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Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough.
- Albert Einstein

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi


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The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

A politician needs the ability to
foretell what is going to happen
tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year.
And to have the ability afterwards
to explain why it didn't happen.
- Winston Churchill

 

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

The African is my brother but he is
my younger brother by several centuries.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient...
only the universe rearranging itself.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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