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*These quotes are meant to provoke thought and discussion; not all are ideas which I totally agree with,
but they all have caused me to think about life and reality.

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service, I acted and behold, service was joy."- Rabindranath Tagore

"Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear." - Upanishads

"Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax." -  Arthur Schopenhauer

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." - Bertrand Russell

"We are a long way from Utopia, but maybe we can see it from here. If we can't see it, maybe we can imagine it." - Tom Barrett

"Imagination is the first step in creation whether in words or trifles. The mental pattern must always precede the material form." - William Atkinson

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." - Kendall Hailey

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." -  John Muir

"Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace." - U Thant

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power." - Seneca

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting '....holy shit...what a ride!'" - Unknown

" The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We were all given the same amount of spirit. None more, none less. The difference between individuals is allowing the Spirit to have more of you." -  Bear Heart

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." - Justice William O. Douglas

"If all printers were determined not to print anything 'til they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed." - Benjamin Franklin
 
"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself." - Justice Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court

"He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this---that he knew nothing yet." - Aphra Behn

"Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same". - Lois McMaster Bujold

"Flowers cannot remain red for a hundred days." - Chinese Proverb

 

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