“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo
”There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster” ~The Dalai Lama, quoting a Tibetan Saying
”Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”~Buddha
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein
”If you compare the City with the Forest, you may begin to wonder why it’s man who goes around classifying himself as The Superior Animal.
“Superior to what?” asked Pooh.
“I don’t know, Pooh. I’ve tried to think of something, but I just can’t come up with an answer.”
“If people were Superior to Animals, they’d take better care of the world,” said Pooh.
That’s true,” I said.” ~Benjamin Hoff
”How can you get very far,
If you don’t know Who You Are?
How can you do what you ought,
If you don’t know What You’ve Got?
And if you don’t know Which To Do
Of all the things in front of you
Then what you’ll have when you are through
Is just a mess without a clue
Of all the best that can come true
If you know What and Which and Who”
~Pooh Bear, Benjamin Hoff, Tao of Pooh
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
“It’s the same thing,” he said.
“What’s that?” the Unbeliever asked.
“Wisdom from a Western Taoist,” I said.
“It sounds like something from Winnie-the-Pooh,” he said.
“It is,” I said.
“That’s not about Taoism,” he said.
“Oh, yes it is,” I said.
“No, it’s not,” he said.
“What do you think it’s about?” I said.
“It’s about a dumpy little bear that wanders around asking silly questions, making up songs, and going through all kinds of adventures, without ever accumulating any amount of intellectual knowledge or losing his simpleminded sort of happiness. That’s what it’s about,” he said.
“Same thing,” I said.
~Benjamin Hoff, Tao of Pooh
“Holding a grudge is like letting someone live rent free in your head.” ~I am unsure who wrote this.
Ok, that seems like enough for now :)