Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photos of Home on the Range, Wisdom of Lao Tzu


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

"To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.”


“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”



"Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”

"To see things in the seed, that is genius."

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."


“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”


16 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Much wisdom do we see in this. Written wisely, you have. [/Yoda]

Kirk said...

So true.

Maura said...

I've been studying Taoism for many years, and always find motivation and inspiration in the quotes and tenets of the philosophy and the philosopher.

Mrs. S. said...

Ah, but saying "I don't have time." is slightly more polite, and sometimes due to obligations beyond one's control or of higher priority it is often true.

Keads said...

Ah,

The words of Sun Tzu ring true as well. I love this one: "Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” As it should be.

Reading a shop manual on a car, dissembling a firearm, tuning a set of points all can benefit from knowledge, to actually fire a firearm, to tune a motor, to deal with life all require practice.

A wonderful post!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Good advice...

...and remember, when life gives you lemons...

...you've got something else to shoot at on Sunday afternoon...

Dann in Ohio

Borepatch said...

Rev. Paul FTW!

Brigid said...

Mrs. S. - somewhat sad, but oh so very true with our busy lives and our need to not hurt those we care about.

Dann - hmmm. . not had a fruity shoot fest. I think of Sangria but the lead content would be too high.

greg said...

Those are good, but I'll stick to 'The Notebooks of Lazarus Long.'

Kirk A said...

His way has been on my bookshelf 25+ years now. Know thy self.

gnholb said...

Many years ago, my mind spontaneously rewired its circuits.

No one new thing enters there unless two old things are discarded.

GREEBO said...

Another follower of Lao Tzu some day you may try Deja Fu

PPPP said...

"Brigid said...

Mrs. S. - somewhat sad, but oh so very true with our busy lives and our need to not hurt those we care about.

Dann - hmmm. . not had a fruity shoot fest. I think of Sangria but the lead content would be too high."


B - That's what they make "lead-free" bullets for. :-)

(What are "lead-free" bullets made of, anyway?)

Old NFO said...

All good ones, and well worth thinking about!

Cond0010 said...

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

Yea.

"The way to salvation can be as narrow as a razors edge"

Cond0010 said...

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

Yea.

"The way to salvation can be as narrow as a razors edge"