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AA is a fraud
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If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. - Abraham Lincoln
There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order. - Ed Howdershelt
My browser's client ID: By allowing me access, you waive all rights and policies regarding my access - random slashdot user
Paranoia is only heightened awareness. - unknown
The thought of suicide is a great source of comfort: with it a calm passage is to be made across many a bad night. -- Nietzche
I love america more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, i insist on the right to criticize her perpetually - james baldwin
People become what they expect themselves to become - Mahatma Gandhi
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion. - Abraham Lincoln
Guessing is cheap; guessing wrong is expensive - Chinese proverb
Test all things; hold fast that which is good - Thessalonians 5:21
Only the supremely wise and the abysmally ignorant do not change - Confucius
Having failed to distinguish thoughts from things, we then fail to distinguish words from thoughts. We think that if we can label a thing we have understood it - Maha Sthavira Sangharakshita
True words are often not beautiful, just as beautiful words are often not true - Japanese proverb
The gods do not deduct from one's life the hours spent loving - ancient Chinese proverb
Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength. - Dalai Lama
The superior man seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable - Confucius
Not only can I not recall my experiences in my previous lives, sometimes I can't even remember what I did yesterday - Dalai Lama
To understand everything is to forgive everything - Buddha
If you want one year of prosperity, plant corn. If you want ten years of prosperity, plant trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, educate people. - Chinese proverb
The reverse side has also it's reverse side - Japanese proverb
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? - Mark 8:36
Holiness comes by holy deeds. Not starving flesh of daily needs. - Shaikh saadi
Outside noisy, inside empty - Chinese proverb
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know - Toa te ching
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. - Turkish proverb
A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. - Japanese proverb
Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese proverb
Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse. - Nigerian proverb
After all, to make a beautiful omelet you have to break an egg. - Spanish proverb
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. - Nietzsche
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence. - Spanish proverb
Non-violence requires much more courage than violence - Mahatma Gandhi
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. - Dalai Lama
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt
Hatred never ceases through hatred. By compassion alone does it cease. - Shakyamuni
All decent people, men and women, are feminists. The only people who are not feminists are those who believe that women are inherently inferior or undeserving of the respect and opportunity afforded men. Either you are a feminist or a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked ‘other’. - unknown
Every smile makes you a day younger, every sigh a day older - Chinese proverb
Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice - nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate. - Mahatma Gandhi
Naturally, the common people don't want war.... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. - Hermann Goering
I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting part about being president... [I] don't feel like I own anybody an explanation. - G W Bush
Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. - Thomas Jefferson
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable. - H. L. Mencken
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. - Thomas Jefferson
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
What's this feeling I have, as if I'm looking forward to
Somebody firing off his missiles and ending everything?
Is it a bad thing, or is this normal?
I can't figure it out on my own, so somebody tell me!
And that person I love has once again
gone far away without anybody noticing.
Where have my dreams gone since then?
I could swear that they were right here before
from the Tenchi in Tokyo opening theme
"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better." - William Shakespeare
"There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle
"There is no remedy for love but to love more." - Thoreau
"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, While loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu
"The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss." - Unknown
"The best feelings are those that have no words to describe them...." - Michelle Hammersley
"Love is a little haven of refuge from the world." - Bertrand A. Russell
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride whorthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones
"Love builds bridges where there are none." - R.H. Delaney
"It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all." - William Thackeray
"Talking of love is making it." - William G. Benham
"The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." - Maulana Jalalu'd din Rumi
"I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." - Roy Croft
"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could." - Barbara De Angelis
"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without." - Unknown
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." - Saint-Exupery
"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand." - Unknown
"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen
"Love is always bestowed as a gift -- freely, willingly, and without expectation.... We don't love to be loved; we love to love." - Leo Buscaglia
"You love simply because you cannot help it." - Kim Anderson
"Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe." - William Ellery Channing
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." - Henry Drummond
"A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself." - Jean Anouilh
"Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable." - Henry Ward Beecher
I have said farewell to [my friend] a thousand times. I have said it every time I let him know how dear he was to me, every time my words or actions affirmed our love. Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not. - Drizzt Do'Urden, journal, Legacy of the Drow
"Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me" - Ruth (the Bible).
"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." - Neil Gaiman
"Eighty percent of love is smell." - Tom Robbins
"There comes a point where you just love someone. Not because they're good, or bad, or anything really. You just love them. It doesn't mean you'll be together forever. It doesn't mean you won't hurt each other. It just means you love them. Sometimes in spite of who they are, and sometimes because of who they are. And you know that they love you, sometimes because of who you are, and sometimes in spite of it." - Anita Blake, Incubus Dreams- Laurell K. Hamilton
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. - William Blake
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. - George Jean Nathan
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Dalai Lama QuotesHappiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Sleep is the best meditation.
Spend some time alone every day.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion