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The Only True Wisdom

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. George Arliss

Humility is the root, mother, nurse, foundation, and bond of all virtue. Saint John Chrysostom

Even if you be otherwise perfect, you fail without humility. The Talmud

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The Bible

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. Thomas Merton

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The Greatest Prayer

The greatest prayer is patience. Buddha

There is no evil like hatred, and no fortitude like patience. Shantideva

Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Phaedrus

Patience is the companion of wisdom. St. Augustine

Patience is not passive… it is concentrated strength. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda

Patience can conquer destiny. Irish proverb

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The Fairest Blossom

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

A simple grateful thought toward Heaven is the most complete prayer. Gotthold Lessing

Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation. You do not find it among gross people. Samuel Johnson

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. Plato

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

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The Greatest Strength

Sincerity is…the greatest strength, and the most acceptable intercessor, and the firmest point of support, and the shortest way to reality, and the most acceptable prayer, and the most wondrous means of achieving one’s goal, and the highest quality, and the purest worship. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Sincerity is the treasure of a land, and it is in sincerity that the people find their strength in times of hardship. Confucian saying

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. Confucius

There is no time so miserable but a man may be true. Shakespeare

The Deepest Law

Habit is the deepest law of human nature. Thomas Carlyle

Habit is stronger than nature. Quintus Curtius Rufus

Habit is ten times nature. Duke of Wellington

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. Nathaniel Emmons

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. Aristotle

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

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A Real Driver

He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins. The Dhammapada

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that rules his spirit better than he that takes a city. Proverbs 16:32

Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry. Euripedes

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. Thomas à Kempis.

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The Greatest Wealth

The greatest wealth is health. Virgil

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. Herophilus

Every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself. Adelle Davis

Though the soul be not caused by the body; yet in the general it follows the temperament of it. Owen Feltham

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