REZA GANJAVI'S COLLECTION OF QUOTES

Quotes by great thinkers  Compiled by Reza Ganjavi

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Don't worry about the grade; just enjoy the class. Dr. James Christian, Philosophy Professor, Author

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Moreover, a man who habitually speaks and writes correctly is one who has cured himself, not merely of conscious and deliberate lying (and the task is much more difficult and at least as important) of unconscious mendacity. -- Aldous Huxley, Words and Their Meanings

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'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes'. Marcel Proust

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They asked the great Persian sage Loghman whom he learned manners from - he replied "form the un-mannered"...

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Towards the end of his life Emerson said he now sees that most of his worries were unfounded.

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If you have love you have the most important thing in a humans life. Angela Jaggi

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To give power to another is to destroy oneself - Macchhiavelli

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Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character - Horace Greely

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It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system." Niccolo Macchhiavelli 1513

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If you take away jealousy, most people will be left with nothing. Catherine's grandmother.

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A good reason to reach out to others: to share our warmth and caring and love - S. Jeffers

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Traveling is good. Even if you don't have such a good time when you return home you enjoy: "ah, home sweet home" - Manna

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Have no fear. The world was changed by courageous people. Peyman Azad

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Treat every day as if it were your last. Shahryar Khorsandi

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"The First Amendment has to be strong enough to protect scumbags like me; if it will protect me, then it will protect all of you, because I'm the worst." -- Larry Flynt

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A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. L.Ron Hubbard

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"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." Oscar Wilde

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Proverb: Don't throw your pearls before the swine. (Precious things to you don't throw it to people who won't appreciate it or quash it or be jealous...)

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Honorable Pregerson: [wrote this as he spoke it -- may have slight wording inaccuracies].

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He said if this is what being a lawyer is, I don't want to be a lawyer.... lot of money spent because people couldn't work out some basic things that can be worked out.

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"No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power." (Jacob Bronowski)

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morghi ke anjir mikhoreh mengharesh kajeh (a chicken which eats figs has crooked beak) -- Persian

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Don't hurry. Life always gives you enough time to do what you need to do. Reza Afshar

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Shut up if you don't have anything good to say!  Dr. Shadi Ganjavi

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I don't need the world. Basically the world is trashy. Dr. James Christian

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Higher education is an invalidation of the individual, telling him that he does not count without it. - G.Gautama

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Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think - John Stuart Mill

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Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Anonymous

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This cat has no money -- she is completely poor -- she relies on me. Jackie Griffiths

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They will not say big things unless there is little things. Persian.

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Being tired is not a good excuse for being tired. Phil Maynes.

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"People are so geeky about their computer because we forced them to be (thanks to Bill)............

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gang, it's all about the ride not about assembling that stuff". Scott McNealy

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Civilizatinmeans, above all, an unwilingness to inflict unnecessary pain. Harold Laski

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"The only thing of importance will be the traces of love we have left behind, when all of a sudden we need to depart." Albert Schweitzer, Humanitarian (1875-1965)

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The idea that there is one people in possession of the truth, one answer to the world's ills, or one solution to humanity's needs has done immense harm throughout history. Kofi Annan.

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A lot can be accomplished with 3 magic words: I "respect" you, I "appreciate" you, I "agree" with you. - Marty Nemko (mnemko@well.com)

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don't you understand that for the first time we're seeing what we should be seeing. You don't have a black role - you have an equal role." Dr. M.L.King told the woman black actor in Star Trek. Next day she went back to work (she wanted to quit after the first season to go work in musical theatre).

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"If, then, we are to be true to our own faith, we must attend to others when they speak, as deeply and as alertly as we hope they will attend to us." -- Huston Smith 1919-2016

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The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth. ~ Rumi

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“Kelogg cereal is so bad because it has so much sugar.” (wife of a Kelogg employee).

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It's always a good time to cook. Justyna Soszka

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As Wagner used to say:!" Genius is the result of three main factors: patience, patience, patience!"

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Land of the free and home of the brave.

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"My father was one of the wisest men I have ever known.  And he taught me repeatedly, from the youngest age until well in my adulthood, never to strip another person of their dignity.  But this is really what Trump does...  constantly…" Ranger Pete

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"There are 3 things that are merciless when they get out of hand water,fire and the mob"...John Gower 14th century English poet and moralist.

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running away from the boss? ya, waiting for the bus :)

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

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life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans John Lennon...  Good luck!

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My father and I are one. (a fact).

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a's hire a's and b's hire c's

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"they can only hurt you as much as you're in conflict with yourself." Sarah Satz

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"Let us bid once and for all farewell to wars, to threats, to human misery. Let us bid farewell to enmity, and may there be no more victims on either side." -- Peres, in accepting the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize

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You should never be so occpied not to have time to live. (german saying)

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"Out of clutter, find simplicity - From discord find harmony - In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

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"Those who kill and eat animals for food will be more prone than Vegetarians to torture and kill their fellow man." "For as long as men massacre Animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap Joy and Love." Pythagoras of Samos, Greek philosopher

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"The only way out is through" Robert Frost

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It only takes a second to be nice - Estrada (actor)

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It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human and disorder is our worst enemy. Hesoid, 8th Century BC

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Next time bring me in your guitar - CNW

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The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know that place for the first time. -- TS Eliot

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"A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity." Rainer Maria Rilke

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"Risk taking is at the heart of learning". Jack Miller

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"Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow". -Proverbs 25:18

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Take the middle path. Gautama Buddha

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Listen to people's words, (examine it), and take the good ones. - The Koran

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Simplicity is geniosity. Farhang Nejadpour

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John Locke wrote: "New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."

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"I guess the world is dominated by barbarians pretending to be civilized." Sitanshu Kumar

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there are only happy champions in the saanenland. patrick lang (gstaad my love)

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you are responsible for each drop of water not the wave. (a guitar teacher)

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"How come the Mac group produced Mac and the people at IBM produced the PCjr? We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren't going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build."  -- Steve Jobs, Feb.1985

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No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

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"that's the best, if people talked together we'd have no war - if they just talked together"  HANHART LAURA

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Indeed, anything you ask in my name, I will do!" John 14:12-14

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Whoever has more roof, has more snow. (Persian)

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Each person, his own work, his own load, and fire to his own barn. (Persian children game)

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There's a thin line between richn and poor, wise and foolish, lucky and unlucky. Bamdad Shakiba

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You only have to think as long as the time is not right - Eva Maria Joelli

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`Never stand in the way of a falling piano' - said a trader from a U.S. bank in London of the euro's demise.

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I am so hungry I can eat a goldfish (Terri's grandma).

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He's as old as god's dog (Terri's grandpa).

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Whereever there's an artist theres always a creation !!!!! Anu D.

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Answer of the fools is silence...  Javabe ablahan khamooshist.

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own <3

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Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich niche

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I can't give you right directions b/c you might go the wrong way. (Heathrow staff)

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Overeating makes one dumb (F. Maseeh)

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"don't try to fight the market makers. it is an uneven playing field. One smart geezer told me it was like the wild west only the mm's have the guns and there ain't no sherrif." x

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thinking is curiosity - Lilia Karimi (12 )

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."  Howard Thurman (African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leade


It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. - Aristotle

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wow 400 mails, and there is so much more to say... -- Angela Jaggi

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You only teach who you are. Dr. Kathleen Kesson

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

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What you are is so loud that I can't hear what you say.  Thorou?

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I have 2 rules for my friends when they come to visit at "my" home: 1) completely ignore me (because I may be working) and 2) make yourself completely at home - which means help yourself to everything...  Rob Warren

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When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's  relativity.  - Albert Einstein

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Don't become needy of anyone - Manna

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"People don't have perspective -- they're all looking at what happened in the past." Doug Foreman

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Never make a enemy -- even an ant might bite. Dad.

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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." (Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)

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I am not young enough to know everything. - Oscar Wilde

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To be in love is not love. "iceberg"

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"After 20 years of legal studies I can say definitively that with a correct interpretation of Islam human rights can be respected. The problem is the interpretation," "Children are the future, the hope. When they learn to question things, things can change," she said in her small office surrounded by law books and bouquets sent by well-wishers. Shirin Ebadi

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Promise of a good man is an obligation - Italian saying

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The amount of love that gets exchanged between the kids and the grandparents and their aunt is just unbelievable!:)

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Network computing is one word, if you can't have one without the other! Scott McNealy.

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Some people take your energy, some people give you energy, and with some people there's a synergy: creating energy together - G. Gautama

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The miracle of this land (India) is that the poor still smile.

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"If you deliberately plan to be less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you will be deeply unhappy for the rest of your life."  Abraham Maslow

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince

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Gloria used to tell her kids: if you are bored you are boring - do something about it. take care of your problem.

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A person with alertness will never be jobless and hence be without resources or without viability. G. Gautama

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"No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long." Lyndon Johnson

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The worst weakness is to be hardheaded and not listen. My dad

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Out here everyone is nice to you but they don't mean it. Jonathan Byrnside -- about the West Coast

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Success is only possible in a good team . Angela Jaggi

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Peace Pilgrim says what one needs in life is an avenue of work to earn a livelihood, an avenue of exercise to the body fit and an avenue of service.Third, if you haven't yet found your avocation, explore in an inexpensive manner, not paying a fortune.

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"Investors have time on their side..... so be patient with your selling......and, be patient with your buying as well." Blockstogo

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"I have a 90 year old grandmother who can do everything better than every woman I know." Eva Joelli

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The world is 2 days - a Persian saying.

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Planning is everything; the plan is nothing. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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" It is my view that the Vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of Humankind." Albert Einstein (from his letter to THE VEGETARIAN WATCH-TOWER)

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"The type of (real) patients do not matter, what matters is the needs of WS - the 55million shorted ARNA shares are the suffering people that we need to assist." Sarcasm by prophet_of_profits

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This one is a real shame, it perfectly portrays the corruption and criminal nature of Wall Street: "But what's important when you're in that hedge fund mode is to not do a thing remotely truthful, because the truth is so against your view that it's important to create a new truth to develop a fiction." Jim Cramer

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"Karl Rove was an architect of a political strategy that has left the country more divided, the special interests more powerful, and the American people more shut out from their government than any time in memory," Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said.

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"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate, In fact violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive

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out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute." Charles Darwin, naturalist - from Descent of Man

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"you can tell a guy to go to hell tomorrow, you don't give up the right, just keep your mouth shut today and see if you feel the same way tomorrow." A tip given to Warren Buffet.

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"Thou shalt not kill, for life is given to all by God, and that which God has given, let not man take away. For I tell you truly, from one Mother proceeds all that lives upon the earth. Therefore, he who kills, kills his brother. And from him will the Earthly Mother turn away, and will pluck from him her quickening breasts. And he will be shunned by her angels, and Satan will have his dwelling in his body. And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his own tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats of the body of death. For in his blood every drop of their blood turns to poison; in his breath their breath to stink; in his flesh their flesh to boils; in his bones their bones to chalk; in his bowels their bowels to decay; in his eyes their eyes to scales; in his ears their ears to waxy issue. And their death will become his death." (from Book One The Essene Gospel of Peace (Found In Vatican Library 1930))

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"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"-  Mark Twain

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"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." -   Oscar Wilde

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We don't think about not winning, so you know, it's hard for me to get my head wrapped around giving up on something. Pat Russo

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I will never *retire* because there is too much work to be done to help others have what I have and to save what we take for granted for others in the future. - Larry Deack

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"All you need in life is a credit card and a luggage - not even a luggage really". Eva Maria Joelli

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When the father's poor, the son is skillful. When father is skillful, the son is rich. When father is rich, the son is stupid. When the father is stupid, the son is poor. (back to the top) - Angelo Gilardino

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"All happy families are happy alike, all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way". So begins Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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"I have, from an early age, renounced eating meat. The time will come when we will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of humans." Leonardo da Vinci

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Would bring the ditching student to school on Friday [like western Sunday]

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"The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads global economy" Obama

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"You're here on this planet to follow your dream". Victoria Boutenko

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There was another poem from an old Persian poet (may be Sa'di) that read:

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Teachers' lessons, if whispered with affection

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Compare each person's today with his yesterday.

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Don't compare person with person.

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Kids, fruits that get ripe in different times.

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Dr. Yamini-Sharif

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"He who works with his hands is a workman.

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He who works with his hands and his head, is a craftsman.

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He who works with his hands and his head and his heart, is an artist." Francis of Assisi

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"Yeki bood yeki nabood" (one was one wasn't) (used as "once upon a time" to start stories).

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You have to have a healthy ego before you can transcend your ego - Kathleen Kesson

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"They have taken us much farther down the road toward an intrusive, 'big brother'-style government -- toward the dangers prophesied by George Orwell in his book '1984' -- than anyone ever thought would be possible in the United States of America... In my opinion, it makes no more sense to launch an assault on our civil liberties as the best way to get at terrorists than it did to launch an invasion of Iraq as the best way to get at Osama bin Laden" Al Gore (10Nov2003)

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"Noteworthy are not only the serious acts of great and noble men: I believe that what they do in hours of recreation and play is also worthy of attention." - Xenophon, "The Feast of Kallias"

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Life is a high-risk occupation - David Purpel

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"I know that you hate the whole state of Texas. I do to," she wrote to Jacqueline Kennedy from Austin in January 1964. "I wish I lived in Washington, D.C. where maybe I could maybe see you standing on your porch. I am determined to move there as soon as I can. I would feel safer there."  (Jane Dryden, a dogged and dramatic 11-year-old who churned out a letter a week for six months straight.)

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Successful people are the ones who stick with it. Shadi Ganjavi

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 "Success is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the ride." Anonymous

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All religions start as critiques of society - David Purpel

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"I have to believe in god because I need it for living" - Angela Mancina

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If you eat melon you have to put up with the shiver. - Persian saying

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"Pursue the small utopias... nature, music, friendship, love" Kupferberg

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"It's a luxury to not have a car" - Marianne Hubscher

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Francis Bacon's dictum:  "Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man; writing an exact man"

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We don't want gold, we want health. -- Mom

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if you have love you have the most important thing in a humans. Angela Jaggi

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It is as natural for the eye to see as it is for the mind to aquire knowledge, and any effort in either case not only is useless but defeats the end in view. Dr. William Bates

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Pavarotti was the best-selling classical artist, with more than 100 million records sold since the 1960s, and he had the first classical album to reach No. 1 on the pop charts.

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I wish the whole world could be Brockwood. Michael R. Rogers

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Struggling is putting pressure in the wrong spot. Angel Romero

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Part of being a romantic fool is the risk you're taking and enjoying the risk Rik G.

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Be casual, have good time, don't act out of greed, listen to your heart, pay attention, don't let your mind confuse your heart. Reza Jozi

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"Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. Not respecting anyone, he ceases to love, and having no love, he gives himself up to the passions and coarse pleasures, in order to occupy and amuse himself, and in his vices reaches complete bestiality, and it all comes from lying continually to others and to himself." From The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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In response to "Bert Wilkison", winkles59 wrote: "Meanwhile, out here in the real world those of us not glued to video monitors all day hold real jobs, travel to real places, accomplish real things. Oh, and rimchimp: no, Trade's yacht isn't real but your obsession with a complete stranger with an imaginary yacht IS real. Who is more pathetic?

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"Grammer is not something that's against you." Sibylle Felix

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How do you listen to others?  As if they were your Master speaking his cherised last words.

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--Hafiz

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my schedule is free for the rest of my life until I fill it. Babak cyrus

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I could live anywhere with a partner. Cindy s.

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"dominion and liberty are two incompatible words..." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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From the power that binds all creatures none is free except the man who wins self-mastery! Goethe

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It''s rainning, it's peaceful day, what else can I want? - Alkis Yannakopoulos

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"All the sisters of mercy they are not departed or gone, they were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on..." Leonard Cohen

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>A great teacher passed three things on to me, which I now offer to Reza:

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>1.  Always take your work seriously.

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>2.  Always take others seriously.

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>3.  Never take yourself too seriously.

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I told her an old county (at least here in Texas) expression that I grew up hearing:

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"You can't win a puking contest with a buzzard."  She kept trying, though.

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Silence is sign of consent (Persian saying).

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However, prosecutor Manuela Comodi said violent crimes can lack a motive. "We live at a time where violence is purposeless," she told the jury at the American, Amanda Knox trial in Italy.

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Persistence pays.

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Love is god, god is love. Jesus Christ

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A relationship with trust makes all the difference. Dr. James Christian

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My teaching is easy to understand, yet no one understands it; my practice is easy to practice, yet no one practices it -- Lao Tzu in Tao Te Ching

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I don't know what makes me happy - I exclude what makes me unhappy. Farhang Nejadpour

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We are what we think, having become what we thought. The Dhammapada.

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The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. Confucius.

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Live life to its tears. Albert Camus

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A friend may well be reckoned a masterpiece of nature. Emerson.

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From joy springs all creation, By joy it is sustained, Towards joy it proceeds, And unto joy it returns. - The Upanishads.

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Freedom is found in no form of government; it is in the heart of the free man. He takes it with him everywhere. The vile man takes his servitude everywhere. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Whoever is planted in the Tao, will not be rooted up. Whoever embraces the Tao, will not slip away. Her name will be held in honor, from generation to generation. Let the Tao be present in your life and you will become genuine. Let it be present in your family and your family will flourish. Let it be present in your country and your country will be an example to all countries in the world. Let it be present in the universe and the universe will sing. How do I know this is true? By looking inside myself. (Written by Lao-tzu From a translation by S. Mitchell)

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Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" "I am in great distress," Saul said. "The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has turned away from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do." -------- Samuel 28:15  He said, "Listen to my words: "When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. Numbers 12:6

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"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." Barbara Pletcher

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Kas nakharad poshte man joz nakhoone angoshte man (no-one will scratch my back except the nail of my finger)

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War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. Martin Luther King - Why we can't wait

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"we have a responsibility to protect those who are not present" Steven Covey (not verified)

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Never attack in anger. Zorro

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The greatest sin is fear. The greatest courage is patience. Ali-ebne-abitaleb

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"Never argue with a fool, because bystanders can't tell you apart." Chet's old colleague

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"The minority is always right." Friedrich Nietzsche

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Let's see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

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"Talents are best nurtured in solitude; character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious ... Whosoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed." Albert Einstei

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Plan your work and work your plan. Andre Aghassi

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"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach become critics."

