This first section of quotes are ones that were made by me:
"A simple mind is ruined by simple things, yet a strong mind doesn't know simple things"
"You become weak if you let the knowlegde become unused and slip away"
"What can you do if you have done everything you can?"
"Why be unhappy if you could be happy"
"Life is a displacement of moments we compile in time"
"You can't experience true love unless the other person truly loves you"
"Life is an intruiging tapestry that has many patterns yet to be revealed"
"Another day, another chance to alter the course of your life"
"Virtue is insufficient temptation"
"Life is built around a select few moments we keep in memory; the rest just flutter into obscurity"
"How can you expect to be with someone if you're thinking about others"

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"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are" ~Anaïs Nin
"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have" ~Annonymous
"All my life who am I?" ~Korn
"Living so free is a tragedy when you can't be what you want to be" ~Powerman 5000

"Home is where the heart is" ~Coal Chamber
"Why do I have a conscience, all it does is fuck with me" ~Korn
"Which is crueler, to let a wound of the heart fester or simply to cut it out" ~Fatal Blow
"Believe in the ideal not the idol" ~Worship
"First blood isn't as important as last blood" ~Sadistic Glee
"There's no escaping an enemy that lives inside your head"  ~Screams From Within
"They feared each other for their differneces but were absolutely terrified at their similarities" ~Double Negative
"An unbound page is a riddle, free of cover and context" ~Etherwrought Page
"When a battlefield falls silent, it's rarely due to a cease-fire" ~Fight to the Death
"We are never without guidance, if we but seek it" ~Elvish Spirit Guide
"All knowledge has its price" ~Fatal Lore
"When you cannot rely on your sources, trust your own senses.  When you cannot trust those, you must follow your instincts" ~Misinformation
"People love to follow fools; they don't feel so alone then" ~Soldevi Agnate
"In the arms of tragedy, there is little comfort in being right" ~Soldevi Heretic
"A heart of light and a soul of darkness cannot coexist" ~Gerrard's Verdict
"Sometimes those with the most sin cast the first stones" ~Stone-Throwing Devils
"Life is eternal.  A lifetime is ephemeral" ~Fecundity
"The fatal flaw in every plan is the asumption that you know more than your enemy" ~Mana Leak
"Beauty to the eye does not always translate to the touch" ~Man-o'-War
"There are two rules of tactics: never be without a plan and never rely on it" ~Seasoned Marshal
"Civilization is a conspiracy to disguise the mutilation of nature" ~Skyshroud Elite
"To fill your mind with knowledge, we must start by emptying it" ~Windfall
"Such a small thing, a drop of water...And yet enough of them together can flood a field, cleanse a mire, or choke a forest" ~Floodbringer
"Walk the world and you'll find your soul; search your soul and you'll discover the world" ~Lifegift
"Cannot a drop of water be dew on the meadow, a glacier's thaw, or the tear of a child?" ~Teardrop Kami
"Wisdom is not the counting of all the drops in a waterfall.  Wisdom is learning why the water seeks the earth" ~Counsel of the Soratami
"You cannot bar the path of gods.  You can only divert their journey for awhile" ~Cut the Tethers
"Virtue is an inner light that can prevail in every soul" ~Eight-and-a-Half-Tails
"From the clouds you can see the distant horizon.  It's a reminder of the infinite possibilities of everyday life" ~Journeyer's Kite
"Duty and law are the foundation on which civilization stands.  They must not fall, for when they do, they take everything with them" ~Kami of Ancient Law
"Worse than the years of aging is the burden of memory" ~Reverse the Sands
"You hide your actions from eyes on the ground, but nothing escapes the clouds" ~Soratami Cloudskater
"To prevent, one must first predict" ~Soratami Savant
"Put a spear in a peasant's hands, and you have an expendable troop.  Put a purpose in his heart, and you win a warrior" ~Vigilance
"The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it" ~Blood of the Martyr
"Only in our vulnerability is there true power, and that power is life itself" ~Martyr of Sands
"In dark times, truth bears a blade" ~Archon of Justice
"Cinders carry an ancestral grudge that makes them slow to trust and quick to retaliate" ~Ashenmoor Liege
"A chain of lies is as strong as steel" ~Biting Tether
"If you want to test wisdom, offer it to fools and watch how they tear it up" ~Bog-Strider Ash
"Even if giants bring nothing else on a journey, they bring attention" ~Boldwyr Heavyweights
"There's nothing more unsettling than locking blades with somehting that looks just like you" ~Changling Sentinel
"Dreams are fleeting, reality even more so" ~Consign to Dream
"Of all the things to be stolen, opportunity is the most valuable" ~Cursecatcher
"What self-indulgeance tears down, discipline builds up again" ~Daily Regimen
