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The following are a bunch of thoughts I pulled out of various locations, that spoke to me at some point in my life

  • Life
    • Choose what you love, and chase it at top speed, and you will never die from "so what?" - Richard Bach, Running From Safety, page 154
    • Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity - Hanlon's Razor  010503 from JenJen
      • My own corollary of above: Never attribute to malice what can be amply explained by a lack of self discipline - 010905
    • The gods love heroes. They also love a good joke. Think about it. - Attrib unknown 010429 from Lulu White
    • Everyone has the right to be wrong. Some just abuse the privilege - Attrib unknown 010511 from Joe Wilson
    • Never invite a hurricane to tea - Maythen Apple, 011022
    • Self-acceptance is not reached through compensating for a lack of self-worth -  Rawn Clark 14 Jan 2002
    • Next time you are about to say that you don't suffer fools gladly, remember just how many people have put up with you, and for how long. - Sparrow, 9/23/2003
    • When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras. - Attrib unknown, from Joseph Bearwalker Wilson (unsure if he wrote it or not), July 7 2004
    • It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it's what you leave behind you when you go - 3 Wooden Crosses, Randy Travis song - 10/14/04
    • Don't get caught stomping ants when elephants are coming over the fence. - Attrib unknown, from Traveler.  Added 11/1/04
    • The #1 rule is never to offend the person that convinces mom to keep paying your rent. - FLORA the Horsewoman 3/21/05
    • "Be the change you want to see in the world," - Gandhi. added 1/29/07
    • "This too shall pass" - Unknown added 1/29/07
    • "If you're going through hell/ Keep on going, don't slow down/ If you're scared don't show it /You might get out /Before the devil even knows you're there//Yeah, If you're going through hell /Keep on moving, face that fire /Walk right through it /You might get out /Before the devil even knows you're there" - If You're Going Thru Hell performed by Rodney Atkins added 1/29/07
    • "Sanity admits the possibility that it is insane, whereas insanity never doubts that it is sane." - The Wabbit 2/24/10
  • Love
    • The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it is intimacy. Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
    • "The only part of any person we are obliged to love is the immortal spirit in them that we all share. The rest is merely meat." -  Morgan Llywellyn, Grania.  added 3/27/07
  • Politics
    • "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
      - Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759. - added 010923 but should have been there much longer
    • If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish then to live as slaves. - Winston Churchill in a speech before the British Parliament in 1939, Added 12/1/04
    • "They say its hard for men to agree. You'd be surprised how easy it is - when both parties hold as their moral absolute that neither exists for the sake of the other and that reason is their only means of trade." - Atlas shrugged added 11/30/05
    • "I swear - by my life and my love of it - that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." - Atlas Shrugged added 12/2/05
    • "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." - Thomas Jefferson added 2/2/06
    • Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage. added 1/29/07 but should have been here longer!
  • Religion
    • When we hold perfection as a "goal to be achieved", we miss seeing our own innate potential perfection. We miss it because it is something that manifests in increments, in small, nearly insignificant ways that escape our attention because they do not compare with our *ideal* of perfection. - Rawn Clark 22 Oct 2001 
    • Fragile egos make for lousy shamans, but do make nice crunchy demon snacks - Joseph Bearwalker Wilson, Feb 13 2002 ~10PM EST
    • It's a strange thing about determined seekers-after-wisdom that, no matter where they happen to be, they'll always seek that wisdom which is a long way off. Wisdom is one of the few things that looks bigger the further away it is. - Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
    • Just because you can explain it doesn't mean it's not still a miracle - Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
    • The key to acting with integrity is to simply stop playing the game. - attrib unknown from Maqua added 10/30/04
    • Respect is a two-edged sword. If it is not given, it is not earned. - Brett W. Shaff. added 10/30/04
    • A man has at least made a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. -D. Elton Trueblood - added 10/30/04
    • "Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?" ~Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist.
    • "I believe in God, only I spell it N-A-T-U-R-E." Frank Lloyd Wright - Added 3/22/05
    • "One of the great truths is that life and death live within each other.  They are like male and female: different, but necessary to each other.  They lay intertwined like lovers, forever together, but separate." - W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Raven page 341. added 2/24/06
    • "The rain is Joe, the fire's Tess, and they call the wind Mariah" - Paint Your Wagon added 1/29/07
    • "The eye with which I see God is the very same eye with which God sees me" - Meister Eckhard, 13th Cent Christian mystic added 1/29/07
    • "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old. Seek what they sought." Matsuo Basho added 1/29/07 but should have been here longer!
    • "To find the school for witches, go to a high place near here, climb to the top, open your eyes... and then open your eyes again." - Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men  6/26/07
    • "If you trust in yourself... and believe in your dreams... and follow your star... you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." - Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men  6/26/07
    • "Western civilization has driven sacredness from the physical universe, and restricted it to heaven." - the Wabbit, 2/24/10
  • Science
    • "He who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom." - JRR Tolkein 2/23/10
 

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