Balance Quotes

We are never so fortunate or unfortunate as we suppose

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
poppies

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Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
flowers at your feet

One principal reason why our existence has so much less of happiness crowded into it than is accessible to us is, that we neglect to gather up those minute particles of pleasure which every moment offers to our acceptance. In striving after…

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Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Norman Anderson on Racing Bicycle, 1914

She is logical and tolerant, most trustful of a world that has treated her kindly.

Once when some one asked her to define “love,” she replied, “Why, bless you, that is easy; it is what everybody feels for everybody else.”

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If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
angel

Writers are paranoid, because they’re living two lives – their creative life, which they are most protective of, and their life as a human being. They have to protect both lives. I put a premium on the creative life. One risks one’s personal life…

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Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
dragonfly

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”

But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits alone with…

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We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
wagon wheel

We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move…

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Creating, yet not possessing; Working, yet not taking credit.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Throwing Toddlers

Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other…

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