A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
—Rupert Hughes (American Historian)
The point of the teachings is to control your own mind. Restrain your mind from greed, and you will keep your body right, your mind pure and your words faithful. Always thinking of the transiency of your life, you will be able to desist from greed and anger and will be able to avoid all evils.
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy-the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
—Norman Podhoretz (American Political Activist)
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive. The more prolonged the halt in some unrelieved system of order, the greater the crash of the dead society.
—Alfred North Whitehead (English Mathematician)
Greed is the root cause of all sins. Greed is the cause of all problems that one faces. Greed fuels the growth of enemies. Excessive greed destroys one’s life.
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
In a higher world it is otherwise; but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to change often.
—John Henry Newman (British Catholic Clergyman)
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward in courage.