“If you smile at me, I will understand.
‘Cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language…
…Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy.
Easy, you know the way it’s supposed to be.
Silver people on the shoreline, let us be.
Talkin’ ’bout very free and easy…”
“Wooden Ships”
So Far, Aug 1974



“Quarrel not at all.  No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.”
Abraham Lincoln
(Feb. 12, 1809 – Apr. 15, 1865)


“Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.”
Rabindranath Tagore
(May 9, 1861 – Aug. 7, 1941)


To love, to be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power.
Above all to watch to try and understand.
To never look away and never, never to forget.”
Arundhati Roy
(“Come September”, Sep 29 2002)


“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
Mahatma Gandhi
(Oct. 2, 1869 – Jan. 30, 1948 )
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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost
(Mar. 26, 1874 – Jan. 29, 1963)


“…Build the raft of meditation and self-discipline, to carry you across the river.
There will be no ocean, and no rising tides to stop you; this is how comfortable your path shall be….”
Guru Nanak Devji
(Apr. 15, 1469 – Sep. 22, 1539)


Mark Twain TN
“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.  Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
Mark Twain
(Nov. 30, 1835 – Apr. 21, 1910)


“Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.”
John Keats
(Oct. 31, 1795 – Feb. 23, 1821)


“You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand ?”
Robert Louis Stevenson
(Nov. 13, 1850 – Dec. 3, 1894)


“…I went right along not fixin’ up any particular plan but just trustin’ to Providence to put the right words in my mouth when the time come.  For I’d noticed that Providence always did put the right words in my mouth if I left it alone…”
Huckleberry Finn
“The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn”
Mark Twain, 1884


Long as I remember the rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of mystry pourin’ confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, tryin’ to find the sun;
And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain.”
Credence Clearwater Revival
“Who’ll Stop The Rain”
Travelin’ Band, Jan 1970


I stretch the bow of him who drives out evil, that the arrow may strike wisdom’s enemy.
I create among men strife and contention.
I fill both Heaven and Earth with my presence.”
(circa 3500-3000 BC)

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keller TN
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
Helen Keller
(Jun. 27, 1880 – Jun. 1, 1968 )


“Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.”
John Maynard Keynes
(June 5, 1883 – April 21, 1946)


“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)


There are nine requisites for contented living:
Health enough to make work a pleasure;
Wealth enough to support your needs;
Strength enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
Grace enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbour;
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
Faith enough to make real the things of God;
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(Aug. 28, 1749 – Mar. 22, 1832)


“…We chased our pleasures here, dug our treasures there.
But can you still recall, the time we cried ?
Break on through to the other side…”
The Doors
(”Break On Through” – The Doors, Aug 1967)
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For the protection of the virtuous,
For the destruction of the wicked, and
For the establishment of Dharma,
I am born from age to age.”
Bhagavad Gita 4.8
(circa 500-100 BC)


“I do not seek redemption from the consequences of my sin.  I seek to be redeemed from sin itself.  Until I have attained that end, I shall be content to be restless.”
Mahatma Gandhi
(Oct. 2, 1869 – Jan. 30, 1948 )
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“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.”
Richard Feynman
(May 11, 1918 – Feb 15, 1988 )


Midnight on the water.
I saw the ocean’s daughter.
Walking on a wave she came.
Staring as she called my name.
And I can’t get it out of my head…
Morning don’t get here tonight.
Searching for her silver light…
Sitting till the sun goes down.
In dreams the world keeps going round & round…
And I can’t get it out of my head.
Now my old world is gone for dead.
‘cos I can’t get it out of my head…”
Electric Light Orchestra
(“Can’t Get It Out Of My Head” – Eldorado, July 1974)


“Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master and crouch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph ?”
Robert Browning
(May 7, 1812 – Dec. 12, 1889)


“…O my heart! Love God as the chatrik loves the rain drops,
Who even when fountains are full and the land green,
Is not satisfied as long as it cannot get a drop of rain…”
Guru Nanak Devji
(Oct. 20, 1469 – Sep. 22, 1539)


“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
Andrew Carnegie
(Nov. 25, 1835 – Aug. 11, 1919)


“It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.”
Malcolm Forbes
(Aug. 19, 1919 – Feb. 24, 1990)


 More Quotes…


“One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.”
Oscar Wilde
(Oct. 16, 1854 – Nov. 30, 1900)


“We do what we must, and call it by the best names.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)


“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”
(~2nd century AD)


“…Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go.
Ain’t no time to hate, barely time to wait.
Wo-oah what I want to know, where does the time go ?…”
The Grateful Dead
(”Uncle John’s Band” – 1969)
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“I’m a Changeling see me change…
Yeah, I’m leavin’ town
On a midnight train
Gotta see me change.
Change, change, change…”
The Doors
(”The Changeling” – L.A. Woman, May 1971)


“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
Arthur Conan Doyle
(May 22, 1859 – Jul 7, 1930)


“Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)


“On Good Friday Jesus died But rose again at Eastertide…..Lord, teach us to understand that your Son died to save us not from suffering but from ourselves, not from injustice…but from being unjust.  He died that we might live – but live as he lives, by dying as he died who died to himself.”
George MacDonald
(Dec. 10, 1824 – Sep. 18, 1905)


