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(sometimes you just can't say it better than it has already been said)

One in a while you will hear a little tidbit of truth that you just never heard articulated, or at least articulated quite as succinctly. These quotations are words that have opened my eyes to life's little truths. They have made me smile with appreciation, laugh with amusement, sigh with realization, feel heavy with sadness---in a word they have made me see. I hope they do the same for you.

Seeking the Mind with the mind, --is not this the greatest of all mistakes?

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
                                        --Friedrich Nietzsche

We look backward too much and we look forward too much; thus we miss the only eternity of which we can be absolutely sure--the eternal present, for it is always now.
                                        --William Phelps

If you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.
                                    --Katharine Hepburn

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. 
                                       --T. S. Eliot

To touch is to experience, but to feel is to live.
                                     --Loren Klein

Every man takes the limits of his field of vision for the limits of the world.
                                     --Arthur Schopenhauer

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
                                     --David Russell

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
                                      --Helen Keller

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
                                     --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discovery consists in seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.
                                     --Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
                                        --Albert Camus

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.

Every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
                                    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every society honors its live conformists and it's dead troublemakers.
                                       --Mignon McLaughlin

This then, is the human problem; there is a price to be paid for every increase in consciousness.  We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. 
                                    --Alan Watts

The worst fear is the fear of living.
                                      --Theodore Roosevelt

The idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
                                     --Elbert Hubbard

Resolve to be thyself, and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
                                     --Coventry Patmore

The whole world is a comedy for those who think, and a tragedy for those who feel.
                                     --Horace Walpole

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
                                     --Song of Solomon 8:7

If the mind makes no discriminations, all things are as they really are.

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in mon and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
                                    --Isaac Newton

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. 
                                    --John Donne

The art of life, of a poet's life, is, not having anything to do, to do something.
                                    --Henry David Thoreau

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.

He who Knows what he is Told, must know a Lot of Things that Are Not So.
                                        --Arthur Guiterman

Without love the acquisition of knowledge only increases confusion and leads to self distruction.
                                     --J. Krishnamurti

The tragedy of a man's life is what dies inside of him while he lives.
                                     --Henry David Thoreau

Those who seek the truth by means of intellect and learning only get further and further away from it.

Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.
                                     --William James

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

A man with outward courage dares to die.
A man with inward courage dares to live.

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
                                     --William James

If I am not I, who will be?
                                     --Henry David Thoreau

One learns through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect.
                                     --Mark Twain

Life can be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
                                    --Soren Kierkegaard

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
                                    --Albert Einstein

NOT I--NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you.  You must travel it for yourself.
                                     --Walt Whitman

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