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Famous Quotes with Questions to Ponder By Dee Cohen, LCSW Website: http://www.outside-the-box.net I have loved quotes since I was a child. They inspire, make you reflect and pull you out of the daily grind while also illuminating it. I hope you'll find these quotes on work, pets, meaning, effort and money useful and a source for deeper living. Quotes about Work, Jobs and Making a Living Here are some quotes on work and meaning to think about. Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. Henri Frederic Amiel Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas Alva Edison Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. Albert Camus Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and life-giving. Mahatma Gandhi This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
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----Questions to Ponder 1) What makes work often seem monotonous? Is there a way to relate to it differently and see it with new eyes? Can the routines with co-workers, the secretary, the dread of a meeting be changed and broken so it seems like an adventure and more playful? 2) How do you work on yourself every minute, whether you have a job or not? Life brings up conflicts and this becomes a door to turning inwards. 3) Do you try to look busy to create a certain appearance to others? What do you think about what Edison said on honest purpose? On Seinfeld there was an episode where George said that by always acting in anger his boss thought George was busy. What is the point of that? Looking for lots of quotes to stimulate reflection? I compiled a number on courage, love , relationships and pressing issues into this ebook: Famous Quotes with Questions Ebook
Quotes on Health
Health is not valued till sickness comes. ~Dr. Thomas Fuller Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
~Buddha Use your health even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ~ G. Chesterton ======
====== Questions to Ponder: 1)Why is health so hard to appreciate it when we have it? Is that true of anything including wealth or family? Do we keep our eye on what's missing? 2)Is Chesteron right that it is easy when we concern ourselves with health to lose sight of other values and concerns? Why does this happen to so many people? =======
Quotes on Shopping
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy. ~Frank Clark A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist. ~Franklin Jones People will buy anything that is one to a customer. ~ Sinclair Lewis You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy. ~ Garth Brooks ====== Looking for lots of quotes to stimulate reflection? I compiled a number on courage, love ,
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Famous Quotes Ebook ====== Questions to Ponder: 1)What is the passion for one to a customer, two for one, all you can eat and special for 24 hours? Is it saving money? Is there some complusion to purchase if something seems scarce? Is it something for nothing? 2)Do we think about if we'll have time to use or enjoy the item when we purchase it? Are we buying a dream for the future? =======
More Quotes on Work A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor ~Victor Hugo Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. ~Thomas Edison The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. ~ Richard Bach I don’t like work… but I like what is in work — the chance to find yourself. Your own reality — for yourself, not for others — which no other man can ever know. ~Joseph Conrad ======
Questions to Ponder: 1) What do you see yourself when you are at work? What is shown to you about your relation to others and your relation to cutting corners? 2) Why do people like to "look" busy? Is it to avoid more responsibility being piled on them? 3) Is there a split between what you love to do versus what you do at your job? Can you use your job to see what buttons people can push and to watch your mind and reactions?
Quotes on Anger Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. ~Buddha Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. ~George Eliot There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust. ~Francis de Sales If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility. ~Longfellow Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. ~ Seneca Get Quotes delivered once or twice a month via email. Write to mailto:[email protected]
====== Questions to Ponder: 1) How does the modern teaching that we should express our anger relate to the above quotes? 2) Do you find your anger dissipates if you think about the inner life of the person that provoked your anger? 3) Do we like the inner feeling of anger? Does it make us feel alive, justified and energized? When does it switch to the feeling that we are always thinking about what we wish we can get out of our minds?
Quotes on Effort Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
~Johann von Goethe Those that only take a nibble here and a nibble there will never attain anything.. Those who realy want to be yogis must give up , once for all, this nibbling at things. Take up one idea. Make that oe idea your life think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. ~ Swami Vivekenanda If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. ~ George Santayana ====== ====== Questions to Ponder: 1) What is the safety in nibbling? What are we holding ourselves back from? 2)Is it true that we don't know more than circumstances require of us? What is our fear of spending ourselves? 3) Do we prefer to double our effort to have a sense of security rather than endure questioning our aim or losing our orientation?
Quotes on Dogs and Cats To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. ~Adolous Huxley Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man ~Paul Grey If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. ~ Alfred North Whitehead It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being. ~ Henry David Thoreau He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. ~ Immanuel Kant
====== Questions to Ponder: 1)People often comment that someone is loving towards animals yet unpleasant to humans. Is Kant right that someone who is cruel to animals may be hard in his dealings with others? But what is signified if someone is warm towards animals but cold towards people? 2)Are cat lovers different in temperament than dog lovers in terms of the question of being independent?
Quotes on Adverse Conditions
One of the essential qualities of the gardener needs to possess is patience and another is forbearance, because he must cooperate with the vicissitudes of nature. In the case of the spiritual gardener, he must also learn to cope with the vicissitudes of his own nature and the problems that life may bring along the way. ~Jack Santa Maria Confusion, tension and depression all contain energy that can be used for us as well as against us. When we can calmly face our difficulties without trying to escape, without trying to manipulate or suppress our feelings, it is possible to see something that we have never seen before. ~Tarthang Tulku Pain is your best friend. It is infinitely more honest with you than pleasure. Despite what you might think, the painful experiences you have had benefit you far more than the pleasurable ones, even though most of us spend our lives trying to duck and hide from them. . ~Chetanananda Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. Alfred Adler . Alfred Adler ====== Do you love quotes? Get an ebook of famous quotes: Famous Quotes Ebook
Questions to Ponder: 1) Can you use adverse conditions fruitfully or do you find it brings out your irritability only? What does it take to have perspective when things don't seem to be going your way? 2)Why would painful experiences be the most beneficial? Is it when something is in conflict with our basic comfort level that we can grow the best? =======
Quotes on Money
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. ~Author Unknown Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money. ~Arthur Schopenhauer Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into sand. Japanese Proverb If a man runs after money, he's money-mad; if he keeps it, he's a capitalist; if he spends it, he's a playboy; if he doesn't get it, he's a ne'er-do-well; if he doesn't try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it, he's a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a lifetime of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life. Vic Oliver ====== Looking for lots of quotes to stimulate reflection? I compiled a number on courage, love , relationships and pressing issues into this ebook: Famous Quotes Ebook ====== Questions to Ponder: 1)Why is it so much easy to spend money when we have it? What do we think it will do in terms of our emotional states , security or other concerns? 2) Schopenhauer says that money is happiness in the abstract. How much do we think about
what we "could" do with money and how does that make us happy? Do we sometimes prefer to keep it a possiblity such as a vacation, a sailboat, a new house and not test it out?
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