Gems of Wisdom

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The love of power is natural. It is insatiable, it is whetted, not cloyed by possession. Power renders man wanton, insolent of others, and fond of themselves.
Cato
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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Birth, old age, illness, and death
are like pictures we have sketched ourselves,
while Māra, Lord of Death, sits still
like a heron waiting for fish.
Buddha in Instructions for King Bimbisāra Sutra
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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Credulity has become a characteristic trait of the educated. Or to frame that inversely, it is the putatively uneducated who incline towards healthy skepticism.
David A. Eisenberg in American Greatness article.
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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One who encourages his unbelieving parents, settles and establishes them in faith;
who encourages his immoral parents, settles and establishes them in moral discipline;
who encourages his stingy parents, settles and establishes them in generosity;
who encourages his ignorant parents, settles and establishes them in wisdom—
such a one does enough for his parents:
he repays them and more than repays them for what they have done.
Buddha - AN 2: iv, 2; I 61–62
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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When a man's fight begins within himself, he is worth something.
Robert Browning
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
John Milton, Areopagitica
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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