Thursday Thirteen — #31


THIRTEEN *THOUGHT-PROVOKING* QUOTES

1. A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~ Lee Segall

2. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~ Aesop

3. I am a part of all that I have met. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

4. Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ~ Polish Proverb

5. When the student is ready, the master appears. ~ Buddhist Proverb

6. A gun gives you the body, not the bird. ~ Henry David Thoreau

7. Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

8. Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~ Roger Miller

9. The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ~ Niels Bohr

10. One does what one is; one becomes what one does. ~ Robert von Musil

11. Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

12. It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

13. Thoughts become things. ~ Buddha


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36 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen — #31

  1. I especially love the first one about the watches. It makes such a statement about the over abundance of things in our modern lives.

    Here’s one: All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy,
    and great things in that which is small. ~ Lao Tzu

  2. I pride myself on being one that walks in the rain – never heard that quote; it will enter my list of favs. I love Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her poetry is so moving.

  3. Nice list! And I really enjoyed your comment on mine.

    “I, I want to love you…but, but I cannot!”

    Snort! Yeah, I love that too.

  4. Another profound thought…

    “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few – or the one.”

    (I am such a geek. (; )

    Nice TT! (= thanks for visting mine. (;

  5. Great list!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could come back here and read those great quotes.

    Happy TT

  6. Very nice list… I like the one about the clock… I can think of a few folks that need to really think that one out.

  7. So many great quotes! Where to begin? These are my favorites:

    2. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~ Aesop

    3. I am a part of all that I have met. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

    5. When the student is ready, the master appears. ~ Buddhist Proverb

    13. Thoughts become things. ~ Buddha

    I’ve added you to my TT list here: http://www.samaraleigh.blogspot.com

  8. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I really like your list! I collect quotes so I can display them on my blog, (but they’re not up right now, because they were breaking my theme, and I need to test them in different places.) Cheers!!
    Noelle

    http://lifes-adventures.net

  9. i’m a quote collector myself. these are all wonderful.

    i especially love that niels bohr one and had forgotten both how it went and who said it. thanx for the reminder.

    thanx for visiting my TT re my umbrage with Professor Umbridge

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