"Every story, even a faerie tale, comes to an end" ~Decleration of Naught
"The more pleasant an illusion's garb, the more indecent its form laid bare" ~Deglamer
"Each year that passes rings you inwardly with memory and might.  Wield your heart, and the world will tremble. ~Doran, the Siege Tower
"Creation is a paradox.  It hatches from its opposite" ~Dream Fracture
"When all is taken away, all are equal" ~Ego Erasure
"everything falls apart.  but living things fall apart in the most fascinating ways" ~Fang Skulkin
"Enlightenment is the mundane seen from the vantage point of the divine" ~Favor of the Overbeing
"There are all kinds of strength, but if you have strength of soul, the others will follow" ~Feudkiller's Verdict
"Many heroes' last sight is the grin at the other end of a rapier" ~Final-Sting Faerie
"Some secrets want to be revealed.  They burst through the soil of their own accord" ~Fossil Find
"Death stings the victim only once, but those left behind feel the pain of loss with every passing memory" ~Gloomlance
"When the meek charge into battle, courage becomes infectious" ~Aven Squire
"In a world where death is always violent, cruel weapons are as common as rocks" ~Bone Saw
"Reuniting a world is not a gentle process" ~Exploding Borders
"Once broken, who knows what worlds might grow from its shards?" ~Kaleidostone
"Every horizon hides a new possibility" ~Wordly Counsel
"A single light unleashes a hail of cleansing" ~Echoing Calm
"A single seed unleashes a flurry of growth" ~Echoing Courage
"A single fear unleashes a torrent of nightmares" ~Echoing Decay
"A single misstep unleashes an avalanche of ruin" ~Echoing Ruin
"A single lie unleashes a tide of disbelief" ~Echoing Truth
"Before religion or civilization, there was order" ~Pulse of the Fields
"The undead may outlast the living, but those who have never lived outlast them both" ~Voltaic Construct
"Look beyond, to the vascular awareness that all life is a map to greater knowledge" ~Biomantic Mastery
"When it takes forever to learn all the rules, no time is left for breaking them" ~Minister of Impediments
"All ends in obliteration—love in hatred, life in death, and light in empty darkness" ~Nihilistic Glee
"Life is fleeting, and so is death. Only the oath is eternal" ~Stoic Ephemera
"Some images are so powerful that one glance burns them into your mind forever. Come, let us gaze on nothingness" ~Wit's End
"Knowledge demands sacrifice" ~Ambition's Cost
"The same spears that catch their food today will defend their homes tomorrow" ~Aven Fisher
"To empty your mind is to fill your grave" ~Balance of Power
"Fire never dies alone" ~Blaze
"The treasure in my mind is greater than any worldly glory" ~Concentrate
"The best ideas often come from the worst minds" ~Diabolic Tutor
Murheys Law:
"Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes"
"You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever"
"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space.  Everything else is opinion"
"An idea is not responsible for people who believe in it"
"It's better to have a horrible ending than to have horrors without end"
"Forgive and remember"
"The only way to make something foolproof is to keep it away from fools"
"Two things a man cannot hide: that he is drunk, and that he is in love"
"No one gets too old to learn a new way of bieng stupid"
"Complex systems tend to oppose their own proper function"
"You can't recover from a problem you don't have"
"Experience is what causes you to make new mistakes instead of old ones"
"Progress may have been all right once, but it went on too long"
"Pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists"
"Reality is whatever you can get away with"
"Natural laws have no pity"
"It's difficult to soar with the eagles when you work with turkeys"
"There is no heavier burden than a great potential"
"Don't worry about avoidng temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you"
"Traditions are solutions for which we have forgotten the problems"
"If this were a logical world, men would ride sidesaddle"
"The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change"
"Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse"
"In America, it's not how much an item costs, it's how much you save"
"Don't believe anything you hear or anything you say"
"If you do the job twice, it's yours"
"No two identical parts are alike"
"It doesn't matter if you win or lose...until you lose"
"Never make a major policy change based on a close vote"
"Never try to crawl through a hole smaller than your head"
"When somebody you greatly admire and respect appears to be thinking deep thoughts, he or she is probably thinking about lunch"
"Trust everybody, but cut the cards"
"Men and nations will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted"
"When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will"
"You always find something in the last place you look"
"If you don't buy it when you first see it, it won't be there when you come back"
