Thursday Thirteen

I haven't done this in quite awhile. So, today I thought I would do 13 quotes that I find interesting, helpful or offer up some much needed insight. Happy Thursday to you all!

1) "Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results."
-Thomas Merton

2) "We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view."
-Mao Tse Tung

3) "Perception is merely reality fixed through the prisms of your soul."
-Christopher A. Ray

4) "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
-Indira Gandhi

5) "Meat makes, and clothes shapes, but manners makes a man."
-Scottish Proverb

6) "Your neighbors vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you."
-Miguel de Unamuno

7) "These are weighty secrets, and we must whisper them."
-Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

8) "Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials."
- Lin Yutang

9) "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions, is called a philosopher."
-Ambrose Pierce

10) "Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by."
-John Sales

11) "To run away from danger, instead of facing it, is to deny one's faith in man and God, even one's own self. It were better to drown oneself than live to declare such bankruptcy of faith."
-Mahatma Gandhi

12) "There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the rest of us,
That it ill behooves any of us,
To say anything about the rest of us."


13) "We hate some persons because we do not know them, and will not know them because we hate them."
-Charles Caleb Colton

And as a finale because it's too good to leave out:

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its virtual unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."
-Martin Luther King, jr.

3 ripples in the pond:

deb said...

I especially like the one by Gandhi about not running away from that which you fear. I'm working on it. Thanks for the lovely quotes, a nice way to start the morning

jen said...

that King quote rocks.

I will email you the button for Jan later on tonight, sweets.

Pippajo said...

Is it wrong of me that I found #7 to be funny? So funny that I can't wait to repeat it in a stage whisper to Daria at some point? I'm sorry, I know these are inspiring quotes, but that one just struck my funny bone.

Sigh. I guess there's just no silencing dorks like me. Didja see my new button? You can have one too!