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Quotes For Life 8
 

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
—Thomas Szasz

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There is only one decision you need to make-either you are working at your Freedom or accepting your Bondage.
—Robert Adams

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We have met the enemy and it is us!
—Walt Kelly, Pogo cartoon strip

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Never assume malice when incompetence will suffice.
—H. L. Menken

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Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
—Pericles (495-429 BC)

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Solve et Coagula (Dissolve and Unite)
—Author Unknown

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A foolish thought, -and we become the Buddha.
An enlightened thought, -and we are again ordinary people.
—R. H. Blyth

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If it's not paradoxical, it's not true.
—Shunryu Suzuki

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Good pitching will always stop good hitting-and vice versa.
—Casey Stengel

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If you want something then you lose everything. If you don't want anything then you already have everything.
—Seung Sahn

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I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
—Alan Watts

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A Messiah's primary function among Humans
Is to remind them, over and over,
That they are, Here Now,
Perfect Expressions of the Universe.
—Greg Allen Morgoglione

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It really boils down to this: that all of life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

—Author Unknown

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
—Zen saying


George Demont Otis     Mahbra Moutains

Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
—A Course in Miracles

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That which is, never ceases to be. That which is not, never comes into being.
—Parmenides

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It is my deep conviction that justice is indivisible, that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If the only prayer your say in your entire life is "thank you," that would suffice.
—Meister Eckhart

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Bachelor: A man who never makes the same mistake once.
—Ed Wynn (and others)

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It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so.
—Artemus Ward

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It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed our own.
—Jessamyn West

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A confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
—Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

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On some positions cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?"

Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?"

Vanity asks the question, "Is it popular?"

But conscience must ask the question, "Is it right?"

And there comes a time when one must take a stand that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular.

But one must take it because it is right.

And that is where I find myself today.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
—Albert Einstein

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If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
—Catherine Aird

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The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I." They don't think "I." They think "we"; they think "team."??
—Peter Drucker

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Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
—Peter Drucker

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Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj, from I Am That

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If you want to stop being the slave of a ghost, you must demand that ego-mind show its face. No true ghost will show up when it hears this! You can practice this simple meditation throughout the day. Whenever you don't know what to do with yourself, challenge your ego-mind to show its face. When you're cooking your dinner or waiting for the bus, challenge your ego-mind to show its face. Do it especially when ego-mind overwhelms you, when you feel threatened, fearful, or enslaved by it. Just straighten your posture and challenge ego-mind. Don't be gullible, wiggly, or spineless. When you challenge ego-mind, be firm but gentle, penetrating but never aggressive. Just say to your ego-mind, "Show me your face!" When no mind shows up saying, "Here I am," ego-mind will begin to lose its hold on you and your struggles will lighten up. See if this isn't true. Of course, maybe your mind does have a face and your experience will be different. But if you don't find a mind with a face, you won't take your struggles so seriously, and all of your pain and suffering will lessen.
—Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless yet be determined to make them otherwise.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A great deal of life depends on who smacked your hand at breakfast when you were a child.
—Krysztof Kieslowski

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There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
—The Buddha

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The relative and the absolute are identical.
When the words have been spoken there is silence,
when the relative is over the absolute remains.
Shift your attention from words to silence
and then you will hear it.
—Nisargadatta Marharaj

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The unwilling led by the incompetent doing the ridiculous.
—Jack (Pops) Socher


George Demont Otis     Verbenas

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own-a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty.
—Albert Einstein

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Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?
—Groucho Marx, from the movie Duck Soup

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Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
—Leo Tolstoy

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Somehow it was very simple and easy in my case. My guru, before he died, told me: "Believe me, you are the Supreme Reality. Don't doubt my words, don't disbelieve me. I am telling you the truth, act on it". I could not forget his words and by not forgetting, I have realized. Once the guru told me: "You are the Supreme Reality", I ceased having visions and trances and became very quiet and simple. I found myself desiring and knowing less and less, until I could say in utter astonishment: "I know nothing, I want nothing."
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.
—Mahatma Gandhi

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What we forgive too freely doesn't stay forgiven.
—Mignon McLaughlin

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Lack of understanding of the true nature of happiness, it seems to me, is the principal reason why people inflict sufferings on others. They think either that the other's pain may somehow be a cause of happiness for themselves or that their own happiness is more important, regardless of what pain it may cause. But this is shortsighted. No one truly benefits from causing harm to another sentient being…. In the long run causing others misery and infringing their rights to peace and happiness results in anxiety, fear, and suspicion within oneself.

