„Like your body your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.“

—  Ali, book Nahj al-Balagha

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cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601 - 661

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„Wise men say that time is like a river. I say time is like a river of SHIT… and as you float down that river in your little canoe, your paddles are getting smaller and smaller.“

—  Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948

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„As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.“

—  Joseph Murphy American writer 1898 - 1981

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„True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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„See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body.“

—  Yagyū Munenori samurai and daimyo of the early Edo period 1571 - 1646

As quoted in Living the Martial Way : A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think (1992) by Forrest E. Morgan, p. 88.

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„So you're tired of living
Feel like you might give in
Well don't.
It's not your time“

—  Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980

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„Know your body, understand your mind, and embrace your spiritual path.“

—  Kathy Freston American self-help writer

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„Flag football is so much more about strategy. You can’t ‘take someone out’ with your body, so it’s more about your mind.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

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„It is a very wise rule in the conduct of the understanding, to acquire early a correct notion of your own peculiar constitution of mind, and to become well acquainted, as a physician would say, with your idiosyncrasy.“

—  Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845

Lecture IX : On the Conduct of the Understanding.; this provides the origin of the phrase "a square peg in a round hole".
Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy (1849)
Context: It is a very wise rule in the conduct of the understanding, to acquire early a correct notion of your own peculiar constitution of mind, and to become well acquainted, as a physician would say, with your idiosyncrasy. Are you an acute man, and see sharply for small distances? or are you a comprehensive man, and able to take in, wide and extensive views into your mind? Does your mind turn its ideas into wit? or are you apt to take a common-sense view of the objects presented to you? Have you an exuberant imagination, or a correct judgment? Are you quick, or slow? accurate, or hasty? a great reader, or a great thinker? It is a prodigious point gained if any man can find out where his powers lie, and what are his deficiencies, — if he can contrive to ascertain what Nature intended him for: and such are the changes and chances of the world, and so difficult is it to ascertain our own understandings, or those of others, that most things are done by persons who could have done something else better. If you choose to represent the various parts in life by holes upon a table, of different shapes, — some circular, some triangular, some square, some oblong, — and the persons acting these parts by bits of wood of similar shapes, we shall generally find that the triangular person has got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed himself into the round hole. The officer and the office, the doer and the thing done, seldom fit so exactly, that we can say they were almost made for each other.

„Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.“

—  Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

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„You get tired when you don’t work. When you clean your house, you don’t get tired, it gives you satisfaction.“

—  Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950

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Context: I had started the campaign from 15th September. So now it’s 6–7 months since I started the campaign. I am a laborer and my childhood was very tough and physically I am used to all this. I also do my [y]oga and [p]ranayam. But the important point is that I believe you never get tired by doing work. You get tired when you don’t work. When you clean your house, you don’t get tired, it gives you satisfaction.

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„Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you're tired, go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.“

—  Bruce Lee, book Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Variant: In Buddhism, there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water and when you're tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.
Source: Tao of Jeet Kune Do

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