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Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Mwadilifu, Jun 15, 2011.

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    Mwadilifu Member

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    They are sayings,beliefs,philosophies etc,from great people,thinkers,leaders and even ordinary ones,they do inspire,conform,reform, create individuals with sensible ideas,views,visions which are always used if to achieve successes!

    I now invite you to give out whatever quotations you've wakuu,or add anything for betterment.
    let's make this site a living counselor,kisima cha busara,hekima,maknowledge,n.k.
    Thanx 4 sapot,welcome!
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    [FONT=georgia, bookman old style, palatino linotype, book antiqua, palatino, trebuchet ms, helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, avante garde, century gothic, comic sans ms, times, times new roman, serif]We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld

    A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~Lee Segall

    Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

    Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~Andre Gide

    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop

    Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying. ~Baba Ram Dass

    I am a part of all that I have met. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

    There's more to the truth than just the facts. ~Author Unknown

    The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ~Edward R. Murrow

    Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ~Polish Proverb

    Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~Ludwig Börne

    If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? ~Stanislaw J. Lec

    We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi

    Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. ~Edward Albee

    When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb

    A gun gives you the body, not the bird. ~Henry David Thoreau

    Before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. ~Zen Buddhist Proverb

    Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau

    Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

    I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn

    Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts! ~Thomas Carlyle

    Knock on the sky and listen to the sound. ~Zen Saying

    The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~Chuang Tzu

    By daily dying I have come to be. ~Theodore Roethke

    There are some remedies worse than the disease. ~Publilius Syrus

    You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~William Blake, Proverbs of Hell

    It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos. ~John L. McClenahan

    What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite. ~Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book II, chapter 1

    Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us - but not suckle us. ~Soren Kierkegaard

    One man's quiet is another man's din. ~Carrie Latet

    Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. ~Henry David Thoreau

    Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~Henri Louis Bergson

    If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. ~Ram Dass

    The fly that doesn't want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter. ~G.C. Lichtenberg

    Don't miss the donut by looking through the hole. ~Author Unknown

    You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~Navajo Proverb

    Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. ~Heraclitus, Eustathius ad Iliad

    To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. ~John Burroughs

    Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
    "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
    "I don't know," Alice answered.
    "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
    ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

    Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. ~John Lancaster Spalding

    The map is not the territory. ~Alfred Korzybski

    No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~Terry Josephson

    Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed? ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    I was once a skeptic but was converted by the two missionaries on either side of my nose. ~Robert Brault,

    He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form. ~Marcus Aurelius

    If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. ~Russian Proverb

    The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. ~Bertrand Russell

    Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~Roger Miller

    The obstacle is the path. ~Zen Proverb

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    It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~James Thurber

    It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch. ~Chang Ch'ao

    You cannot step into the same river twice. ~Heraclitus, in Diogenes Laertius, Lives

    You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    Only in the early morning light of day, and of life, can we see the world without its shadows. Truth requires new beginnings. ~Jeb Dickerson,

    One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem. ~Alexander Jodorowsky

    Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane. ~Robert Brault,

    What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold's Pilgrimage

    Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. ~Hippocrates, Aphorisms

    Seeking is not always the way to find. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

    It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place. ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 1872

    We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

    You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into. ~Author Unknown

    I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning. ~Aleister Crowley, Book of Lies

    Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday. ~S.A. Sachs

    Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects. ~Thomas Carlyle

    You can see a lot by just looking. ~Yogi Berra, also often quoted as "You can observe a lot by just looking." (original wording as yet unverified)

    Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. ~Leo Rosten

    The unreal is more powerful than the real.... Because it's only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

    Reason and faith are both banks of the same river. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada

    Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. ~Robert Brault,

    Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ~Dr Seuss

    Who depends on another man's table often dines late. ~John Ray

    [T]hings are entirely what they appear to be and behind them... there is nothing. ~Jean Paul Sartre, Nausea

    You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard

    When the pain is great enough, we will let anyone be doctor. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

    A thousand men can't undress a naked man. ~Greek Proverb

    May your passion be the kernel of corn stuck between your molars, always reminding you there's something to tend to. ~Jeb Dickerson,

    I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill. ~William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823

    When I die, I will not see myself die, for the first time. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal. ~Astrid Alauda