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"I wanna find myself a girl ... Who can show me what laughter means" - Jackson Brown

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Mans Mind; stretched to a new idea never goes back to it's original dimension. Unknown

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The Tibetan monk said that all you really need is a robe, a bowl, and maybe, a pair of chopsticks

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What's the difference between LA and yogurt? Yogurt has an active culture.

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All technology should be treated as guilty unless proven innocent. Jerry Mander

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Have sex only if you love the person - Beatrice Wood

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 "It accumulates drop by drop - suddenly becomes a sea." Persian

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"Noone will scratch my back except the nail of my finger." Persian

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 "I'm consistently humbled by the generosity of the American public. Every year I ask, and without blinking, you open your hearts and wallets," Lewis said (The Jerry (news - web sites) Lewis (news) Labor Day Telethon received a record $60.5 million in nationwide pledges during its annual fund-raising drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.)

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Las palabras se las lleva el viento, lo escrito queda. (words are taken away by the wind, what is written remains).

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By keeping its positions ambiguous -- and its options open until the last possible moment -- Russia has achieved so much with so little. Doug Birch (AP)

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"Wash the pages if you're our lesson-mate, since the lesson of love is not in a book" (beshooy oragh agar hamdarse maii - ke darse eshgh dar daftar nabashad). Hafez.

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If you can solve it why get angry, if you can't solve it, why get angry - Dalai lama (translated from Farsi quote)

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It's very important to spend time with onself -- you can learn a lot -- and relax. C.A.

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Usually if you cant explain things you gotto look (for the reason) either in sex or money - Robert Vandenberg

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The split-second which lays between  the bud and the Rose can know only those, who became Rose. Reshad Field

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Love - and you don't need any laws. Love - and all what you do will be right. Love - and you know. (Katharina Vogel and Augustinus).

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"A merry heart does good as a medicine" Melinda quoting Proverbs

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"Within 10 minutes I saw 10 people I hadn't seen for 20 years". John Van Soest (about high-school reunion)

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"Do good and throw in Dajled (river) and god will give it back to you in the desert"... Persian

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"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." William Morris.

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"a measure of a man is by his generosity" Sholeh Alagheband Veiseh

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"Programmers continue to find a more intricate way of solving a problem that didn't exist before." Andreas Ludwig

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Your confessions are everybody's confessions. Luis Perez.

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Nietzsche described his position in life as: against meaninglessness and against moral value judjments.

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"I really didn't know what the hell I wanted to do with my life...I said no, I couldn't. I looked sloppy and disheveled. But she insisted and so I did. I

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took a test and did OK." - John Backus (inventor of FORTRAN in 1954) on interviewing for IBM.

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You can not eat an apple all at once, you'll choke if you do.

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It's so beautiful to study and not work. Shadi

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 Since when do you need money to buy airline tickets? [Tom G]

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"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War

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will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys

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the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."  -- John F.

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Kennedy

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The prosperity of a community of human beings working together is the greater the less the single person claims for himself the proceeds of his labor - that is, the more of these proceeds he makes over to his fellow workers and the more of his own requirements are met not out of his own work, but out of the work done by others. Rudolf Steiner

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With enought inside information and a million dollars,you can go broke in a year. Warren Buffet.

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Failure inspires winners. And failure defeats losers. Robert Kiyosaki

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I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. John D. Rockefeller

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Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. Bumper-sticker.

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Worry is like a rocking chair. It keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.

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Time flies and you too! Katharina Vogel.

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People are unfaithful for a reason. People don't just fall into bed with someone else for no reason.  If she loves you, then you have

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nothing to worry about. Emotional infidelity is much more serious than physical infidelity ... that is one thing I am sure about. -- A Friend

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My prayers for guidance for you and wisdom to recognize the path that is right for you. Sister Kilian.

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Money comes and goes. As long as you have your health you can always make money. Reza Jozi

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Looking forwards to one of the best years yet. (Nothing wrong with thinking big, is there?) Dr. Graham King - January 2, 2001

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'if you don't appreciate what you have now, it won't do any good to have more.'  wayne dyer.

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Communication is central to Knowledge Management. Data is not information until it is processed. Information is not intelligence until it is efficiently communicated...  David Vine (KMWorld)

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[ Philosophy means Friend of Wisdom (Philos = friend (male), Sophia = wisdom (female)) - Sophos = wiseman]

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My grandmother used to say, when you find something good, share it with others because there's no telling how far it can go. - The Education of Little Tree (need to verify)

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Work as if you don't need the money. Love as if you've never been hurt. And dance as if noone's watching." - Larry and Chic Todaro

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The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions. Anthony Jay.

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You tend to get what you expect from others. James P. Lewis

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

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Feeling responsibility is a human's most noble characteristic. - mom

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He who goes slow goes far. Italian saying

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The boss is not here so I don't have any problems. HRP

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The secret is being able to facilitate change - A project management professional

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The mountain may look big but if you take 1 step at a time it'll look small. Whatever you don't get done today - that's what tomorrow's for. Bono's friend.

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"All religions value life, justice, compassion. Terrorists do not." British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw [2001]

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I am not even afraid of my dad. Dad

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History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme. Mark Twain

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History repeats itself because nobody paid attention the first time. Woody Allen

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A dollar at work is better than a man at work. Dave's grandpa (Fort Worth)

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"As long as you get a good night sleep you can put with any kind of day." Ferouza talking about the weather.

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"ta goosale gav shavad - dele sahebash aab shavad" - By the time a calf grows to be a cow, the owner's heart, melts (it's a lot of work to se a kid grow)...

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You can eat properly, you can drink properly but if you don't take time for yourself you're overloading your body. Brigitte Sommer. [You can bring in a lot of alkaline in form of food and drink which is good for the body but if you don't take time for yourself, to relax, etc., you're bringing a lot of acidity to your system which is destructive].

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To give your best to the child so that he can give his best to other people. Yvonne Ross.

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Don't trouble with trouble until trouble troubles you. An English Saying

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The hardest thing to do, is to do nothing, to sit patiently and wait. Jesse Livermore

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"Share by default, restrict by exception" - A corporate document security policy

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A champion is someone who gets up when he can't. Jack Dempsey

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

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Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old"

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Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgement upon anything new. Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642), The Assayer

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Life is an unending question. Gisele Balleys

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The secret of life is good sleep :-) Gisele Balleys

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The way you approach life is a great indicator of your understanding. Gisele Balleys

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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu

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He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. Abraham Lincoln

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Thank God, we have a system of labor where there can be a strike. Abraham Lincoln

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Literature is mostly about having sex, and not much about having babies; life is the other way around. David Lodge

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Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expedience asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right... Martin Luther

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This nation should never go to war because it wants to, but only because it has to. John F.Kerry

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In a series of experiments, Drs. Ernst Fehr and Bettina Rockenbach discovered that people will punish others if they believe they have been threatened, but will reward a person who they believe has trusted them. SOURCE: Nature 2003;422:137-140,125-126.

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It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it -- which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years. Peter Lynch

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This was in a news item about the main analyst behind Bin Laden capture: "That ability to spot the importance of seemingly insignificant details, to weave disparate strands of information into a meaningful story, gave him a particular knack for hunting terrorists."

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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.... Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. Buddha

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Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height. Buddha

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"Women can-not receive even the most palpably judicious suggestion without arguing it; that is, married women". Mark Twain

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We'll all be alright. John Mather   [after the mass lay off - he later passed away]

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The most important thing is to do the best you can under the circumstances. Tish Whitney

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"We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."  Plato

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Sticks and stones, may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Chris Sawyer

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In a word....litigation sucks. Jeff Linnetz, Attorney.

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"Never dies one whose heart lived with love; Registered in the universe I remain"

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Hafez, the 13th century (A.D) Persian poet

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Quotes by Dr. Paco:

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Sometimes life beats you like a drum

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Rota: there are more people here than dishes

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Cooking spinach is like throwing van gouge in a washing machine

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Chinese proverb has it, when the wrong person does the right thing, it's the wrong thing.

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"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole

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book." - Nietzsche.

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I have an idea that the phrase ëweaker sex' was coined by some women to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm. Ogdan Nash

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"Life exists so you can write - right?" - Randi Caryn Shapiro

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"Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so the other half may reach you." Khalil Gibran 1927

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"I learned it very easily but then I stopped because I hated the teacher" Claudia Wellen

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"I am part-time Iraninan - Full time human" Peyvand

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"Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me." Sigmund Freud

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I vaguely remember saying something about being a "7 year old inside". You're one of the few people who actually listen and appreciated it. Whoopie! I almost gave up on my youthful message to the world  :^) - P.S.  I like your perky, positive, energectic attitude !!!! Bruce Weimer

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"The essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer." (Jacob Bronowski - The Ascent of Man)

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You don't need his signature, you need his "comments and possible approval". I've known our general manager for 20 years. JP

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"...it takes a busy person to get things done.  Remember that!"  Arline Bronzaft

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The best law is that which is applied equally without discrimination. Dad

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Let us not pretend to deny in our philosophy what we know in our hearts to be true. --Edward 0. Wilson

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Take those cinammon rolls back and give us a better price. (Michael Dell to vendor).

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Hardworking people go to Mecca 10 times a day. (message therapist in Tehran).

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> Time is not a friend you can trust. Sometimes running, sometimes sneaking...

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> Master clock is not bribable, but dominates our lives.

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> For Heaven's sake there are no clocks on the moon

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Petra Ammann

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The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.

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If i had to do it again I'd never get married and I'd never buy property. Al.

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"We try to never forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear." George W. Merck

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"So let it be written. So let it be done."

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Warren Buffett in a way that only he can do summarized my disdain for short term trading when he said that "Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac's talents didn't extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, 'I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.' If he had not been traumatized by this loss, Sir Isaac might well have gone on to discover the Fourth Law of Motion: For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases."

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"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd." - Bertrand Russell

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Leopold stokowski: A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their picture on silence.

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"I am not sure of everything I say. However, there is one thing I would fight for; in both word and deed, right to the end if I could: The belief that it is possible to find out what we don't know, and that we will be better human beings, braver and more fulfilled, if we try our might to do so" --SOCRATES

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"The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Martin Luther King Jr.

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I can't believe that we're living under these clouds! Angela Jaggi

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"The test of success is not what you do when your on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." - General George S. Patton,

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AMTRAK: 1 hour connection time may not be enough

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Even stones had beatle haircut for fuck sake. Pete townshend

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A waltz is at the end of the universe. Pete townshend

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Put in beef or index Nothing can benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein

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The problem with going to law school is that you become a lawyer afterwards.

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Ackman's investment strategy is to bet on just a few ideas and then to apply pressure to turn those concepts into reality. "We're elephant hunters looking for big returns, rather than just bird watchers, content with making small arbitrage profits. With just 10 stocks, we can get 85% of the benefit of diversification, so why not just restrict our involvement to my very best ideas?" he asks. Barrons re: William Ackman

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"Joy is man's passage from a less to a greater perfection."  --Spinoza

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Money and art, are far apart - Langston Hughes

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"It's one of the most important countries in the world right now. It's a regional powerhouse," Woodruff said. "It's a country we need to understand. It's big, it's powerful, it's wealthy, and it's right next to Iraq."

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

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All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and third it is accepted as being self-evident. - unknown

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People ask you for criticism but they only want praise. - Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

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Dive in and learn as you go. - unknown

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Flexible people don't get bent out of shape. - unknown

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Never say never and never say always. - D. Hawks

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"You only have what you give. By spending yourself you become rich." Isabel Allende

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 "Las Vegas: the greatest nonsense I've ever seen" Dr. Norbert Satz

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"The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a strtanger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, is at the center of true religion."   Albert Einstein

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Have patience. Everything is difficult before it is easy. - Saadi

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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius

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Time opens every door to him who waits. Chinese proverb

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Profoundly stable and calm like a gigantic mountain you can not be disturbed by cravings or external conditions. Zen master Ying-an

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The way is not difficult, only there must be no wanting or not wanting  Chao chou

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Mao Tse-Tung  : "The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue"

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if you seek vengeance dig two graves. Proverb

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once you have prevailed be as if you have not. Art of war

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the man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action. samuri maxim

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Everybody is so hooked on money that they don't get on with life -- they work as hard as possible get money as much as possible - to be secure to do what you want - life becomes a money battle -- and they have no time to understand , to get in touch with life's meaningfulness. Elsie R. (87)

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You'll never see the light, you'll only see what it reveals

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Petra Ammann

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When you really walk in the light, you don't need to keep it for yourself, because you will always have plenty of it.

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"DON'T TAKE ON RESPONSIBILITIES THAT NO ONE HAS GIVEN TO YOU" William Schweitzer. (... don't do things that you're not asked to do because then noone will thank you for them). [I wasn't sure if I agreed with this but it seems to be true).

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When I have a problem with somebody it's not their problem but it's mine. Princess Camilla

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All writing comes by the grace of God. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Experience

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"harche pish ayad khosh ayad" (whatever comes is welcome) Persian

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"...as Holy Quran says; God never changes the destiny of a society if the individuals do not change themselves.", Hamid Ashoori

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"I have never regretted it, not for a second. It gives me a sense of victory over animal instinct. If you want to be a writer, which is a vatigial profession at best, there are already so many little gremlins poking out from behind the sofa to thwart you. So why would you put one there yourself? I think having children would have eaten up all my time and I wouldn't have been a good father. I would have had someone to blame my failures on." Richard Ford "He stole the election - well, the Democrats fundamentally let him steal the election, thanks to the ludicrous intervention of Nader. I saw Nader at the airport and I yelled at him." regarding his habit of yelling at people like Kissinger and Shultz in the airports: "it's totally useless, they're so insulated from things like that... it's just my inner child coming out." Richard Ford

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Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. Bertrand Russell, Mariage and Morals.

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Werther: "It's enough if you can't make people happy. You also don't have to take their pleasures away. " Goethe (Die Leiden des jungen)

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He is almost always a slave who cannot live on little. Horace, Satires

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20% do something. 80% think or talk about it.

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You may have many friends that you can talk to but you surely have very few that you can be silent with. Claudia Barreto

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A common man marvels at uncommon things; a wise man marvels at the commonplace. Confucius

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Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman "Maxims for Revolutionists"

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If we were that bad we wouldn't have the money to pay you. HW to a expenensive consulting org.

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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama ".

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Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desparate to get out. Montaige, Essays

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Of all those arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. John Sheffield, Essay on Poetry

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Money is like an arm or leg: use it or lose it. Henry Ford, The New York Times, Nov 8, 1931

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The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper. Pable Casals, Conversations.

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"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." (Albert Einstein)

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Where there's music, there can be no evil. Cervantes, Don Quixote.

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When the new comes to the market, the old becomes heart-bothering (unattractive) -- Persian.

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Unmask their dirty games because you're not going to use the same weapons, and have a way to backslash without playing their game, and the truth has such strength. Ester Delafruente.

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"I didn't tell half of what I saw, because no one would have believed me." Marco Polo (1254-1324) on his death bed.

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I have 2 advice to my children: 1) be human (being responsible, not bothering others, being kind...)  2) be educated   Mohammad Saadati

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Niyattol Moomen Khairan men amale (arabic - means: "the intention of a religous person is better than his/her action" which is the same saying is: "it's the thought that counts").

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Looks to have things move forward, delivers, easy to deal with, no hidden adgenda, streight shooter (no hidden gun), readable (you know how he feels and why), trustworthy, reliable. JPB's description of a non-problem-person.

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PS courage is almost always rewarding in one way or another, even if the attempted feat was not the success originally aimed at...... Graham King

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One never knows how long a stone can roll. Gisele Balleys

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Crisis in Chinese means 1) danger (to the false) and 2) opportunity (for something new to come into being) - Rajesh Dalal.

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"Are you a God?" they asked the Buddha. "No," he replied. "Are you an angel, then?" "No." "A saint?" "No." "Then what are you?" Replied the Buddha, "I am awake."

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Kiss it better. (An English expression after a body part is hurt).

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A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks. Hazrath Ali (AS)

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"He's a nice guy just impossible to work with" William M.

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"Everytime we put him in a position of responsibility, he starts writing code" William M.

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Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breath more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours [Swedish Proverb]

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"I am not interested in cars - they're too loud, too stinky - they're not useful" Claudia Wellen

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Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. --Shakespeare

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A year that's good s evident by its spring -- Persian

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I do little but write, love Lori, care tenderly for our cat-people, and alternately despair at, and give thanks to, the strange world we live in. Affectionately, Jim (Christian)

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A good wife is treasure. Highest riches is good child.

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A good book is that which a friend returns. Kamal K.

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Tea is good. Warm things in a mug is always great. Julie Archer

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Feel the power of angels and get carried by them. B.Sommer SMS

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Life is the longest thing you do. Aarthi B.

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The doctor says  it's broken. Another says it's not. So I've chosen the second one. JeanPhillip F.

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If you pay penuts you get monkeys. English Saying

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Never say no to nuts. Sarah Satz

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I died with my essay. Camilla NW

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Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck (Author)

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A good looking man will never be faithful. (German saying)

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She's waiting for someone to come, take a photo of her, and make her famous! (X regarding her daughter)

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If you want a job done, ask a busy man. - Anonymous

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Describing Paris: "angry rude people, agitated, shoving and hitting, cars and bipeds competing in breaking traffic laws, dirty air (this from a smoker!), and joy is

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achieved through vanity, voyerism, and consumption. I miss my swans." Joubin H.

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The only time of the year to travel to Europe is from May through summer. Dad

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Before you sleep, think, in this day, did I learn something? Did I do something good? Did I not bother anyone? If so, that day counts. (aunt about mom's dad)

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``What has happened to us, '' he said, ``is that our execution and processes have broken down under the white-hot heat of driving for quarterly revenue growth.'' (Schacht, CEO of Lucent Technologies)

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Sarajevo was proof that culture is as necessary for human beings as bread. They held theatre performances in candle light while there was bombing outside. Joni Bader

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I made a mistake when I was 18, I thought I have to have a tattoo. [now she can't get rid of them - at age 30]. Tanja.

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"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.", Albert Einstein

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"If he has a cute butt, that's all right," Jessica Simpson regarding her ideal man.

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I only gave promises to my mom when I was a small boy. Vladimir Putin

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A terabyte can hold the text of roughly 1 million books, 250 hours of high-definition video, or a quarter million songs.

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[Oct 2007] President Vladimir Putin, in his latest jab at Washington, suggested Thursday that the U.S. military campaign in Iraq was a "pointless" battle against the Iraqi people, aimed in part at seizing the country's oil reserves.

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Paul McCartney : "It's been a difficult time," he said. "But music is a great healer. Music is the therapy for me. In fact, going through difficulties has only concentrated my desire to make good music."

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"I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use." - Galileo Galilei

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I have this idea that if people disagree with K they didn't understand what he was saying. And even if they agree as well. Princess Camilla.

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"he looks for limits, otherwise, he doesn't feel secure" Yvonne R. about a roudy 5 year old.

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Evening is pregnant, yet to be seen what the dawn will give birth to. Persian saying. (shab abestan-ast ta che zayad sahar). (also a related saying is that you toss an apple up and it turns many times before it comes down.)

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"If man could be crossed with a cat, It would improve man but deteriorate the cat" Mark Twain

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<>"For a woman living under the cover, hope is the day that she'll be seen" From "Trip To Ghandehar" a.k.a. Kandahar"

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I dont read a lot of k - its not a matter of reading - if i start reading [a lot] it's like the other stuff. Ester Delafuente

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He who cuts a tree gets doomed by god. Imam Jafar Sadegh Alayhe-salam

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Follow me I'm right behind you. Peter Sellers (?) from Pink Panther

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How can they have an all out war with a country that doesn't exist! James Wood

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Looking for happiness outside is like waiting for the sun in a north oriented cave. Tibetan saying

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"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."  I believe the author was Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but I'm checking for you. We are overjoyed at Alex's presence in our lives.  Bringing a child into the world brings out the child in us again.  It is unbelievable to view the world once again through the eyes of a child...especially one who is seeing everything for the first time! Hope all is well with you.  Alex looks forward to meeting you someday. Love, Chris and Maureen.

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Abr-o-baad-o-mah-o-khorsid-o-falak dar karand - ta to nani be kaf aari - o - be gheflat nakhori

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Cloud, wind, moon, sun, and sky are at work so that you get a bread in your palm and not to eat it in ignorance. [Persian Poet and Mystic Saadi]

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Cloud and wind, moon and sun move in the sky, that thou mayest gain bread, and not eat it unconcerned.  For thee all are revolving and obedient. It is against the requirements of justice if thou obeyest not.

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"All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it's truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy." - Dennis Prager, late 20th-century American radio host and author

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"Most modern businesses recognise the ability to facilitate change as one of the most important capabilities for successful managers... X helps turn business managers into business facilitators." A process mapping software vendor.

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"Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours.... never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness.... Your success and happiness lie in you.... The great enduring realities are love and service.... Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." - Helen Keller, 20th-century American Nobel Prize-winning social activist, public speaker and author

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"Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty." - Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher

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"better to be thought a damn fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt... "

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"I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others." - Thomas Jefferson, 18th-century American Founding Father, early 19th century U.S. president (in letter to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1811)

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"I believe... that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another." - Thomas Jefferson, 18th-century American Founding Father, early 19th century U.S. president (in a letter to John Adams, 1816)

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"People of superior refinement and of active disposition identify happiness with honour; for this is roughly speaking, the end of political life." - Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher (from the Nichomachean Ethics)

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"The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have." - Woody Allen, 20th-century American humorist and filmmaker

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Golden Rule - Treat others as you wish to be treated. Platinum Rule - Treat others as they wish to be treated.

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Good, Fast, Cheap, pick any two.

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The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. Oscar Wilde

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Never take know for an answer. Poet-Philosopher Jonathan Williams

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Life is trying things to see if they work. Ray Bradbury

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The first step toward wisdom is mastering the obvious. David Johnson

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Curiosity is my mantra.  It is also my profession.   Curiosity offers novel lenses for looking at the world.  And the most high-powered lens I've discovered is variation. Author, Tom Peters

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Theory is when you know everything and nothing is working. Organization is when nothing is working and everyone knows why. Practice is when everything is working and no one knows why. Anonymous

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This is part of what I consider dialogue--for people to realize what is on each other's minds without coming to any conclusions or judgments.

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Physicist, David Bohm

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When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Zen proverb

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In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.

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Author, Eric Hofer

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"anybody who has so much love for anything, I don't care what it is, they will be successful". Farid Larijani

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The larger the island of knowledge, the greater the shoreline of wonder.

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Writer, Ralph Sockman

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You can't be an effective teacher unless you're a constant learner.

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Fairfax VA teacher Philip Bigler

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Reflection is the opposite of blame.

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Writer Otto Sharmer

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The more you know, the less you need.

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Australian Aboriginal saying

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The mountains, always the mountains, held the old man's gaze. There is fascination about them that it is not necessary to be a kurd or persian to be able to acquire. To mesopotamia and kurdistan in disguise.

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Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus is found in J.K. Rowling's Hogwarts

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Motto. It means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon.

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*** ANCIENT ***

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Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. Plato

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wie man in den Wald hineinruft, so schallt es heraus (the way you shout into the forest is the way it comes back.) (german saying).

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But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy: that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly. -- Plato

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Know thyself. -- Plato

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"...perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens  for one who desires to see it,  and having seen it,  to find one in himself." Plato

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The first and the best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile. -- Plato

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Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. -- Aristotle

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Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty. --

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Aristotle

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Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is

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not easy. -- Aristotle (from the Nicomachaen Ethics)

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Beauty is a gift of God. -- Aristotle

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"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

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How can you be proud of something you haven't done. Marina Peterhans [we were speaking about problems with pride, and how it is the worst turn-off, ,even for the most outwardly beautiful]

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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids. -- Aristotle

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Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead. -- Aristotle

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It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. -- Aristotle

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Neglect of an effective birth control policy is a never- failing source of poverty which, in turn, is the parent of revolution and crime. -- Aristotle

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People of superior refinement and of active disposition identify happiness with honour; for this is roughly speaking, the end of political life. -- Aristotle (from the

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Nichomachean Ethics)

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Gratitude includes the remembering of friendships and of services rendered by others, and the desire to requite them.   Marcus Tullius Cicero

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As emperor, Rome is my city and my country; but as a human being I belong to the world. -- Marcus Aurelius

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Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose you self-respect. -- Marcus Aurelius

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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. -- Socrates

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Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth" --  Archimedes

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For nothing is so conducive to greatness of mind as the ability to examine systematically and honestly everything that meets us in life. -- Marcus Aurelius

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Whatever man thou meetest, put to thyself at once this question: What are this man's convictions about good and evil? Marcus Aurelius

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For greed, all nature is too little. -- Seneca, Roman statesman and author

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I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. -- Cicero (Marcus Tullius), Roman orator, philosopher and statesman

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Character is fate. -- Heraclitus, ancient Greek historian

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The desire for friendship comes quickly; friendship does not," Aristotle

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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -- Aesop, ancient Greek moralist

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There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us. -- Sophocles, ancient Greek dramatist

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Everytime we seem to have found a proper organization somebody wants to change it. A Greek General

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Beloved Pan, and all ye other gods who haunt this place, make me beautiful within, and grant that what-ever happens outside of me will help my soul to grow. May I always be aware that true wealth lies in wisdom, and may my "gold" be so abundant that only a wise man can lift and carry it away. For me that is prayer enough. -- Socrates

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The best state should be greatly concerned with virtue - Aristotle: Politics, Book III.

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Buddha: Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.

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"Commonwealths fall and perish when good citizens cannot be distinguished from bad." Antisthenes ( b. 444? B.C., d. after 371 B.C., Greek philosopher,) quoted by Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers Book VI.

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More quotes by Antisthenes:

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The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education

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As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.

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On being praised by some wicked men, I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.

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Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

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Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.

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We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.

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When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life

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*** ART / MUSIC ***

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"you know my love goes with you as your love stays with me" Leonard Cohen

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One can come across endless harmonies, but just one happens to suit the kind and temperament of the melodies. Beethoven

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In no other art did the Bach miracle occur. To strip human nature down to its divine core; to endow with spiritual fervour that is most universally human; to giv divine wings to the flight of the ethereal; to render the human divine, and the divine human; this is Bach: the highest, purest musical pinnacle of all time." Pablo Casals

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It takes a long time to grow young. -- Pablo Picasso, 20th-century Spanish artist

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I was made to work. If you're equally industrious, you will be equally successful. J.S. Bach

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"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley -

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"Music is spiritual. The music business is not." - Van Morrison -

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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosphy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven -

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"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end." - Igor Stravinsky

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"I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy" Ludwig van Beethoven

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Emerson: "A poet is he who through the eyes of a man preserves the eyes of a child",

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"It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them." Hilaire Belloc

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The aim and final reason of all music is none else but the glory of God. J.S. Bach

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"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life." Ludwig van Beethoven - See more at: http://www.johnhorneguitar.com/student-resources/quotations/#sthash.fGp0psuU.dpuf

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"Music, the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have below." Joseph Addison

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"The music is between your ears." Jamey Aebersold

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"Eighty percent of success is showing up." Woody Allen

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"There's a lot of different forms of communication, but music is absolutely the purest one." Duane Allman

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"When words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Anderson

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"I often discover that what sounds great at home sounds hideous in public." Tuck Andress

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"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough." Mario Andretti

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"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." Maya Angelou

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"If they act too hip, you know they can't play shit!" Louis Armstrong

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"Each man has his own music bubbling up inside him." Louis Armstrong

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"Man, all music is folk music. You ain't never heard no horse sing a song, have you?" Louis Armstrong

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"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Berthold Auerbach

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"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." Emory Austin

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"I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music." J.S. Bach

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"The aim and final reason of all music is none else but the glory of God." J.S. Bach

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"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life." Ludwig van Beethoven

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"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." Leonard Bernstei

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"The only good thing to come out of religion is music." George Carlin

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"Music is well said to be the speech of angels." Thomas Carlyle

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"I never wanted to be famous, I only wanted to be great." Ray Charles

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"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb

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"Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two." Fredric Chopin

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"These days, there is more rhythm in our lives than harmony." Jeff Clayton

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"Art is science made clear." Jean Cocteau

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"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." Miles Davis

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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

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"Composers shouldn't think too much -- it interferes with their plagiarism." Howard Dietz

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"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone, in the air, you can never capture it again." Eric Dolphy

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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Albert Einstein

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"You are the music while the music lasts." T.S. Eliot

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"If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good!" Duke Ellington

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"Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing." John Erskine

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"It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play." Dizzy Gillespie

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"In the midst of creating, a person is raised to another level of consciousness." Charlie Haden

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"Notes are an intelligent way of moving from one silence to another." Jim Hall

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"I play the guitar because it lets me dream out loud." Michael Hedges

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"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix

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"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand." Frank Herbert

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"You can't be digging deep and expect not to come up with shit on your face once in awhile." Allan Holdsworth

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"Always be smarter than the people who hire you." Lena Horne

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"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." Victor Hugo

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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley

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"To me a guitar is kind of like a woman. You don't know why you like ëem but you do." Waylon Jennings

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"To teach is to learn twice." Joseph Joubert

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"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B. King

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"That's kind of my goal: to build a new row of meaningful tones." Lee Konitz

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"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior." Henry C. Link

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"The truth is more important than the facts." Frank Lloyd Wright

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"When you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same." Nelson Mandela

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"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Bob Marley

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"Perseverance is a great substitute for talent." Steve Martin

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"Only become a musician if there is absolutely no other way you can make a living." Kirke Mecham

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"The main thing in my life...is that I really need to go home and practice." Pat Metheny

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"Most guys at Berklee are going to wind up truck drivers." Pat Metheny

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"In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am." Charles Mingus

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"Anybody talented in any way -- they're called eccentric." Thelonious Monk

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"Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going." Wes Montgomery

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"Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts." Jim Morrison

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"Feel is a lot more important than accuracy." Peter Mulvey

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"Without music, life would be an error." Friedrich Nietzsche

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"In music, the passions enjoy themselves." Friedrich Nietzsche

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"I am a devout musician." Charlie Parker

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"Listen, listen, listen." Joe Pass

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"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary." Pablo Picasso

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"Music gives a soul to the universe." Plato

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"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" Harry Potter

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"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." Elvis Presley

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"There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres." Pythagoras

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"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." Sergei Rachmaninov

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"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour." John Rohn

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"Like a boxer's punch, one good note is all it takes." Angel Romero

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"If you are touched by music you are touched by love in a very pure way." Pepe Romero

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"The guitar is a meditative tool to touch God and find love within yourself." Pepe Romero

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Wes Montgomery played impossible things on the guitar because it was never pointed out to him that they were impossible." Ronnie Scott

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"The guitar is a small orchestra. Every string is a different color, a different voice." Andres Segovia

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"If music be the food of love, play on." Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

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"As long as you've got your horn in your mouth, you're developing." Zoot Sims

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"Sometimes, you don't need a $5,000 guitar -- you need $5,000 worth of lessons." Chris Smither

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"My main goal is to tell a story." Stephen Sondheim

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"A lot of people approach risk as if it's the enemy when it's really fortune's accomplice." Sting

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"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." Leopold Stokowski

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"Imitate, assimilate, and innovate." Clark Terry

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"Music is a form of prayer." Toru Takemitsu

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"My teachers are Duke Ellington and nature." Toru Takemitsu

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ëFrom the heart -- may it return to the heart! Beethoven, at end of Missa Solemnis

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"I am a gardener of infinite time." Toru Takemitsu

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"You have to practice improvisation, let no one kid you about it!" Art Tatum

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"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life." Leo Tolstoy

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"I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else." Lily Tomlin

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"The hippest thing you can do is not play at all. Just listen." Lennie Tristano

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"Any problem you can't solve with a good guitar is either unsolvable or isn't a problem." Unknown

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"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." Vincent van Gogh

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"All the Strats have personalities of their own and feel completely different." Stevie Ray Vaughan

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"The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music." Kurt Vonnegut

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"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." Willy Wonka

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"Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda

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"Words are the pen of the heart, but music is the pen of the soul." Shneur Zalman

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"My job is to awaken possibility in other people." Benjamin Zander

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"Shut up ën play yer guitar." Frank Zappa

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"Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." Frank Zappa

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"Paths cannot be taught, they can only be taken." Zen Proverb

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"If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing." Zimbabwean Proverb

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"We're not on the outside looking in, we're on the outside looking out." John Zorn

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I can not eat with my gloves :) Angela Jaggi

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I want to make of my life something that is straight and simple, like a hollow reed, so that god may fill it with music.

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Mrs. Ida Presti (Genius guitarist - 1924-1967)

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I am a worshipper of the note and the rhythm. If they accept my worship it is the benediction (meherbani) of  Allah. Something beautiful/magical happens. Otherwise singing is like playing with the wind. This is not in my control! Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan -- 2 April 1902 -- 25 April 1968

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"A line comes into being. It goes out for a walk, so to speak, aimlessly for the sake of the walk". Paul Klee

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"Color has taken hold of me. I don't have to try to capture it. It will possess me always. That is the meaning of this happy hour. I know it. Color and I are one. I am a painter. Paul Klee - 1914, age 35, upon return from Tunesia. (In 1939 he produced 1253 pieces.)

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Music is a manifestation of love... If you are touched by music you are touched by love in a very pure way. Pepe Romero

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Nothing is more beautiful than the sound of the guitar. F. Chopin

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The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself. L.V. Beethoven (after hearing Giuliani play)

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I love guitar, it plays my heart strings. Carolyn Burns

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"I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music." J.S. Bach

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"The aim and final reason of all music should be none else but the glory of God and refreshing the soul. Where this is not observed there will be no music, but only a devilish hubbub."

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"I was the enemy of the major studio. I believed in one man - one film. I believed one man should make the film. And I believed the director should be that one man. One man should do it - I didn't give a damn who. I just couldn't accept art as a committee. I could only accept art as an extension of an individual." Frank Capra - Film Director (1897- 1991):

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The artists who the world has always recognized as the greatest are those with the widest sympathy. The greatness of the great artist depends precisely on the width and the intensity of his sympathy. Aldous Huxley

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Life without music is only error, exhaustion, exile... Indeed, there is nothing that concerns me more than the fate of music. Friedrich Nietzsche

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One cannot become a guitarist if he has not bathed in the fountain of culture. Agustin Barrios Mangore

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Where someone sing stay, cause wicket people don't know any songs -- a German saying. (WO MAN SINGT, DA LASS DICH NIEDER, BOESE LEUTE KENNEN KEINE LIEDE    (Wo man singt da lass dich nieder, bˆse Leute kennen keine Lieder.) (Where one sings, there settle down. Vicious people don't know any songs. (Where one sings, there make your home. Bad people don't know any songs.)

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"Mozart is too easy for beginners and too difficult for artists" -- Artur Schnabel

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"I get the most joy out of my violin. I often think in music, I see my life in terms of music." Albert Einstein

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Music doesn't lie. If there's something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. Jimi Hendrix

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"I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music." J.S. Bach

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After silence that which would come nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

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If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing. Zimbabwe Proverb

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Only sick music makes money today. Nietzsche

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And, as my father [Duke] used to tell me growing up, "Play it beautiful, play it beautiful."  He said, "I don't care if you don't hit all of the notes.  If you don't move a person's heart, it's not music." Christopher Parkening

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The duty of the artist was to bring light to the human spirit. Robert Schumann

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somehow with a good piece of music you can do whatever you want if you do it good. (markus schmid speaking about Gould playing Goldberg fast young and much slower when he was older)

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Sebastian said, "The sole object of all music should be the glory of God and pleasant recreation." His music gave God the glory and our family much pleasure.

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The guitar's most special quality is its ability to shape the dying away of a sound into silence - John Williams

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"I love the guitar for its harmony; it is my constant companion on all my travels." - Niccolo Paganini

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Every musician should be able to dance the music he just played. Anonym

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"The harmonic effects produced unconsciously by our guitarists are one of the miracles of natural art." - Manuel de Falla

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A good composer does not imitate; he steals. Igor Stravinsky

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"the most important things are almost impossible to teach, unless they are already known" Eduardo Fernandez

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It's easy to forget - Don't forget to ground -- specially when there's danger -- have to grow roots else you fly like butterfly. Look down -- ground is under your feet and head on spine. Oscar Ghiglia (in guitar class)

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"It's important that when you finish something you use that end to start a new beginning" Oscar Ghiglia (in music academy)

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(paraphrazing:) God did not give the gift of music to everyone. The ones who have that gift must use it to make others happy. Mstislav Rostropovich

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Segovia once told Parkening that a piece should be played in concert for one year before you even think about recording it.

