Thursday, September 23, 2010

Things to Consider in the Game of Life

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do,
or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or
neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.”
(Precise origin unknown. Variously attributed to Quakers Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855, and William Penn, 1644-1718, and to Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader.)

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
(William James, 1842-1910, US psychologist and philosopher.)

“In one of my classes I ask my students to write on the subject, ‘If I were to die tomorrow, how would I live tonight?’ Answering this question always brings great insight.”

(Leo F Buscaglia, 1924-1998, teacher, writer and humanitarian, from his remarkable 1972 book, Love.)
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
(Harry S Truman, 1884-1972, US President.)

“There is no greater happiness than freedom from worry, and there is no greater wealth than contentment.”

(Attributed to Lao Tsu, aka Lao Zi, legendary Chinese Taoist philosopher, supposed to have lived between 600-400BC.)