"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."
- Thomas Jefferson
Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.
~ Hz. Ali
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
~Dalai Lama XIV
We only have what we give.
That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
~Simone de Beauvoir
Speak only when your words are more
beautiful than silence.
~ Hz. Ali
When you’re anxious or worried, be patient. The key of patience opens the door of happiness.
Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.
~Henri J.M. Nouwen