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Topic: Quotes that I like

  1. Guest9337
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    6 July 2021

    “The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

    Douglas Adams.

  2. Croix
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    11 July 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    “Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

    O. Wilde

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  3. smallwolf
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    23 July 2021

    The worst feeling in the world is knowing you did the best you could and it still wasn't good enough.

    -- Anon

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  4. Guest9337
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    23 July 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” Art of War, by Sun Tzu.

    Sounds like neurodivergent thinking to me... and I like it!

  5. Guest9337
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    1 August 2021 in reply to Guest9337
    Carl Jung: “Solitude is for me a found of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words."
  6. ecomama
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    1 August 2021

    "You can have it all, just not all at once."

    Oprah Winfrey

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    From The 7 Habits of Highly INeffective People

    "Complaining is synonymous with escaping for unproductive individuals." Pragya Dani

    "Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining." Theodore Roosevelt

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    1 August 2021

    "It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience."

    Julius Caesar

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    1 August 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Gloom we have always with us, a rank and sturdy weed, but joy requires tending.

    -- Barbara Holland

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  10. smallwolf
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    11 August 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Two separate quotes here or perhaps slogans I apply to myself...

    Work in progress

    And

    ... Because you matter!

  11. viac
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    13 August 2021

    "everyone out there is a mosaic of everyone they've ever met"

    i can't remember where i saw this, but i think it's quite nice :)

  12. smallwolf
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    30 August 2021

    always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. the best is yet to come.

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    31 August 2021 in reply to smallwolf
    Be with people who bring out the best in you not the stress in you.
  14. DyingStar
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    1 September 2021

    If Jesus did exist, then this is a hell of a quote:

    "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world". -- John 16:33

    I mean who talks like that?!

  15. Guest9337
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    1 September 2021 in reply to DyingStar

    I study the Aikido Spirit and I was inspired in that study to write this...

    I will bow low and deep, for I have my head in the clouds and must bring you up to me.

    Cause and event, consequence of inaction often ignored through ahimsa consideration.

    What comes first? Emotion? Rationality? Spirituality? Other? Chicken or Egg, self replicating genes or lots of machines? Which is which, is organic chemistry just the machines of life?

  16. Guest9337
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    1 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    And of course a few people do not like the implication that the taller person is above the shorter person, and conflate that meaning into an insult.

    So with some work on the language I have come up with the following improved harmony statement.

    I will bow optimally low so that I can meet the other in the eye with respect.

    Which of course those educated in Japanese culture will then criticize that looking in the other persons eye is itself an insult, and the subject should be looking down if respect is what they intend to imply.

    Where as in the criminal world, to look down and away from an angry eye, may likely provoke the other to respond even harder with the opportunity permitted by not watching the opponent. Thus the violent will keep their eyes on the other, even if only on their feet/knees/hips to ensure watching of body position.

    There is much to be learned from the bowing custom of Aikido.

    I nod my head to my wife and smile, I tip my hat to a good cricket shot, I bow to a Japanese ambassador, I write a respectful letter to government. All those follow from bowing alignment with aikido.

  17. smallwolf
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    18 September 2021
    Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. -- Brene Brown
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  18. smallwolf
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    2 October 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Found this while trawling the internet...

    Be brave enough to suck at something new

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    10 October 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Don't be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others. -- Unknown

  20. Guest9337
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    11 October 2021 in reply to smallwolf
    "And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations. And there will no longer be any curse." Rev 22.
  21. Guest9337
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    11 October 2021

    “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them. This, in fact, is what the Law and the Prophets mean." Matthew 7:12.

    This is one form of the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, is another version.

    If you want people to be nice to you, then be nice to them.

  22. smallwolf
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    29 November 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    Not sure who to attribute this to...

    Some people listen with the intention of replying and some people listen with the intention of understanding.

  23. Yuko
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    2 December 2021

    This is always my go to when I’m feeling really low, it inspires me to try and hope for better days, I just try to picture it in my mind :)

    Carl Sagan <3

    “From a planet orbiting a star in a distant globular cluster, a still more glorious dawn awaits — not a sunrise, but a galaxy-rise; a morning filled with four hundred billion suns“

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