"If you don't need it and don't want it, there is always plenty of it"
"Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time"
"It is a simple task to make a subject complex, but a complex task to make it simple"
"There is no issue so small that it can't be blown out of poportion"
"You never begin your summer romance until the last day of summer"
"Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check"
"A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members"
"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, then you just don't understand the problem"
"Things go right now so they can go wrong later"
"Silence is one of the hardest things to refute"
"Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you.  They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them"
"No matter how low you bid the job there is always an idiot out there willing to do it for less"
"In complex systems, there is no relationship bewtween information gathered and decisions made"
"The most persistent callers have the least important business"
"A negotiation shall be considered successful if all parties walk away feeling screwed"
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away"
"Where there's a will, there's a won't"
"A column about errors will contain errors"
"That which is attached with only two bolts is directly behind something attached with eight"
"An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought"
"An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds.  A pessimist fears it is true"
"If the human brain were simple enough for us to understand it, we would be too simple to understand it"
"If you have the time, you won't have the money.  If you have the money, you won't have the time"
"1. Good judgement comes from bad experience.  2. Experience comes from bad judgement"
"Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens"
"1. Negative expectations yield negative results.  2. Positive expectations yield negative results"
"There is no right way to say the wrong thing"
"Anything adjustable will eventually need adjustment"
"Everything falls apart on the same day"
"If we knew what we were getting into we would never get into anything"
"You can't fall off the floor"
"Do someone a favor and it becomes your job"
"Whichever way you turn upon entering an elevator, the buttons will be on the opposite side"
"If credit can possibly go to someone else, it will"
"Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes"
"Old age is no place for sissies"
"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory"
"The closest you can get to your youth is to start repeating your follies"
"Things get worse under pressure"
"Free time that unexpectedly becomes available will be wasted"
"Sometimes it takes several years to recognize the obvious"
"If you knew what you were doing you'd probably be bored"
"Anything is easier to get into than get out of"
"Delay is the deadliest form of denial"
"Teamwork is essential.  It allows you to blame someone else"
"The person with the least expertise has the most opinions"
"Only a bureaucracy can fight a bureaucracy"
"You can always find what you're not looking for"
"If an experiment works, something has gone wrong"
"It's not a party until something gets broken"
"As the economy gets better, everything else gets worse"
"The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency"
"One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged"
"Virtue is insufficient temptation"
"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him"
"Never tell everything you know"
"University politics are vicious, precisely because the stakes are so small"
"What we learn after we know it all is what counts"
"Yoo know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers"
"If anything can go wrong, it will do so in triplicate"
"If you don't care where you are, you're lost"
"A single fact can spoil a good argument"
"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please"
"Two wrongs are only the beginning"
"There is some advice that is too good - the advice to love your enemies, for example"
"The best defense against logic is ignorance"
"If you are in a hole, stop digging"
"The quickest way to find something is to start looking for something else"
"Seek simplicity, and distrust it"
"Man is always ready to die for an idea, provided that the idea is not quite clear to him"
"The location of all objects cannot be known simultaneously"
"If it looks easy, it's tough.  If it looks tough, it's damn well impossible"
"A show-off is any child who is more talented than yours"
"Living in the past has one thing in its favor - it's cheaper"
"The lost sock reappears only after its match has been discarded"
"When working on a project, if you put away a tool that you're certain you're finished with, you will need it instantly"
"If a child looks like his father, that's heredity.  If he looks like a neighbor, that's enviroment"
"You can't fix it if it ain't broke"
"No experiment is ever a complete failure,  it can always serve as a negative example"
