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    Times Do Not Change

    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. - Martin Luther King Jr   It is a wonderful thing to find a quote from our history that...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    “When we honestly ask ourselves

    which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” ― Henri Nouwen
    TH1NKf1rst TH1NKf1rst 70+, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    My story isn’t sweet

    and harmonious like invented stories. It tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.” — Hermann Hesse *Not entirely in the realm of philosophy, but then again the beauty of life and philosophy...
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    The Real Sight

     The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.  ~Eric Berne  
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2010

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    "At the center of your being you have the

    anwer; you know who you are and you know what you want."-Lao Tzu
    icarus06 icarus06 31-35, F Jan 6

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    Hmmm...

    If I make the lashes dark And the eyes more bright And the lips more scarlet, Or ask if all be right From mirror after mirror, No vanity's displayed: I'm looking for the face I had Before the world was made. ~W.B. Yeats
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    Rich...

    A rich men is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Love This Quote!

    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
    XSorriedX XSorriedX 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2011

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    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Jan 19

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    Not Profound, But True.

    I Run, therefore I am Nuts!  Book Title by Bob Schwartz.
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    Brilliant Metaphor

    “The sun was like a huge 50-cent piece that someone had poured kerosene on and then had lit with a match, and said, "Here, hold this while I go get a newspaper," and put the coin in my hand, but never came back.” -Richard Brautigan
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    Where to Go?

    Alice came to a fork in the road.  "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." ~Lewis Carroll, Alice...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Men always talk about the most important things

    to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. -G. K. Chesterton
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    Life

    We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again.  There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it.  ~Albert...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    "Now I see the secret of making the best

    person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman  
    icarus06 icarus06 31-35, F Jan 3

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    Anybody can become angry -

    that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. Aristotle
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F Sep 18

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    And Here's Another One

    "You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough."  --William Blake, Proverbs of Hell
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M Jul 24, 2008

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    Men and women are not free to love decently

    until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice. - Aleister Crowley
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Here's One

    "The fish trap exists because of the fish.  Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap.  The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit.  Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare.  Words exist because of meaning.  Once you've...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    "If you are silent, be silent out of love.

    If you speak, speak out of love.”-Saint Augustine
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    Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know, maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a...
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    When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. Abraham Lincoln
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    When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, in the end you end up polished and they end up useless - Andy Biersack
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    "We are gonna need a bigger boat".
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    Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
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    A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
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