Thought for the Day

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My friend Ron often sends me a "Thought for the Day". Here are some of my favorites (in no particular order).

And the day came when the risk
to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
-- Anais Nin

A life spent making mistakes is not only more
honorable but more useful than a life
spent doing nothing.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Expectations are premeditated resentments.
-- M. Scott Peck

Ours is a world where people don't know
what they want and are willing to go
through hell to get it.
-- Anonymous

Life just is. You have to flow with it.
Give yourself to the moment.
Let it happen.
-- Jerry Brown

Growing old is mandatory.
Growing up is optional.
-- Chili Davis, California Angels ballplayer

Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whatever you do may seem insignificant,
but it is most important that you do it.
-- M. Gandhi

One of the symptoms of an approaching
nervous breakdown is the belief that
one's work is terribly important.
-- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)}

There is an Indian belief that everyone
is a house of four rooms: a physical,
a mental, an emotional and a spiritual room.
Most of us tend to live in one room most
of the time, but unless we go into every
room every day, even if only to keep it
aired, we are not complete.
-- Rumer Godden--House of Four Rooms

Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it--what weakens us is
feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our
self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.
-- Carlos Castenada

Live now. Make now always the most precious time.
Now will never come again.
-- Captain Jean-Luc Picard, U.S.S. Enterprise

You are all Buddahs.
There is nothing that you need to achieve.
Just open your eyes.
-- Gautama Siddhartha

I have great faith in fools--
self-confidence my friends call it.
-- Edgar Allan Poe

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
-- Galbraith's Law

Many people live under the illusion that they have none.
-- Hubert Ries

Our first awakening reveals that our mind,
conditioned as it is to superstition and tradition,
is the prison-house in which we dwell.
-- Joel Goldsmith

Truth hurts--
not the searching after;
the running from!
-- John Virgil

We can't do great things in this life . . .
We can only do small things with great love.
-- Mother Theresa

It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm
in two ten-foot jumps.
-- American proverb

It's not the wound that shapes our lives, it's the
choice we make as adults between embracing
our wounds or raging against them.
-- Unknown

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
-- Andre Gide

Fanatacism consists in redoubling your efforts
when you have forgotten your aim.
-- George Santayana

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