A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, living, soft, yielding, flexible, stiff, rigid, death, and overcome

The living are soft and yielding;
the dead are rigid and stiff.
Living plants are flexible and tender;
the dead are brittle and dry.

Those who are stiff and rigid
are the disciple of death.
Those who are soft and yielding
are the disciples of life.

The rigid and stiff will be broken.
The soft and yielding will overcome.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching 76

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A Quote by Joanna Field on life, living, purpose, reason, and meaning

I used to worry about what life was for. Now being alive seems sufficient reason.

Joanna Field

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A Quote by Barack Obama on life, living, abortion, and choices

No one is pro-abortion.

Barack Obama

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A Quote by Midwayer Commission on association, fellows, zest, life, courage, battles, ascent, levels, human, and living

Association with one's fellows is essential to the renewal of the zest for life and is indispensable to the maintenance of the courage to fight those battles consequent upon the ascent to the higher levels of human living

Midwayer Commission

Source: Urantia Book P1776:2, 160:2.8

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by unknown on life and living

Life is not about survival. It's about joyously thriving.


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A Quote by Mitch Albom on living, feeling, and experiencing

if you hold back on the emotions if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them you can never get to being detached. You're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emoitions by allowing yourself to dive in, all thew ay, over your head even you experinece them fully completly You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say "Alright I have experineced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment."

Mitch Albom

Source: Tuesdays with Morrie

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on growth, living, and change

We don't grow old.  When we cease to grow, we become old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on brain, dream, life, living, memory, pictures, and reality

In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality.  At times monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpectedly, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state.  Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Peter Cajander on happiness, expectations, living, and life

Happiness is living without expectations.

Peter Cajander

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A Quote by Swami Vivekananda on life, living, teaching, and wisdom

You cannot teach a child any more than you can grow a plant. All you can do is on the negative side - you can only help. It is a manifestation from within; it develops its own nature - you can only take away obstructions.

Swami Vivekananda

Contributed by: Eli

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