The purpose and objective of the evolution is the growth of consciousness.
[Pierre Teilhard de Chardin]
Happiness is the consciousness of growth. One can only grow in the present, if the past is made alive. If the past is cut off from the present, there can’t be any future.
I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else. If you are kind, that’s it.
“Until we make the unconscious conscious, we will be dictated by it and call it fate.”
[C. G. Jung]
I don’t believe in hope. Hope let’s you walk through the fire. Faith let’s you leap over it.
Relax. And dream up a good life. The universe will make it happen.
Die meisten Menschen legen ihr Kindheit ab wie einen Hut. Sie vergessen sie wie eine Telefonnummer, die nicht mehr gilt. Früher waren sie Kinder, dann wurden sie erwachsen, aber was sind sie nun? Nur wer erwachsen wird und ein Kind bleibt, ist ein Mensch.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country." [Abraham Lincoln quoted by Ken Robinson]
Jeremy Bentham, the great utilitarian philosopher, once spiked this argument. He said, "There are two types of people in this world: those who divide the world into two types and those who do not."
A leader takes people
where they want to go.
A leader corrupted by power takes people,
Where he wants them to go.
A great leader takes people
where they might not want to go,
but deserve to be.
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
A little none sense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
[Roald Dahl in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator]
Ein wahrer Freund ist ein Freund, der dich näher zu Gott führt.
[A true friend is a friend who guides you closer to God.]
Justice is like Beauty: in the Eye of the Beholder
G: what do you want in your coffee?
K: LSD, please.
Creativity is Nothing more than connecting things. [Steve Jobs]
The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. [Peter Drucker]
Halt an, wo läufst du hin, der Himmel ist in dir:
Suchst du Gott anderswo, du fehlst ihn für und für.
[Angelus Silesius aka Johann Scheffler in Der cherubinische Wanderer]
Travel within thyself!
The Stone Philosophers with wisest arts Have vainly sought,
cannot be found By travelling in foreign parts.
[The Cherubinic Pilgrim - Translation by J. E. Crawford Flitch]
“To trim” was not a phrase I could
Remember having heard:
“Perhaps,” I said, “you’ll be so good
As tell me what is understood
Exactly by that word?”
[Lewis Caroll: Phantasmagoria and Other Poems]
i don’t watch many movies. maybe 2 or 3 a year. well, that is not true. last year i was part of the jury at Berlinale and had to watch 20 within a week! but seriously, there are 2-3000 festivals a year, but only 3 or 4 good movies produced annually. [Werner Herzog]
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. [Søren Kierkegaard]
I always felt that every great university must have some crackpots on its faculty. And if it has not, I consider it the sacred duty of every dean to see to it that some are appointed. [Jesuit friend from Leopold Kohr]
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]
疯狂的定义: 遍又一遍做同样的事情，却期待有不同的结果. [爱因斯坦]
Cherish those who seek the truth, … but beware of those who find it. [Voltaire]
珍惜那些寻求真相的人,… 但是警惕那些发现真相的人. [伏尔泰]
Our health system is a disease system. It is dominated by physicians, hospitals and pharmacologists. The more work they get, the more profit there is. That sort of system is likely to look after itself. It generates more work and is not interested in reducing. [Planeat.tv]
Every time that I prepared for a battle I have found plans are useless; but planning is indispensable. [Arthur Eisenhower]
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? [George Eliot]
You only grow by coming to an end of something and by beginning something else; Even if these so called endings and beginnings are illusions. [John Irving in The World According to Garp]
Make your own recovery the first priority in your live. [Robin Norwood]
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. [Joseph Clinton Pearce]
Anger is the firestorm that signals the death of our old life. [Julia Cameron]
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand! [Baruch Spinoza]
Like an ability or an muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it. [Robbie Gass]
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage. [Claude M. Bristol]
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me. [William Blake]
Inspiration may be a form of super consciousness, or perhaps of sub consciousness – I wouldn’t know.
But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. [Aaron Copland]
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the object it loves. [C. G. Jung]
Stop thinking and talking about it and there is nothing you will not be able to know. [Zen Paradigm]
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. [Henry Miller]
Every time that I prepared for a battle I have found plans are useless; but planning is indispensable. ［Arthur Eisenhower］
Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other organizations habitually engage in because they cannot actually masturbate. ［Dave Berry in Tim Ferriss: The 4 Hour Week］
Je älter ich werde, je mehr sehe ich ein: laufen lassen, wo nicht Amtspflicht das Gegenteil fordert, ist das allein Richtige. [Theodor Fontane]
Your thoughts are your prayers. ［Ralph Waldo Emerson］
The true mystery lies in the visible. ［Henry Miller］
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed
yourself. [George B. Shaw].
There are two kinds of animals on earth. One kind minds his own business, the other minds other people‘s business. The former are vegetarians, like cows, sheep and thinking men. The latter are carnivorous, like hawks, tigers and men of action. ［Lin Yutang］
Wer zu viel und zu scharf sieht, sieht auch falsch. [Theodor Fontane]
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. [George B. Shaw]
Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. [Sir Isaac Pitman]
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” [Mark Twain]
Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am. There is no mystery about why this should be so. Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, ...you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience makes you inevitably aware of who is having the experience. That's not always comfortable, but it is always invigorating. [Michael Crichton]
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. [Virginia Woolf]
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves…
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God, of Godess, All that is.
Your playing small dos not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God, of Godess, All that is within us.
It is not in some of us…
It is in everyone.
As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we liberate ourselves from fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I survived that childhood through a mix of avoidance and endurance. What I didn't know then, and do know now, is that avoidance and endurance can be the entryway to forging meaning. After you've forged meaning, you need to incorporate that meaning into a new identity. You need to take the traumas and make them part of who you've come to be, and you need to fold the worst events of your life into a narrative of triumph, evincing a better self in response to things that hurt. [Andrew Salomon]
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
[T. S. Eliot in The Choruses]