#12: Wisdom Quotes Mar20


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#12: Wisdom Quotes

Below are quotes that resonate, from Leo Tolstoy’s ‘A Calendar Of Wisdom’.     
If there is enmity between two people then both of them are at fault. Whatever number you multiply by zero, however large, the result is always zero. – Tolstoy

Always remember that people will always act in their own best interests. If an action should actually turn our to be in someone’s best interests then that person is right. But if he should be mistaken, then it will be so much the worse for him, since every error is always followed by suffering. 

If we bear this in mind, then we shall never need to get angry or annoyed with anyone else, never accuse or swear at anyone else, and never become anybody’s enemy. – Epictetus, Discourses

When we are caring for sick people, how often we forget that what the sick person wants from us above all is not to hide from him the fact of his approaching death, but to make him aware of his spiritual and ever-growing divine nature, which is not subject to either diminution or death. – Tolstoy

In almost every case, illness can liberate the power of the spirit in us, while at the same time it diminishes our physical strength. And if we become increasingly aware of the spiritual dimension within us, this does not diminish our sense of well-being, but, on the contrary, enhances it. – Tolstoy

Cowardice is knowing what you should do and then not doing it. – Confucius

If someone has offended me, that is his business – that is the sort of person he is and that is the kind of thing he does. I have my own way of doing things, which in my opinion comes naturally to all human beings, and I will remain faithful to that principle in everything I do. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

If you are afraid of something, you should know that the cause of your fear is something within, rather than outside, you. – Tolstoy

The most common reason why people are reluctant to accept the truth is that they feel offended by the form in which it has been expressed. – Tolstoy

In any controversy, the instant we feel angry, we have already ceased striving for Truth, and begun striving for ourselves. – Carlyle, ‘Voltaire’

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much vex as to convince each other. – Wilkins, Ecclesiastes