Irrigators lead the waters.
Fletchers bend the shafts.
Carpenters bend wood.
The virtuous control themselves.
With the conquest of my mind,
I have conquered the whole world.
Adi Granth, Japuji
Fight with yourself;
why fight with external foes?
He who overcomes himself through himself
will obtain happiness...
Difficult to overcome is oneself;
but when that is overcome,
everything is conquered.
If passion drives you,
let reason hold the reins.
Lovely Thoughts for Lovely People Just Like You
Love is often gentle,
desire always a rage.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water;
they are good servants, but bad masters.