FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.”

— Albert Einstein

“When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them.”

— Mozart

“The weakness of men is the façade of strength; the strength of women is the façade of weakness.”

— Warren Farrell

“But what can a man ‘create’ if he doesn’t happen to be a poet?… If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself?”

— C.G. Jung

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction both are transformed.”

— C. J. Jung

“Have patience with everything unresolved and try to love the questions themselves.”

— Rilke

“I live my life in widening circles
That reach out across the world.
I may not ever complete the last one,
But I give myself to it.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

“In dreams begins responsibility”

— William Butler Yeats

“You walker, there are no roads,
Only wind trails on the sea.”

— Antonio Machado

“The true nature of anything is the highest it can become.”

— Aristotle

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

— Thomas Edison

“At the end of every tournament, to review every stroke and every hole, seeing what I can learn from the experience.”

— Tiger Woods

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

— Jimi Hendrix

“Every end is a beginning…And every beginning is an end.”

— T. S. Eliot

“Don't compromise yourself, you're all you've got.”

— Janice Joplin

“Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say ‘why not?’”

— R.F. Kennedy

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

— Serenity Prayer

“Keep me from the wisdom that does not weep, and the philosophy that does not laugh, and the pride that does not bow its head before a child.”

— Kahlil Gibran

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”

— Rumi

“Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.”

— Sam Kean and Anne Valley-Fox, Your Mythic Journey

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect…To discover what is God, the mind must be free of all tradition, of all accumulation, of all knowledge which it uses as psychological safeguard…The moment you follow someone you cease to follow truth.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You can search the ten-fold universe and not find a single being more worthy of loving kindness than yourself.”

— Buddha

“What we seek is what we are.”

— Jack Kornfield

“A fool sees self as Other. A wise man sees other as self.”

— Dogen

“If I am not for myself, who is?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?”

— Rabbi Hillel

“In the coming world, they will not ask me ‘why were you not Moses?’ They will ask me ‘why were you not Zusya?’”

— Rabbi Zusya

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”

— The Talmud

“The beginning of wisdom is silence; the second stage is listening.”

— Old Hebrew Saying

“Freedom and destiny are solemnly promised to one another and linked together in meaning.”

— Martin Buber

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

— Jesus (John 8:32)

“The best ruler completes his tasks, finishes his affairs,
Yet the people say ‘we did it ourselves’.

— Tao Te Ching

“God sleeps in the rock,
dreams in the plant,
stirs in the animal,
and awakens in man.”

— Sufi Teaching

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were to live forever.”

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

— Gandhi