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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

“Expressing doubt is how we begin a journey to discover essential truths.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Where truth rises ignorance falls.
Where certainty rises speculation falls.
Where pleasure rises pain falls.
Where joy rises grief falls.
Where love rises fear falls.
Where modesty rises ego falls.
Where tolerance rises injustice falls.
Where mercy rises vengance falls.
Where integrity rises distrust falls.
Where justice rises crime falls.
Where equality rises abuse falls.
Where freedom rises slavery falls.
Where wealth rises poverty falls.
Where knowledge rises illiteracy falls.
Where wisdom rises dullness falls.
Where harmoney rises anarchy falls.
Where peace rises turmoil falls.
Where order rises chaos falls.
Where faith rises doubt falls.
Where light rises darkness falls.
Where good rises evil falls.
Where strength rises weakness falls.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“One bee does not make a swarm.
One wasp does not make a nest.
One wolf does not make a pack.
One bull does not make a herd.
One dog does not make a litter.
One sheep does not make a flock.
One lion does not make a pride.

One branch does not make a tree.
One pebble does not make a hill.
One rock does not make a mountain.
One dune does not make a desert.
One spark does not make a flame.
One finger does not make a hand.
One color does not make a rainbow.

One leaf does not make a plant.
One flower does not make a garden.
One seed does not make a forest.
One drop does not make an ocean.
One cloud does not make a sky.
One star does not make a galaxy.
One world does not make a universe.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Speaking the truth is the main attribute of a pure hearted person.”
Eraldo Banovac

Matshona Dhliwayo
“If you want knowledge, read daily.
If you want understanding, study regularly.
If you want wisdom, reason continually.
If you want kindness, give constantly.
If you want joy, laugh frequently.
If you want faith, believe firmly.
If you want peace, meditate consistently.
If you want mercy, forgive unconditionally.
If you want love, give charitably.
If you want equality, object intelligently.
If you want freedom, protest strongly.
If you want justice, fight forcefully.
If you want morals, live religiously.
If you want strength, excersise vigorously.
If you want power, plot brilliantly.
If you want fame, shine resiliently.
If you want riches, strive habitually.
If you want success, work diligently.
If you want fufilment, love abundantly.
If you want God, pray purposefully.
If you want life, grow spiritually.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The world's greatest computer is the brain.
The world's greatest engine is the heart.
The world's greatest generator is the soul.
The world's greatest television is the mind.
The world's greatest radio is the tongue.
The world's greatest camera is the eye.

The world's greatest ladder is faith.
The world's greatest hammer is courage.
The world's greatest sword is accuracy.
The world's greatest photographer is sight.
The world's greatest knife is fate.
The world's greatest spear is intelligence.

The world's greatest submerine is a fish.
The world's greatest aeroplane is a bird.
The world's greatest jet is a fly.
The world's greatest bicycle is a camel.
The world's greatest motorbike is a horse.
The world's greatest train is a centipede.

The world's greatest sniper is a cobra.
The world's greatest schemer is a fox.
The world's greatest builder is an ant.
The world's greatest tailor is a spider.
The world's greatest assassin is a wolf.
The world's greatest ruler is a lion.

The world's greatest judge is karma.
The world's greatest preacher is nature.
The world's greatest philosopher is truth.
The world's greatest mirror is reality.
The world's greatest curtain is darkness.
The world's greatest author is destiny.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Don't aim for a big school, aim for a big mind.
Don't aim for big muscles, aim for a big heart.
Don't aim for a big church, aim for a big soul.
Don't aim for a big house, aim for a big family.
Don't aim for a big title, aim for a big character.
Don't aim for a big car, aim for a big dream.
Don't aim for a big job, aim for a big idea.
Don't aim for a big star, aim for a big experience.
Don't aim for a big position, aim for a big solution.
Don't aim for a big office, aim for a big objective.
Don't aim for a big paycheck, aim for a big career.

Don't aim for big obstacles, aim for big opportunities.
Don't aim for big books, aim for big understanding.
Don't aim for big degrees, aim for big wisdom.
Don't aim for big skills, aim for big talents.
Don't aim for big wants, aim for big needs.
Don't aim for big empires, aim for big charities.
Don't aim for big messiahs, aim for big peace.
Don't aim for big honors, aim for big service.
Don't aim for big leaders, aim for big servants.
Don't aim for big connections, aim for a big God.
Don't aim for a big life, aim for a big experience.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Where others only see coal, I see diamonds.
Where others only see clouds, I see sunshine.
Where others only see storms, I see rainbows.
Where others only see thorns, I see roses.
Where others only see seeds, I see harvests.
Where others only see catapillars, I see butterflies.
Where others only see cubs, I see lions.
Where others only see darkness, I see stars.
Where others only see wood, I see fire.
Where others only see sparks, I see flames.

