2 I am a mirror and whoever speaks of me, nicely or badly, he always speaks of himself.
3 Lightly, sprightly to the dance I go, the sun shines brightly on the court below.
4 Speak softly and carry a big stick.
5. “I am sleeping on the table tonight”, said an Italian sister laughing. “We have so many sisters living here that we have to sleep…on the tables, on the benches and on the floor. I sleep well.”
7 O Youth with song and laughter, go not so lightly by. Have pity – and remember, how soon thy roses die.
1. Holy people do not desire any object. Good and holy people
2. If you do evil to someone who is good,…the evil will return to you like light dust thrown up against the wind.
3 And their Lord answered them, “ I do not waste the labour of any that labours among them, be you male or female – the one of you is as the other.”
Comparison, Comparative, etc.
2 The richest of riches is kindliness.
3 There is nothing more glorious than to persist in the advance of the community.
4 When you threaten a weaker than yourself, think of yourself in front of a bully. The Kural
5 Men unsure of the next moment make more than a million plans.
6 I am nearer to you than your jugular vein.
7 To eat alone what one has hoarded is worse than begging.
8 It is compassion (love), the most gracious of virtues, which moves the world.
9 There is nothing higher than Dharma (the Law of the cosmos, the Straight Path).
10 …even when wrath is effective, there is no greater evil than wrath….Wrath kils the smile in the face and the joy in the heart. Has there ever been a greater enemy to man?
11 Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of us all?
12 East or West, home is best. English proverb
13 No temple is more beautiful than one`s mother.
15 The highest beauty is the beauty of personality.
16 They were singing and dancing and exchanging little gifts of flowers and cakes. It was by far the biggest holiday of the year.
17 A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.
18 There is nothing worse than hasty friendship, because friends once made cant be abandoned.
19 As…as, so…as:
20 The lotus rises with water, and a man rises as high as his will.
21 The more violent the love, the more violent the anger.
22 The highest bliss on earth is the joy of personality.
23 Wrath kills the smile in the face and the joy in the heart? Is there a greater enemy to man than this?
24 Even when wrath is effective, there is no greater evil than wrath. The Kural
25 For the Moslem world the Koran is the greatest work of” literature”. Unfortunately, for almost everyone else it is literally a closed book.
26 Health, contentment and trust are your greatest possessions, and freedom your greatest joy.
27 A smile is the shortest distance between two human beings.
28 The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit on his own ass.
29 Of all valuable possessions the greatest is the quality of universal benevolence.
31 Our happiest times are those in which we forget ourselves.
32 You are more precious than both heaven and earth.
Every, Each, Everyone, Everything:
1 Every person has the right to be treated in accordance with the Law, and only in accordance with the Law.
7 Waking up this morning, I am smiling. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
8 Peace and joy in each toy –My own peace and joy.
9 The purpose of life is to arrive at a stage where each moment becomes fruitful. Does that mean fruits for oneself ? No, trees do not bear fruits for themselves, but for others.
10 Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.
12 That you may have pleasure in everything, seek pleasure in nothing…
13 Everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks, finds.
3 You will see great sorrow and in that sorrow you will be happy…
4. Fear God and God will give you knowledge.
5 I will tell you a secret: Nothing, in truth, is more extraordinary than humanity. Mahabharata, India
The Genitive: ‘ s
2 It is not for me to judge another’s life.
3 Maybe God’s will is best attained through consultation.
1 If you do evil to someone who is good, to someone who is “pure” and
2 If Allah were to punish people for their wrong actions, not a single creature would be left upon the earth, …
3 If I built a village upon the hill, along the river in the woods, there would be rabbits leaping in the sun.
4 Men cannot be our enemies, even men called Vietcong!
5 If your word is sweet, you will conquer the whole world ; wherever you go, you will win the hearts of men.
6 If you are reluctant to ask the way, you will be lost.
8 If any individual should speak ill of one who is absent, it is incumbent upon his hearers, in a spiritual and friendly manner, to stop him, and say in effect: would this detraction serve any useful purpose?
Neither - Nor
1 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
2 He who does not feel unity in himself, can neither love nor can he be loved.
1 …Then she asked simple questions; but simple questions cannot be answered.
2 R. Tagore: 1861 - 1941
3 He insulted me, he hurt me, he defeated me, he robbed me. Those who do not think such thoughts will be free from hate.
4 The forest lion and the bull were linked in friendship, growing full;
5 I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe; I told it not, - my wrath did grow.
1 Monks; it is not easy to find a human being who has not formerly been your father or your mother, your brother or your sister, your son or your daughter.
2 You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
3 Have you ever given order to the morning or have you shown the dawn its place? Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth ?
4 Archimedes, the scientist from Greece, said: Eureka! Eureka!
5 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth, I have come to bring a sword.
6 O Great Spirit grant that I will never judge another man until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.
7 Everyone says and does as much as he / she has understood.
8 Ever since man first started to roam this planet he has primarily concentrated on one thing: himself.
9 If you have done evil, you have done it to yourself.
11 The time has come, the Walrus said , to talk of many things: of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings—and why the sea is boiling hot—and whether pigs have wings. Through the Looking, Glass, Lewis Carroll
12 “In these twenty years of work amongst the people, I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.
13 The world has not promised anything to anybody.
14 Lament in Old age:
16 Sweet words are those that proceed from the lips of a person whose heart is filled with love, whose speech is guileless and who has discovered the true nature of reality.
17 “Give us time. We are young.” – I have heard so many Africans say these words.
18 The Lord gave, the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
19 And whosoever has done ill, an atom’s weight will see it then.
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