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New York USA
Shards of Truth
There is no end.
There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life.
- Federico Fellini
Posted December 20, 2015
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
- Yoko Ono
Posted December 20, 2015
Love all, serve all.
Help ever, hurt never.
- Sathya Sai Baba
Posted December 13, 2015
Before you speak, ask yourself:
is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve the silence.
– Shirdi Sai Baba
Posted December 6, 2015
Light and darkness create an opposition,
Yet depend on each other just as the step
Taken by the right leg depends on the step
Taken by the left.
Posted November 29, 2015
When drinking water,
remember its source.
- Chinese Proverb
Posted November 22, 2015
Even if you are on the right track,
you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers
Posted November 15, 2015
Try to be a sheet of paper with nothing on it.
Be a spot on the ground where nothing is growing,
where a seed might be planted.
Posted November 8, 2015
Criticism is always useful.
When it’s constructive it tells me about my work.
When it’s destructive it tells me about the critic.
– Clayton Cubitt
Posted November 1, 2015
The water a cow laps turns into milk. The water a snake licks changes into poison.
- Zen Saying
Posted October 25, 2015
A lame cat is better than a swift horse when rats infest the palace.
- Chinese Proverb
Posted October 18, 2015
Meditation is to be aware of every thought and every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence.
Posted October 11, 2015
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
Posted October 4, 2015
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Oliver Goldsmith
Posted September 25, 2015
Winter is an etching, spring a water color, summer an oil painting,
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
- Stanley Horowitz
Posted September 20, 2015
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor; to sketch out the map of possibilities; and then to treat them as probabilities.
- Christian Bovee
Posted September 13, 2015
Fear and insecurity are dangerous: it is human nature to want to destroy the object or source of anxiety and fear, which are uncomfortable emotions. Most wars are fought in the name of peace, but in reality, they are actually fought in the pursuit of comfort. Instead of dealing with the fears or their root causes, they attempt to destroy their external source. If we clearly see these emotions that sweep through the social atmosphere, then we can take responsibility for them, take care of them, and not allow them to lead to needless death.
- Stephen Fulder
Posted September 6, 2015
There is no safety this side of the grave.
- Robert A Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
Posted August 30, 2015
The fact is, the universe has chosen you as the vehicle through which to experience the uncanny thrill of cutting up cabbage for dinner, the wonder that is inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, the fabulous spectacle of watching your clothes dry at a coin-op laundry where the radio is stuck on an E-Z listening station and an old lady keeps staring at you for no discernible reason.
The universe has demanded that you be you. Ain’t no avoidin’ it.
- Brad Warner
Posted August 23, 2015
I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Posted August 16, 2015
What we are doing to the forests of the world
is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Posted August 9, 2015
Seems like yesterday; seems like forever — all at the same time.
- Peter Jennings
Posted August 2, 2015
Love will find a way though paths that wolves fear to prey.
- Lord Byron
Posted July 26, 2015
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you’re overdoing it.
- Josh Jenkins
Posted July 19, 2015
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler
Posted July 12, 2015
Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell
Posted July 5, 2015
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
- C. S. Lewis.
Posted June 28, 2015
[My father] didn’t tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it.
- Clarence B. Kelland
Posted June 21, 2015
A vision without action is called a daydream;
but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.
- Jim Sorensen
Posted June 14, 2015
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted June 7, 2015
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt,
it means you never take any chances.
- Julia Sorel
Posted May 31, 2015
Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon
Posted May 25, 2015
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace;
to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
- William A. Ward
Posted May 17, 2015
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while,
but their hearts forever.
Posted May 10, 2015
The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshipped.
It is our future in which we will find our greatness.
- Pierre Trudeau
Posted May 3, 2015
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments,
when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
- Umberto Eco
Posted April 26, 2015
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller
Posted April 19, 2015
Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.
- Frances Moore Lappe
Posted April 12, 2015
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
- Amanda Bradley
Posted April 5, 2015
Forever is a word for children. The tallest candle burns to an end. Even the stones which form our temple walls – built to last a thousand years – will grind down under the attrition of time.
Posted March 29, 2015
Spring comes and
the grass grows by itself.
Posted March 22, 2015
When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition it breeds violence.
Posted March 15, 2015
He who ties the knot should untie it.
- Chinese Saying
Posted March 4, 2015
By looking deeply at things just as they are, in this moment, here and now,
the seeker lives calmly and freely.
– Bhaddekaratta Sutra
Posted March 1, 2015
In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering,
the fourth practicing, the fifth — teaching others.
- Ibn Gabirol
Posted February 22, 2015
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln
Posted February 15, 2015
Your spirit is stronger than the flesh. It can defeat the power of another, no matter how great. There is no failure, no defeat, no weakness within you – only that which you allow to settle in you own mind.
Posted February 8, 2015
In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Posted February 1, 2015
The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein;
it rejects it.
- Peter B. Mewar
January 25, 2015
Cowardice asks the question “Is it safe?” Expedience asks the question “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question “Is it popular?” But conscience asks the question “Is it right?”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted January 18, 2015
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
- Arthur Conan Doyle
Posted January 11, 2015
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.
- Mary Oliver
Posted January 4, 2015
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