Where others only see winters, I see summers.
Where others only see frowns, I see smiles.
Where others only see sorrows, I see joys.
Where others only see nights, I sees days.
Where others only see burdens, I see blessings.
Where others only see hindrances, I see helpers.
Where others only see enemies, I sees friends.
Where others only see choas, I sees opportunity.
Where others only see losses, I see gains.
Where others only see crosses, I sees crowns.

Where others only see warriors, I see generals.
Where others only see learners, I see teachers.
Where others only see followers, I see leaders.
Where others only see scholars, I see professors.
Where others only see soldiers, I sees commanders.
Where others only see preachers, I see popes.
Where others only see priests, I see prophets.
Where others only see lawyers, I see judges.
Where others only see students, I see masters.
Where others only see outlaws, I see conquerors.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“You have only mastered peace when you have conquered bitterness,
mastered patience when you have conquered anger,
mastered joy when you have conquered sorrow,
mastered strength when you have conquered pain,
mastered contentment when you have conquered greed,
mastered truth when you have conquered ignorance,
mastered faith when you have conquered doubt,
mastered courage when you have conquered fear,
mastered kindness when you have conquered intolerance,
mastered humility when you have conquered ego,
mastered joy when you have conquered grief,
mastered hope when you have conquered despair,
mastered mercy when you have conquered wrath,
mastered love when you have conquered hate,
mastered life when you have conquered death,
and mastered light when you have conquered darkness.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Same eyes, different perception.
Same ears, different judgement.
Same hands, different skills.
Same feet, different destinations.
Same minds, different reasoning.
Same hearts, different feelings.
Same souls, different actions.
Same lives, different experiences.

Same language, different dialects.
Same words, different pronunciation.
Same experiences, different reactions.
Same wisdom, different understanding.
Same knowledge, different application.
Same love, different expression.
Same ancestry, different races.
Same world, different people.

One sky, many lands.
One story, many books.
One truth, many interpretations.
One road, many paths.
One God, many religions.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“If you annoy others, others will annoy you.
If you offend others, others will offend you.
If you anger others, others will anger you.

If you hurt others, others will hurt you.
If you abuse others, others will abuse you.
If you hate others, others will hate you.

If you comfort others, others will comfort you.
If you help others, others will help you.
If you respect others, others will respect you.

If you honor others, others will honor you.
If you heal others, others will heal you.
If you love others, others will love you.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Whoever chooses employees by race is unqualified,
whoever chooses employees by excellence is wise.
Whoever chooses employees by gender is unintelligent,
whoever chooses employees by performance is wise.
Whoever chooses employees by class is unskilled,
whoever chooses employees by resourcefulness is wise.
Whoever chooses employees by appearance is untalented,
whoever chooses employees by effectiveness is wise.
Whoever chooses employees by ethnicity is unenlightened,
whoever chooses employees by productiveness is wise.

Whoever chooses friends by titles is unqualified,
whoever chooses friends by competence is wise.
Whoever chooses friends by reputation is unintelligent,
whoever chooses friends by worthiness is wise.
Whoever chooses friends by wealth is unskilled,
whoever chooses friends by cleverness is wise.
Whoever chooses friends by celebrity is untalented,
whoever chooses friends by reverence is wise.
Whoever chooses friends by power is unenlightened,
whoever chooses friends by goodness is wise.

Whoever chooses leaders by culture is unqualified,
whoever chooses leaders by brilliance is wise.
Whoever chooses leaders by tradition is unintelligent,
whoever chooses leaders by inventiveness is wise.
Whoever chooses leaders by ancestry is unskilled,
whoever chooses leaders by intelligence is wise.
Whoever chooses leaders by politics is untalented,
whoever chooses leaders by kindness is wise.
Whoever chooses leaders by religion unenlightened,
whoever chooses leaders by righteousness is wise.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Elizabeth Goudge
“It was not the size of things that mattered but their perfection, it was not what one had that was important, but what one made.”
Elizabeth Goudge, A City of Bells

