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Swahili Proverbs

Do not compete with Kari, Kari comes from God.

Stephen Vincent Benét

These I see, blazing through all eternity, a fire-winged sign, a glorious tree!

Tim Keller, fully Timothy J. Keller

If we over-adapt to a culture, we have accepted the culture?s idols. If, however, we under-adapt to a culture, we may have turned our own culture into an idol, an absolute.

Chinese Proverbs

When there is important business to be transacted, he spares himself the trouble; but let him hear of a little profit, and he will risk his life to get it.

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

Nothing is impossible for pure love.

Michio Kaku

I think a colony in space will take much longer than sci fiction writers think. It costs $10,000 to put a pound of anything into near earth orbit. That is your weight in gold. It costs about $100,000 a pound to put you on the moon. And it costs $1,000,000 a pound to put you on Mars.

Lord Byron, formally George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Alas! the breast that inly bleeds has nought to fear from outward blow.

Edwin Percy Whipple

Talent repeats; Genius creates. Talent is a cistern; Genius, a fountain… Talent accumulates knowledge, and has it packed up in the memory; Genius assimilates it with its own substance, grows with every new accession, and converts knowledge into power. Talent gives out what it has taken in; Genius, what has risen from its unsounded wells of living thought.

Scottish Proverbs

Wersh parritch, naither guid tae fry, bile, or sup cauld.

Hugh C. Cameron

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

George MacDonald

If we will but let our God and Father work His will with us, there can be no limit to His enlargement of our existence

Henri Matisse, birth name Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse

I desire pleasure. I am not a revolutionary by principle. I was educated in an entirely different manner.

Paulo Coelho

When we turn around and come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I know so many people who are brilliant speakers but are quite incapable of practicing what they preach. It?s one thing to describe a situation and quite another to experience it. I realized a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does and not from what he imagines himself doing.

Gary Vaynerchuk

I want people to know their palate is a snowflake. We all like different things. Why should we all have the same taste in wines?

Atul Gawande

Medicine has become the art of managing extreme complexity—and a test of whether such complexity can, in fact, be humanly mastered.

Paul Tournier

The creative power is God, the divine Word which calls first the inorganic world into existence, and then the biological world to life.

Jean Baudrillard

But what is apparent through Saddam is an automatic deprogramming of all that could have taken place, a kind of disease prevention on a worldwide scale, not only of any crime, but also of any event that could disturb the hegemonic world order. This is an ablation of ?evil? in all its forms, an ablation of the enemy who does not exist anymore as such (one exterminates it quite simply), an ablation of death: ?Zero death? [Zero Mort] becomes the leitmotiv for universal safety.

Walter Reuther, fully Walter Philip Reuther

If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win.

William Shakespeare

I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave. A grave? O, no, a lanthorn, slaught'red youth, For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes This vault a feasting presence full of light. Death, lie thou there, by a dead man interred. How oft when men are at the point of death Have they been merry! which their keepers call A lightning before death. O, how may I call this a lightning? O my love! my wife! Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. Thou art not conquered. Beauty's ensign yet is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, and death's pale flag is not advanced there. Romeo and Juliet, Act v, Scene 3

Chinese Proverbs

He bored through his wall to steal his neighbor?s light.


Then we were speaking of opposites in the concrete, and now of the essential opposite which, as is affirmed, neither in us nor in nature can ever be at variance with itself... these essential opposites will never, as we maintain, admit of generation into or out of one another.

Hebrew Proverbs

No man sees his own disabilities.

Milarepa, fully Jetsun Milarepa

Samsara and nirvana are experienced as one.

Yann Martel

English was jazz music, German was classical music, French was ecclesiastical music, and Spanish was the music from the streets.

Wendell Phillips

We measure genius by quality, not by quantity.