Your Jesus is my mother is someone else’s turtle.
Submitted by PaduanBenedick over 5 years ago
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We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
Respecting bad ideas is far too close to affirming them for my tastes.
Catharsis isn’t a wound being excavated from childhood.
My heart, thus knowing, thus seeing, was released from the fermentation of sensuality, released from the fermentation of becoming, released from the fermentation of ignorance. With release, there was the knowledge, 'Released.' I discerned that 'Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Submitted by roderickordonez about 6 years ago
The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. "Love they neighbor as thyself." Christ, some of the other great Jewish teachers, Buddha, all preached it. The followers forgot it. What is the trouble between capital and labor, what is the trouble in many of our communities, but rather a universal forgetting that this teaching is one of our first obligations.
Submitted by LibrarianCarina over 6 years ago
In each man’s mouth at birth is born an axe, wherewith the fool who speaks will cut himself.
Submitted by stepfwd over 6 years ago
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
Submitted by icarter over 6 years ago
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way and not starting.
Submitted by tijs over 6 years ago
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Submitted by icarter almost 7 years ago
But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.
Submitted by 3Jane about 7 years ago
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.
Submitted by zzravizz almost 6 years ago
Unable are the loved to die,
For love is immortality,
Nay, it is deity.
Submitted by laura almost 7 years ago
Every man knows he will die; and nobody believes it. On that paradox stand not only a host of religions but the entity of sane being.
Submitted by LibrarianCarina almost 7 years ago
A lot of people say, 'I would rather have a heart attack at the height of sexual passion'. I think I would prefer to be killed by a bookcase.
Submitted by amaguire almost 7 years ago