"The simpler the instructions (for example, "Press here"), the more difficult it will be to open the package"
"Ninety percent of everything is crud"
"Once you open a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can"
"If you don't want your children to hear what you are saying, pretend that you are talking to them"
"You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive"
"A little inaccuracy can save a lot of explanation"
"Those who are unable to learn from past meetings are condemned to repeat them"
"We all have the strength to endure the misfortune of others"
"Where there's a will, there's a lawsuit"
"No one is listening until you make a mistake"
"It is impossible for anyone to learn that which he thinks he already knows"
"The bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same person"
"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on"
"There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love"
"The only changes that are easily adopted are changes for the worse"
"Grandchildren grow more quickly than children"
"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be half as good.  Luckily, this is not difficult"
"A work project expands to fill the space available"
"Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy"
"The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was"
"If you don't do anything, you can't do anything wrong"
"Beware of a day in which you don't have something to bitch about"
"Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing"
"Hard work pays off in the future.  Laziness pays of now"
"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other"
"A computer makes as many mistakes in two second as twenty men working twenty years"
"Consistency is always easier to defend than correctness"
"Anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admitting it to someone else"
"If something is confidential, it will be left in the copier machine"
"If you have watched a TV series only once, and you watch it again, it will be a rerun of the same episode"
"It's amazing how long it takes to complete something you are not working on"
"Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your kids"
"When you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat"
"An alchoholic is a person who drinks more than his own physician"
"One child is not enough, but two children are far too many"
"Unexpected monetary gains will always be offset by unexpected expenses in the same amount"
"If there are two competing and incompatible technologies on the market, the inferior product will prevail"
"The changes in new models should be so attractive as to create dissatisfaction with past models"
"The one file you don't scan for viruses will be the one with the worst virus"
"Behind every great fortune, there is a crime"
"Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups"
"There's no time like the present for postponing what you don't want to do"
"There are no answers, only cross-references"
"It's easy to see the bright side of other couples' problems"
"As soon as you're doing what you wanted to be doing, you want to be doing something else"
"When putting into memory, remember where you put it"
"To err is human, but top really foul things up requires a computer"
"All great discoveries are made by mistake"
"Nothing is ever done for the right reasons"
"When a politician gets an idea, he usually gets it wrong"
"No matter how often a lie is shown to be false, there will remain a percentage of people who believe it to be true"
"The one who does the least work will get the most credit"
"No person's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"
"Nothing is as permanent as that which is called temporary.  Nothing is as temporary as that which is called permanent"
"Variables won't; constants aren't"
"Never have children, only grandchildren"
"1. Love letters, business contracts, and money you are due always arrive three weeks late.  2. Junk mail arrives the day it was sent"
"No matter what goes wrong, it will probably look right"
"There is only one first time"
"The other line moves faster"
"If anything can go wrong, it will"
"You cannot tell the tale of a tear"
"One step in one direction is two steps away from the other"
"Later never exists"
"Pain is inevitable, misery is a choice"
"When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the way"
"Change happens at the speed of thought"
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink"
"Doing nothing in fear of making a mistake, is the greatest mistake you'll make"
"What I am doing today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it"
"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground"
"Happiness is a way of traveling, not a destination"
"The wise don't expect to find life worth living; they make it that way"
"No person owns another, the heart may give away the soul, but the bodies' desires of the flesh dictates its fate"
"Don't look to the past and say why, look to the future and say why not"
