Sunday, September 26, 2004

Fleeting sense of purpose Posted by Hello

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

What discrimination really means

Mind, like muscle, is developed by use, and the assiduous exercise of the mind in any given direction will develop, in that direction, mental capacity and power. The merely critical faculty is developed and strengthened by continuously comparing and analysing the ideas and opinions of others.

But discrimination is something more and greater than criticism; it is a spiritual quality from which the cruelty and egotism which so frequently accompany criticism are eliminated, and by virtue of which a man sees things as they are, and not as he would like them to be.

Above Lifes Turmoil, James Allen

Sunday, September 12, 2004

" Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves.

Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear, amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint fluttering of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope.Some will say this hope lies in a nation, others, in a man.I believe rather that it is awakened, revived and nourished by millions of solitary individuals whose deeds and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history. As a result there shines forth fleetingly the ever-threatened truth that each and every person, on the foundation of his or her own suffering and joy, builds for them all. "

Albert Camus, Creating Dangerously
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