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Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

 

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

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I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience
it is necessary for us to do the opposite,
that is to commence with experience
and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
When the loyal opposition dies,
I think the soul of America dies with it.
- Edward R. Murrow

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

A friend is a present you give yourself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
- Anonymous

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

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

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

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

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

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 task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- A Course In Miracles (commonly misattributed to Rumi)

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

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

A true friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

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

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

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

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

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

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

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

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

I choose you as my friend, and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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


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