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"Sagacious when it counts; brusque when needed." Brusque means among other things being direct and clear about something unpleasant rather than becoming a fool altogether. There is further information toward handling life with greater ease, as building a shapely or main Tao. [Gold Eggs]

1. Few think that when I forget to go to Heaven at times I still manage to keep calm

No great obstacles, no tears in the eyes.

A celebrity is someone who works hard all his life to become known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised.

A dog who attends a flea circus most likely will steal the whole show.

A friend is perhaps someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Tradition is a guide, not a jailer. [W. Somerset Maugham]

A pessimist is someone who looks at the land of milk and honey and sees only calories and cholesterol.

Going to church may be a waste of time for all who have better things to do.

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. [Chinese]

Tradition is a guide only for those who remember such stuff.

If things get better with age, you may need to wear dark glasses and escape from being disdained.

Money is nice, yet nice is worth more.

No matter what happens nowadays, a simple roll of toilet paper should not be disdained.

The axe soon forgets, but the tree always remembers. [Shona saying]

The difference between a rebel and a patriot is wether who is in power.

Those who want to learn listen; those who know it all interrupt.

A squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease; it may be replaced instead.

A wise person escapes temptation and leaves no forwarding address.

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.

Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference, has never been in bed with a mosquito.

As long as there are serious tests, there may be prayer in schools.

Few think it is all right to say nothing.

I can teach my cat any trick he wants to do -

If I had my life to live over I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life. [Erma Bombeck]

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something a while.

If you ever need a helping hand, there is one at the end of your arm.

It's good to have money and all the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. [George Horace Lorimer]

Many humans work till they're sick to get a fortune, then pay a fortune to get well again.

So many want to go to Heaven, so few think it's good to die.

We had better not underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

What you rightfully possess in the world will belong to you after death too, somehow.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. [A. Lincoln]

Some with a reputation for keeping calm just fail to think ahead.

A man or woman who is attracted by your mental appearance may love you more than all who are attracted by your physical appearance. ◊

A good example is the best sermon.

Adversity may not build character; it reveals it.

Even Popeye didn't eat his spinach until he absolutely had to.

God probably prefers "fruit of the Spirit" over "religious nuts".

Great sayings need to be embodied in actions. [With Kahlil Gibran]

In our search for truth and understanding let us not be too influenced by what seems easiest to believe.

It pays no attention to criticism.

You can use leadership as an opening to serve.

2. It is not bad to admire a fay-like business that helps your life and gives it a fine song, or simply a good opportunity

A business that does nothing in the open, may still be something mental, all right. Who is able to admire great fortune strongly, appears to be fundamentally OK.

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

Adversity may promote some sort of building activity first, and lead to something desirable by and by.

Don't just wish for great conclusions, but use your calm to attract them wisely and nicely.

A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.

A secret of happiness is to admire without desire.

Don't wait for your ships to come in. Row out to meet them.

Like all great travellers, live your own life.

You only have one chance to make a first impression.

It pays to resist a lot of wrong ideas.

Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. ◊

A baby sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer -- it sings because it has a song.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. [Henry Ford]

A girl phoned me and said, "Come on over; there's nobody home." I went over, and nobody was there -

Why not ask for a good opportunity to prove that money doesn't buy happiness?

Are you fuel for your job or is your job fuel for you? It may be a bit of both, or what?

As a man begins to live more seriously within; he begins to live more simply without.

In every woman there is a queen. Speak to the queen and the queen may answer. [Norwegian]

Well done is better than well said. [Benjamin Franklin]

3. From day to day good manners help some of us, so keep them all in use

A drop of ink may make a million think. ◊

A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is the statement of an agreeable untruth. [Sir John A. MacDonald]

A person is only as big as the things that make them angry. [Confucius]

A politician is the one who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after.

A substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. [Mark Kennedy]

An obstinate man does not hold opinions, they hold him. [Samuel Butler]

Be careful of the words you say. / And keep them soft and sweet. / For you never know from day to day. / Which ones you'll have to eat.

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are - you aren't. [Margaret Thatcher]

If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. [Samuel Johnson]

If I had my life to live over I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. [Erma Bombeck]

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.

