Annalects of Heironeous

1. The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.
2. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
3. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
4. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
5. When you realise you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
6. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.
7. No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
8. Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
9. You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
10. Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
11. Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
12. Without justice, courage is weak.
13. To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
14. A man, true to himself, can be destroyed but not defeated.
15. Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
16. A journey of a thousand miles always begins with one step.
17. Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
18. The collapse of character begins with compromise.
19. But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.
20. Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
21. Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.
34. Never die easy; strive always for a valorous end.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License