If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. – Ivan Turgenev

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When you make a mistake

When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Hugh White

The test

The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man it forms. – Henri-Frédéric Amiel

After enlightenment

Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water. -Zen Proverb

What you don’t do

It is not what you do that matters it is what you don’t do that really matters at the end of the day. – Unknown Author

Press On

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – Calvin Coolidge

Stick Together

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. – Vesta M. Kelly

A Man’s Reach

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? -Robert Browning

A Fair Reputation

A fair reputation is a plant, delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night like the gourd of the prophet; but, like that gourd, it may perish in a night. -Jeremy Taylor

Try to be Happy

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, – as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. – Thomas Fuller

Awaken

Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life. – Dogen Zenji

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