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Language is an old-growth forest of the mind.


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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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

Risk discomfort and solitude for understanding.



Heroes are never perfect, but they're brave, they're authentic, they're courageous, determined, discreet, and they've got grit.

Heroes are never perfect, but they're brave, they're authentic, they're courageous, determined, discreet, and they've got grit.



Its haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.

Its haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.



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.

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.

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.





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Sometimes it's worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.



We trust to novels to train us in the practice of great indignations and great generositie.

We trust to novels to train us in the practice of great indignations and great generositie.



We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most believe in most strongly expect on the deepest level and imagine most vividly.

We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most believe in most strongly expect on the deepest level and imagine most vividly.



I've seen 'Pride and Prejudice' about 4,000 times. I'm not joking: I know every single line.

I've seen 'Pride and Prejudice' about 4,000 times. I'm not joking: I know every single line.



Even when I lecture per se, I am a joke comedian, I can do the voices.

Even when I lecture per se, I am a joke comedian, I can do the voices.



Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution.

Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution.



Leave my image alone... I will behave as I think I should and I will not change anything.

Leave my image alone... I will behave as I think I should and I will not change anything.



Governments are run by people. People can be bad.

Governments are run by people. People can be bad.



Acting on our own, by ourselves, we cannot establish justice throughout the world, but joined with other free nations, we can ... assist the developing nations to throw off the yoke of poverty.

Acting on our own, by ourselves, we cannot establish justice throughout the world, but joined with other free nations, we can ... assist the developing nations to throw off the yoke of poverty.



We're all a nation that believes we're children of the same god.

We're all a nation that believes we're children of the same god.




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