liweingerl What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
C.S. Lewis
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liweingerl The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats
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liweingerl Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Mahatma Gandhi
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liweingerl A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston S. Churchill
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liweingerl Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. ~Rumi 2w

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liweingerl Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
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liweingerl Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Fran Lebowitz
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liweingerl D ont count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali
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liweingerl Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing. 4w

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liweingerl Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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liweingerl It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
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liweingerl He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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liweingerl The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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liweingerl The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
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liweingerl For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.
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liweingerl We can t win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.
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liweingerl He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
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liweingerl This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
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liweingerl Poème de Lama Guendune Rinpoché
Le bonheur ne se trouve pas avec beaucoup d’effort et de volonté mais réside là, tout près, dans la détente et l’abandon. Ne t’inquiète pas, il n’y a rien à faire.Tout ce qui s’élève dans l’esprit n’a aucune importance parce que n’a aucune réalité. Ne t’y attache pas. Ne te juge pas. Laisse le jeu se faire tout seul, s’élever et retomber, sans rien changer, et tout s’évanouit et recommence à nouveau, sans cesse. Seule cette recherche du bonheur nous empêche de le voir.
C’est comme un arc-en-ciel qu’on poursuit, sans jamais le rattraper Parce qu’il n’existe pas, qu’il a toujours été là et t’accompagne à chaque instant. Ne crois pas à la réalité des expériences bonnes ou mauvaises, elles sont comme des arcs-en-ciel. A vouloir l’insaisissable, on s’épuise en vain. Dès lors qu’on relâche cette saisie, l’espace est là, ouvert, hospitalier et confortable. Alors profites-en. Tout est à toi, déjà. Ne cherche plus. Ne va pas chercher dans la jungle inextricable l’éléphant qui est tranquillement à la maison.
Rien à faire
Rien à forcer
Rien à vouloir
Et tout s’accomplit spontanément
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liweingerl I'd far rather be happy than right any day.
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