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Persian Proverbs

The smallness of elephant's eye made me realize -- The ampler they are, the meager they are.

Wisława Szymborska, fully Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska

This object took three billion years to emerge.

George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

Sufi Proverbs

No property, no worries.

William Shakespeare

Thou hast affected the fine strains of honor,

Elizabeth Gilbert

Eventually, everything goes away.

Thomas Jefferson

Half a loaf is better than no bread.

Michael Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell

If you have to go through life being unhappy to conform to society around you, that's not a very good deal.

John Milton

[Repentance] The golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. I try to increase the power God has given me to see the best in everything and every one, and make that Best a part of my life.

Scottish Proverbs

O ae ill come mony.

Author 192126

Once you have recognize the empty nature of mind, to allow love to rise for someone who is harming you becomes easy. But without that recognition, it is very hard to stop anger from arising instead, is it not? Look into it, and you will see that mind is what does positive actions, and mind is what make circumstances negative.

Malaysian Proverbs

The father pees standing up, the son pees while running.

Oliver Sacks

The amalgamation of accuracy and affection, knowing what is proper and loving what is dear ? this is the essence of care, be it medical care, or any other sort of care; care for the body, care for the soul, care for the individual, care for Society, were almost inseparable in Auden?s mind. God, for him was no mere geometer high in the sky, but the cardinal principle of decency and care. It was essential for Wystan that there should be people to care for his needs, in whose skill and goodness he could repose entire faith. He required this, as we all require this, if we are to survive physically, existentially, and to enjoy decent health.

Ralph Waldo Trine

A miracle is nothing more or less than this. Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his or her true identity, of his or her oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to this person.

William Shakespeare

I was seven of the nine days out of the wonder before you came. As You Like It, Act iii, Scene 2

Oliver Sacks

The periodic table was incredibly beautiful, the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I could never adequately analyze what I meant here by beauty ? simplicity? coherence? rhythm? inevitability? Or perhaps it was the symmetry, the comprehensiveness of every element firmly locked into its place, with no gaps, no exceptions, everything implying everything else.

Jeremy Rifkin

When everyone is embedded in commercial networks of one sort or another, cultural time wanes, leaving humanity with only commercial bonds to hold civilization together. This is the crisis of post-modernity. Can civilization survive where only the commercial sphere is left as the primary mediator of human life?

Vicki Baum, fully Hedwig "Vicki" Baum

He who does not move with the times is a dead man.

Susan Cain

The lesson, says Collins, is clear. We don?t need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run.

James Russell Lowell

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

Hungarian Proverbs

Even the most welcome guest is more than enough for three days.

Japanese Proverbs

When your companions get drunk and fight, Take up your hat, and wish them good night.

Robert Louis Stevenson, fully Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide, but to be good.

James Russell Lowell

Silence is sorrow's best food.