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    Biography lends to death a new terror.

    Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

    Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

    I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.

    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

    To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque & insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.

    Oscar Wilde

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    “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth-”

    Muhammad Ali

     

     

    “Look, a village cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot. It’s as simple as that, and we have to understand: we have a village idiot in this country. It’s called fundamentalist Christianity.”

    Sam Harris

     

    ‘Arrogance diminishes wisdom.’

    Arab proverb

    “The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.”

    Terry Pratchett

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    A stranger enters a village & immediately looks for the Sufi master to ask advice. He says, “I’m thinking of moving to live in this village. What can you tell me about the people who live here?”
    And the Sufi master replies “What can you tell me about the people who live where you came from?”
    “Ah,” says the visitor angrily “they are terrible people. They are robbers, cheats & liars. They stab each other in the back.”
    “Well now” says the Sufi master “Isn’t that a coincidence? That’s exactly what they’re like here.”
    So the man departs the village & is never seen again.
    Soon, another stranger enters the village & he too seeks out the Sufi master for advice. He says “I’m thinking about moving to live in this village. What can you tell me about the people who live here?”
    And the Sufi master replies “What can you tell me about the people who live where you come from?”
    “Ah” says the visitor in fond remembrance, “they are wonderful people. They’re kind, gentle & compassionate. They look after each other.”
    “Well now” says the Sufi master. “Isn’t that a coincidence? That’s exactly what they’re like here.”

     

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    Three blind men find themselves in the presence of the Great Elephant. Each, trembling with fear & awe, stumble forward & reach out their hands to discover its nature for themselves. One takes hold of the tail, one a leg, one a tusk. And each is overcome with joy at having directly discovered the nature of the Great Elephant.

    The blind man holding the tail announces, ‘The Great Elephant is a broom that cleanses & sweeps all before it.”

    The blind man holding the leg is surprised, & protests, “No, the Great Elephant is a magnificent pillar towering above us, guarding us & keeping us safe.”

    The blind man holding the tusk is astonished & shouts “No, you’re both wrong. The Great Elephant is a plough that furrows the earth that we may grow crops & have plenty.”

    And they fell to fighting & there was no peace in the land.

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    The Senility Prayer

    Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do & the eyesight to tell the difference.

    anon

    Women constitute HALF the world’s population, perform nearly TWO THIRDS of the world’s work, receive ONE TENTH of the world’s income, own less than ONE HUNDREDTH of the world’s wealth.

    Sally Cline & Dale Spender

     

    When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist.
    Dom Helder Camara

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    kai

    Cheers From Kai

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    Learn to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else.

    Leonardo Da Vinci

     

    “The undefined negotiated by the unprepared, to get the unspecified for the uninformed.”

    Brexit definition, letter to the Irish times.

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    kai

    Motivating Monday Quotes

     

    snap Supergold we are posting together…

    Cheers From Kai

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    Gidday Kai

    I’m having a problem accessing your Monday Quotes.  All I can see is a small coloured square and the words Motivating Monday Quotes.  I clicked on the picture to see what would happen but got a notification “Access denied”

    Maybe I am the only one with this problem so hopefully others will let you know if they can or cannot see the quotes.

    Have a good day

    Cheers, Supergold

     

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    I noticed the one I did on 16th didnt show up SG so hope the one I did today showed up???

     

    Motivating Monday Quotes

     

     

    Cheers From Kai

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