Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness

Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness as we travel through eternal duration, and it does not exist where no consciousness exists in which the illusion can be produced; but lies asleep. -- H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)

The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal

The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime-- if not asked to lend money.
-- Mark Twain,_Pudd'nhead Wilson_, 1894

An inexorable law: only that that is absent can be imagined.” -Proust

An inexorable law: only that that is absent can be imagined.” -Proust

The comfort of the rich depends on an abundant supply of the poor.

The comfort of the rich depends on an abundant supply of the poor." - Voltaire (1694-1778)

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.
Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
-- Hans Margolius

If I am not for myself, who is for me?

If I am not for myself, who is for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, when?
-- Rabbi Hillel, in the_Talmud_

Your children are not your children.

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's
longing for itself...
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
-- Kahlil Gilbran,_The Prophet_

You see things; and say "Why?"

You see things; and say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" -- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Anglo-Irish playwright, critic

You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind.

You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. You don't have to be tired or bored.
Get interested in something. Get absolutely enthralled in something. Throw yourself into it with abandon.
-- Norman Vincent Peale - Clergyman/American Writer

We cannot live for ourselves

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. -- Herman Melville
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