Animals behave in set patterns, which is why we are able to hunt and kill them. Only man has the capacity to consciously alter his behavior, to improvise and overcome the weight of routine and habit.
Robert Greene (1558? - 1592)
Source: The 48 Laws of Power, Pages: 126
Contributed by: Obi
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden (1910 -)
Contributed by: Zaady
When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one's sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.
Buddha (563 - 483 BC)
Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards, v.335
But when one masters this wretched desire, which is so hard to overcome, then one's sorrows just drop off, like a drop of water off a lotus.
Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 336
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