#14: Wisdom Quotes Mar20


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#14: Wisdom Quotes

Below are quotes that resonate, from Leo Tolstoy’s ‘A Calendar Of Wisdom’.      

We are racing unthinkingly towards a precipice, holding a shield in front of us to prevent us from seeing it. – Pascal, Thoughts

Live life as if at any moment you must leave this live, as if the time has been gifted to you is an unexpected present. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

The wise person demands everything only of himself; the insignificant person demands everything only from other people. – Chinese wisdom

A skilled carpenter doesn’t start grieving just because someone who understands nothing about carpentry disapproves of his fine work. – Epictetus, Discourses

If you are a generally unrecognized and misunderstood figure and are not saddened by this, then you are truly a virtuous person. – Chinese wisdom

When you meet other people, it is good (as a test to eliminate any feelings of pride) to accustom yourself to anticipate and expect not praise or approval but, on the contrary, insults and unfair criticism. – Tolstoy

Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law. – After Kant, GMM

The ‘souls’ of those people who are constantly angry with others, who are ceaselessly afraid of something or other and who totally give themselves up to their passions, can never be free. – Confucius

In order to believe in good, you must start practising it. – Tolstoy

The more accustomed we get to doing with less, the less threatening we find deprivation. – Tolstoy