~ The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.
"The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others." Wilfred Peterson
"I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." Marcus Tullius Cicero
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses,row on row,That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn,saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields! Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders…
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light,The blue and the dim and the dark cloths. Of night and light and the half-light,I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor,have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams under your feet, Tread softly because you tread on my dreams W.B. Yeats