Wise Quotes

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    Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.

    The Buddha
     



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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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    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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    In science, if you can’t explain what you’re doing to a non-scientist of reasonable intelligence, then you probably don’t really know yourself.

    James Lovelock
     



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    Well, I’ve worried some about, you know, why write books … why are we teaching people to write books when presidents and senators do not read them, and generals do not read them. And it’s been the university experience that taught me that there is a very good reason, that you catch people before they become generals and presidents and so forth and you poison their minds with … humanity, and however you want to poison their minds, it’s presumably to encourage them to make a better world.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    For any serious purpose, intelligence is a very minor gift.

    G. H. Hardy, Mathematician
     



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    Master Yagyu once remarked, “I do not know the way to defeat others, but the way to defeat myself. ” Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending.

    Hagukure, The Way of the Samurai
     



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    I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    What’s the solution to your problem? Stop looking for the magic pill. There isn’t one! Tell me five things you can do to improve your situation now.

    Tony Robbins
     



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    Once when Lord Mitsushige was a little boy and was supposed to recite from a copybook for the priest Kaion, he called the other children … and said, “Please come here and listen. It’s difficult to read if there are hardly any people listening.” The priest was impressed and said … “That’s the spirit in which to do everything.”

    Way of the Samurai
     



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    Never dwell on the negative in your life, bad things happen all the time, even in bad situations look for the good and you will find it.

    Rufus Riggs, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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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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    Your problem is you think you have time.

    The Buddha
     



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    His peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen it through.

    John Maynard Keynes, on Isaac Newton
     






               

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