Inspirational Quotations #465

It helps a lot looking at life from the perspective of one’s certain death. Try to visualize yourself at the hour of death. Just a couple of minutes each day. It’s basic Buddhist beginners practice.
Hans Taeger

How feeble are we that we’re swayed more by dubious flattery than by valid suggestions.
Marty Nemko

One must know how to wait calm–patient, unshakable–wait indefinitely, as long as that is demanded, accepting even what looks like defeat. But when the time arrives, one must know also how to be swift, impetuous, violent even — and victorious.
Nolini Kanta Gupta

Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it.
James Howell

Even a high experience is worth nothing, when not polished and kept warm.
Hans Taeger

In my experience, there’s only one thing that will always steer you toward success: That’s to have a vision and to stick with it… Once I have a vision for a new venture, I’m going to ride that vision until the wheels come off.
Russell Simmons

Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
Mignon McLaughlin

The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves–our weakness, errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all.
Tryon Edwards

Be of good cheer about death, and know of a certainty, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Socrates

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
Reinhold Niebuhr

The individual or the group which organizes any society, however social its intentions or pretensions, arrogates an inordinate portion of social privilege to itself.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Don’t blow up your ego by getting addicted to knowing everything better. Even if you do it’s often wiser to keep your mouth shut and give others the chance and time to find things out by themselves.
Hans Taeger

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