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If the red slayer think he slays,
Or if the slain think he is slain,
They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again.
Far or forgot to me is near;
Shadow and sunlight are the same;
The vanished gods to me appear;
And one to me are shame and fame.
They reckon ill who leave me out;
When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt,
And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.
The strong gods pine for my abode,
And pine in vain the sacred seven;
But thou, meek lover of the good!
Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
America (Australia) is another name for opportunity.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Beauty without expression is boring.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Common sense is genius disguised in working clothes.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.
Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.
Every wall is a door.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.'
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
We admire the person who can organize our wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
People love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Our best thoughts come from others.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
Reality is a sliding door.
Revolutions go not backward.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.
The revelation of thought takes us out of servitude into freedom.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
The years teach much which the days never know.
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
There is always safety in valor.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
The glory of friendship
is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile
nor the joy of
it is the spiritual inspiration
that comes to us when
we discover that someone else
believes in us
willing to trust us.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
A great person is always willing to be little.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
A person in debt is so far a slave.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
People are usually more careful of their money than of their principles.
We are what we think about all day long.
A person's growth is seen in the successive choirs of their friends.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
All diseases run into one, old age.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
All mankind love a lover.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Every burned book enlightens the world.
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
Every person has their own courage, and is betrayed because they seek in themselves the courage of other people.
Every person I meet is in some way my superior.
Every person in their lifetime needs to thank their faults.
Every person is a consumer, and therfore ought to be a producer too. We are by constitution expensive, and need to be rich.
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
Great people or people of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical people never.
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is due to the influence of good women.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
If you would lift someone up, you must first be on higher ground.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Money often costs too much.
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Nature hates calculators.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
The first wealth is health.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
We are wiser than we know.
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
What you are comes to you.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
The Art Of Life Studio
ph: 0416 926 533