Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10

One of the worst things possible is to follow the rule: "Be like everyone, follow the crowd."

Woe to the world because of its stumbling block! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes! And if your hand or your foot cause you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than having two hands and two feet, to be cast into the eternal fire.
Matthew 18:7-9

One of the major obstacles impeding any positive future change in our lives is that we are too busy with our current work or activity. Levi quit his tax-work, Peter stopped fishing at a lake, Paul ceased being a priest. They all left their jobs because they thought it was necessary.
John Ruskin

If a person's hand is not damaged, then it can withstand the bite of a poisonous snake. Its poison poses no danger to a healthy hand. Evil is harmless for him who is not an evildoer.
Buddhist Wisdom

False shame is the devil's favorite emotion; it is even worse than false pride. Pride can support evil, but false shame stops goodness.
John Ruskin

There is no evil in the world itself. All evil exists in our souls, and can be destroyed. 

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