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The guitar is a meditative tool to touch God and find love within yourself.  Look for the perfect truth in the pieces you play. Playing a piece too fast is betraying the truth to ourselves and the universe, producing more garbage sounds a littering the universe.  Nerves never attack a person in love. Pepe Romero Jul 5, 1998

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Claude Debussy about the guitar: "The guitar is an expressive harpsichord." It was after he listened to my playing that the great master was inspired to say this sentence. Many people are not aware of that, but I want to point it out with the legitimate pride of an artist."  - Llobet

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There's always been good and bad music. Many composers hide behind modern music in order to not make music. Pepe Romero

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"The most basic communication that you can have with a listener comes through a firm beat. It's like a cable.

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If this cable is firm then you can transmit everything through that - if you break this, nothing else can come through." Eduardo Fernandez

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All you need is ears. - George Martin

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 "For twelve years I studied and worked at them every day, and I was nearly 25 before I had the courage to play one of them in public. Before I did, no violinist or cellist had ever played a Suite in its entirety". Pablo Casals re: Bach Cello Suites

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Real music has nothing to do with the stuff of competitions, nothing at all. - David Leisner

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The guitar, by its very nature, the nature of its sound, by the soft nuance of its powerful and ancient voice, by the magic of the tone, goes directly to the part of oneself where love is felt. When I hear the sound of the guitar, it goes to some part inside of me that opens the door that holds feelings of love and everything that is beautiful which lives inside of me. Pepe Romero

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The guitar is your first wings. It's assigned and designed to unfold your vision and imagination. Carlos Santana

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I was my own teacher and pupil, in a comradeship so firm and persevering that the most trying incidents of my life served only to strengthen the union... Andres Segovia

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"Without music, Life would be a mistake"-Fredericke Nietszche

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Leo Brower: I don't have any limits, or feel any limits in the guitar. I consider it a small orchestra, and almost perfect. People discover that the guitar has a very small sound. This could be a defect or a quality. I consider it a quality for intimacy. The guitar has all the colors, and the polyphony, and many, many things - except powerful sound. You can communicate completely. And there's a magic tone that you can get out of the guitar. In fact, the guitar is one of the few minor instruments, like harpsichord and recorder, which not only remains but develops and grows. The polyphony which has evolved with the guitar helps to include a modern language, along with the heritage form the Renaissance up to now. So we are millionaires in terms of repertoire, color and expressiveness! Other instruments have magic but not history. We have all!

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"Too many students who are technically quite far advanced do not properly interpret the technically less difficult pieces they play, because they regard them as beneath serious consideration.  This is a fundamental error in musical taste and judgment."        --Leopold Auer

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"can't play electronic drums - that's not right - gotto get acoustic drums - you can't do that" Phil Maynes talking about Angie

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Like a boxer's punch, one good note is all it takes. Angel Romero

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"You (artists) must learn to love the art in yourself rather than yourself in the art." - Constantin Stanislavsky

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"Artists, whether they're classical musicians or pop musicians, they have always been the reflection of society, and in many ways a healing part of whatever is wrong in society, and I think it's important for us to continue to do that, and I don't see enough of it today." George Duke

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A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be,he must be. Abraham Maslow

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"La guitarra es como una dama.. donde no cabe la escusa de m"rame y no me toques" Gaspar Sanz. 1640 (The guitar is like a lady... there's no room for the excuse of "look at me, but don't touch me") ("TOCAR" means in Spanish two things: touch or play. So "play the guitar" is "TOCAR la guitarra",  and "touch a woman" is "TOCAR la mujer")

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"A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity." Rainer Maria Rilke

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The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity. Glenn Gould

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Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability. Shinichi Suzuki

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Technique is the ability to realise musical thoughts on your instrument - Peter Inglis

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Stravinsky used to say, play what's written, don't worry.

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Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there. Madonna Ciccone

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"I belong to the scarce minority of artists who work in good faith, around whom the phenomenal world vanishes, as it happens to the mystics when they give themselves to prayer". Andres Segovia

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Shadows have their boundaries at certain determinable points. He who is ignorant of these will produce work without relief; and the relief is the summit and the soul of painting. Leonardo

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Black is only black when you have no light -- Ruedi Staub

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"It is always about discovering what, hidden, does not lie on the paper". Andres Segovia

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The first thing I would take with me to an island is music. Sandra Lazzari

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A man of position/money is respected for his position/money -- but an artist is loved.... When god loves you he selects you and says I love you, go play music, it's right. Homayoon Khorram

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You should only play pieces that you're willing to marry. Pepe Romero

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When you make music you do it for the right reason: love. Love is the desire of well being, desire to heal the wounded, the person in pain, the person who has problems - to touch the person who needs love. The love inside you manifests through sound, vibration and embraces everyone in the room. Pepe Romero

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This is the fascination of this instrument (guitar) - it makes people happy. Sandra Papachristos

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If you have patience, you will make from sour grapes, sweet halvah. Persian saying.

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the artist must be acquainted with the method of persuading others. Picasso

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 A painter should create that which he experiences. Picasso

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it's not worth while for one to trouble oneself to fight the narrow-minded, because prevailing over them is of no value. Picasso

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Music induces nightingales to sing, pug dogs to yelp." -Robert Schumann

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Music is the pleasure of the human soul experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. - Gottfried Leibniz

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I don't know, with a piano, in a sense you're stuck with the sound of the piano so you can only do things which use that sound. Anyway, I never cease to be amazed by what you can say with the guitar. John Williams

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Ha, I'm just a schmuck who loves music and would love to see this society like me more as a musician than a programmer. Larry Deack.

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Sound comes out of silence and goes back to silence. Sound comes out of nothing and goes back to nothing.

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Superior musical neurology may manifest itself as an excruciating sensitivity to sound. - Robert Jourdain

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Be a musician first and a guitarist second - Juan Mercadol

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we also build them [guitars] so that they are basically on the verge of self destruction - because  that's where the best sound is. -Chris Martin IV, CEO of C.F. Martin and Company

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"What we do with the guitar is, we want it to last forever, and, you know, I think this museum is testament to the fact that if a guitar is well cared for, it can last forever. They need to be played, that's what brings out that, you know, that sound that just improves over time. But we also build them so that they are basically on the verge of self destruction, because that's where the best sound is." -Chris Martin IV, CEO of C.F. Martin and Company

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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Beethoven.

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The guitar is one of the most calming instruments. Birgit

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Just pretend you're dancing in the living room when you're listening to the music you like - you move to what you like - pretend you're making the music yourself. - Camilla Noble-Warren.

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"I work with many jazz artists as Miles Davis, Laughlin, etc.. One of the things all these artists had in common is that they had no fear." George Duke

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To increase speed you must increase the amount of rest, peace, calmness that you can maintain. That is the secret to playing fast. Pepe Romero

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What is the function of every single note? God is in the detail.

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Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes. I thought it was there for good so I never tried -- Leonard Cohen

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Musicianship starts with listening, loving, and wanting to reproduce - Jerry  Bickford

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"Music is endless... And even though I have heard a whole lot of it, and fallen in love with all kinds of it over the years. There is still something - I guess it`s just called freedom" Jeff Buckley (1966 - 1997)

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"There is only one thing more beautiful than on guitar - Two guitars" Frederic Chopin

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I think Townshend is the father of the electric guitar. Vivienne McLaughlin

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Music and singing is not really what comes out of the instruments but the feelings you express with it.  Angela Jaggi

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Life without music is horrible! Alkis Yannakopoulos

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The pleasure of playing a fine guitar will long outlive the pain of the initial price. Ray Fair

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When we reached the top everyone was dying: Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Hanis Joplin... There were 2 alternatives: Heroin or spiritual meditation. Carlos Santana

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Life without music is very bad - very sad. Muriel Laterali

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She'll come back. Women always do. From Emmanuelle

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Frank Zappa: "The quality of some tracks on this album may not be as good as some of the others, but what the fuck!"

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Music takes you to a place where time doesn't exist and gravity doesn't exist and fear doesn't exist.... Carlos Santana

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"Practicing something fast rarely leads to perfection, but working on accuracy always leads to the ability to play faster."  - Jody Fischer - from "Beginning Jazz Guitar"

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Music is spiritual orgasm. Miles Davis

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A guitarist is as good as his/her vibrato. Francisco Herrera.

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Charles Ives: "Time will throw its vices away and weld its virtues into the fabric of our music."

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Louis Armstrong: "All music is folk music, Ain't never heard no horse sing a song!"

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The co-star of every picture is the light. Goran Gaspar

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"For you TG, music is a competition and you are obsessed with measuring everything then putting people in their proper place on your spectrum of musicians. THAT is a significantly unmusical deficiency that really gets your way, in more ways than one." Larry Deack

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He never gave up until he got whe he wanted. Sometimes he didn't know how to get it, but he knew always what he didn't want and there'd be no compromises. [an actress about the great director, David Lynn ]

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She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends -- from Hotel California by Eagles.

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"This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for."

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--Bruce Springsteen

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"I don't play the clarinet. I speak music." Giora Feidman (clarinetist with Israel Philharmonic)

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"Oceans are an acoustic environment, and the species that live there have an acute acoustic sense. If we interfere with these critical behaviors, we may be affecting not just individual animals, but entire populations." Frederick O'Regan

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Roger Daltry: ëPete is almost stone deaf,' he says sadly. ëHe deafened himself in the recording studio, and when we last performed he had to stand right next to the speakers to hear anything.'    ëPeople ask how I feel about singing the same songs I've been singing for 40-odd years but they don't understand that when I'm singing it that night, it is like I will be singing it for the first time.'    ëWe tend to think of age only in time, but I don't think it has much to do with time at all; there's a whole load of other things,' he says. ëI've met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.

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"Dear Will, perhaps your mediocrity is due to your unwillingness to seek out links between aesthetics and politics.  I urge you do so. Pablo"

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"....... i once heard an expert on the music of Azerbaijan state, in all seriousness, that the ills of the modern world are caused by equal temperment." Mark Delpriora

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If you really sing with your heart then there's nothing closer to your soul than your voice. Franziska Hegi.

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"I don't want to be a film star. I don't even want to be a pop star. I just want to live in peace.'' - Former Beatle George

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 Harrison.

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If you follow nature you will not be able to vanquish the tragic in any real degree in your art... We must free ourselves from our attachment to the external, for only then do we transcend the tragic, and are enabled consciously to contemplate the repose which is within all things." Piet Mondrian

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Guitar is the most beautiful instrument. Elizabeth L.

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"The best part really is once I'm up on the stage."  Harry Wayne Casey, of KC and The Sunshine Band,

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Music is a miracle (Ilana)

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What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this, they don't make girls like you no more. And I like to get to know you on closer terms terms than this, but I guess you've heard it all before. Entwhistle (The Who: Trick of the light)

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Our life must have an aim, but we must also ensure that the direction we take is a good one. Yehudi Menuhin

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Everyone should in some way be creative, irrespective of the quality of that which he creates. Yehudi Menuhin

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The ultimate aim in life should be to fulfill to the utmost all that within our ability and to share that which is good and beautiful. Yehudi Menuhin

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Life is not a finished product, it is only what we make of it, and if we make nothing of it, someone else will, and we will be his slave. Yehudi Menuhin

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A road to a world with no borders, no boundaries, no flags, no countries, Where the heart is the only passport you carry. - Carlos Santana

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You can never say if a colour is nice - it depends on where you place it. Frau Schmid

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A society without its dreamers can never be free. Yehudi Menuhin

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Searching and the route we take are more important than making a find. Yehudi Menuhin

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In reality, infinity is merely the distance to the heart of a stranger. Eternity is the moment of cognition. Yehudi Menuhin

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... They will bring their music to the people of the Saanenland, to their churches, schools, hospitals, clubs and old age homes and then to the concert platforms of Europe and the wider world. Yehudi Menuhin

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A way of life which excludes the realm of the unknown and the mysterious is simply not in harmony with life itself. Yehudi Menuhin

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Plato: Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

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Albert Einstein: If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

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Henry David Thoreau: When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.

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Plato: The gods who have been appointed to be our companions in the dance, have given us the pleasurable sense of harmony and rhythm; and so they stir us to life, and we follow them, joining together in dances and songs.

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John Adams: I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

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"La Guitara". Celedonio Romero's last words.

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Life is a vacation God gives to you! - Celedonio Romero

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The Andaluc"an race is very strong. Another mystery-- it has the most jealous people in the world, both men and women! - Celedonio Romero

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Music is the most spiritual language for the human being. - Celedonio Romero

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When it is possible that people don't understand my English, I take my guitar and speak with my music! - Celedonio Romero

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I never used too much discipline; the great discipline is love. What is my secret? It's a great secret: all the time love, all the time

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love. Never violence. That doesn't work; that will ruin them completely. The only, only way is love, love, love! Did I ever have to tell them to practice? No, no, no, no, no. It was easy. I just set the example. I would say, "Well, now I need to practice," and my sons would follow me. It was very easy.

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Age is not important, because the heart is the same all the time. Time is infinite. It's not important. The secret is to be careful with the body.  Don't smoke, don't drink alcohol.   (the only meat he ate was fish).

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It is a little known fact that one of the earliest known examples of a guitar is one made out of stone, found in an old Neanderthal cave in Europe. Tests indicate that it dates from about 70,000 BC. As such it was the first rock guitar.

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He wanted me to make that beautiful Segovia sound and spent a lot of  time on hand position and being relaxed. He also wanted no unnecessary hand movement. He taught about control of tone color and that technique is not about speed, but is for control of dynamics. (John Willims about his father)

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Stay away from trouble when you can. Kenny Rogers (?)

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I don't play the guitar, I play with the guitar.... No guitar can be perfectly tuned. Jacques Vincenti

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Every child has innate musical capacity. If we're not tapping in and finding ways to develop that ability, w're not doing our job" Dr. Linda P. Nelly

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The guitar is my favorite instrument. I like piano and violin too but guitar is something else. Arash Alavi

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What's a nice girl like you, doing in a place like this? They don't make girls like you no more...and I like to get to know you in closer terms than this, but I guess you've heard it all before..... (From The Who's "Trick of the light" by John Entwhistle

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"Everything comes in due time: when you can handle it." Sayrah Garrison

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"The only reason to play the guitar is that we can have different (colors) sounds. Which is the other reason? We don't have volume, we have more polyphony than flute but less than piano, the range of the sound is limited. No other reason than the color, quality of the sound." Luigi Biscaldi

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The only reason we play the guitar is that we can have different sounds. What are the other reasons to the play the guitar? Not for volume, not for polyphony (more than flute but less than piano), not for range of sound, but for the color, the quality of the sound. Luigi Biscaldi

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Good music also needs fine interpreters who strive to keep the flame of art burning. Able Carlevaro 15/1/92

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I don't have amazing lyrical ability I just know how to speak on what I been through and where I came from," he said. Slim Dunkin

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"A big talent steals, a small talent borrows". Anthony Quinn (re: arts)

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"I love, love, love women". Anthony Quinn

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Wanna start learning how to play the guitar as well. Must be the most beautiful thing you can do in life. Brigitte G.

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If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all. --Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese, near Arezzo 1475 - Rome 1564)

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Tony Blair said the Beatles were "the background to out lives."

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"I always really enjoyed our early days, before we got too famous. We used to play clubs and that kind of stuff all the time.  And it was fun. It was good because you get to play and get quite good at the instrument. But then we got famous, and it spoiled all that, because we'd just go round and round the world singing the same 10 dopey tunes." George Harrison

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"Although I have guitars all around and I pick themm up occasionally and write a tune and make a record, I don't really see myself as a musician. It may seem a funny thing to say. It's just like, I write lyrics amd I make up songs, but I'm not a great lyricist or songwriter or producer. It's when you put all these things together - that makes me." George Harrison

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"Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait"  ... "Love one another"... George Harrison

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Art is the lie that helps us see the truth. Pablo Picasso

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I don't have a computer. I have an electric typewriter and a piano. Between the typewriter, the piano, and the phone, that's all I need. Marie Pooler

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Theories of art carry the seeds of their own destruction. Steven Pinker

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Bach put his whole heart into his organ music. Linda Rickli (organist)

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If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing. African saying relayed by C. Wellen

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I always thought you could use music of JSBach to illustrate anything. Julie Archer

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"You got 13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from". Pink Floyd

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A man who can laugh at himself delivers all men from the burden of their vanity. (x about chaplin)

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"I committed this act for attention... to, in a sense, steal John Lennon's fame and put it on myself." Mark Chapman.

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Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them. -- Elvis Presley

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If you let your head get too big, it'll break your neck.' -- Elvis Presley

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"Happiness is knowin' you've done a good job, whether it's professional of for another person." - Elvis Presley

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Sharing money is what gives it its value. -- Elvis Presley

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Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away. -- Elvis Presley

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Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.' -- Elvis Presley

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"John Lennon and and Brian Epstein knocked on the door - Lennon was shaking: Is elvis home?" ëThat's when I knew Elvis presley is hot.' Elvis's brother:

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"I never picked up a guitar until I heard Elvis Presley". John Lennon

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ëAfter hearing this I started paying attention to Elvis'

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ëHe loved to give -- to give to people.'

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Zeppelin members walked out of the plane - they were speechless. Elvis said, nice plane where did you buy it from? They said we lease it from Cezar's -- Elvis said: I own mine.

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Elvis always said:  "When it ceases to be fun, quit"

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John got the news on the day he was shot that Double Fantasy had just gone gold after 2 weeks of being on the market and is headed quickly to platinum status. He had songs there like clean up time - to start something new - a message of no drugs and alcohol

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he jumped up and down like a kid at the news of his record's success after having been a house dad for some time.

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he was shot but he handed something over to those who were close to him in spirit and had the capacity to do something with it.

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he meant the 80's to be optimistic. He wanted to tell everyone it's going to be alright if we pull together. Jack DOuglas

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Joe Strummer of the Clash died in (Born John Graham Mellors) [ankara 21 aug 1952 -- Somerset 22 dec 2002]

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It was the great London Calling that sealed their reputation. Voted best record of the Seventies and Eighties (because of different release dates on each side of the pond), this extraordinary LP threw blues, rockabilly, reggae, ska, rock and soul into a glorious blend.

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They virtually gave their music away: London Calling sold for four quid, Sandinista! For a mere six.

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Bono (U2's frontman): The Clash was the greatest rock band. They wrote the rulebook for U2".

