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My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge
of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if
three or more are employed therein.
#George Washington (17321799)
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the traveler cannot find I Master or friend to go with him, Let him
travel alone Rather than with a fool for company.
nothing. W Where there is desire, Say nothing.
or sorrow H Whatever befalls you, Walk on Untouched,
speak harsh words N For they will rebound upon you. Angry words
hurt And the hurt rebounds.
winner sows hatred T Because the loser suffers. Let go of winning
and losing And find joy.
gentleness overcome anger. W With generosity overcome meanness.
With truth overcome deceit.
is an old saying I "They blame you for being silent, They blame you
when you talk too much And when you talk too little." Whatever you do,
they blame you.
world always finds T A way to praise and a way to blame. It always has
and it always will.
a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater
ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his
natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
not that which is holy unto the dogs, G neither cast ye your pearls
before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again
and rend you.
and it shall be given you; A seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you.
ye in at the strait gate: E for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, B which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.
of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, B but
inwardly they are ravening wolves.
shall know them by their fruits.
how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
is the ultimate sophistication.
you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it?
"Zenrin-kushu" (published in 1688),
"Collection of Sayings from the Zen Forest"
failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting
observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge
of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at
all if three or more are employed therein.
courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried
before you give them your confidence.
sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four
sharpening the axe.
nice to people on your way up because you meet them on the way down.
you are going through hell, keep going.
everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
men do things, other men will arise who will explain to them how
things should be done.
grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, G Courage
to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.
the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of
leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of
can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell
whether a man is wise by his questions.
stupid neither forgive nor forget, the naive forgive and forget, the wise
forgive but do not forget.
you are doing one thing talking on your phone, texting, whatever you
are automatically not doing something else. What is the greatest
scarcity in the world today? It's not oil. It's time. Time
is precious. Don't throw it away.
theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. I But, in
practice, there is.
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