"Laugh and the world laughs with you ,Laugh hysterically, for no apparent reason, and they'll leave you alone"
Chinese Proverb:
"He who teaches me for a day is my father for life"
"Hire a young carpenter but consult an old physician"
"When you paint a dragon, you paint his scales, not his bones; when you see a man, you see his face not his heart"
"Every smile makes you a day younger; every sigh a day older"
"At birth we bring nothing with us; at death we take nothing away"
"Patience in one minute of anger can prevent on hundred days of sorrow"
"Tell me, I'll forget.  Show me, I may remember.  But involve me and I'll understand"
"Learning is like rowing upstream: To not advance is to fall back"
"Control your emotion or it will control you"
"Life is but a journey; death is returning home"
"Outside noisy, Inside empty"
"If you don't believe in gods, leave them alone"
"Of all strategies, to know when to quit may be the best"
"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back"
"Better to argue with a wise man than to prattle with a fool"
"If you want one year of prosperity, plant corn.  If you want ten years of prosperity, plant trees.  If you want one hundred years of prosperity, educate people"
"Guessing is cheap; guessing wrong is expensive"
"What the eye does not see the heart does not mourn"
"Learning that does not daily increase will daily decrease"
"Only distance tests the strength of horses; only time reveals the hearts of men"
"Only by learning do we discover how ignorant we are"
"Though those who study are as many as the hairs on an ox, those who succeed are as rare as unicorns' horns"
Japanese Proverb:
"The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement"
"Fall seven times, stand up eight"
"There is always a piece of fortune in misfortune"
"True words are often not beautiful, just as beautiful words are often not true"
"The reverse side has also its reverse side"
"The person who confesses ignorance shows it once; the person who conceals it shows it many times"
"If that which is within is not right, it is futile to pray for that which is without"
"When someone's character is not clear to you, look at that person's friends"
"The closer you stand to the lighthouse, the darker it gets"
"Don't give others what they don't want"
"Treat every individual as a part of the whole"
Dalai Lama:
"If you know that someone is speaking badly of you behind your back, and if you react to that negativity with a feeling of hurt, then you destroy your own peace of mind.  One's pain is one's own creation.  One should treat things as they are wind behind one's ear.  In other words, just brush them aside.  To a large extent, wether or not one suffers pain depends on how one responds to a given situation.  What makes a difference is wether or not one is too sensitive and takes things too seriously"
"A very poor, underprivileged person might think that it would be wonderful to have an automobile or a telvision set, and should he acquire them, at the beginning he would feel very happy.  Now if such happiness were something permanent, it would remain forever.  But it does not; it goes.  After a few months he wants to change the models.  The old ones, the same objects, now cause dissatisfaction.  This is the nature of change"
"To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayers"
"Ignorance is the fundamental cause of the painful round and round of cyclic existence"
"I believe that constant effort, tireless effort, pursuing clear goals with sincere effort is the only way"
"Nowadays the world is becoming increasingly materialistic, and mankind is reaching toward the very zenith of external progress, driven by an insatiable desire for power and vast possessions.  Yet by this vain striving for perfection in a world where everything is relative, they wander even further away from inward peace and happiness of the mind"
"Guilt, as experienced in Western culture, is connected with hopelessness and discouragement and is past-oriented.  Genuine remorse, however, is a healthy state of mind, it is future-oriented, connected with hope, and causes us to act, to change"
"My message is the practice of compassion, love and kindness.  Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human bieng is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color, and creed.  Deep down there is no difference"
"According to Buddhist practice, there are three stages or steps.  The initial stage is to reduce attachment toward life.  The second stage is elimination of desire and attachment to this samsara.  Then in the third stage, self-cherishing is eliminated"
"Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned"
"Only a spontaneous feeling of empathy with others can really inspire us to act on their behalf.  Nevertheless, compassion does not arise mechanically.  Such a sincere feeling must grow gradually, cultivated within each individual, based on their own conviction of its worth.  Adopting a kind attitude thus becomes a personal matter.  How each of us behaves in daily life is, after all, the real test of compassion"
