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“I know I have the best of time and space – and that I was never measured,

and never will be measured.”

[ Walt WhitmanLeaves of GrassSong of Myself (46) ]

109 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“Aus Lügen, die wir glauben, werden Wahrheiten, mit denen wir leben.”

“Lies which we believe turn into truths with which we live.”

[ Oliver Hassencamp; – roughly translated by yours truly ]

106 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“L’homme est libre au moment qu’il veut l’être.”

 

“The moment man wants to be free he is (free).”

 

François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire ; – with rough translation by yours truly ]

103 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“People who ask our advice almost never take it.

 

Yet we should never refuse to give it,

upon request,

for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.”

 

[ Dr. Brendan Francis Brown ]

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“The capacity to accept suffering for the sake of

goodness,

truth

and justice i

s an essential criterion of humanity,

 

because if my own

well-being and safety are ultimately more important

than truth and justice,

 

then the power of the stronger prevails,

 

then violence and untruth reigns supreme.”

 

Pope Benedict XVI Saved in Hope: Spe Salvi  ]

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“Be like water making its way through cracks.

 

Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.

If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.

If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.

You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle.

You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.

 

Now, water can flow or it can crash.

 

Be water, my friend.”

 

[ Bruce Lee née Lee Jun-fan ]

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“ It is difficult to see ourselves as we are.

 

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have good friends,

lovers or others

who will do us the good service of telling us the truth about ourselves.

 

When we don’t,

we can so easily delude ourselves,

lose a sense of truth about ourselves,

and our conscience loses power and purpose.

 

Mostly, we tell ourselves what we would like to hear.

We lose our way.”

[ Jon Katz ]