Friday, September 21, 2007

Quotes for Friday

"A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind."
- John Neal


"A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."
- Mahatma Gandhi


"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."
- Madonna


"Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him."
- Epictetus


"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."
- William Arthur Ward


2 comments:

ViolentLove said...

"Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him." - Epictetus

Yeah.

Anything you do not master becomes your master.

It us very important for me to question why things bother/pierce/annoy me. It is often quite the experience to trace things back to the root issue.

We are all mirrors of each other and mirrors are best at reflecting.

Peace to you.

Argider said...

We are all indeed mirrors of each other. With our harsh judgment of ourselves, we often do the same to others who reflect our most despised traits.
I try to remind myself of this quote when I feel very judgmental.


"If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion, peace."

- Eckert Tolle