“Conquer thyself, till thou has done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another’s appetite as to thine own.”
Sir Richard Francis Burton
(Mar. 19, 1821 – Oct. 20, 1890)


“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”
Wayne Gretzky
(born Jan. 26, 1961)


“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
Niels Bohr
(Oct. 7, 1885–Nov. 18, 1962)


“Keep up and you’ll be kept up.”
Yogi Bhajan
(Aug. 26, 1929–Oct. 6, 2004)


“Divinity is the elementary personality of a human being. When he can stand before corruption and win, that is an undivided personality. It is called divinity.”
Yogi Bhajan
(Aug. 26, 1929–Oct. 6, 2004)


“We are stardust, we are golden.
We are billion year old carbon.
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
(WoodstockDéjà Vu, 1970)

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“A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Aug. 28, 1749 – Mar. 22, 1832)



George Bernard Shaw TN
“Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity.”
George Bernard Shaw
(Jul. 26, 1856 – Nov. 2, 1950)



“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”
Mother Teresa
(Aug. 26, 1910 – Sep. 5, 1997)



Mark Twain TN
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
Mark Twain
(Nov. 30, 1835 – Apr. 21, 1910)



The noose of Death is cut, and one’s wanderings cease;
Victory is obtained, when one conquers one’s own mind.”
Shri Guru Granth Sahib


“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.  It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”
Henry Ford
(Jul. 30, 1863 – Apr. 07, 1947)



You don’t know what it means to win…Come down and see me again.
Been down one time…Been down two times…I’m never going back again.”
Fleetwood Mac
(”Rumours”, 1977)


“The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.”
Swami Vivekananda
(Jan. 12, 1863 – Jul. 4, 1902)


“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s level of aspiration.”
Jack Nicklaus
(born Jan. 21, 1940)


“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)


“By the first rays of the rising sun, the universe is stirred…
The dawn is the dream of God’s creative fancy.”
(circa 1700–1100 BC)



“From the moment you entered this world of existence, a ladder was put in front of you so you could escape.”
Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī



More Quotes…


“Never confuse movement with action.”
Ernest Hemingway
(July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)



“For years, they were telling me to play commercial, be commercial. I’m not commercial. I say, play your own way. You play what you want, and let the public pick up on what you were doing, even if it takes 15, 20 years.”
Thelonious Monk
Oct. 10, 1917 – Feb. 17, 1982



“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”
Pablo Picasso
(Oct. 25, 1881 – Apr. 8, 1973)



Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
…Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!”
Pink Floyd
(“Wish You Were Here”, 1975)


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)


“Raffiniert ist der Herrgott, aber boshaft ist er nicht.”
Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not.
Albert Einstein
(Mar. 14, 1879 – Apr. 18, 1955)



“Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.”
Jawaharlal Nehru
(Nov. 14, 1889 – May 27, 1964)



“Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you – to make you realise that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
(Jan. 5, 1893 – Mar. 7, 1952)



“There is no one without faults, not even men of God. They are men of God not because they are faultless, but because they know their faults, they strive against them, they do not hide them, and are ever ready to correct themselves.”
Mahatma Gandhi
(Oct. 2, 1869 – Jan. 30, 1948 )



“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.”
Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī



keller TN
“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
Helen Keller
(Jun. 27, 1880 – Jun. 1, 1968 )



Bertrand Russell TN
“Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.”
Bertrand Russell
(May 18, 1872 – Feb. 2, 1970)



George Bernard Shaw TN
“The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”
George Bernard Shaw
(Jul. 26, 1856 – Nov. 2, 1950)



“In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty…in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.”
Deepak Chopra
(b. Oct. 22, 1946)



Amelia Earhart TN
“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.”
Amelia Earhart
(Jul. 24 1897 – Jul. 2 1937*)

*Missing over western Pacific ocean, declared dead on Jan. 5 1939.


Mark Twain TN
“In religion, India is the only millionaire… the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.”
Mark Twain
(Nov. 30, 1835 – Apr. 21, 1910)



Albert_Einstein TN
“When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.”
Albert Einstein
(Mar. 14, 1879 – Apr. 18, 1955)



SG Sounds Of Silence TN
“My minds distracted and diffused, my thoughts are many miles away. They lie with you when you’re asleep, and kiss you when you start your day…”
Simon & Garfunkel
(“Kathy’s Song”, 1966)



“You don’t have to specialize – do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form.”
Francis Ford Coppola
(born April 7, 1939)


“Life is in balance. The swings in the mind are there to give you the experience, and to let you discover the you within you…That balance and swing lets your standard be tested. You cannot hold to something external. You must find your own depth and test it, confirm it…”
Yogi Bhajan
(Aug. 26, 1929–Oct. 6, 2004)


“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”
Richard Feynman
(May 11, 1918 – Feb 15, 1988 )



“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)



“Last night you left me and slept your own deep sleep. Tonight you turn and turn. I say, ‘You and I will be together till the Universe dissolves.’ You mumble back things you thought of when you were drunk.”
Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī



“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
Ernest Hemingway
(July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)



The Doors
“Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen…Warm my mind near your gentle stove. Turn me out and I’ll wander baby…Stumblin’ in the neon groves…”
The Doors (“Soul Kitchen”, 1967)


“The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites”
Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī


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