petek, 04. december 2009

quotes - december


He who walks in the company of fools suffers a long way. Company with always painful; company with the wise is pleasure.''

''There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

''Of our conflicts with others we make rhetoric; of our conflicts with ourselves we make poetry.'' William Butler Yeats

''Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities.''Herbert Prochnow

''If you can see the path laid out in front of you, step by step - IT'S NOT YOUR PATH!'' Joseph Campbell

''The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from OVER-RATING THE DIFFERENCE between one permanent situation and another.'' Adam Smith

''Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But, once mastered, no one can help you as much.'' The Dhammapada

''Even if it is painful and lonely, associate with worthy companions.'' Dogen

Those with limited views are fearful and irresolute: the faster they hurry, the slower they go. Seng - Ts'an

''If you have built castles in the sky, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.'' Henry David Thoreau

'Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.'' Herbert Otto

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

''An artist is not a special kind of person. Every person is a special kind of artist.'' Meister Eckart

The fact is that most people, groups, and organizations do not want you to be an original, independent, creative individual. They prefer you to be passive, easily manipulated, anxious to conform to existing practices, and not too successful. John Chaffee

If not me, then who?
If not now, then when?
If not here, then where will peace begin?

I am where peace begins.
Oh, it’s me, that’s who
And it’s now, that’s when

And it’s here, that’s where peace begins
I am where peace begins.

Carol Johnson

Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

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