Wise Quotes

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    The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson, “The Last Tournament,” Idylls of the King
     



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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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    Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

    Laurence J. Peter
     



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    The wise person acts without effort and teaches by quiet example. He accepts things as they come, creates without possessing, nourishes without demanding, accomplishes without taking credit. Because he constantly forgets himself, he is never forgotten.

    Tao Te Ching
     



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    A great swindle of our time is the assumption that science has made religion obsolete. All science has damaged is the story of Adam and Eve and the story of Jonah and the Whale. Everything else holds up pretty well, particularly lessons about fairness and gentleness. People who find those lessons irrelevant in the twentieth century are simply using science as an excuse for greed and harshness.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.

    Tryon Edward
     



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    A name can form you. I’ve got a sort of American Ivy League surname for a first name. It always marked me out. You’re at a disadvantage if you’re lost in the jungle of Daves or Mikes.

    Grayson Perry
     



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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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    I have enough anger to last me 100 years. But I will channel that into my work.

    Julian Assange, Wikileaks
     



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    Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

    Horace
     



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    I do the movies just for myself like an institutionalized person who basket-weaves. Busy fingers are happy fingers. I don’t care about the films. I don’t care if they’re flushed down the toilet after I die.

    Woody Allen
     



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    I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

    Mark Twain
     



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    I don’t have an outside life. Think of this as pretentious if you like, but I see myself as an artist, like Picasso gets up in the morning and does a bit of painting, so I’m going to be doing what I do until I die.

    Rik Mayall

     



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    Enjoy every day; make friends; don’t squabble.

    Alice Reid, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Be all of yourself…get a vision of your future that is authentic to yourself that will make a difference in the world.

    Joel Barker, Author and Futurist
     






               

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