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William Shakespeare

The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser, reason. Macbeth

Author 187503

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.

W. Brugh Joy, fully William Brugh Joy

The Shadow is the Self’s reservoir of Unconsciously expressed aspects of the Self that operate to maintain the overall balance and intention of the Self in specific relationship to the Ego…of which the surface sense of self, the ego, is only part of the Ego. There is nothing in the Ego or the Shadow that determines whether or not the balancing forces of the Self are activated. The Self is the source and the implementer of both Ego and Shadow interaction. The Shadow must not integrate Ego. The Ego must not integrate Shadow. It is the Self…when both timing of maturation of developmental dynamics and the supporting forces of the Self are in alignment that will activate the dissolution of both the Ego and the Shadow into a full reflection of Itself.

George Bernard Shaw

For four wicked centuries the world has dreamed this foolish dream of efficiency; and the end is not yet. But the end will come.

Seth Godin

Saying no to loud people gives you the resources to say yes to important opportunities.

John Locke

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.

Yiddish Proverbs

I don?t envy you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper.

Thomas Paine

They may be all comprehended under three heads -- 1st, Superstition; 2d, Power; 3d, the common interests of society, and the common rights of man.

Roger Ebert

Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or an advanced look at my reviews. I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.

Lebanese Proverbs

More greedy than Asha'ab.

Rabindranath Tagore, fully Sir Rabindranath Tagore, sobriquet Gurudev, aka Kabi Guru Rabindranath Thakur or Biswa Kabi

In love we find a joy which is ultimate because it is the ultimate truth.

Jacques Cousteau, formally Hacques-Yves Cousteau, known as 'le Commandant Cousteau' or 'Captain Cousteau'

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.

Eleazar ben Ya'ir

Life, not death, is man's misfortune. It is death which gives liberty to the soul and permits it to depart to its own pure abode, there to be free from all calamity.

Aaron D. O'Connell, fully Aaron Douglas O'Connell

The time dependent Schrödinger equation gives the first time derivative of the quantum state. That is, it explicitly and uniquely predicts the development of the wave function with time.

So if the wave function itself is reality (rather than probability of classical coordinates), quantum mechanics can be said to be deterministic. Since we have no practical way of knowing the exact magnitudes, and especially the phases, in a full quantum mechanical description of the causes of an observable event, this turns out to be philosophically similar to the "hidden variable" doctrine[citation needed].

According to some,[citation needed] quantum mechanics is more strongly ordered than Classical Mechanics, because while Classical Mechanics is chaotic (appears random, specifically due to minor details - perhaps at a smaller scale), quantum mechanics is not. For example, the classical problem of three bodies under a force such as gravity is not integrable, while the quantum mechanical three body problem is tractable and integrable, using the Faddeev Equations.[clarification needed] This does not mean that quantum mechanics describes the world as more deterministic, unless one already considers the wave function to be the true reality. Even so, this does not get rid of the probabilities, because we can't do anything without using classical descriptions, but it assigns the probabilities to the classical approximation, rather than to the quantum reality.

Asserting that quantum mechanics is deterministic by treating the wave function itself as reality implies a single wave function for the entire universe, starting at the origin of the universe. Such a "wave function of everything" would carry the probabilities of not just the world we know, but every other possible world that could have evolved. For example, large voids in the distributions of galaxies are believed by many cosmologists to have originated in quantum fluctuations during the big bang. (See cosmic inflation and primordial fluctuations.) If so, the "wave function of everything" would carry the possibility that the region where our Milky Way galaxy is located could have been a void and the Earth never existed at all. (See large-scale structure of the cosmos.)

Hans Hoffman

People say 'Hofmann has different styles'. I have not. I have different moods; I am not two days the same man.

Steven Levy

At this point, we don't see any connection with the other incidents, ... We are looking at all options. It could be coincidence, or it may involve friends of friends. We don't see any trends involving the same people, at this point.

Petrarch, anglicized from Italian name Francesco Petrarca

With sorrow remembering happy times.

Pearl Bailey, fully Pearl Mae Bailey

I see their souls, and I hold them in my hands, and because I love them they weigh nothing. [on audiences]

W. Somerset Maugham, fully William Somerset Maugham

Now the world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.

Elbert Green Hubbard

Live truth instead of professing it.

Joanna Baillie

But dreams full oft are found of real events the form and shadows.

English Proverbs

The boy is father to the man.

Simon Lewis

My goal is to set up a foundation dedicated to these measurable and repeatable benefits for society.

Golda Meir, originally named Goldie Mabovitch, later Goldie Myerson

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.