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Sri Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Whether you accept or reject it, God's Love for you is permanent.

Thomas Haliburton, fully Thomas Chandler Haliburton, pseudonym "Sam Slick"

Changing one thing for another is not always reform.

Dorothy Parker, born Dorothy Rothschild

Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.

Simon Sinek

What you do simply proves what you believe.

Ramana Maharshi, fully Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

All beings desire happiness always, happiness without a tinge of sorrow. At the same time everybody loves himself best. The cause for love is only happiness. So, that happiness must lie in one. Further that happiness is daily experienced by everyone in sleep, when there is no mind. To attain that natural happiness one must know oneself. For that, Self-Enquiry, ?Who am I?? is the chief means.

Max Müller, fully Friedrich Max Müller

Philosophy has been called the knowledge of our knowledge of our ignorance, or in the language of Kant, the knowledge of the limits of our knowledge.

John Quincy Adams

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.

Morrie Schwartz, fully Morris "Morrie" S. Schwartz

I'd always been interested in psychology.

Philip Skelton

History makes us some amends for the shortness of life.

William Shakespeare

God had given you one face, and you make yourself another. Hamlet, Act iii, Scene 1

Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Taking action is important because we learn by our mistakes. The idea that mistakes are bad is a bad idea. If people do not make mistakes, they fail to learn. Which is why my Poor Dad remained poor.

Samantha Power

Iraqi president Saddam Hussein appointed his cousin Ali Hassaan al-Majid as secretary-general of the Northern Bureau, one of five administrative zones in Iraq?.Al-Majid ordered Kurds to move out of the homes they had inhabited for centuries and into collective centers, where the state would be able to monitor them. Any Kurd who remained in the so-called 'prohibited zones' and refused to resettle in the new government housing complexes would henceforth be considered a traitor and marked for extinction. Iraqi special police and regulars carried out al-Majid's master plan, cleansing, gassing, and killing with bureaucratic precision. The Iraqi offensive began in 1987 and peaked between February and September 1988 in what was known as the Anfal campaign?.In eight consecutive, carefully coordinated waves of the Anfal, they wiped out (or 'Saddamized') Kurdish life in rural Iraq?.Hussein did not set out to exterminate every last Kurd in Iraq, as Hitler had tried against the Jews. Nor did he order all the educated to be murdered, as Pol Pot had done. In fact, Kurds in Iraq's cities were terrorized no more than the [sic] rest of Iraq's petrified citizenry. Genocide was probably not even Hussein's primary objective. His main aim was to eliminate the Kurdish insurgency. But it was clear at the time and has become even clearer since that the destruction of Iraq's rural Kurdish population was the means he chose to end that rebellion. Kurdish civilians were rounded up and executed or gassed not because of anything they as individuals did but simply because they were Kurds. In 1987-1988 Saddam Hussein's forces destroyed several thousand Iraqi Kurdish villages and hamlets and killed close to 100,000 Iraqi Kurds, nearly all of whom were unarmed and many of whom were women and children.

Mao Tse-tung, alternatively Zedong, Ze dong, aka Chairman Mao

The people's state protects the people. Only when the people have such a state can they educate and remold themselves by democratic methods on a country-wide scale, with everyone taking part, and shake off the influence of domestic and foreign reactionaries (which is still very strong, will survive for a long time and cannot be quickly destroyed), rid themselves of the bad habits and ideas acquired in the old society, not allow themselves to be led astray by the reactionaries, and continue to advance - to advance towards a socialist and communist society.

Victor Hugo

Whether true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do.

Frank Herbert, formally Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Every defense minister in the solar system knows the economic realities. While robots can function well in some combat situations, human troops have become easier and cheaper to replace. Under public pressure to preserve human life, democracies use some robo-troops, but the Chinese are under no such restrictions. Their severe overpopulation makes the decision purely economic. Because we cannot match them soldier for soldier, we must rely on superior strategy.

Turkish Proverbs

The stone will not move from its place unless head is put to head.

Marilyn Ferguson

The intense intellectual and spiritual sharing of the Aquarian conspiracy, the joint expeditions into new territory, the pooling of the wealth, create the kind of mutual inspiration John Gowan described. The almost sexual interplay of ideas, yin and yang, old and new, East and West, results in a kind of collective synthesis: a creative community, hospitable to risk and imagination.

Paul Ehrlich, fully Paul Ralph Ehrlich

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.

John Steinbeck

Rama continued: I do not know whether there are men born outside humanity, or whether some men are so human as to make others seem unreal. Perhaps a godling lives on earth now and then. Joseph has strength beyond vision of shattering, he has the calm of mountains, and his emotion is as wild and fierce and sharp as the lightning and just as reasonless as far as I can see or know. When you are away from him, try thinking of him and you?ll see what I mean. His figure will grow huge, until it tops the mountains, and his force will be like the irresistible plunging of the wind. Benjy is dead. You cannot think of Joseph dying. He is eternal. His father died, and it was not a death. Her mouth moved helplessly, searching for words. She cried as though in pain, I tell you this man is not a man, unless he is all men. The strength, the resistance, the long and stumbling thinking of all men, and all the joy and suffering, too, cancelling each other out and yet remaining in the contents. He is all these, a repository for a little piece of each man?s soul, and more than that, a symbol of the earth?s soul.

Wendell Berry

These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.

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There is a labyrinth which is a straight line.

G. K. Chesterton, fully Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in offering to fight one’s grandmother. The really courageous man is he who defies tyrannies young as the morning and superstitions fresh as the first flowers. The only true free-thinker is he whose intellect is as much free from the future as from the past.

Shneur Zalman of Liadi

Those who are far from G?d's Torah and His service... one must draw them close with strong cords of love -- perhaps one might succeed in bringing them closer to Torah and the service of G?d. And even if one fails, one has still merited the rewards of the fulfillment of the Mitzvah, "Love your fellow."

Patañjali

Pain, despair, nervousness, and disordered inspiration and expiration are co-existent with these obstacles.

Wislawa Szymborska, fully Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska

I prefer light eyes, since mine are dark.