The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character;
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings…
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.
Buddha (563 BC – 483 BC), Dhammapada
Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)
I’m not only my spirit but my body, and who can decide how much I, my individual self, am conditioned by the accident of my body? Would Byron have been Byron but for his club foot, or Dostoyevsky Dostoyevsky without his epilepsy?
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965), The Razor’s Edge, 1943
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
Steven Wright (1955 – )
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.