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This web of time — the strands of which approach one another, bifurcate, intersect or ignore each other through the centuries — embrace every possibility.

Vedas, The Vedas

Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also helps a man to achieve growth and progress in this world. - Sama Veda

Sri Aurobindo, born Aurobindo Ghose or Ghose

Rather hang thyself than belong to the horde of successful imitators.

James Allen

Would you scale the highest heaven, would you pierce the lowest hell, live in dreams of constant beauty, or in basest thinkings dwell. For your thoughts are heaven above you, and your thoughts are hell below, bliss is not, except in thinking, torment nought but thought can know. Worlds would vanish but for thinking; glory is not but in dreams; and the drama of the ages from the thought eternal streams. Dignity and shame and sorrow, pain and anguish, love and hate are but maskings of the mighty pulsing thought that governs fate. As the colors of the rainbow makes the one uncolored beam, so the universal changes

Anandamayi Ma, fully Sri Anandamayi Ma, also Anandamayee Ma or Anandamoyi Ma

If you just place yourself under the protection of a Guru, then the path which is most suitable for you will by itself open up to you.

Shannon L. Alder

We have all at one time been stranded on islands shouting lies across the seas of misunderstanding, hoping the fog will carry our mischief to the distant ports in people?s minds.

David Whyte

I believe that human beings are desperate, always, to belong to something larger than themselves.

Sama Veda, or Samaveda or Sam Veda

One, who maintains cleanliness keeps away diseases.

Grover Cleveland, fully Stephen Grover Cleveland

I had a political consultant tell me that with my name, she could easily get me elected to the Supreme Court. If I were going to forge a credit card, would I put on a name that called attention to it?

Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

JK Rowling, formally Joanne "Jo" Rowling

Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?' 'Yes,' said Harry. 'You called her a liar?' 'Yes.' 'You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?' 'Yes.' Professor McGonagall sat down behind her desk, frowning at Harry. Then she said, 'Have a biscuit, Potter-' 'Have- what?' 'Have a biscuit,' she repeated impatiently, indicating a tartan tin lying on top of one of the piles of papers on her desk.

Rowland Hill

Ask yourself where the painting comes from.

John Hodgman

I'm a personality - like a George Plimpton who effectively plays himself in a bunch of different roles, or a Paul Lynde-type character.

Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The Truth Is That Existence Wants Your Life To Become A Festival Because When You Are Unhappy, You Also Throw Unhappiness All Around.

Sa'di (or Saadi), pen name of Abū-Muḥammad Muṣliḥ al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, born Muslih-uddin

He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life, is like a man who labored in his fields, but did not sow.

Yiddish Proverbs

Give a pig a chair, he?ll want to get on the table.

Peter Senge, fully Peter Michael Senge

The value of systems thinking also goes beyond that derived by any institution. To explain, let me take a step back. There is a certain irony to mankind's present situation, viewed from an evolutionary perspective. The human being is exquisitely adapted to recognize and respond to threats to survival that come in the form of sudden, dramatic events. Clap your hands and people jump, calling forth some genetically encoded memory of saber-toothed tigers springing from the bush. Yet today the primary threats to our collective survival are slow, gradual developments arising from processes that are complex both in detail and in dynamics. The spread of nuclear arms is not an event, nor is the "greenhouse effect", the depletion of the ozone layer, malnutrition and underdevelopment in the Third World, the economic cycles that determine our quality of life, and most of the other large-scale problems in our world.

Henry David Thoreau, born David Henry Thoreau

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.

Silvio Berlusconi

Of course they don't please me, but art has the right to choose -- and miss -- its targets.

Harvey Milk

If I do a good job, people won't care if I am green or have three heads.

William A. Ward, fully William Arthur Ward

A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.

Egyptian Proverbs

Learn to rise up out of the enigmatic egg in the hidden land.

Dave Barry, fully David McAlister "Dave" Barry

But if I hadn't shoved you off the boat back there, you'd be lost at sea now, wouldn't you? We'd all be lost! So thanks to me you're all standing on land. (Pirates, its a good thing they're idiots)

Robert Ballard

So, I'm able to network experts on demand, when I need them.

Herman Hesse

Troubled, yet with laughter, I recalled that time. He remembered that at that time he had boasted of three things to Kamala, three noble and invincible arts: fasting, waiting and thinking.