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The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.
A language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules. ... Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind.
The measure of a society is not only what it does but the quality of its aspirations.
The surface of the Earth itself is an immense loom upon which the sun weaves the fabric of existence.
What is science but the pursuit of the truth? What is Buddhism but 2500 years of observation as to the nature of mind?
Risk discomfort and solitude for understanding.
Its haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.
Heroes are never perfect, but they're brave, they're authentic, they're courageous, determined, discreet, and they've got grit.
Language is an old-growth forest of the mind.
All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities for life. Change is the one constant in human history.
You know, once something freezes, it's solid. That's the key to the arctic - they didn't fear the cold, they made use of it.
To have that powder blown up your nose is rather like being shot out of a rifle barrel lined with Baroque paintings and landing on a sea of electricity.
Mining in BC's Sacred Headwaters is like drilling for oil in the Sistine Chapel
Change is no threat to culture.
Only, in Haiti, I realized, is it possible to drink rum and haggle with a god.
So be patient. Do not compromise. And give your destiny time to find you.
On paper I would be a rather bold individual in our culture.
Social mores, he argued, rules of protocol, concepts of rectitude and honor had no objective basis. They were only reflections of public and private fears.
There is no doubt that we are a very cruel people, ' Winston Churchill wrote home from the front. 'Severity always, ' went the British motto, 'justice when possible.
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being YOU: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.
She had a hundred precocious ideas, and some were good and true, but they could never be hers until she found them alone, for ideas are but words unless they are sown in experience.
It was more than love at first sight. For Mallory it was as if a dam had burst and the impounded emotions of a young lifetime had found immediate release.