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Post by Aphritha » 18 Jan 2014, 20:02

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." -Einstein


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Post by SouthernMan » 18 Jan 2014, 21:11

Mark Twain is one of my most favorite people.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)

In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)

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Post by Oakapple » 18 Jan 2014, 21:21

Just for fun I enjoy the quotes posted by The Daily Pratchett on Twitter, such as

"'My name is Bilious. I'm the oh God of Hangovers.'
'There's a God of Hangovers?'
'An oh God,' he corrected."

or

"Granny didn't hold with looking at the future, but she could feel the future looking at her. She didn't like its expression at all."
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Post by Kiara » 19 Jan 2014, 18:52

“Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.” - William Jennings Bryan
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Post by Kiara » 19 Jan 2014, 18:59

“What other people think of me is none of my business.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Post by Willowen » 21 Jan 2014, 07:13

"The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away." Pablo Picasso :)
"The Way itself is a strengthening of spirit, a growing closer to the balance that governs the world. Progress is slow along the Way, but every step of the journey is like a note in the oldest tune of all. When you have the tune complete, you complete yourself." from Moonheart by Charles De Lint

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Post by Aphritha » 21 Jan 2014, 17:56

After all, anybody is as their land and air is. Anybody is as the sky is low or high, the air heavy or clear, and anybody is as there is wind or no wind there. It is that which makes them and the arts they make and the work they do and the way they eat and the way they drink and the way they learn, and everything.-Gertrude Stein


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Post by Francesca » 21 Jan 2014, 23:21

Simplicity is its own adornment.
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Post by treegod » 21 Jan 2014, 23:25

“I think that yesterday was a crisis in my life. I finished the first part of Renouvier’s second Essais and see no reason why his definition of free will — ‘the sustaining of a thought because I choose to when I might have other thoughts’ — need be the definition of an illusion. At any rate, I will assume for the present — until next year — that it is no illusion. My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will.” William James

“Buddhism is often accused of being a religion so aborbed in the impersonal and the eternal that it overlooks the importance of individual and temporal things. According to its teachings, all things that have form are subject to change and void of any enduring “self,” but this does not imply that such things are unimportant.” Alan Watts

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Post by Mountainheart » 23 Jan 2014, 15:07

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau

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Post by treegod » 23 Jan 2014, 16:43

“A short saying often contains much wisdom.” Sophocles

“We are not living on the Earth, we are part of how it lives.” David Richo

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Post by treegod » 29 Jan 2014, 20:48

“Through us, Gaia has seen herself from space, and begins to know her place in the universe.” James Lovelock

“One should always keep an open mind, but not so open that one’s brains fall out.” Bertrand Russell

“The Ancients wrote it in the Earth.” Traditional saying

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Post by treegod » 05 Feb 2014, 08:34

“Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats

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Post by Aphritha » 05 Feb 2014, 16:57

THe greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated-Gandhi


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Post by treegod » 07 Feb 2014, 09:58

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” Joseph Cambell

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Post by treegod » 13 Feb 2014, 09:01

“A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person has been created for.” Martin Buber

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Post by deva » 13 Feb 2014, 12:59

A few of my favorites:

"I believe I have found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us."
-Konrad Lorenz, ethologist, Nobel laureate (1903-1989)

"Don’t ask what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
–Howard Thurman

"One diagnostic feature that you are doing your work in the world is that others do not understand it."
~David Whyte
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in.

― Anthem, Leonard Cohen

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“Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” Claude Bernard

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Post by treegod » 25 Feb 2014, 08:41

“Nature is always trying to reestablish harmony, and within the psyche the principle of synthesis is dominant. Irreconcilable opposites do not exist. The task of therapy is to aid the individual in transforming the personality, and integrating apparent contradictions.” Roberto Assagioli, The Golden Mean of Roberto Assagioli

“In one of his letters Freud said, “I am interested only in the basement of the human being.” Psychosynthesis is interested in the whole building. We try to build an elevator which will allow a person access to every level of his personality. After all, a building with only a basement is very limited. We want to open up the terrace where you can sun-bathe or look at the stars. Our concern is the synthesis of all areas of the personality. That means Psychosynthesis is holistic, global and inclusive. It is not against psychoanalysis or even behavior modification but it insists that the needs for meaning, for higher values, for a spiritual life, are as real as biological or social needs.” Roberto Assagioli, The Golden Mean of Roberto Assagioli

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Post by mythsmith1274 » 25 Feb 2014, 16:25

"Sons of my ancient mother, you riders of the tides,
How often have you sailed into my dreams.
And now you come in my awakening, which is my deeper dream.
Ready am I to go, and my eagerness with sails full set awaits the wind."

- Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet

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