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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:13 pm

Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.

Souza
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:59 pm

"Do not always expect good to happen, but do not let evil take you by surprise."
Czech Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:00 am

"I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others."
Jennifer Louden
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:24 am

Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don't fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101

Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it "the first law of personal growth."
Peter McWilliams, Life 101
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:15 pm

"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."
Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:19 pm

"The least of learning is done in the classrooms."
Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:57 pm

"Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own."
Arnold Bennett
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:20 pm

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:23 am

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:52 pm

"Wisdom does not consist of trying to wrest the good from the evil but in learning to ride them as a cork adapts itself to the crests and troughs of the waves."
Bruce Lee
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:20 pm

"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."
D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:31 pm

"Without discipline, there's no life at all."
Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:48 pm

"Bater papo com otario e jogar conversa fora."
(Chatting with a fool is a waste of words)
Brazilian proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:36 pm

"Urubu para cantar demora."
(A vulture takes a long time to sing.)
Brazilian proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:37 pm

“Valente nao existe”
(There’s no such thing as a tough guy.) or (The fearless do not exist.)
Capoeira maxim
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:46 pm

"We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:40 pm

"When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:55 pm

"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:47 pm

"My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."
Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:05 pm

"I absolutely disapprove of fighting, because whatever method you try to find for a solution, fighting only makes things worse and is not the way to get results. But when a mistake is made, don't blame yourself too harshly, just treat it as a learning experience and strive to do better in the future." Jiu Wan Sifu
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