#34: Wisdom Quotes Apr03

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#34: Wisdom Quotes

#34: Wisdom Quotes     

Below are quotes that resonate, from Leo Tolstoy’s ‘A Calendar Of Wisdom’.      
 
[1]
The first rule for the attainment of virtue is to think only about how one can perfect oneself, rather than always looking for universal praise. – Chinese Ski-King

[2]
When you are finding life difficult and you are suffering from memories of the past or from worries about the future, remember that life exists only in the present. Put all your effort into focusing on the present and all your suffering about the past and your worries about the future will vanish, and you will feel liberated and full of joy. – Tolstoy

[3]
Do not get involved in an argument with a sly person; you would do better to leave him alone. Do not associate with a greedy person, and do not trust his guidance. Do not try to explain yourself to an idiot, do not accept money from a rogue, and have nothing to do with a slanderer. – Eastern wisdom

[4]
If you follow one good deed by another with no gap between them – that is what I call a happy life. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

[5]
The evil man brings harm upon himself before he harms anyone else. – St Augustine

[6]
If the response to people leading upright lives is not one of love on the part of those less well-inclined, but of persecution, not only does this not shake their certainty in the correctness of the way of life they are leading, but, on the contrary, it is the surest indication that it is the correct way to live. – Tolstoy

[7]
When we are persecuted, it is not whether we suffer or not that is dangerous, but the temptation to react with self-pity and the consequential vindictive feelings towards those who are persecuting us. – Tolstoy

[8]
Do not seek other people’s love and do not be upset by the fact that you are unloved. People often love what’s wrong and dislike what’s correct. – Tolstoy

[9]
There should not be just the one special heroic deed in our life. Our whole life should be a single heroic deed. – Tolstoy

[10]
The truly compassionate person is the one who takes no notice of slander or abuse from others. – Tolstoy