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Friday, December 9, 2022

Sheet of Paper

There is a limit in our effort and in our power to attain something. The difference of whether you become famous or not may be by a sheet of paper. If you are stronger than the other a little bit, you will become famous. That's all. If you can do it a little bit ahead of people, you will be successful. To be involved in that kind of competition is to sacrifice yourself. And it is silly to be involved in this kind of life. — Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 67-12-05-B - as found on edited by PF. Go to for Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo.