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#433551 - 05/04/13 07:29 PM A Code for Life
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Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3007
Loc: O Kanada
"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war."
     ~ Robert Marley

i know a lot of people don't like religion.
neither did i.

this man Don Miguel Ruiz has some very valuable lessons,
and a brilliant philosophy which has helped me through many dark periods.
it is more than a way of thinking,
it is an easy to remember formula that has literally saved my life on several occasions.

he teaches a very simple, memorable, four step method.
there are no "rules" i "must" obey.
there are only agreements i can voluntarily choose to accept on my own terms.
commitments that i can try to live up to.
if I give it my best effort,
i might just achieve some validation,
and experience improvement in the quality of life.

here is the summary.
--------------------------------
the four agreements - don miguel ruiz's code for life

agreement 1

I agree to be impeccable with my word - Speak with integrity. Say only what i mean. Avoid using the word to speak against myself or to gossip about others. Use the power of my word in the direction of truth and love.

agreement 2

I agree to never take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of me. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When i am immune to the opinions and actions of others, i won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

agreement 3

I agree never to make assumptions - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what i really want. Communicate with others as clearly as i can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, i can completely transform my life.

agreement 4

I agree to always do my best - My best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when i am healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do my best, and i will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

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the beauty is, these are not commandments.
they are commitments.
it is all about freedom of choice.
i know that i automatically rebel against any rule or restriction, because of power/control issues,
but it was easy for me to "agree" with these obviously good ideas.

all of his books are just expansion of these four concepts.
you will find more about him here...

smile www.miguelruiz.com/
smile http://frumi.com/images/uploads/thefouragreements.pdf
smile http://www.karmareggaeshow.com/resources/Don%20Miguel%20Ruiz%20-%20The%20Four%20Agreements.pdf
smile http://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/28-the-four-agreements.pdf
http://www.universe-people.com/english/svetelna_knihovna/htm/en/en_kniha_the_four_agreements.htm

audiobook:
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th:
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#433559 - 05/04/13 09:14 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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here is more spiritual guidance from an american aboriginal.

powerful good medicine.

Richard Wagamese
- http://wagamesewriter.wordpress.com/author/richardwagamese/
- http://wagamesewriter.wordpress.com/about/
- http://ang2325.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/rw-interview.pdf
- http://www.cbc.ca/thenextchapter/wagamese-radio-interview1.htm
- http://www.cbc.ca/thenextchapter/wagamese-radio-interview2.htm
- http://www.cbc.ca/thenextchapter/wagamese-radio-interview3.htm


his writings have changed my life.
in fact, he is the source of my signature motto below.
"a warrior must learn the art of healing"

( i believe it is an improvement on my previous motto which i received from nietzsche...
"what does not destroy me, makes me stronger."
this phrase had been my battle cry since my early twenties.
it taught me endurance, survival, tenacity, optimism... but not healing.
)

i was always aware that a warrior needs to know how to fight.

i focused on improving my offensive and defensive skills.
constantly collecting new and better weapons for my arsenal.
i sought and envisioned only victory.
who wants to be a "loser"?
i was a "winner", not a "wiener", not a "whiner".

it had never occured to me that healing is just as important as fighting.
if you do not heal, you cannot fight again.

a warrior who cannot recover from his wounds is like a disposable razor. useful, but not for long.
once it becomes dull and blunted, it no longer functions as it should.

you do not need to win every battle to win the war.

this man's books taught me that there is still dignity in defeat.


check out some of his own words here:
- One Story One Song
- Speaking My Truth
- Him Standing
- The Next Sure Thing
- Indian Horse
- Letter to Prime Minister of Canada
- Richard Wagamese Blog
- Richard Wagamese Books
- Richard Wagamese Speech
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#447888 - 09/22/13 09:36 AM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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dont take it personally.
this one helps me the most.
doing my best
this one is the hardest
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#447903 - 09/22/13 01:32 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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I have the 4 agreements hanging in my bedroom closet.. smile

I dont look at it much, but sometimes i do.. and then i'll try to follow these agreements.. thank you for the reminder!
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#452052 - 10/31/13 01:37 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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I also to these commitment.
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#455588 - 11/30/13 03:57 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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Posts: 3007
Loc: O Kanada
Carlos Castaneda was an anthropologist seeking to do field work on the use of medicinal plants when he met don Juan Matus. Castaneda’s guide became his guru, who introduced him into a new way of thought and being, based on the knowledge of the seers of his lineage. Dr. Castaneda wrote twelve books on his apprenticeship.
http://www.cleargreen.com/interviews/fro...-don-juan-matus

These are some works of Carlos Castaneda,
available here in downloadable pdf files.