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"To meet Joe was to meet a man with a teenager's passion and an old blues singer's pain". James Brown.

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I wish we were still together today. It was a god band but the trouble was we fell to ego.

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[in concert: ] No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones... But John Lennon rules OK?

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Ringo Starr says his first love will always be playing for audiences. "Sometimes it's the most spiritual plane that you ever get to. On certain nights there is nothing better. So I am blessed as long as I can hold the sticks.

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I love people to say, 'You know, I've heard you play that song a thousand times, but the way you played it tonight, you made it personal for me,"' Carlos Santana beams.

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"You have to be able to pull the audience from their worries and problems and their rent. We exist by God's grace and the rent will be taken care of," Carlos explains with a voice filled with compassion and comfort. "Music is a healing balm. If you don't get contact with the audience, you need to find another job." Carlos  Santana

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"I was born with a certain mechanism in my body that I needed the blues," Santana explains. "You can make Hebrews, Japanese or Mexicans feel the exact same way with just one note." Carlos  Santana

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without people there is no star. it's people who make a star. and the star has a big responsibility on shoulder - to be a good guide. I hope all artists build a bridge and be a good guide for people... Apik Yusefian

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"in spain it's well respect - the guitar doesnt have to fight for a place like it has to in many other countries. it's nice that it's not an odd thing to be a guitarist." David Russell

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"I teach my children that there are a lot of people in the world with their finger on the trigger, ready to kill or commit  suicide. Music is a gift of God to disarm those people. By playing a note that makes them laugh, cry and dance, they throw the damn gun away and they see possibilities. Music reminds us that we have a choice. Music is meant to heal the world."

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Do not expect, whether you are an amateur or a professional, to find any profound intention in these compositions, but rather an ingenious jesting with art by means of which you may attain freedom in harpsichord playing. It was not self-interest or ambition which led me to publish them, but obedience. Perhaps they may please you, in which case I may more willingly obey further commands to gratify you in a simpler and more varied style. D.Scarlatti

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"You look in her eyes; the music begins to play; Hopeless romantics, here we go again" The Eagles

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"I love music, I feel it: my studies of harmony and counterpoint have acquainted me with the movement of the nature of the chords and their inversions, with the way of passing from the melody to the bass or to some of the internal parts..." Fernando Sor

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"Their [the bad guitarists] astonishment [for Sor's music] comes only from the way they conceive the guitar: with maintaining that such an instrument is mainly devoted to accompaniement, they begin to treat it as an instrument for melody...with using the faculties of their left hand for the melody..." Fernando Sor

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But you can't change the fact that it all began with Segovia and his sound. We wouldn't be here now if it weren't for him. John Williams

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So in summary, guitarists are bad technicians, bad sight-readers, bad at playing ensemble, bad listeners and don't know their instrument as well as they should. John Williams

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I don't like or approve of competitions on any instrument. I don't think music can be evaluated like a race - I know that's an obvious thing to say and that there are many ifs and buts involved, because they do help some artists and concentrate the public's attention on music. But I particularly don't like the way many guitar competitions are run, the confusing way points are awarded differently in each round of a competition, and especially the over-exploitation of the "Big Winner" and the competitive values that puts on players and the activity of guitar playing itself. Winning is a matter of taste in most cases, and there are often many other equally deserving competitors other than just the First Prize recipient. I feel it would be fairer to have a select group of finalists, each of whom receives the same award and status. John Williams

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I have served on juries in the past, but these days I refuse to take part, and I feel it is important to take that stand otherwise your reservations have no meaning. John Williams

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Guitarists are among the worst sight-readers I've come across. Julian Bream and I are both dead average sight-readers by orchestral standards, but among guitarists, we are outstanding! This is an area of the guitar that has been poorly taught up until recently. John Williams

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"...all the arts aspire to the condition of music, which is pure form. Music, states of happiness, mythology, faces scored by time, certain twilights, certain places, all want to tell us something, or told us something, we should not have missed, or are about to tell us something. This imminence of a revelation that does not take place is, perhaps, the esthetic fact." Jorge Luis Borges "The Wall and the Books"

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"How about the Dixie Chicks and the whack they took (for criticizing Bush)? They're not backing down," he added. "None of these artists are putting their career above their own sense of morality and obligation."

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The stamina required to play some of the big works is considerable. Someone calculated that it takes the equivalent energy of shovelling three tons of coal just to move the keys in Rachmaninov's Third Concerto - and this does not take into account the emotional and intellectual energy used! [unknown]

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There are three things that will survive a nuclear bomb. Roaches, Keith Richards, and the SM58!

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"Music is the birthright of the people. The great composers whose music is timeless have a message for all who will hear it. Music is not the property of a small group of inititates or a priveleged few to whom its secrets are alone vouchsafed.    It exists for our enjoyment, physically, mentally and spiritually..." - Eugene Goossens - Former director of the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music.

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"I'm an air-conditioned gypsy" Pete Townshend

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Beach is a place where a man can feel he's the only soul in the world that's real - Pete Townshend

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Any fool can hide, few can play - Pete Townshend

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What's a nice girl like you, doing in a place like this, they don't make girls like you no more, and I'd like to get to know you , on closer terms than this, but I guess you've heard it all before." Pete Townshend

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"I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal components deaf" Pete Townshend

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"Hearing loss is a terrible thing because it cannot be repaired. If you use an iPod or anything like it, or your child uses one, you MAY be OK ... But my intuition tells me there is terrible trouble ahead." Pete Townshend

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"The downside may be that on our computers -- for privacy, for respect to family and co-workers, and for convenience -- we use earphones at almost every stage of interaction with sound." Pete Townshend

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Rick Rubin

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"When I'm listening, I'm looking for a balance that you could see in anything. Whether it's a great painting or a building or a sunset. There's just a natural human element to a great song that feels immediately satisfying. I like the song to create a mood."

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"I never really liked the Stones," he said. "Although, I loved the Monkees -- they had all the best songwriters." Through his passion for the Beatles, he became fascinated by the seductive, addictive power of songs.

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Rubin works slowly -- it can take him years to finish an album. "A lot of that is because of the songs," Rubin explained. "I try to get the artist to feel like they are writing songs for the ages rather than songs for an album.

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"most people will write 10 songs and think, That's enough for a record, I'm done. When they play the songs for me, invariably the last two songs they've written are the best. I'll then say, 'You have two songs, go back and write eight more.' "

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There was a time when if you had something that wasn't so good, through muscle and lack of other choices, you could push that not very good product through those channels. And that's how the music business functioned for 50 years. Well, the world has changed. And the industry has not."

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"You feel the rhythm of the planet more keenly. I am never this aware of sunrise and sunset when I'm in town. The daily changes of nature at the beach can be deeply affecting."

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Lennon's deportation case was dropped (he won the appeal) on his birthday. That same day Yoko gave birth to his son. Talk about stars being lined up. "FBI Files John Lennon"

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"Lennon's mistake was to support some radicals that the US Government was after. His strength was to stand behind his belief that the Vietnam war must end." "FBI Files John Lennon"

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ED SULLIVAN SHOW

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    "We were aware that Ed Sullivan was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes." George Harrison Anthology

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At the start of the hour-long programme, Sullivan announced that a telegram had been received from Elvis Presley and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, wishing the group luck. It read:

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    Congratulations on your appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and your visit to America. We hope your engagement will be a successful one and your visit pleasant. Give our best to Mr Sullivan. Sincerely, Elvis & The Colonel.

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    Seventy-three million people were reported to have watched the first show. It is still supposed to be one of the largest viewing audiences ever in the States.

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"    You've surely heard that old legend that the crime rate in the U.S. dropped dramatically during the Beatles' appearance on the show. Apparently the whole nation was so transfixed by the lads from Liverpool that everyone preferred to tune in instead of running around committing felonies and such. It's a nice story, but according to Snopes, it's not true. The rumor started when a reporter from the Washington Post snarkily remarked that while the Beatles were on that evening, no hubcaps were stolen anywhere. It was meant to infer that the Beatles appealed to the type of degenerate who would do such a thing, but the meaning was twisted and reprinted by Newsweek. The Post ended up printing a tongue-in-cheek retraction on February 21, 1964:"

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    "It is with heavy heart that I must inform Newsweek that this report is not true. Lawrence R. Fellenz of 307 E. Groveton St., Alexandria, had his car parked on church property during that hour "" and all four of his hubcaps were stolen. The Washington Post regrets the error, and District Liner Fellenz regrets that somewhere in Alexandria there lives a hipster who is too poor to own a TV set."?

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*** ALEXANDER & FENDENKRAIS QUOTES ***

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Quotes from F. Matthias Alexander (1869-1955)

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you translate everything whether physical or mental or spiritual, into muscular tension.

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Those things that do not exist are the hardest to get rid of."

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"Mr. Cox has spoken of posture.  I don't like the word posture."

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     (St. Dunstan's Lecture 1949)

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"I must admit that when I began my investigation, I, in common with most people, conceived of 'body' and 'mind' as separate parts of the same organism, and consequently believed that human ills, difficulties and shortcomings could be classified as either 'mental' or 'physical' and dealt with on specifically 'mental' or specifically 'physical' lines. My practical experiences, however, led me to abandon this point of view and readers of my books will be aware the technique described in them is based on the opposite conception, namely, that it is impossible to separate 'mental' and 'physical' processes in any form of human activity."

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    (The Use of the Self, chapter 1, italics Alexander's)

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"I do not claim to have discovered any new method of breathing, but to understand the only true one - Nature's;"

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     (Introduction to a New Method of Respiratory Vocal Re-Education 1906)

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" . . . . .for Nature does not work in parts; she treats everything as a whole."

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     (Introduction to a New Method of Respiratory Vocal Re-Education 1906)

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"You cannot change something by repeating that which you have."

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     (St. Dunstan's Lecture 1949)

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belief is a matter of customary muscle tension. FM Alexander

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At times I have been put to condusion and driven to despair of ever explaining something for which I could not account but which my senses told me to be true. Galileo, Two New Sciences

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One has to make the discovery for oneself, starting from scratch, and to find what old FMAlexander called "the means whereby," without which good intentions merely pave hell and the idealist remains an ineffectual, self-destructive and other-destructive "end-gainer". Aldous Huxley

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the crucial educational problem is that of procuring the postponement of immediate action upon desire until observation and judjment have intervened. John Dewey, Experience & Education.

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I can teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching. The Merchant of Venice, I. ii

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Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc., (1904-1984)

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MoshÈ Feldenkrais (Doctor of Science, Sorbonne) was an engineer, physicist, inventor, martial artist and student of human development. Born in eastern Europe, he emigrated to Palestine as a young man.

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Polish\Russian born, When he was 13 he left home to study and earned his doctorate in physics from the Sorbonne in Paris. One of the First Europeans to receive a black belt in Judo and founded the French Judo Association.

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He incorporated his knowledge of Judo and physics with studies in human development, anatomy and physiology in the creation of a unique Educational system now known as the Feldenkrais Method. Dr. Feldenkrais's inspiration for developing these ingenious lessons came while he suffered with a crippling knee injury.

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Dr. Feldenkrais is the Author of 3 books The last years of his life were spent traveling all over the world teaching huge groups of people (200) in one training these Methods.

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If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want. Dr. Feldenkrais

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Ordinarily, we learn just enough to function. But our ability to function with a greater range of ease and skill remains to be developed. Moshe Feldenkrais

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"What you truly learn best will appear to you later as your own discovery."  (Moshe Feldenkrais)

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"Each of us speaks, moves, thinks and feels in a different way, each according to the image of themselves that they have built up over the years. In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us."

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--Moshe Feldenkrais, from "Zen and the Art of Making a Living"

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"Find your true weakness and surrender to it. Therein lies the path to genius. Most people spend their lives using their strengths to overcome or cover up their weaknesses. Those few who use their strengths to incorporate their weaknesses, who don't divide themselves, those people are very rare. In any generation there are a few and they lead their generation." - Moshe Feldenkrais

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 "The aim is a person who is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but through increased consciousness of how movement works". Moshe Feldenkrais

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"Through awareness we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom-at almost any age-and thereby improve our living circumstances, not only physically...but emotionally, intellectually and spiritually." Moshe Feldenkrais

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"What I'm after isn't flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I'm after is to restore each person to their human dignity." Moshe Feldenkrais

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 Surely if it is possible for feeling to become untrustworthy as a means of direction, it should be possible to make it trustworthy again. F.M. Alexander 

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*** THE BEATLES ***

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I always felt that the best songs are the ones that came to you. JL

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I still like black music, disco music... 'Shame, Shame, Shame' or 'Rock Your Baby' -- I'd give my eye-tooth to have written that. But I never could. I am too literal to write 'Rock Your Baby'. I wish I could. I'm too intellectual, even though I'm not really an intellectual.

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-- John Lennon, 1975

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Paul:  "It was very spontaneous, kind of organic, which then reminded me of the way we'd work with the Beatles. We'd bring a song in, kick it around, when we found a way to do it we'd say 'Okay, let's do a take now' and by the time everyone kind of had an idea of what they were doing, we'd learnt the song. So that's what we did, we did the take live in the studio," said McCartney.

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if we make people laugh, that's enough. John Lennon

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From TV show on "John Lennon's Last Days":

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John told the bass player who played on Double Fantasy: "they tell me you're good - just don't play too many notes".

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John: My life was changed completely by American rock and roll

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I love Beethoven, specially the poems.  Ringo Starr

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Nov 17 1980 Double Fantasy was released.

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John: "As long as you keep walking slowly and sign things and communicate you're ok. If you're running you get into trouble".

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"He's not dead. John Lennon can't be dead". A fan on the night he was murdered. Dec 8 1980

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John: the role of the artist is to tell people how we feel not to tell them how to feel -- not as a preacher...

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John Lennon:

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"Thank you folks - the next song, the next song we're gonno sing is an oldie - some of you older people might remember, from last year, and it's called She Loves You." [at Hollywood Bowl Concert - 1964/65]

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Love is free, free is love.

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For our last number I'd like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery. (Royal Variety Show(a.k.a. Royal Command Performance), Prince of Whales Theatre, London, 4 November 1963)

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It's fear of the unknown. Unknown is what is. Accept that it's unknown and it's plain sailing.

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Sometimes you wonder, I mean really wonder, I know we make our own reality and we always have a choice, but how much is pre-ordained?

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If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself.

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Pop music is the classical music of now. Paul McCartney

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the message was always love, in any form we portrayed it. Paul

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Elvis is great but the songs are not for me. George Harrison.

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FEW QUOTES BY THE BEATLES:  (these are just off the top of my head - reza)

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I, once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. (JL)

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1-2-3-4-5-6-7 All good children go to heaven.

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Though I know I'll never lose affection, for people and things that went before, I know I'll often stop and think about them... JL

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And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love, you make. Paul McCartney

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Imagine all the people living life in peace. John Lennon

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Life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friend. JL

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For she would never be free - When I was around. JL

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I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. John Lennon

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Take these broken wings and learn to fly. Paul McCartney

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Pop music is the classical music of now. Paul McCartney

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"They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool, till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" and "You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see."  John Lennon

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It's getting better all the time. Paul McCartney

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Let it be. The Bible, Paul McCartney

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And so it's true, pride comes before a fall, I'm telling you so that you won't lose all (From Beatles (John Lennon) song)

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Love is free, free is love. John Lennon

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"you know that what you eat you are - what is so sweet now turns so sour" George Harrison

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It's been a long cold lonely winter. George Harrison

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"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."

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- John Lennon -

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And I, would be sad if our new love, was in vain. John Lennon

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If I trust in you, oh please, don't run & hide... JL

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"if I trust in you, oh please, don't run and hide" (from song: "If I Fell") - JL

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"and she promises the earth to me and I believe her - after all this time I don't know why" John Lennon

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I am of the universe -- J. Lennon

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Changing my life with the wave of her hand. Nobody can deny that there's something there. PM

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I give her all my love, that's all I do. Paul McCartney

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It's been a hard days night and I've been working like a dog. The Beatles

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You know life can be long, and you've got to be so strong, and the world can be tough, sometimes I feel I've had enough! - JL

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Now that I know what I feel must be right, I'm here to show everybody the light -- John Lennon

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It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me. - John Lennon

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John: "Keep it simple Andy [Newmark] and play like Ringo"

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From "Beatles in their own words" -- Compiled by Miles -- 1978 -- Omnibus press

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I read this book shortly after it was released -- and came upon it again recently (2002). Here are some excerpts:

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About Maharishi:

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"Why?" he asked, and all that shit and I said, "Well, if you're so cosmic, you'll know why." He was always intimating, and there were all these right-hand men always intimating, that he did miracles. And I said, "You know why," and he said, "I don't know why, you must tell me," and I just kept saying "You ought to know" and he gave me a look like, "I'll kill you, you bastard," and he gave me such a look. I knew then. I had called his bluff and I was bit rough to him. Yoko: You expected too much from him.

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The Name: George: It was while we were in Germany. I went in swimming and when I came out I didn't have a comb. So my hair just dried. The others liked it the way it looked and there we were. John: We've told so many lies about it we've forgotten.

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Paul: I now realize that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.

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Conquering America was the best thing. You see we wanted to be bigger than Elvis - that was the main thing. At first we wanted to be Goffin and King, then we wanted to be Eddie Cochran. then we wanted to be Buddy Holly, and finally we arrived at wanting to be bigger than the biggest -and that was Elvis. -' ~We reckoned we could make it because there were four of us. None of us would've made it atone, because Paul wasn't quite strong enough, I didn't have enough girl-appeal, George was too quiet, and Ringo was the drummer. But we thought that everyone would be able to dig at least one of us, and that's how it turned out.

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For instance, we did the Royal Variety Show once, and we were asked discreetly to do it every year after that- but we always said "Stuff it". So every year there was always a story in the newspapers saying: "Why No Beatles For The Queen", which was pretty funny, because they didn't know we'd refused it.

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Always the police chiefs daughter or the Lord Mayor's daughter, all the most obnoxious kids -because they had the most obnoxious parents -that we were forced to see all the time. We had these people thrust on us.

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John: I'm not anti-God, anti-Christ or anti- religion. I was not saying we are greater or better. I believe in Gad, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It' s just that the translations have gone wrong. I wasn't saying the Beatles are better than God or Jesus. I used Beatles because it's easy for me to talk about Beatles. I could have said TV or the cinema or anything popular and I would have gotten away with it.

