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Quote Left An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed. Quote Right
Quote Left The highest praise we can attribute to any writer, painter, sculptor, builder, is, that he actually possessed the thought or feeling with whic... Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left Eagerly, musician,Sweep your string,So we may sing,Elated, optative,Our several voicesInterblending,Playfully contending,Not interferingBut co-inhering,For all withinThe cincture of the soundIs holy ground,Where all are Brothers,None faceless Others. Let mortals bewareOf words, forWith words we lie,Can say peaceWhen we mean war,Foul thought speak fairAnd promise falsely,But song is true:Let music for peaceBe the paradigm,For peace means to changeAt the right time,As the World-Clock,Goes Tick and Tock. So may the storyOf our human cityPresently moveLike music, whenBegotten notesNew notes beget,Making the flowingOf time a growing,Till what it could be,At last it is,Where even sadnessIs a form of gladness,Where Fate is Freedom,Grace and Surprise. Quote Right
Quote Left Behind him lay the gray Azores, Behind the gates of Hercules; Before him not the ghost of shores, Before him only shorless seas. The good Mate said, Now we must pray, For lo! the very stars are gone. Brave Admiral, speak, what shall I say? Why say, 'Sail on! sail on! and on! My men grow mutinous day by day; My men grow ghastly wan and weak! The stout Mate thought of home; a spray Of salt wavewashed his swarthy cheek. What shall I say, brave Admiral, say, If we sight naught but seas at dawn? Why, you shall say at break of day, 'Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!' They sailed. They sailed. Then spake the Mate; This mad sea shows its teeth tonight. He curls his lip, he lies in wait, With lifted teeth, as if to bite! Brave Admiral, say but one good word; What shall we do when hope is gone? The words leapt like a leaping sword; Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on! Then, pale and worn, he kept his deck And peered through darkness. Ah! that night Of all dark nights! And then a speck -- A light! A light! A light! A light! It grew, a starlit flag unfurled! It grew to be Time's burst of dawn. He gained a world; he gave that world Its greatest lesson: On! sail on! Quote Right
Quote Left As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks. I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit it out. Quote Right
Quote Left Morning Is Yellow Like A Desk Is Square He always wanted to explain things. But no one cared. So he drew. Sometimes he would draw and it wasn't anything. He wanted to carve it in stone or write it in the sky. He would lie out on the grass and look up in the sky. And it would be only him and the sky and the things inside him that needed saying. And it was after that he drew the picture. It was a beautiful picture. He kept it under his pillow and would let no one see it. And he would look at it every night and think about it. And when it was dark, and his eyes were closed, he could still see it. And it was all of him. And he loved it. When he started school he brought it with him. Not to show anyone, but just to have with him like a friend. It was funny about school. He sat in a square brown desk Like all the other square brown desks And he thought it should be red And his room was a square brown room. Like all the other rooms. And it was tight and close. And stiff. He hated to hold the pencil and chalk, With his arm stiff and his feet flat on the floor. Stiff. With the teacher watching and watching. The teacher came and spoke to him. She told him to wear a tie like all the other boys. He said he didn't like them. And she said it didn't matter. After that they drew. And he drew all yellow and it was the way he felt about morning. And it was beautiful. The teacher came and smiled at him. 'What's this?' she said. 'Why don't you draw something like Ken's drawing? Isn't it beatiful?' After that his mother bought him a tie. And he always drew airplanes and rocket ships like everyone else. And he threw the old picture away. And when he lay alone looking at the sky, It was big and blue and all of everything, But he wasn't anymore. He was square inside. And brown. And his hands were stiff. And he was like everyone else. And the things inside him that needed saying didn't need it anymore. It had stopped pushing. It was crushed. Stiff. Like everything else. Quote Right
Quote Left Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain, - the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man - perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend? No; I cannot believe that: I hold another creed: which no one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling: for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest - a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end. Quote Right
Quote Left A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone. Quote Right
Quote Left The ancestor of every action is a thought. Quote Right
Quote Left Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have sat us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face, I shot at him as he at me, And killed him in his place. I shot him dead because-- Because he was my foe, Just so: my foe of course he was; That's clear enough; although He thought he Quote Right
