To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. - Bernadette Devlin...

"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson "Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed." ~ Eileen Caddy
If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney The thing always happens that you truly believe in; and belief in a thing makes it happen. - Frank Lloyd Wright Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame. - Erica Jong The search for someone to blame is always successful. - Robert Half Eliphas Levi Pure mathematics exit by themselves; no will produces them, no power can limit them, they are eternal laws. Bob Marley Oh Brothers, we should know and not believe. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Every time you look at a Black Man, you’re looking at God. Huey P. Newton I can understand why man feels the need to create god, particularly in earlier periods of history when scientific understanding was limited. The phenomena that man observed around him in the universe sometimes overwhelmed him; he could not explain or account for the mysteries of nature. But I think that when man clings to the idea of a god, who he has created and placed in the heavens, he actually reduces himself and his own potential. The more he attributes to god, the more inferior he becomes, the less responsible for his own destiny. He says to god, “I am weak but thou art mighty”, and therefore accepts things as they are; content to leave the running of the world to a supernatural force greater than himself. In a metaphysical sense we based the expression “All Power to the People” on the idea of Man as God. I have no other God but Man, and I firmly believe that Man is the highest chief good. If you are obligated to be true and honest to anyone, it is your god, and if each Man is God, then you must be true to him. If you believe Man is the ultimate being, then you will act according to your belief, your attitude and behavior toward Man is a kind of religion in itself, with the high standards of responsibility.

Joseph Smith First, God himself, who sits enthroned in yonder heavens, is a Man like unto one of yourselves, that is the great secret…I am going to tell you how God became God. We have imagined that God was not God from all eternity. God himself, the Father of us all dwelt on an Earth the same as Jesus Christ himself did…you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves… Arthur Schopenhauer The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America, and the introduction of African slaves in their place. KRS-One It’s funny to look at a religion like Christianity, and see the religious leaders of the Christian faith, so involved in politics while Jesus, their savior, was killed by politicians. Christians fail to realize that Jesus was a revolutionary that hung out with criminals and diseased people, trying to educate them on a better way of life. He spoke out against government and was killed, simple. Jesus, the revolutionary, gave only two laws in his life time. Love your brother as you love yourself, and love the creator as your love yourself. Yet these are the two hardest laws for people to observe. Carl Gustav Jung The refined man realizes that his life is not stagnant or limited by his physical presence in a geographical area; his mind is not only synonymous (with), but (is) essentially the Universal Mind, or Consciousness, that comprehends and contains all that exists. An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Carl Jung, "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", 1962 The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Jung, "Modern Man in Search of a Soul" Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Jung, "On the Psychology of the Unconciousness", 1917 "The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive." ~ Joe Batten "The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility -- that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings." ~ John Adair "The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome." ~ John Haggai "Certainly a leader needs a clear vision of the organization and where it is going, but a vision is of little value unless it is shared in a way so as to generate enthusiasm and commitment. Leadership and communication are inseparable." ~ Claude Taylor It was the ‘wisest fool 'n Christendom’ who authorized the translation and publication of the first Protestant version of the Bible into English. He came to the English throne in 1603 and quickly became unpopular because of ‘his disgusting personal habits and his unsavory character.’ He pretended to be a scholar in theology and philosophy, but his learning was shallow and superficial. He wallowed in filth, moral and physical, but was endowed with a share of cunning that his associates called ‘a kind of crooked wisdom.’ For his new edition of the Bible he issued a set of personal ‘Rules’ the translators were to follow and ordered revisions to proceed, although he never contributed a farthing to its cost. Work began in early 1607…the translators handed over the reviser’s manuscripts of what is now called the King James Bible to King James for his final personal approval. ‘It was self-evident that James was not competent to check their work and edit it, so he passed the manuscripts to the greatest genius of all time…Sir Francis Bacon - Tony Bushby (The Bible Fraud) Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Ernest Hemingway Turn your mind away from things which are not permanent. - Buddha... Detachment is a state, it is not a totalisation of achieved indifferences. - Fingers Pointing Toward the Moon by Wei Wu Wei... The Void is not of the nature of a black abyss or a bottomless pit. Rather is its nature 'vast and expansive like space itself'. It is apprehended as 'serene, marvelous, all-pure, brilliant and allinclusive'. Above all does it partake of the nature of light. And it is not anything. For Void is Mind Itself, and Mind Itself is Void. - Ask the Awakened by Wei Wu Wei... Do you remember how electrical currents and "unseen waves" were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy. - Albert Einstein Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. - John Maynard Keynes

