So it turns out my sister has this quote book! Here's a few good ones :)
"Realise that you cannot help a soul unless that soul really wants help and is ready to be helped. I tell you to send that oul nothing but love and more love. Be still and wait, but be there when that soul turns for help."
- Eileen Caddy
"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well."
- Martin Luther King
"True friends want nothing from you except the joy of your presence. No matter what you do, they will always be your friend."
- Paramahansa Yogananda
"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all the generations of your ancestors. All o them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of all these people."
- Thich Nhat Hahn
"Desperation can be an inspiration"
- James Rohn
"Fortune lost, nothing lost;
courage lost, much lost;
honour lost, most lost;
soul lost, all lost."
"It's important that people know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for."
- Mary Waldrop
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."
"Don't forget untl too late that the business of life is not business, but living."
- B. C. Forbes
"In the end, everyone is our teacher, on one level or another. The child is our teacher, our friends, our family, the sranger on the street. Every experience is a challenge; a teaching is always hidden in it. Every thought that bubbles up in our minds can teach us things about ourselves, if we are able to listen."
- David A. Cooper
"Death is not the greatest loss in life, the greatest loss is what dies in us while we are still alive."
- Norman Cousins
"When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced...live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."
- Cherokee proverb
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu
"If love by timid it is not true."
- Spanish proverb
"Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures."
- Samuel Johnson
"Lack of money is the root of all evil."
- George Bernard Shaw
"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
- Victor Hugo
"Don't wish for a better wind -
wind blows on us all -
learn to set a better sail."
- Jim Rohn
"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will."
- Spanish proverb
"Speaking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim."
- English proverb
"A wise man hears one word and understands two."
- Yiddish proverb
"To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom."
- German proverb
"The worst things:
To be in bed and sleep not.
To want for one who comes not.
To try and please and please not."
- Egyptian proverb
"The doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect ca only advise his client to plant vines."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
In other news, Sam's birthday/going away drinks last night at the Lion Hotel in Melbourne Central. Pretty fucking epic. Pics up on Facebook, shoutout to Sam, Hungy, Francis, Clare, Alex, Annie, Brendan, ET, Steve. Great to see everyone again, too bad Kevin couldn't make it :(
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