Collection of quotes that I have pondered
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle — when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it
Five percent of people think; Ten percent of the people think they think; The other eighty-five percent would rather die then think;
No hurry, No Pause; No two movements are ever the same, and nothing actually remains as it was even a moment before. The value of each moment for us exists not in its particular manifestation, but in our correct relationship to it.
The story goes Bertrand Russel once said that giving a contradictary starting point one can deduce anything. A student lifted his hand, so in that case if 1=0 prove you are the pope. Russel replied: if one equals zero, and you add one to each side you get 2 = 1, the pope and I are two man, giving that 2=1, I am one man, so I am the pope.