Thursday, October 7, 2021

Some quotes to ponder...

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

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

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

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

"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

"Strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by it disappointments but by its possibilities."  --W.E.B. Du Bois

"A word ought to be tested before it is spoken." --St. Ambrose

"The only way to get it together is together."  --Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"It takes a life to realize what life is all about. And life is all about this moment."  --John Wallowitch

"Love is not an emotion. It is a policy."  --Hugh Bishop

(Thanks to the Mastery Foundation for my box of quotes. Shalom. Jim)

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