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Sayings

CheChe Veteran
edited September 2013 in Arts & Writings
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated and uplifted by the sayings of wise (and/or funny) people. They inspire me when I'm disillusioned and make me smile at their simplicity. I used to write them down so I could constantly refer to them, but that was pre computer age, now I am old but a Macaholic so I save them on my iPad and therefore all my devices. I'd like to share them with you in the hope they will also uplift you.
riverflowkashicvalueanataman
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Comments

  • Bring em on, Che.
    Chejones
  • stole lama's quote for my facebook status, thanks!
    jones
  • Eihei says "you're welcome".
    riverflowjones
  • Philosophers have interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
    - Karl Marx

    Invincible_summerjones
  • The answer is not in the mirror. It is in the seer of the mirror.
    ~Mooji
    Cheriverflowjonesanataman
  • "It happened once, and so it will be forever."

    from Wings of Desire
    Chejones
  • "Expectation is a prison." ~Robert Fripp
    Invincible_summerVastmindnenkohaijones
  • "Talk of heaven! ye disgrace the earth!"

    ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
    Invincible_summerjones
  • If you do something to get something then that something is always a 'more perfect' in the future
    ~Gangaji
    jones
  • misecmisc1misecmisc1 I am a Hindu India Veteran
    edited April 2013
    @Che: thanks for raising this beautiful thread. Thanks to you and thanks to all others also for posting awesome and insightful sayings. metta to you and all sentient beings.
    Chejones
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    @Che; ande everyone:

    you might like to have a trawl through this thread too....
    Invincible_summerjones
  • As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness!
    ~Leon Trotsky
    lobsterriverflowInvincible_summerjones
  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Moderator
    Some Gandhi sayings. I love so many of his words:

    And eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

    Every if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

    An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.



    jonesmmo
  • JimyoJimyo Explorer
    I saw this on Facebook and think it sums things up very simply and very nicely.
    Invincible_summerChelobster
  • CheChe Veteran
    @Federica, thank you for directing me to the previous thread, they too are inspirational. It took me a while to see the highlighted word to direct me there, my eyes aren't what they used to be :(
  • CheChe Veteran
    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there"
    Rumi
    riverflowTheswingisyellowjones
  • CheChe Veteran
    "At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them"
    Our ode to our fallen soldiers we recite on ANZAC Day (Veterans Day) here in Australia.
    Spent a wonderful, reflective day with mates I was in Vietnam with.
    What a terrible waste of young lives war is.
    riverflowjones
  • karasti said:

    Some Gandhi sayings. I love so many of his words:

    Me too. Once he was asked what he thought of western civilisation. He thought for a moment and replied, 'Yes, that would be a good idea'.

    sovajones
  • CheChe Veteran

    He nailed it with most every thing he said didn't he.

    "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ".
    jones
  • "Keep on Truckin"
    Mr Natural
    jones
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come”
    Chinese saying
    jones
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    “To understand the limitation of things, desire them.” -- Laozi
    personjonesEvenThird
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    Che said:

    "At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them"
    Our ode to our fallen soldiers we recite on ANZAC Day (Veterans Day) here in Australia.
    Spent a wonderful, reflective day with mates I was in Vietnam with.
    What a terrible waste of young lives war is.

    More on this poem.

    Ode of Remembrance.

    jones
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them"
    "Lest we forget"
    jones
  • CheChe Veteran
    Here in Australia this is read every evening in our Returned Services Clubs 365 days of the year followed by a minutes silence.
    riverflowjones
  • CheChe Veteran
    "Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day"
    Chinese saying
    jones
  • driedleafdriedleaf Veteran
    edited May 2013
    Besides number 8 and number 34 on the list, I think there are still some good Buddhist principles on it. You think?


    1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

    2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

    3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.

    4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

    5.Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

    6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

    7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

    8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

    9. Save for things that matter.

    10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

    11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

    12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

    13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

    14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

    15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

    16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

    17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

    18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

    19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

    20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

    21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

    22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

    23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

    24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

    25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

    26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’

    27. Always choose Life.

    28. Forgive but don’t forget.

    29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

    30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.

    31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

    32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

    33. Believe in miracles.

    34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

    35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

    36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

    37. Your children get only one childhood.

    38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

    39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

    40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
    grab ours back.

    41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.

    42. The best is yet to come…

    43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

    44. Yield.

    45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

    http://dreamchoosers.com/45-life-lessons-list-written-by-a-90-year-old/
    riverflowcvaluejones
  • CheChe Veteran
    "It requires less character to discover the faults of others than it does to tolerate them."
    J. Petit Senn
    riverflowzenmystejones
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
    The Borg make chocolate? I knew there was good in them somewhere . . . :clap:
    riverflowpersoncvaluejones
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