Words To Live By

Listed below are some “words to live by”, as Master Gagel would say. They are not in any particular order, but, they may be of some use to you, at some time or another. I would like to mention that the Words To Live By came about due to Master Gagel and Master Petkovic’s desire to have a page with sayings that may help in some small way.

Fear is irrelevant-Albin Gagel

Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced-Kierkegaard

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having-Henry Miller

Reality has not inside, outside, or middle part-Bodhidharma

Do every act of your life as if it were your last-Marcus Aurelius

Imagination is more important than knowledge-Albert Einstein

Life eludes logic-Andre Gide

It takes a long time to understand nothing-Edward Dahlberg

All know the way; few actually walk it-Bodhidharma

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop-Confucius

The no-mind not thinks no thoughts about no-things-Buddha

As long as nobody dies; everything can be fixed-Auguste Gagel

Free yourself of fear-Confucius

There is nothing useless in nature; not even uselessness itself-Montaigne

All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop-Kabir

How dieth the wise man? As the fool-Ecclesiastes, 2:16

Think enough and you won’t know anything-Kenneth Patchen

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it-Stanley Kubrick

Action should culminate in wisdom-Bhagavad Gita

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step-Chinese proverb

Every thing is of the nature of no thing-Parmenides

When you seek it, you will not find it-Zen maxim

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadows-Aesop

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see-Huang Po

You can’t catch the wind-Amber Verge

A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable-Anonymous

We have two ears and one tongue that we may hear more and speak less-Diogenes

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know-Cicero

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done-Longfellow

It is not every question that deserves an answer-Syrus

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it-Voltaire

I have never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude-Thoreau

Tact-the ability to describe others as they see themselves-Abraham Lincoln

The greatest remedy for anger is delay-Lucius Senaca

Learn as though you were going to live forever; live as though you were going to die tomorrow-Mahatma Ghandi

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong-John Diefenbaker

Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student-George Iles

Keep your face to the sunshine and all the shadows fall behind-Helen Keller

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own-Benjamin Disraeli

You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept-Arab proverb

One is not finished when he is defeated; he is finished when he quits-Richard Nixon

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount-Clare Booth Luce

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage-Robert Louis Stevenson

It’s harder to be poor without complaining than to be rich without boasting-Chinese proverb

Among the attributes of god, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliance than justice-Cervants

A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject-Allen Fotheringham

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody-it saves so much trouble-Rudyard Kipling

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