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God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
O Krishna, the stillness of divine union which you describe is beyond my comprehension. How can the mind, which is so restless, attain lasting peace? Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent; trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are never free of trying to be content.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real you never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What I am trying to do is to unmuddle the metaphysical.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Somehow the people who do as they please seem to get along just about as well as those who are always trying to please others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In trying to defend everything he defended nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Can you have more than one major MISSION pervading your life? NO. That would be like coming to a fork in the road and trying to go both ways by straddling it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every human being is trying to say something to others. Trying to cry out I am alive, notice me! Speak to me! Confirm that I am important, that I matter!!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not waste a minute -- not a second -- in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Set your target and keep trying until you reach it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A writer and nothing else; a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We grow small trying to be great.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man --his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I want relations which are not purely personal, based on purely personal qualities; but relations based upon some unanimous accord in truth or belief, and a harmony of purpose, rather than of personality. I am weary of personality. Let us be easy and impersonal, not forever fingering over our own souls, and the souls of our acquaintances, but trying to create a new life, a new common life, a new complete tree of life from the roots that are within us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I was frustrated out of my mind, trying to figure out the will of God. I was doing everything but getting into the presence of God and asking Him to show me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we can, when we have established individual discipline, arrange the children, sending each one to his own place, in order, trying to make them understand the idea that thus placed they look well, and that it is a good thing to be thus placed in order, that it is a good and pleasing arrangement in the room, this ordered and tranquil adjustment of theirs -- then their remaining in their places, quiet and silent, is the result of a species of lesson, not an imposition. To make them understand the idea, without calling their attention too forcibly to the practice, to have them assimilate a principle of collective order -- that is the important thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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