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don_socalFebruary 8, 2014

There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
Alfred Hitchcock

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
Thomas Merton

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
George Eliot

Edit to add the last name, proper credit.

This post was edited by don_socal on Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 11:02

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lilosophie

Interesting quotes. I much agree with Thomas Merton.
Happy rainy Saturday!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 9:45AM
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anneliese_32(6)

I too love the Thomas Merton quote. He is one of my favorite writers.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 3:07PM
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west_gardener

I disagree with Alfred Hitchcock ." no scruples whatsoever. "
I've been in plenty of competitions and had my shares of wins, without loosing my scruples.
I like Thomas Merton,
Thanks Don.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 5:55PM
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