A Few Pithy Quotations


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“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” ~ F.H. Bradley

“The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.” George Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950) ** quotes about truth & lies

“One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The modern conservative…is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” – John Kenneth Galbraith quoted in Blessed Unrest – How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being & Why No One Saw it Coming, by Paul Hawken ** more quotes about politics/democracy

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark

“The first rule of holes: when you’re in one, stop digging.” – Molly Ivins. More on Molly here

“…the goal of all spiritual life is to get your ego out of the way – outwit the sucker; dissolve it; shoot it; kill it. Silence the incessant planning, organizing, running, manipulating, possessing, and processing”… “because these activities preclude awareness of the Divine.” – Rabbi Lawrence Kushner in his book I’m God, You’re Not

“How to get rid of ego as dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout to be in your service is the trick.” – Joseph Campbell ** more JC quotes

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” – Alex Carey ** more quotes about politics/democracy

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half may simply be untrue. Science has taken a turn toward darkness.” – Richard Horton, Editor in Chief, the Lancet ** more quotes about science

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The great end of life is not knowledge but action.” – Thomas Henry Huxley ** more quotes about action

“Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon ** more quotes about courage

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

Before healing can take place, the poison must be exposed.” Source forgotten (Sorry!)

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it’s the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Each day we are born again to start our life anew.  What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you. No one knows how it will all end.” – Háfiz

“Just to live is holy. To be is a blessing.” – Rabbi Abraham Heschel

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