Favorite Quotes

Evri's Favorite Quotes

 1.  "The boys may throw stones at the frogs in jest, but the frogs die in earnest." - Plutarch (ancient Greek philosopher)

 2.  "Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind . . . And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar." - Shakespeare

 3.   "I've had a lot of trouble in my life, most of which never happened." - Mark Twain

 4.   "The journey to the cross should be the last 'useless journey.' Do not dwell upon it, but dismiss it as accomplished. If you can accept it as your own last useless journey, you are also free to join my resurrection. Until you do so, your life is indeed wasted. It merely re-enacts the separation, the loss of power, the futile attempts of the ego at reparation, and finally the crucifixion of the body or death. Such repetitions are endless until they are voluntarily given up. Do not make the pathetic error of 'clinging to the old rugged cross.' The only message of the crucifixion is that you can overcome the cross. Until then you are free to crucify yourself as often as you choose. This is not the gospel I intended to offer you. We have another journey to undertake, and if you will read these lessons carefully they will help prepare you to undertake it. - Course in Miracles.

 5.    Η μονη διαφορα αναμεσα σε μενα και σ εναν τρελο ειναι οτι εγω δεν ειμαι τρελος. - Salvador Dali.

 6.   "If you try to subdue your selfish motives - anger and so forth - and develop more kindness and compassion for others, ultimately you yourself will benefit more than you would otherwise. So sometimes I say that the wise selfish person should practice this way. Foolish selfish people are always thinking of themselves, and the result is negative. Wise selfish people think of others, help others as much as they can, and the result is that they too receive benefit."  - Dalai Lama

 7.   "Once upon a time in a village in ancient India, there was a little goat and a priest. The priest wanted to sacrifice the goat to the gods. He raised his arm to cut the goat's throat when suddenly the goat began to laugh. The priest stopped, amazed, and asked the goat, "Why do you laugh? Don't you know I'm about the cut your throat?" "Oh, yes," said the goat, "after 499 times dying and being reborn as a goat, I will be reborn as a human being." Then the little goat began to cry. The high priest said, "Why now are you crying?" And the goat replied, "For you poor priest. 500 lives ago I too was a high priest and sacrificed goats to the gods." The priest dropped to his knees saying, "Forgive me, I beg you. From now on I will be the guardian and protector of every goat in the land"  -  Beginning of LITTLE BUDDHA by Bertolucci

8.     "Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative--and fatal--health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and violently, and once a year sends out cards praying for 'Peace on Earth.'" - preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coats

9.      "Any act of courage, away from despair, is resurrection" (Unknown).

10.  "If my mind stopped bitching, it would have to file for unemployment, but I'd be much happier" (Unknown).