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"The instant we perceive something as beautiful or good, we automatically and simultaneously create ugliness and something not good. To be One with the Tao means to no longer be a slave to perceptions and discriminations as beauty, or ugly as ugly. To do so would only result in a deluded mind caught in the tangle of contraries."
Bamboo Tablet

"Because real education, as I had already discovered, meant things you really wanted to know, rather than things other people thought you should know."
Robertson Davies

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
Winston Churchill

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."
Neils Bohr

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
Dante

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known."
Garrison Keilllor

"The history of the world is the biography of great men."
Carlyle

I think over again my small adventures. My fears, Those small ones that seem so big. For all the vital things I had to get and to teach. And yet there is only one great thing, The Only thing. To live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world.
Old Innuit Song

"How sweet it is to be on the edge of tomorrow."
Robert Schuler

"Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do."
Umberto Eco

"The voyage lies where the vision lies."
Philip Glass

"To be surrounded by beautiful things has much influence upon the human creature; to make beautiful things has more."
Charlotte P. Gilman

"Any supreme insight is a metaphor."
H. Parkhurst

"The realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of widsom."
Charles M. Campbell

"Boundaries are impinging on us. Only the creative frontiers of the mind remains."
William JJ Gordon

"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
Mark Twain

"He who knows others is clever; he who knows himself is enlightened."
Lao-Tse

"Life is an endless process of self-discovery."
James Gardner

"Mozart's music is God singing to us."
Film Amadeus

"To make yourself understood, speak with your eyes."
Napoleon

"The time has come for men to shake off their ancient prejudices and turn together to building the earth."
Mary Lukas and Ellen Lukas

"the greatest recompense of research lies in arriving at the point where reality appears in its deepest and most virginal state."
Mary Lukas and Ellen Lukas

"To be successful you cannot not know history."
Philip Johnson