Today’s Quote: Yamakage

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“…only religion has continued to transmit the same teachings largely unaltered, in many cases, for millennia. Only religion claims to have golden rules that can withstand scientific scrutiny. Certainly, there are some arguments in religion’s favor. Religious teachings provide continuity amid change and a sense of history. They have survived past challenges and stood the test of time. Furthermore, the human mind and its awareness of spiritual values have remained constant.”

—Yamakage Motohisa, The Essence of Shinto: Japan’s Spiritual Heart

Today’s Quote: Ueshiba

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“The purpose of the Art of Peace is to fashion sincere human beings; a sincere human being is one who has unified body and spirit, one who is free of hesitation and doubt, and one who understand the power of words.”

—Ueshiba Morihei, founder of the Aikido martial art

Today’s Quote: Diogenes Laertius

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“Through watching a mouse running about, says Theophrastus in the Megarian dialogue, not looking for a place to lie down in, not afraid of the dark, not seeking any of the things which are considered to be dainties, he discovered the means of adapting himself to circumstances.”

— Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, Diogenes of Sinope