Open your door to a good day and prepare yourself for a bad one.
Anonymous proverb, quoted in Racial Proverbs : A Selection of the World's Proverbs Arranged Linguistically (1963) edited by Selwyn Gurney Champion
O my boy! he who doeth good shall meet with good; and he who doeth evil shall meet with evil, for the Lord requiteth a man according to the measure of his work.O my boy! what shall I say more to thee than these sayings? for the Lord knoweth what is hidden, and is acquainted with the mysteries and the secrets.And He will requite thee and will judge, betwixt me and thee, and will recompense thee according to thy desert.Ahiqar7:55
In an instant illumination can be achieved, it is as easy as turning on a light, the problem is finding the switch in the dark.AhiqarJones Alami, in "Plasma Characterization & Thin Film Growth and Analysis in Highly Ionized Magnetron Sputtering" (December 2009) in Linköping Studies in Science and Technology, Dissertation No. 948
Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.AhiqarThich Nhat Hanh, as quoted in The Vein of Gold: a Journey to Your Creative Heart (1996) by Julia Cameron
If you are looking for a friend who has no faults, you will have no friends.AhiqarCited as a Hasidic folk saying in Winning Words : Quotations to Uplift, Inspire, Motivate and Delight (2002) by Allen Klein, p. 52
Experience will show you, a Master can only point the way.AhiqarAlso cited as an anonymous Egyptian or Assyrian proverb no publish sources found for this exact phrasing, though it resembles some Zen and Sufi proverbs.
Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.AhiqarA saying from the Biblical Proverbs 16:32, as quoted in How to Overcome Fear : And Live Your Life to the Fullest (2007) by Marcos Witt, p. 17
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