The Teachings of Don Juan

Journey to Ixtlan

Magical Passes

Power of Silence

Second Ring of Power

The Active Side of Infinity

The Art of Dreaming

The Fire From Within


i have read all of CC's material,
and i found them to be very empowering.

full of spiritual strategies,
the philosophy and practical advice produced positive results in my life.

there are wise words,
and ways to deal with injustice and injury.

excellent reading.
hope you enjoy.

audiobooks:

A Separate Reality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxJGQXF_upw

Teachings of Don Juan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLLiWTUKPo

Active Side of Infinity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UIPV8Wk0yw

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#455602 - 11/30/13 06:15 PM The Art of War [Re: victor-victim]
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Posts: 3007
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The Art of War
by Sun Tzu

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

"Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting."

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,
while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

“There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.”

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”

“One may know how to conquer without being able to do it.”

“One mark of a great warrior is that he fights on his own terms or fights not at all.”

“If you know the enemy and know yourself,
you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.
If you know yourself but not the enemy,
for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself,
you will succumb in every battle.”

the original way of the warrior's guide.
a life strategy, mental discipline from over 2500 years ago.



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DOWNLOAD = Sun Tzu Art of War
http://www.stanford.edu/class/polisci211z/1.1/SunTzu.pdf
http://www.artofwarsuntzu.com/ArtofWar.pdf
http://ctext.org/art-of-war
http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgbDRTE8-vs

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#455604 - 11/30/13 07:10 PM Miyamoto Musashi [Re: victor-victim]
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Posts: 3007
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Go Rin No Sho : The Book of Five Rings
One of Japan's great samurai sword masters penned in decisive, unfaltering terms this certain path to victory, and like Sun Tzu's The Art of War it is applicable not only on the battlefield but also in all forms of competition.
Always observant, creating confusion, striking at vulnerabilities--these are some of the basic principles.
Going deeper, we find the interval of vulnerability, of indecisiveness, of rest,
the briefest but most vital moment to strike.
In succinct detail, Miyamoto records ideal postures, blows, and psychological tactics to put the enemy off guard and open the way for attack.
Most important of all is Miyamoto's concept of rhythm, how all things are in harmony, and that by working with the rhythm of a situation we can turn it to our advantage with little effort.



Miyamoto Musashi,
also known as Shinmen Takezoo, Miyamoto Bennosuke,
or by his Buddhist name Niten Dooraku,
was a Japanese swordsman famed for his duels and distinctive style.
Musashi, as he is often simply known,
became legendary through his outstanding swordsmanship in numerous duels,
even from a very young age.
He is the founder of the Hyoohoo Niten Ichi-ryuu or Niten-ryuu style of swordsmanship
and the author of The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho),
a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

you can read the book here:
https://archive.org/download/MiyamotoMusashi-GoRinNoSho/Book_of_Five_Rings.pdf
http://www.goodreads.com/reader/4803-the-book-of-five-rings
http://www.uvm.edu/Strategy Books/Book of Five Rings - Musashi.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO7GFIqFvo8



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#456295 - 12/07/13 08:25 AM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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Posts: 217
Loc: Western Europe
The Tao Te Ching



Daodejing, or Dao De Jing (dào "way"; dé "virtue"; jing "classic" or "text"), also simply referred to as the Laozi,[1][2] is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated,[3] although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC.[1]

The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature.[1]

The Wade–Giles romanization "Tao Te Ching" dates back to early English transliterations in the late 19th century; its influence can be seen in words and phrases that have become well-established in English. "Daodejing" is the pinyin romanization.

http://www.with.org/tao_te_ching_en.pdf



Edited by OCN (12/07/13 08:27 AM)
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#456311 - 12/07/13 02:01 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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Posts: 3007
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yes, good book.
also in my library.
great suggestion, OCN.
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#456408 - 12/08/13 04:21 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
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Posts: 217
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Love the topic, so no thanks.. always good to have a place to share books which help support us through life!
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#456844 - 12/15/13 06:33 AM Dr. Gary Chapman [Re: OCN]
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Posts: 3007
Loc: O Kanada
The 5 Love Languages
The secret is learning the right love language!
.
#1: Words of Affirmation
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

#2: Quality Time
For those whose love language is spoken with Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

#3: Receiving Gifts
Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures.

#4: Acts of Service
Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.

#5: Physical Touch
This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.

The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman
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#456933 - 12/17/13 03:30 AM code words [Re: victor-victim]
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"The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible,
but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore
."
     ~ Ferdinand Magellan

"Playing it safe is now the most dangerous game on the planet."
     ~ Frank Ogden

"Security is a false god; begin making sacrifices to it and you are lost."
     ~ Paul Bowles

"There is no security on this earth,
there is only opportunity
."
     ~ General Douglas MacArthur

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
but in the expert's mind there are few
."
     ~ Shunryu Suzuki

