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Wisps of Wisdom


A Collection of Wise Sayings

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” — Vaclav Havel

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now — when?” — Hillel

“Come my friends, ’tis not too late to seek a newer world.” — Tennyson

“If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.” — Zen proverb

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” — Victor Frankl

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” — Unknown

“The shell must break before the bird can fly.” — Tennyson

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Jung

“The years teach much that the days never know.” — Emerson

“If you bring forth what is within you, it will heal you. And if you do not bring forth what is within you, it will destroy you.” (from the Gospel of St. Thomas)

“Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.” — William Shakespeare

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” — Albert Einstein

“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” — Albert Schweitzer

“The difference between a smart person and a wise person is that a smart person knows what to say and a wise person knows whether or not to say it.” — Quote found on the wall of a recreation center office in Berkeley, California.

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” — Dave Gardner

“We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” — Talmud

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ” — Helen Keller

“This is the true joy in life: the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. ”

— W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

One Of The Many by D0LLFACE
It all started the day my aunt yelled to me drop to the floor,
as her ex gang banger boyfriend chucked a brick through our window.
I’ve walked in on her having sex,
i’ve walked in on her shooting up,
even a couple of times she’s offered me some.
She hated my guts, calling me ugly all the time,
and even for the longest time i believed her,
the way she treated me i felt unloveable,
my whole life as im and I am 17 right now, i’ve been lost.
I dont know where i belong espescially being mixed race.
I had my very 1st smoke of crack with her one day,
and i choked at 1st but surprisingly it came easy to me.
She took me to bathroom and stripped me of my pretty pink dress,
combed me hair, brushed my teeth, gave me a quick wash and handed me to this shirtless sweaty man.
i had never seen him before, he told me i was beautiful, then he hurt me and .payed my aunt and I never saw him again.
I yelled the 1st time it happened, i called my aunts name for help, but she walked away.
Never had i felt so sad, i thought he was killing me because of the blood, but he didnt.
That day i threw up, and locked myself in the bathroom,
my aunt banged on the door repeatedly Yelling ” if u tell anyone Ur DEAD”,
So I caught my breath and wiped my tears, and opened the door,
she had a needle and said here this will make u feel better,
that night i sweated it out because i remember shaking and dreaming.
but the next time it was more than one guy, and I started dying.

Living is moving on and up
it is giving in and giving away
the right things at the right time
all it takes is the courage to do it
knowing and believing in the sacred timing of your days
you are new. Only when you have released
totally….The old
you must not stay on the same level of being
there always is another way to awareness
the strength you need deep within will rise to the surface
join consciousness and bring your transformation
ask for newness call upon your forces
display your courage and accept the change
they believe in your right to have it