The journey is the reward.Taoist Saying
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.Thomas Troward
Iron rusts from disue; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew that World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, The Crazy Ape
The New Testament makes it abundantly clear that whenever the Kingdom of God was concerned Jesus was absolutely uncompromising, even when he realized that for him personally the alternative to compromise was crucifixion.Ernest Fremont Title
If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.Sun-Tzu
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.