lundi, mai 29, 2006

thoughts to grow on

I went to see akeelah and the bee today and it was an incredibly awesome movie.. there were a few dangling threads which I guess may get resolved on the DVD, but it was well worth the money spent to see it.

"All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience."
--Johann von Goethe

"Love is much more fundamental than any kind of thinking or believing. It is the root and basis of who you are, at the most fundamental level. This means that anything other than love as an expression of your being is artificial and unnatural and is a result of not knowing who you are."
--Bill Harris

"Carefully watch your THOUGHTS, for they become your WORDS. Manage and watch your WORDS, for they will become your ACTIONS. Consider and judge your ACTIONS, for they have become your HABITS. Acknowledge and watch your HABITS, for they shall become your VALUES. Understand and embrace your VALUES, for they become YOUR DESTINY."
--Mahatma Gandhi

"Wisdom is knowing what path to take next... Integrity is taking it."
--Robyn Elpruhzlein

"We fear that we are inadequate, but our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves: "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?"
Actually, who are you not to be these things?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people around you won't feel insecure.
We are all meant to shine as children do.
We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically releases others."
--Marriane Williamson, from 'A Return to Love' - this quotation was used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech.

"Once you do something you love, you never have to work again."
--Willie Hill

"It's easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
--Johann von Goethe

"We see things not as they are, but as we are."
--H.M. Tomlinson

"I hear and forget. I see and remember. I do and I understand."

"The aspects of a thing that are most important to us are hidden to us because of their simplicity and familiarity."
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Speaking with kindness creates confidence, thinking with kindness creates profoundness, giving with kindness creates love."
--Lao Tseu

"The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have run out."
--Chinese proverb

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely only after they have exhausted all other alternatives."
--Abba Eban

"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."

"Those who make peaceful reform impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
--J. F. Kennedy

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
--Martin Luther King

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
--George Elliot

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."
--William Blake

"Man has no body distinct from his soul; for that called body is a portion of soul discerned by the five senses, the chief inlets of soul in this age."
--William Blake

"Those who enter the gates of heaven are not beings who have no passions or who have curbed the passions, but those who have cultivated an understanding of them.""
--William Blake

"Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all."
--Helen Keller

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man's life a sorrow and a suffering enough to disarm all hostility."
--Henry Longfellow

"It is not the function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."
--Justice Robert jackson

"When you look at the long history of man, you see that more hideous crimes have been comitted in the name of obedience than have been comitted in the name of rebellion."
--C. P. Snow

"It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning."
--Claude Bernard

"For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death or hardship."

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation."
--Pearl S. Buck

"Treat people as if they are what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."

"Our identity is very closely associated with our thoughts and feelings. Usually, when we feel anger, we become angry. We are anger itself. When we feel depressed, we are depression. When we feel greedy we are greed. It's easy to see ourselves in the emotional 'guise du jour' and mistake this costume for who we really are beneath it."
--Marc Gilson

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

"An eye for an eye will only serve to make the whole world blind."
--Mahatma Ghandi

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Was it worth it?"

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
--Mahatma Ghandi

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

"That which does not kill you makes you stronger."

"God will become visible as God's image is reborn in you."
--St. Bernard of Clairveux

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs - even though checkered by failure - than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."

"If he is indeed wise, the teacher does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather he leads you to the threshold of your own mind."
--Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

"In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter."
--Chinese proverb

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."
--Betty Smith

"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."
--Northrup Christiane

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

"The best way to know God is to love many things."
--Vincent Van Gogh

"Comfort is found among those who agree with you; growth among those who don't."

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
--Frank A. Clark

"It's easy to be brave from a safe distance."

"He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future."

"The highest form of spiritual work is the realization of the essence of man.... You never learn the answer; you can only become the answer."
--Richard Rose

"Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift and that's why we call it the present."

"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
--Galileo Galilei

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dwell in the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
and though they are with you, and yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love, but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday."
--Kahlil Gibran

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
--Albert Einstein

"A Friend is one who Knows you as you are, Understands where you've been, Accepts who you've become, and still gently invites you to Grow."

"What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things."

"We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover."
--Shakti Gawain (The Path of Transformation)

"Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
--Mark Twain

"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

"Don't be so humble; you're not that great."
--Golda Meir, to a visiting diplomat

"Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else."

"Namaste" is an East Indian greeting (by putting the palms of the hands together in prayer position) which means, "I respect the place in you that is of love, of truth and of Light. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then we are one."
Or in other words, "The divine within me recognizes and honors the divine within you."