"So the tendency of our childish nature is to take small things too seriously and get easily offended, whereas when we are confronted with situations which have long-term consequences, we tend to take things less seriously"
"The creatures that inhabit this earth, be they human beings or animals, are here to contibute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world"
"When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions done in one's past, we strengthen ourselves and can solve the problems of the present constructively"
"If we examine ourselves every day with mindfulness and mental alertness checking our thoughts, motivations, and their manifestations in external beahviour, a possibility for change and self-improvement can open within us"
"Everybody loves to talk about calmness and peace, wether in a family, national, or international context, but without inner peace how can we make real peace?  World peace through hatred and force is impossible"
"Humans are not machines, we need something more.  We have feelings and experience.  Material comforts are not sufficient to satisfy us.  We need something deeper-human affection"
"We humans have existed in our present form for about 100,000 years.  I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased.  But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever.  This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world.  And this is why unpleasant events are "news"; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are generally taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored"
"Time never waits but keeps flowing.  Not only does time flow unhindered, but correspondingly our lives too keep moving onward all the time.  If something goes wrong, we cannot turn back time and try again.  In that sense, there is no genuine second chance"
"Dreams are an idea of the mind.  There are no tangible objects beneath these sole appearances.  Similarily, self and others, samsara and nirvana, are designated by the name and knowledge about them.  Thus, there is no inherent existence of any object"
"The ultimate must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis"
"What science finds to be nonexistent, we must accept as nonexistent; but what science merely does not find is a completely different matter....  It is quite clear that there are many, many mysterious things"
"All people suffer, they just do it in different ways.  And even though it's not the same, the pain can still hurt you" ~Twelve Kingdoms
"The sea of depression is vast and dark. She drowns all who dwell within" ~Cory Lamb
"The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well in life" ~Samurai Maxim
"To know and to act are one and the same" ~Samurai Maxim
"How you do anything is how you do everything" ~Zen Saying
"Do not seek the truth.  Only cease to cherish opinions" ~Zen Saying
"Both speech and silence transgress" ~Zen Saying
"I have taught that when error ceases, you know yourself for what you are" ~Saraha's Treasury of Songs
"If you are too excited by joy, later you will have to cry" ~Tibetan Saying
"Keep your hearts together, but your tents seperate" ~Bedouiun Saying
"Epigrams succeed where epics fail" ~Persian Proverb
"Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, love more, and all good things will be yours" ~Swedish Proverb
"Infinite words appear and disappear in the vast expanse of my own consciousness, like motes of dust dancing in a heaven of light" ~Ancient Vedic Saying
"How does one think of not-thinking?  Without thinking" ~Zen Mondo
"Have much and be confused" ~Tao te Ching
"We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want" ~Tao te Ching
"Bieng is born of not bieng" ~Tao te Ching
"Those who know do not talk, those who talk do not know" ~Tao te Ching
"He who knows he has enough is rich" ~Tao te Ching
"The wise man sets no high value on a thing simply because it is hard to get" ~Tao te Ching
"He who grasps loses" ~Tao te Ching
"Act without doing; work without effort" ~Tao te Ching
"Better than the one who knows what is right is he who loves what is right" ~Confucious
"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it" ~Confucious
"Virtue is not left to stand alone.  He who practices it will have neighbors" ~Confucious
"If you don't know how to serve men, why worry about serving gods?" ~Confucious
"Foolish friends are worse than wise enemies" ~Confucious
"The great man is sparing in woods but prodigal in deeds" ~Confucious
"Only the supremely wise and the abysmally ignorant do not change" ~Confucious
"When you encounter someone greater than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal.  When you encounter someone lesser than you, look within and examine your own self" ~Confucious
"To understand everything is to forgive everything" ~Buddha
"The greatest prayer is patience" ~Buddha
"The no-mind not-thinks no-thoughts about no-things" ~Buddha
