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Matshona Dhliwayo
“Silence is a temple of wisdom,
stillness is a temple of joy,
and harmony is a temple of love.

Humility is a temple of wisdom,
contentment is a temple of joy,
and peace is a temple of love.

Intelligence is a temple of wisdom,
understanding is a temple of joy,
and virtue is a temple of love.

The past is a temple of wisdom,
the present is a temple of joy,
and the future is a temple of love.

The mind is a temple of wisdom,
the heart is a temple of joy,
and the soul is a temple of love.

The world is a temple of wisdom,
the cosmos is a temple of joy,
and the universe is a temple of love.

Heaven is a temple of wisdom,
nature is a temple of joy,
and God is a temple of love.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“God opens the door, light walks in.
Light opens the door, love walks in.
Love opens the door, the universe walks in.
The universe opens the door, life walks in.
Life opens the door, time walks in.

Time opens the door, the past walks in.
The past opens the door, the present walks in.
The present opens the door, the future walks in.
The future opens the door, eternity walks in.
Eternity opens the door, reality walks in.

Reality opens the door, truth walks in.
Truth opens the door, knowledge walks in.
Knowledge opens the door, wisdom walks in.
Wisdom opens the door, God walks in.
God opens the door, enlightenment walks in.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Matshona Dhliwayo
“You are no greater than the thoughts you carry,
the knowledge you acquire,
the desires you harbor,
and the experiences you cherish.

You are no better than the friends you keep,
the books you read,
the heroes you admire,
and the obstacles you overcome.

You are no higher than the wisdom you retain,
the understanding you gain,
the faith you practice,
and the love you give.

You are no larger than the powerless you help,
the poor you enrich,
the weak you embolden,
and the fearful you inspire.

You are no bigger than the opponents you face,
the alliances you broker,
the battles you fight,
and the enemies you defeat.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Follow few.
Lead many.
Walk with some.
Embrace all.

Believe in truth.
Trust in hope.
Walk in faith.
Live in love.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Intelligence is a tenant in the house of wisdom.
Knowledge is a tenant in the house of nature.
Insight is a tenant in the house of understanding.
Wealth is a tenant in the house of risk.
Mastery is a tenant in the house of discipline.
Patience is a tenant in the house of virtue.
Tolerance is a tenant in the house of freedom.
Awareness is a tenant in the house of experience.
Rest is a tenant in the house of sleep.
Laughter is a tenant in the house of joy.
Hope is a tenant in the house of faith.
Contentment is a tenant in the house of peace.
Kindness is a tenant in the house of love.
Harmony is a tenant in the house of order.
Humility is a tenant in the house of honor.
Caution is a tenant in the house of prudence.
Speech is a tenant in the house of silence.
Certainty is a tenant in the house of conviction.
Expectation is a tenant in the house of desire.
Need is a tenant in the house of want.
Truth is a tenant in the house of reality.
Chance is a tenant in the house of fate.
Time is a tenant in the house of eternity.
Life is a tenant in the house of death.
Nature is a tenant in the house of God.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The simple crawl to truth.
The average walk to knowledge.
The prudent run to understanding.
The intelligent sprint to brilliance.
The enlightened soar to wisdom.

The simple crawl to laughter.
The average walk to peace.
The prudent run to contentment.
The intelligent sprint to enjoyment.
The enlightened soar to joy.

The simple crawl to patience.
The average walk to gratitude.
The prudent run to virtue.
The intelligent sprint to faith.
The enlightened soar to love.

The simple crawl to caution.
The average walk to passion.
The prudent run to discipline.
The intelligent sprint to humility.
The enlightened soar to excellence.

The simple crawl to awareness.
The average walk to reality.
The prudent run to experience.
The intelligent sprint to spirituality.
The enlightened soar to destiny.

The simple crawl to the past.
The average walk to the present.
The prudent run to the future.
The intelligent sprint to eternity.
The enlightened soar to immortality.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Train your ears to hear more,
your eyes to see more,
your hands to do more,
your feet to accomplish more,
your mind to think more,
your heart to feel more,
and your soul to love more.

The mind, though small, can perceive the impossible.
The heart, though small, can endure the impossible.
The soul, though small, can experience the impossible.
The hands, though small, can do the impossible.
The tongue, though small, can express the impossible.
The eyes, though small, can discern the impossible.
The ears, though small, can understand the impossible.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Intelligence is a great scholar,
virtue is an extraordinary saint,
love is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of integrity.

Awareness is a great scholar,
compassion is an extraordinary saint,
prudence is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of humanity.

Intellect is a great scholar,
truth is an extraordinary saint,
experience is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of philosophy.

Curiosity is a great scholar,
humility is an extraordinary saint,
discipline is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of discovery.

Understanding is a great scholar,
patience is an extraordinary saint,
discernment is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of harmony.

Life is a great scholar,
God is an extraordinary saint,
nature is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of divinity.

Reality is a great scholar,
time is an extraordinary saint,
fate is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of eternity.

The mind is a great scholar,
the heart is an extraordinary saint,
the soul is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of spirituality.

Mankind is a great scholar,
the world is an extraordinary saint,
the universe is a remarkable sage;
together they are alters of immortality.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Truth has one eye,
understanding has two ears,
knowledge has three feet,
and wisdom has four hands.

