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“I purge regularly & mercilessly.  I am the Stalin of facebook.”

posted at 12:07 am
on Jul. 30, 2009

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“Sit quietly doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”

posted at 11:37 am
on Jul. 24, 2009

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“When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life? But, we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others.”

posted at 11:38 am
on Jul. 22, 2009

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“Calm in quietude is not real calm. When you can be calm in the midst of activity, this is the true state of nature. Happiness in comfort is not real happiness. When you can be happy in the midst of hardship, then you see the true potential of the mind.”

posted at 11:37 am
on Jul. 21, 2009

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“This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.”

posted at 11:35 am
on Jul. 21, 2009

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“The best surfer in the world is the one having the most fun.”

posted at 11:37 am
on Jul. 20, 2009

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“What’s very dangerous is not to evolve.”

posted at 10:29 pm
on Jul. 16, 2009

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“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

posted at 3:09 pm
on Jul. 16, 2009

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“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”

posted at 11:41 am
on Jul. 14, 2009

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“Mature adaptations are a real-life alchemy, a way of turning the dross of emotional crises, pain, and deprivation into the gold of human connection, accomplishment, and creativity.”

posted at 6:45 pm
on Jul. 13, 2009

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“Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work.”

posted at 2:28 pm
on Jul. 13, 2009

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