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    I learned to delegate from a young age. Actually removing myself from the office has helped me look for the next big venture. I try to exercise every day. Manage the BlackBerry, don’t let it manage you. The key is to do it in bursts and not to let it dominate your day. Speak to people – I do get a lot of emails every day and try to answer as many as I can; but I also believe that you need to speak to people. It can save you and them a lot of time. And write it down – I carry notebooks wherever I go to jot down thoughts and notes. You can’t beat pen and paper.

    ~ Richard Branson

     



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    Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you’re tired, go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.

    Bruce Lee
     



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    Suttas are not meant to be ‘sacred scriptures’ that tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words.

    Venerable Sumedho
     



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    As the proverb goes… “To find your way in the fog, follow the tracks of the oxcart ahead.” We have plenty of reasonable paths to follow.

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    The tragedy of life is not so much what we suffer, but what we miss.

    Thomas Carlyle
     



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    I should have drunk more champagne.

    John Maynard Keynes’ last words
     



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    There’s something about the rhythm of walking, how, after about an hour and a half, the mind and body can’t help getting in sync. I have written most of my melodies walking and I feel it is definitely one of the most helpful ways of sewing all of the different things in your life together and seeing the whole picture. I have to say, hiking in cities doesn’t do the same trick for me. It has to be rural.

    - Bjork

     



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    All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion. Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefiting others.

    Milarepa
     



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    A lot of the art of living is about keeping in mind things that we theoretically know, but practically forget.

    Alain de Botton
     



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    Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

    William Faulkner
     



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    We shouldn’t think that the self is something that is originally there and then eliminated in meditation. In fact, it is something that never existed in the first place.

    The Dalai Lama
     



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    War will make a pacifist of any sane man. War is the lowest form of humanity. We’re all here. Let’s get on with it.

    Tony Bennett
     



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    Leninism is a combination of two things which Europeans have kept for some centuries in different compartments of the soul — religion and business. We are shocked because the religion is new, and contemptuous because the business, being subordinated to the religion instead of the other way round, is highly inefficient.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    The brain cells for depression are the ones that die out first.

    Leaonard Cohen
     






               

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