"Ideas are our only truly renewable resource."
     ~ Joel Hodgson

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
     ~ Alfred Nobel

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."
     ~ Henry Ford

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
     ~ Neil Ellwood Peart

"What one has decided upon becomes, in the end, fate."
     ~ Harold Courlander

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate
.”
     ~ Carl Jung

"Man is condemned to be free."
     ~ Jean~Paul Sartre

"When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other
."
     ~ Eric Hoffer

"If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist,
it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity
."
     ~ Bill Vaughan

"Individuals or organizations can, to a large extent, be relied upon
to impose the kind of censorship which was once enforced by the state
."
     ~ Richard Webster

"Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
     ~ Bill Gates

"I chased down the error and fixed it.
Now I had improved the program to the point where it would not run at all
."
     ~ George Greenstein

"I have gotten a lot of results.
I know several thousand things that won't work
."
     ~ Thomas Edison

"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior
is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned,
everywhere is war
."
     ~ Robert Marley

"Until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all,
the dreams of lasting peace and world citizenship
and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion,
to be pursued but never attained
."
     ~ Haile Selassie Ras Tafari

"War will exist until that distant day
when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today
."
     ~ John F. Kennedy

"The first casualty when war comes is truth."
     ~ Hiram Johnson

"Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne."
     ~ J.R. Lowell

"You can build a throne out of bayonets,
but you can't sit on it for very long
."
     ~ Boris Yeltsin

"It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."
     ~ Thomas Huxley

"Truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die,
and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
".
     ~ Max Planck

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
     ~ George Orwell

"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."
     ~ Abbie Hoffman

"Revolutions can come from thrones as well as from conspirators' cellars."
     ~ King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz al Saud

"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."
     ~ General George Patton

"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand,
more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success
than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things
."
     ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen,
and thinking what nobody else has thought
."
     ~ Albert Szent~Gyorgi

"Genius sees the answer before the question."
     ~ Julius Robert Oppenheimer

"A good composer does not imitate; he steals."
     ~ Igor Stravinsky

"If you steal ideas from one source, that's plagiarism,
but if you steal ideas from more than one source, that's research
."
     ~ Laurendo Almeida

"Self-plagiarism is style."
     ~ Alfred Hitchcock

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats
."
     ~ Howard Aiken

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
     ~ Arthur C. Clarke

"Major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur."
     ~ A.N. Whitehead

"It is more moral for an idea to kill a society than it is for a society to kill an idea."
     ~ Robert Pirsig

"The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next".
     ~ Cyril Connolly

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come."
     ~ Victor Hugo

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices,
but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence
and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form
."
     ~ Albert Einstein

"There is no OFF position for the genius switch."
     ~ David Letterman

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign,
that the dunces are all in confederacy against him
."
     ~ Jonathan Swift

"Vor Allem der Krieg.
Der Krieg war immer die grosse Klugheit aller zu innerlich, zu tief gewordnen Geister;
selbst in der Verwundung liegt noch Heilkraft.
Aus der Kriegsschule des Lebens. - Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker
."
Click to reveal.. ( ENGLISH TRANSLATION )
Above all the war.
The war has always been the great wisdom of all spirits who have become too inward, too profound;
within the wound itself lies healing power.
From life's school of war;
What does not kill me makes me stronger
.
     ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"A warrior needs to know healing."
     ~ Richard Wagamese

"Pain is inevitable.
Suffering is optional
."
     ~ Sheng Ts'an

"In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel."
     ~ Mother Teresa.

"Pain is information we need.
It signals that something important is going on and we need to pay attention and take action
."
     ~ Ralph Schillace Ph.D.

"Spirits increase, vigour grows through a wound."
     ~ Aulus Furius Antias

"The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it."
     ~ Helen Keller

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."
     ~ Albert Camus

"Broken and sick, again I live.
By death's taste, I know life's worth
."
     ~ Zahir~ad~Din (Babur the Tiger)

"Don't be attracted to easy paths,
because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life
."
     ~ Saddam Hussein

"Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues."
     ~ Anatole Franc

"It is the spectators, the people who are outside, looking at the tragedy, from whose ranks the skeptics come; it is not those who are actually in the arena and who know suffering from the inside. Indeed, the fact is that it is the world's greatest sufferers who have produced the most shining examples of unconquerable faith."
    James Stewart

"Iron is full of impurities that weaken it;
through the forging fire,
it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword
."
     ~ Morihei Ueshiba

The strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell.”
     ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

"No tree can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell."
     ~ Carl Jung

"I've been to Hell. You've only read about it."
     ~ Donatien Alphonse Francois

"One moment on the battlefield is worth a thousand years of peace."
     ~ Benito Mussolini

"There is a hideous pleasure which is produced by intense and forbidden impressions and fatal sights."
     ~ Gilles de Rais

"Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare."
     ~ Alfred Hitchcock

"The charm of horror tempts only the strong."
     ~ Charles Baudelaire

"At the root of every taboo, there must be desire."
     ~ Sigmund Freud

"The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality
but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact
."
     ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

