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Peace, Love, Compassion, Tolerance

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Learning

Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
(Plutarchus, Greek writer, 46 AD - 120 AD)
 
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
(Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist, 1867-1934)
 
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his ennemies.
(Aristoteles, Greek philosopher, 384 BC - 322 BC)
 
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
(Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist, 1870-1937)
 
If you hold on tight to what you think is your thing, you might find you're missing all the rest.
(Dave Matthews, American singer-songwriter)
 
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they have taught you.
(Herbert Gasser, 1944 Nobel Prize for Medecine, 1888-1963)
 
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves.
(Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the USA, 1884-1972)
 
Nothing we achieve in this world is achieved alone.  
It is always achieved with others teaching us along the way.
(Lee J. Colan, American business consultant)
 
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.
You need problems because you need their gifts.
(Richard Bach, American writer, born 1936)
 
The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
(L. Thomas Holdcroft, American theologian)
 
The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.
(Joseph Joubert, French moralist and writer, 1754-1824)
 
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly
all that comes under thy observation in life.
(Marcus Aurelius Antonius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, 121-180)
 
Let's honour our mistakes by allowing them to teach us.
Let's consider our failings to be gifts, and share them humbly with others.
(Molly Gordon, American motivational coach)
 
Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator, 1900-1944)
 
I don't belive in charity, I believe in solidarity.  Charity is so vertical, it goes from the top to the bottom.
Solidarity is horizontal, it respects the other person and learns from the other.
(Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan essayist and journalist, born 1940)
 
We learn simply by the exposure of living.  The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.
(David P. Gardner, former president of the universities of Utah and California)
 
God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites,
so that you will have two wings to fly on, not one.
(Mevlana Jallaludin Rumi, Sufi poet and mystic, 1207-1273)
 
When man learns to understand and control his own behaviour as well as he is learning to understand and control the behaviour of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
(Elvin Charles Stakman, American researcher, 1885-1979)
 
Live as you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)