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“To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depths of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.

I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond, that character—not wealth or power or position—is of supreme worth.

I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty
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Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
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This is one that the "leadership team" recently read at work. I usually try to read those pretty quick so that I know what management may be trying on us next.... :)

Anyway, at first I thought it was going to be a pretty boring and standard "well duh
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Walking Your Blues Away by Thom Hartmann
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Recommended by my dad - A bit disjointed, but a quick read. Interesting. Not just for the "blues" - probably not a good title, really, as I found it to be more thoughts on connections between mind and body. Interesting history of psychology, too.
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The Velveteen Principles by Toni Raiten-D'Antonio
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A fun self-help book! :)
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Fury by Salman Rushdie
Fury
by Salman Rushdie
read in May, 2009
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I really enjoyed this! Wasn't quite sure what to expect... this is my first reading of Salman Rushdie; won't be my last. Enjoyed the passion and tempo of this one (though I'll admit I needed my dictionary a couple times here and there).
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton
read in April, 2009
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Another one of the "classics" I failed to read until now.... Found it an interesting story of the pull between what "society" expects of us versus what we expect of ourselves; and, how this changes over time.
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The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil
by W. Somerset Maugham
read in April, 2009
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Hadn't read this before and didn't see the movie, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Enjoyed the story from the standpoint of humanity's capacity for growth and change.
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Gautama Buddha
“Greater in battle
than the man who would conquer
a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer
just one —
himself.
Better to conquer yourself
than others.
When you've trained yourself,
living in constant self-control,
neither a deva nor gandhabba,
nor a Mara banded with Brahmas,
could turn that triumph
back into defeat.”
Gautama Buddha

“I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.

I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond, that character—not wealth or power or position—is of supreme worth.

I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.

I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individual's highest fulfillment, greatest happiness and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.

I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.”
John D. Rockefeller

“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.”
Colin Powell, On Leadership

Mahatma Gandhi
“Action expresses priorities.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Douglas MacArthur
“Last, but by no means least, courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle_ the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.”
Douglas MacArthur

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