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Shards of Truth
Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard, Shaw
posted December 28, 2008
Peace is our gift to each other.
- Elie Wiesel
posted December 21, 2008
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events not of words. Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler
posted December 14, 2008
Even though you are alone in a dark room
Conduct yourself as though you were facing a noble guest.
posted December 7, 2008
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one’s happiest when he forgets himself.
- Cyril Tourneur
posted November 30, 2008
Take up one thing and do it, and see the end of it, and before you have seen the end, do not give up. Those who only take a nibble here and a nibble there will never attain anything.
- Swami Vivekananda
posted November 23, 2008
Ninety percent accuracy is not as good as silence.
posted November 16, 2008
There is no master,
there is no instructor,
there is no person to tell
you what you must do.
posted November 9, 2008
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
posted November 2, 2008
No man can step on the same river twice.
posted October 26, 2008
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- André Gide
posted October 19, 2008
It is better to be in chains with friends, than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb
posted October 12, 2008
Changes in the times do not allow for rest in the intervals:
if you act in advance, that is going too far; if you act to late, you cannot catch up.
posted October 5, 2008
You can be on a peak with just about anyone.
You have to find someone you can be in a valley with.
posted September 28, 2008
I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.
- Lin Yutang
posted September 21, 2008
[Discipline is] the ability to obey yourself.
- Mike Gentile
posted September 14, 2008
The highest way is not to fight and win in every battle;
The highest way is to win in every battle without fighting.
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
posted September 7, 2008
If you can’t do something smart, do something right.
posted August 31, 2008
Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
- Professor Randy Pausch
posted August 24, 2008
Doubt everything at least once, even that two times two equals four.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
posted August 17, 2008
In me are tides no less than the sea. I would have a mind and spirit like water.
Water never resists, yet it wears away the most resistant things.
posted August 10, 2008
It’s not what I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
- Batman Begins
posted August 3, 2008
Love is Harmony, even in discord.
posted July 27, 2008
With all the things I know, one could write a book …
Although, one might also say that, considering all that I don’t know, one could create a library.
- Sacha Guitry
posted July 20, 2008
A kitten is life’s way of telling you to always enjoy the simplest pleasures to their fullest.
posted July 13, 2008
No human relation gives one possession in another … every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship and in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone. - Kahlil Gibran
posted July 6, 2008
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding is the third.
- Marge Piercy
posted June 29, 2008
The diamond cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.
posted June 22, 2008
Forget not that the earth likes to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Kahlil Gibran
posted June 15, 2008
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb
posted June 8, 2008
Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced.
Denied or feared, it grows in perception if not in reality.
- Dean Koontz
posted June 1, 2008
Life is a game — play it.
Life is a challenge — meet it.
Life is a dream — realize it.
Life is a sacrifice — offer it.
Life is love — enjoy it.
- Sai Baba
posted May 25, 2008
If while building a house a carpenter strikes a nail which proves faulty by bending,
does the carpenter lose faith in all nails and stop building his house?
posted May 18, 2008
It is easy to shield our bodies against poisoned arrows from without
but difficult to shield our minds against poisoned darts from within.
posted May 11, 2008
To understand the currents of a river, he who wishes to know the truth must enter the water.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj
posted May 4, 2008
The fruit drops when it is ripe.
- Zen Saying
posted April 27, 2008
Why do we fall? So that we might better learn to pick ourselves up.
- Batman Begins
posted April 20, 2008
All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One.
- Black Elk
posted April 13, 2008
When you can’t run anymore, you crawl;
and when you can’t do that anymore, you find someone to carry you.
posted April 6, 2008
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning
posted March 30, 2008
The bird in the forest can perch but on one bough. And this should be the wise man’s pattern.
- Tso Ssu
posted March 23, 2008
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
- Will Durant
posted March 16, 2008
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
posted March 9, 2008
Help your neighbor’s boat across, and lo! your own has reached the shore.
- Hindu Proverb
posted March 2, 2008
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
- Oscar Wilde
posted February 24, 2008
Each waking moment is as a rung on an endless ladder;
each step we take is built upon the one before.
posted February 17, 2008
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison
posted February 10, 2008
We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.
- Bertha Calloway
posted February 3, 2008
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle
posted January 27, 2008
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly understood;
an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
- G. K. Chesterton
posted January 20, 2008
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
posted January 13, 2008
The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is “look under foot.”
You are nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
Do not despise your own place and hour.
Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
- John Burroughs
posted January 6, 2008
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