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  • #1
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”
    Dalai Lama XIV


  • #2
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.”
    Dalai Lama XIV


  • #3
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “The more you are motivated by Love,
    The more Fearless & Free your action will be.”
    Dalai Lama XIV
    tags: love


  • #4
    James Finn Garner
    “The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone."

    Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way.”
    James Finn Garner, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Modern Tales for Our Life and Times


  • #5
    “In times of crisis, you get a public reaction that is incoherence on stilts. On the one hand, most people know that the government is not in the oil business. They don't want it in the oil business. They know there is nothing a man in Washington can do to plug a hole a mile down in the gulf.

    On the other hand, they demand that the president 'take control.' They demand that he hold press conferences, show leadership, announce that the buck stops here and do something. They want him to emote and perform the proper theatrical gestures so they can see their emotions enacted on the public stage.

    They want to hold him responsible for things they know he doesn't control. Their reaction is a mixture of disgust, anger, longing and need. It may not make sense. But it doesn't make sense that the country wants spending cuts and doesn't want cuts, wants change and doesn't want change.”
    David Brooks


  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #7
    Margaret Mead
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    Margaret Mead


  • #8
    Anne Frank
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
    Anne Frank


  • #9
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan


  • #10
    Nicholas Sparks
    “You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue


  • #11
    Nicholas Sparks
    “I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


  • #12
    Dean Koontz
    “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”
    Dean Koontz, Fear Nothing


  • #13
    Dean Koontz
    “Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness—even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile—reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined—those dead, those living, those generations yet to come—that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength—to the very survival of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.”
    Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye


  • #14
    Dean Koontz
    “Please, don't torture me with cliches. If you're going to try to intimidate me, have the courtesy to go away for a while, acquire a better education, improve your vocabulary, and come back with some fresh metaphors.”
    Dean Koontz


  • #15
    Dean Koontz
    “She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.”
    Dean Koontz, Lightning




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