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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:53 am

Philippians 4:8 (New King James Version)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:26 am

"Patience the essential quality of a man." - KWAI-KOO-TSU
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:51 am

"I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person."
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), quoted by Plato, 'The Death of Socrates'
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:43 am

"If I had my life to live over I'd like to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual trouble, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds, I would pick more daisies."
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Postby Inga » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:23 am

"It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant."

Me auntie told me this just now. I have no idea where she got it, but I'm sure she nicked it off someone. True tho.
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:30 am

"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."
Gloria Naylor
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:39 am

"This above all: to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day; Thou canst not then be false to any man."
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), 'Hamlet,' Act I, Scene iii
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:33 am

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails."
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden: Higher Laws, 1854
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:08 am

"Jaya viyaraya jayaguru! Hou mama tuha pabhavao bhayavam!
Bhavanivveo magganusariya itthaphalasidshi."

(Oh the conqueror of all attachments: Oh, the world teacher:
Oh the blessed one through your grace may I develop
Detachment to the mundane world, continue to follow the
Path of Salvation and attain fulfillment.)

Jain prayer of detachment
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:47 am

"When you have given nothing, ask for nothing."
Albanian Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:49 am

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting."
Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:35 am

"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people."
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:34 am

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”
Bruce Lee
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:48 am

"Styles tend to not only separate men — because they have their own doctrines and then the doctrine became the gospel truth that you cannot change. But if you do not have a style, if you just say: Well, here I am as a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely? Now, that way you won't create a style, because style is a crystallization. That way, it's a process of continuing growth." Bruce Lee
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:56 am

"Security is a kind of death."
Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:37 am

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:20 am

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
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