In the practice of our days, to listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.
A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn’t obtain.
Stop expecting others to act first, be the one who makes a positive change.
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
“Idleness is often covered by turbulence and hurry. He that neglects his known duty and real employment naturally endeavours to crowd his mind with something that may bar out the remembrance of his own folly, and does anything but what he ought to do with eager diligence, that he may keep himself in his own favour.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings
“The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading, and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires.”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments