Inspiring Words

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Will
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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Will » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:44 pm

The flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies.
What is this world's delight?
Lightning that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright.

Virtue, how frail it is!
Friendship how rare!
Love, how it sells poor bliss
For proud despair!
But we, though soon they fall,
Survive their joy, and all
Which ours we call.

Whilst skies are blue and bright,
Whilst flowers are gay,
Whilst eyes that change ere night
Make glad the day;
Whilst yet the calm hours creep,
Dream thou—and from thy sleep
Then wake to weep.
Shelley
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Aloka » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:03 pm

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Professor Brian Cox, English physicist.

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by denise » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:42 pm

"Resting the mind is not selfish"......... Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Will » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27 pm

The deluded claim that the false is true, but they fail to see the truth in the falsity; the enlightened see that the false is not true, and so they are able to see the truth in falsity.
Fa Zang
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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by denise » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:07 pm

"if you can't change your fate, change your attitude." Amy Tan

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Aloka » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:37 pm

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The good man is the friend of all living things.

~ Mahatma Gandhi


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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:01 pm

If those who lead you say, 'See, the Kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.

Thomas the Apostle


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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by chownah » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:13 am

denise wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:07 pm
"if you can't change your fate, change your attitude." Amy Tan
Good work amy tan!.....and denise too!

I think this quote goes well with one of my favorites: "If there is no solution then there is no problem."
chownah

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by Sam Vara » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:15 pm

"The highest human pursuit is the pursuit of the ultimate truth about the ultimate matters. One has to prosecute the pursuit in different ways. One is by working from within one's own tradition, despite its manifold limitations and defects, penetrating into it as deeply as possible, and taking what is good from it."

Bill Vallicella

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by denise » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:23 pm

accentuate the positive

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Re: Inspiring Words

Post by chownah » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:11 pm


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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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