Friday, May 31, 2013


What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” — Plutarch

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

"One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak." - G. K. Chesterton

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

In war there is no prize for runner-up. ~ Seneca

"One isn't born with courage. One develops it by doing small courageous things" - Dr. Maya Angelou

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Martin Luther King, jr.

: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." (Confucius)

"Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." 
- George Washington Carver

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
- Socrates

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. you'll learn more being fascinated by life than you'll by being frustrated by it." Jim Rohn

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
–Greek proverb

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. -Wm Penn

"Your progress towards success begins with a fundamental question: Where are you going?"
-Napoleon Hill

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill

The world  has the habit of making  room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going
~ Napoleon Hill

You have absolute control over but one thing,  and that is your thoughts... Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do.
- Napoleon Hill

"One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word impossible."
-Napoleon Hill

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a burning desire which transcends everything  -Napoleon Hill

More Napoleon:

Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

The time will never be just right.

The most important job is that of learning how to negotiate with others without friction.

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.

"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit."

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve"

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

The worst human ailment is indecision"

"I believe in the power of desire backed with faith.

Anything that robs you of peace of mind robs you of life's greatest wealth.

"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit."

Wise persons are those who think twice before speaking once.

Don't wait. The time will never be just right."

 There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.  - Napoleon Hill

"Procrastination Is The Bad Habit Of Putting Off Until The Day After Tomrw What Should Have Been Done The Day B4 Yesterday."

  “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. - Napoleon Hill

Keep your mind fixed on what you want in life, not on what you don’t want...

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Spiritual Laws
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall heard the right world . . . . Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into you as life, place yourself in the full center of that flood, then you are without effort impelled to truth, to right, and a perfect contentment.

Source: Essays, Series I (Spiritual Laws).

 Monk and friend Artwork by Marcelle Hanselaar

Ajahn Sumedho Buddhist Summer School 2001.

The Buddhist meditation practice of mindfulness, a talk given by Ajahn Sumedho at the 1994 Buddhist Summer School in Leicester, England.
(59 mins some background noise for the first 40 seconds.)

Subjects include: Mindfulness, Consciousness, and how we create ourselves.
More posts by Ajahn Sumedho here.

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