Knowing others is intelligence; knowing
yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering
yourself is true power.
The wise man admires water, the kind man
admires mountains. The wise man moves, the kind man rests. The wise man
happy, the kind
man is firm.
Those who have conquered themselves...live in
peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame...To such
people a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same...Because they are
impartial, they rise to great heights...
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become
what we think. When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a
shadow that never leaves.
One who conquers himself is greater than
another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.
All know the way, but few actually walk it...
He who rules his spirit has won a greater
victory than the taking of a city.
Live as if you were living a second time,
and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
When we strive to become better than we
are, everything around us becomes better too.
We come nearest to the great when we are
great in humility.
One resolution I have made, and try always
to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
Be who you are and say what you feel.
Because those who mind don't matter and
those who matter don't mind.
A man who is master of himself can end a
sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the
mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate
A man has to learn that he cannot command
things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills
of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things
serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of
Leonardo da Vinci
One can have no smaller or greater
mastery than mastery of oneself.
Willpower is the key to success.
strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
Self mastery is the ability to make the most
out of your physical, mental, and spiritual health. In other words, to
be the best you can be.
In your training, do not be in a hurry,
for it takes a minimum of ten years to master the basics and advance
to the first rung. Never think of yourself as an all-knowing,
perfected master; you must continue to train daily with your friends
and students and progress together in the Art of Peace.”
Let's ask God to help us to self-control for
one who lacks it, lacks his grace.
A great man can bend and stretch.
warrior is he who breaks an idol; and the idol of each person is his
Your sacred space is where you can find
yourself again and again.
A consciousness of wrongdoing is the first
step to salvation…you have to catch yourself doing it before you can
A man who governs his passions is a master
of the world. We must either command them, or be enslaved by them. It is
better to be a hammer than an anvil.
If I were given the opportunity to present
a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each
individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Great tranquility of heart is his who
cares for neither praise nor blame.
A vow is fixed and unalterable
determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to
something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
Affirmations and denials are the binding and loosing agencies of
our human life. What we persistently affirm we increase. What we
persistently deny we decrease. How many of us by our affirmed faith
in negative things bind them to us? We wonder and question why such
negative things appear repeatedly in our life. We may quite likely
find the answer in our habits of affirmation.
This art of resting the mind and the
power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of
the secrets of energy in our great men.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make
a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the
power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which