Saturday, August 14, 2021

Time for some quotes

 To make a prairie it takes one clover and one bee,/One clover, and a bee./And revery./ The revery alone will do,/ If bees are few.   --Emily Dickinson

Ever tried./ Ever failed/ No matter./Try again./ Fail again./ Fail better.  --Samuel Beckett

Happiness,/ Not in another place.../Nor for another hour,/But this hour. --Walt Whitman

What is soul? It's like electricity--/ we don't really know what it is,/but it's a force that can light a room.  --Ray Charles

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; They may be beaten, but they can start a winning game.   --Goethe

Our task is to listen to the news that is always arriving out of silence. --Rainer Maria Rilke

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thoughts will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress. --Anwar Sadat

Conversation is a meeting of minds with different memories and habits. When minds meet, they don't just exchange facts: they transform them, reshape them, draw different implications from them, engage in new trains of thought. Conversation doesn't just reshuffle the cards, it creates new cards.  --Theodore Zeldin

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  --Martin Luther King, Jr.

I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful that words can tell.  --Walt Whitman

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies, my brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.  --Dalai Lama

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.   --Mark Twain

(Ponder at your leisure. And thanks to the Mastery Foundation for my box of quotes.)


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