Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rules for Living

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama issued eighteen rules for living:

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.


“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
- Albert Einstein

“To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge”
- Henry David Thoreau

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand”
- Albert Einstein

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will”
- Vince Lombardi

“Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people”
- John Adams

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge”
- Daniel J. Boorstin

American King James Version
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.
- Ecclesiastes 1:18

“Three passions simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life; the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind”
- Bertrand Russell

“There is no knowledge that is not power”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful”
- Samuel Johnson

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”
- Albert Einstein

“The only source of knowledge is experience”
- Albert Einstein

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”
- Albert Einstein

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle”
- Khalil Gibran

“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information”
- T. S. Eliot

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child”
- George Bernard Shaw

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance”
- Socrates

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life”
- Emmanuel Kant

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers”
- Plato

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness”
- George Santayana

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education”
- Theodore Roosevelt

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it”
- Thomas Fuller M.D.

“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge”
- Confucius

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives”
- James Madison

“The great end of life is not knowledge but action”
- Thomas Henry Huxley

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”
- Benjamin Franklin

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers”
- Alfred Tennyson

“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen”

“A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms—it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man”
- Albert Einstein

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