A Quote by unknown on life, wisdom, and priorities

What matters the most should never give way to what matters the least.


Contributed by: Lisa

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, values, ideals, self-deception, priorities, time, and importance

People compose the schedules they do out of the priorities they have; and someone who says otherwise is deceiving himself about what he really values. The same thing applies to money that applies to time. I make a practice of watching what people do, never what they say. Whatever is important, to anyone sane, he will make a place for it; people live out their values. Values are different in this respect from "ideals," which are typically vain and effete and thus exist mostly for the sake of promoting self-delusions.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Og Mandino on relationships, friendship, love, and priorities

Never make someone a priority who only considers you an option.

Og Mandino

Source: From a friend

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on daniel pinchbeck, 2012, arundhati roy, groupthink, false needs, priorities, and apathy

From a shamanic perspective, the psychic blockade that prevents otherwise intelligent adults from considering the future of our world – our obvious lack of future, if we continue on our present path – reveals an occult dimension.  It is like a programming error written into the software designed for the modern mind, which has endless energy to expend on the trivial and treacly, sports statistic or shoe sale, but no time to spare for the torments of the Third World, for the mass extinction of species to perpetuate a way of life without a future, for the imminent exhaustion of fossil fuel reserves, or for the fine print of the Patriot Act.  This psychic blockade is reinforced by a vast propaganda machine spewing out crude as well as sophisticated distractions, encouraging individuals to see themselves as alienated spectators of their culture, rather than active participants in a planetary ecology.

“What is happening to our world is almost too colossal for human comprehension to contain.  But it is a terrible, terrible thing,” lamented Arundhati Roy, the Indian novelist – turned – activist, who documented and protested the enormous dam projects in India, orchestrated by the World Bank, displacing 30 million people from their homes, with little tangible result beyond the enrichment of multinational corporations and an increase in India’s debts.  “To contemplate its girth and circumference, to attempt to define it, to try and fight it all at once, is impossible.  The only way to combat it is by fighting specific wars in specific ways.”   But among the people I knew in New York, there was little contemplation of the situation, and no courage, anger, desire, or will to fight against it.

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 76

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on life, priorities, appreciation, and path

The best things in life are nearest. Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right before you.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on diamonds, priorities, and roses

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Source: Women Know Everything!: 3,241 Quips, Quotes, and Brilliant Remarks

Contributed by: Zaady

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