Thought for the day III

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Postby yat_chum » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:32 am

"I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up."
Beverly Sills (1929 - 2007)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:58 am

"Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking."
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, 2005
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:19 am

"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it."
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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Postby Inga » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:02 pm

"I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up."
Beverly Sills

I meant to say Jo, that I met Beverly Sills once, and heard her perform on several occasions. She had a stunning voice, sadly she died last summer. I had not heard that quote before, thanks for that.
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:27 am

"I always believe that it is much better
to have a variety of religions, a variety of philosophies,
rather than one single religion or philosophy.

This is necessary because of the different
mental dispositions of each human being.

Each religion has certain unique ideas or techniques,
and learning about them can only enrich one's own faith."
The 14th Dalai Lama
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:59 am

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear."
Aung San Suu Kyi (1945 - )
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:28 am

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:06 am

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up."
Anne Lamott
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:46 am

"Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars."
Frederick Langbridge (1849 - 1923)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:55 am

"Never read a book through merely because you have begun it."
John Witherspoon (1723 - 1794)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:23 am

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:20 am

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
Dalai Lama
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:10 am

"They can do all because they think they can."
Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:59 am

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - )
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:55 am

"You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act."
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:29 am

"A schedule defends from chaos and whim."
Annie Dillard
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:08 am

“Avoid before check.
Check before maim.
Maim before kill.
Do not kill.”
The opening mantra of the first style of Kungfu I was exposed to.
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:35 am

"Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide."
Marva Collins
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:27 am

"Fearlessness is better than a faint-heart
for any man who puts his nose out of doors.

The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago."

For Scirnis - Norse mythology
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:44 am

"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can."
Danny Kaye (1913 - 1987)
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