Knowledge is structured in consciousness. The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness -- enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ...the sense of being which in calm hours arises, we know not how, in the soul, is not diverse from things, from space, from light, from time, from man, but one with them and proceeds obviously from the same source.... Here is the fountain of action and of thought.... We lie in the lap of immense intelligence. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one. - The Upanishads Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.We have guided missiles and misguided men. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Know thyself. - Socrates Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. - Albert Einstein, in The New Convergence Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being. - Jean-Paul Sartre The visible world is the invisible organization of energy. - Physicist Heinz Pagels He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. - Albert Einstein Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being. - Jean-Paul Sartre The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one. - The Upanishads When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him... For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth. - Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. - Aart Van Der Leeuw I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Galilei There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature. - Stephen W. Hawking The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. - Albert Einstein All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi What we are looking for is what is looking. - St. Francis of Assisi The state of least excitation of consciousness is the field of all possibilities. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. - Albert Einstein I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details. - Albert Einstein No theory of reality compatible with quantum theory can require spatially separate events to be independent. - J.S. Bell Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose. - J. B. S. Haldane Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T. S. Eliot Do you remember how electrical currents and "unseen waves" were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy. - Albert Einstein A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend upon the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

- Albert Einstein Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of our universe in a way that altogether surpasses our understanding. - Freeman Dyson Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the law of the universe will be simpler. - H.D. Thoreau All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei Knowledge is structured in consciousness. The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness -- enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi The truth dazzles gradually, or else the world would be blind. - Emily Dickinson There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo ...the sense of being which in calm hours arises, we know not how, in the soul, is not diverse from things, from space, from light, from time, from man, but one with them and proceeds obviously from the same source.... Here is the fountain of action and of thought.... We lie in the lap of immense intelligence. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. - Niels Bohr Cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words, and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your light inward to illuminate your self. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will be manifest. - Dogen Curiouser and curiouser! - Lewis Carroll There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature. - Stephen W. Hawking You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality. - Ramtha Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. - Chief Seattle

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired. - Stephen W. Hawking (Confucius) * "What one does not wish for oneself, one ought not to do to anyone else; what one recognises as desirable for oneself, one ought to be willing to grant to others." * "When anger arises, think of the consequences" * "Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated." * "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." * "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop." * "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it." * "Study the past as if you would define the Future." * "Have no friends not equal to yourself." * "Respect yourself and others will respect you." * "Forget injuries, never forget kindness ." * "The only constant is change." * "To see what is right and not to do is want of courage." (Confucius) If you live in harmony with nature, you will never be poor. If you live according to what others think, you will never be rich. Seneca "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein

"Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count." ~ Dr. Robert Anthony
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork. - Edward Abbey

**************************************************************** http://proverbs.special-dictionary.com/ The bitterness of studying is preferable to the bitterness of ignorance. To the world wisdom is folly; to the wise the world is foolish. It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view. A person who is outwardly calm has anger raging inside. Sweet is the smell from your own ass.

Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are. Do one thing at time, with supreme excellence. To give jewels to a donkey is as stupid as giving a eunuch to a woman. When your son grows up, become his sibling. The generous and bold have the best lives. You must answer the devil in his own language. Tell me who your father is, and I'll tell you who you are. Though the snake be small, it is still wise to hit it with a big stick. Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the keeping of it. Lies are the plague of speech. You need a brother, without one you're like a person rushing to battle without a weapon. You can live without a brother if you have a friend. These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller. Sorrow: to long for everything; Happiness: to accept anything. Be bad to the bad; good to the good; be a flower to other flowers and a thorn to other thorns. Wherever you go, the sky is the same color. To the world wisdom is folly; to the wise the world is foolish. While the word is yet unspoken, you are master of it; when once it is spoken, it is master of you. The prepared person wins over the hardworking person. It is difficult to steal when the boss is a thief. It is better to suffer in name the truth than being rewarded for lying. People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything. A sincere invitation is accompanied by a pull. Your brother is who gives you a honest advice. It's easier to stop a river than the flow of gossip. Speak the truth, but keep one hand on the sword. Live together like brothers and do business like strangers. A man without a book is blind. Work for the engagement of your daughter, but don't work for the engagement of your son. I taught him archery everyday, and when he got good at it he throw an arrow at me. If a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity. Don't call in a cat to settle disputes between birds. Let him who has enough be satisfied. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a farmer too lazy to plant his field. Postpone today's anger until tomorrow. Don't procrastinate on anything else. If an eagle is no good, cut it's feathers off. The fly on the back of a bull, thinks that it's taller than the bull. To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great. Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. Only a heart can find the way to another heart. The real hero doesn't say that he is one. The night hides a world, but reveals a universe. There is no bad food in a famine. The arrow that has left the bow never returns. Don't just take love -- experience it.

The way a house is decorated will tell much about its owner. Laziness is the sibling of starvation. The person who is always criticizing others is usually the one who deserves criticism the most. The hardest person to wake up is the person who is already awake. A sword in the hands of a drunk is less dangerous than science in the hands of the immoral. You can close the city gates, but you can't close the people's mouths. A timely tear is better than a misplaced smile. **********************************************************************************

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