What is the wisest thing you have heard?

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31 Jan 2013 16:09 - 31 Jan 2013 16:19 #92344 by kemo
How about you share something fascinating and share what you find interesting about it. Let me start:

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost


Without doubt an obvious statement, yet we tend to forget. :dry:
No matter what kind of triumphs or tragedies happen to people, life goes on. We're all just dust in the wind. :blink:

I didn't write the next part, nonetheless, I agree:

In those three simple words “It goes on” is contained the kernel of a philosophy that can transform our world. It can lead us out of the darkness of cant, hypocrisy and selfish materialism into the light of understanding; an understanding of the true nature of life and consciousness that can free us from the fears that constantly haunt the minds of millions in this desperately sad world we have created. :S
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31 Jan 2013 16:26 #92348 by Whyte Horse

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

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31 Jan 2013 16:47 - 31 Jan 2013 16:48 #92352 by Rickie
"Don't sweat the small stuff." "It's all small stuff."

I don't remember where I got that from. It's not mine.

I'd say something like, "Keep the curtin inside the shower." but that isn't mine either.

Nothing is mine. Everything is everyone elses. We all have nothing and everything. :huh: That's the best I got. If it's nothing then it's everything. :)

Peace, kindness, compassion, tolerance, truth, knowledge, strength of mind, body and spirit are not always companions of mine but are always pursued.
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31 Jan 2013 17:20 #92361 by Wescli Wardest

Rickie The Grey wrote: "Don't sweat the small stuff." "It's all small stuff."

I don't remember where I got that from. It's not mine.


George Burns was the first person I heard say it. And that was quite a long while ago! :P

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31 Jan 2013 17:32 #92365 by Streen
"The Force is one...it encompasses all opposites. Truth and lies, life and death...light and dark and good and evil. They're all each other, because each thing and everything is the same thing. The Force is one."

--Matthew Stover

"The sage does little,
but leaves nothing undone."
—Lao Tzu

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31 Jan 2013 17:49 #92369 by Kalkho
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"Do not be afraid."

-Buddha and Jesus

Both of these enlightened people have dealt with fear, especially the most common one: the fear d death. Buddha achieved Nirvana and Jesus came back from the dead, but it was before that that they told their disciples to stop their constant fear of what's to come. Nothing soothes me quite like those words.

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31 Jan 2013 17:58 #92370 by Alexandre Orion
Aum

Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme.
~ Henri Bergson

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31 Jan 2013 18:18 #92375 by Bastian
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There is nothing you must say and no one you must see.
There is nothing you must do and nowhere you must go.
That is the wonderful, terrible truth of life.

- Tom Veitch

I study philosophy. I've read dozens of books of countless philosophers but it's Star Wars comic book author Tom Veitch that owns them all through the character of Jedi Master Thon. B)

The Force takes care of the universe. There is no need to struggle with life. There is no chance to escape your destiny. If I die this instant, it will be alright. If I don't die this instant... well, then let's see what can be made of this lifetime! :)

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31 Jan 2013 18:19 #92376 by SeanChing
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This is one of my most memorable:

"Goodness without knowledge is weak and feeble, and knowledge without goodness is dangerous, yet both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.


- John Phillips (the teacher)

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31 Jan 2013 20:14 #92393 by User11210
"Only one way to find out!"

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