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"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner

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"Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not." Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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You can guide one to the fountain, but you cannot make one drink.

 

All wisdom in the world is written on a small stone; be it mere a single symbol.

 

 

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“One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t like everyone, everyone doesn’t like us, and that’s okay.” David Bohl, Parallel Universes. 

 

(I may post too many quotes!) :D

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"Sympathy? Not for me. No mercy for a criminal freak in Las Vegas. This place is like the army: the shark ethic prevails-eat the wounded. In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity."

 

~Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Dream) (1971) by Hunter S. Thompson

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"I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger: A man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident." -Samesies

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An old healer said to the soul:

It's not your back that hurts, but the burden.

It's not the eyes that pain, but the injustice.

It's not the head that hurts, but your thoughts.

It's not the throat that's in pain, but what you don't say or say with anger.

It's not your stomach that hurts, but everything you can't digest.

It's not the liver that hurts, but the mind.

It's not your heart, that pain, but love.

And it is the love itself, which is the most powerful and effective medicine.

By Ada Luz Marquez

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Land of mountains

 

Land of mountains

Place of highest mountains
top of this earth
nothing can bound you
no way keep you in the mist of lies

 

Save it for the further generations 
Save the wisdom forever
For all generations in the future
the future needs it more

than any man now can understand

 

Oliver Shanti

 

(towards the end of this song)

 

 

Edited by Starjumper

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The difference between theory and practice is that, in theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

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"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - C.G. Jung

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"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive ..." - Eleonora Duse

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"What is not natural cannot be permanent, and what is not permanent is not worth striving after." ~Ramana Maharshi

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Kites harness the force of the wind. They express our intent, But they cannot change the wind.

 

                            365 Tao, Deng Ming-Dao

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"My name is SLOTH, and I am exhausted.

I am tired, tired, tired and I will have none of the world before me but to lie in my own circle of comfort. I am the child of inertia, 
supine and lethargy incarnate.
I am SLOTH, and I will have your hands.

 

My name is GREED, and I want.
I will have excess in every form, and I shall be draped in the finest gold and silver, with jewels on my fingers and clothing of the finest silk.
I am indulgence, longing, avarice. 
I make the greatest of men bow at my knees
and beg.
I am GREED, and I will have your possessions.

 

My name is GLUTTONY, and I am hungry.
I crave, I thirst, I need to be filled with luxurious delights that sicken the tongue like the sweetest honey draped over the sour sting 
of rotten meat. 

I am ravenous, I will consume and destroy. I am secretive and shameful, I am vomit in a bar bathroom.

I am fast food nightmares and cotton candy daydreams mixed with heroin and the vague hope that morning will come so I can be satisfied once again.
I am GLUTTONY, and I will have your tongue.

 

My name is VANITY,
and I am beautiful, perfect, spectacular,
the pinnacle of perfection, 
ultimate pleasure and aesthetic conceit.
I will be worshipped- I will be adored
under any circumstance, and woe befall those
who deny my gloriousness.
I am VANITY, and I will have your eyes.

 

My name is WRATH,
Fury and fire and rage, 

burning hysterical heat on the back of your mind. I’ll tear you apart with your own words
and make you drown in the consequences.
I am bitterness, convulsion, a hemorrhage of emotions you can’t control, won’t want to.
I am WRATH, and I will have your mind.

 

My name is LUST,
Stolen kisses and hurried whispers in the night,
salacious weakness that will reach inside to your center and burst out through your fingertips until they brush against mine in the office, at the bar, or at my house in a rough tumble before the wife comes home.

I am an itch that can never be satisfied.
I am LUST, and I will have your heart.

 

My name is ENVY,
and I can never have what will fulfill me.
Each one but me is dressed in finery,
gifted with treasures beyond compare, and unwilling to share, to bestow.
I am prejudice, resentment that melts into hatred and springs forth from covetousness.
I will destroy every friendship, break every trust.
I am the ultimate thief.
I am ENVY, and I will have whatever’s left.

 

~ SEVEN DEADLY, by Sarah LaPidus 
Edited by neti neti
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28 minutes ago, neti neti said:
"My name is SLOTH, and I am exhausted.

I am tired, tired, tired and I will have none of the world before me but to lie in my own circle of comfort. I am the child of inertia, 
supine and lethargy incarnate.
I am SLOTH, and I will have your hands.

 

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Californian Giant Sloth. ;)

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"Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
A fish can’t whistle and neither can I.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
Why does a chicken, I don’t know why.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

 

Winnie The Pooh

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- "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." --  Douglas Adams

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