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Archive for August, 2016

An Ordinary Man and A Warrior

‘The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.’

Carlos Castenada
American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology
Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly a group that he called the Toltecs

The Task We Must Set For Ourselves

‘The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure but to be able to tolerate insecurity.’

Erich Fromm
German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory

To Discover Truths

‘All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.’

Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century

Do The Thing You Fear Most

‘Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.’

Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain
American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer

If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going

‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.’

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll
English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer

Life Moves On

‘Life moves on whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

Henry Miller
American writer

To Understand Or Not

‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.’

Upton Sinclair
American author who wrote nearly 100 books and other works across a number of genres