Thought for the day III

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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:37 am

"The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered."
Tina Turner (1938 - ), O Magazine, December 2003
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:26 am

Grant, O God, thy protection,
and in protection, strength,
and in strength, understanding,
and in understanding, knowledge,
and in knowledge, the knowledge of justice,
and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it,
and in that love, the love of all existences,
and in the love of all existences, the love of God,
God and all goodness.

Gorsedd prayer - Iolo Morganwg - 1792 summer solstice
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:46 am

"Pisando em terras alheias, pisar no chão devagar."
When walking in foreign lands, watch your step.
Brazilian saying
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:29 am

"If you are a terror to many, then beware of many."
Ausonius
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:26 am

"If you don't accept responsibility for your own actions, then you are forever chained to a position of defence."
Holly Lisle, Fire In The Mist, 1992
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:04 am

"Storms make oaks take deeper root."
George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:46 am

"Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile,
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile."
George Asaf, First World War song, 1915
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:59 am

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."
English proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:53 am

"Children, everybody, here's what to do during war:

In a time of destruction, create something.
A poem.
A parade.
A community.
A school.
A vow.
A moral principle.
One peaceful moment."

Maxine Hong Kingston
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:50 am

"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:37 am

"It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few."
Pythagoras (582 BC - 507 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:30 am

"All appears to change when we change."
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:22 am

"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results." 
Carl Jung
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:37 am

"Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury."
Edward Chapin
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:20 am

"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), speech in Washington D.C., 1865
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:39 am

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:52 am

"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 - )
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:20 am

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."
Sam Ewing
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:33 am

"The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others."
Hasidic Saying
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:22 am

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)
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