Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island


Shards of Truth


Blessed is the season which engages the whole world

in a conspiracy of love!

- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Posted December 25, 2011


When you are part of group, living for others, you broaden yourself. 

This is really family life.        

- Swami Prajnanpad

Posted December 18, 2011


When we have seen Reality,

there is not a grain of dust which has not a sublime meaning.       

- J. Vanderleeuw

Posted December 11, 2011


If the butterfly had teeth like the tiger,

it would never make it out of the hanger.

- Banacek

Posted December 4, 2011


No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing

because he could do only a little.        

- Edmund Burke

Posted November 27, 2011


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation

is not to utter words, but to live by them.         

- John F. Kennedy

Posted November 20, 2011


The silkworm spins a thread and, thinking it will be safe, it builds its own tomb. 

Hate is the tomb we weave. It will not protect us from our suffering.           

- Caine-ism

Posted November 13, 2011


A duck with three wings and a loaf of bread is brother to the turkey.

- Banacek

Posted November 6, 2011


He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star,

which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.    

- Confucius

Posted on October 29, 2011


A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission

can alter the course of history.            

- Mahatma Gandhi

Posted October 22, 2011


A truly wise person will not be carried away by any of the eight winds:

prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, pleasure.

- Nichiren

Posted October 16, 2011


Friendship is a sheltering tree.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Posted October 9, 2011


No matter how warm the smile on the face of the sun,

the cat still has her kittens under the porch.     

- Banacek

Posted October 2, 2011


Where we love is truly home;

home that our feet may leave,

but not our hearts.

- Anonymous

Posted September 25, 2011


Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens.

- Carl Jung

Posted September 18, 2011


Peace cannot be achieved through violence;

it can only be attained through understanding. 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted September 11, 2011


Even a thousand zloty note can't tap dance.

- Banacek

Posted September 4, 2011


Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.

- Anaïs Nin

Posted August 30, 2011


We invent nothing, truly. We borrow and re-create. We uncover and discover. All has been given, as the mystics say. We have only to open our eyes and hearts, to become one with that which is.

- Henry Miller

Posted August 21, 2011


Practice and enlightenment are not two.

– Dogen

Posted August 14, 2011


When an owl comes to a mouse picnic, it's not there for the sack races.

- Banacek

Posted August 7, 2011


If we learn to enjoy waiting, we don’t have to wait to enjoy.

- Kanuaki Tanahashi

Posted July 31, 2011


Do what is good and ask not what follows.

– Kenko

Posted July 24, 2011


As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.

- Korean Proverb

Posted July 17, 2011


The chicken that clucks the loudest

is the one most likely to go to the Steamfitters’ Picnic.    

- Banacek

Posted July 10, 2011


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,

that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

- Thomas Jefferson

Posted July 3, 2011


Most people are on the world, not in it – having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them – undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone,

touching but separate.

– John Muir

Posted June 26, 2011


After you learn something, you must gradually change to your own way. 

Blind followers are dead; they do not do their own style.                

- Master T. T. Liang

Posted June 19, 2011


But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see.

– Edward Abbey

Posted June 12, 2011


A wolf that takes a peasant to supper probably won't need any breakfast.

- Banacek

Posted June 5, 2011


A mountain is beautiful when covered in snow.  When the snow melts, the green of the grass grows.  With every loss, there is gain; with every gain there is loss.

- Caine-ism

Posted May 29, 2011


The invariable mark of wisdom is seeing the miraculous in the common.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted May 22, 2011


In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light.

- Osho

Posted May 15, 2011


Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

- Marion C. Garretty

Posted May 8, 2011


A wise man never tries to warm himself in front of a painting of a fire.

- Banacek

Posted May 1, 2011


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

- Emily Dickinson

Posted April 24, 2011


The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.

- Dag Hammarskjold

Posted April 17, 2011


If I rely too much on teachers, better not to have teachers. 

If I rely too much on books, better not to have books.

- Master T. T. Liang

Posted April 10, 2011


Read the whole library, my son, but the cheese will still smell after four days.

- Banacek

Posted April 3, 2011


The appearance of things changes according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

- Kahil Gibran

Posted March 27, 2011


A mountain is beautiful when covered in snow. When the snow melts, the green of the grass grows. With every loss, there is gain; with every gain, there is loss.

- Caine-ism

Posted March 20, 2011


Can I see another’s woe,

And not be in sorrow too?

- William Blake

Posted March 13, 2011


A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.

- Banacek

Posted March 6, 2011


A [person of substance] ought, in respect to all things that he uses, be like a statue which one may drape with clothing,  but which feels no grief and makes no resistance when one strips it again. It is in this way that you should feel towards your clothes, your books, your chamber,

and everything else you make use of.

- St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

Posted February 27, 2011


Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

- George Washington

Posted February 20, 2011


To be alone without one to love is a waste of the body;

to be not alone without one to love is a waste of a soul.

- Caine-ism

Posted February 13, 2011


Life is a strange school.

- Earon Davis

Posted February 6, 2011


A truly wise person will not be carried away by any of the eight winds:

prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, pleasure.

- Nichiren

Posted January 30, 2011


Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.

- Dr. Seuss

Posted January 23, 2011


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted January 16, 2011


Even though a hippopotamus has no stinger, a wise man would rather be sat on by a bee.

- Banacek

posted January 9, 2011


Decide. Commit. Succeed.

- P90X from BeachBody

posted January 4, 2011

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