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10 March 2008 @ 07:12 am
Tao of the Day  
Unless it is relevant and accurate, knowledge can be the sinking ship the fool insists is seaworthy, because knowledge often masquerades as wisdom.
- Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear



"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few."
- Suzuki Roshi, Zen Master



If we find ourselves becoming righteously indignant, that's a sure sign that we've gone too far and that our ability to effect change will be hindered.
- Pema Chödrön, The Places that Scare You



'Tis use alone that sanctifies expense,
And splendour borrows all her rays from sense.
- Alexander Pope, "Epistle to Burlington"
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