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Laughter exists to teach us to be stronger than pain.
Tolerance exists to teach us to be stronger than injustice.
Conviction exists to teach us to be stronger than doubt.
Compassion exists to teach us to be stronger than anger.
Mercy exists to teach us to be stronger than vengance.
Reason exists to teach us to be stronger than ignorance.
Need exists to teach us to be stronger than want.
Confidence exists to teach us to be stronger than hesitation.
Fate exists to teach us to be stronger than chance.
Destiny exists to teach us to be stronger than luck.
Courage exists to teach us to be stronger than danger.
Contentment exists to teach us to be stronger than desire.
Patience exists to teach us to be stronger than bitterness.
Understanding exists to teach us to be stronger than resentment.
Hope exists to teach us to be stronger than grief.
Life exists to teach us to be stronger than death.
Love exists to teach us to be stronger than fear.
Virtue exists to teach us to be stronger than temptation.
God exists to teach us to be stronger than evil.
Light exists to teach us to be stronger than darkness.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“It's tough to get out of one's inherited imbecilic culture, and a thus inherited or endowed lunatic belief system. A freethinker must overcome every deadened system. Especially one's own.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“Do not choose friends who only flatter you, but who understand you. True friendship implies willingness to speak frankly, to point out the mistakes we made and to exchange opinions freely.”
Eraldo Banovac

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Before I see your race,
I see your beauty.
Before I see your gender,
I see your indentity.
Before I see your class,
I see your personality.
Before I see your appearance,
I see your individuality.

Before I see your titles,
I see your integrity.
Before I see your reputation,
I see your capacity.
Before I see your wealth,
I see your charity.
Before I see your fame,
I see your nobility.

Before I see your culture,
I see your dignity.
Before I see your tradition,
I see your decency.
Before I see your politics,
I see your humanity.
Before I see your religion,
I see your divinity.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“When the mind shines, the heart is happy.
When the heart grows, the soul is happy.
When the soul flourishes, the body is happy.
When the body thrives, the individual is happy.
When the individual prospers, the world is happy.
When the world advances, even the sun is happy.

When the sun shines, plants are happy.
When plants grow, animals are happy.
When animals flourish, man is happy.
When man thrives, God is happy.
When God smiles, the universe is happy.
When the universe prospers, all is happy.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“A sailor is distinguished by the number of storms he has overcome.
A warrior is distinguished by the number of opponents he has conquered.
A doctor is distinguished by the number of patients he has healed.
A preacher is distinguished by the number of sermons he has delivered.
A ruler is distinguished by the number of lives he has improved.
A celebrity is distinguished by the number of hearts he has impressed.
A policeman is distinguished by the number of criminals he has arrested.
A teacher is distinguished by the number of students he has graduated.
An athlete is distinguished by the number of competitions he has won.
An author is distinguished by the number of books he has penned.
An artist is distinguished by the number of portraits he has painted.
An architect is distinguished by the number of buildings he has designed.
A sculptor is distinguished by the number of statues he has fashioned.
A musician is distinguished by the number of songs he has composed.
A lawyer is distinguished by the number of cases he was won.
A scientist is distinguished by the number of discoveries he has made.
A priest is distinguished by the number of souls he has saved.
A guru is distinguished by the number of schools he has established.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Socrates
“Doing good is a matter of looking after the part of yourself which matters most, namely your soul”
Socrates

Matshona Dhliwayo
“A bird doesn't need a professor to teach it how to fly.
A fish doesn't need a professor to teach it how to swim.
A bee doesn't need a professor to teach it how to sting.
A termite doesn't need a professor to teach it how to build.
A spider doesn't need a professor to teach it how to weave.
A cricket doesn't need a professor to teach it how to sing.
A parrot doesn't need a professor to teach it how to mimic.
A serpent doesn't need a professor to teach it how to bite.
A chameleon doesn't need a professor to teach it how to camouflage.
A sheep doesn't need a professor to teach it how to follow.
A horse doesn't need a professor to teach it how to sprint.
A monkey doesn't need a professor to teach it how to steal.
A camel doesn't need a professor to teach it how to survive.
A dog doesn't need a professor to teach it how to bark.
A cheetah doesn't need a professor to teach it how to race.
A fox doesn't need a professor to teach it how to scheme.
A crocodile doesn't need a professor to teach it how to float.
An hyena doesn't need a professor to teach it how to stalk.
A panther doesn't need a professor to teach it how to strike.
A wolf doesn't need a professor to teach it how to kill.
A lion doesn't need a professor to teach it how to hunt.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“If we take care of our neighbors,
our neighbors will take care of us.
If we take care of our friends,
our friends will take care of us.
If we take care of our family,
our family will take care of us.
If we take care of others,
our God will take care of us.

