Wise Quotes

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    Kneel down and kiss the earth, be thankful that you exist, love yourself and those around you, and enjoy the hell out of being alive.

    Craig Neil, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    Theodore Roosevelt
     



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    Sex between two people is a beautiful thing. Between five, it’s fantastic.

    Woody Allen
     



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    It makes one think like Patrick White and estimate how books or developments are left in the time allowed. Focus. Focus. Focus.

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    What I took away from the whole Talking Heads experience was the idea that if you know the kinds of restrictions you have to work within – budgetary restrictions, or creative restrictions or whatever – that can be great, that can even be a spur to creativity. That old idea of, ‘Oh, I don’t want anybody telling me what to do’, or ‘I want my creative freedom’ – that’s bullshit. What you need is to be told clearly what the parameters are. Because, if you allow them to do anything, most people will just waffle about.

    David Byrne
     



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    We’ve got to learn math and history, why isn’t there a course in school on love? It doesn’t make any sense.

    Val Kilmer
     



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    Put (a) problem on a shelf. Compartmentalize it. Keep going.

    Rich Fischer
     



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    Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

    Malcolm S. Forbes
     



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    It’s better to fight for something than against something.

    Author Unknown
     



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    If your spiritual practice and the demands of your everyday life are not in harmony, it means there’s something wrong with the way you are practicing. Your practice should satisfy your dissatisfied mind while providing solutions to the problems of everyday life. If it doesn’t, check carefully to see what you really understand about your religious practice.

    Lama Yeshe
     



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    For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. “Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon? Give me a break!

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    The typescript of George Orwell’s latest novel (1984) reached London in mid December, as promised. Warburg recognized its qualities at once (“amongst the most terrifying books I have ever read”) and so did his colleagues. An in-house memo noted “if we can’t sell 15 to 20 thousand copies we ought to be shot”.

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    On the bathing-tub of King T’ang the following words were engraved: “If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.”

    Confucian Analects
     



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    We feel guilty for all that we have not yet read, but overlook how much better read we already are than Augustine or Dante.

    Alain de Botton
     



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    Every night now I say this: ‘The night was quiet and nature was resting and I was at peace.’ And then I can sleep. I made it up myself. Isn’t that great? Saying it now my eyes feel a little tired.

    Brian Wilson
     






               

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