Inspiring Words

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Re: Inspiring Words

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Sam Vara
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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:59 pm

"The extreme affliction which overtakes human beings does not create human misery, it merely reveals it."

-Simone Weil

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by denise » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:28 pm

"to renounce things is not to give them up. it is to acknowledge that all things go away." Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by robertk » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm

"I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot." R. Lee Ermey, actor.

best line in a movie:
Full Metal Jacket, : "Sound off like you got a pair!

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:51 pm

Happy is he whose wants reflect his needs,
but woe to him whose ever-hungry mind
cannot possess the thing it covets most;
our boundless longing never dies but grows,
and growing racks us all the more: who yearns
the most must always settle for much less.
That man who's pleased with what he has seems much
more rich to me than he who values what
he doesn't have above the things he owns.
True wealth is tranquil poverty, so long
as it supplies life's needs. If you feel rich
or poor, it's what you're used to, nothing more.

- Lorenzo de' Medici Altercazione c.1485.

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Will » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:18 pm

It happens that many of us are able to believe political evils are simply structural, as if human nature itself were no obstacle.
Christopher DeGroot
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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