Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Food For Thought

You should not come to any hasty decision regarding any matter when you are in a bad mood or when provoked by someone; not even when you are in a good mood influenced by emotion, because at such a time the state of your mind is emotional and any decision of conclusion reached during such period would be a matter you could one day much regret. Allow your mind to calm down first and think over it, then your judgment will be an unbiased one. - K. Sri Dhammananda 

To be willing to test a new idea; to be able to live on the edge of difference in all matters intellectually; to examine without heat the burning question of the day; to have imaginative sympathy, openness and flexibility of mind, steadiness and poise of feeling, cool calmness of judgment, is to have culture. - A. H. R. Fairchild

A man’s work is in danger of deteriorating when he thinks he has found the one best formula for doing it. If he thinks that, he is likely to feel that all he needs is merely to go on repeating himself … so long as a person is searching for better ways of doing his work, he is fairly safe. - Eugene O'Neill

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