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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:21 am

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:21 am

"I believe in the sun
though it is late in rising.

I believe in love
though it is absent.

I believe in God
though He is silent."

Anonymous holocaust survivor - Cologne, Germany
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:15 am

"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:59 am

"Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:00 am

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), 'Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13,' May 3, 1919
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:25 am

"If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase."
Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:34 am

"We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:00 am

"All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that."
Baltasar Gracian
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:58 am

"Life is short and we have not too much time
for gladdening the hearts of those
who are traveling the dark way with us.
Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind."
Henri-Frederic Amiel - 1885
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:04 am

'"Men with fantastic skills and talents are not the highest kind of Men; the highest men are only ordinary men." In the same way, the best fighting techniques are often just the ordinary ones. How many people can appreciate the true value of the ordinary?'
LAO ZI
 
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:52 am

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become."
Harold Taylor
 
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:29 am

"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react."
George Bernard Shaw
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:59 am

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else."
Judy Garland (1922 - 1969), to her daughter, Liza Minelli
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:26 am

"When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:31 am

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
e e cummings (1894 - 1962)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:06 am

"I invite you to enter for a moment
into Sacred Time and Space,
into a way of seeing that is broad and spacious.
See this Day, from the time you arose this morning
until you sleep this evening, as one Ceremony,
divided into small and familiar rituals,
your Heart as the Altar.
You, part of the Cycles of Light and Darkness.
Now begin to see your Life,
from the moment of your Conception
until the time of your Death
as one long, continuous Ceremony,
filled with many rituals,
some familiar, some unknown and challenging.
Your Home and all Your Relations, the Altar.
You, part of many Seasons and Cycles.
Now see this Ceremony of your Life
as part of a much larger Ceremony that extends
Seven Generations into the Past and Seven into the Future,
made up of many Births and Deaths.
This beautiful spinning Earth the Altar.
You, part of the great Ebb and Flow.
Now, if You will, imagine this larger Ceremony
to be but one part of a Ceremony so grand,
so magnificent as to be hardly comprehensible,
a great, vast Ceremonial Circle, rich and vibrant
with millions upon millions of swirling
Circles of Dancing Light,
and You, one of those Dancing Circles,
a Dancer on the Altar that is the Universe,
where Time is Eternal.
May You Dance In Beauty."
Sedonia Cahill - Circle wisdom
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:18 pm

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), 'Poor Richard's Almanack,' June 1746
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:47 pm

"You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you."
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:52 am

"Life isn't long enough for love and art."
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Moon and Sixpence
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:18 am

"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
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