name can name no lasting name. nameless: origin of heaven &earth.
empty of desire, the gateway to all mystery. (if you didn't know God, you couldn't see it).
recognize beauty &ugliness. recognize good &evil.
hard depends on easy,
don't treasure &no one will steal
mysterious female : endless flow of inexhaustible energy.
no self interest? self is fulfilled.
can you love people &govern the country without knowledge ? (yes. see children ).
can you brighten the 4 directions without action ? (no).
pot's use comes from emptiness. room's use from emptiness. (move, clay, for Potter).
favor debases us (ego). afraid when we get it, afraid when we lose it. (fear /control).
without fundamental trust, there is no trust at all.
what others fear I must fear -how pointless !
if heaven &earth do not blow &pour for long, how much less should humans ?
on tiptoe : no way to stand .
gravity is the root of lightness.
passion loses its master.
good travelers leave no tracks, good words/ no trace. good counting needs no markers.
not2 value teacher, not2 love resource, causes great confusion even for the intellect.
tryin2 control world? see u won't succeed. those who control, fail. those who grasp, lose.
most fruitful outcome does not depend on force. (REAL LOVE). succeeds w/o arrogance
those who rejoice in killing people cannot achieve their purpose in this world.
know others= intelligent, know self =enlightened. conquering others=force /self =strength
knowing what is enough is wealth. (know too much, you get too full of yourself !)
die without perishing &your life will endure. (the grand paradox).
no desire is serenity,
all things originate from being. (GIVE UP. can't do anything on own; if u could you would).
we gain by losing, lose by gaining. (ON FALLEN EARTH, "BACKWARDS" IS RIGHT).
the further you travel, the less you know. (so funny, the "world" would disagree w all this).
take the entire world as nothing. make the least effort, &the world escapes you.
emerge into life, enter death.
there is nothing that cannot be overcome. there is no limit.
not that demons lose their "power," but their power does not harm people.
most difficult things in world accomplished via easiest. great things; through smallest.
people are difficult to govern bc they are very clever. (fallen man)
(if we'd never fallen away from God, we'd never need intellect.. says u d need God. look at "smart" ppl, can't make good decision. purpose of intellect=2deceive; of satan. u know better than another/doesn't K of mercy &grace. where u lived =evil &darkness.last thing satan wants is u 2b still /wants u 2think u k.but, let Love lead. you know the truth, this stuff comes in stillness. intellect, illusion comes from satan, he's trying 2b God. not normal 2b afraid, of doubt; # evil. the ego. world wrecked kid).
if ppl don't understand this,they don't understand me.few understand me&that's my value
if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.