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Well-makers lead the water wherever they like; fletchers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; wise people fashion themselves.

The Dhammapada, v80  <link>

Our Life is the Creation of Our Mind

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind. If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows him as the wheel of the cart follows the beast that draws the cart.

The Dhammapada, v1  <link>

There never was, there never will be, nor is there now, a man who
is always blamed, or a man who is always praised.

The Dhammapada, v228  <link>