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Cool Quotes

Some quotes are just too good to keep to yourself, which is why they are repeated so often.  Here are some of my personal favorites:

No day but today.
   –  Jonathan Larson, from RENT

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
   – Winston Churchill

Everything happens for a reason.
   – American Proverb

The best way out is always through.
   – Robert Frost

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative.
   – Mordecai Siegal

Some days, you’re the dog, some days you’re the hydrant.
   – Anonymous

95% of all of the species that have ever existed are now extinct, so don’t look so goddamn smug.
   – Gerard Ryder

When we cease to know the meaning of the land, we no longer know who we are.
   – Cochise

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
   – Gandhi

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.
   – Marvin Gaye

Walking the spiritual path can sometimes be a lonely road.
   – Anonymous

Doubt everything. Find your own light.
   – Buddha

I’m so burned out, I’m a pile of ashes.
   – A. Vauxhall

 Life is too short to be spent in the company of people that just irritate me.
   – A. Vauxhall

 Chocolate is the answer no matter what the question is.
– Anonymous

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
– Anonymous

May I always be the person my dog thinks I am.
– Anonymous

The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
– Will Rogers

Always make new mistakes.
– Esther Dyson

 That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
– Niectchze

My life is full of misfortune, most of which never happened.
– Mark Twain

Be Yourself: Everyone Else is Taken.
– Oscar Wilde

The only failure is not to try.
– The Yoga Sutras

The unreal never is, the real is not.
– The Yoga Sutras

I have been too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined.
-Abraham Lincoln

 When you try, try to the best of your ability.
– The Yoga Sutras

The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence, but when you get to the other side of the fence, that grass is all brown from dog pee.
– A. Vauxhall

Love, hate and f*** are all four letter words, but sometimes love is the foulest one of all.
– A. Vauxhall

Because we don’t understand that all beings share one life force, one consciousness, we blunder about, damaging ourselves by damaging others.
– Deborah Willoughby

The mind is the cause of one’s bondage or liberation.
– The Yoga Sutras

 The fear inside us creates the danger outside us.
– Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

You are whatever you know yourself to be.
– Vidyraranya Yati

Stress is a reaction, the solution is, don’t react.
– Rolf Solvik

 We must give the mind time to learn.
-Sri Pattabhriham

The farther one goes, the less one knows.
– Tao Te Ching

Do or do not, there is no try.   -  Yoda

What is weird within you is your treasure.  – Ukita Yozo

 Here are a few gems from Eilot Pattison’s great series of Tibetan monk related murder/mysteries that I surmise he collected from monks during his travels in Tibet and Nepal – these are from “Bone Mountain”:

You must stop being the seeker you were and become the seeker you want to be.

Look inside. Not behind you.

The basic nature of your mind is luminosity and emptiness.

Sift the sand to find the seeds of the universe.

I was in love. Where were you?
-  John Rogowski

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