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Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind.
Maybe that's the worst sentence of all,
to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
- James Dickey

The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment,
his ability to distance himself from his feelings.
- Victor Garber

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing,
detachment.
- Meister Eckhart

 

Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.
- Allen Tate

The essence of the Way is detachment.
- Bodhidharma

There is no detachment where there is no pain.
And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying
unless detachment is present too.
- Simone Weil

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To be consistently effective, you must put a certain
distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course.
This is not indifference, it's detachment.
- Sam Snead

Obedience is detachment from the self.
This is the most radical detachment of all.
But what is the self? The self is the principle of
reason and responsibility in us.
It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
- Bede Griffiths

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away,
neither are they ever wholly monstrous.
But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane
of detachment regarding our parents,
however wise and old we may become.
To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
- John le Carre

What is attempted in these film is of course a synthesis.
But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures.
Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement
and detachment in equal measure.
- Satyajit Ray

The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes
it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part,
but a critically important part, of economy and social development.
- John Desmond Bernal

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image
of man which contains within itself man's dreams,
man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty -
poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can choose to follow your heart always.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am merely a bit player in your stories,
as you are merely a bit player in mine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

Life doesn't step on your toes when you Dance Lightly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Your inner thoughts reveal your true nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

Life will not meet your expectations -
choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will always have habits -
things you do regularly and without conscious thought -
but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Make a conscious choice to live
a serene and stress-free life.
Stress is always waiting just outside your door
like a vicious wild-dog.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

The goal of life is
to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
- Joseph Campbell


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