Think on these things
- Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- If you want to launch big ships you must go where the water is deep.
- Life is simple. You make choices and don’t look back.
- You are young and life is long,
And there is time to kill today,
And then one day you find,
Ten years have got behind you,
No one told you when to run,
You missed the starting gun.
- The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual.
- It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.
- Behave as if you are the first here.
- A man who respects himself suddenly finds himself respecting the whole universe. He cannot humiliate anybody, he cannot be disrespectful to anybody.
- Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself.
- All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.
- Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life-perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody, that is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy-if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation.
- The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
- The mind is everything. What you think you become.
- To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Robert M. Pirsig
- It’s so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
- Be born each day.
- Self Discipline = Work = Achievement = Happiness
- Business: Exchanging your best effort for mine
- Some days your work motivates you, some days you motivate yourself to work.
- Depression is your body’s way of telling you to exercise.
- Try not. Do or do not, there is no try.
- A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
- All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
- He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.
- It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
- To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
- You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
- As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- The unexamined life is not worth living.
- The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
- Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
- The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
- To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
- We must consider both the ultimate end and all clear sensory evidence, to which we refer our opinions; for otherwise everything will be full of uncertainty and confusion.
- Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves.
- Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he’ll never move.
- A train has the two great attributes of life: motion and purpose.
Neale Donald Walsh
- There is only one reason to do anything: as a statement to the universe of Who You Are.
- Pain results from a judgment you have made about a thing. Remove the judgment and the pain disappears.
- Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.
- Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress.