A Few Pithy Quotations

 

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“Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The authority of any government stops at its citizens’ skin.” – from the novel The Disappeared, by Kim Echlin

“The way to achieve something is not to present a fancy technical solution, but to engage with human beings.” – Ross Wanless, biologist who manages the seabird conservation program of BirdLife South Africa, quoted in Jonathan Franzen’s book of essays The End of the End of the Earth

 “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day, I walk myself into a state of well-being...I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

 “The people’s silence is a tyrant’s greatest advocate. The less captives talked, the less they knew; the less they knew, the more they feared; and the more they feared, the more easily others could manipulate them to their own ends, the more easily the captives could be controlled.” – John Kramer, Blythe

 “All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. If we do not transform our pain, we will transmit it to those around us.” – Richard Rohr

“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

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

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” – Paul Dudley White, physician (1886-1973) ** walking quotes

“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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