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Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

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When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough.
- Albert Einstein


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

A politician needs the ability to
foretell what is going to happen
tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year.
And to have the ability afterwards
to explain why it didn't happen.
- Winston Churchill

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

The African is my brother but he is
my younger brother by several centuries.
- Albert Schweitzer

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
- West African proverb famously quoted by Theodore Roosevelt

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

You always feel better when you sing.
Music touches people's hearts.
You know, it doesn't go through your mental capacity,
it just moves you and it will let you cry.
It's worth it doing a show
and when you touch a crowd
and move yourself at the same
- Jewel

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Music is what feelings sound like.
- Anonymous

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The truest expression of a people
is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

Stirred awake by the exquisite music
of my own relentless commitment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is a friendship set to music.
- Joseph Campbell

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick for
something they never had,
and never will have.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
- Anais Nin

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Music can change the world because it can change people.
- Bono

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Music is everybody's possession.
It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon

If being an egomaniac means I believe
in what I do and in my art or my music,
then in that respect you can call me that.
I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
- John Lennon

Jazz is the music of the body.
- Anais Nin

A "scream" is always just that -
a noise and not music.
- Carl Jung

The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.
- George Carlin

The body is an instrument which
only gives off music when it is used as a body.
Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls,
so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.
- Anais Nin

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau


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