Quotes, March 2013

“If you have a ‘passion for writing’ and never do it, you don’t have a passion for writing.”
-Jake Seliger

“Observe the reality as it is. As it is, not as you wish it to be. Perhaps your breath is deep. Perhaps your breath is shallow. Perhaps you breathed in through the left nostril. Perhaps you breathed in through the right nostril. It makes no difference.”
-Satya Narayan Goenka

“Opinions are projections.”
-Tucker Max

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”
-Blaise Pascal

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
-Ron Finley

“Fortune is not only blind herself, but blinds the people she has embraced.”

“How people talk to each other absolutely determines how well the organization will function.”
-Larry Bossidy

“By their own actions, not their words, do leaders establish the morale, integrity and sense of justice of their subordinate commanders. They cannot say one thing and do another.”
-Wes Roberts

“It takes less courage to criticize the decisions of others than to stand by your own.”
-Wes Roberts

“Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.”
-Dr. John G. Hibben

“Do you know someone you would like to change and regulate and improve? Good! That is fine. I am all in favor of it, But why not begin on yourself?”
-Dale Carnegie

“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.”
-Dale Carnegie

“Listen to authority figures because of their position, but only believe them if they can explain why.”
-Tucker Max

“If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I’ll tell you what you are. That determines your character. That is the most significant thing about you.”
-Dale Carnegie

“So the only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.”
-Dale Carnegie

“Unless you really understand others, you can hardly attain your own self-understanding.”
-Miyamoto Musashi

“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much of the same is not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you. To entertain likes and dislikes is bad or both commanders and soldiers. Pragmatic thinking is essential.”
-Miyamoto Mushashi

“Generally speaking, fixation and binding are to be avoided, in both the sword and the hand. Fixation is the way to death, fluidity is the way to life. This is something that should be well understood.”
-Miyamoto Mushashi

“When you understand what your shortcomings are and act upon correcting them, that is being a Buddha.”
-Awa Kenzo

“Self-reflection encourages great bravery. Rationalization is your greatest enemy.”
-Awa Kenzo