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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:10 am

"You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it."
Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:30 am

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)


Happy Holidays :D
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:07 am

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:35 pm

"When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang."
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891), "Moby Dick"
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:33 am

"Om sarvetra sukhinah santu sarve santu niramayah.
Sarve bhadrani pasyantu ma kascid duhkhamapnuyat
Om shantih shantih shantih"

(Oh Almighty! May everybody be happy!
May all be free from ailments!
May we see what is auspicious!
May no one be subject to miseries!
Oh Almighty! May there be a Peace! Peace! Peace! Everywhere.)

Rigveda 4:11:51 - India - 3700 B.C.E.
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:32 pm

"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood."
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "King Henry V", Act 3 scene 1
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:28 am

"What you are is a question only you can answer."
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Warrior's Apprentice, 1986
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:17 am

"An enlightened ruler does not worry about people not knowing him; he worries about not knowing people."
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:18 am

"Nothing is harder to see into than people's nature. The sage looks at subtle phenomena and listens to small voices. This harmonizes the outside with the inside and the inside with the outside."
Zhuge Liang
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:36 am

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (New International Version)

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:39 am

"Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants."
Horace (65 BC - 8 BC), Odes
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:30 am

“So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”
Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Postby Inga » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:39 am

"Forty-two"

and thanks to you as well Jo! Happy New Year!!
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