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6/1/18 to the present



You can't separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

Malcom X

Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.

Ram Dass

Knowledge is like light, use it and it grows brighter, ignore it and it fades away.

Alexander Everett

Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements.

Werner Erhard

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

John Hanley

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.

John Milton

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.

John Atkinson

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

Sally Kempton

If rejection destroys your self-esteem, you're letting others hold you as an emotional hostage.

Brian Tracy

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.

Hasidic Saying

When you are no longer compelled by desire or fear . . . when you have seen the radiance of eternity in all forms of time . . . when you follow your bliss . . . doors will open where you would not have thought there were doors . . . and the world will step in and help. 

Joseph Campbell

The difference between being knowledgeable and being enlightened is that one who is knowledgeable leads the way with a torch, while an enlightened one is a torch.

Anthony de Mello

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it's true.

Robert Oppenheimer

In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Carl Buechner

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.

George Bancroft

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

Francois de Sales

Everybody is unique. Compare not yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God's curriculum.

Baal Shem Tov

The tenacity of a habit is usually in proportion to its absurdity.

Marcel Proust

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach


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