My Favourite Quotes & Sayings - 2017 (Continuous updates)

Our forms, which so called "Mind & Body", couldn't last long enough and yet all are only temporary. It is the worst suffering that haunting us every time caused by those two phenomena, being and ceasing. Everything must follow the nature's three characteristics: anicca, dukkha and anatta, if one can see through with right insight and right resolve. It is all about dharma; neither our owned body nor our owned soul.

The Venerable Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittasarabivamsa

ရုပ်နာမ်တွင်မည် ခန္ဓာသည်က၊ မြင့်ရှည်ကာလ မတည်တံ့ပဲ ခဏဖြစ်လျက် ခဏပျက်၏။ ဖြစ်ပျက်နှစ်တန် နှိပ်စက်ဒဏ်ဖြင့် တရံမစဲ လွန်ဆင်းရဲ၏။ ခိုင်မြဲကျောမာ အနှစ်မပါဘူး၊ ပညာစက္ခု မျှော်ထောက်ရှုလျှင် သူ့သဘာဝ အနိစ္စနှင့် ဒုက္ခအနတ္တ မှန်လှစွာ၏။ ငါ ငါ့ဥစ္စာ ငါ့လိပ်ပြာတို့ ဘာတစ်ခုမျှ မဟုတ်ကြသည် ဓမ္မသက်သက်ပါတကား။

မင်းကွန်း ဆရာတော်ဘုရားကြီး ဦးဝိစိတ္တသာရာဘိဝံသ

A spoon is a great tool for stirring soup but it's not a recipe.

Chris Voss, Tahl Raz (2016)

Even a broken clock is right twice a day


All men dream: but not equally. Those that dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence, “Lawrence of Arabia”

If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship in a Republic (1910)"

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