl Nightingale
A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final
destination and usually the best way to get there.
- H. Stanley Judd
Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan
One's destination is never a place
but rather a new way of looking at things.
- Henry Miller
Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose
Where does your path lead?
Creating Your Own Future
Purpose and Direction
How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Speak when you are angry -- and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter
When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
Laughter drives shouting away.
- Indra Devi
We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another -
until we speak quietly enough so that our words can
be heard as well as our voices.
- Richard M. Nixon
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
- Publilius Syrus
Further reading: Stop Anger Before It Stops You
See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
Moderating the Anger Response Through Training
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