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«If there is pain, use it as an awareness, as meditation, as a sharpening of the soul. And when pleasure is there, use it as a droning, as a forgetfulness. Both are ways to reach God. One is to remember yourself totally, and one is to forget yourself totally. »
«As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate lovingly, our own»
Author: Margaret Mead
, Their culture
, The Traveler
«He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper.»
Author: Edmund Burke
«A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you.»
«Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.»
«Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.»
«. . . for the stress of circumstances, Fred felt, was sharpening his acuteness and endowing him with all the constructive power of suspicion.»
«As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision»
Author: Helen Keller
, The Vision
«Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.»
Author: Lao Tzu
«Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.»
Author: William Shakespeare
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