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|#151||If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a|
guru at all?
-- Strange de Jim, "The Metasexuals"
|#152||If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.|
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
|#153||If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his|
reverence for all of life.
-- Albert Schweitzer
|#154||If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around.|
Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's
as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for
you'll see a lot of it and you had better be on speaking terms with it.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
|#155||If I had my life to live over, I'd try to make more mistakes next time. I|
would relax, I would limber up, I would be sillier than I have been this
trip. I know of very few things I would take seriously. I would be crazier.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers and watch more sunsets. I'd
travel and see. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who lives prophylactically and sensibly
and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I have had my moments and,
if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to
have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many
years ahead each day. I have been one of those people who never go anywhere
without a thermometer, a hotwater bottle, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had it to do over again, I would go places and do things and travel
lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start bare-footed
earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would play hooky
more. I probably wouldn't make such good grades, but I'd learn more. I would
ride on more merry-go-rounds. I'd pick more daisies.
|#156||If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women|
you've got in the house.
-- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"
|#157||If men are not afraid to die,|
it is of no avail to threaten them with death.
If men live in constant fear of dying,
And if breaking the law means a man will be killed,
Who will dare to break the law?
There is always an official executioner.
If you try to take his place,
It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood.
If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter,
you will only hurt your hand.
-- Tao Te Ching, "Lao Tsu, #74"
|#158||If something has not yet gone wrong then it would ultimately have been|
beneficial for it to go wrong.
|#159||If the master dies and the disciple grieves, the lives of both have|
|#160||If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.|
-- Anatole France
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