    The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. ~Evelyn Waugh

    It's very strange when the life you never had flashes before your eyes. ~Terri Minsky, Sex and the City, "The Baby Shower

    The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. ~Buddha

    We become aware of the void as we fill it. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    If I make the lashes dark
    And the eyes more bright
    And the lips more scarlet,
    Or ask if all be right
    From mirror after mirror,
    No vanity's displayed:
    I'm looking for the face I had
    Before the world was made.
    ~W.B. Yeats

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

    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

    How often one sees people looking far and wide for what they are holding in their hands? Why! I am doing it myself at this very moment. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

    Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. ~Eric Hoffer, Passionate State of Mind, 1955

    Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? ~Maurice Freehill

    I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. ~Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," Walden, 1854

    Because they know the name of what I am looking for, they think they know what I am looking for! ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    There are things I have wanted so long that I would only consent to have them if I could keep wanting them. ~Robert Brault,

    Eggs cannot be unscrambled. ~American Proverb

    Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. ~Norman Cousins

    A thing, until it is everything, is noise, and once it is everything it is silence. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    The road was new to me, as roads always are going back. ~Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country Road of Pointed Firs, 1896

    Admiration and familiarity are strangers. ~George Sand

    I am not certain of the hereafter. Frankly, I'm not all that certain of the here. ~Robert Brault,

    We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about "and." ~Arthur Stanley Eddington

    To know the hight [sic] of a mountain, one must climb it. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

    No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place. ~Zen

    The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. ~Eric Berne

    Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses. ~Jean Baptiste Molière, Le Malade Imaginaire

    The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. ~Aldous Huxley

    Will localizes us; thought universalizes us. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

    I've observed that there are more lines formed than things worth waiting for. ~Robert Brault,

    Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. ~Georg Hegel

    When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    We are spirits clad in veils. ~Christopher P. Cranch

    If I am not pleased with myself, but should wish to be other than I am, why should I think highly of the influences which have made me what I am? ~John Lancaster Spalding

    Before I travelled my road I was my road. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. ~Francis Bacon

    To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. ~Stanislaus I of Poland

    The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth - that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. ~H.L. Mencken

    The future influences the present just as much as the past. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

    When a watch goes ill, it is not enough to move the hands; you must set the regulator. When a man does ill, it is not enough to alter his handiwork, you must regulate his heart. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

    When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. ~John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911

    One does what one is; one becomes what one does. ~Robert von Musil, Kleine Prosa

    In this, the late afternoon of my life, I wonder: am I casting a longer shadow or is my shadow casting a shorter me? ~Robert Brault,

    You can't fall off the floor. ~Author Unknown

    A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ~Author Unknown

    In a mist the heights can for the most part see each other; but the valleys cannot. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

    In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it - the present, that is to say, must have become the past - before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future. ~Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

    The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. ~Robert M. Pirsig

    A stumble may prevent a fall. ~English Proverb

    When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. ~Friedrich Nietzche

    What you discover in a democracy is that it is difficult to build a house when each nail has an opinion. ~Robert Brault,

    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ~Matsuo Basho [/FONT]
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    If you really want to make a million -------,the quickest way is to start your own religion.
    By L.RON HUBBARD 1911-1986 (The founder of The Church of Scientology)

    It´s only too late,if you don´t start now. (Barbara Sher)

    Your first life belongs to nature.Your second life belongs to you. (Barbara Sher)

    Wakati titi la Nyati hukamuliwa kwa shaka (Shaabani Robert)
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    [FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]"O mankind! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know and honor each other (not that you should despise one another). Indeed the most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most righteous." Qur'an: Chapter 49, Verse 13[/FONT]
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    Male what and female what?
    What/who were they, these female and males from which mankind was created?

    Just asking for the sake of knowledge.
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    Duuu hapa kesi imefika mahakamani mzee upo deep c mchezo
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    A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
    Mark Twain

    A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
    Mark Twain

    A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
    Mark Twain

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

    Buy land, they're not making it anymore.
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    I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.

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    Men show their characters in nothing more than what they think a laughter.

    A good friend helps you to know yourself better.

    Almost every man can stand adversities, but if you want know one's wisdom give him power.

    You must know all what you say, but you must not say all what you know.