Jan Patocka

The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.
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African Proverbs

-The person who is not hungry says that the coconut has a hard shell.

-Smooth seas do not make for a skillful sailor.

-A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties.
Ashanti of Ghana

-Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but … Read the rest

Psalms

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for … Read the rest

Bill Clinton Quotes

Every time Nelson Mandela walks into a room we all feel a little bigger, we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we would like to be him on our best day.
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Eckhart Tolle Quotations

-Having access to that formless realm is truly liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the Unmanifested, the … Read the rest

Kazuo Inamori Quotations

-Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.
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Homer Quotations

-I detest the man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart and speaks forth another.

-A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning … Read the rest

Carl Sagan Quotations

-A poignant metaphor of “stewardship” has emerged. Especially recently -the idea that humans are the caretakers of the earth, put here for the purpose, accountable, now and into the indefinite future, to the landlord.

-The universe is not required to … Read the rest

William Congreve

She likes herself, yet others hates
For that which in herself she prizes;
And, while she laughs at them, forgets
She is the thing that she despises.
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William Raspberry Quotations

-Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
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Grace Murray Hopper

From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
ATTRIBUTION: On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945, quoted in Time 16 Apr 84
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Milan Kundera Quotations

-The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen.
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Yousef Karsh

If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by “vanity” only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with … Read the rest