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 ...music and that changed everything ...When I started, Rock and Roll itself was the basic revolution to people of my age and situation. We needed something loud and clear to break through all the unfeeling and repression that had been coming down on us kids. We were a bit conscious to begin with of being imitation Americans. But we delved into music and found that it was half white Country-and- Western and half black rhythm and blues. Most of the songs came from Europe and America and now they were coming back to us. Many of Dylan's best songs came from Scotland, Ireland, and England It was a sort of cultural ex change. Though I must say the more interesting songs to me were the black ones because they were more simple. They sort of said shake your ass or your prick which was an innovation really. And then there were the field songs, mainly expressing the pain they were in. They couldn't express themselves intellectually so they had to say in a very few words what was happening to them. And then there was the City blues and a lot of that was about sex and fighting. A lot of this was self-expression but only in the last few years have they expressed themselves completely with Black Power, like Edwin Starr making War records. Before that many black singers were still laboring under that problem of God, it was often, "God will save us". But right through the blacks were singing about their pain and also about sex, which is why I like it. John Lennon: Theory is for the critic or the audience. The experience itself is for the artist and for the audience that isn't theorizing about it That's what valid For me criticism doesn't exist It affects me if you say "What a terrible song you wrote" and "What a great song you wrote", it's going to affect me like if you say, "I don't like your suit". It's not that important and the ëEleanor Rigby'

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Jane [Asher] was in a play in Bristol then, and I was walking round the streets waiting for her to finish. I didn't really like 'Daisy Hawkins' - I wanted a name that was more real. The thought just came: "Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice and lives in a dream" -so there she was. The next , thing was Father Mackenzie. It was going to be Father McCartney, but then I thought that was a bit of a hang-up for my Dad, being in this lonely song. So we looked through the phone book. That' s the beauty of working at random - it does come up perfectly, much better than if you try to think it with your intellect Anyway there was Father Mackenzie, and he was just as I had imagined him, lonely, darning his socks. We weren't sure if the song was going to go on. In the next verse we thought of a bin man, an old feller going through dustbins; but it got too involved - embarrassing. John and I wondered whether to have Eleanor Rigby and him have a thing going, but we couldn't really see how. When I played it to John we decided to finish it.

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That was the point anyway. She didn't make it, she never made it with anyone, she didn't even look as if she was going to.

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Please please me: It was originally conceived as a Roy Orbison-type thing, you know. George Martin said, 'Well, we'll put the tempo up'.

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Penny Lane : Paul: "finger pie" is just a nice little joke for the Liverpool lads who like a bit of smut.

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Promoter Sid Bernstein said, "Over 55,000 people saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium. We took $304,000, the greatest gross ever in the history of show business"

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vietnam war was brought to an end with a million people sang give peace a chance in washington DC.

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Strawberry Fields: (paul ) is the name of a Salvation Army School.

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From me to you: We nearly didn't record it because we thought it was too bluesy at first, but when we finished it and Geroge Martin had scored it with harmonica it was all right.

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I resent performing for fucking idiots who don't know anything. They can't feel. I'm the one that's feeling, because I'm the one that is expressing. They live vicariously through me and other artists. John Lennon

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I'M HJTDWU: (John wrote it for George to sing "I encouraged him like mad.")

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John liked I'll Cry Instead and I Call Your Name. And loved Happiness IAWG.

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You can't do that: This was my attempt at being Wilson Pickett at the time, but it was on the flip side because ëCan't Buy Me Love' was so good.

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I'll be back: John: an early favorite that I wrote.

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'I Don't Want To Spoil The Party' John Lennon: That was a very personal one of mine. In the early days I wrote less material than Paul because he was more competent on guitar than I. Be taught me quite a lot of guitar really.

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'Help': John Lennon: I meant it -it's real. The lyric is as good now as it was then. It is no different, and it makes me feel secure to know that I was that aware of myself then. It was just me singing "Help!" and I meant it. I don't like the recording that much; we did it too fast trying to be commercial. I like ' I Want To Hold Your Band'. We wrote that together, it's a beautiful melody. I might do 'I Want To Hold Your Band' and 'Help' again, because I like them and I can sing them. ' Strawberry Fields' because it's real, real for then, and I think it's like talking, 'You know, I sometimes think no. ..' It's like he talks to himself, sort of singing, which I thought was nice.

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I like ' Across The Universe', too. It's one of the best lyrics I've written. In fact, it could be the best It's good poetry, or whatever you call it, without chewin' it. See, the ones I like are the ones that stand as words, without melody. They don't have to have any melody, like a poem you can read them.

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John: if people take any notice  of what we say, we say we've been through the drug scene , man, and there's nothing like being straight.

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'You've Got To Ride Your Love A way.' John Lennon: This was written in my Dylan days for the film Help. When I was a teenager I used to write poetry, but was always trying to hide my real feelings. I was in Ken wood and I would just be songwriting and so every day I would attempt to write a song and it's one of those that you sort of sing a bit sadly to yourself, " Here I stand, head in hand .." I started thinking about my own emotions...

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'Nowhere Man' John Lennon: I was just sitting, trying to think of a song, and I thought of myself sitting there, doing nothing and getting nowhere. Once l' d thought of that, it was easy. It all came out No, I remember now, l' d actually stopped trying to think of something. Nothing would come. I was cheesed off and went for a lie down, having given up. Then I thought of myself as "Nowhere Man" -sitting in his nowhere land.

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'What Goes On' Ringo Starr: I used to wish that I could write songs like the others -and I've tried, but I just can't I can get the words all right, but whenever I think of a tune and sing it to the others they always say "Yeah, it sounds like such-a-thing, " and when they point it out I see what they mean. But I did get a part credit as a composer on one -it was called 'What Goes On'.

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'In My Life' John Lennon: I wrote that in Ken wood. I used (to write upstairs where I had about ten Brunell tape recorders all linked up, I still have them, I'd mastered them over the period of a year or two -I could never make a rock and roil record but I could make some far out stuff on it I wrote it upstairs, that was one where I wrote the Lyrics first and then sang it. That was usually the case with things like 'In My Life' and 'Universe' and some of the ones that stand out a bit

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'Girl' John Lennon: This was about dream girl. When Paul and I wrote lyrics in the old days we used to laugh about it like the Tin Pan Ailey people would. And it was only later on that we tried to match the lyrics to the tune. I like this one. It was one of my best.

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John Lennon: Beatlemusic is when we all get together. You know, if I want to sound like 'Come Together' and 'I Want You' all the time, which I always did and always do, or whatever it is I want to be - and Paul wants it to be whatever he wants it to be and George, etc. etc.. So when the combination works you come out with what we call Beatlemusic. Of course we don't write songs together any more. We haven't written together for two years. Not really, anyway. ..you know occasional bits, a line or two. It doesn't make any odds. When the Beatles perform that makes it into Beatlemusic .

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I mean it's a long time since we've sat down and written for many reasons. We used to write mainly on tours. We got bored, so we wrote. Today the Beatles just go into a studio. And IT happens!

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You see I think one note is as complex as anything, but I can't go on for the rest of my life explaining that to musical critics who want complex musical harmonies, tonal cadences and all that crap. I'm a primitive so I don't need it you know. I'm not interested in that and. ..it was quite flattering at the time to hear all that crap about the Beatles, but I don't believe it. And Paul himself said that in the end we'll end up with a one note pop song. And I believe it you know! I can groove to the sound of electricity in the house or the water pipes...

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Ono: Well, no. We didn't think we were going to die. We thought ... Well, John said over and over again that one day we'll be in our rocking chairs together, watching the ocean or something, and waiting for Sean's postcard to come, that kind of thing. We were thinking of our old age.

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 "I don't believe in magic," that series of statements. Well, like a lot of the words, it just came out of me mouth. "God" was put together from three songs almost. I had the idea that "God is the concept by which we measure pain," so that when you have a word like that, you just sit down and sing the first tune that comes into your head and the tune is simple, because I like that kind of music and then I just rolled into it. It was just going on in my head and I got by the first three or four, the rest just came out. Whatever came out.

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All these songs just came out of me. I didn't

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sit down to think, "I'm going to write about Mother" or I didn't sit

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down to think "I'm going to write about this, that or the other." They

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all came out, like all the best work that anybody ever does. Whether it

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is an article or what, it's just the best ones that come out, and all

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these came out, because I had time.

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When I say I'm primitive I mean that I consider Myself a primitive musician just because I never studied music. Therefore I'11 always consider myself a primitive. In the early days they were always asking us "Would you and Paul consider learning music?" and we always said, "No, No, it would wreck our style" or whatever we said would ruin it. That's what we said. Sometimes it's annoying not to be able to write down something, but to write down a bit of music I have to go through a whole complicated thing to remember it. I've lost lots of good music through not being able to write it down. But if we could write it there would be some counter loss. I tape-record it so there's no need for it. I think writing music would be all right if it was up-dated, they use a very old fashioned style of note formation. Most of my songs, on the sheet music, have always been incorrect. If ever I get anybody to play me the notes on the sheet music it's all wrong. There seem to be minor notes against major, I'm always singing minor notes against major because I think it's bluesy but it turns out that it isn't. It's a mistake they keep telling me, so they never write it like that, they always write a major note. All those bands who read from the sheet music, they're just playing the wrong tunes altogether. So there's certain notes you can't write down. If they are going to have written music then somebody should invent a new musical notation which covers all the notes. But there always seems to be something wrong.

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McCartney in his US tour generated $53 Million in 3 months!

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"It's really rare when you get a good group of musicians." James Paul McCartney.

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Between 1962 and 1967 every Beatles single release went to number 1 (27 number 1 songs).

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Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. - John Lennon -

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Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans! John Lennon

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[I recall reading this somewhere: John Lennon saying if Chuck Berry was white he'd been bigger than Elvis]

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More quotes of wisdom from DaVinci, Hegel, Michelangelo, Krishnamurti, Klee, Pythagoras, Goethe, and others

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"People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change." Charles R. Swindoll, Author and Pastor

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The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. Bernard Meltzer  (Law Professor)

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...hang in there.  Nothing of greatness, comes easy, otherwise everyone would have it! Stephanie Wilkins.

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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival. C.S. Lewis.

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The very top performers don't teach. Marie Pooler

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We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough of nature. Henry David Thoreau

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"The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life." Robert Browning

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Since I think I am normal and not psychologically sick, I don't have psychological problems come up. Peter.

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"Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President, but . . . they do not want them to become politicians in the process" (John F. Kennedy).

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As my deceased Dad (who was a stockbroker for 40 plus years) use to say "when everyone runs to one side of the ship maybe it's time to run to the opposite side". Theory of Adverse Consequences - I think.

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Love and delight are better teachers than compulsion.--Albrecht Durer

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"Those who don't understand any language other than the language of force and violence don't respect human dignity. They seek violence because they will be irrelevant without it. We should not go their way." Shirin Ebadi

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"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." Barbara Pletcher Author

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"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." -- Albert Einstein

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A childlike man is not a man whose development has been arrested.  On the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle aged habit and convention. Aldous Huxley

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"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -- Lao-Tzu (604-531 B.C.)

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"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

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"To do all that one is able to do is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do is to be a god."

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--Napoleon

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Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn

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"do unto others as we would have them do unto to us"

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The Doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." -- Thomas Edison

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Life's too short to do things I'm not interested in. Sarah Satz

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. Robert A. Heinlein

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Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony

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"Wealth lost - something lost; Honor lost - much lost; Courage lost - all lost." --German proverb

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"He that is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death."

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-Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809)

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"Opportunity may knock only once but it passes by your door every day." --Frank K. Sonnenberg

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"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe." -- Robert W. Service

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"Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect." -- Carl Sandburg about Abraham Lincoln

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"I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things." --William J. Locke

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I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do. Arthur Warwick

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All little girls like horses - the lucky ones grow out of it. Quenby Dunlap

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"R&D matters, it just does," Chairman and Chief Executive Scott McNealy said. "This technology has the shelf life of a banana and you have to keep innovating."

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"If a hammer is the only tool you have, everything will start to look like a nail."  (Abraham Maslow)

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"Some people give their problems swimming lessons instead of drowning them."  (Mark Twain)

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"Men can be divided into 2 groups:  one that goes ahead and achieves something, and one that comes after and criticizes."  (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

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"You may fail many times, but you are not a failure until you start blaming others."  (Olaus Petri)

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"Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few."  (Pythagoras)

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"Any idiot can criticize, condemn and complain, and most idiots do."  (Dale Carnegie)

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"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."  (Thomas Edison)

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"Medical research has made such enormous advances that there are hardly any healthy people left."  (Aldous Huxley)

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"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.  What isn't a part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."  (Hermann Hesse)

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"Don't expect people to respect you for what you are planning to do."  (Henry Ford)

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(Sep 2002: I collected these from a friend's book recently which contained many many quotes. These ones touched something deep inside... )

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Thus to be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. G.W.F. Hegel

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In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes as mine see it. Michelangelo

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If you have something to say take your time and make it short. German Saying.

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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"I know there is hope for mankind because there is a fire inside my chest. I feel the pain of others and I care. I care." - Anita Krizzan

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"..when you just sit in silence the wind blows through you, the sun shines in you and you realize you are not your body you are everything." - Anita Krizzan

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"I've been living in the shadow of empty people for far too long. Now I need to find chests full of wild lilies, minds full of wonder, hearts full of light." - Anita Krizzan

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A lot of successful people are risk-takers. Unless you are willing to do that, to have a go, to fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen. Phillip Adams

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The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used to failing. Albert Schweitzer

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I am never weary of being useful... In serving others I cannot do enough. No labor is sufficient to tire me. Leonardo da Vinci

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A good driver is one who gives the passenger a sense of confidence and security. Shahrooz Ganjavi

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"Stand up for justice, stand up for truth; and God will be at your side forever." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives." - William Dement

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"I get pretty impatient with people who are able-bodied but are somehow paralyzed for other reasons."-Christopher Reev

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If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all. Michelangelo

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Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. Leonardo Da Vinci

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The production of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets. Plato.

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Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity. Modest Mussorgski (1839-1881)

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Philosophy is critical thinking about thinking. Professor James Christian.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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He who opens a school door, closes a prison."--Victor Hugo

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"Education is the cornerstone of liberty."--Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it's essential to being human."--Jewel

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"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."  Mark Twain

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."  Saint Augustine of Hippo

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Education is  Man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.  Kenneth G. Johnson (1922-2002) American educator, semanticist.

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"The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it." Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."........Wayne Gretzky

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we must not confuse knowledge with wisdom. the first helps us earn a livelinhood. the second helps us live.  Spanish saying.

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Mir Hossein Mousavi  "If this huge volume of cheating and changing the votes... which has hurt people's trust is presented as the very evidence of the lack of cheating, then it will butcher the republican aspect of the system," he said. "If the people's trust is not matched by protecting their votes or if they are not able to defend their rights in a civil peaceful reaction, there will be dangerous ways ahead," he warned.

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He who supports crooks is a crook.

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a very wiseman once told me   "Never go into a meeting without knowing the outcome in advance."

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Life is full of pluses and minuses.  ........ Simplicity -- key to life and good system design. Mo Shahmirzadi.

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"He who pays the piper calls the tune," said William Vaughan, senior policy analyst at Consumers Union.

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"If the science exists in this constellation, men from Persia will reach it" a saying (Hadith) from the Prophet Mohammed.

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"Not all things worth counting are countable and not all things that count are worth counting." --- Albert Einstein

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Good intelligence is 9/10 of any battle (Napoleon).

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"It ain't so much what people don't know that hurts as what they know that ain't so."  Artemus Ward

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"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"  - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi in Irving Good, The Scientist Speculates (1962)

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Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. Ludwig Borne.

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Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

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The best way to manage anything is to make use of its own nature. Lao Tsu

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"the climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge the human race has ever faced." Al Gore

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It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan,

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more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage

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than the creation of a new system.

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For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the

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preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders

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in those who would gain by the new ones."

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Machiavelli "The Prince" 1513

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QUOTES BY ALAN GREENSPAN, the legendary FED Chairman

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Don't get caught in an intellectual strait jacket. be flexible unprepared to change your mind.

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About Nixon: "He wasn't exclusively anti-semitic. He was anti-Semitic, anti-Italian, anti-Greek, anti-Slovak ... He hated everybody".

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Forecasts, though necessary, are unreliable. Central bankers should be skeptical and spend time examining what is going on in the economy right now.

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Most oil shocks should not cause recessions. Central bankers do not necessarily have to raise rates following a sharp rise in the oil price.

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Don't try to burst bubbles. mop up afterwards. Trying to burst bubbles with interest rate increases may do more harm than good. The fed is better off standing by and dealing with the consequences.

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If you try to preserve the past, you will not be able to produce the future.

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Recessions are bad as is growth below potential. Let's mandate off promoting price stability and full employment seriously, avoids recessions and don't damp down growth unnecessarily.

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Optimization works in theory but risk management is better in practice. There is no scientific way to compute an optimal path for monetary policy.

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The neutral interest rate is a good guide for policy. The short-term interest rates is the best policy tool, and the gap between the shorts rate and the neutral rate, at which policy is neither a stimulating or restricting growth, is a good guide for policy.

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Avoid policy reversals. Rapid changes are damaging to a central bank's reputation and cause market volatility.

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Set your aspirations high. Be realistic about what monetary policy can accomplish, but try to fine tune the economy, keeping inflation and unemployment close to where you want them.

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Keep your options open. The economy changes so often and so fast that policymakers cannot rely on formal rules.

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"Be fearful when there is greed and be greedy when there is fear." Warren Buffett

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"May your learning be joyful"...jim christian

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I never see myself as being hot, as being anything, any which way at all.... just a very ordinary human, deeply inspired. Samatha Reddy

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"How poor are they that have not patience!" Orthello (II, iii, 376-379). William Shakespeare

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Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. Joseph Campbell

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Ancora Imparo  - I am still learning. Michelangelo (at 87).

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I'm a 9 to 5 man, you know. I have to sit here and wait for the good notes to sort of come from somewhere, and if I'm not here they're not going to come. It's like there's a dragon in the cave right? and you know it's in there but it's never coming out so you have to sit outside and wait for it. If you sit there long enough it's going to come. If you go home and take a nap you'll never see it because that's when it's coming out. Benny anderssen (ABBA).

