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One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, “Is it half full or half empty?” So I drank the water. No more problem. ~Alexander Jodorowsky

Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane. ~Robert Brault

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold’s Pilgrimage

The silkworm spins out his life, and, wrapping himself in his labor, dies. ~Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866), “Religion in Disease,” 1865

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. ~Hippocrates, Aphorisms



>>> Philosophical quotes and Sayings

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. ~Norman Cousins

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When the pain is great enough, we will let anyone be doctor. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. ~Eric Hoffer, Passionate State of Mind, 1955

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? ~Maurice Freehill

A thousand men can’t undress a naked man. ~Greek proverb

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Seeking is not always the way to find. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

How often one sees people looking far and wide for what they are holding in their hands? Why! I am doing it myself at this very moment. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Sometimes an answer not yet blowin’ in the wind is stirring in the breeze. ~Robert Brault

You are the sky. Everything else—it’s just the weather. ~Pema Chödrön

>>> Positive quotes

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“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard

Yearning for sun and starlight, roses and winter, together. ~Dr. SunWolf

I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. ~Henry David Thoreau, “Solitude,” Walden, 1854

The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. ~Zen Saying

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You exist in time, but you belong to eternity. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~Santayana, Essays

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ~Niels Bohr

When you get there, there isn’t any there there. ~Zen Proverb

>>> Goodbye quotes

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There was never a wise saying that couldn’t be made wiser by adding the words, “and vice-versa.” ~Robert Brault

You are in the perfect position to get there from here. ~Abraham–Hicks

It’s very strange when the life you never had flashes before your eyes. ~Terri Minsky, Sex and the City, “The Baby Shower”

[T]hings are entirely what they appear to be and behind them… there is nothing. ~Jean Paul Sartre, Nausea

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“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get somewhere else—if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place…” ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There

When I die, I will not see myself die, for the first time. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin



The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. ~Evelyn Waugh

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

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It’s always Now. ~Eckhart Tolle

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. ~Buddha

The winds of earth are old and sane
But tell me, tell me when you know —
What happens to a hurricane
That hasn’t any place to go?
~David Hertz (screenplay) from 1947 movie Daisy Kenyon, based on 1945 novel by Elizabeth Janeway; the quote is a poem written by character Peter Lapham (verse form and punctuation unconfirmed; screenplay was also contributed to by Margaret Buell Wilder, Ted Sills, and Ring Lardner, Jr.)

Who depends on another man’s table often dines late. ~John Ray

>>> Life quotes

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There is no tomorrow. There is only a planet turning on its axis, and a creature given to optimistic fancies. ~Robert Brault

There’s no fun in playing safe or by the rules, but it’s not fun being hit by a semi-truck either. ~Daniel, @blindedpoet

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill. ~William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823

…Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired… ~Jonathan Swift, 1721  ~Fisher Ames, 1786

>>> Winter quotes

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See without looking,
hear without listening,
breathe without asking.
~W.H. Auden

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ~Dr Seuss

We come to this work because the alternative, being consumed by the effort to ignore the mystery of being, is no longer acceptable. ~Ken McLeod, Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention

We become aware of the void as we fill it. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

>>> Grandparents quotes

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I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning. ~Aleister Crowley, Book of Lies

Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday. ~S.A. Sachs

May your passion be the kernel of corn stuck between your molars, always reminding you there’s something to tend to. ~Jeb Dickerson, jebdickerson.com

I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

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Reason and faith are both banks of the same river. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. ~Robert Brault

When you’re climbing the ladder, don’t forget the rungs. ~Author Unknown

If you understand compound interest, you basically understand the universe. ~Robert Brault

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Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects. ~Thomas Carlyle

You can see a lot by just looking. ~Yogi Berra, also often quoted as “You can observe a lot by just looking.” (original wording as yet unverified)

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. ~Leo Rosten

A thing, until it is everything, is noise, and once it is everything it is silence. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

The road was new to me, as roads always are going back. ~Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country Road of Pointed Firs, 1896

Admiration and familiarity are strangers. ~George Sand

I am not certain of the hereafter. Frankly, I’m not all that certain of the here. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about “and.” ~Arthur Stanley Eddington

The unreal is more powerful than the real…. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Choke




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