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Pema As we change our own dysfunctional habits, we are simultaneously changing society. Our own awakening is intertwined with the awakening of enlightened society. If we can lose our personal appetite for aggression and addiction, the whole planet will rejoice
Carl Jung People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Cynthia Occelli For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.
Ramana Maharshi Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
Albert Einstein The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
William Blake Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
Erik Pevernagie As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we must make sure to heal our impaired vision, filter our perception, and sharpen the focus of our attention because willful blindness can never empower inspiriting vibrations or awaken the twinkles of enlightenment. (Absence of beauty was like hell)
Kamand Kojour We seek the fire of the spark that is already within us.
Brian Nelson It will probably be ok.
Brian Nelson Disregard all caution.
Mark Passio As one being suffers; we all suffer.
Henry David Thoreau If [the law] is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.
Aleksandr Solzhenits If a regime is immoral, its subjects are free from all obligations to it.
Howard Zinn The greatest danger [is] civil obedience, the submission of individual conscience to governmental authority. Such obedience led to the horrors we saw in totalitarian states. … [T]o establish justice, it may be necessary to break the law, to commit acts of civil disobedience.
Assyrian tablet, c. Our earth is degenerate in these latter days: bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world is evidently approaching.
Brian Nelson I wish people would bring back Prohibition so that I could feel better about drinking.
Biggie Smalls We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.
Lysander Spooner The Constitution has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
William J. Casey C We will know our disinformation program is complete when everything the US public believes is false
Desmond Tutu If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Jeremy Locke There are only three types of action a person can take; that which exercises freedom, that which defends it and that which destroys it.
Frederick Douglass I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
Lao Tzu Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self requires strength; He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of will power.
Voltaire The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Ann Landers Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
G.I. Gurdjieff Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Socrates I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Gabor Maté The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.
Bruce Lee To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Stefan Molyneux The only part of you that hurts when you are given the truth is the part that lives on lies.
Edward Snowden When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals!
E.E. Cummings To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Brian Nelson The matierial world is a product of spiritual beings.
Aristotle The Past and Future belong to men; the eternally present Now belongs to the gods.
Brian Nelson Be skeptical of any information that can not be qualified by your 5 senses.
Adolph Hitler What luck for rulers that men do not think.
Johann Wolfgang von He is happy, as well as great who needs neither to obey nor to command in order to be something-
Gerald Massey, Egypt They must find it difficult. . . Those who have taken authority as the truth, Rather than truth as the authority.
Julian Assange Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.
Julian Assange Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims.
Francis Bacon Nature, to be commanded, must first be obeyed.
Lysander Spooner The Constitution has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
James Allen Taking the first step with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered Paradise.
H.L. Mencken The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality
Mike Maloney A politician is someone who will lay down your life for their country.
Old Chinese Proverb When there is food on the table there are many problems; When there is no food there is only one problem.
Sheikh Rashid My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel.
Brian Nelson The revenue that is collected for Dont Tread On Me license plates is allocated to purchasing leather polish for the boots that tread on people.