Quote Left Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past! Quote Right
Quote Left I never thought that heav'n would lose its blue And sullen storm-clouds mask the gentle sky; I never thought the rose's velvet hue Would pale and sicken, though we said good-by. I never dreamed the lark would hush its note As day succeeded ever-drearier day, Nor knew the song that swelled the robin's throat Would fade to silence, when you went away. I never knew the sun's irradiant beams Upon the brooding earth no more would shine, Nor thought that only in my mocking dreams Would happiness that once I knew be mine. I never thought the slim moon, mournfully, Would shroud her pallid self in murky night. Dear heart, I never thought these things would be- I never thought they would, and I was right. Quote Right
Quote Left Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought. Quote Right
Quote Left I think of you often and make no outward show, But what it means to lose you, no one will ever know You wished no one farewell, not even said good-bye, You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. You are not forgotten nor will you ever be, As long as life and memories last, I will remember thee. To some you may be forgotten, to others a part of the past, But to me who loved you dearly, your memories will always last. Nothing can be more beautiful than the memories I have of you. To me, you were someone special, God must have thought so too! If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane, I would walk all the way to Heaven, and bring you back again. Quote Right
Quote Left Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Follow it up, explore all around it, and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought. Quote Right
Quote Left History leaves no doubt that among of the most regrettable crimes committed by human beings have been committed by those human beings who thought of themselves as civilized. What, we must ask, does our civilization possess that is worth defending? One thing worth defending, I suggest, is the imperative to imagine the lives of beings who are not ourselves and are not like ourselves: animals, plants, gods, spirits, people of other countries, other races, people of the other sex, places and enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere. Quote Right
Quote Left Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. Quote Right
Quote Left It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benedictions. Quote Right
Quote Left We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. Quote Right
Quote Left When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind statement but followed it by several remarks, usual com traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, he made the enigmatic remark; 'Good luck Mr. Gorsky.' Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Mr. Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the Good luck Mr. Gorsky statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled. Just last year, (on 5 July 1995 in Tampa Bay, FL) while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question. When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hits a fly ball which landed in the front of his neighbors bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. And Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. 'Oral sex! You want oral sex?! You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!' Quote Right
Quote Left 'What is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations' Quote Right
Quote Left It was getting dark so suddenly that Alice thought there must be a thunderstorm coming on. What a thick black cloud that is! she said. And how fast it comes! Why I do believe it's got wings! Quote Right
Quote Left In India a farmhand was caught in the act with his cow. He said he had bad eyesight and thought it was his wife. Quote Right
Quote Left Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought. Quote Right
Quote Left Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant. Quote Right
Quote Left Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and what is the use of a book thought Alice, without pictures or conversations ? Quote Right
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Quote Left We must stay in His light, in order to live in the light. (In a spiritual sense). Your thoughts caress softly around me and my heart—Brandy Nicole Quote Right
Quote Left Positive thoughts will bring Positive outcomes, even during times of need within one's Darkest times. ©VictoriaEli Quote Right
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Quote Left Variety of thoughts with in and around, the perceptions resulting and leading to oozing emotions, the reactions and plans to handle the perceptions and emotions continue and multiply until *we stop* . The silence, the listening power is the only tool which can bring respite in form of proper SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats )analysis and postive growth. Quote Right
