Archive | kindness

Time heals what reason cannot.

Time heals what reason cannot. – Seneca What does that mean? “Be reasonable about it.” You’ve heard this before, I’d imagine. Something has happened, and you are upset. You eventually calm down and think through the problem. Most of the time you can come to an understanding of what happened and reason prevails. Perhaps it […]

Continue Reading

Any man may easily do harm…

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. – Plato What does that mean? Well, I’m afraid I have to disagree slightly with him.  It’s a quibble, but :  Anyone CAN do good.  Many will choose not to do good, but they have the capability to do good. That […]

Continue Reading

Suffering becomes beautiful when…

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.  – Aristotle What does that mean? Once again, we have a translation from Ancient Greek.  Just what are the flavors of calamity and which forms of suffering does he mean?  I choose to take the words at […]

Continue Reading

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. – Les Brown What does that mean? To me, it talks of the futility of reliving the past.  Dragging the anchors of your failures with you as you try to move into the future is not going to let you get very far. After […]

Continue Reading

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. – Chinese Proverb Also: The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu And: To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu What […]

Continue Reading

As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Albert Schweitzer What does that mean? When I’m mad at someone, often because I think they’re being mean, or there has been some kind of misunderstanding or loss of trust, being cold can be a very accurate description of how […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: