On Virtue

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

   • Anne Lamott


It’s not the honors and the prizes, and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It’s the knowing that we can be trusted. That we never have to fear the truth. That the bedrock of our lives, from which we make our choices, is very good stuff.

   • Fred Rogers

You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.

• The Bhagavad Gita


First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do.

• Epictetus


Time and patience are the strongest warriors.

• Leo Tolstoy

         If greatness should ever accidentally stumble upon you,                                                 let it catch you hard at work.   

              • Elizabeth Gilbert from Big Magic

                                                 This was, among the ferryman's virtues, one of the greatest:                                                              like only a few, he knew how to listen.

• Hermann Hesse from Siddhartha

Be generous. Be grateful. Confess when you're not.

   • Rumi

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