Who is ignorant? He who does not educate his children.
–Jonathan b. Joseph, Talmud: Sota, 22a
This one really speaks to me in light of our decluttering process—physical and emotional:
Whatever is not yours, abandon it. When you have abandoned it, that will lead to your welfare and happiness.
–Buddha, “Connected Discourses of the Buddha”
Among a man’s many good possessions,
A good command of speech has no equal.
Prosperity and ruin issue from the power of the tongue.
Therefore, guard yourself against thoughtless speech.
–Tirukkural 65: 641–642
As a crystal reflects objects that are nearby,
So does the face reflect what is foremost in the heart.
What is more perceptive than the face? For whether the heart
Is angry or glad, it is the face that expresses it first.