Ways of thinking

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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:13 am

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy."

Albert Einstein
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:48 am

According to an old story, a lord of ancient China once asked his physician, a member of a family of healers, which of them was the most skilled in the art.
The physician, whose reputation was such that his name became synonymous with medical science in China, replied,
”My eldest brother sees the spirit of sickness and removes it before it takes shape, so his name does not get out the house.
My elder brother cures sickness when it is still extremely minute so his name does not get out of the neighbourhood.
As for me, I puncture veins, prescribe potions and massage skin, so from time to time my name gets out and is heard among the lords.”
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:32 pm

No Man ever steps in the same rivere twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.

Heraclitus
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:45 am

"There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow."
Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885), Les Miserables, 1862
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby Phalanxpursos » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:12 am

Strategemata Book IV - V On Determination ("The Will to Victory")
"Gaius Caesar, when about to fight the Germans and their king Ariovistus, at a time when his own men had been thrown into panic, called his soldiers together and declared to the assembly that on that day he proposed to employ the services of the tenth legion alone. In this way he caused the soldiers of this legion to be stirred by his tribute to their unique heroism, while the rest were overwhelmed with mortification to think that reputation for courage should be confined to others."
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:08 am

"I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable."

Jim Morrison
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:01 am

"To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short."
Confucius
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:32 am

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges."

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre(film)
Mexican bandit "Gold Hat"(Alfonso Bedoya)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:51 am

"Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived."
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby brer_momonga » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:04 pm

"Without contraries there is no progression."

William Blake from his Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c.1793)
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:18 pm

brer_momonga wrote:"Without contraries there is no progression."

William Blake from his Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c.1793)

+1 on that
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:28 pm

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

Woody Allen
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:29 pm

"A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well."
Dan Rather
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:40 pm

"I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time."
Oprah Winfrey
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:18 am

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over."

Ben Franklin
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:13 pm

"We don't get offered crises, they arrive."
Elizabeth Janeway
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:36 pm

"The philosophers have only interpeted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it."

Karl Marx
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:09 am

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."

Happy St. Patricks Day
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Re: Ways of thinking

Postby pete5770 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:40 pm

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you
ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means
by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other
men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other."

Ayn Rand(Atlas Shrugged)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:43 pm

"There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'"
William Ralph Inge (1860 - 1954)
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