Quotes

  • The cultivation of detachment by Alinspires

    There is only attachment; there is no such thing as detachment. The mind invents detachment as a reaction to the pain of attachment. When you react to attachment by becoming “detached,” you are attached to something else. So that whole process is one of attachment. You are attached to your wife or your husband, to your children, to ideas, to tradition, to authority, and so on; and your reaction to that attachment is detachment. The cultivation of detachment is the outcome of sorrow, pain. You want to escape from the pain of attachment, and your escape is to find something to which you think you can be attached. So there is only attachment, and it is a stupid mind that cultivates detachment. All the books say, “Be detached,” but what is the truth of the matter? If you observe your own mind, you will see an extraordinary thing—that through cultivating detachment, your mind is becoming attached to something else.

    -J. Krishnamurti
  • If You Forget Me by Alinspires

    “Well, now,
    if little by little you stop loving me
    I shall stop loving you little by little.

    If suddenly
    you forget me
    do not look for me,
    for I shall already have forgotten you.

    If you think it long and mad,
    the wind of banners
    that passes through my life,
    and you decide
    to leave me at the shore
    of the heart where I have roots,
    remember
    that on that day,
    at that hour,
    I shall lift my arms
    and my roots will set off
    to seek another land.

    But
    if each day,
    each hour,
    you feel that you are destined for me
    with implacable sweetness,
    if each day a flower
    climbs up to your lips to seek me,
    ah my love, ah my own,
    in me all that fire is repeated,
    in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
    my love feeds on your love, beloved,
    and as long as you live it will be in your arms
    without leaving mine. ”
    Pablo Neruda

  • Respect by Alinspires

    “Treat your inferiors in the way in which you would like to be treated by your own superiors.”

  • It’s all in your head by Alinspires

    “The Mountains we climb are mountains of the mind.”

  • MAD by Alinspires

    “Those who dance are considered mad by those who cannot hear the music.”

  • On Learning by Alinspires

    “Life is a process not a thing. And, processes go well if there are many ways to influence them. We need more ways to do what we want than the one we know – even if it is a good one in itself.”

  • Learning by Alinspires

    “If nothing ever repeats itself, how could we learn?”

  • Words by Alinspires

    “Words are more to hide our intentions than to express them.”

  • Courage by Alinspires

    In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive

    -Jordan Peterson

  • We all start as Fools by Alinspires

    “The Fool is the precursor to the Savior”

    -Carl Jung

  • Character by Alinspires

    “A man’s fate and his character are two names for the same concept.”

    -Novalis

  • Curiosity by Alinspires

    Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

    -Thomas Hobbes

  • Kismet by Alinspires

    “Those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown. ”

    -Putin

  • Effectiveness by Alinspires

    “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black and white. If it catches mice, it is a good cat. ”

    -Deng Xiaoping

  • Honor by Alinspires

    “If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable”

    -Thomas More

  • The Inevitable by Alinspires

    “It is always better to prepare of for the inevitable then to pretend that it will not happen.”

    -Kishore Mahbubani

  • Leadership by Alinspires

    “Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.”

  • Loyalty by Alinspires

    “It’s better to be hanged for loyalty than be rewarded for betrayal.”

  • Identity by Alinspires

    “The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal.”

  • Change by Alinspires

    “There’s one thing worse than change and that’s the status quo.”