Thought for the day III

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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:31 am

"Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them."
David Reisman
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:34 am

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."
Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:12 am

"It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed."
Vida D. Scudder
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:17 pm

"Reason should direct and appetite obey."
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:57 am

"A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:36 am

"A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star."
Edward Chapin
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:04 am

"When I am liberated by silence,
when I am no longer involved
in the measurement of life, but in the living of it,
I can discover a form of prayer in which
there is effectively no distraction.
My whole life becomes a prayer.
My whole silence is full of prayer.
The world of silence in which I am immersed
contributes to my prayer."
Thomas Merton
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:04 am

"When I am liberated by silence,
when I am no longer involved
in the measurement of life, but in the living of it,
I can discover a form of prayer in which
there is effectively no distraction.
My whole life becomes a prayer.
My whole silence is full of prayer.
The world of silence in which I am immersed
contributes to my prayer."
Thomas Merton
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:27 am

"The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards. When you drive hard toward one ideal, you miss opportunities and paths, not to mention hurting your confidence. Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don’t limit it."
John Eliot, Ph.D., Reverse Psychology for Success
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:28 am

"I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown."
Kathe Kollwitz, O Magazine, September 2002
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:15 am

"What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!"
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:03 am

"Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity."
John Mitchell Mason
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:15 am

"Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue."
John Herschel (1792 - 1871)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:26 am

"The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted."
Martha Graham (1894 - 1991)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:05 am

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience."
George Washington (1732 - 1799)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:55 pm

"The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses."
Edith Sodergran
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:03 pm

"I shut my eyes in order to see."
Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:57 am

"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
William James
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:04 am

"The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving."
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:15 am

"Truth is a pathless land."
Krishnamurti
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