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Old 03-27-2014, 10:39 AM   #61
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@Anisha Kaul
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Good judgment comes from experience;
experience comes from bad judgment.
-- Mark Twain
You shouldn't feel guilt for your past! Also nice quote but experience is not key to everything:
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Past experience(s) can never prove the future. (c)EtM

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Old 03-27-2014, 02:57 PM   #62
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1. Culture in the Products
“The only problem with Microsoft is that they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste, and I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way. They don’t think of original ideas and they don’t bring much culture into their product.

You say, why is that important? Proportionally spaced fonts come from type-setting and beautiful books, that’s where one gets the idea. If it weren’t for the Mac, they would never have that in their products. So I’m saddened—not by Microsoft’s success, I have no problem with their success. They’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products. Their products have no spirit to them. They have no spirit of enlightenment about them. They are very pedestrian. And the sad part is that a lot of customers don’t have a lot of that spirit either. But the way we’re gonna ratchet up our species is to take the best and spread it around everybody so that everybody grows up with better things and starts to understand the subtlety of these better things. And Microsoft’s just McDonald’s.”

- Steve Jobs

The Eight Greatest Quotes from Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

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Old 03-28-2014, 06:49 AM   #63
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"Bob DYlan.

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Old 03-29-2014, 11:48 PM   #64
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:34 PM   #65
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and I'll raise you..

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot. --Niccolo Machiavelli

Signore Machiavelli is one of the most pragmatic thinkers of all time
 
Old 04-02-2014, 07:03 AM   #66
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:49 AM   #67
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I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours.

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Old 04-07-2014, 06:54 PM   #68
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Ever since I read the following quote{...}my life changed{...}
I remembered few more that should help people with similar issues in life.
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"The entire world is driven by a will, blind and ruthless. In order to transcend the limitations of that world, you need to stop willing, stop desiring, stop hating." --Lao Ma
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"You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too." Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
 
Old 04-07-2014, 07:33 PM   #69
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One must not let oneself be misled: they say ‘Judge not!’ but they send to Hell everything that stands in their way.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
 
Old 04-07-2014, 11:44 PM   #70
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I remembered few more that should help people with similar issues in life.
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"The entire world is driven by a will, blind and ruthless. In order to transcend the limitations of that world, you need to stop willing, stop desiring, stop hating." --Lao Ma
In short, stop being "human"?
 
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In short, stop being "human"?
No be Buddhist
 
Old 04-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #72
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If it be admitted that a man, possessing absolute power, may misuse that power by wronging his adversaries, why should a majority not be liable to the same reproach? Men are not apt to change their characters by agglomeration; nor does their patience in the presence of obstacles increase with the consciousness of their strength. And for these reasons I can never willingly invest any number of my fellow creatures with that unlimited authority which I should refuse any one of them.– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America [1835]
 
Old 04-09-2014, 04:10 AM   #73
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I remembered few more that should help people with similar issues in life.

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"The entire world is driven by a will, blind and ruthless. In order to transcend the limitations of that world, you need to stop willing, stop desiring, stop hating." --Lao Ma
Though perhaps Buddhism may have some value in the scheme of checks and balances, when it becomes or tries to become a way of life, I'm afraid I get lost. I don't even see that it is possible, let alone desirable to "transcend" nor even recognize "limitations" in this world/existence since we know no other. I've always subscribed to "This is the world into which we were born. Deal with it." When I see stuff like the Lao Ma quote I start visualizing lambs led to slaughter, and worse, accepting that this is right and proper. I am also reminded of this:


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Originally Posted by Ayn Rand(For the New Intellectual)
From Attila and the Witch Doctor

The damnation of this earth as a realm where nothing is possible to man but pain, disaster and defeat, a realm inferior to another, “higher,” reality; the damnation of all values, enjoyment, achievement and success on earth as a proof of depravity; the damnation of man’s mind as a source of pride, and the damnation of reason as a “limited,” deceptive, unreliable, impotent faculty, incapable of perceiving the “real” reality and the “true” truth; the split of man in two, setting his consciousness (his soul) against his body, and his moral values against his own interest; the damnation of man’s nature, body and self as evil; the commandment of self-sacrifice, renunciation, suffering, obedience, humility and faith, as the good; the damnation of life and the worship of death, with the promise of rewards beyond the grave—these are the necessary tenets of the Witch Doctor’s view of existence, as they have been in every variant of Witch Doctor philosophy throughout the course of mankind’s history.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 09:11 PM   #74
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Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.- George Orwell, 1984 [1948]
 
Old 04-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #75
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This American system of ours, call it Capitalism, call it what you like - gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.-Al Capone
 
  


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