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  • #1
    Albert Einstein
    “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Leo Buscaglia
    “Change is the end result of all true learning.”
    Leo Buscaglia

  • #3
    Francis Crick
    “It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious. Yet before, everything was in a fog.”
    Francis Crick, What Mad Pursuit

  • #4
    George Carlin
    “That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
    George Carlin

  • #5
    Beryl Markham
    “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”
    Beryl Markham, West with the Night

  • #6
    “I was lonely. I felt it deeply and permanently, that this state of being on my own might never disappear. But I welcomed the lonliness, which had everything to do with being anonymous. It's never lonliness that nibbles away at a person's insides, but not having room inside themselves to be comfortably alone.”
    Rachel Sontag, House Rules

  • #7
    Vera Nazarian
    “Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent. And yet, true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.

    Best friends are formed by time.

    Everyone is someone's friend, even when they think they are all alone.

    If the friendship is not working, your heart will know. It's when you start being less than perfectly honest and perfectly earnest in your dealings. And it's when the things you do together no longer feel right.

    However, sometimes it takes more effort to make it work after all.

    Stick around long enough to become someone's best friend.”
    Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

  • #8
    Gautama Buddha
    “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
    Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

  • #9
    Henrik Ibsen
    “The strongest men are the most alone.”
    Henrik Ibsen
    tags: alone

  • #10
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “When you go through a hard period,
    When everything seems to oppose you,
    ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
    Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!”
    Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

  • #11
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”
    Jalaluddin Rumi

  • #12
    Jalaluddin Rumi
    “If in the darkness of ignorance, you don’t recognize a person’s true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.”
    Jalaluddin Rumi, مثنوی معنوی

  • #13
    “Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.”
    Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind

  • #14
    Ari Delta
    “Life sucks. Enlightenment is getting over it.”
    Ari Delta

  • #15
    Idries Shah
    “People who speak or act in an ordinary fashion are most likely to be those who have been the recipients of higher experiences. But because they do not rage around, wild-eyed, people think that they are very ordinary folk and therefore not aware of anything unknown to the general run of man.”
    Idries Shah, Reflections

  • #16
    Dallin H. Oaks
    “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”
    Dallin H. Oaks

  • #17
    “I must die. Must I then die lamenting? I must be put in chains. Must I then also lament? I must go into exile. Does any man then hinder me from going with smiles and cheerfulness and contentment?”

  • #18
    J.K. Rowling
    “The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #19
    “The Paradoxical Commandments

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

  • #20
    “All cruelty springs from weakness.”
    Seneca, Seneca's Morals: Of a Happy Life, Benefits, Anger and Clemency

  • #21
    Dan Millman
    “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds. ”
    Dan Millman

  • #22
    E.A. Bucchianeri
    “Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the
    world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.”
    E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

  • #23
    Anatole France
    “Suffering — how divine it is, how misunderstood! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.”
    Anatole France, The Garden of Epicurus

  • #24
    Ellen Bass
    “to love life, to love it even
    when you have no stomach for it
    and everything you've held dear
    crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
    your throat filled with the silt of it.
    When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
    thickening the air, heavy as water
    more fit for gills than lungs;
    when grief weights you like your own flesh
    only more of it, an obesity of grief,
    you think, How can a body withstand this?
    Then you hold life like a face
    between your palms, a plain face,
    no charming smile, no violet eyes,
    and you say, yes, I will take you
    I will love you, again.”
    Ellen Bass

  • #25
    Shannon L. Alder
    “Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”
    Shannon L. Alder

  • #26
    “The process of leniency involves accepting the reality of the current situation and finding a satisfying meaning therein, as opposed to misconstruing or denying the facts of the situation.”
    Sandra L. Schneider

  • #27
    “Something must be radically wrong with a culture and a civilisation when its youth begins to desert it. Youth is the natural time for revolt, for experiment, for a generous idealism that is eager for action. Any civilisation which has the wisdom of self-preservation will allow a certain margin of freedom for the expression of this youthful mood. But the plain, unpalatable fact is that in America today that margin of freedom has been reduced to the vanishing point. Rebellious youth is not wanted here. In our environment there is nothing to challenge our young men; there is no flexibility, no colour, no possibility for adventure, no chance to shape events more generously than is permitted under the rules of highly organised looting. All our institutional life combines for the common purpose of blackjacking our youth into the acceptance of the status quo; and not acceptance of it merely, but rather its glorification.”
    Harold Edmund Stearns, America And The Young Intellectual

  • #28
    Jim Morrison
    “People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
    Jim Morrison

  • #29
    Albert Einstein
    “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #30
    Vincent Van Gogh
    “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
    Vincent Van Gogh

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