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Two Thoughts (9 - 15 April)
Sunday 9 April
Two thoughts from Édith Piaf:
"When you reach the top, you should remember to send the elevator back down for the others."
"Use your faults, use your defects; then you're going to be a star."
Monday 10 April
Two thoughts from Stanislav Grof:
"Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating reality itself."
"The desire for perfection is that desire which always makes every pleasure appear incomplete"
Tuesday 11 April
Two thoughts from Ramana Maharshi:
“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”
“Let come what comes,
Let go what goes,
See what remains.”
Wednesday 12 April
Two thoughts from Lewis Thomas:
“The future is too interesting and dangerous to be entrusted to any predictable, reliable agency.”
“The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without [it], we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.”
Thursday 13 April
Two thoughts from May Sarton:
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
“Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite.”
Friday 14 April
Two thoughts from Hans Eysenck:
"If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad."
"Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts."
Saturday 15 April
Two thoughts from Claude Bristol:
“Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.”
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
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