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August 1, 2017

10 quotes on life

“How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it.”

G K Chesterton, English writer, poet and philosopher (1874 -1936)


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher, author of the Tao Te Ching, 6th Century BC


“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”



“Be regular and orderly in your life so that you can be violent and original in your work.

Flaubert, French novelist, author of Madame Bovary (1821 – 1880)


“This is a subtle truth, whatever you love, you are.”

Rumi, 13th Century Persian poet, mystic and theologian (1207 – 1273)


“When the path you take always leads back to yourself, you get nowhere at all.”

Kung Fu Panda, hero of the eponymous action comedy, released in 2008


“You have power over your mind, not outside events, Realise this and you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome 161 – 180, practitioner of Stoicism, works compiled as the ‘Meditations’ (121 – 180 AD)


“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

Buddha, Ascetic and sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. 5th Century BC


“Do not fret for what is past, nor be anxious about the future; those of discernment deal only with the present moment.”

Chanakya, Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor, 4th Century BC


“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

Rumi, 13th Century Persian poet, mystic and theologian (1207 – 1273)



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