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“If you have no one, you are poor; if you have an acquaintance, you are fortunate; if you have a friend, you are privileged; if you have a lover, you are rich; if you have a soulmate, you are wealthy.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“It is impossible for light not to get noticed, especially in the dark.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Anger has great strength,
but no brains.
Greed has many hands,
but no heart.
Fear has many titles,
but no honor.
Hatred has many forms,
but no soul.

Desire has great strength,
but no brains.
Agony has many hands,
but no heart.
Shame has many titles,
but no honor.
Ego has many forms,
but no soul.

Envy has great strength,
but no brains.
Malice has many hands,
but no heart.
Lust has many titles,
but no honor.
Evil has many forms,
but no soul.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Dream like a child. Reason like an elder. Play like a youth. Work like an adult.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“The ignorant learn from none,
the simple learn from some,
the intelligent learn from many,
but enlightened learn from all.

The arrogant learn from none,
the gracious learn from some,
the patient learn from many,
but the humble learn from all.

The disinterested learn from none,
the curious learn from some,
the keen learn from many,
but the disciplined learn from all.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“When I see memories, I see the past.
When I see thoughts, I see the present.
When I see intentions, I see the future.

When I see regret, I see the past.
When I see hope, I see the present.
When I see expectation, I see the future.

When I see habits, I see the past.
When I see actions, I see the present.
When I see character, I see the future.

When I see karma, I see the past.
When I see chance, I see the present.
When I see destiny, I see the future.

When I see knowledge, I see the past.
When I see understanding, I see the present.
When I see wisdom, I see the future.

When I see elders, I see the past.
When I see adults, I see the present.
When I see children, I see the future.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“When you meet young people,
inspire them.
When you meet old people,
honor them.
When you meet wise people,
study them.
When you meet foolish people,
avoid them.

When you meet humble people,
treasure them.
When you meet arrogant people,
ignore them.
When you meet gracious people,
emulate them.
When you meet crude people,
disregard them.

When you meet brave people,
support them.
When you meet cowardly people,
encourage them.
When you meet strong people,
follow them.
When you meet weak people,
toughen them.

When you meet kind people,
esteem them.
When you meet cruel people,
oppose them.
When you meet virtuous people,
reward them.
When you meet evil people,
evade them.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“The path to ignorance is wide.
The path to shallowness is smooth.
The path to understanding is bumpy.
The path to wisdom is narrow.
The path to ignorance is steep.

The path to vice is wide.
The path to pleasure is smooth.
The path to integrity is bumpy.
The path to innocence is narrow.
The path to paradise is steep.

The path to fear is wide.
The path to assurance is smooth.
The path to hope is bumpy.
The path to valor is narrow.
The path to faith is steep.

The path to sorrow is wide.
The path to desire is smooth.
The path to patience is bumpy.
The path to gratitude is narrow.
The path to humility is steep.

The path to strife is wide.
The path to indifference is smooth.
The path to peace is bumpy.
The path to joy is narrow.
The path to harmony is steep.

The path to error is wide.
The path to delusion is smooth.
The path to discovery is bumpy.
The path to truth is narrow.
The path to certainty is steep.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“For me to heal,
I need you to heal.
For me to trust,
I need you to trust.
For me to be strong,
I need you to be strong.

For me to gain,
I need you to gain.
For me to win,
I need you to win.
For me to rise,
I need you to rise.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“I am fortitude,” said faith.
“I am contentment,” said peace.
“I am delight,” said joy.
“I am goodness,” said virtue.
“I am God,” said love.

“I am truth,” said knowledge.
“I am sight,” said understanding.
“I am perception,” said intelligence.
“I am prudence,” said wisdom.
“I am awareness,” said enlightenment.

“I am success,” said excellence.
“I am mastery,” said discipline.
“I am persistence,” said focus.
“I am influence,” said action.
“I am character,” said destiny.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Justice is the gateway to peace.
Education is the gateway to equality.
Patience is the gateway to tolerance.
Compassion is the gateway to mercy.

Certainty is the gateway to assurance.
Hope is the gateway to courage.
Contentment is the gateway to happiness.
Integrity is the gateway to virtue.

Need is the gateway to want.
Laughter is the gateway to health.
Pleasure is the gateway to enjoyment.
Love is the gateway to joy.

Life is the gateway to death.
Reality is the gateway to truth.
Harmony is the gateway to order.
Time is the gateway to eternity.

