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When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive. ...
by Alan Paton

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
- Alan Paton

You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient,
but if it is right.
- Alan Paton

God forgives us...
who am I not to forgive?
- Alan Paton

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

 

But the one thing that has power completely is love,
because when a man loves, he seeks no power,
and therefore he has power.
- Alan Paton

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

There is only one way in which one can endure man's
inhumanity to man and that is to try,
in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
- Alan Paton

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Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that
is the inheritor of our fear.
Let him not love the earth too deeply...
For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
- Alan Paton

To give up the task of reforming society is to give
up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton

Who knows for what we live, and struggle,
and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand.
But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle,
is beyond all human wisdom.
- Alan Paton

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.
- The Buddha

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

All we are is dust in the wind.
- the band Kansas

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stand Tall, Breathe Deep, Be Unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac


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