This & That

(1) I do not believe any peacock envies another peacock his tail, because every peacock is persuaded that his own tail is the finest in the world.  The consequence of this is that peacocks are peaceable birds. —- Bertrand Russell.

(2) Love and humility are more dignified and divine ways of dealing with people.  Our life should, therefore, be modelled that, out of love for us, and not because of fear of us, people work heart and soul, while we on our parts, should become worthy, and be able to teach others to work, by ourselves turning out good amounts of work.
(3)  Take your house number and double it. Add 5, multiply by 1/2 of 100, then add your age (if you are under 100).  Add the number of days in a year, and subtract 615.  The last 2 digits will be your age, the other numbers will be your house number.
(4) There is a raging tiger inside every man whom God put on this earth.  Every man, worthy of the respect of his children, spends his life building inside himself a cage to pen that tiger in.

(5) It is a great degradation to be conceited.  Look at the crow —— how wise it thinks itself to be.  It never falls into a snare.  It flies off at the slightest approach of danger, and steals food with the greatest dexterity.  But the poor creature cannot help eating filth.  This is the result of being over-wise or having the wisdom of a pettifogger.

(6) To make the kids do what we want
We must be real inventive
In grandma’s day, ’twas called a bribe
Today it’s an incentive.
(7) Be a child of life —- Simple amidst complexities, clear amidst confusion, quiet amidst noise and playful amidst seriousness.
  (8) Life is a gift, wrapped in several layers —– Every time you peel off one layer, there’s always a surprise awaiting you.  And for a few seconds or days, you live brighter.  And what you think and do in that brightness, lights up the next day …………… and the next …………..

(9) It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have got it, it requires ten times as much wit to keep it.

(10) What is the first business of philosophy ?  To part with self-conceit.  It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows.
(11) “I’m just tired” —— that is the mechanism of the subconscious when it starts confronting data that it does not want to fully receive or embrace.  Be careful, because most of us are sleep-walking through life.  Stay awake.
(12) Be content with what thou hast received and smooth thy frowning forehead, for the door of choice is not open either to thee or me. —- Hafiz.

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