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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Sha Tara » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:59 pm

We are not only surrounded by, but exist in, something author Dan Simmons calls "the Void which Binds."
It has loosely been called "Spirit" and Universal Intelligence or Mind.
We are individuals connected to everything else, not only by awareness or DNA, but by compassion... or lack thereof.
We find ourselves constantly at a crossroads of terrible choice: to promote, enhance, build, honor, bless -- or to destroy.
No place was ever made to house the ones who would remain indecisive in this matter.
Mind evolution forces us to choose life or death.
There are no surprises in the Void which Binds and the advertised short-cuts do not exist.
(from an essay: What Does Becoming Human Mean – by Sha'Tara)
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:34 pm

The closest to being in control we will ever be is in that moment that we realize we're not.
Brian Kessler
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:03 pm

In real life, however, you don't react to what someone did; you react only to what you think she did, and the gap between action and perception is bridged by the art of impression management. If life itself is but what you deem it, then why not focus your efforts on persuading others to believe that you are a virtuous and trustworthy cooperator?
Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, 2005
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby V-OutOfTheWilderness » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:51 pm

"The swirl of a galaxy and the swirl of a gown resemble one another not merely by accident, but because they follow the grain of the universe.''
- "Hunting for Hope'' - Scott Russell Sanders
"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:10 pm

V-OutOfTheWilderness wrote:"The swirl of a galaxy and the swirl of a gown resemble one another not merely by accident, but because they follow the grain of the universe.''
- "Hunting for Hope'' - Scott Russell Sanders

I loved that.
Round and Round they danced and swirled.


The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word"
- Mata Hari
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Selah7+ » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:25 am

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION. PROVERBS 1:7
SOLOMON; SON OF DAVID, KING OF ISRAEL
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:26 pm

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
Michel de Montaigne


Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Michel de Montaigne


When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Michel de Montaigne

I can surely attest to this^. :lol: Hi Yoda.
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Selah7+ » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:16 am

supercalifragilisticexpealodocious

even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious

if you say it loud enough

you'll always sound precocious

supercalifragilisticexpealodocious :banana-dance:
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:40 pm

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
G. K. CHESTERTON

me too :lol:
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:47 pm

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
~Lucretius

...shivers...
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:26 pm

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:18 pm

"Thou Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a Thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it."--William Blake
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:41 pm

So old and rung out so much but ah so very true...

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:30 pm

"Pitying I wept to see the woe
That Love & Beauty undergo,
To be consumed in burning Fires
And in ungratified desires,"--Wm. Blake
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:46 pm

It takes all worlds to make a kind.
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:55 pm

Blake paraphrase--
"A truth when told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you could invent."
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:07 pm

". . .God becomes as we are, that we may be as he is."--Wm. Blake
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:02 pm

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That's how I hold your voice.”
― Rumi
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:05 pm

"Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they're given wings.”

― Rumi
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:49 pm

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. --Comte DeBussy-Rabutin
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:53 pm

The way to love anything is to realize it may be lost.
G.K. Chesterton
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:58 pm

Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.

--William Blake
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:12 pm

But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”

― Anne Brontë
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Abstract » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:26 pm

"What is Love without Love returned?" - i dunno who said that do you?
Love is the gravity of the soul.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby James S Saint » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:33 pm

Abstract wrote:"What is Love without Love returned?"

- Genuine!
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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