Favourite ADHD-ish Quotes
‘Karma is the hand dealt, and dharma is what the player does with it”.
Mahatma Gandhi was fond of bridge .He used the game to explain the difference between karma (predetermined fate) and dharma (man’s action)
For me-he means don’t compare yourself with other people .Play what you have as well as you can .Strive to beat you own best performance. Comparisons are irrelevant -we are all playing different deals.
‘It is possible that genius tends actually to prevent a man from acquiring habits of voluntary attention , and that moderate intellectual endowments are the soil in which we may best expect, here as elsewhere , the virtues of the will, strictly so called to thrive’
William James ‘Principles of Psychology’
‘Guess why I like that one?’
Contributed by Stephanie
"To thy own self be true." Shakespeare Contributed by Maureen
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw. Contributed by Ann.
"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused"
. More of an old Irish saying actually. .
‘Well, often when I look at what I'm doing with my life, and the difficulties I have getting things done, I can smile. I used to get very annoyed at myself, so I hope that this is progress, though sometimes I worry that I could get a little too happy laughing at myself’
Contributed by john.
Do you know why you have a neck???? So you don’t forget your head somewhere!!
Anonymous contributed by
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha
The only people who don’t make mistakes are the ones who aren’t doing anything.—Anonymous
Perfectionism spells paralysis. - Churchill
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.-
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty, and the pig likes it—Anonymous
‘What doesn’t kill us only makes us stranger’
Trevor Goodchild (Aeon Flux)
The following are from Marcus Aurelius:
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
I shall meet today inquisitive, ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill.
(Say this before a difficult meeting and it put things into perspective!)
Living calls for the art of the wrestler, not the dancer. Staying on your feet is all; there is no need for pretty steps.
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
(Hedging his bets?)