Sunday, October 05, 2008


He who controls others may be powerful

but he who masters himself


is mightier still.

Lao Tzu



18 comments:

R.L. Bourges said...

great poster (where does it come from, any idea?)
and great song
specially love the line "no time left for crying when the kids are going hungry"

Have a good one on your side of the pond.

Coffee Messiah said...

rlb: MAD's Dave Berg Looks At Our Sick World. ; (

You too! ; )

betmo said...

wow. great post.

Kurt said...

To rule truly is to serve.

edward said...

the lao tzu quote resonated with me, i have a hard time saying no to people outside my family group who want me to do what they want--sometimes just real little things, but still they must win...if i say no, they say that i'm being silly, until i give in. them that controls others even in tiny things must feel powerful. while i feel ...run over. i must master myself!

Merle Sneed said...

Great post.

tony said...

Like Peace In A Pod .

tut-tut said...

That is a great quote, something to remember. And while I'm at it, starting reading more widely.

I hope this is a good week for you.

d. chedwick said...

I used to love Mad Magazine. Never see it anymore.

Joanne said...

Interesting puzzle, but more than just peace is missing.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wonderful quote. wonderful poster. wonderful post. thank you.

namaste.

Mary said...

Peace. It seems so impossible for this world. I guess all you can do is start with yourself.

N said...

oooooooh! direct, to the point and put so simple. fantastic poster!

Anil P said...

I liked the poster, and the quote more still.

Most good things are about exercising a certain amount of discipline, isn't it?

bitchlet said...

Where is this poster from? {Or am I not clicking on a link again?}

lettuce said...

i wasn't quite sure about the quote - not v. keen on the "mastering" language/image - but what Edward said resonates...

WAT said...

Oh yes, mastering myself is the key and goal!

Thank you!

dennis said...

Dennis loves Dave Berg.