"We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts we make the world" ~Buddha
"As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it" ~Lao-tzu
"An integral bieng knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing" ~Lao-tzu
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders" ~Lao-tzu
"The tree that is unbending is easily broken" ~Lao-tzu
"The way of the sage is to act but not to compete" ~Lao-tzu
"There is a taint worse than all taints, and its name is ignorance" ~Dhammapada
"Victory breeds hatred.  He who has given up both victory and defeat, he is contented and happy" Dhammapada
"One may conquer in a battle a thousand times a thousand men, yet he is the best of conquerors who conquers himself" ~Dhammapada
"No suffering befalls the man who calls nothing his own" ~Dhammapada
"Whatever harm a foe may do to a foe, or a hater to another hater, a wrongly directed mind may do one harm far exceeding these" ~Dhammapada
"Watchfulness is the path to immortality, and thoughtlessness the path to death.  The watchful do not die, but the thoughtless are already like the dead" ~Dhammapada 
"As a beautiful flower that is full of hue but lacks fragrance, even so fruitless is the well-spoken word to one who does not practice it" ~Dhammapada
"The point we emphasize is strong confidence in our original nature" ~Shunryu Suzuki
"We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence" ~Shunryu Suzuki
"Because each existence is in constant change, there is no abiding self" ~Shunryu Suzuki
"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.  In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few" ~Shunryu Suzuki
"A master who cannot bow  to his disciple cannot bow to Buddha" ~Shunryu Suzuki
"The quieter you become, the more you can hear" ~Baba Ram Dass
"The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody" ~Baba Ram Dass
"If you think you're free, there's no escape possible" ~Baba Ramm Dass
"Nonviolence requires much more courage than violence" ~Mahatma Gandhi
"People become what they expect themselves to become" ~Mahatma Gandhi
"You cannot do right in one department of life while occupied doing wrong in any other department.  Life is one indivisible whole" ~Mahatma Gandhi
"The purpose of words is to convoy ideas.  When ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.  Where can I find a man who has fogotten the words?  He is the one I would like to talk to" ~Chuang Tzu
"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness" ~Chuang Tzu
"Chance implies an absolute absence of any principle" ~Chuang Tzu
"Never let life's hardships disturb you.  After all, no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages" ~Nichiren
"Winter always turns to spring" ~Nichiren
"A Zen master, when asked where he would go after he died, replied, To hell, for that's where help is needed most" ~Roshi Philip Kapleau
"The truth is that everything is one, and this of course is not a numerical one" ~Roshi Philip Kapleau
"The fool who knows he is a fool is for that very reason wise.  The fool who thinks himself wise is the greatest fool of all" ~Shakyamuni
"Hatred never ceases through hatred.  By compassion alone does it cease" ~Shakyamuni
"A person writing at night may put out the lamp but the words he has written will remain.  It is the same with the destiny we create for ourselves in this world" ~Shakyamuni
"The epitome of the human realm is to be stuck in a huge traffic jam of discursive thought" ~Chögyam Trungpa
"Hope and fear cannot alter the seasons" ~Chögyam Trungpa
"Meditation is not the means to an end.  It is both the means and the end" ~J. Krishnamurti
"Memory is incomplete experience" ~J. Krishnamurti
"From your first day of school you are cut off from life to make theories" ~Taisen Deshimaru
"Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them.  Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit" ~Taisen Deshimaru
"The nature of the mind when understood, no human speech can compass or disclose" ~Huang Po
"The stopping of becoming is Nirvana" ~Samyutta-nikaya II
"Man's happiness in life is the result of man's own effort and is neither the gift of god nor a spontaneous natural product" ~Ch'en Tu-hsiu
"Since body and mind are indivisible, so are past and present" ~Keizan
"Blow and you can extinguish fire.  Blow and you can make fire" ~Zen koan
"When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough.  When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much" ~Fen-yang
"Every moment of life is the last, every poem is a death poem" ~Matsuo Basho
"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings" ~Saad
"Holiness comes from holy deeds, not by starving flesh of daily needs" ~Shaikh Saadi
"The mind should be nowhere in particular" ~Takuan
"Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands" ~Seneca
"Concealing shortcomings while boasting virtues defines arrogance" ~Miao-lo
"Having failed to distinguish thoughts from things, we then fail to distinguish words from thoughts.  We think that if we can label a thing we have understood it" ~Maha Sthavira Sangharakshita
