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Life Changing Quotes

Life Changing Quotes

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Quotes, in no particular order, on wisdom, happiness, spirituality, life experience, love, compassion, contemplation, silence, and numerous other topics.
Quotes, in no particular order, on wisdom, happiness, spirituality, life experience, love, compassion, contemplation, silence, and numerous other topics.

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 “We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after ajourney through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world. The lives that you admire, theattitudes that seem noble to you, have not been shaped by a paterfamiliasor a schoolmaster, they have sprung from very different beginnings,having been influenced by everything evil or commonplace that prevailedround about them. They represent a struggle and a victory.” – Proust“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens canchange the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – MargaretMead"I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but Iam also, much more than that. So are we all." - James Baldwin"Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - Voltaire"The Doer alone learneth" - Nietzsche"No man is such a conqueror as the man who has defeated himself." -Henry Ward Beecher"That's the way we all begin," said Tom Platt. "The boys they makebelieve all the time till they've cheated 'emselves into bein' men, an' so tillthey die - pretendin' an' pretendin'." - Rudyard Kipling "To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someoneelse's." - Fyodor Dostoevsky 
 
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"Too much knowledge had hindered him; too many holy verses, toomany sacrificial rites, too much mortification of the flesh, too muchdoing and striving. Now he understood it and realized that the inward voice had been right, that no teacher could have brought him salvation."- Hermann Hesse“Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept asinevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?” - Rachel Carson“When you make a mistake, do you punish yourself or can you shakeyour head with a smile and learn something in the process?” – Robert Aitken“If you reject yourself, you are rejecting the agent of realization. So youmust make friends with yourself. Enjoy yourself. Take comfort inyourself. Smile at yourself. You are developing confidence.” - Robert Aitken"The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting withsomething." - Yamada Roshi“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but ahabit.” - Aristotle“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of  value.” - Albert Einstein“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Gandhi.“One must know that sorrow, being the means of convincing one of theneed of the religious life, is a guru. - Dvagpo-Lharje (Great GuruGampopa)
 
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“By quitting one's own country and dwelling in foreign lands one shouldacquire practical knowledge of non-attachment.” - Dvagpo-Lharje (GreatGuru Gampopa)“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it canchange someone else’s life forever.” - Margaret Cho"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill"The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude." – Zig ZiglarDon’t confuse activity with accomplishment – Zig Ziglar (paraphrase)"Is your fear of failure greater than your desire to succeed? - Zig Ziglar,“I'll go to the hills when my heart is lonely I know I will hear what I've heard before” - Oscar Hammerstein II andRichard Rodgers"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - EleanorRoosevelt“It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, thatprevents men from living freely and nobly.” - Bertrand Russell“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. We areoften like rivers: careless and forceful, timid and dangerous, lucid andmuddied, eddying, gleaming, still....Thoreau wrote: "A man's life shouldbe as fresh as a river. It should be the same channel but a new waterevery instant." '- Gretel Ehrlich

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