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I don't think I do have a soul. ...
by Al Purdy

I don't think I do have a soul.
- Al Purdy

Things were so bad we ate rabbits that neighbours had
run over and gave to us because they knew we were broke.
- Al Purdy

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.
- Al Purdy

In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.
- Al Purdy

 

I'm not religious in any formal sense,
not in any God sense.
- Al Purdy

For me, the vast marvel is to be alive.
For man, or for flowers or beast or bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.
- Al Purdy

I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.
- Al Purdy

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I started writing when I was about thirteen.
- Al Purdy

At a certain age you're always uncertain how other people will take you.
- Al Purdy

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

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

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

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

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

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

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

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

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

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

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


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