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Scottish Proverbs

The higher the hill the laigher the grass.

George Herbert

Fine dressing is a foul house swept before the doors.

Sun Tzu or Sunzi

When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, the men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.

Wayne Dyer, fully Wayne Walter Dyer

If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along.

Albert Einstein

He to whom this emotion is a stranger; who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Zen Proverbs and Thoughts

The simple function of man is to live, not just exist.

Randy Pausch, fully Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch

Finally, one day I looked through her finances with her. I figured out that if she spent four or five months working a part-time job on Tuesday nights, she could actually pay off all the money she owed.

George Bernard Shaw

Vice is waste of life. Poverty, obedience, and celibacy are the canonical vices.

Martha Nussbaum, fully Martha Craven Nussbaum

We typically form intimate relationships with people we like. We choose our spouses, and even though parents do not choose their children or children their parents, there is typically, in cases that are not really awful, a symbiosis that produces liking on both sides, though adolescence certainly obscures this. Most other people in the world, by contrast, are not people with whom one would choose to live. It?s pretty easy to find them irritating, or off-putting, or even disgusting. How many people who sit next to one by chance on an airplane are people with whom one would be happy living in the same house for an extended period of time? But a spouse, a lover, a child ? these people are welcomed, and there usually remains something nice about them that is not utterly removed by whatever it is they have done. The target of anger is the person, but its focus is the act, and the person is more than the act, however difficult it is to remember this. This nice something could become another knife to twist in the wound of betrayal (to the extent that a person is appealing, it?s harder to say good riddance), but on the other hand it could also be a basis for constructive thought about the future ? in a restored relationship or some new connection yet to be invented.

Stefan Zweig

States of profound happiness, like all other forms of intoxication, are apt to befuddle the wits; intense enjoyment of the present always makes one forget the past.

George Washington

The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with.

Thomas Brooks

A gracious man should be made up all of fire, overcoming and consuming all opposition, as fire does the stubble. All difficulties should be but whetstones to his fortitude.

Vivekananda, fully Sri or Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta

What is the use of talking of one’s mistakes to the world? They cannot thereby be undone. For what one has done one must suffer; one must try and do better. The world sympathizes only with the strong and the powerful.

Simon Sinek

If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you'll need their help. And two, because it's a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do.

Paul the Apostle, aka Saint Paul, Paul of Tarsus, originally Saul

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.

Henri Delacroix

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.

Paulo Coelho

You still haven't managed to heal the scars left by some of the injustices committed against you in your life and it doesn't do you any good. All it does is feed a constant desire to feel sorry for yourself, because you were the victim of people stronger than you. Or else it makes you go to the other extreme and disguise yourself as an avenger ready to strike out at the people who hurt you. Isn't that a waste of time?... It is human, but it's not intelligent or reasonable.

Karlheinz Stockhausen

So there is a personal sense of style for a given work - I don't like a general style, but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work.

Paul Rudnick

Rocher was on the floor, crawling on her stomach toward Jate's feet. I love you..., she kept repeating, in a demonic whisper. I have to show you... my butt.

Louise Nevelson, fully Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Art is the essence of awareness.

Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

People clinging to job security, savings, retirement plans, and other relics will be the ones financially-ravaged from 2010-2020, the most volatile world-changing decade in history.

Ted Sorensen, fully Theodore Chalkin "Ted" Sorensen

Military strength in reserve is better than military strength being reigned upon the other side including all of its innocent civilians.

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

Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.

Author 400692

Intelligence is: (a) the most complex phenomenon in the Universe; or (b) a profoundly simple process. The answer, of course, is (c) both of the above. It's another one of those great dualities that make life interesting.

Krista Tippett

Buddhist mindfulness is about the present, but I also think its about being real. Being awake to everything. Feeling like nothing can hurt you if you can look it straight on.