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Old 05-24-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: So. Cal.
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There is in man a higher than Love of Happiness: he can do without Happiness, and instead thereof find Blessedness! Was it not to preach forth this same higher that sages and martyrs, the Poet and the Priest, in all times, have spoken and suffered; bearing testimony, through life and through death, of the Godlike that is in Man, and how in the Godlike only has he Strength and Freedom?
Thomas Carlyle
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: So. Cal.
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For all noble things, the time is long and the way rude. Patience and submission to the eternal laws of pain and Time, and acceptance of them as inevitable, smiling at the grief, with heart of peace accept the pain, and attend the hours; and as the husbandman in his waiting, you shall see first the blade, and then the ear, and then the laughing of the valleys. But refuse the law and seek to do your work in your own time and you shall have no harvest.
John Ruskin
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
jesus
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: So. Cal.
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It is proper for man to imitate his Creator, resembling Him in both likeness and image according to the secret of the Supernal Form. Because the chief Supernal image and likeness is in deeds, a human resemblance merely in bodily appearance and not in deeds debases that Form. Of the man who resembles the Form in body alone it is said: 'A handsome form whose deeds are ugly.' For what value can there be in man's resemblance to the Supernal Form in bodily limbs if his deeds have no resemblance to those of his Creator? Consequently, it is proper for man to imitate the acts of the Supernal Crown, which are the thirteen highest attributes of mercy hinted at in the verses:

Who is a God like unto Thee, that beareth iniquity
And passeth by the transgression of the remnant of
His heritage?
He retaineth not His anger for ever,
Because he delighteth in mercy.
He will again have compassion upon us;
He will subdue our iniquities:
And Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of
the sea.
Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob, mercy to
Abraham
As Thou has sworn unto our fathers from the days
of old. [Micah VII 18-20]
From Tomer Devorah (The Palm Tree of Deborah),
by Moses Cordovero
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:01 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Never look behind you. Something might be gaining.
- Satchel Paige
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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You can yell baklava all you want to
Does not make it taste sweat in your mouth.

Old Orient wisdom.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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wisdom in quotations
is pointless
unless it becomes wisdom in action

--me
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:18 PM
 
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Like I said...
Quoting others does not change one at all. Does not make it sweat in the mouth.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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"There comes a time when you have to stop asking yourself why the train keeps running you over and start asking yourself what the hell you're still doing in the tracks."
Natalie speaking to Jo on the The Facts of Life circa 1983.
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:53 AM
 
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There is a famous saying..

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something".

If you want to be in the category of wise men, then here is an Islamic proverb for you.


When you say something, it should pass from three gates.
At the first gate, the gatekeeper asks, "Is it true"?
At the second gate, the gatekeeper asks, "Is it necessary"?
And at the third gate, the gatekeeper asks, "Is it nice"?
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