Thought for the day II

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Postby yat_chum » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:52 am

"I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught."
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:09 am

"Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge."
Audre Lorde
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:20 am

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:52 am

"What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?"
Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:06 am

John 8:32 (New King James Version)
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:37 am

“When the attack comes, you dodge it by going along with the attack movement.”
A Capoeira teaching
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:54 am

“You can block the blow of a very strong man, but you can’t block a truck at 100 mph.”
Mestre Canjiquinha
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:47 am

"It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:01 am

"I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself."
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, December 2003
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:10 am

"There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:54 am

"You've got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old - whatever 'the old' means for you."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:48 am

"Pedir e receber
(To ask and recieve)

Eu pedi forças... e Deus me deu dificuldades para me fortalecer.
(I asked for strength... and God gave me difficulties to overcome)

Eu pedi sabedoria... e Deus me deu problemas para resolver.
(I asked for wisdom... and God gave me problems to solve)

Eu pedi prosperidade... e Deus me deu cérebro e músculos para trabalhar.
(I asked for prosperity... and God gave me a brain and muscles to work)

Eu pedi coragem... e Deus me deu obstáculos para superar
(I asked for courage... and God gave me obstacles to overcome)

Eu pedi amor... e Deus me deu pessoas com problemas para
ajudar.
(I asked for love... and God gave people with problems to help)

Eu pedi favores... e Deus me deu oportunidades.
(I asked for favors... and God gave me opportunities)

Eu pedi tudo isso... e Deus me mando para capoeira!
(I asked for all these things... and God sent me to capoeira!)

Não recebo o que peço... Deus me dá o que eu preciso.
(I don't get what I asked for... God gives me what I need)

Axe and peace."
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:27 am

"Seek the Body, not the hands".
Wing Chun oral tradition
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:34 am

"Don't look for more honor than your learning merits."
Jewish Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:26 am

"Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly."
Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:48 pm

“Each style has its own value. Which one someone practices depends on who they are and what they’re looking for.”
Mestre Valmir
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:15 am

"We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it."
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973), December 13, 1963
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:07 am

"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity."
Gilda Radner (1946 - 1989)
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Postby Inga » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:56 am

"Be yourself, for everyone else is taken"

Oscar Wilde 1854 - 1900
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Postby angryboy » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:39 am

Heinrich Heine
They once loved each other

They once loved each other, but neither
would to the other confess;
they saw each other as hostile,
yet wanted to perish from love.

They finally parted and sometimes sighted
the other in dreams;
they had been dead so long now
and hardly known it themselves.
looking for something, that i don't know ald looking for my errors in past. thanks for corrections!
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