A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
—Laozi (Chinese Philosopher)
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
—Richard Bach (American Novelist)
To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
—Benjamin Disraeli (British Head of State)
The difference between love and attachment … Attachment is the very opposite of love. Love says, “I want you to be happy.” Attachment says, “I want you to make me happy.”
—Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (British Buddhist Teacher, Nun)
It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you know that ain’t so.
This life is a hard fact; work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine; no matter, the soul is stronger.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.
—Patanjali (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
—Maya Angelou (American Poet)
We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.
—Herb Kelleher (American Entrepreneur)