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When everything will have been said and done, more will have been said than done.
—Marshall McLuhan

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
—Joseph Campbell

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Time has but one reality, that of the instant.
—Henri Bergson

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In fact, being in a position to decide the use of one's time-and the hours one is present at the office-indicates that one has arrived.
—E. Hall

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"I'm nobody.
Who are you?
Are you nobody too?"
—Emily Dickinson

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The great path has no gates,
thousands of roads enter it.
When you pass through the gateless gate,
you walk the universe alone."
—Mumon

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The end of illusion,
is the end of you."
—U.G. Krishnamurti

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The absolute is a very lonely place.
You are the only one there.
Of course everyone is the only one there."
—Richard Rose

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Be not elated by fortune; be not depressed by adversity.
—Cleobulus

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Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.

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Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen and you need not search for truth; truth will find
you.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Spiritual maturity is being ready to let go everything. Giving up is a first step, but real giving-up is the insight that there's nothing to be given up, since nothing is your property.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

Having realized that I am one with, and yet beyond the world, I became free from all desire and fear. I did not reason out that I should be free, I found myself free, unexpectedly, without the least effort.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly.
You need no other guide. As long as your urge for truth affects your daily life, all is well with you. Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take
you speedily to your goal. This is what I call Nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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You must find your own way. Unless you find it yourself, it will not be your own way and will take you nowhere. Earnestly live your truth as you have found it, act on the little you have understood. It is earnestness that will take you through, not cleverness-your own or another's.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Either you remain forever hungry and thirsty, longing, searching, grabbing, holding, ever losing and sorrowing, or go out wholeheartedly in search of the state of timeless perfection to which nothing can be added, from which nothing-taken away.
... In it all desires and fears are absent, not because they were given up, but because they have lost their meaning.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Once the illusion that the body-mind as oneself is abandoned, death loses its terror, it becomes a part of living ... All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious, the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance - these open deep and perennial sources
of real happiness, true bliss.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj


George Demont Otis     Sleepy Hollow Trees

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
—Kurt Vonnegut

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If I'm not for myself, who am I for.
—Rav Hillel

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Effortless Choiceless Awareness is our Real State.
—Ramana Maharshi

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If one cannot believe in God, it does not matter. I suppose he believes in himself, in his own existence. Let him find out the source from which he came.
—Ramana Maharshi

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That which you already are, pure awareness.
—Sogyal Rinpoche

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You will never know the world aright till the Sea floweth in your Veins, till you are Clothed with the Heavens, and Crowned with the Stars; And perceive yourself to be the Sole Heir of the Whole World; And more then so, because Men are in it who are every one Sole Heirs, as well as you. Till you are intimately Acquainted with that Shady Nothing out of which this World was made; Till your spirit filleth the whole World and the Stars are your Jewels; Till you love Men so as to Desire their Happiness with a thirst equal to the zeal of your own.
—Thomas Traherne

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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature-trees, flowers, grass-grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence.
—Mother Teresa

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Try to pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds… Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence…. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, and every word.
—Eckhart Tolle

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God's first language is silence. Everything else is a translation.
—Thomas Keating

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I don't have to tell you it goes without saying there are some things better left unsaid. I think that speaks for itself. The less said about it, the better.
—George Carlin

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The primary reality is not what I think, but that I live, for those also live who do not think.
—Bruce Lee

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The "moment" has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.
—Bruce Lee

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The Now is indivisible. Completeness, the now, is an absence of the conscious mind to strive to divide that which is indivisible.
—Bruce Lee

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Too many people are looking at "what is" from a position of thinking "what should be."
—Bruce Lee

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Most human beings are lost in abstraction. They believe that what they think should happen is more important than what is actually happening.
—Adyashanti

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You can measure the depth of a person's awakening by how they serve others.
—Kobo Daishi (774-835 CE)

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The end and the sum total of all mysticism, philosophy, and meditation, of everything one learns and develops, is to be a better servant to humanity. Everything from the beginning to the end in the spiritual path is a training to be able to serve mankind better, and if one does not do it with that intention, one will find in the end that one has accomplished nothing.
—Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Wherever you are is the entry point.
—Kabir

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn an entire life around.
—Leo Buscaglia

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Success is the result of good judgment, good judgment is a result of experience, experience is often the result of bad judgment.
—Tony Robbins


George Demont Otis     Hills and Mountains

The secret of beginning a life of deep awareness and sensitivity lies in our willingness to pay attention. Our growth as conscious, awake human beings is marked not so much by grand gestures and visible renunciations as by extending loving attention to the minutest particulars of our lives. Every relationship, every thought, every gesture is blessed with meaning through the wholehearted attention we bring to it. In the complexities of our minds and lives we easily forget the power of attention, yet without attention we live only on the surface of existence. It is just simple attention that allows us truly to listen to the song of a bird, to see deeply the glory of an autumn leaf, to touch the heart of another and be touched. We need to be fully present in order to love a single thing wholeheartedly. We need to be fully awake in this moment if we are to receive and respond to the learning inherent in it.
—Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield, Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
—Buddha

