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Scattered Thoughts

Men resemble their their times more than they do their fathers

- 14th Centuary N. African philsopher, Ibn Khaldun

For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great

- Ortaga y Gasset

When the sage points to the moon, all the idiot sees is the finger.

Too long a sacrafice can make a stone of the heart

W B Yeats

Fear is a lier

- Ray Simpson

There is more to life than increasing at speed

- Mahatma Gandhi

Life is about more than just maintaining oneself, it is about extending oneself. Otherwise living is only not dying

- Simone de Beauvoir

I cannot be what I am not

- Desmond Tutu

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage

- Lucius Annaeua Seneca

A pure mind soon becomes a deep mind

- The Budda

You are good enough to do what you are called to do

What return can I make for a gift I have recieved?

When we try to pick out anything be itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe

- John Muir

When I was born I was so surprised I couldnt talk for a year and a half

- Gracie Allen

A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it is a whisper

Scpeticism is healthy, cynicism is corrosive

- Tony Blair

What is the difference between involvement and commitment? Think of bacon and eggs. The chicken was involved, the pig was committed

- Martina Navartilova

Can you build a machine if you don't inderstand what the parts do?

One's mouth can proclaim one thing whilst one's life proclaims another

The tragedy of suffering is the wasted opportunity

When in doubt, speak the truth

Lost is a place, too

As I am so is my nation

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday

We carry on conversations long after they have run out of intelligence simply because we like to hear ourselves talk

- Selwyn Hughes

It is with the heart one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye

- St. Exupery

If at first you dont succeed, sky-diving is not for you

History repeats itself, which is good because most people don't pay attention the first time anyway

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it

- Lou Holtz

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