If we take care of our trees,
our trees will take care of us.
If we take care of our animals,
our animals will take care of us.
If we take care of our land,
our land will take care of us.
If we take care of our world,
our world will take care of us.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Alexander the Great
“Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." ― Alexander the Great”
Alexander the Great, Quotes... Ancient Greeks: Inspiring Quotations by the Greatest Ancient Greeks: Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Archimedes, Alexander the Great, Pindar, ... Aesop, Homer, ...

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The universe was happy when the sky was born.
The sky was happy when the stars were born.
The stars were happy when light was born.
Light was happy when the world was born.
The world was happy the day you were born.

God wanted to be happy so He created the world.
God wanted the world to be happy so He created man.
God wanted man to be happy so He created the sky.
God wanted the sky to be happy so He created stars.
God wanted stars to be happy so He created the universe.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The least among the patient is better than the greatest among the impulsive.
The least among the compassionate is better than the greatest among the indifferent.
The least among the humble is better than the greatest among the confident.
The least among the boldest is better than the greatest among the tallest.
The least among the responsible is better than the greatest among the privileged.
The least among the healthy is better than the greatest among the wealthy.
The least among the kind is better than the greatest among the mighty.
The least among the charitable is better than the greatest among the affluent.
The least among the gracious is better than the greatest among the dominant.
The least among the modest is better than the greatest among the prominent.
The least among the cultured is better than the greatest among the reputed.
The least among the well-mannered is better than the greatest among the well-bred.
The least among the gentle is better than the greatest among the fiercest.
The least among the prudent is better than the greatest among the accomplished.
The least among the disciplined is better than the greatest among the complacent.
The least among the intelligent is better than the greatest among the eloquent.
The least among the diligent is better than the greatest among the talented.
The least among the influential is better than the greatest among the famous.
The least among the smartest is better than the greatest among the strongest.
The least among the experienced is better than the greatest among the educated.
The least among the wise is better than the greatest among the intelligent.
The least among the enlightened is better than the greatest among the learned.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo
“The more you love roses the more you must bear with thorns.
The more you love honey the more you must bear with bees.
The more you love plants the more you must bear with soil.
The more you love fruits the more you must bear with trees.
The more you love forests the more you must bear with wolves.
The more you love jungles the more you must bear with lions.
The more you love wildernesses the more you must bear with beasts.
The more you love sharks the more you must bear with oceans.
The more you love rainbows the more you must bear with storms.
The more you love summer the more you must bear with heat.
The more you love winter the more you must bear with cold.
The more you love light the more you must bear with darkness.

The more you love space the more you must bear with clutter.
The more you love order the more you must bear with chaos.
The more you love silence the more you must bear with sound.
The more you love truth the more you must bear with opinions.
The more you love proof the more you must bear with suspicion.
The more you love existence the more you must bear with oblivion.
The more you love life the more you must bear with death.
The more you love beginnings the more you must bear with endings.
The more you love science the more you must bear with curiosity.
The more you love nature the more you must bear with technology.
The more you love faith the more you must bear with reality.
The more you love time the more you must bear with mortality.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Aristotle
“For we don't wish to know what bravery is but to be brave, not what justice is but to be just, just as we wish to be in health rather than to know what health is”
Aristotle

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Silence is the accomplice of wisdom.
Truth is the accomplice of virtue.
Laughter is the accomplice of happiness.
Happiness is the accomplice of pleasure.
Hope is the accomplice of strength.
Patience is the accomplice of discipline.
Humility is the accomplice of honor.
Compassion is the accomplice of charity.
Peace is the accomplice of fulfilment.
Trust is the accomplice of devotion.
Love is the accomplice of contentment.
Loyalty is the accomplice of relationships.
Equality is the accomplice of freedom.
Justice is the accomplice of integrity.
Certainty is the accomplice of conviction.
Knowledge is the accomplice of intelligence.
Understanding is the accomplice of reason.
Discipline is the accomplice of mastery.
Intelligence is the accomplice of achievement.
Fate is the accomplice of chance.
Purpose is the accomplice of destiny.
Light is the accomplice of the universe.
God is the accomplice of life.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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