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It takes a lot of hard work to get rid of the rubbish in order to see what's really really good. In order to hear that. That takes time. Bjorn *Abba)

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may every moment and "non  moment" of your life be filled with peace. With the love of the season, in ma's love, Virag

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Truth is great but there's a time and place for everything. :) Lori Villamil Christian

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this (ministry of justice) was built for friends !    Mr. (minoo's dad)

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you are the ONLY VAX Software Specialist I've ever known -- whatever that (VAX) is ! marie pooler -- 1987

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look around happiness is trying to catch you -- fortune cookie

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If you're creating how can you not feel alive? Lori Villamil

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Should things progress beyond this silly trolling, I would have to borrow Reza's tracking techniques to find out for sure. As Reza clearly demonstrated, one cannot hide forever behind a screen name. Matanya Ophee

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God is great, the Ahuramazda who created this Earth, who created that sky, who created people, who created happiness for people. Daryush (Cyrus) the Great

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"its sexier not to smoke than to smoke!" - Gita Sabharwal

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Dideii baayad ke baashad shah shenas

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Shah shenasad az geda dar har lebas

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Safi Ali Shah

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"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." - Copy to Clipboard

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  --  Eleanor Roosevelt

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People wish to be settled. Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. Emerson

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You can tell more about a person in their eyes rather than their words. A. C. Toms

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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. Aldous Huxley

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Do not cherish the unworthy desire that the changeable might become the unchanging. Buddha.

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Look at that battle you are involved in; you are caught in it: you are it. J. Krishnamurti

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Silence is the garden of meditation. Hazrate Ali

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Yeki bood yeki nabood, zire gonbade kabood ...

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"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas Edison

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The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. -- Chinese proverb

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"The key to success in everything--whether in health, work, intimacy, fulfilling sex, or thriving during hard times--comes with cultivating the ability to be energized and relaxed at the same time."

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Stella Resnick

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The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be awake, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller.

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Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. Will Rogers

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Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.  -Arthur Schopenhauer

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"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." John 4:8

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Never dismiss small acts. Unknown forces may be working to allow the smallest deed to open door to your greatest accomplishment.

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 If you never take risks, then you risk everything and will never accomplish any significant thing.

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Remind yourself that many of the advances of civilization have been built on the unfailing belief of a single person as others laughed at their ideas.

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Remember Calvin Coolidge's famous words that nothing takes the place of persistence; not talent, not education, not genius. Persistence alone is omnipotent.

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A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold onto them. Goethe

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Nothing is more simple than greatness. Indeed, to be simple is to be great. Emerson

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Life is too short to worry about monsters out there. I am happy with the angels...:))  Subu Kavasseri

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You snooze, you lose. You trade, you fade.

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The Tao's principle is spontaneity. Lao Tzu

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People should respect public opinion in so far as it is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Bertrand Russell

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"Predictability is more important than time to market... With the right people and right attitude we can achieve any goal." Claude Honegger, Credit Suisse

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To enjoy -- to love a thing for its own sake and for no other reason. Leonardo Da Vinci

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"If we can understand the rules and protocols used in neurobiological systems, we should be able to apply the same concepts and constructs to manmade systems. That will lead someday to communication systems with true speech recognition capability and computers that can actually learn from their mistakes and modify their behavior. It will be artificial intelligence that isn't artificial, but, rather, quite natural." - Partha Mitra

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Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present. Albert Camus

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Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased... This is true not only of competition with others, but competition with oneself. K

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Men are wise in proportion not to their experience, but in their capacity for experience - George Bernard Shaw

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While it is true that an inherently free and scrupulous individual may be destroyed, such an individual can never be enslaved or used as a blind tool. Albert Einstein

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God gives every bird its food but he doesn't throw it in the nest. Joshua Holland.

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He only is happy as well as great who needs neither to obey nor command in order to be something. Johann Goethe

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He deserves paradise who can make his companions laugh. The Koran

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I am indeed well, how can I not be? A Flower

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Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable. Johann Goethe

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Contemplation for an hour is better than formal worship for sixty years. Prophet Mohammad

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As and it shall be given unto you. Seek and ye shall find. Luke 11:9

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

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He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open. Tagore.

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Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be, custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. Pythagoras

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Without love the acquisition of knowledge only increases confusion and leads to self-destruction. J. Krishnamurti

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Joyously participate in the sorrows of others. Buddha

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"We wrote our slogan -- a very modest slogan -- ëa computer in every home and on every desktop' -- in 1975" -- Bill Gates

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It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power, and fear of the scourge of those who wield it. Aung Sung Sui Qi

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Swiss people sometimes speak really bad german. A. Jaggi

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Be as good as I should be. "Joni Bader in response to RG saying Johnny Be Good".

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Keep the fire low but still burning. Eva Maria Joelli

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One has to be aware, concentrated (havashes-jaam) and have enough resources for the late stage of life. The wheels do not always turn in one manner. One's wheel has to be such that if it dropped one one does not get destroyed. Manna

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All the strongest and longest-lived animals on earth are vegetarians.  Andrew W. Saul.

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Life is made hard sometimes. I guess it's to make us appreciate the good parts. Postman LA.

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pressure is the enemy of every development. that's what I've experienced with my voice. sarah satz

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He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. I John 4:16

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"the deepest human trait seems to be gossiping" Jurgen Brand

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"A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on." - Sir Terry Pratchett

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Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution long after the emotion with which it was made has passed. Brian Tracy

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This technology is not undo-able anymore -- Larry Deack

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A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view. Wilma Askinas

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"There are three kinds of minds: first those that attain insight and understanding of things by their own means, then those that recognize what is right when others explain it to them, and finally those that are capable of neither one nor the other."  Machiavelli

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"In art, practice always comes before theory." Pablo Picasso

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Causeless hatred is the source of most of the unhappiness in the world. David Ganezer

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This E-mail just in from Eagles management honcho Irving Azoff: "In response to your [recent] memo, in 1976, during the writing of the song 'Hotel California' by Messrs. Henley and Frey, the word `colitas' was translated for them by their Mexican-American road manager as 'little buds.' You have obviously already done the necessary extrapolation. Thank you for your inquiry."

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You get what you get when you get it. Mark Barnes

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"No principle is better settled than that a party who raises an issue for the first time on appeal will be deemed to have waived the issue, even if the issue is one of constitutional law."  Cyr v. Cyr, 432 A.2d 793, 797 (Me. 1981).

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"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." ~ Aristotle (384-322 BC)

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_"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato [427-347 BC]

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It's diffcult to make predictions, specially about the future. A Sage (as quoted by John Major)

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A woman will forgive a man who makes a move on her when she is not ready. A woman will never forgive a man who fails to make a move on her when she wants him to. David G.

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Power is energy the instant it's used.  Matt

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'That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind ... Neil Armstrong

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"home is where the heart is,  where you can connect with people". michael mendizza

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"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win!"   Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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I sincerely believe... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. -Thomas Jefferson, 1816

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Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind. -John Adams, 1765

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No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest by right, belonged to the state. -- Benjamin Franklin

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Despite having taken this technical weight, at the end of the day what people need to hear from you is the simplest emotional content. Phil Maynes.

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Old chicken has all the juice. Greek saying.

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"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it's the only one you have."

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-Emile Chartier, philosopher (1868-1951)

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Pain is the body's way of ridding itself of weakness. Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner.

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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.   You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

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Norman Vincent Peale

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It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.

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Marilyn Moats Kennedy

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Take a chance! All life is chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore.

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Dale Carnegie

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Linda and I are both retired old folks. Except for a few aches and pains, I still feel and think like a 20 yeard old. Albeit a much wiser 20 year old.

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"Don't believe it buddy and don't pass it on. Gossip is a grapevine that grows only sour grapes. Don't eat them. Produce better. Live better." [unknown]

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All the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. Helen Keller

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You want  to be loved because you do not love; but the moment you love, it is finished, you are no longer inquiring whether or not somebody loves you. J. Krishnamurti

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Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Emerson

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He who can not obey himself will be commanded. This is the nature of living creatures. Nietzsche

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Art is the proper task of life. Nietzsche

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"When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page." Bill Clinton, 42nd US-President

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I thought by killing him I would acquire his fame.   Lennon's Killer

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"Diseases are crises of purification, of toxic elimination." Hypocrites, 500 BC

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The work of art is above all a process of creation, it is never experienced as a mere product. Paul Klee

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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller

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For man is by nature an artist. Tagore

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Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. Confucius

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Put all your eggs in one basket and -- watch that basket. Mark Twain

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Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

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The only real valuable thing is intuition. Einstein

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"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall." Thomas Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of USA

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I drink one glass of red wine every day for my health.  The other six are because of my alcoholism. "Silenus"

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"the odd thing about tradition is, the longer it's been going, the more people seem to take it seriously -- as though sheer passage of time makes something which to begin with was just made up, turns it into what people believe as a fact." Richard Dawkins

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Kids like action -- it's adults who have problems with others. Maria Rinderknecht

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I am too serious to belief. Robert Vanderschaaf

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"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."  Winston Churchill.

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The most sublime act is to set another before you. William Blake.

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When we quit thinking about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. Joseph Campbell

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When your thinking arises above concern for your own welfare, wisdom which is independent of thought appears. Ha Gakure

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The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy

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We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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See you in the line of life. Lucky Garenamotse from Maun (bushman in Botswana)

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The greatest poem ever known is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, of being only four years old.

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CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

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Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.

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ROLLO MAY

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Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.

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MARSHALL MCLUHAN

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The mathematical rules of the universe are visible to men in the form of beauty.

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JOHN MICHELL

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

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- Plato -

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The essence of strategy is differentiation. [well-known consulting wisdom].

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"If music be the food of love, play on:

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give me excess of it..."

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- William Shakespeare -

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"Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."  ? St. Francis of Assisi

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"A smart basher means only that his bullshit will be educated and world class and fool plenty. He works for those whose sole goal is to stick their hands in our pockets without us knowing it is happening. He is capable of taking the bull and bear side simultaneously and convincingly."

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Supreme happiness is gained via contentment. Patanjali

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"I'd work in the morning and cruise the sea on my yacht in the afternoon," said Wang, 47, who owns a 72-foot (22-meter) Pershing boat that he bought from Italy's Ferretti Group in 2008 for $5 million. "When the anchors are dropped, you enjoy the loneliness, which helps to solve problems at work."

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Marcus Aurelius once said "Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness -- all of them due to the offenders' ignorance of what is good or evil."

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The only real valuable thing is intuition. Einstein

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"Don't think conspiracy, when simple stupidity will explain something"!

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"I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us."

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- Martin Luther -

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"The software industry would have been very happy if the processor industry could have been able to double performance every two years without having to go to this parallel world," said Marc Tremblay, chief technology officer for Sun Microsystems Inc.'s microelectronics business, where he oversees the server and software maker's processor roadmap. "Unfortunately people ran into roadblocks, and the winners will be the people who can actually leverage this disruption."

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"If it's not this way it must be that way"! A Napolitan citing a German's binary outlook on life

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The one realistic result of the ad that I'd like to see would be for someone to investigate Howard Scher's obvious conflict of interest issues. When you chair the scientific advisory board of a competitor that is showering money on your employer, you shouldn't be a voting member of an FDA advisory committee that is reviewing a product that would compete with your benefactor's...and when the panel vote goes against you, you shouldn't be able to influence the final decision-making process with disingenuous letters to the FDA that you know will be leaked.

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Posted by: walldiver

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In reply to: Biowatch who wrote msg# 49721 Date:7/16/2007 12:56:55 PM

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Post #of 49724

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The key is total relaxation of body -- then you open rivers to brain and everything. Derwent Hannon

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It all started with a big whisper [instead of the Big Bang] -- Dr. Keith Critchlow

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An Irish man is asked for directions. He said: I wouldn't start here.

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Too much communication kills communication. Yasmin f

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A liberated man is not liberated all the time. Albion patterson

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"everybody cares about what they're doing so passionately to the point of uproar all the time. It's a very Mediterranean type of scene. Emotions are very close to the surface

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u know exactly what people think. Whatever picture one might have had of the calm over disciplined German musician has certainly been blown out of the water for me." Sir Simon Rattle about Berliner Philharmoniker.

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<>"What could I say about my life that seemed worthy of song," Walter Liniger mused in liner notes for his 2000 CD "Better Day." "After all, I come from a society which has dedicated its soul, generation after generation, to making things work like cogs on wheel, brutally accurate and precise, even if the price is an emotional ghetto." Famous swiss blues musician.

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dar kolbeye ma ronagh agar nist safa hast. [if in my hut there is no luxury there is joy] -- Persian

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The King advised Alice in Wonderland "to begin at the beginning, continue to the end, and then stop."

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Sherlock Holmes :  "When one has eliminated every possible explanation, one is naturally left with the impossible."
 

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"work is love made visible.

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And if you cannot work with love

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but only with distaste

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it is better that you should leave your work

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and sit at the gate of the temple

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and take alms of those who work with joy" Khalil Gibran

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I would take his advice if I knew anyone that liked their job - Rik G.

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If you want to be successful in life you have to work with joy. If you work without this joy and energy it's like sailing without wind. -- Sarah's Grandpa

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"I want to go to college, [then] get a job, to support my music." Geovanni (highschool student on Santa Monica beach)

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"As I stood before the gates I realized that I never want to be as certain about anything as were the people who built this place."

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-Rabbi Sheila Peltz, on her visit to Auschwitz

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They don't know where they're going but they're going and they have to get there fast. Amber Kandarian about Los Angeles.

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"Strong leadership demands more than the willingness to use force. It means directing the use of the right tools at the right time for the right purpose and the right cause." John F. Kerry

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"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." (When asked about his theory of relativity)

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- Albert Einstein -

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"The mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension" anon

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The greatest poem ever known is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, of being only four years old.

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CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

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Our beauty has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being. - Katherine Anne Porter

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Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, said, "Let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food."  It's amazing how far we've drifted from this sound advice.

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Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Sun Tzu (The Art of War)

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Nothing can be beautiful which is not true. - J. Ruskin

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Yesterday is a canceled check, Tomorrow is a promissory note, Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.

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guitar and women must first be tuned. pavel.

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Mr. Putin said he would not discuss hypothetical questions. "If a grandmother had certain gender characteristics," he said, "she would be a grandfather."

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The three wishes of every person: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful. - Plato

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Talk as if you're talking to your granny -- kate Williams (BBC)

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Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

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MOTHER THERESA

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A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

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EDWARD R. MURROW

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"I am Al Gore, I used to be the next president of the Unites States of America." :-)

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"Fear drives out reason. It suppresses the politics of discourse and opens the door to the politics of destruction."

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"Where there is leadership with vision and moral courage, the people will flourish and redeem Lincoln's prophesy at Gettysberg: that government of the people: by the people and for the people shall not perish from the Earth".

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 Hunger is the best cook (Swiss (German?) saying).

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"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

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Kahlil Gibran"

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"That's a woman's word: Always..............." Angela.

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well "right" or "wrong"  enlightenment for me has always been the

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journey! Paul Collett

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I am only as good as my children are. Michele Obama.

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Some quotes on "problems" from my collection:

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“The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.” Thomas Edison

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“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” Albert Einstein,

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“The boss is not here so I don't have any problems.” Hans Ruedi Perreten

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"Programmers continue to find a more intricate way of solving a problem that didn't exist before." Dr. Andreas Ludwig

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"Looks to have things move forward, delivers, easy to deal with, no hidden agenda, straight shooter (no hidden gun), readable (you know how he feels and why), trustworthy, reliable." Jean Pierre Bouldoires, a top notch Nestle executive, head of world-wide coffee and adviser to CEO of Nestle talking about a "non-problem person" and describing me [Reza Ganjavi] saying: "you're the best consultant I've ever worked with".

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“Any problem you can’t solve with a good guitar is either unsolvable or isn’t a problem.” Unknown

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"You have to be able to pull the audience from their worries and problems and their rent. We exist by God's grace and the rent will be taken care of," Carlos Santana

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"Some people give their problems swimming lessons instead of drowning them." Mark Twain

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“Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived.” Joseph Campbell

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“Kids like action – it’s adults who have problems with others.” Maria Rinderknech
Reminds me of a lecture by Jeremy Seigel given in DC for Merrill Lynch clients. He went on to say that the internet was slow catching on due to an obscure moniker that people ignored. The name was changed to the World Wide Web and took off!

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"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." ~ Henry David Thoreau.

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"the friendliest and most warmly people I ever met" my aunt said about Iran (Annina Fitzian)

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Companies that have no debt can't go bankrupt. Peter Lynch

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“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of -- for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”   ― Socrates

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Managerial ability may be important, but it's quite difficult to assess. Base your purchases on the company's prospects, not on the president's resume or speaking ability. Peter Lynch

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A lot of money can be made when a troubled company turns around. Peter Lynch

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"Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." -- James Baldwin

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universe sent him to help me help the universe. Justyna

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    “Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” Howard Zinn

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it's not the eyes that are blind but the hearts. Quran 22:46

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brevity is the soul of wit

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You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.  - Maya Angelou

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Albert Einstein reportedly preferred to get at least ten hours of sleep a night. If you too function best when you're well-rested, Corley has some good news.

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It doesn't matter where it goes, road is my favourite place in the world... Reihane Rezaei

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A man a word, a woman, a dictionary. (Swiss ticket office told me this -- it's kind of sexist -- she was trying to complement my decisiveness)

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"To sin is a human affair, but to justify sins is a devilish affair." Leo Tolstoy

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"The idea that some lives mater less is the root of all that is wrong with the world." -Dr. Paul Farmer.

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Happiness is hearing Beatles music blasting from your 15 year old daughters bedroom! #rockandroll # timeless

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Luckily it is still today and not tomorrow. Livia Herrmann

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cooking is alchemy. -- Golbanu Afschar Soleimankhani

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I don't need google. My wife knows everything.

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I broke my foot doing a handstand.   Livia Herrmann

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Just eight people own $426 billion between them. The lower half of the whole planet's population owns $409 billion.

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saali ke nikoost az bahaarash peydaast

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Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between these two banks the river of my life flows.   NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

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"that song gets stuck in your head and will never come out" Rusteen Salehi

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I am always ready for the snow but it's never gonna come. Rusteen Salehi (in Southern California)

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“Avant-garde is French for bullshit”   ― John Lennon

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“The artist is the only one qualified to criticize his art, because only the artist knows what he was trying to express and how satisfied he is with the attempt.”  ― Ron Brackin

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the toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom. Winston Churchill

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Awareness is a flame that can burn through the tyranny of the known.  Loic Lopez

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The challenge is to find stillness among the noise.. our ideal state of being is to be as still inside as much of nature.. Tannaz Ganjei

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Didn't Abraham Lincoln say, "The problem with quotes on the internet is that they are so often misattributed."?