Intelligence is the gateway to wisdom.
Focus is the gateway to determination.
Insight is the gateway to understanding.
Knowledge is the gateway to enlightenment.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“It is easier to teach saints than to learn from sinners.
It is easier to teach young students than to guide old fools.
It is easier to chastise saints than to caution sinners.
It is easier to shine in the dark than to glow in the light.
It is easier to multiply enemies than to accumulate friends.
It is easier to embrace your angel than to face your demons.
It is easier to fight an army of opinions than a single truth.
It is easier to rise with enemies than to fall with friends.
It is easier to fall into sin than to rise into virtue.
It is easier to rise from defeat than to rise from ignorance.
It is easier to survive a blow from a friend than a kiss from an enemy.
It is easier to conquer a thousand devils than a single angel.
It is easier to rise from love than to soar from hate.
It is easier to move mountains by faith than hills by your hands.
It is easier for stars to shine than for truth to glow.
It is easier to resist pain than to defy pleasure.
It is easier to appease the strong than to wrestle the mighty.
It is easier to tame the mind than to bridle the soul.
It is easier to fight an army than to grapple with your conscience.
It is easier to embrace the future than to understand the past.
It is easier for the sun to shine than for the moon to glow.
It is easier for small seeds to rise than for big trees to grow.
It is easier to heal a wounded heart than a broken soul.
It is easier to rule the mind than to conquer the soul.
It is easier to conquer your enemies than to master your fears.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Teach the ignorant.
Study the wise.
Avoid the foolish.
Embrace the enlightened.

Conquer your vices.
Exploit your virtues.
Release your vices.
Embrace your higher self.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“There is a fine line between:
ego and confidence,
weakness and cowardice,
piety and self-righteousness,
lust and infatuation,
patience and procrastination,
contentment and apathy,
fear and hatred,
greed and ambition,
sin and pleasure,
want and need,
and hope and delusion.

There is also a fine line between:
sleep and death,
rest and idleness,
envy and desire,
noise and music,
sight and blindness,
respect and idolatry,
poverty and crime,
corruption and equality,
tyranny and despair,
religion and exploitation,
and freewill and destiny.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“I was taught by family at ten.
I was taught by books at twenty.
I was taught by enemies at thirty.
I was taught by nature at forty.
I was taught by life at fifty.

At ten, I was foolish.
At twenty, I was naïve.
At thirty, I was alert.
At forty, I was experienced.
At fifty, I was wise.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“True wisdom is like an ocean; the deeper you go the greater the treasures you'll find.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Before I had a car, I had feet.
Before I had a telephone, I had prayer.
Before I had a degree, I had commonsense.
Before I had a diploma, I had curiosity.
Before I had knowledge, I had an opinion.
Before I had a reputation, I had a character.
Before I had a bodyguard, I had a friend.
Before I had a wife, I had a mother.
Before I had a son, I had a father.
Before I had a body, I had a mind.
Before I had a brain, I had a soul.
Before I had a memory, I had an experience.
Before I had a lifetime, I had a moment.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“The weak forgive none,
the strong forgive some,
the great forgive many,
and the enlightened forgive all.

Trust unites,
fear divides,
mercy heals,
and love conquers.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“The heart is a classroom,
the soul is a teacher,
the mind is a student,
and life is the exam.

The world is a university,
the universe is our professor,
wisdom is our homework,
and love is our final exam.

Life is an academy,
God is the instructor,
character is the assignment,
and virtue is the exam.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“If a disciple is old,
a master should be mature.
If a disciple is young,
a master should be accessible.
If a disciple is brave,
a master should be fearless.
If a disciple is shrewd,
a master should be wise.
If a disciple is strong,
a master should be powerful.
If a disciple is learned,
a master should be enlightened.

If a disciple is contented,
a master should be joyful.
If a disciple is faithful,
a master should be devoted.
If a disciple is tolerant,
a master should be peaceful.
If a disciple is intro inspective,
a master should be self-aware.
If a disciple is focused,
a master should be determined.
If a disciple is exceptional,
a master should be perfect.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Love is my mother. Joy is my sister. Knowledge is brother. Wisdom is my soulmate.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“The mind has greater power than a computer.
The heart has greater power than an engine.
The soul has greater power than a reactor.
The tongue has greater power than a sword.
The eye has greater power than a camera.
The ear has greater power than a recorder.

The feet are a greater invention than the car.
The hands are a greater invention than the carriage.
The nose is a greater invention than the vacuum.
The mouth is a greater invention than the megaphone.
The stomach is a greater invention than the refrigerator.
The skin is a greater invention than clothes.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Wisdom has a mind.
Joy has a heart.
Love has a soul.

Awareness has a mind.
Discernment has a heart.
Consciousness has a soul.

Intention has a mind.
Desire has a heart.
Mindfulness has a soul.

Imagination has a mind.
Inspiration has a heart.
Passion has a soul.

Understanding has a mind.
Patience has a heart.
Humility has a soul.

Intellect has a mind.
Compassion has a heart.
Goodness has a soul.

Speech has a mind.
Silence has a heart.
Action has a soul.

Nature has a mind.
The world has a heart.
The universe has a soul.

Mankind has a mind.
Angels have a heart.
God has a soul.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“I have a small mind,
but big goals.
I have a small heart,
but big ambitions.
I have a small soul,
but big dreams.

I have small eyes,
but a big vision.
I have small ears,
but big understanding.
I have small hands,
but big reach.

I have a small tongue,
but a big opinion.
I have a small nose,
but a big sense.
I have a small mouth,
but a big lecture.

I have a small message,
but a big audience.
I have a small title,
but a big education.
I have a small purse,
but a big gift.

I have a small lesson,
but a big classroom.
I have a small resume,
but a big accomplishment.
I have a small company,
but a big project.

I have a small budget,
but a big profit.
I have a small team,
but a big success.
I have a small reputation,
but a big destiny.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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