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"If you would understand the invisible, look carefully at the visible."
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TALMUD

"You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may earn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk on water and live in fire: But control of the mind is better and more difficult."
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THAYUMANAVAR

"I wish to live ever as to derive my satisfactions and inspirations from the commonest events, every-day phenomena, so that what my senses hourly perceive, my daily walk, the conversation of my neighbors, may inspire me, and I may dream of no heaven but that which lies about me."
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"The mass of men serve the State thus not as men mainly, but as machines with bodies."
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"It is time we had uncommon schools, that we did leave off our education when we begin to be men and women. It is time that villages were universities…"
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"In war, in some sense, lies the very genius of law. It is law creative and active; it is the first principle of the law. What is human warfare but just this, - an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. Men make an arbitrary code, and, because it is not right, they try to make it prevail by might. The moral law does not want any champion. Its asserters do not go to war. It was never infringed with impunity. It is inconsistent to decry war and maintain law, for if there were no need of war there would be no need of law."
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with private opinion. What I think of myself, that determines my fate."
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"The dimension that counts for the creative person is the space he creates within himself. This inner space is much closer to the infinite that the other, and it is the privilege of a balanced mind-- and the search for an equilibrium is essential--to be as aware of inner space as he is of outer space."
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MARK TOBEY

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
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ALVIN TOFFLER

"If people lacked the capacity to receive the thoughts of the men who preceded them and to pass on to others their own thoughts, men would be like wild beasts. And if men lacked this other capacity of  being infected by art, people would be almost more savage still, and, above all, more separated from and more hostile to one another. Therefore the activity of art is a most important one, as important as the activity of speech itself and as generally diffused."
--LEO TOLSTOY

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
--LEO TOLSTOY

"The task of art is enormous. Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion, that peaceful co-operation of man is now obtained by external means-by law courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspection, etc.-should be obtained by man's free and joyous activity. Art should cause violence to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish this."
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LEO TOLSTOY

"...he who builds a "tower" to replace revelation from heaven by what he himself has fabricated, will be blasted by a thunder bolt, i.e. he will undergo the humiliation of being reduced to his own subjectivity and to terrestrial reality."
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VALENTIN TOMBERG

"People engage in magic far more than they know.  When they wish for something, ranging from fresh snow for the skier or for their lottery ticket to win or for cessation of hunger in a famine-stricken country, they put their attention and intention toward a certain outcome. The more powerful a person has become, the more this attention and intention actually has an effect.  If it results in a boon for that individual at the expense of others, then we can call it gray or black magic.  If it results in good for all, as in the Buddhist prayer of cessation of suffering for all sentient beings, then we can call it white magic."
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DAVID TRESEMER

"Whether or not it is apparent to you, undoubtedly the universe is unfolding as it should.
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PIERRE TRUDEAU

"At this point, we are in a very powerful spot: being in the present, we can reshape the whole future. Therefore, shouldn't we be more careful, shouldn't we be more awake in what we are doing this very moment?"
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CHOGYAM TRUNGPA

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
--MARK TWAIN

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
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MARK TWAIN

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
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MARK TWAIN

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