Quote Left There's something to be said about destiny, whether you run from it or accept it, it isn't up to you, that decision was made before your thought conception was even thought of. Quote Right
Quote Left “You can’t change the world if you don’t change your own self and your own thoughts because change begins with a word then it follow by an action”- Christen Kuikoua Quote Right
Quote Left 'If you continue to teach today as you thought yesterday then you rob us students of tomorrow for you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink' by Christen Kuikoua Quote Right
Quote Left “The Heart of what you are is not your body or your thoughts but pure consciousness itself.” Quote Right
Quote Left We all becomes the people we think we are until we change our thoughts. Quote Right
Quote Left You turn my thoughts from dying leaves to robins singing from their nests, I thank you friend for all your words, I needed wings today (from the poem "I Needed Wings Today") Quote Right
Quote Left I’ve been writing for many years. Sometimes it is a catharsis and sometimes it is just fun. Most of my work is stuck in an old desktop so here are a few I’ve written in recent years. I thought it might be a good idea to get feedback again so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to drop me a thought or two. I look forward to doing the same. Quote Right
Quote Left If you ever feel your dreams aren't big enough, you aren't giving them much thought. If you ever felt that your success isn't big enough, you haven't experienced failure. Quote Right
Quote Left Opinions without research and thought are harbingers of fruitlessness. Quote Right
Quote Left The Most Difficult Thing I Guess I once Dread Mostly. Is growing old alone than light come to thought is really to not grow old with those people that make me feel alone. Quote Right
Quote Left "to know me is to learn about the way I thought" ~ shirley Quote Right
Quote Left "You're a rising star. Stop degrading yourself and Learn to Embrace your thoughts and capabilities" Quote Right
Quote Left Choose to choose. One of the great traps of life is being stuck. Stuck in a job you don’t like, a relationship that has run its course, your level of healthiness or wealth are all things that you can change if you invoke the right and privilege to choose to choose. Trapping yourself in your own thoughts is a formula for failure and an unhappy life. Quote Right
Quote Left One of the most cruel reasons that relationships end is invisible. It never moves and you won't hear a peep out of it. But it's indifferent chill sits quietly, allowing any and every thought possible to move in and take over. It is not a treatment or a game. It is called silence. The inability or refusal to communicate will shred the strongest of bonds to bits, scattering it wherever the winds of change take it, never to be seen or remembered again. Quote Right
Quote Left Each thought, word, and action can turn into a ghost in life! When morals derail from the tracks of existential strife! Quote Right
Quote Left "What you can't digest then just vomit it or else complication will start in your body. the same way if you can't understand or get someone's thought or idea then you better ignore his writing". I can explain it through a story or explanation. Namaste. Quote Right
Quote Left "Life is a ally of thoughts of noble which around world make you capable." Quote Right
Quote Left A thought can open the door to an action. Quote Right
Quote Left Write what you think instead of feel, Otherwise you'll not improve your emotions By envying your thoughts further from isolation. Quote Right
Quote Left I saw the best minds of my generation connected to broadband so thought I’d best join them... Quote Right
Quote Left Time is the most precious commodity one can ever possess. Give much thought to how, where, when, and with whom you choose to spend it. Once spent, never regained. Quote Right
Quote Left Depression is just an illusion , if you stop believing it exists and that life is too short to always be sad then you will realise that depression is not even real and rather a thought... Quote Right
Quote Left Winter awakens all my care as leafless trees grow bare. For now my sighs are fraught whenever it enters my thought: regarding this world's joy, how everything comes to naught. ('This World's Joy' anonymous Middle English poem, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Confronted by the awesome thought of death, to never suffer, and be free of grief, we wonder: What’s the use of drawing breath? Why seek relief from the bible’s Thief, who ripped off Eve then offered her a leaf? ('Farewell to Faith II' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left For a very long time I thought my joy depends on people For a very long time I thought I needed validation for my own decisions For a very long time I thought my peace is in the hands of others For a very long time I thought I have to make efforts to be loved and accepted For a very long time My inner me was patiently waiting for me To choose me Quote Right
Quote Left Teachers are pathfinders, vehemently enlightening our thoughts and wisdom from darkness:for future ripples. Quote Right
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