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    After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.

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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. -Henri Bergson.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. -Henri Bergson.

by Henri Bergson Found in: Perception Quotes,
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Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life.

Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life.

by S. W. Duffield Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.

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Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are read more

Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river?

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Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.

Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.

by Sir Edwin Arnold Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in read more

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.

by Guru Nanak Found in: Meditation Quotes,
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Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good.

Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good.

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Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.

Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.

by Lord Thomas Dewar Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

by Peter A. Cohen Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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