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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

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The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

 

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

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Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly.
We grow partially. We are relative.
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
- Anais Nin

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
- Ellen Glasgow

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend
on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing.
It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by
the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
- Meg Whitman

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection
can and should go hand in hand.
- Christopher Dodd

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

Love dies only when growth stops.
- Pearl S. Buck

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

There are no great limits to growth because there are
no limits of human intelligence,
imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan

As sure as the spring will follow the winter,
prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
- Bo Bennett

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)


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