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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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"Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern." (Thurber, James - Cosmos)

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Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. - (Confucius - Achievement)
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The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. - (Confucius - Action)
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The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions. - (Confucius - Action)
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When anger rises, think of the consequences. - (Confucius - Anger)
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Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away. - (Confucius - Animals)
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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - (Confucius - Beauty)
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They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom. - (Confucius - Change)
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To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. - (Confucius - Change)
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Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change. - (Confucius - Change)
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The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself. - (Confucius - Character)
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To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things - (Confucius - Character)
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When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - (Confucius - Character)
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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. - (Confucius - Complaints and Complaining)
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Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. - (Confucius - Complaints and Complaining)
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If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear? - (Confucius - Conscience)
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