Doing

Get it done!

We Are What We Do

Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay

(Submitted by Héctor Comeron, Uruguay)

We are what we do, so as to change what we are.

Like Ulysses

Pepe Ribas, Spain

(Submitted by Soledad Fortes, Spain)

What's new is yet to come. So, until we learn how to be more precise about it, we'll just have to make like Ulysses: tie ourselves tight to the mast and keep going unfailingly.

What you really have to rely on

Konosuke Matsushita, Japan

(Submitted by Steve Lynn, USA)

No matter how deep a study you make, what you really have to rely on is your own intuition. And when it comes down to it, you really don’t know what’s going to happen until you do it.

Wriggle

E.M. Forster, England

(Submitted by Christopher Hill, England)

Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.

Everyone

Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Spain

(Submitted by the author)

In order to change, the world needs everyone.

Experience

Aldous Huxley, England

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Obedience

Howard Zinn, USA

(Submitted by Kevin van Gelder, USA)

Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience but from obedience.

The Unselfish Majority

Lynn A. Stout, USA

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Experts often assume that humans are selfish creatures who respond only to punishments and rewards, and who can’t be trusted to do a good job or refrain from lying, cheating and stealing unless given the right “incentives”. Yet every day we see people behaving ethically and unselfishly - few of us mug the elderly or steal the paper from our neighbor’s yard, and many of us help strangers. We nevertheless overlook the good aspects of our own natures and fixate on the bad things people do and how we can stop them.

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