Various quotes
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
American Indian Proverb


Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Ancient Proverb
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.


Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.


Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
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He who will not economize will have to agonize.


I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.


Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.


It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.


Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.


Respect yourself and others will respect you.


Study the past if you would define the future.



"The commandment to refrain from placing blame on our parents, deeply imprinted in us by our upbringing, skillfully performs the function of hiding essential truths from us."(61)—— Alice Miller.

"Since the advent of the atomic bomb, the United States has always needed two kinds of enemies. On one level, it has needed a tactical enemy that it can go out and fight in the field in a shooting war. Since 1945, these enemies have been created and appeared as North Korea, North Vietnam, Grenada, El Salvador, Panama, Iraq and now Colombia. On another level, however, the US needs a strategic enemy that will justify outrageous expenditures of capital for strategic weapon systems like ICBMs, Trident submarines and "Star Wars" missile defence systems."—Michael Ruppert

"War Is a Racket.   Smedley defined a racket as "something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people." War, he goes on, "is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious" of rackets. Reflecting upon his own early 20th century career, he noted that "I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism." He related how he had helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests, Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank, a number of Central American countries more pleasant for Wall Street interests, the Dominican Republic more conducive to the sugar industry, and China more compatible with the interests of Standard Oil. Then, after observing how he had helped supply the coercive, deadly force to advance corporate interests throughout various parts of the world, Butler added: "I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents." by Butler Shaffer

“A man who doesn't have good sex resents life living itself; he wants to force and control it; he identifies with priests; he thinks business and sport, war and politics are more important than home building and garden tending, wife cultivating and child rearing; he no longer remembers his youth; his feelings, like his environment, are simply something to be dominated and destroyed; he is not moved by the Living.”--J. James

Samuel Johnson once said "I would not speak ill of any man, but it is said that man's father is an attorney."

"A friend is someone who knows the song of your soul & sings it back to you when you have forgotten the words"

"Man is what he believes."---Chekov

"Only when we know little do we know everything; doubt grows with knowledge."--Goethe

"Science adopts suicide when it adopts a creed."--TH Huxley.

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."--TH Huxley.

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein

"With most people unbelief in one thing is founded on blind belief in another."--Lichtenberg

"No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant."--Nietzsche

"Resort is had to ridicule when reason is against us."---Jefferson

"To tell a woman what she may not do is to tell her what she can."--Spanish Proverb

"Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past."--George Orwell (1984)

"Political language designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."--George Orwell

"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."--Leo Tolstoy

" does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.." -Samuel Adams

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."-- Henry David Thoreau 

"PRESS ON. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."-----Calvin Coolidge

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."--George Bernard Shaw.

"Either you think - or else others have to think for you and take power from you."  - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold." -- Bernard Shaw

"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."-----George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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

'If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.'

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Love is a function of communication.
Health is a function of participation.
Self Expression is a function of responsibility.
-----Werner Erhard

Life is a ripoff when you expect to get what you want.
Life works when you choose what you got.
Actually what you got is what you chose.
To move on, choose it.
-----Werner Erhard

"The only way to stave off boredom, in a complex domesticated primate like humankind, is to increase one's intelligence.  This is not appealing to the average primate, who instead invents emotional games (soap opera and grand opera dramatics)."--Robert Anton Wilson

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
-- Catherine Ponder

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
-- Alexander Pope

Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision.
-- Randall Worley

Open heart reminders by Bob Mandel;

An open mind is the key to an open heart
*The beliefs you take to heart are the results you get in life.
What you can't feel you can't heal
Whatever comes up is on the way out,
Life never gives you more than you can handle
Fear is an invitation to greater safety with more energy
Falling in love is feeling that the hopeless longing to have someone take care of you forever might finally be fulfilled.

The subconscious message in falling in love is "Catch me!"
**Being in love is experiencing your loveable essence in the presence of someone
*Forgiveness is its own reward.
Jealousy is watching someone from whom you think you need attention give it to someone or something else.

You cannot bond with a mate until you set your parents free,
Guilt is the mafia of the mind. (You figure if you punish yourself first then God or people will leave you alone).

Earth is a family business
Freedom is the experience of choosing,
I'd rather win love than arguments,
A stranger is someone with whom you feel strange,
The more grateful you are, the more you have to be grateful for,
Stop hiding from God
You don't have to be a rebel to excel
The only one to get even with is yourself
Why struggle to earn the love you're already worth.
Angels fly high because they take themselves lightly,
*Disapproving of others diminishes your self
Patience always outlasts hopelessness.
Your strength is stronger than your weakness.
Easy street is a good neighborhood,
Family means loving each other even when there's a difference of opinion.
*All good relationships are grounded in friendship.
If you don't love yourself who is supposed to do it for you?
Innocence can neither be created nor destroyed,
Rejection is an opportunity to love your self more fully
*As you think of yourself, so you are thought of by others,
You can't find yourself by yourself.
People resist what they most desire
There’s no scarcity
There is more than enough for everyone to have more than enough
You can have compassion without taking on peoples pain
A heart attack is an attack of heart
*Every upset is a set up
Intimacy means "into-me-see"!
All your feelings are valid,
You are already in possession of life's most precious possession which life itself.
Your body is the closest part of the physical universe to you.
*You never lose anything that's for your highest good.
Whenever you seem to lose something of value, it's only to make room for something better.
Every loving thought is true, everything else is an appeal for healing,



 * “Those that fight don’t listen, those that listen don’t fight.”—Fritz Perls

* “The reaction you got was the communication you intended.”—Werner Erhard

“The person one loves never really exists, but is a projection focused through the lens of the mind onto whatever screen it fits with least distortion.”—Arthur C. Clark

“We come into relationships to mirror and reflect for one another.  We are tools for each others growth and the more we can truly know this, the faster the movement. There is no need for judgment of a particular relationship as right or wrong. Each relationship is merely the mirroring we need at a particular time for our highest good.”—Swiftdeer.

“He (Don Juan) said that a warrior had no compassion for anyone .  For him, to have compassion meant that you wished the other person to be like you, to be in your shoes, and you lent a hand for that purpose. The hardest thing in the world is for a warrior to let others be. Only a sorcerer who sees and is formless can afford to help anyone——to his understanding every effort to help on our part was an arbitrary act guided by our self interest alone.”(271) La Gorda

The Assemblage Point is a focal point of energy within the aura whose function is to govern how we perceive our reality.  In a sense, it is like a radio or T.V. tuner whose position in the aura (or particular station is tuned to) determines how we perceive reality

Severn beliefs for success--- Anthony Robbins: 1. *Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves us. 2. There is no such thing as failure.  There are only results. 3. *Whatever happens, take responsibility. 4. It’s not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything. 5. *People are your greatest resource. 6. Work is play. 7. There’s no abiding success without commitment.

* “If you could only love enough you could be the most powerful person in the world.”—Emmett Fox

* “The people we judge and hate in life are in fact reflections of our disowned selves.”---Louis Proto.”


Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Love is a function of communication.
Health is a function of participation.
Self Expression is a function of responsibility. Werner Erhard

Life is a ripoff when you expect to get what you want.
Life works when you choose what you got.
Actually what you got is what you chose.
To move on, choose it. Werner Erhard