Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Trees, though they are cut and lopped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again.

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Our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.

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The democratic principle, enunciated in the words of the Declaration of Independence, declared that government was secondary, that the people who established it were primary. Thus, the future of democracy depended on the people, and their growing consciousness of what was the decent way to relate to their fellow human beings all over the world.

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A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.

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Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.

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Hierarchies serve an important function. They enable complete strangers to know how to treat one another without wasting the time and energy needed to become personally acquainted.

(not set)​Bhagavata Purana

Learn to look with an equal eye upon all beings, seeing the one Self in all.

(not set)Diamond Sutra

Think this way about our fleeting world: a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; a flash of lightening in a summer cloud; a flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.

A.A. MilneWaiting At The Window

These are my two drops of rain
Waiting on the window-pane…
All the best and all the worst
Comes from which of them is first…
John is there, and John has won!
Look! I told you! Here's the sun!

A.A. MilneWaiting At The Window

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

A.A. MilneWar With Honour

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

A.A. MilneWar With Honour

War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.”

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“ 'Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.' ”

A.A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

“ 'Oh Tigger, where are your manners?' 'I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.' ”