Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Indomitable perseverance in a business properly understood always ensures ultimate success.

Cyrus McCormick
When a true genius appears in the world,
you may know him by this sign,
that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting

Monday, October 10, 2005

All communication is either a loving response or a cry for help.

A Course in Miracles

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Confucius said,

"The gentleman does not seek to satiate himself in eating, does not seek ease in living, is quick in his dealings and prudent in speech, and keeps to the correctness of those with the way. He can be considered as devoted to learning."

Lun Yu, Chapter One, Verse Fourteen
I think we must clear ourselves each one by the interrogation, whether we have earned our bread to-day by the hearty contribution of our energies to the common benefit? and we must not cease to tend to the correction of these flagrant wrongs, by laying one stone aright every day.

Emerson, Man the Reformer
Tseng Tzu said,

"Each day I examine myself on three counts: whether or not I am loyal to those in whose behalf I act; whether or not I am trustworthy in my dealings with friends; whether or not I practise what is imparted."

Lun Yu, Chapter One, Verse Four
His disciples questioned him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?"

Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate."

Gospel of Thomas