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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

thoughts

As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things.
           -- Po Bronson, quoted in Publishers Weekly

The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.
           -- Scott Westerfeld, Peeps, 2005

One of the joys we have in being human is in exercising our freedom to choose and to take each case as it comes to us. We are not robots who are forced into behaviors by their programming. We see things; we think about things; and we choose our course of action or beliefs appropriately. And as long as that remains true of us, we will live every day of our lives on one slippery slope or another. There is no reason to fear this.
           -- Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 03-23-06

Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.
           -- Gautama Buddha