Power of Thought

Thoughts are the soil, life is the crop. Think with impurity, you have a desert. Think with rightfulness, you have a forest. Man can have no thing which he cannot image in his mind. But he can have everything of which he can. If it is riches you seek, act rich as you are. If…

Patterns

Nature builds itself in patterns. The eye can see them, but the mind must understand them. Just as the shortest path between two points is a straight line, so too is the path between you and the richness of life. All your troubles are merely wrong turns. Choose your path, and don’t look back. Wherever…

Foundations

Do not base your life on weak foundations. The wealth you accrue, the dwelling you occupy, the job you hold, the bed you take slumber upon, the loved ones you hold in your heart, even the child you rear. These things are precious, but fleeting. Like the pillars of an ancient structure, they too will…

Employment & Authority

Why yield to authority? Do you suppose you will live long enough to see them perish so that you may live freely? Why work for someone else? Do you wish to depend upon another emotional being for your own livelihood? Shall a man of healthy mind be forced to answer to a man of diseased…

Talent

A talent is like a fire. It is the reason you are here. Feed it, and it will burn forever. It will grow, and it will be your guiding light. Neglect it, and it extinguishes. The longer you leave your fire extinguished, the harder it is to light again. If you aren’t nurturing your talent,…

Death & Legacy

Death is certain, truly living is not. No man can live forever, it is his legacy that endures. Those below you, will try to drag you down. Those above you, will help you rise. Recognize and avoid the distractions. If you want to be remembered, always look ahead. There is someone who thinks the world…

Contrast

Without chaos, there would be no order. Without wrongdoing, no righteousness. Become lost, then you can find your place. Break down in sorrow, and you open the door to joy. Existence is really just waves in an ocean. The higher the peaks, the lower the valleys. Lasting peace is found in calm waters. One of…

Leadership

Try to lead with law and regulation, and the people will rebel. Let people walk and speak freely, and they will build their own walls. When I stopped looking for the good in people, it became as common as grass. Before that, everyone was a tyrant. Stop trying to lead with force, both for yourself and others….

Quote Of The Week

Hello, wise ones! Each week, I would like to share with you some of my favorite quotes and speech excerpts from clever, ambitious figures in our society. These are words that still ring in my head every day, and for good reason. The trick is to focus less on who the quote came from, and…

Noise & Silence

The mind is full of noise. The more you talk, the less you hear. When the opportunity arises, be silent. Sit quietly with yourself. Stop seeking. Stop reaching for things. Listen closely, and you will find your answers buried beneath your questions. Throughout our busy lives, many of us rarely take the time to reflect. We…