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“The greatest teacher failure is.” – Yoda

“You must unlearn what you have learned.” – Yoda

“Named must be your fear before banish it you can.” – Yoda

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

“Do or do not – there is no try.”  – Yoda



Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

Don’t wait for the storm to pass.  Instead go out and dance in the rain” – ??

The Golden Rule is flawed!  Why?  Because others don’t always desire what you desire.  The Platinum Rule is better and states thus:  “Do unto others as they desire”  To do this you have to first find out what it is they desire, either by getting to know them, detective work, or just asking.  Try it!

“Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before.” – C. S. Lewis

“A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Jonathan Swift

Our self-definitions are not constructed in our heads; they are forged by our deeds.” – Robert McAfee Brown

A first-rate theory predicts… a third-rate theory explains after the event.” A. Kitaigorodskii

Causality if found where our attention is drawn” – Explanation for the fundamental attribution error, – David G Myers

I make the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes.” – Sara Teasdale

Two-thirds of what we see is behind our eyes.” – Chinese proverb

“The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.” – Confucius

He who travels softly goes far” – Chinese proverb

Kindness in giving creates love.” – Loa Tzu



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The beauty of the desert is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”  –  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Don’t criticize others: they are likely just doing what you would do under similar circumstances.” – Dale Carnegie



Men must be taught as if taught not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.” – Alexander Pope


Thinking is easy, acting difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action, the most difficult thing in the world.” – Goethe

Self-knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation, but action.” – Goethe


“You make a living by what you get.  You make a life by what you give” – Winston Churchill


“We are entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“Am I embarrassed to speak for a less than perfect democracy? Not one bit. Find me a better one. Do I suppose there are societies which are free of sin? No, I don’t. Do I think ours is, on balance, incomparably the most hopeful set of human relations the world has? Yes, I do.”  – Daniel Patrick Moynihan