Monday, August 26, 2013

WISE SAYINGS









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Is bread the better for kneading ? so is the heart.  Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare.



The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Author Unknown



No armies are needed, no weapons are needed, no nations are needed, no religions are needed. All that is needed is a little meditativeness, a little silence, a little love, a little more humanity... just a little more, and existence will become fragrant with something so totally unique and new that you will have to find a new category for it. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh




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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.  ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420



Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.  ~Swedish Proverb




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A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.  ~Henry David Thoreau



It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.  ~Horace
What saves a man is to take a step.  Then another step.  It is always the same step, but you have to take it.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




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Leaves are light, and useless, and idle, and wavering, and changeable; they even dance; and yet God in his wisdom has made them a part of oaks.  And in so doing he has given us a lesson, not to deny the stout-heartedness within because we see the lightsomeness without.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare



Don't wait for the Last Judgment.  It happens every day.  ~Albert Camus



It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.  ~Baltasar Gracián




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Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns !  ~Allison Gappa Bottke



Never make your home in a place.  Make a home for yourself inside your own head.  You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things.  That way it will go with you wherever you journey.  ~Tad Williams






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Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship. ~Benjamin Franklin



Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson




Beware of a man of one book.  ~English Proverb






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If you don't like how things are, change it ! You're not a tree. ~Jim Rohn



You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.  ~Irish Proverb





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I used to believe that anything was better than nothing.  Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.  ~Glenda Jackson



Don't despise empiric truth.  Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.  ~Martin H. Fischer






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Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.  ~Malcolm S. Forbes



Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it. ~Stanislaw Lec
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise.  ~Mary Kay Ash








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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you're the easiest person to fool.  ~Richard Feynman



Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson





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Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.  ~Lao Tzu



The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. ~Author Unknown





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Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it.  ~Brigham Young



Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.  ~G.C. Lichtenberg






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We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.  The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.  ~Ray Bradbury



The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.  ~Albert Schweitzer





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Spread joy.  Chase your wildest dreams.  ~Patch Adams



Be nice to those you meet on the way up.  They're the same folks you'll meet on the way down.  ~Walter Winchell, 1932







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The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.  ~Thomas Edison



Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us.  We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.  ~Benjamin Franklin






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I try not to kid myself.  You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.  ~Bill Veeck



There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.  ~James Thurber





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Follow the seasons. Follow your heart. Lead by example. Lead with love, alongside simplicity and courage, embracing duty, shunning fear. ~Terri Guillemets



Be true to your word and your work and your friend... ~John Boyle O'Reilly, from the poem "Rules of the Road"





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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?  ~Abraham Lincoln



Make somebody happy today.  Mind your own business.  ~Ann Landers






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To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.  ~Hippocrates



There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire.  ~John C. Collins





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Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. ~Frank Tyger



Work out your own salvation.  Do not depend on others.  ~Buddha





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When you lose, don't lose the lesson.  ~Author Unknown



While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.  ~Doug Horton





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Just be ordinary and nothing special.  Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you're tired, go and lie down.  The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.  ~Bruce Lee



Work hard, enrobe yourself in velvet hope, and rule your world ! ~Terri Guillemets





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I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.... In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.  ~Henry David Thoreau



It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.  ~Howard Ruff




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You want to run out in front, prepare to be tripped from behind.  ~S.A. Sachs



Yet some things you miss and some things you lose by keeping your arm outstretched.  ~Author Unknown





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Never confuse thoughtlessness with malice.  ~Robert Charles Whitehead



Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.  ~Tom Stoppard





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The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.  ~Ramakrishna



Don't look for your dreams to come true; look to become true to your dreams.  ~Michael Beckwith




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Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.  ~Robert Frost



The biggest problem in the world
Could have been solved when it was small.

~Witter Bynner





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Don't compromise yourself.  You're all you've got.  ~Janis Joplin



All philosophy in two words, - sustain and abstain.  ~Epictetus





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Promise only what you can deliver.  Then deliver more than you promise.  ~Author Unknown



Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak.  Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.  ~Author Unknown






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When "Why not do it ?" barely outweights "Why do it ?" - don't do it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin



Do not fall before you are pushed.  ~English Proverb



Strength will grow from the heart, blossom as results, and wither in others' hearts as seeds.  ~Mikhael Dominico





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One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.  ~Oscar Wilde



Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own.  You may both be wrong.  ~Dandemis






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Whatever you are be a good one.  ~Abraham Lincoln



Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.  ~African Proverb




You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. ~Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar





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It isn't what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time.  ~Author Unknown



Sometimes the best way to hold onto something is to let it go.  ~Author Unknown






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God is good, but never dance in a small boat.  ~Irish Saying



Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.  ~Joaquin de Setanti



We must have passed through life unobservantly, if we have never perceived that a man is very much himself what he thinks of others.  ~Frederick W. Faber





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