If you can't be a good example, then you may serve as a horrible warning.

If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

Integrity calls for trust, but it depends on the public.

Many folks know how to say nothing.

Never lose hope, but determine its outcome first.

No man ever repented on his deathbed of leaving Christianity for something far better.

Perhaps nothing tastes as good as slim feels.

Recipe; at times a series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy.

Think of an essay much like a lady's dress - long enough to cover the subject, yet short enough to keep it interesting.

All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in this world is for enough good men to do nothing. [Edmund Burke] ✪ 

A bicycle can't stand on its own because it's two-tired.

A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco, wrapped in paper, fire at one end, fool at the other.

A problem those who are full of themselves is that

Cultivate young minds and you may raise culture.

Every job becomes part of the self-portrait of the person who did it.

Good opportunities are like sunrises.

Hate is like swallowing poison

I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.

In a game of tennis the player who serves well may happen to win.

It is a pleasure to give advice, and rather common to ignore it. [Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.]

Language is the dress of thought. [Samuel Johnson]

Much success in life depends on not telling all and sundry everything you know. So keep it sound.

Success may happen when opportunity meets preparation.

The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. [Theodore Roosevelt]

The expert housekeeper: every time she gets divorced, she keeps the house.

The price of greatness is responsibility. [Winston Churchill]

The world is full of willing people. Some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. [Robert Frost]

To cultivate money can serve as a capable force of transformation too.

We can learn much from wise words.

Fun can be a good thing when it spoils nothing better. ◊◊

All through my life I saw that it is not necessary to understand everything at any time.

Equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate looks like a balanced diet to the shallow.

Going to a garage does not make you a mechanic all at once.

If you don't have time to do it right, it takes twice as much do it over, maybe much more.

It is good to turn worrying into considering and planning.

Life is properly lived forwards.

Marriage is also an eye-opener.

Silver's law: If Murphy's Law can go wrong it will.

Television is far from bubble gum for the eyes, but watching TV can be overdone. [Opp. Frank Lloyd Wright]

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; but handled well enough what came along their way.

The law is but a gate to the wise, and the gate is an opening.

The time we make a blunder and admit it, is a time we may happen to look big in a child's eyes, but there is no guarantee it will.

There are no substitutes for fresh air, sunshine and enough exercise.

Thinking for oneself can be hard work,, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. [Cf. Henry Ford]

Those who jump to conclusions often land in ignorance.

When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. [Victor Hugo]

To be or not to be seems like a trick question to many. ◊◊◊

Time keeps everything from happening all at once.


Fay-like, much proficient methods for developing the deep mind within and help in many other ways too, may soon be taken away if they are not backed up solidly.

Now, note how to go for a stepwise accomplishment trek:

  1. Select keys from the first section and merge some of those that appeal to you in particular.
  2. Do the same with key notes from section 2 and 3 above too.
  3. Consider the three statements you have come up with, as plausible steps in a training series.
You can summarise into one the three statements you get, so as to keep a focus. And it may need to be emphasised: training for fitness may take years.


  1. The whole show - and show business nowadays - may not be worth entering for anyone intent on doing worthwhile things. We had better not be over-impressed by showing off, which seems so easy on stage, but which far too often bring on "flea bites" of many kinds.
  2. A business that serves you like bird songs in the deep, may be more worth while than gross, mercantile businesses too.
  3. To hold on to something of great value it helps to actualise it. Otherwise there is a good chance of losing it.

In short: Showbusiness and glamour may be worthwhile as long as you gain from it and can hold onto it without losing major gains and keep your balances intact.


Advice on living, Literature  

Hough, Margaret. 2014. Counselling Skills and Theory. 4th ed. London: Hodder Education.

Meier, Scott T., and Susan R. Davis. 2011. The Elements of Counseling. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Sutton, Jan, and William Stewart. 2009. Learning to Counsel: Develop the Skills, Insight and Knowledge to Counsel Others. 3rd ed. Oxford: How To Books.

Harvesting the hay

Symbols, brackets, signs and text icons explained: (1) Text markers(2) Digesting.

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