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Edward Hale quotes (1822-1909)
  • ‘Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?’ No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country.
  • I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
  • If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.
  • In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
  • Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
  • Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds of trouble – the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
  • The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.

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I went to see this movie yesterday, a crippled drinker husband says to his wife: “If you stop loving me, I wont blame you.”

She responds: “I might hate you more, but I wont love you less…”

This is one of the best understanding of love I have heard lately: Love is always there. You might get mad, you may be disappointed, you may disagree, you may even hate… but this has nothing to do with the love you feel. Love  doesn’t exclude other feelings, neither other feelings extinguish love. It is not one OR the other. It is all together. It is not because you love that you can’t feel antagonist sentiments. You love, your heart is open, so you are likely to feel multiple emotions.

You could even consider to leave that person, you can get divorced and never want to see that person again, but still love  him/her.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn Quotes


Let everything become your teacher.

Ask yourself if you are seeing this person with”fresh eyes”, as he or she really is, or if you are seeing only the reflection of your own thoughts about this person.

Cultivate a “Beginner’s Mind”, a mind that is willing to see everything as if for the first time.

Mindfulness is cultivated by assuming the stance of an impartial witness to your own experience.

The habit of categorizing and judging our experience locks us into mechanical reactions that we are not even aware of and that often have no objective basis at all. These judgments tend to dominate our minds, making it difficult for us to find any peace within ourselves.

When you feel connected to something, that connection immediately gives you a purpose for living.

Face your pain, do not avoid it, breathe into it, learn from it, do not try to get rid of it, embrace it.

Be mindful: be where you are.

These are excerpts of “Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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“When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.”

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
Winston Churchill.

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
Abraham Lincoln.

“What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.”
Octavio Paz

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From Stalin


Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem. 

…………….. So, enjoy your problems! they mean you are alive!

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God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try. 

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

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From Henry Ford


If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

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