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

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

New York USA

Shards of Truth


Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

- Ruth E. Renkel

June 18, 2017


Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.

– Soren Kierkegaard

June 11, 2017


Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect.

There is some work that will never be done if you don’t do it.

There is someone who would miss you if you were gone.

There is a place that you alone can fill.

- Jacob M. Braude

June 4, 2017


The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them,

glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

- Thucydides

May 28, 2017


You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How?

By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.

Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today,

but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

- Dale Carnegie

May 21, 2017


The greatest heroes in life are those that never give up on someone. They stick it out and make it work. They sacrifice things in their life, in order to help others grow. They give up what they want because someone needs it more. They work hard and overcome adversity. They fail for a moment, but get back up on their feet to show others they don’t have to stay down. They show their loved ones that love is not “proved” by conformity. They teach others that having a voice is a sign of courage, and they will not stay silent to make people feel comfortable. They are fearless and will do whatever it takes to bring about the greatness in the ones they love because doing so brings them peace. Their name is - MOM.   

- Shannon L. Alder

May 14, 2017


The proud do not succeed, the extravagant do not last, the powerful die, and those who fill their days perish. A gusty wind or violent storm does not last all day; a ravine cannot be filled in an instant. Gusty winds and violent storms act forcefully, so they cannot last long before they die out. Ravines are in positions of power, so they cannot be drained.

- Wen-tzu

May 7, 2017


Every thought is a seed.

If you plant crab apples,

don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.

- Bill Meyer

April 30, 2017


In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight.

He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 23, 2017


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,

not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

- Vince Lombardi

April 16, 2017


Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you think.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

April 9, 2017


Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right.

- Henry Ford

April 2, 2017


If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.

- Taisen Deshimaru

March 26, 2017


Of all strategies, to know when to quit may be the best.

- Chinese Proverb

March 19, 2017


Humaneness without intelligence is like having a field but not plowing it.

Intelligence without courage is like having sprouts but not weeding.

Courage without humaneness is like knowing how to reap but not how to sow.

- Fushan

March 12, 2017


In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight.

He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 1, 2017


We are already exactly peaceful and harmonious. But still, when we [meditate],

we want to try to be peaceful. Trying to be peaceful is no longer to be peaceful. Just sit down.

- Dainin Katagiri

February 26, 2017


Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

- Abraham Lincoln

February 19, 2017


The best out is always through.

- Robert Frost

February 12, 2017


How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

– Coco Chanel

February 5, 2017


No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness.

Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

January 29, 2017


Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add '“within the limits of the law“ because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

- Thomas Jefferson

Posted January 22, 2017


All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance

and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 15, 2017


Without staring death in the eye,

as the perpetually reverse side of life,

we cannot live fully and completely.

- Soko Morinaga

Posted January 8. 2017


This is the moment of embarking. All auspicious signs are in place.

- Deng Ming-Dao

Posted January 1, 2017

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