#2: Wisdom Quotes Mar13


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#2: Wisdom Quotes

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

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but to enjoy the right things – not merely industrious, but to love industry – not merely learned, but to love knowledge – not merely pure, but to love purity – not merely just, but to thirst after justice. – John Ruskin, Unto this Last

Some of your friends will censure you, some will praise you. Keep the company of those who censure you, and avoid those who praise you. – The Talmud

When an arrow misses its target, the archer blames himself and not someone else. That is how the wise man behaves. – Confucius

Remember all the bad things you have done; this will help you to avoid doing any more. But if you remember the good things you have done, that will prevent you from doing any more. – Tolstoy

If a man cannot forgive his brother, he does not love him. True love is limitless, and there is no end to the number of insults which love, if it is genuine, cannot forgive. – Tolstoy

A sailor who raise the same sail, regardless of changes in the direction of the wind, will never reach his port. – George, SP

People can be free in their external lives only to the extent that they have already been freed in their inner lives. – Herzen, ‘Letters to an Old Comrade’

If you are able to teach someone to behave in an upright way and yet do not do so, you will lose a brother. – Chinese wisdom

The life of society can only be improved by the self-denial of the individual. – Tolstoy

They say that one swallow does not make a summer. But is it not precisely because one swallow does not make a summer that the swallow which cannot sense the onset of summer but simply waits for it to arrive will never fly?If you had to wait for every bud to blossom and every blade of grass to grow, then you will never have a summer. In just the same way… we don’t need to think whether we are the first or the thousandth swallow. – Tolstoy