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‘Promise yourself’ – Christian D. Larson

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson, Your forces and how to use them

Quote – Shantideva

In pleasant dwellings formed of massive stone,
And cooled by sandal trees beneath the mooon,
In woodlands wafted by the gentle breeze,
Our minds intent on bringing good to others.

– Shantideva (ca. 685-763)

Quote 3 – T.S. Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

– T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Quote -Thomas Morton

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

– Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Quote 2 – T.S. Eliot

stelling Ulaanbaatar

Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – 2009


We moeten niet dromen van voorschriften, reglementen en regels die zo volmaakt zijn dat niemand nog uit zichzelf dient te ondernemen.

– T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Quote 1 – T.S. Eliot

Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that it is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that it is what you feel.

– T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)