Thought for the day III

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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:21 am

"But penance need not be paid in suffering...It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move."
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:17 am

"He who would travel happily must travel light."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:27 am

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense."
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi - 13th century
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:44 am

"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:47 am

"First weigh the considerations, then take the risks."
Helmuth von Moltke (1800 - 1891)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:49 am

"Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure. We see ourselves as overdriven, overburdened, overtired. This is a common mental picture and it is totally false. No one of us, however crowded his life, has such an existence. What is the true picture of your life? Imagine that there is an hour glass on your desk. Connecting the bowl at the top with the bowl at the bottom is a tube so thin that only one grain of sand can pass through it at a time. That is the true picture of your life, even on a super busy day, The crowded hours come to you always one moment at a time. That is the only way they can come. The day may bring many tasks, many problems, strains, but invariably they come in single file. You want to gain emotional poise? Remember the hourglass, the grains of sand dropping one by one."
James Gordon Gilkey
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:15 am

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value."
Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900), 'Eleventh Study,' Backlog Studies, 1873
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:28 am

"I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving - not giving and taking."
Joyce Grenfell
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:02 am

"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."
Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:27 am

人之初
性本善
性相近
習相遠
苟不教
性乃遷
教之道
貴以專

Ren zhi chu
Xing ben shan
Xing xiang jin
Xi xiang yuan
Gou bu jiao
Xing nai qian
Jiao zhi dao
Gui yi zhuan

"When man is born,
At the root, he is good.
Everyone's nature is the same
But everyone experiences different things.
If there is no Way,
We will move away from our nature.
The teaching of the Way
Is valuable because it is particular to each man."
Wang Ying Rin - San Zhi Sing (three character classics) - 13th century
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:44 am

"He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little."
Horace (65 BC - 8 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:39 am

"Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:46 am

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:04 pm

"Let there be respect for the earth,
Peace for its people,
Love in our lives,
Delight in the good,
Forgiveness for past wrongs
And from now on, a new start."
Millennium resolution - Rev. Peter Trow - 1999
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