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    Identification is bondage.
    Whether it is identification
    With a thought
    With a feeling
    Or with an object
    It matters not.
    Only identification with the
    Limitless is
    Freedom.
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    Quote Posted by happyuk (here)
    Quote Posted by The Moss Trooper (here)
    The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.
    That's a great one. I think it's an African proverb.
    Yeah..... Either that, or Welsh!

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    Thanks for the 'Thanks' Bill.

    I didn't expect many to understand the little inside-joke in my reply to happyuk.

    Well spotted!

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    “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”


    “I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?"

    "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties."

    "To establish ties?"

    "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world....”

    “I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.”

    ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
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    Analysis is all about ‘understanding’ the information.

    http://www.intelligence101.com/an-in...ligence-cycle/

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    "I must furnish those who would protect or save life, with an energy source, which produces energy so cheaply that nuclear fission will not only be uneconomical, but ridiculous. This is the task I have set myself in what little life I have left."

    Viktor Schauberger
    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

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    "It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system for if they did,
    I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." Henry Ford-1922

    "A single person who stops lying can bring down a tyranny." Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

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    "They don't always fly when they flap their wings". - My old man, in reference to people who say they'll do things, but invariably don't.

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    "The majority believes that everything hard to comprehend must be very profound. This is incorrect.
    What is hard to understand is what is immature, unclear and often false. The highest wisdom is simple and passes through the brain directly into the heart."

    Viktor Schauberger


    "Thoughts that have important consequences are always simple. All my thinking could be summed up with these words: 'Since corrupt people unite amongst themselves to constitute a force, then honest people must do the same.' It is as simple as that."

    Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

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    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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    “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
    ― Michael Ellner
    Anything is possible with the proper training.

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    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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    A Quotable Quote forever...

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”

    ― Henry David Thoreau

    And, in the blink of an eye, I came to live preparing for the biggest step


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    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

    Plato

    They certainly give very strange names to diseases.

    Plato
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    Quote Posted by TargeT (here)
    There's no such thing as science fiction

    It's always easier to reach down, than it is to reach up

    and my signature below... some of my goto quotes
    so....


    I feel like this post is extremely poignant currently.............
    Hard times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men, Weak men create hard times.
    Where are you?

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    "The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort." Confucius

    "To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness." Confucius

    "The Cautious seldom err." Confucius

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    "You are unique... (Just like everyone else,)"

    My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Rose.
    Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. Yoda....

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    Well, all of these are favorites but the first is an excellent and useful way to view and frame one's travails and exultations while rambling through the world. See how well it moves into the second one...

    The third one might be useful for SJW's and the perpetually offended to ponder.

    “The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
    ― Carlos Castaneda

    “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”
    ― Carlos Castaneda

    "Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”
    ― Carlos Castaneda, Fire from Within

    “For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
    ― Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan

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    ...and a central idea of Don Juan's:

    “Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.

    This question is one that only a very old man asks. Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long long paths, but I am not anywhere. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn't. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.

    Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.”

    ― Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
    A million galaxies are a little foam on that shoreless sea. ~ Rumi

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    Don't practice what you don't want to become - Jordan Peterson

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    "The fools make laws, the good ones make channels for national energy"-Nicolae Iorga

    An Romanian historian, literary critic, documentary filmmaker, poet, encyclopedist, memorialist, parliamentarian, prime minister, university professor and Romanian academician (he dislike the female "mind" )

    "Don't darken the sky of others with your anger.
    If you can walk, why crawl.
    The wisdom of life is simple: make your past better than before.
    The good word and the smile and the beneficent deed are rays of the Sun reflected in the human soul.
    Vices are executioners who kill you slowly, like an unsharpened sword.
    By deceiving, you are preparing to be deceived.
    I would be too lazy to be lazy.Evil thoughts are driven away by good deeds.
    A nation that does not know its history is like a child that does not know its parents.
    Wisdom is yours only when you give it to another, otherwise it is only in you.
    To know a book does not mean that you know wisdom.
    The egoist sees himself as the ultimate goal of creation: he would expect the end of the world to be the moment of his death.The child does not owe life to the parent, but growth.
    Good is not he who suffers evil, but he who does good.
    You have no right to be different from the others, but more than them and especially for them.
    Laziness is gentle suicide.
    Some people have the dignity of their ambition, others of their situation, the few the dignity of their person.
    Beware of both the friendship of the enemy and the enmity of the friend.
    At the end of each day, count not what others have done to you, but what you have done to others.

    The truly good man is only the one who could have been bad and was not.
    A fact is only history when none of its roots reach the present.
    The truth is everywhere, but only the one who seeks it recognizes it.
    A good man is not one who does good, but one who enjoys good.
    The thought of death may serve you at any moment to understand the price of life.
    Leaving a fight because of the villainy of the environment is also like cutting your throat because there is mud outside.
    The sources of all evil are taverns and luxury.
    There are successes that degrade you and defeats that elevate you.
    Never say "you can't", but start with "let's see".
    In a fight there can be two losers, but only one winner.
    Write so as not to lose the flowers of your thought, which the wind takes otherwise.
    Self-satisfaction - the best tombstone of talent.
    Your nation is not only the nation you come from, but also the nation you deserve to be a part of.
    Wisdom is a commodity that whoever sells it has bought.
    Sometimes flattery is the advance payment of the betrayal that is being prepared for you.
    Man's joy is like the smell of flowers: it does not rise from withered souls.
    A free man is one who does not need to tell a lie.
    Art gives everything to everyone and still remains whole.
    Only the one who does not allow evil to be done around him is truly good.
    Courage is the sight over one's own being and over any danger of a purpose.
    So far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange.
    Insult is an exaggerated helplessness.
    Insult is the declaration of defeat.

    Every day comes before you with gifts that most of the time you don't know how to collect.
    You associate your defects more easily than your qualities, almost all vices make you sociable.
    You do not leave an ideal without leaving something of your being.
    To judge man, seek to see him love. You can't go wrong.
    The biggest miracle is to think you can make one, the rest is very easy.
    Silence has its voice of wisdom listen to it.
    Believing that you are more than you are, you will never move towards what you imagine you are.
    Be sure that if wisdom is on everyone's lips, it is only in the minds of a few, to listen to those.
    Everyone has a path to follow, but no other path can be created than the one he is called to walk.
    There are tears so heavy and hot that the eyes cannot cry, they lie in the heart burning it.
    Life in action is the best teacher.
    Unused talent is theft.
    Being young comes with a duty and not an excuse.
    You attack a fool's opinion and wake up with the whole fool in question.
    Your victory begins when enemies use your weapons.
    When it's so easy to look away from a man, it's a waste of feeling to hate him.
    You are often silent because you are convinced of your opponent's stupidity.
    The long road starts where you got tired.
    Most controversies reached their goal when they created confusion and mistrust.
    Whoever has wronged you is not left with a debt to you, but a loss to himself.
    If you will be pretended for a long time, you will pretend without permission.
    An idea is not clearer with larger letters.
    Any goodwill is a power that only the arrogant fool can reject.
    The best pleasure is the one you give.
    In a controversy, to answer only when the public needs it, not the opponent.
    Many believe that you can straighten a donkey by shortening its ears.
    Distinguish between the hand that reaches out to lift you and the one that catches you to stop you.
    For too long, no one has ever aged.
    Trust is lost only once.
    Nature gives you the example of living every day. "

    ...A little too long, but I like them all (generally speaking), and more

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