quotes 1 - 30 -14

don_socalJanuary 30, 2014

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
Meredith Monk

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
Lao Tzu

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
Richard Bach

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
surya55_gw

The J. Steinbeck one is today's world for sure. Thx Don!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 9:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lilosophie

I agree with Surya55, would that we'd listen to the other sages quoted here

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 9:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anneliese_32(6)

And I am the third in a row who thinks that Steinbeck is spot-on.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 4:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
west_gardener

Yes, Steinbeck is the one.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 6:55PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Quotes 2 - 27 - 15
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 1 - 15
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the...
don_socal
Butterfly Conservatory in Key West
Lots of photo opportunities at this place. I don't...
jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois
Quotes 2-20-15
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking...
west_gardener2
Quotes 2 - 21 - 15
Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise. George...
don_socal
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™