Benjamin Hoff

Benjamin Hoff

“But isn’t the knowledge that comes from experience more valuable than the knowledge that doesn’t?”

“Sooner or later we are bound to discover somethings about ourselves that we don’t like.  But once we see they’re there, we can decide what we want to do with them.  Do we want to get rid of them completely, change them into other things, or use them in beneficial ways?  The last two approaches are often especially useful, since they avoid head-on conflict, and therefore minimize struggle.  Also, they allow those transformed characteristics to be added to the list of things we have help us out.”


“In the Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly?  When he realized that he was a Swan.  Each of us has something Special, a Swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere…In each of us is something special, and that we need to keep.”


“Try doing something with a tense mind. The surest way to become Tense, Awkward and Confuse is to develop a mind that tries too hard-one that thinks to much.”


“The main problem with this obsession for Saving Time is very simple: you can’t save time.  You can only spend it.  But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.  The Bisy Backson has practically no time at all, because he’s too busy wasting it by trying to save it.  And by trying to save every bit of it, he ends up wasting the whole thing.”


“Who can stop us from celebrating?”


“When we take the time to enjoy our surroundings and appreciate being alive, we find that we have no time be Bisy Backsons anymore.”


“It’s rather significant, we think, that those who have no compassion have no wisdom.  Knowledge, yes; cleverness, maybe; wisdom, no.  A clever heart is not a heart.  Knowledge doesn’t really care.  Wisdom does.”


“”Alot of people try to buy Happiness and Importance in the same sort of way.  But you can be happy and important without that, you know.”

“So can they,” said Pooh.””


“Do you want to be really happy?  You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.  Do you want to be really miserable?  You can begin by being discontented.”


“The Tao of Pooh”-Benjamin Hoff


“The universe knows what it’s doing.  So don’t develop a big ego and don’t be afraid”

-”Te of Piglet”- B.Hoff