To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.
- Truman Capote
Fasting in the monastic community is considered an ascetic practice, a “dhutanga” practice. Dhutanga means “to shake up” or “invigoration”. The Buddha, as is well known, emphasized moderation, the Middle Way that avoids extremes, in all things. Fasting is an additional method that one can take up, with supervision, for a time.
- A Spiritual Leader
If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn't as cynical as real life.
- Terry Pratchett
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…
- George Bernard Shaw
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to say 'no' to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good.'
- Stephen Covey
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
- Thomas Jefferson
Music, once admitted to the soul becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
- Edward G. Bulwer Lytton
Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Real education is only possible by always keeping in touch with nature.
- Swami Vivekananda