philosophy

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I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality

I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best. I know that I drive some people crazy with what with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked out for me. I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, and toward my work. I think that I am here for a purpose. I think that it's likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself. -- Jim Henson, 1936 - 1990

There is no reality except the one contained within us.

There is no reality except the one contained within us.
That is why so many people live such an unreal life.
They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
-- Herman Hesse, Demain

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

All that we are is the result of what we have thought

All that we are is the result of what we have thought;
it is founded on our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts
with pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow
that never leaves him.
-- Buddha (B.C. 568-488)

No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future.

No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future. -- Ian E. Wilson

We cannot hope to savor even the smallest fraction of the good things of this earth

We cannot hope to savor even the smallest fraction of the good things of this earth, let alone possess them. Yet that is what some of us try to do, brazenly proclaiming that we want it all. Unfortunately, however, there is the matter of capacity. Life, among other things, is a smorgesbord; we bring to the table and we take from the table and no one is going to stop us from over-loading our plates.

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. -- Florence Nightengale

All warfare is based on deception.

All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable, feign incapacity; when active, inactivity. When near, make it appear that you are far away; when far way, that you are near. Offer the enemy a bait to lure him; feign disorder and strike him. When he concentrates, prepare against him; where he is strong, avoid him. Anger his general and confuse him. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. Keep him under a strain and wear him down. When he is united, divide him. Attack where he is unprepared; sally out when he does not expect you.

Dreams never hurt anybody

Dreams never hurt anybody if you keep working right behind the dreams to make as much of them become real as you can. -- Frank W. Woolworth

The world of the known and the not yet known is bridged by wonderment

The world of the known and the not yet known is bridged by wonderment.
But wonderment happens largely in a situation where the child's world is
separate from the adult world, where children must seek entry through
their questions...As media merge the two worlds...the calculus of
wonderment changes. Curiosity is replaced by cynicism, or even worse,
arrogance. We are left with children who rely not on authoritative
adults but on news from nowhere. We are left with children who are given
answers to questions they never asked. We are left, in short, without
children.

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