Things from Brian K. Moore

People are packages. To get the good, you must take the rest.

It’s just as hard to do everything wrong as it is to do everything right.

If there is a 50-50 chance of getting something right, 9 times out of 10 you’ll get it wrong.

No one knows anything for absolute sure.

You are only truly smart when you realize how much you don’t know.

Be confident rather than positive. You could be wrong.

The greatest aid in getting anything done is the belief that you can do it.

Don’t be limited by your limitations.

Small Problems

The other day Tatsugami Roshi said, “A tiger catches a mouse with his whole strength.” A tiger does not ignore or slight any small animal. The way he catches a mouse and the way he devours a cow are the same. But usually, although you have many problems, you think they are minor, so you don’t think it is necessary to exert yourself.

That is the way many countries treat their international problems: “This is a minor problem. As long as we do not violate international treaties, it will be okay. As long as we do not violate atomic weapons,…

- Shunryu Suzuki

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