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quote on wisdom

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

– Naguib Mahfouz

 

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kindness

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human emotions

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wisdom

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

– Dalai Lama

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personality trait

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.

– Han Suyin

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Cherokee legend

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The Cherokee legend “Two Wolves” is simple but resonates with its deep wisdom:

An elder Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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