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"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." – Unknown

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Internet decides what we do this moment. Sandra Kaspar

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"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."

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"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power" - Abraham Lincoln

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I know nothing about education except this: that the greatest and the most important difficulty known to human learning seems to lie in that area which treats how to bring up children and how to educate them. - Montaigne  - Garret Keizer, "Getting Schooled: The Re-Education of an American Teacher," 2015

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doing it a lot - that's what made us so tight as a band. MACCA

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Woman little sister don't shed no tears. BOB MARLEY

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Sound is as sweet to the ear as sugar is to the tongue- Thoreau

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Fear is loud, intuition is soft-spoken, no wonder we tend to listen to the former. #OmLearner #ThoughtForTheDay   loic lopez

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there's so much to see when u look at it. Annina Fitzian

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It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is that you are flowering.  Mogwantedi Al Mompati

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May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. Immanuel Kant

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Never leave alone a guitar!!   Francesca Naibo

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Can not understand why people don't turn off their wifi at least during sleep

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"If you can't tolerate critics, don't do anything new or interesting." - Jeff Bezos

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it is little things tha make the big things possible. J.W. Marriott

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Eduardo Fernandez For some, Bach is the best proof of God's existence. Or viceversa.

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kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit

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“The more red meat and blood we eat, the more bloodthirsty we get, the more violent we get. The more vegetarian food we eat, the more peace is taken into us.” ~ Ziggy Marley

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They spend a lot of money on pizza and beer because they can't download it! Anders Miolin

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high german is a language of not being able to be learned. Frankpeter

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the way you put yourself to bed is the way you sleep.

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The world wants to be cheated.    German saying.

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"last night i learned how to be lover of God. To live in this world and call nothing mu own." Rumi

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"Some sould flow like clear water. They pour into our veins and feel like wine." Rumi

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"and you're gonna be surprised what happens because this is excitement... and hit it."  (quote from The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, introduction to The Who)

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Khoda and Joda (God and Separate) have one dot difference (the way they’re written in Farsi. Khod and Khoda (God and Self) are also very similar.

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 12 publishers rejected J.K. Rowling's book about a boy wizard before a small London house picked up Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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 After Fred Astaire's first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, "Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." He kept that memo over the fire place in his Beverly Hills home. Astaire once observed that "when you're experimenting, you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, that you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion." And here is the reward for perseverance: "The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style."

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 After Harrison Ford's first performance as a hotel bellhop in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice-president called him in to his office. "Sit down kid," the studio head said, "I want to tell you a story. The first time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie he delivered a bag of groceries. We took one look at him and knew he was a movie star." Ford replied, "I thought you were spossed to think that he was a grocery delivery boy." The vice president dismissed Ford with "You ain't got it kid , you ain't got it ... now get out of here."

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 After his first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the casting director, "Why don't you stop wasting people's time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?" It was at that moment, recalls Poitier, that he decided to devote his life to acting.

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 At the age of 21, French acting legend Jeanne Moreau was told by a casting director that her head was too crooked, she wasn't beautiful enough, and she wasn't photogenic enough to make it in films. She took a deep breath and said to herself, "Alright, then, I guess I will have to make it my own way." After making nearly 100 films her own way, in 1997 she received the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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 Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because his pantomime was considered "nonsense."

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 Enrico Caruso's music teacher said he had no voice at all and could not sing. His parents wanted him to become an engineer.

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 Federico Fellini's first films, "Luci del varieta" and "El sceicco bianco" were dismal financial and critical failures. In 1952, one film critic wrote, "We shall never hear from Fellini again." Two years later, Fellini directed "La Strada," which went on to garner the Academy Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. What is it they say about critics ... something about knowing the worth of everything and the value of nothing?

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 In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency, told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, "You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married." I'm sure you know that Norma Jean was Marilyn Monroe. Now . . . who was Emmeline Snively?

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 In high school, actor and comic Robin Williams was voted "Least Likely to Succeed."

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 Michael Caine's headmaster told him, "You will be a laborer all your life." Caine labored his way to two Academy Awards.

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 The first time Jerry Seinfeld walked on-stage at a comedy club as a professional comic, he looked out at the audience, froze, and forgot the English language. He stumbled through "a minute-and a half" of material and was jeered offstage. He returned the following night and closed his set to wild applause.

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 When Julie Andrews took her first screen test for MGM studios, the final determination was that "She's not photogenic enough for film."

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 When Lucille Ball began studying to be actress in 1927, she was told by the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson Drama School, "Try any other profession."

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 Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" ~ H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers Films, 1927

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~ Edwin Land

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15 publishers rejected a manuscript by e. e. cummings. When he finally got it published by his mother, the dedication, printed in uppercase letters, read WITH NO THANKS TO . . . followed by the list of publishers who had rejected his prized offering. Nice going Eddie. Thanks for illustrating that nobody loses all the time.

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18 publishers turned down Richard Bach's story about a "soaring eagle." Macmillan finally published Jonathan Livingston Seagull in 1970. By 1975 it had sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone.

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21 publishers rejected Richard Hooker's humorous war novel, M*A*S*H. He had worked on it for seven years.

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22 publishers rejected James Joyce's The Dubliners.

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27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

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A Paris art dealer refused Picasso shelter when he asked if he could bring in his paintings from out of the rain. One hopes that there is justice in this world and that the art dealer eventually went broke.

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After Carl Lewis won the gold medal for the long jump in the 1996 Olympic games, he was asked to what he attributed his longevity, having competed for almost 20 years. He said, "Remembering that you have both wins and losses along the way. I don't take either one too seriously."

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Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.

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An expert said of Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal football knowledge and lacks motivation." Lombardi would later write, "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."

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As a young man, Abraham Lincoln went to war a captain and returned a private. Afterwards, he was a failure as a businessman. As a lawyer in Springfield, he was too impractical and temperamental to be a success. He turned to politics and was defeated in his first try for the legislature, again defeated in his first attempt to be nominated for congress, defeated in his application to be commissioner of the General Land Office, defeated in the senatorial election of 1854, defeated in his efforts for the vice-presidency in 1856, and defeated in the senatorial election of 1858. At about that time, he wrote in a letter to a friend, "I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth."

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Babe Ruth is famous for his past home run record, but for decades he also held the record for strikeouts. He hit 714 home runs and struck out 1,330 times in his career (about which he said, "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."). And didn't Mark McGwire break that strikeout record? (John Wooden once explained that winners make the most errors.)

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Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him "hopeless as a composer." And, of course, you know that he wrote five of his greatest symphonies while completely deaf.

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Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, "You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching." In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, "I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." Clearly, he evolved.

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Charles Schultz had every cartoon he submitted rejected by his high school yearbook staff. Oh, and Walt Disney wouldn't hire him.

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Daniel Boone was once asked by a reporter if he had ever been lost in the wilderness. Boone thought for a moment and replied, "No, but I was once bewildered for about three days."

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Decca Records turned down a recording contract with the Beatles with the unprophetic evaluation, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way out." After Decca rejected the Beatles, Columbia records followed suit.

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Emily Dickinson had only seven poems published in her lifetime.

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English crime novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books.

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett

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Every great cause is born from repeated failures and from imperfect achievements. ~ Maria Montessori

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F. W. Woolworth was not allowed to wait on customers when he worked in a dry goods store because, his boss said, "he didn't have enough sense."

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Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. One fails toward success. ~ Charles Kettering

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Failure provides the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. ~ Henry Ford

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Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses. ~ Rosalind Russell

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Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, received a "C" on his college paper detailing his idea for a reliable overnight delivery service. His professor at Yale told him, "Well, Fred, the concept is interesting and well formed, but in order to earn better than a "C" grade, your ideas also have to be feasible.

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Gertrude Stein submitted poems to editors for nearly 20 years before one was finally accepted. See . . . a rose is a rose.

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Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophy. ~ Sumner Redstone

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Hank Aaron went 0 for 5 his first time at bat with the Milwakee Braves.

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Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

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I bet you didn't know that John Milton wrote Paradise Lost 16 years after losing his eyesight

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I don't believe I have special talents, I have persistence … After the first failure, second failure, third failure, I kept trying. ~ Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize winning Physicist

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I never learned a thing from a tournament I won. ~ Bobby Jones

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"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.

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I've lost almost 300 games

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26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot ... and missed.

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I've failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan"

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In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after one performance. He told Presley, "You ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."

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In his first professional race, cyclist Lance Armstrong finished . . . drumroll . . . last. He made up for this lackluster first effort by being the only man to win the Tour de France six consecutive times. And still counting. Talk about overcompensation.

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Jack London received six hundred rejection slips before he sold his first story.

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John Constable's luminous painting Watermeadows at Salisbury was dismissed in 1830 by a judge at the Royal Academy as "a nasty green thing." Name of the judge, anyone? Anyone?

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John Garcia, who eventually was honored for his fundamental psychological discoveries, was once told by a reviewer of his often-rejected manuscripts that one is no more likely to find the phenomenon he discovered than to find bird droppings in a cuckoo clock. (sort of a cute critique actually)

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Johnny Unitas's first pass in the NFL was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Joe Montana's first pass was also intercepted. And while we're on quarterbacks, during his first season Troy Aikman threw twice as many interceptions (18) as touchdowns (9) . . . oh, and he didn't win a single game. You think there's a lesson here?

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Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college. He was described as both "unable and unwilling to learn." No doubt a slow developer.

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Let's end with Woody Allen: "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. Eighty percent of success is showing up."

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"Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him down again … ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling

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What's he to do when he gits knocked down?

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Why, take it for his share and go on."

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Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune;  but great minds rise above them. ~ Washington Irving

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Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate studies and ranked 15th out of 22 students in chemistry. In 1872, Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, wrote that "Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction."

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Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family.

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Michael Jordan and Bob Cousy were each cut from their high school basketball teams. Jordan once observed, "I've failed over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed."

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No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible. ~ Baudjuin

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One of Professor Pajares's first research efforts came back with a review that began, "There are so many things I don't like about this article I just don't know where to begin."

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

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"Our achievements speak for themselves.

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What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts.

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We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.

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We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust,

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and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.  ~ Eric Hoffer "

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

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R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York City caught on.

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Robert Sternberg received a C in his first college introductory-psychology class. His teacher commented that "there was a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another." Three years later Sternberg graduated with honors from Stanford University with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, he became President of the American Psychological Association.

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Rocket scientist Robert Goddard found his ideas bitterly rejected by his scientific peers on the grounds that rocket propulsion would not work in the rarefied atmosphere of outer space.

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Rodin's father once said, "I have an idiot for a son." Described as the worst pupil in the school, he was rejected three times admittance to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His uncle called him uneducable. Perhaps this gave him food for thought.

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Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium when he first presented his ideas to the scientific community of Europe. He returned to his office and kept on writing.

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So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.' ~ Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.

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Socrates was called "an immoral corrupter of youth" and continued to corrupt even after a sentence of death was imposed on him. He drank the hemlock and died corrupting.

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Stan Smith was rejected as a ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis match because he was "too awkward and clumsy." He went on to clumsily win Wimbledon and the U. S. Open. And eight Davis Cups.

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Stravinsky was run out of town by an enraged audience and critics after the first performance of the Rite of Spring. Later in life, he observed that "I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge."

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The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

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The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate. ~ Thomas Watson Sr.

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The Impressionists had to arrange their own art exhibitions because their works were routinely rejected by the Paris Salon. How many of you have heard of the Paris Salon?

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There is a professor at MIT who offers a course on failure. He does that, he says, because failure is a far more common experience than success. An interviewer once asked him if anybody ever failed the course on failure. He thought a moment and replied, "No, but there were two Incompletes."

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There is something to be said for keeping at a thing, isn't there? ~ Frank Sinatra

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Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive." As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

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Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Jimmy Johnson accounted for 11 of the 19 Super Bowl victories from 1974 to 1993. They also share the distinction of having the worst records of first-season head coaches in NFL history - they didn't win a single game.

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Van Gogh sold only one painting during his life. And this to the sister of one of his friends for 400 francs (approximately $50). This didn't stop him from completing over 800 paintings.

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Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.

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When Bell telephone was struggling to get started, its owners offered all their rights to Western Union for $100,000. The offer was disdainfully rejected with the pronouncement, "What use could this company make of an electrical toy."

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When Pablo Casals reached 95, a young reporter asked him "Mr. Casals, you are 95 and the greatest cellist that ever lived. Why do you still practice six hours a day?" Mr. Casals answered, "Because I think I'm making progress."

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William Saroyan accumulated more than a thousand rejections before he had his first literary piece published. Way to not take a hint, Bill!

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Winston Churchill repeated a grade during elementary school and, when he entered Harrow, was placed in the lowest division of the lowest class. Later, he twice failed the entrance exam to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He was defeated in his first effort to serve in Parliament. He became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up." (his capitals, mind you)

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Consider DJ Khalid, a huge success, and look at the name, look at the beard, look at the skullcap. I'd say stick with your name. Most Americans--sorry, fellow citizens--wouldn't know the ethnicity of your name. Many others just wouldn't care or would just move on, saying that hating/fearing someone from Iran is for politicians and jerks (if there's a difference). If the liner notes say, "Reza Ganjavi lives in Switzerland", they'll just say, "Cool", and perhaps assume it's a Swiss name. I like the sound of your name, and I say keep it and make the world enjoy it. Thinking of a stage name is overthinking, IMHO.

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Travelling the world is better than having the world. Shahrbanoo (Reza Ganjavi's nanny).

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Einstein was so disgusted by the whole notion that he made his famous remark, "Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secrets of the Old One. I am at all events convinced that He does not play dice".

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Bob Schieffer's mother: Go vote now. It will make you feel big and strong

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Lennon 'Peace' lyrics sell at auction for $833,654

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Rowling said she has stopped work on a new novel because the lawsuit in federal court has "decimated my creative work over the last month."

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"I've been disappointed," Dodd said. "We had Chris Cox before the Banking Committee, back more than a month and a half ago when he talked about the naked short selling, and yet I haven't seen any actions being taken by the SEC. And there's an awful lot of that going on out there that's contributing to exactly what occurred over the last several days."

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"Just as Jesus created wine from water, we humans are capable of transmuting emotion into music." santana

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the more fragile harmonics can survive in a vacuum tube, where they seem to be eliminated or squashed in a solid state crystal lattice. ..Electronics can survive in a free space vacume where they have trouble in a solid state lattice. Dr. Alexander Dumble

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We outsourced the last system to E. We spend same man days to do the integration. Dr. Xia

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"Jerome Corsi is a discredited liar who is peddling another piece of garbage to continue the Bush-Cheney politics he helped perpetuate four years ago," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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I am just Swiss not Alien. Pia (CS)

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"Lord -- Protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will," reads the note published in Maariv.

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I only write when I have something to say and I can not not write. (Neda's fiance)

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"It seems to me that people here are free to live their lives, as long as they do no harm to anyone else," he said.

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I like the Swiss because by and large they are more humane than the other people aming whom I have lived. Einstein

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Nothing can benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein

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Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. English Proverb

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There is no sugar cane that is sweet at both ends. Chinese proverb

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Prince Liu An (179-122 BCE), grandson of the founder of the Han dynasty, developed tofu while searching for a substance to help him achive immortality. Chinese legend

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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Call on God, but row away from the rocks. Indian Proverb

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Water is the only drink for a wise man. Henry David Thoreau

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint, plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give.  Anthony Norvell

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Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts that decided to stand their ground. Unknown

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You saved my day saying thank you. I already opened 5 doors no-one said thank u. (tram driver) He is a nobody who pesters everybody in order to be accepted as somebody. [...]

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"We - even we here - hold the power, and bear the responsibility." Lincoln

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Dr P. Krishna [edited by Reza] : without sensitivity there is no wisdom and without wisdom innocence is perishable.

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The ego is a begger. it's always asking for sonething for itself in all relationships.

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Indeed seeing what is can bring change. seeing - understanding - learning - change.  thanks for inserting 'learning' in the chain - it's implied but explicit reference to it strengthens the chain.

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I'm always to see what's coming up [neighbour about the magnificent flower garden]

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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

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Helen Keller (1880-1968, American Writer)

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Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Einstein

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You can not kill someone w/o killing a part of yourself. US soldier in Iraq.

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phil maynes: the most imp thing is not be serving the music but let the music serve you expressing something.

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Access is power.

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I have a particular approach to relationship - things have to get really really bad for me to shut the door on somebody - I am very slow at that...some people are fast. Dave Forsyth

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"Don't believe it buddy and don't pass it on. Gossip is a grapewine that grows only sour grapes. Don't eat them. Produce better. Live better." [unknown]

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Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. -- Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English Writer

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Shanti's dharma teacher: imagine if you never had to prove anything to anyone anymore. That's where peace lies.

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Diver Dave: if I'm not directly involved in creating value, it's bad -- best thing to do are things you're directly involved in -- it's spiritually correct and most constructive.

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Diver Dave: Murphy's law works because there are so many ways things can go wrong, but only a small number of way things can go right.

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Diver Dave: I'm not scared of making the commitment -- I just haven't found anything that makes sense.

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"All I need is a job." JeanMichael Frederick (a month before comitting suicide). [2004 - thanks to millions of job losses under Mr. GWBush's administration]

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The SEC was too stupid to be crooked. It was systemically incompetent which is far worse than being crooked. (Madoff whistle blower)

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I've eaten more cake than I've done washing up in my life. Yannick

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Don't enter it - when you're insulted. Mary Z.

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Maybe it's life itself that insights comes from because life is new every moment. Vern

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Bill Miller Beats S&P 500 for 14th Year [IN 2004]

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Miller's forte is sticking by his stock picks. He makes big bets, typically holding a mere 35 stocks. He trades as few as one or two stocks in a year, and will hold onto a stock even after the share price has more than doubled.

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"What I admire about (Miller) is there are too many portfolio managers who are chasing near-term performance, and they're not successful," said Tom Brown, a hedge fund manager at Second Curve Capital who has known Miller since the 1980s.

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     "Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip

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            the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed

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            a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it

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            narrows the mind...And when the drums of war have reached a

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            fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is

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            closed, the leader will have no ne