(Extras - Proverbs: Manually translated into English.)
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Words of wisdom ?
What is wisdom?
I guess the answer will depend on the person you ask, what he/she believes in, and his/her own understanding of what can be behind words or actions.
I was always fascinated of proverbs and quotations. They can - often in a short but profound and wise way - say something about different aspects of life... that makes you think and ponder.
Sometimes they can also be a challenge to some of our existing ideas and beliefs. In my opinion, this is also necessary.
I leave it up to you to decide if these following words contain wisdom.
Today I may have wanted to rewrite some of them, but I have left them as they were originally when I first heard, read or wrote them. This because that is how they caught my attention and made me think, ponder or agree.
Since the "source" often was missing, or that I forgot to note it down,
I apologize to the authors not mentioned.
To Act is to show that you know it.
To Teach is to remind others that they know just as much as you do.
Change yourself, and the reflection will change.
Just because you
do not see it or feel it,
does not mean it does not exist.
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift -
that is why we call it The Present
Be aware of your thoughts,
for they become your words.
Be aware of your words, for they become your actions.
Be aware of your actions, for they become your habits.
Be aware of your habits, for they form your personality.
Be aware of your personality, for it will be your destiny.
Give a man a fish,
and you feed him for a day.
Teach him how to fish,
and you feed him for a lifetime.
Either we are victims in an unfeeling, un-sensing, dumb, chaotic universe, where everything is the result of chance or accident,
– or, we are the masters of our fate. There is no in-between.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again – and to meet again, after moments or lifetimes, are guaranteed those who are friends.
To forgive a child is to understand that it did not understand.
Have you ever seen the child in your enemy ?
Have you ever seen the child in yourself ?
Peace on earth starts with making peace with yourself.
There is no need for competition or comparing.
Common sense is to sow what you want to reap.
unless it also was love
to receive it.
- Where do you come from ?
- Where is your home ?
- Where are you going ?
- What are you doing ?
and see that your answers change.
- while waiting for appreciation from others
- to discover your own value.
If you do things
that makes you happy,
the world becomes happier.
isn't only the hardest to let go of,
it is also the heaviest to carry.
you cannot avoid at the same time to forgive and start loving yourself.
Then your enemy gets the value of a friend.
and courage to change what I can,
– and the wisdom to see the difference.
No one is gaining peace
by warring for it.
To give love is to inspire others to love themselves.
If you do not like the place you are in, change it.
You are not a tree.
Misunderstood compassion is to "sacrifice" a piece of meat to a hungry – that later shows up to be a vegetarian.
It gives you something to do,
but it does not get you anywhere.
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
Forgiveness saves you the trouble of revenge.
Grace is that they do not hit your toes.
Understanding is to realize there was nothing to forgive.
you can imagine
Better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.
To be faithful to anything else isn't only impossible,
but also the sign of a false messiah.
Home comes to you.
All persons, all your life's events,
are there because you have drawn them to you.
What you choose to do with them is up to you.
You teach best what you most of all need to learn.
I had a lot to learn.
Now remains more than ever.