Quotations for Now

 

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“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

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

“To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.” – Hermann Hesse

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

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

“A lot of people say, ‘What’s the point?’ That’s an excuse for inaction. I’d rather put a drop in the bucket than nothing at all, and every drop adds up.” ~ Jonathan Brock, on his work for Doctors Without Borders

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the one most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“There’s way too many chickenshit people out there.” – JB Handley, in this Highwire episode # 46 (he’s about an hour in)

"4 Rules for Life: Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don’t be attached to the results."Angeles Arrien, U.S. teacher, author (1940 – )

“I know what the greatest cure is: it is to give up, to relinquish, to surrender, so that our little hearts may beat in unison with the great heart of the world.” – Henry Miller

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forbears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson ** more Emerson

“People with self-respect have a kind of moral nerve. The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Dideon (quoted in Failure to Communicate – How Conversations Go Wrong & What You Can Do to Right Them, by Holly Weeks)

“There is not much truth being told in the world. There never was. This has proven to be a major disappointment to some of us.” – Anne Lamott in the prelude to Grace (Eventually) – Thoughts on Faith ** more quotes about truth

“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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