"The proof of spiritual maturity
is not how 'pure' you are but awareness of your impurity
."
     ~ Philip Yancey

"We always resist prohibitions, and yearn for what is denied us."
     ~ Baruch Spinoza

"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."
     ~ Mae West

"Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys
it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures
."
     ~ Thomas Aquinas

"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
     ~ Henry Kissinger

"Being powerful is like being a lady.
If you have to tell people you are, you aren't
."
     ~ Margaret Thatcher

"It is not enough to conquer, one must learn to seduce."
     ~ Francois~Marie Arouet (Voltaire)

"Absolute power doesn't corrupt absolutely,
it merely attracts the absolutely corrupt
."
     ~ Frank Herbert

"It is well that war is so terrible - we would grow too fond of it."
     ~ General Robert E. Lee

An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”
     ~ Viktor Frankl

"What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?"
     ~ Ursula K. Leguin

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
     ~ Hunter S. Thompson

"Those who win every battle are not really skillful.
Those who render others' armies helpless without fighting are the best of all
."
     ~ Sun Tzu

"The way of a warrior, the art of politics, is to stop trouble before it starts.
It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions
."
     ~ Morihei Ueshiba

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."
     ~ Harry Truman

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull."
     ~ William Claude Dukenfield (W.C.Fields)

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."
     ~ William G. McAdoo

"In the fight between you and the world, back the world."
     ~ Franz Kafka

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
     ~ Margaret Thatcher

"You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will,
but the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
"
     ~ Thomas Moore

"I honestly think it's better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
     ~ Nathan Birnbaum (George Burns)

"The road to success is always under construction."
     ~ Jim Miller

"We must not despair of success in war until the last moment."
     ~ Carl von Clausewitz

"You will only really know you are dead when you cross over.
Till then you will always be a half-step away from the end,
drawing back in the nick of time from the abyss,
perhaps even given to revisiting it again and again in your life
."
     ~ Oliver Stone

Make haste to live, and consider each day a life.”
     ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
     ~ Albert Camus

"It is so much better to be killed in fighting than to take one's own life."
     ~ Mao Tse~tung

"Of all living creatures it is yourself that is most difficult to kill."
     ~ Arthur Koestler

"Death avoids a man who desires it,
to snatch at him whose heart holds fast to life
."
     ~ Mika Waltari

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
     ~ Alex Hamilton

Give me but a firm spot on which to stand,
and I shall move the earth
.”
     ~ Archimedes of Syracuse

"The universe is in equilibrium;
therefore he that is without it,
though his force be but a feather,
can overturn the universe
."
     ~ Aleister Crowley

"Hate comes from the past,
fear from the future.
Pain and pleasure are 'now'...
You have to bring the feelings together, blend them,
and step away from time
."
     ~ Steven Barnes

"If you cry 'forward',
you must without fail make plain in what direction to go
."
     ~ Anton Chekhov

"If you don't know where you are going,
any road will get you there
."
     ~ Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

"Even if you are on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there
."
     ~ Will Rogers

"Power is not enough.
One must have goals toward which to exercise one's power
."
     ~ Theodore Kaczynski

"The only obligation which I have the right to assume is to do at anytime what I think right."
     ~ Henry David Thoreau

"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."
     ~ G. K. Chesterton

"I am never to act without willing that the maxim by which I act should become universal law."
     ~ Immanuel Kant

Any man without principles that he is ready and willing to die for at any given moment
is already dead and of no use or consequence whatsoever
.”
     ~ William Cooper

"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
     ~ William James

"You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something
."
     ~ Winston Churchill

"The problem of defense is how far you can go
without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without
."
     ~ Dwight Eisenhower

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."
     ~ Jeannette Rankin

"Periods of happiness are the empty pages of history,
because they are the periods of agreement, without conflict
."
     ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"Nobody wins when there's peace."
     ~ Thomas Reuthven

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent
."
     ~ Marilyn vos Savant

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom."
     ~ General George Patton

"We will either find a way or make one."
     ~ Hannibal Barca

"We plan to persist until we prevail."
     ~ William Clinton

"I will be conquered, I will not capitulate."
     ~ Samuel Johnson

"Thou must be like a promontory of the sea,
against which though the waves beat continually,
yet it both itself stands,
and about it are those swelling waves stilled and quieted
".
     ~ Marcus Aurelius

"Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs".
     ~ Bertie Charles Forbes

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
     ~ Abba Eban

"It is not untypical of the weak and endangered to chew each other up a little on the way down."
     ~ Norman Mailer

"It became necessary to destroy the village in order to defend it."
     ~ General George Patton

"For history, to build and destroy are one and the same thing."
     ~ Hiraoka Kimitake (Yukio Mishima)

"Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates."
     ~ Donatien Alphonse Francois

"We act as we do for reasons of our evolutionary past,
not our cultural present
."
     ~ Robert Ardrey

