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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Potter books...

“The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry. And I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that's it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.” 
― J.K. Rowling

Friday, July 18, 2014

Quotes of the day... 7/18/14

I have always loved a window, 
especially an open one.
     ~ Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer 
know which way to go that we have 
come to our real journey. The mind 
that is not baffled is not employed. 
The impeded stream is the one that sings. 
     ~ Wendell Berry

The cloud is free only to go with the wind.
     ~ Wendell Berry

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quotes of the day... 7/16/14

There's a part of us that knows better 
than our reactive selves.

“We search for happiness everywhere, 
but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar 
who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, 
under him the whole time. 
Your treasure--your perfection
--is within you already. But to claim it, 
you must leave the… commotion of the mind 
and enter into the silence of the heart.” 
     ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat, Pray, Love”

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quotes of the day... 7/16/15

“I don't think that anything happens 
by coincidence... No one is here by accident... 
Everyone who crosses our path 
has a message for us. 
Otherwise they would have taken another path, 
or left earlier or later. 
The fact that these people are here 
means that they are here for some reason.”
     ~ James Redfield 

“Every happening, great and small, 
is a parable, and the art of life 
is to get the message.” 
     ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

“Evolving never ends.”
     ~ Terri Cole

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quotes of the day... 7/15/14

"People have a way of becoming 
what we encourage them to be, 
not what we nag them to be."
      ~ Scudder N. Parker

“Treat a man as he is
 and he will remain as he is. 
Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.” 
     ~ Stephen R. Covey

“I encourage you to accept 
that you may not be able 
to see a path right now, 
but that doesn't mean it's not there.” 
     ~ Nick Vujicic

Monday, July 14, 2014

Quotes of the day... 7/14/14

One small negative thought can turn into 
a huge, speeding ball of ugliness. 
On the contrary, a small positive thought 
can have the same effect 
blossoming into a beautiful outcome.
     ~adatped, Michelle Uy

Thwarting negative thoughts 
avoids going down a path 
that is painful and unnecessary.
     ~adapted, Michelle Uy

“See the positive side, the potential, 
and make an effort.” 
     ~ Dalai Lama