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    Just have one more try—it’s dead easy to die,
    It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.

    Robert Service

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    "being afraid of wolves, you'll never go into the forest" anonymous
    I N V I C T U S

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    Everything.
    Everything.
    Everything.
    Everything in its right place.
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.


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    Time to get some churly whurly ice cream rest.

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    This guy's walking down a street, when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up "Hey you! Can you help me out?" The doctor writes him a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up "Father, I'm down in this hole, can you help me out?" The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey Joe, it's me, can you help me out?" And the friend jumps in the hole! Our guy says "Are you stupid? Now we're both down here!" and the friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out."
    - From one of my all-time favorite scenes of one of my all-time favorite TV shows:
    The last scene of the second season Christmas episode of "The West Wing"
    (Leo speaking to Josh)

    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    Everything.
    Everything.
    Everything.
    Everything in its right place.
    There are two colors in my head
    What was that you tried to say?
    and it's nice enough to
    make a man
    weep, but I don't
    weep, do
    you?

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    want to ask me something? go for it!

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    "In God are present: power, which is the source of everything; knowledge, which contains the details of the ideas; and, finally, will, which changes or produces things in accordance with the principle of the greatest good. To these correspond in the created monad, the subject or basis, the faculty of perception, and the faculty of appetition. In God these attributes are absolutely infinite or perfect, while in the created monads or in the entelechies, they are imitations approaching him in proportion to the perfection." - Gottfried Leibniz

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    "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Einstein

    This quote is lovely as it allows me to defend my being INTP despite having what some might consider to be squishy sentiments. Look at the bolded area, doesn't that just strike our intuitions as terribly NF?
    I see myself as an INTP and a deeeply compassionate person with humanitarian ideals. One of those ideals is to listen to all people who have something with substance to say. This does indeed make our world a much bigger and better place.

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    Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
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    Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there. It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so as long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.

    From Fahrenheit 451

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saudade View Post
    Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there. It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so as long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.

    From Fahrenheit 451
    Yup, this is true.

    As is a tale, such is life. Not how long it is, but how good it is - that's what matters.
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    "The real intent of my writing is not to say, you must think in this way. The real intent is: here are some of the many important facets of this extraordinary Kosmos; have you thought about including them in your own worldview? My work is an attempt to make room in the Kosmos for all of the dimensions, levels, domains, waves, memes, modes, individuals, cultures, and so on ad infinitum. I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace." - Ken Wilber

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