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Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

There is one moon and many reflections.

Abba Hillel Silver

I believe in myself. I believe in the dignity and the nobility of the soul which God has implanted within me. Even as I believe in myself, I believe in my fellow men, for they are like unto me in gifts and capacities. I believe in work. I believe in the adventure of life. I believe in saving my soul from wealth and from poverty and from all the physical circumstances of life. They must not touch my soul. I believe in never growing old. I believe in never growing surfeited with life in never drinking too greedily and too hastily of the cup of life. I believe in disciplining myself to hunger for things. I beliefve that I owe a debt to my God and my fellowmen for the soul which God has given me and for the ducation which society has afforded me. I believe in service. First as a payment of a just debt, and secondly as the only avenue by which men and women can ever find or ever have found real soul contentment and happiness. I do not believe in being ordinary and average and commonplace. The one ambition of my mortal days would be to break through all the confining circumstances of my world to rise above the dead level of mediocrity and to raise others, to lead, even as I first am content to follow, to be a pathfinder, to blaze a trail through life.

Richard Niebuhr, fully Helmut Richard Niebuhr

The road to unity is the road to repentance. It demands resolute turning away from all those loyalties to the lesser values of the self, the denomination, and the nation, which deny the inclusiveness of divine love.

Marianne Moore

The raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, you are interested in poetry.

Milan Kundera

Looking out over the courtyard at the dirty walls, he realized he had no idea whether it was hysteria or love.

Spanish Proverbs

The pitcher goes so often to the well, that it leaves its handle or its mouth.

David Baldacci

It would actually constitute more than a miracle, he realised. It would take divine intervention plus luck, plus some unknown element of cosmic wizardry.

Yiddish Proverbs

He should burn up! (lit., a fire should meet him)

Calvin Coolidge, fully John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race

Garrett Lisi

Essentially, what I've done is associate each E8 symmetry with an elementary particle field of physics, including the entire zoo of standard model particles and gravity. Other physicists have previously matched the standard model particles to gauge groups, including E8 -- these are called Grand Unified Theories -- but I'm including gravity as well, which is something new, and technically this makes it a Theory of Everything… This theory of fitting all the standard model and gravitational fields into E8 is working very well so far.

Rollo May, fully Rollo Reese May

Artists love to immerse themselves in chaos in order to put it into form, just as God created form out of chaos in Genesis. Forever unsatisfied with the mundane, the apathetic, the conventional, they always push on to newer worlds.

Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.

Maria Montessori

Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission.

Mort Walker, fully Addison Morton "Mort" Walker

It's just such a part of your life. You take a breath of Blondie every morning.

Zohar or The Zohar, literally "Splendor or Radiance"

And the herald calls to them every day, their soul testifies to them each day and night, and the Torah calls out loud in all directions saying, ?Until when, you fools, will you be loving folly? Whoever is naive, let him turn in here. To him who lacks understanding she says, ?Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine that I have mixed.? But no one lends an ear and there is no one who awakens his heart.

German Proverbs

What is sport to the cat is death to the mouse.

George Moore, fully George Augustus Moore

We live in our desires rather than in our achievements.

Chuck Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk

You always kill the one you love.

Søren Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever.

Isaac Halevi Satanov, fully Isaac ben Moses Halevi Satanov

The beginning of research is curiosity, its essence is discernment, and its goal truth and justice.

Paul Chatfield, pseudonym for Horace Smith

Were it not for the salutary agitation of the passions, the waters of life would become dull, stagnant, and as unfit for all vital purposes as those of the Dead Sea.

Faye Wattleton

My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.

Ramana Maharshi, fully Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought. Whoever investigates the True ?I? enjoys the stillness of bliss.

Margaret Wertheim

Trying to resolve the stubborn paradoxes of their field, physicists craft ever more mind-boggling visions of reality.

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.