If I offer you a glass of water, and bring back a cup of ice, I’m trying to teach you patience. And also that sometimes you get ice with no water, and later you’ll get water with no ice. Ah, but that’s life, no?
Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results.
The sorrow of losing what we love is nothing to the torment of having it present but denied us.
When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday’s incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don’t carry it.
When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?
Some people read palms to tell your future, but I read hands to tell your past. Each scar makes a story worth telling. Each callused palm, each cracked knuckle is a missed punch or years in a factory.
I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them
Knowledge without implementation is but mere information. True knowledge transcends the barrier of the mind and bears fruit within action