“'Sincerity is not enough,' the Master would frequently say.
‘What you need is honesty.’
‘What’s the difference?’ someone asked.
‘Honesty is a never-ending openness to the facts,’ said the Master. ‘Sincerity is believing one’s own propaganda.’”—Anthony De Mello, Awakening (via bhikkus)
“When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”—Lemony Snicket (via stay-ocean-minded)