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How People Treat You Is Their Karma

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“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
~Wayne W. Dyer

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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh 
and the greatness which does not bow before children.”
― Khalil Gibran


We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
― Anaïs Nin


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
― Dr. Seuss


Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw


The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers
knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
― Isaac Asimov


If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Rumi




People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads,
with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a
vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto



A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
― George Bernard Shaw



Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived
― Søren Kierkegaard


The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in
life to celebrate.”
― Oprah Winfrey


Action expresses priorities.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
― John Lennon




We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows
only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you
are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the
only path.”
― Paulo Coelho



A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
― Lao Tzu



It is not the length of life, but the depth.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson



The past has no power over the present moment.”
― Eckhart Tolle



Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers
give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to
give birth to themselves.”
― Gabriel García Márquez



Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?”
― Brian Tracy



We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”
― Khalil Gibran


There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire.
The other is to gain it.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman



Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. 
I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, 
even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”
― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time


The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, 
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.”
― Eric Berne



Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
― Oprah Winfrey


It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, 
but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
― Confucius



Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
― Albert Einstein


Everything affects everything.”
― Hannah Baker



Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. 
Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. 
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
― Lao Tzu


Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
― Socrates


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; 
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
― Confucius


Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
― Oscar Wilde


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
― Abraham Lincoln



We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
― Aristotle


Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; 
mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche


I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.”
― Khalil Gibran


I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, 
and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers.”
― Khalil Gibran


Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”
― Khalil Gibran



Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain.”
― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam



There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing.”
― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam


Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, 
and too selfish to seek other than itself.”
― Khalil Gibran


The small wisdom is like water in a glass:
clear, transparent, pure.
The great wisdom is like the water in the sea:
dark, mysterious, impenetrable.”
― Rabindranath Tagore


“By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

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