Truth has the world’s biggest mouth,
wisdom has the world’s largest ears,
love has the world’s strongest hands,
and faith has the world’s ablest feet.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“I see for you.
You see for me.
We see for each other.

I hear for you.
You hear for me.
We hear for each other.

I think for you.
You think for me.
We think for each other.

I speak for you.
You speak for me.
We speak for each other.

I stand for you.
You stand for me.
We stand for each other.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Your feet may be small,
but travel much.
Your hands may be little,
but conquer much.
Your eyes may be tiny,
but perceive much.
Your ears may be modest,
but heed much.

Your head may be small,
but think much.
Your heart may be little,
but give much.
Your soul may be tiny,
but love much.
Your life may be modest,
but impact much.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“When you take care of your mind,
you take care of your heart.
When you take care of your heart,
you take care of your soul.
When you take care of your soul,
you take care of your life.

When you take care of your thoughts,
you take care of your character.
When you take care of your character,
you take care of your actions.
When you take care of your actions,
you take care of your destiny.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“At conception I had the soul of an Egyptian,
at birth I had the soul of an Ethiopian,
at death I had the soul of an African,
and at resurrection I had the soul of God.

At conception, I was a citizen of creation.
At labor, I was a citizen of the world.
At delivery, I was a citizen of the universe,
and at death, I became a citizen of Heaven.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Eyes, for reality.
Ears, for truth.
Hands, for work.
Mouth, for thanks.

Mind, for wisdom.
Heart, for joy.
Soul, for love.
Life, for enlightenment.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Lend your ears to the deaf,
your eyes to the blind,
your hands to the weak,
your tongue to the mute,
your mind to the perplexed,
and your heart to the weary.

You have been given a mind to solve problems for others,
a heart to feel compassion for others,
a mouth to speak kind words to others,
ears to hear the plight of others,
eyes to look out for others,
and hands to sustain others.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Knowledge opens your mind,
understanding opens your heart,
wisdom opens your soul.
Patience opens your mind,
gratitude opens your heart,
humility opens your soul.
Contentment opens your mind,
freedom opens your heart,
innocence opens your soul.
Pleasure opens your mind,
laughter opens your heart,
joy opens your soul.
Intelligence opens your mind,
virtue opens your heart,
love opens your soul.
Confidence opens your mind,
hope opens your heart,
faith opens your soul.
Focus opens your mind,
determination opens your heart,
fortitude opens your soul.
Thoughts open your mind,
emotions open your heart,
desires open your soul.
Consciousness opens your mind,
awareness opens your heart,
experience opens your soul.
Imagination opens your mind,
actions open your heart,
life opens your soul.
Truth opens your mind,
reality opens your heart,
destiny opens your soul.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Negative thoughts prevent mindfulness.
Negative desires hinder happiness.
Negative habits counter excellence.
Negative people disturb peacefulness.

Positive thoughts foster brilliance.
Positive desires promote joyfulness.
Positive habits encourage blessedness.
Positive people inspire transcendence.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Where you find truth you can also find lies.
Where you find facts you can also find opinions.
Where you find proof you can also find uncertainty.
Where you find faith you can also find doubt.
Where you find pleasure you can also find pain.
Where you find joy you can also find sorrow.
Where you find hope you can also find despair.
Where you find faith you can also find doubt.
Where you find love you can also find hate.
Where you find light you can also find darkness.
Where you find order you can also find chaos.
Where you find life you can also find death.

You lose yourself in envy but find yourself in contentment.
You lose yourself in greed but find yourself in charity.
You lose yourself in bitterness but find yourself in gratitude.
You lose yourself in anger but find yourself in compassion.
You lose yourself in malice but find yourself in kindness.
You lose yourself in ignorance but find yourself in truth.
You lose yourself in misery but find yourself in expectation.
You lose yourself in fear but find yourself in valor.
You lose yourself in ego but find yourself in modesty.
You lose yourself in hate but find yourself in love.
You lose yourself in life but find yourself in destiny.
You lose yourself in time but find yourself in eternity.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“I embrace you.
You embrace me.
We embrace each other.

I encourage you.
You encourage me.
We encourage each other.

I inspire you.
You inspire me.
We inspire each other.

I elevate you.
You elevate me.
We elevate each other.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“When a man grows old in knowledge, he speaks but a little; not for the absence of what to say, but how to say it so that other men may comprehend.”
Zain Abdul Nassir

Matshona Dhliwayo
“I cry for you.
You cry for me.
We cry for each other.

I suffer for you.
You suffer for me.
We suffer for each other.

I fight for you.
You fight for me.
We fight for each other.

I die for you.
You die for me.
We die for each other.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Truth is God’s mind,
light is God’s heart,
time is God’s body,
and life is God’s soul.

Light is God’s student,
time is God’s scholar,
truth is God’s pupil,
and life is God’s graduate.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Truth is God’s mind,
light is God’s heart,
time is God’s body,
and life is God’s soul.

Light is His student,
time is His scholar,
truth is His pupil,
and life is His graduate.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“10 Unforgettable Life Lessons

1. Don’t speak thoughtlessly.
2. Don’t worry unnecessarily.
3. Don’t work half-heartedly.
4. Don’t spend recklessly.
5. Don’t give begrudgingly.
6. Don’t learn short-sightedly.
7. Don’t teach impatiently.
8. Don’t reason nonsensically.
9. Don’t act self-centeredly.
10. Don’t live short-sightedly.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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