Some things worth knowing.
The best day—Today
The hardest thing to do—To begin.
The greatest handicap—Fear.
The easiest thing to do—Finding faults.
Most useless asset—Pride.
Most useful asset—Humility.
The greatest mistake—Giving up.
The greatest stumbling block—Egotism.
The greatest comfort—Work well done.
Most disagreeable person—The complainer.
Worst bankruptcy—Loss of enthusiasm.
Greatest need—Common sense.
Meanest feeling—Regret at another’s success.
The hardest and most painful to accept—Defeat.
The greatest moment—Death.
The greatest knowledge—Experience.
The greatest thing—Love.
The greatest success in the world—Peace of mind.
SPEAK SOFT WORDS
We must always speak gently. Our tongue is always moist, showing us that our words must be cool too and not harsh. There is no weapon that is more dangerous and hurting than the tongue. If we ponder over the fact that while God has given us two ears but only one tongue we will realize that it is his intention that we use our ears more and our tongue less. The tongue has been imprisoned in the mouth, with teeth on the sides making it look like an animal entrapped in a cage. And the tongue, if not held in check, can be more dangerous than an animal. The ignorant speak a lot in the company of people, who are as ignorant as they are. But in the presence of gyanis, they will be unable to utter even a single word. We tend to speak harshly to those who are incapable of retorting. Only a coward uses a tongue as a weapon. They are antidotes to the poison of snakes. There are antidotes to the bite of a dog. But what is the medicine that heals a heart that has been wounded by harsh words. Before we speak we must think about whether our words are likely to hurt the listener. The sun’s heat is scorching yet the plant needs sunlight to thrive. In the same way, we must speak in a proper way decently and sweetly because man cannot survive without speech but that should be in checks and commands.