"Regret, remorse, repentance - they are all former joys, reversed."
     ~ Andre Gide

"Nothing changes more constantly than the past;
for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened,
but of what men believe happened
."
     ~ Gerald White Johnson

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy."
     ~ Dante Alighieri

"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."
     ~ James Joyce

"What experience and history teach is this;
that nations and governments have never learned anything from history
."
     ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"You live and learn. Or you don't live long."
     ~ Robert Heinlein

"The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed,
no matter which side he's on
."
     ~ Joseph Heller

"We have met the enemy and he is us"
     ~ Walt Kelly

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable,
for he is known and carries his banner openly
."
     ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Fear not, too much, an open enemy;
He is consistent--always at his post;
But watchful be of him who holds the key
Of your own heart, and flatters you the most
."
     ~ Andrew Downing

"The only enemy to fear is the enemy within,
the demon that speaks in your own voice,
the assassin in the mirror
."
     ~ Robert Lonsberry

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be."
     ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
     ~ Alfred Adler

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
     ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"Industry without art is brutality."
     ~ Ananda Coomaraswamy

"Science without conscience is but death of the soul."
     ~ Michel de Montaigne

"They'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."
     ~ Norma Jean Mortensen (Marilyn Monroe)

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true
."
     ~ James Cabell

"There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so
."
     ~ William Shakespeare

"For the good that I would I do not:
but the evil which I would not, that I do
."
     ~ Apostle Paul

"Words that do not match deeds are unimportant."
     ~ Ernesto Che Guevara Serna

"Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood."
     ~ Lu Xun

"The truth is more important than the facts."
     ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

"Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense."
     ~ Leo Rosten

"Let him who desires peace, prepare for war."
     ~ Flavius Renatus

"You can't wait for inspiration.
You have to go after it with a club
."
     ~ Jack London

"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."
     ~ Thomas Alva Edison"

"Life is what happens to us while we're making other plans."
     ~ John Lennon

"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."
     ~ Oprah Winfrey

"Luck, that is when preparation and opportunity meet."
     ~ Pierre Trudeau

"Anticipation generally is worth several tonnes of reaction."
     ~ L.E. Modesitt Jr.

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
     ~ Anais Nin

"Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself
."
     ~ Chief Seattle

"To injure an opponent is to injure yourself.
To control aggression without inflicting injury is the way of unifying with life energy
."
     ~ Morihei Ueshiba

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations
."
     ~ David Friedman

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."
     ~ Booker T. Washington

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them."
     ~ Brooke Foss Westcott

"Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people.
Dealing with such obstacles is an essential part of training in the way of the harmonious spirit
."
     ~ Morihei Ueshiba

"The warrior who stumbles on a petty tyrant is a lucky one.
Nothing can temper the spirit of a warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power.
Only under those conditions can warriors acquire the sobriety and serenity to stand the pressure of the unknowable
."
     ~ Carlos Castaneda

"Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood
."
     ~ Marie Curie

"It's not enough to hate your enemy.
You have to understand how the two of you bring each other to deep completion
."
     ~ Don DeLillo

"Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies."
     ~ Baltasar Gracian

"In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher
."
     ~ Dalai Lama

"Remember that it hurts no one to be treated as an enemy entitled to respect
until he shall prove himself a friend worthy of affection
."
     ~ Ambrose Bierce

"You can have anything you want in this life,
as long as you help enough other people get what they want
."
     ~ Zig Ziglar

"If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner
."
     ~ Nelson Mandela

"You don't get what you deserve,
you get what you negotiate
."
     ~ Dr.Chester Karrass

"When a person, by reprehensible behavior, practically cries out to be destroyed,
it is truly your moral obligation to indulge them in their wish
."
     ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
     ~ Abraham Lincoln

"Victory does not signify right, nor defeat wrong.
The duel answers only honour and courage
."
     ~ Donald McQuinn

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared
."
     ~ Eddie Rickenbacker

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
     ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Don't count the days, make the days count."
     ~ Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
     ~ Hector Berlioz

"The things we fear the most have already happened to us."
     ~ Deepak Chopra

"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."
     ~ Alfred Hitchcock

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us
."
     ~ Marianne Williamson

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark.
The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light
.”
     ~ Plato

"There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on."
     ~ Rod Serling

"War is fear cloaked in courage."
     ~ General William Westmoreland

"Anger is nothing but fear with a mask."
     ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

"Total paranoia is total awareness."
     ~ Charles Manson

"Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination."
     ~ Ernest Hemingway

"Few men have imagination enough for the truth of reality."
     ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I accept no man's authority in that realm where we are all equally ignorant.
The beginning and the end of creation are not our concern
."
     ~ Gore Vidal

"There are things known and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception
."
     ~ Aldous Huxley

"Imagination tends to be the biggest filter of any perception."
     ~ Vanesa Littlecrow Colon~Ortiz

