Wisdom of the Ages

Wisdom of the Ages He who has righteousness as his ideal has the hardest person softened and the remotest strangers attracted. (HazartAli). Only he is most honoured among you who most forgives the transgressions of his brother; and unfortunate is he who remains obdurate. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad). We take nothing out of this world except our characters. (Stanley Jones). Strong characters, like the palm tree, seem to thrive best when most abused. (O. S. Marsden). My only desire is to improve myself in order to be worth a little more every day and enable me to look within myself without displeasure. (Taine). You will at all times be the result of your thinking. (M. Strabo). One can get ill from over-eating, but never from under-eating. (Napoleon). Do right, whatever may come of it. (Lord Shaftsbury). Strive for good and shun evil, and say of others that which you would like to hear said of you when you leave a gathering and do not say of others that which would displease you if it were said of you. (Prophet Muhammad). The best charity is to promote goodwill between people. (Prophet Muhammad). Always bear in mind your death stands very near. You have no idea when that hour will come. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad). Its worth a thousand pounds a year to look on the bright side of things. (Dr. Johnson). Want but a few things and complain of nothing. (Marcus Aurelius). The only educated man is the one who has learned to abandon his own will and do God’s will instead. (Thomas A. Kempis). He who does God’s will faithfully each day makes his life a song. (J. Miller). WISDOM OF THE AGES 23 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Apostle Paul). Avoid making yourself the subject of conversation. (Bruyere). Give a mild answer to an angry man, for it is like water on a fire. (Dandemis) The burden becomes light which is cheerfully borne. (Ovid). Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner, but all who come in contact with it. (Fields). When your parents utter words of reproof, they are spoken for your own good; so listen to their admonitions, for it does not proceed from malice, but is provided by love. (Dandemis). We should ever have it fixed in our memories that, by the character of those whom we chose for our friends our own is likely to be formed, and will certainly be judged by the world. (Blair). Contentment consists not in great wealth, but in few wants. (Epicurus). Do not boast of yourself, for it brings contempt upon you. (Dandemis). A failure establishes only this: that our determination to suceed was not strong enough. (Bovee). You should forgive many things in others; but nothing in yourself. (Ausonius). The only way to have a friend is to be one. (Emerson). Hatred is the madness of the heart. (Byron). Our life is simply what our thoughts make it. (Marcus Aurelius). Life is a quarry, out of which we have to mould and chisel and complete a character. (Goethe), The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about their business with a smile on their faces. (Kingsly). The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. (Sheridan).