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June 18, 2014

“My grandfather kept this quote in his wallet until he died.”

And: [Image] A quote written by my aunt before her premature death, via i.redd.it:

 

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Image via (Reddit, imgur.com)

Relephant quote:

“A boy is given a horse on his 14th birthday. Everyone in the village says, “Oh how wonderful.” But a Zen master who lives in the village says, “We’ll see.” ‘The boy falls off the horse and breaks his foot. Everyone in the village says, “Oh how awful.” The Zen master says, “We’ll see.” The village is thrown into war and all the young men have to go to war. But, because of the broken foot, the boy stays behind. Everyone says, “Oh, how wonderful.” The Zen master says, “We’ll see.” (Via Charlie Wilson’s War)

Bonus: This bottle offers life advice

life advice quote

More wisdom:

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

One more:

“Never mistake activity for achievement.” ~ John Wooden

More:

11 Quotes to Change your Life (a Little).

 

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