Food for thought #37

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

 

 

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
Ayn Rand

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

 

 

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

“Fix your course on a star and you’ll navigate any storm.”                                                                                       Leonardo Da Vinci

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Food for thought #25

“Your mind is your friend and your enemy. If you control the mind, it is your friend. If your mind controls you, it is your enemy”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“The exchange of knowledge is greater than the exchange of things for ultimately all exchange culminates in the mind”     – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Use your mind to ignore sensory stimuli, outgrow that desire, disconnect from intelligent arguments and ideas, rein in the restless fickle wandering emotions, expand your mind and discover the tranquility within”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“One hour’s reflection is preferable to seventy years of pious worship”

 

“Wisdom builds, understanding strengthens and knowledge prospers”

Food for thought #3

“While competition is a powerful tool to excel, one should not make it an exercise to dominate others”

 

“Domination through display of prowess is the way of the beast, not the way of the civilized man”

 

“Confrontation and conflict does not necessarily happen when one is right and the other is wrong; it can happen simply because two people follow different value systems”

 

“Peace of mind does not come from renouncing worldly life; it comes from knowledge of the soul and a true understanding of the world as it is”

 

“One must accept that one’s life is the result of past karmas and that one has the power to choose one’s response to every situation”