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Life Philosophy

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“Plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

“Let him lose himself in wonders as amazing in their littleness as the others in their vastness… He who regards himself in this light will be afraid of himself, and observing himself sustained in the body given him by nature between those two abysses of the Infinite and Nothing, will tremble at the sight of these marvels; and I think that, as his curiosity changes into admiration, he will be more disposed to contemplate them in silence than to examine them with presumption.”

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”

“Virtue is concerned with what we do, and honor is concerned with how we do it. You can fight a war in an honorable way, and you can enforce the peace without any honor at all. In its essence, honor is the art of being humble. And gangsters, just like cops, politicians, soldiers, and holy men, are only ever good at what they do if they stay humble.”

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”

“Sometimes, we see the past so clearly, and read the legend of its parts with such acuity, that every stitch of time reveals its purpose, and a kind of message is enfolded in it. Nothing in any life, no matter how well or poorly lived, is wiser than failure or clearer than sorrow. And in the tiny, precious wisdom that they give to us, even those dreaded and hated enemies, suffering and failure, have their reason and their right to be.”

“I know now that when the loving, honest moment comes, it should be seized, and spoken, because it may never come again. And unvoiced, unmoving, unlived in the things we declare from heart to heart, those true and real feelings wither and crumble in the remembering hand that tries too late to reach for them.”

“Be real. No matter what anyone thinks of you. Don’t repress your emotion, your authentic feeling, or love for a moment. Let it burst! Let it shine! Never swallow your passion and hold it in for the comfort of another… Make them uncomfortable, until the stars shine so bright that everyone can feel their glow. Love deep- So deep that you’re so full, you can’t take seconds.”

“Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting.”

“Excuses are a false reality we hide behind because the potential and power we see staring back at us in the mirror is bigger than we ever dreamed was possible.”

“Heaven is a consciousness, not a place. When we guide our thoughts in the direction of positive expectation, when we focus on how predominant our well-being is, when we obsess on gratitude and appreciation, we roll out the red carpet for our dreams. We get stuck in hard work and struggle, but an unhappy journey never produces a happy ending. Our struggle is a resistance that holds back our good. Your good will be ushered in, not by worry or stress, but by your ease and delight.”

“Remember what is most important. It’s not having everything go right; it’s facing whatever goes wrong. It’s not being without fear; it’s having the determination to go on in spite of it. It’s not where you stand, but the direction you’re going in.”

“We see time as not on a clock or calendar. Time is not linear, time is not money. Time is art.”


Be Here Now ~ Ram Dass
Shantaram ~ Gregory David Roberts
Ishmael ~ Daniel Quinn
The Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold
Siddhartha ~ Herman Hesse
Villa Incognito, Jitterbug Perfume ~ Tom Robbins
The Celestine Prophecy ~ James Redfield
Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five ~ Kurt Vonnegut
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ~ Ken Kesey
The Martian Chronicles ~ Ray Bradbury
The Unbearable Lightness of Being ~ Milan Kundera
The Power of Now ~ Eckhart Tolle
The Story of B ~ Daniel Quinn


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