To make me feel better.

“Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come wherein humanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil. Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. It is man’s sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.”

-Albert Schweitzer

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

-Oscar Wilde

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

-Eric Hoffer

There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao. The first in the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend you goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness.

-Hua Hu Ching

Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us.

-Eric Hoffer

Always listen to a man when he describes the faults of others. Ofttimes, most times, he’s describing his own, revealing himself.

-Malcolm Forbes

That helped a little.

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  1. i read that news article. i’m beyond disgusted at what greed does to people. seems everything in this world is deemed disposable. i hope all of the people who hit any kind of racetrack that involves animals realizes what their money feeds.

  2. Ok, so I’ve only watched Enterprise once, although I’m a big sci-fi fan and used to rearrange my life around ST-TNG… now, suddenly I feel like I’ve been missing something.


  3. I love the Hoffer and Forbes quotes–hadn’t read them before. Re: the Albert Schweitzer one–all I knew of it was "until he extends his compassion to all living things …" Thanks for posting the whole of it.



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