A Quote by paramhansa yogananda on difference, existence, dream, france, india, tibet, buddha, america, king, businessman, reincarnation, birth, death, hindu, frenchman, tibetan, american, and englishman

Birth and death are doors through which you pass from one dream to another. Someone is born on Earth in France as a powerful king, rules for a time, then dies. He maybe reborn in India, and travel in a bullock cart into the forest to meditate. He may next find rebirth in America as a successful businessman; and when he dreams death again, reincarnates perhaps in Tibet as a devotee of Buddha and spend his entire life in a lamasery. Therefore hate none and be attached to no nationality, for sometimes you are a Hindu, sometimes a Frenchman, sometimes an Englishman, or an American or a Tibetan. What is the difference? Each existence is a dream within a dream, is it not?

paramhansa yogananda

Source: The Divine Romance

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A Quote by Heather C on america, freedom, and persistance

"What am I standing on? I am standing on America. I wouldn't get to stand here if America backed down when someone told us too!"

Heather C

Source: ME, when a friend told me to give up a protest.

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on america, future, failure, and freud

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Freud, to his friend Hanns Sachs

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A Quote by Leontyne Price on race, america, pride, black, african american, self-perception, and self-confidence

The way I was taught, being black was a plus, always. Being a human being, being in America, and being black, all three were the greatest things that could happen to you. The combination was unbeatable.

Leontyne Price (1927 -)

Source: I Dream a World

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on heritage, warfare, america, and non-duality

Some of my ancestors fought in the American Revolution. A few wore red coats, a few wore blue coats, and the rest wore no coats at all. We never did figure out who won that war.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 20

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, america, education, freedom, democracy, will, politics, and economics

American democracy is a chess-game in which pawns imagine themselves to be free individuals with wills of their own: that delusion is one of the rules of the game, without which the game could not continue. I doubt anyone, no matter how sharp and sharp-tongued, could succeed in getting across to high school students how vital an acute mind is for just keeping a grip on one's life and earnings in our mendacious politics and economics. No wonder our school system is devoutly dedicated to demoralizing and blunting such minds.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by John Updike on america, happy, happiness, conspiracy, vast, truth, and humor

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Barack Obama on aloha, aloha spirit, obama, hawaii, hawaii, and america

I try to explain to them about the aloha spirit.  And it’s that spirit that I am absolutely convinced is what America is looking for right now.

Barack Obama

Source: Obama Speech, August 8, 2008

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A Quote by George Carlin on america, pollution, mountains plains, seas, and skies

Oh beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountains majesty above the asphalt plain! America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea!

George Carlin

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A Quote by Allen Ginsberg on america, cocaine, and snow

Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine. Jiggling your knees blankeyed in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.

Allen Ginsberg

Contributed by: meaghan

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