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With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have
by Frederick Soddy

With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have
adhered to the view that the struggle for existence
is a permanent and necessary condition of life.
- Frederick Soddy

There is something sublime about its aloofness from
and its indifference to its external environment.
- Frederick Soddy

An honest money system is the only alternative.
- Frederick Soddy

The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided
the capital of the great banking business as it exists today.
- Frederick Soddy

 

But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist
so to the scientific man is ignorance.
- Frederick Soddy

Nature is in austere mood, even terrifying,
withal majestically beautiful.
- Frederick Soddy

Man cannot influence in this respect the atomic forces of Nature.
- Frederick Soddy

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On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries.
- Frederick Soddy

The pure air and dazzling snow belong to things beyond
the reach of all personal feeling,
almost beyond the reach of life.
Yet such things are a part of our life,
neither the least noble nor the most terrible.
- Frederick Soddy

Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless
jumble of ideas may have been,
it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical
expression of the actual present views we hold today.
- Frederick Soddy

Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics,
but that is no reason why the physicists should be
permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it.
- Frederick Soddy

To-day it appears as though it may well be altogether
abolished in the future as it has to some extent been
mitigated in the past by the unceasing,
and as it now appears, unlimited ascent of man to knowledge,
and through knowledge to physical power and dominion over Nature.
- Frederick Soddy

There is nothing left now for us but to get ever deeper
and deeper into debt to the banking system in order
to provide the increasing amounts of money the nation
requires for its expansion and growth.
- Frederick Soddy

In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture
which I am to give has shown me,
even more clearly than I knew before,
how many others share with me, often,
indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for
which you have awarded me the prize.
- Frederick Soddy

Scientific men can hardly escape the charge of ignorance
with regard to the precise effect of the impact of
modern science upon the mode of living of the people
and upon their civilisation.
- Frederick Soddy

It is curious to reflect, for example,
upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone,
one of the oldest and most universal beliefs,
the origin of which, however far back we penetrate
into the records of the past,
we do not probably trace its real source.
- Frederick Soddy

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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