“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” -Henry Thoreau

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
Dalai Lama

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

Such a scribe you pay and praise for putting life in stones,
Fire into fog, making the past your world.
There’s plenty of ‘How did you contrive to grasp
The thread which led you through this labyrinth?
How build such solid fabric out of air?
How on so slight foundation found this tale,
Biography, narrative?’ or in other words,
‘How many lies did it require to make
The portly truth you here present us with?’
~Robert Browning

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. (Jack London)

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. (Jack London)

“Let me think: was I the same person when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah that’s the great puzzle!” Alice in Wonderland

“-Inconceivable!!
  -You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.” The Princess Bride

“Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do, and if you do, name if after me.” Words of wisdom from my Father

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”~Dumbledore, Harry Potter 7
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One Response to “Quotes for thought”

  1. katy Says:

    “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

    I’m trying to practice this one currently. No matter how long I wait for the MUNI, no matter if I call a taxi no sooner it arrives than the bus finally arrives, I will not get angry. Time does not exist. I am happy just sitting here, not really waiting for anything to happen. …. muni is sf’s public transportation

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