A Quote by Spider Robinson on egotism, forgiveness, guests, joy, laughter, love, pain, people, quiet, thinking, trust, and work

To approach telepathy, you start with empathy and crank that up as high as you can. You care about each other. You feel each others's joy and pain. You make each other laugh, and help each other cry. You work hard at trusting each other, so that it's safe to dismantle the fortress around your ego. You forgive each other anything that stands between you, and try to bring out each other's best, you work very hard at hosing all the bull-shit out of your head so that it's clean enough for guests, silencing all the demons in your subconscious so that it's quiet enough to hear people thinking at you, and most of all you find ways to make that work so much fun that you keep on working. You stick together and love each other, and keep growing.

Spider Robinson

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on death, heart, and quiet

Vacant heart, and hand, and eye, Easy live and quiet die.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Bride of Lammermoor, 1819

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on diet, faith, glory, hope, immortality, joy, quiet, and salvation

Give my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage; And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on death, quiet, sleep, and trust

Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, Sleep is so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on quiet and sleep

A noise like of a hidden brook In the leafy month of June, That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part v.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on celebrity, enemies, happiness, power, pride, quiet, and satisfaction

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Ruth Stout on country, people, privacy, quiet, and seasons

Regarding Winter: There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ..... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.

Ruth Stout

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A Quote by Rosalie Muller Wright on garden, justice, plants, purity, and quiet

January is the quietest month in the garden. . . . But just because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.

Rosalie Muller Wright

Source: Editor of Sunset Magazine, 1/99

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on brevity, cities, day, difficulty, fatigue, life, quiet, suffering, trying, and worth

It is an experiment worth trying to be alone and to be quiet for a brief period every day. Under city conditions it may be difficult to carry out, but most of us could do it if we tried. At any rate, we should moderate the pace at which we are living. If we remain at high gear, at top pressure, we are bound to suffer from fatigue and strain.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on fortune, misfortune, privacy, and quiet

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock in a thunderstorm.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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