"A man may imagine things that are false,
but he can only understand things that are true,
for if the things be false,
the apprehension of them is not understanding
."
     ~ Isaac Newton

"We suffer more from imagination than from reality."
     ~ Lucius Seneca

"For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe."
     ~ Larry Eisenberg

"I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief."
     ~ Wendell Berry

"To live in the midst of endless violence one must have sacred principles with which to endorse the violence."
   ~ John Barnes

"In der ewig gleichmäßigen Anwendung der Gewalt allein liegt die allererste Voraussetzung zum Erfolge. Diese Beharrlichkeit jedoch ist immer nur das Ergebnis einer bestimmten geistigen Überzeugung. Jede Gewalt, die nicht einer festen geistigen Grundlage entsprießt, wird schwankend und unsicher sein.
... Man stirbt nicht für Geschäfte, sondern nur für Ideale.
"
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"Only in the steady and constant application of force lies the very first prerequisite for success. This persistence, however, can always and only arise from a definite spiritual conviction. Any violence which does not spring from a firm, spiritual base, will be wavering and uncertain.
...One does not die for business, but only for ideals
."
     ~ Adolf Hüttler

"Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power."
     ~ Aldous Huxley

"There is nothing more religious than obeying a divinely grounded moral imperative.”
     ~ Rabbi Samuel Karff

"Hate needs no logic. It is a sickness of the soul.”
     ~ Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

"Man is violent by nature and he doesn't need inspiration for what he's going to do."
     ~ Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson)

"The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man."
     ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary.
Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness
."
     ~ Joseph Conrad

"If wishes were horses,
they would pull the hearses of our dearest friends and nearest relatives.
All men are murderers at heart
."
     ~ Theodore Reik

"All life depends on carefully balanced murders."
     ~ Robert Sheckley

When hedonism and materialism fail to bring man satisfaction, other philosophies based on evil arise.
They are accepted because of man’s capacity to hate
.”
     ~ William P. Wilson

"Hatred is by far the longest pleasure.
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure
."
     ~ George Gordon Byron

"Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred."
     ~ Anton Chekhov

"To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good."
     ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Hell is full of good intentions or desires."
     ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance."
     ~ Socrates

"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil."
     ~ Plato

"Education is a system of imposed ignorance."
     ~ Noam Chomsky

"Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten."
     ~ B.F. Skinner

"Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."
     ~ Joseph Dzhugashvili (Stalin)

"The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
     ~ Steve Biko

"A conviction that one is writing or speaking on the side of virtue
can license an indulgence in fantasies that virtue itself would ordinarily compel one to forswear
."
     ~ Dan Jacobson

"Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal."
     ~ Robert Heinlein

"Different realities, more correctly designated as different aspects of 'the reality', are not mutually exclusive but are complementary,
and form together a portion of the all-encompassing, timeless, transcendental reality
."
     ~ Albert Hofmann

"When you do not understand something,
to recognize that you do not understand it,
that is understanding
."
     ~ Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)

"Only when we know little do we know everything;
doubt grows with knowledge
."
     ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
     ~ Jimi Hendrix

"All types of knowledge ultimately mean self-knowledge."
     ~ Lee Jun Fan (Bruce Lee)

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
     ~ Carl Jung

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand
.”
     ~ Albert Einstein

"People think they are thinking,
when they are merely rearranging their prejudices
."
     ~ William James

"Flung out at the front door,
the old instincts are allowed in at the back
after assuming an alias and a slight disguise
."
     ~ Cyril Burt

"I shall apply myself seriously and freely to the general destruction of all my former opinions."
     ~ Rene Descartes

"It is in the smallness of the debris that they can see the enormity of the disaster."
     ~ Tony Walters

"Go out of your mind and come to your senses."
     ~ Timothy Leary

"Only the madman is absolutely sure."
     ~ Robert Anton Wilson

"No skill in swordsmanship, however just,
can be secure against a madman's thrust
."
     ~ William Cowper

"Whatever the legal situation may be,
the moral responsibility for violence is divided
between those who perpetrate it and those who provoke it.
It is extremely dangerous to strike the matches of empirical fact
too close to the petroleum of prejudice
."
     ~ Richard Webster

"The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards
so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it
is to close it more snugly
."
     ~ Ogden Nash

"They scream into my ears, but what they say will only make me deaf."
     ~ Claus Larsen

"The more shocking the message, the more information contained therein!"
     ~ Frank Ogden

"Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty
."
     ~ Frank Zappa

"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
     ~ Leo Tolstoy

"A truth that's told with bad intent,
beats all the lies you can invent
."
     ~ William Blake

"The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."
     ~ Niels Bohr

"Just because it didn't happen doesn't mean it isn't true."
     ~ Ken Kesey

"History as she is harped;
Rite words in rote order
."
     ~ Marshall McLuhan

"Truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."
     ~ Winston Churchill

"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
     ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

"Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind."
     ~ Rudyard Kipling

"Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves."
     ~ Eric Hoffer

"Liars are the persons most ready to believe lies."
     ~ Gary Jennings

"Lies can sound so true when people are starving for truth.
Even whole societies will feast on their promises
."
     ~ Alice Fryling

"People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true."
     ~ Robert J. Ringer

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."
     ~ Carl Sagan

"Chaos is present everywhere in countless ways and forms,
while Order remains an unattainable ideal
."
     ~ M.C. Escher

"Ignorance became more interesting,
especially big fascinating ignorance about huge and important things like matter and creation.
People stopped patiently building their little houses of rational sticks in the chaos of the universe
and started getting interested in the chaos itself
."
     ~ Terry Pratchett

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know - be in the mystery."
     ~ Fred Alan Wolf Ph.D.

"Existence is no longer a riddle to be solved but a mystery to behold."
     ~ Martin Lee

"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting."
     ~ Alan Dean Foster

"Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds."
     ~ George Santayana

"A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention."
     ~ Herbert Simon

"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."
     ~ Paul Fix

"Artificial intelligence stands no chance against natural stupidity."
     ~ John Henders

"Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day."
     ~ Samuel Goldwyn

"Stupidity had saved many a man from madness."
     ~ James Axler

"Everything was quickly dismissed as unsuitable for reasons even less well formed than the ideas being rejected."
     ~ Ra McGuire

"It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value."
     ~ Stephen Hawking

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the ones most responsive to change
."
     ~ Charles Darwin

"The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."
     ~ Alvin Toffler

"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists."
     ~ Eric Hoffer

"Instead of having the rug pulled from under your feet,
learn to dance on a shifting carpet
."
     ~ Thomas Crum

"Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it."
     ~ Orson Scott Card

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then, I contradict myself.
I am large, I contain multitudes
."
     ~ Walt Whitman

"This is not the end of the world,
this is the swing of the pendulum
."
     ~ Gwynne Dyer

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”
     ~ Carl Jung

"A little nonsense now and then,
is cherished by the wisest men
."
     ~ Roald Dahl

"Logic will never replace love."
     ~ Leonard Nimoy

"Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop, than when we soar."
     ~ William Wordsworth

"Nature did not make human brains first,
and then construct things according to their capacity to understand
."
     ~ Galileo Galilei

"The resilience of the brain is never so apparent as in its ability to produce,
from unanswered questions, answers to larger ones
."
     ~ Lawrence Shainberg

"The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe."
     ~ Joanna Macy

"Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself."
     ~ Aldous Huxley

"A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them."
     ~ Carl Jung

My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass:
they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way
.”
     ~ Donatien Alphonse Francois

"Every isolated passion is, in isolation, insane:
sanity may be defined as a synthesis of insanities
."
     ~ Bertrand Russel

"From an internal point of view insanity isn't the problem.
Insanity is the solution
."
     ~ Robert Pirsig

"Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies,
but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical
."
     ~ Carl Jung

"Sanity is a madness put to good use."
     ~ George Santayana

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
     ~ Walt Disney

"Sooner barbarity than boredom."
     ~ Theophile Gautier

"I'll go animal before I'll go machine."
     ~ Mark Smith

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts,
than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it.
I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one
even at the cost of your life.
"
     ~ Mohandas Gandhi

just some words of wisdom and warning that i have collected through the years.

thought i would share them with my fellow warriors.
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"What you need to strive for is excellence, not perfection."
     ~ Phillip McGraw

"If you see someone winning all the time, he isn't gambling, he's cheating."
     ~ Malcolm X Little

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."
     ~ Arnold Palmer

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
     ~ Wayne Gretsky

"Shrink from this, shrink from that, you wind up shrunk!"
     ~ Ray Bradbury

"If you read with your eyes shut, you're likely to find
that the place where you're going is far, far behind
."
     ~ Theodore Geisel (Dr.Seuss)

"Having eyes, see ye not?
and having ears, hear ye not?
"
     ~ Mark the Evangelist

"One cannot shut one´s eyes to things not seen with the eyes."
     ~ Charles Morgan

"Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it."
     ~ Philip K. Dick

"Blind unrelenting drive for growth is to the biosphere what a cancerous tumor is to an organism."
     ~ Howard Hawkins

"Don't waste too much effort in searching for conspiracies.
Most of the harm done in the world is out of stupidity, not by design
."
     ~ Gerard K. O'Neill

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
     ~ H.G. Wells

"In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it."
     ~ Daniel Waterse

"The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think."
     ~ Horace Walpole

"Humour is one of the best ingredients of survival."
     ~ Aung San Suu Kyi

"If you can laugh, you gotta laugh at yourself first."
     ~ Michael Jordan

"Rejoice! Rejoice! We have no choice, but to carry on."
     ~ Stephen Stills

"If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value."
     ~ Eric Idle

"Comedy is tragedy plus time."
     ~ Carol Burnett

"A face just covers a skull awhile.
Stretch that skull-cover and smile
."
     ~ Jack Kerouac

"Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die today
."
     ~ James Dean

"To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die."
     ~ Marquis de Vauvenargues

"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was."
     ~ Douglas Adams

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
     ~ Edgar A. Poe

"The dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible
."
     ~ T.E. Lawrence

"The dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow."
     ~ Robert Goddard

"The future ain't what it used to be."
     ~ Yogi Berra

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
     ~ Alan Kay

"I wrote my own future. I had to.
It was the only way out
."
     ~ John Lydon

"For the most part, men live within the framework of institutions whose architecture is not of their own choosing.
That they are generally content to do so springs more from passive acceptance than from considered approval
."
     ~ Louis Wasserman

"What you inherit may not be as valuable as what you earn."
     ~ Jamie Johnson

"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's."
     ~ William Blake

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man
."
     ~ George Bernard Shaw

"I passionately hate the idea of being 'with it',
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time
."
     ~ Orson Welles

"Art is a revolt against destiny."
     ~ Andre Malraux

"Art is either a plagiarist or a revolutionist."
     ~ Paul Gaugin

"Art is anything you can get away with."
     ~ Andrew Warhola

"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art."
     ~ Susan Sontag

"Artists are the engineers of the soul."
     ~ Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)

"The artist only has to create one masterpiece, himself, constantly."
     ~ Yves Klein

"I do not seek, I find."
     ~ Pablo Picasso

"In art, the best is good enough."
     ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"What you do is of little significance,
but it is very important that you do it
."
     ~ Mohandas Gandhi

"The natural path from nonentity to greatness is to forget that you are a gram
and feel yourself instead a millionth of a ton
."
     ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Permanence is perceived only through the snapshot of a human life."
     ~ Brad Cran

"And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.
As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love
."
     ~ John the Evangelist

"Obedience is the path to command."
     ~ Idries Shah

Where love rules, there is no will to power,
and where power predominates, love is lacking.
The one is the shadow of the other
.”
     ~ Carl Jung

"There is an art of conducting one's self in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up."
     ~ Rene Daumal

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience."
     ~ Doug Larson

"Every man's memory is his private literature."
     ~ Aldous Huxley

"Memory atrophies unless it is communicated."
     ~ Barbara Clow

"Whatever the arena, our hearts experience
the failure to be heard as an absence of concern.
Conflict doesn’t necessarily disappear when we acknowledge each
other’s point of view, but it’s almost certain to get worse if we don’t
."
     ~ Michael P. Nichols

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed
.”
     ~ Carl Jung

"Remember, there is no rejection, only feedback."
     ~ James Murdock

"It's much better to be criticized than ignored."
     ~ Stuart Hameroff M.D.

"Blasphemy is, after all, among the highest tributes that can be paid to the power of a symbol.
The blasphemer takes symbols as seriously as the idolater
."
     ~ Neil Postman

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
     ~ Evelyn Beatrice Hall

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
     ~ Alan Greenspan

"A word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact.
It is silence which isolates
."
     ~ Thomas Mann

"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."
     ~ John Viscount Morley

"It is better to debate a question without settling it
than to settle a question without debating it
."
     ~ Jeseph Joubert

"You tell how you really feel, you get burned.
I'm ready to go down in flames
."
     ~ James Osterberg (Iggy Pop)

"Intercourse is always a combat,
no matter how friendly a form it may take
."
     ~ Herman Hesse

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be
."
     ~ Thomas Louis Haines

"Beware the fury of a patient man."
     ~ John Dryden

"In an argument, you have to learn to control your emotions.
The other person is the revolver, but you are the trigger
."
     ~ Donald Trump

"The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot."
     ~ William Inge

"When one cannot affect or even genuinely touch another person,
violence flares up as a daemonic necessity for contact
."
     ~ Rollo May

"Violence is truly a universal language."
     ~ Frank Fleming

"A man screaming is seldom subtle."
     ~ Vincent Price

"Riots are the language of the unheard.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends
."
     ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


more thumbnail thoughts to ponder and wonder
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#460406 - 02/09/14 05:18 PM Re: A Code for Life [Re: victor-victim]
jas4159 Offline


Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 278
wow!
Amazing!

i really like this thread

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#460765 - 02/15/14 02:45 AM Re: A Code for Life [Re: jas4159]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3007
Loc: O Kanada
glad you liked it.
happy to share.

as a warrior, i have learned some valuable skills from various sources.
i will take my inspiration wherever i can get it.

here are some wise words from my favourite survival handbook... also known as the bible.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10

Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
2 Timothy 2

Put on the full armour of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the enemy. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Ephesians 6

Blessed be JHVH, my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle;
My lovingkindness and my fortress,
My stronghold and my deliverer;
My shield and He in whom I take refuge.

Psalm 144
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