Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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​ Qu Yuan

The gates of Heaven are open wide; off I ride born on a dark cloud... one Yin for every Yang.

​ Qu Yuan

Age creeps on apace, all will soon be over;
If only it could be forever as this time it was!
But man's fate is fixed;
From meetings and partings none can ever escape.

​ Qu Yuan

Alas! all joy has vanished from my life,
Alone beside the hill.
Never to follow fashion will I stoop,
Then must live lonely still.

​ Qu Yuan

Alas! all joy has vanished from my life,
Alone beside the hill.
Never to follow fashion will I stoop,
Then must live lonely still.

​ Qu Yuan

Now, the phoenix dispossessed,
In the shrine crows make their nest.
Withered is the jasmine rare,
Fair is foul, and foul is fair,
Light is darkness, darkness day,
Sad at heart I haste away.

​ Qu Yuan

Can one gather water lilies from the the boughs of a tree?
When hearts are not at one, the match-maker wearies;
Favor that was but scant is lightly severed...
In our union was no faithfulness, only grief has lasted;
She did not keep her tryst

A.A. Milne

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.

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.' ”

Abdul Sattar Edhi

Whereas the entire meaning of the Quran must easily be interpreted by the lives of Muslims, Islam's followers abandoned its essence.