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    It's so easy to forget what it's about and how we create it. Ran across this:

    https://www.purposefairy.com/77231/2...rom-confucius/

    There is a really wonderful quote from Jac Vanek that goes like this:

    “You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to,
    the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You
    are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of
    fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of
    every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every
    single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words
    run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind until there is nothing
    left to do but explode. There are no wrong answers. Inspiration is everything.
    Sit back, relax, and take it all in. Now, go out and create something.”

    And because I know this to be true, I am constantly collecting quotes from some
    of the wisest people that ever lived on this planet to share them with all of
    you, so that we can improve ourselves through their writings and gain easily
    what they have labored hard for. Today we are learning from Confucius

    🙂
    1. Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.

    “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” ~ Confucius
    2. To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.

    “To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.” ~
    Confucius
    3. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

    “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” ~ Confucius
    4. To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

    “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” ~ Confucius
    5. Forget those who have wronged you but never those who have done you good.

    “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” ~ Confucius
    6. Keep your heart pure and there’ll be nothing to worry about.

    “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is
    there to worry about? What is there to fear?” ~ Confucius
    7. The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of
    advantage.

    “The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of
    advantage.” ~ Confucius
    8. The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted
    with great concerns.

    “The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted
    with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but
    he may be known in little matters.” ~ Confucius
    9. When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an
    unworthy person, examine your inner self.

    “When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy
    person, then examine your inner self.” ~ Confucius
    10. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

    “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius
    11. He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

    “He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” ~
    Confucius
    12. By three methods we may learn wisdom.

    “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest;
    Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the
    bitterest.” ~ Confucius
    13. What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in
    others.

    “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in
    others.” ~ Confucius
    14. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

    “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ ConfuciusThe
    strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

    “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” ~ Confucius
    15. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a
    country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

    “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country
    badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” ~ Confucius
    16. Wanting to have things done quickly prevents them from being done
    thoroughly.

    “Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small
    advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done
    thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being
    accomplished.” ~ Confucius
    17. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

    “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the
    world at large.” ~ Confucius
    18. When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved.

    “When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true
    knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere,
    then the heart is set right ; when the heart is set right, then the personal
    life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life
    is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is
    orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this
    world.” ~ Confucius
    19. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

    “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~
    Confucius
    20. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

    “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” ~ Confucius

    “When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a
    thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.” ~ Confucius
    21. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

    “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
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    So true! So true! So true!

    What a great thread. I love quotes, too. After I meditate in the morning, I often read books that inspire the highest thoughts with the deepest meanings. Then, sometimes I combine the quotes that inspire me with some of the digital pictures I've taken.

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    I keep a book that i record the quotes that jump out at me:

    It's easier to fool someone than to convince them that they've been fooled .... Twain

    True wealth is when you don't need money, compliments, and publicity... Eddie Rickenbacker WW2 pilot

    Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of there culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses .... Plato

    Stupidity is also a gift of God but one mustn't misuse it ... I think .... Voltaire

    Everything that irritates us about others can lead usto a better understanding of ourselves ..... Jung

    Sex is an itch you just scratch but LOVE is like an itch so far down your back you can never reach it with your own hand. ... unknown

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    I like that one about true wealth. Something similar to what I've been contemplating..."Treasures in Heaven."

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    Quote Posted by ramus (here)
    Stupidity is also a gift of God but one mustn't misuse it ... I think .... Voltaire
    OH SNAP! Ha ha, this one's terrific. Voltaire huh? I knew God was the one makin' me stupid....... ;-)

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    Voltaire
    French writer
    François-Marie Arouet, known by his mom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on Christianity as a whole, especially the specially the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state. ...
    Born: November 21, 1694, Paris, France
    Died: May 30, 1778, Paris, France
    Full name: François-Marie Arouet
    Influenced by: John Locke, Newton Isaac, William Shakespeare, MORE
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    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Common sense is not so common.

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    What a great thread. My journals are full of all kinds of stuff, including quotes that I like. I remember reading years ago to make your own Bible in this way. I never forgot that.

    "High station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace."
    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous""l "Let yourself stand cool and composed before a million universes." Walt Whitman

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    Love a good quote.

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    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
    ~ Jimi Hendrix

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    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you ,then you win .... ..........Gandhi ...

    What's the hardest thing to hear,........something you should already know ................ unknown

    I'm not the man I want to be, I'm not the man I'm to be, but thank god I'm not the man I was. ..... Joyce Myers

    The opposite of Love is indifference .........Elie Wiesel

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