Food for thought #22

“When you live only once, the value of your life becomes the sum total of your achievements”


“The senses exist beyond the physical; mind beyond the senses; intelligence beyond the mind. Beyond intelligence is your sense of self. By knowing who you really are you will conquer all yearning”   – Bhagavad Gita


“Let go of what you can’t change, because life goes on anyhow!”


“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can’t do”


“Don’t give up. Remember, it’s always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.”

Food for thought #21

“Do one thing: Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams”


“Don’t try to be useful. Try to be yourself: that is enough, and that makes all the difference”


“Walk neither faster nor slower than your own soul, because it is your soul that will teach you the usefulness of each step you take”


“Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge”


“Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because living is an act of courage, and act of courage is always an act of love”

Food for thought #20

“In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement”    – Manuscript found in Accra


“Only he who gives up is defeated. Everyone else is victorious”   – Manuscript found in Accra


“Defeat comes when we fail to get something we very much want” 


“It is in the realm of love that we first fight our battles – and generally lose”


“If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself”

Food for thought #19

“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go”    – Tennessee Williams


“Only the questions that are not asked are foolish”    – Malcolm.


“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached”    – Swami Vivekananda


“If you judge people, you have no time to love them”     – Saint Mother Teresa.


“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win”   – Mahatma Gandhi

Food for thought #18

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”     – Mahatma Gandhi


“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”          – Mahatma Gandhi


“Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die”      – Lord Tennyson


“Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast. It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.”        -Kahlil Gibran


“‘Home’ is simply the place where one finally learns to accept oneself”

Food for thought #16

“When a hen crows, it heralds the end of an Empire”             – Chinese Proverb


“Everyone has a right to be conceited until he is successful”


“Keep strong if possible. In any case keep cool. Have unlimited patience. Never corner an opponent, and always assist him to save his face. Put yourself in his shoes so as to see things through his eyes. Avoid self righteousness like the devil – nothing is so self-blinding”     – Liddell Hart


“A great man is one who has not lost the child’s heart”                         – Mencius


“Man’s dearest possession is life, and since it is given to him to live but once, he must so live as not to be seared with the shame of a cowardly and trivial past, so live as not to be tortured for years without purpose that dying he can say: ‘All my life and my strength were given to the first cause in the world – the liberation of mankind’.”

Food for thought #15

“To die tomorrow was no worse than dying on any other day”


“Everyday was there to be lived or to mark one’s departure from this world”


“Death stills everything”


“Humility is a good thing, but overhumility is near to crookedness; silence is a virtue, but undue silence bespeaks a deceitful mind”           – Chinese Proverb


“God created only two kinds of people – good people and good-for-nothing people”

Food for thought #12

“It is ironical that for all the value we give to the rational, life is primarily governed by the irrational”


“Good and bad are judgments based on human values”


“When understanding changes, values and judgments change and with them society”


“Our relationship with the other, be it a thing or an organism, and the other’s relationship with us, is what determines our humanity”


“As long as we judge, we cannot see the world for what it is; we are simply spellbound by the boundaries that we build separating those whom we consider family from those whom we consider enemy”

Food for thought #9

“The past is gone. Don’t think about it. Focus on the present, the future, the food we shall all eat and the wine we shall all drink. That is the point of it all”


“The point is to make wealth and distribute it to the poor and the wise and the deserving”


“Everybody dies – some suddenly, some slowly, some painfully, some peacefully. No one can escape death. The point is to make the most of life”


“Make the most of life – enjoy it, celebrate it, learn from it, make sense of it, share it with fellow human beings – so that when death finally comes, it will not be such a terrible thing”


“Always stay balanced – neither too tight nor too loose – like the bow”

Food for thought #8

“Rage needs expression. Once expressed, rage dissipates and reason returns”

“That which deludes you to be unhappy can be overpowered by another delusion that causes greater unhappiness”


“What may seem like a good deed from one point of view may not be seen as one from another point of view”


“Knowledge must outlive death, so that the next generation is more enlightened”


“The point of life is to compete and excel in the playground of life”