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What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth, my God, from moment to moment, no matter now inconsistent it may appear. My commitment is to truth, not consistency.
—Mahatma Gandhi

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We are here, and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
—H. L. Mencken

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He who binds himself to joy, does the winged life destroy. He who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity's sunrise.
—William Blake

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Direct treatment of the ting.
—Ezra Pound's rule of poetry

People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not.
—Neil Postman

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If you ask a good man: "Why are you seeking God?," he will reply: "Just because he is God!" "Why are you seeking truth?" "Just because it is truth!" As life lives on for its own sake, needing no reason for being, so the just man has no reason for doing what he does.
—Meister Eckhart

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Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.
—George Carlin

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Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
—Author Unknown

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It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
—Rollo May

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
—Lao tsu

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Paradoxical as it may seem, the purposeful life has no content, no point. It hurries on and on, and misses everything. Not hurrying, the purposeless life misses nothing, for it is only when there is no goal and no rush that the human senses are fully open to receive the world.
—Alan Watts

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I believe that man must get rid of illusions that enslave and paralyze him; that he must become aware of the reality inside and outside of him in order to create a world which needs no illusions. Freedom and independence can be achieved only when the chains of illusion are broken.
—Erich Fromm


George Demont Otis     East Winds

The answer, the eternal home, will never, never be found so long as you are seeking it, for the simple reason that it is in yourself-not the self that you are aware of and that you can love or hate, but the one that always vanishes when you look for it. As soon as you realize that you are the Center, you have no further need to see it, to try to make it an object or an experience. This is why the mystics call the
highest knowledge unknowing."
—Alan Watts

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Before thinking, there is no mind. When thinking appears, mind appears. When mind appears, dharma appears. When dharma appears, form appears. And when any kind of form appears, then suffering appears: life and death, happiness and unhappiness, good and bad, like and dislike, coming and going. Mind disappears, dharma disappears. Dharma disappears, form disappears. Form disappears, then life and death, good and bad, happy and unhappy, coming and going-everything disappears. So don't make mind, okay?
—Seung Sahn

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The energies that keep us alive are joy, generosity, compassion, curiosity, truthfulness, serenity, equanimity, wakefulness, one-pointedness, and impeccability-the qualities of mind that Buddhist teaching sometimes calls paramitas, or perfections, or sometimes bojjhangas, the factors of enlightenment. They are qualities of awakened mind as well as qualities that can be cultivated to aid awakening.
—Jack Engler, Just As It is

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Similarly, the realized man is egoless; he has lost the capacity of identifying himself with anything. He is without location, placeless, beyond space and time, beyond the world.
—Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti

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The difference between the right word, and the almost-right word, is the difference between the lightning...and the lightning BUG.
—Mark Twain

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It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
Always do what you are afraid to do.
—Emerson

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Liberation is our nature. It is another name for us. Our wanting freedom is a very funny thing. It is like a man who is in the shade, voluntarily leaving the shade, going into the sun, feeling the severity of the heat there, making great efforts to get back to the shade, and then rejoicing: "How sweet is the shade! I have reached the shade at last!
—Ramana Maharshi

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You are a mirage that doesn't know you are a mirage.
—Stephen Wolinsky

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The ego or God. The ego consumes the world in order to become God or God consumes the ego leaving only God. In the latter case the problem of dissatisfaction and limitation is dissolved. In the former case it is only perpetuated, rather like drinking salty water to slake thirst or pouring fuel on a fire to put it out...
—Author Unknown

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The human capacity to move imaginally from one level of reality to another could be called the transcendent function
—Carl G. Jung

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'Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.
—Lord Byron (1788-1824)

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I am a citizen of the Universe,
I am child of the expanse of Creation's Realm.
Within me are all the stars and planets.
—Charles H. Kropf

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Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
—Aristotle

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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
—Francis Bacon

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Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the Present with the Past. Neither in countries without a Present nor in those without a Past is it to be encountered. Proust in Venice, Matisse's birdcages overlooking the flower market at Nice, Gide on the seventeenth-century quais of Toulon, Lorca in Granada, Picasso by Saint-Germain-des-Prés: there lies civilization and for me it can exist only under those liberal regimes in which the Present is alive and therefore capable of assimilating the Past.
—Cyril Connolly


George Demont Otis     Summers Day

Often the people that most antagonize us are the ones we need most to teach us what we want to learn.
—Eldon Taylor

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"We try to save so many things in life with vague mysticism, but the mysticism has to stand on a base of total frankness and on a cold and piercing examination of things. Most people only see in life what it's permissible to see, but we must free ourselves from all existing ideas...then life becomes rich and abundant even in moments of deep suffering.