"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill.  To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill" ~Sun Tzu
"Mind is the master.  What hasn't been created by thought doesn't exist" ~Ayya Kemma
"If ordinary people know, they are sages; if sages understand they are ordinary people" ~Wumen
"You carry heaven and hell with you" ~Sri Ramana Maharshi
"The raft of knowledge ferries the worst sinner to safety" ~Bhagavad
"There is no place to seek the mind; it is like the footprints of birds in the sky" ~Zenrin
"Things derive their bieng and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves" ~Nagarjuna
"By stumbling, the world is perfected" Sri Aurobindo
"Wherever there is attachment association with it brings endless misery" ~Gampopa
"Reality has no inside, outside, or middle part" ~Bodhidharma
"Ego-soul is the seed of birth and death, and the foolish call it the true man" ~Zuigan
"The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you also must endure its pains" ~Swami Brahmananda
"There are two ways of avoiding war: one is to satisy everyone's desire, the other, to content oneself with the good" ~Unto Tahtinen
"Heaven-sent calamaties you may stand up against, but you cannot survive those brought on by yourself" ~Shu-Ching
"Life is like a game of cards.  The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will" ~Jawaharlal Nehru
"To live in fear and falsehood is worse than death" ~Zend-Avesta
"The warrior must only take care that his spirit is never broken" ~Shissai
"Rather than spend aeons without an awakening, have no second thoughts" ~Jakushitsu
"Humans cannot create matter.  We can however, create value.  Creating value is, in fact, our very humanity.  When we praise people for their strength of character, we are actually acknowledging their ability to create value" ~Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
"In walking, just walk.  In sitting, just sit.  Above all, don't wobble" ~Yun-men
"Unless we agree to suffer we canot be free from suffering" ~D.T. Suzuki
"The peaches and plums of the poor houses also create shade" ~Huguo
"If you befriend another person but lack the mercy to correct him, you are in fact his enemy" ~Chang-an
"Though it has no thought of keeping watch, it's not for nought that the scarecrow stands in the grain field" ~Dôgen Zenji
"What is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst" ~Khalil Gibran
"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.  It makes the hand bleed that uses it" ~Rabindranath Tagore
"Atop a hundred-foot pole, how do you step forward?" ~Shishuang
"The world is so wide, so vast; why put on a formal vestment at the sound of a bell?" ~Yunmen
"Mere suffering exists, but no sufferer is found; the deeds are, but no doer is found" ~Buddhaghosa
"Nothing would be done at all if we waited until we could do it so well that no one could fault with it" ~John Henry Cardinal Newman
"Hold fast to your illusions. For without them, you may exist, but you will cease to live" ~Mark Twain
"These times, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much of the greatest is the possession of friendship" ~Epicurus
"As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm.  Jump.  It is not as wide as you think" ~Native American Initiation Rite
"Hope is the denial of reality" ~Tachibana Ukyo
"You either kiss the future or the past goodbye" ~Ringo Starr
"There are two eternities that can really break you down - yesterday and tomorrow.  One is gone and the other doesn't exist live today" ~Anon
"The world is a round place which may seem that the end is also the beginning" ~George Baker
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody" ~Bill Cosby
"On the day of victory no one is tired"  ~Arab Proverb
"When elephants fight it is the grass that suffers" ~Kikuyu Proverb
"No bird soars too high if it soars with its own wings" ~William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
"And if we could define love predict it, it would probably lose it's power" ~Ethan Philips, Star Trek Voyager
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing" ~Anaïs Nin
"Happiness is a very short lived ideal" ~Alexandra Morgan
"Happiness doesn't just appear. And when we do find it, we have to expect it to change" ~Alexandra Morgan
"Love is a myth, that only the purest of minds can make a reality. While infatuation is just as common as the air we breathe. To tell the difference is like finding a four leaf clover, damn near impossible" ~Allison Lorenz
"Truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find someone worth hurting for" ~Bob Marley
"Words—so innocent and powerless are they, as standing in a dictionary; how potent for good and evil they become to one who knows how to combine them" ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
"It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected" ~Mark Twain
"A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection" ~Crystal Eastman