Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wit & Wisdom

Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I want to change myself. ~ Rumi

It takes a grown up to admit when they're wrong and work to rectify it.

Don't waste money trying to impress people.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too. – Anne LaMott

People don't know how you feel unless you tell them.

Our rulers "live" in another country.

Non-interference / flow space in between....

“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of performance accelerates”

All in all, I'm doing the best I can based on the choices I've made thus far. I am that I am.

Accept people and things as they are. Observe closely. Avoid condoning or condemning.

What's especially sad is that Wikipedia is generally more complete and accurate than our textbooks.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” 

“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.”

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
Lao Tzu

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
Lao Tzu

Find your place where you're needed in the world and do the best you can.

"Don't judge what you don't understand." [It's better to say "I don't know (or understand ).

All in all, all is well.

Everything is relative because everything is related.

Say less; do more.

I tried to be open-minded once -- but it interfered with my sense of humor.

Stop, look and listen -- really, really listen.

Think fast;
think twice;
say something nice.

Too serious makes you delirious.

All you have are the choices you've made...

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you;  it’s the things you know that ain’t so.    Mark Twain

Be ever vigilant.

Know your adversary.

Life is as harsh as we need it to be in order for us to learn our lessons. We influence the setting; we set the tone. 

Out of sight;
out of mind.

Life is a bit like mountain climbing --- the summits are usually further than you think.

The truth and nothing but the truth. Sometimes the whole truth isn't known OR it's best not to reveal it.

Dare to be silent. It's not easy.

Do not desire to shine or appear clever.

Ashes to ashes;
Dust to dust.
What's been done,
it's in the past. 

Everywhere I go, there I AM.

Metaphorically saying, 
"You can't have your cake and eat it too" makes more sense as 
"you can't eat your cake and have it (too)" in the literal sense. And this was the original syntax.

The first day of the rest of your life is a new beginning (if you're doing it right).

When starting over, one begins wherever they're at. When an ending leads into a new beginning, lead off with a prayer (not despair)!

Am I a smart fellar or a fart smeller? Only time will tell.

The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.

Spirituality without soul becomes fundamentalism. It defines life in shallow and rigid undertones that do not resonate with the richness of God's overtones.

There are fundamentalists in every trade. They have no creative inspiration (no soul).

Those who are the weakest and most cowardly are often the most cruel.

We are most easily hurt by those we love the most.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”—George Orwell

In a full heart, there is always room for more love.

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it lightly.

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength

Sooner or later, all chickens come home to roost. And when they do, they flock in together.

There is no one alive that can't use some help.

Take your time -- just don't waste any.

Smooth as a cat's meow-wow.

Fine as frog fuzz split down the middle.

There ain't no one that doesn't need help.

"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off."

"A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied 10 minutes later."
General Patton

Nothing is forever -- though sometimes it seems like it.

I'm worried. And mostly about things I can do little or nothing about. Where's the sense in that.