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"The distress here is really terrible [Auschwitz]. And still, in the evening, when the day recedes, I walk with bright footsteps by the wire fence, and from my heart arises always the feeling that Life is wonderful and grand... I find rest within myself. And this "Self", this deepest and richest part of me, I call God."
—Ethy Hilthum, From the journal of a young Jewish girl who died in Auschwitz.

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.
—Jose Ortega y Gasset

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Always we hope someone else has the answer. Some other place will be better. It will all turn out. This is it. No one else has the answer. No other place will be better. And it has already turned out.
—Lao-tzu

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Your enemy is your greatest teacher
—Buddhist saying

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The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
—Theodore Roosevelt

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Dream as if you'll live forever,
live as if you'll die today.
—James Dean

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Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in an eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.
—Marie Beyon Ray

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
—William Arthur Ward

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It's an amazing fantasy cleverly disguised as your life.
—Author Unknown

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The most important thing is, only do it. When you only do something, 100 percent, then there is no subject, no object. There is no inside or outside. Inside and outside already become one. That means you and the universe are never separate. There is no thinking.
—Soen Sa Nim

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The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
—Thomas A. Edison

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And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not that we discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My dear brothers, we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.
—Thomas Merton, The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

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The poet lights the light and fades away. But the light goes on and on.
—Emily Dickinson

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The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
—Pearl Buck

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Look within, thou art the Buddha.
—The Buddha


George Demont Otis     Trees and Sea

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.
—Maya Angelou

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Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and waters are not waters. But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest. For it's just that I see mountains once again as mountains, and waters once again as waters."
—[Ch'ing-yüan Wei-hsin (Seigen Ishin)

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The virgin birth of Jesus symbolizes that there's something born within you that doesn't come about through the union of opposites - something that isn't of the dualistic world. When we've returned our consciousness to its source, what wakes up is that which is not the body, not the mind, not the personality. Your true nature is before and beyond all pairs of opposites.
—Adyashanti

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Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.
—Moliere

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
—Harry S. Truman

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Form is empty of a separate self, but it is full of everything in the cosmos. The same is true with feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness.
—Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of Understanding

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Buddahood does not happen by being made to happen. It is unsought and naturally indwelling, and so is spontaneously present. Rest non-conceptually in this effortless, naturally abiding state.
—Longchepa

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We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.
—William Hazlitt

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You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.
—Author Unknown

The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.
—Bill Cosby

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Good luck is jumping from one failure to another without loosing your enthusiasm.
—Winston Churchill

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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
— Seneca the Younger

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Graphs are like bikini's: they bring all sorts of ideas into your mind but they do hide the essence!
—Author Unknown

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I am still learning.
—Michelangelo's motto

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If you want my opinion on the mystery of life and all that, I can give it to you in a nutshell: the universe is like a safe to which there is a key. But the key is locked up in the safe.
—Peter de Vries

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To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

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Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
—William A. Ward

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No matter how often modern man thinks of God or goes to church, or how much he believes in religious ideas, if he, the whole man is deaf to the question of existence, if he does not have an answer to it, he is marking time, and he lives and dies like one of the million things he produces. He thinks of God, instead of experiencing being God.
—Erich Fromm


George Demont Otis     Rocky Coast

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
—Jesse Jackson

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Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
—Albert Einstein

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The great tragedy of science: the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact.
—Thomas Huxley

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The act of will activates neural circuits.
—William James

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"Normality" …psychopathology of the average…a culturally determined form of developmental arrest.
—Abraham Maslow

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Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
Carl Jung

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Muddy water…let stand…becomes clear.
—Shakyamundi Buddha (The Buddha)

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Anxiety is a messenger telling us we are about to go into unknown territory.
—Pema Chodron

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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…
Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
—Carl Jung

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The truth is recognized, not taught or learned.
—Shakyamundi Buddha (The Buddha)

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The absence of fear is not courage…the absence of fear is some kind of brain damage.
—M. Scott Peck

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Our life transformation is in exact proportion to the amount of truth we can take without running away.
—Vernon Howard

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And so each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate… There is only the fight to recover what has been lost.
—T. S. Eliot

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Real suffering burns clean. Neurotic suffering creates more and more soot.
—Marian Woodman

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The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their true names.
—Pema Chodron

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Success is the result of good judgment.
Good judgment is the result of experience.
Experience is the result of bad judgment.
—Anthony Robbins

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We are never further from our wishes than when we imagine that we possess what we have desired.
—Goethe


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