16 May 2002 xerox   » (Observer)

Treasured Words

  • "Whoever holds a shinai is a friend of mine." --Rod Nobuto Omoto
  • "Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to a humble and grateful mind." --Epictetus
  • "There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity." --Douglas MacArthur
  • "Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. Life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary person takes everything either as a blessing or as a curse." --Carlos Castaneda
  • "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "'Why should a poet be sentenced to death simply for writing poems?' A reasonable question, no doubt... but as I listened to these young people, so sure of themselves as they repeated their slogans, I found myself thinking--yes, but isn't it more logical for a poet to be sentenced to death for writing poems than for doing anything else?" --Oe Kenzaburo

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