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BOOKS
Big_Mind,_Big_Heart
City_of_God
Enchiridion_text
Full_Circle
Heart_of_Matter
How_to_think_like_Leonardo_Da_Vinci
Integral_Life_Practice_(book)
Liber_Null
Life_without_Death
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah
The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People
The_Divine_Companion
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Golden_Bough
The_Heros_Journey
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Odyssey
The_Republic
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_Yoga_Sutras
Toward_the_Future
Twilight_of_the_Idols

IN CHAPTERS TITLE

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
01.03_-_Rationalism
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0_1956-09-14
0_1956-10-08
0_1958-10-10
0_1959-06-07
0_1959-06-25
0_1960-04-20
0_1960-10-25
0_1961-01-12
0_1961-02-04
0_1961-06-02
0_1962-02-03
0_1962-02-06
0_1962-04-03
0_1963-09-18
0_1965-06-12
0_1965-06-14
0_1965-06-23
0_1965-12-10
0_1966-03-19
0_1966-09-21
0_1967-02-15
0_1967-03-22
0_1967-06-21
0_1967-09-13
0_1968-11-02
0_1968-12-04
0_1969-03-26
0_1969-04-26
0_1969-06-28
0_1969-07-19
0_1969-07-23
0_1969-10-11
0_1969-12-20
0_1969-12-31
0_1970-04-29
0_1971-05-12
0_1971-09-15
0_1971-12-29b
0_1972-03-29a
0_1972-07-19
02.01_-_The_World_War
02.11_-_New_World-Conditions
02.13_-_On_Social_Reconstruction
03.01_-_The_New_Year_Initiation
03.04_-_Towardsa_New_Ideology
03.14_-_Mater_Dolorosa
06.27_-_To_Learn_and_to_Understand
07.15_-_Divine_Disgust
08.01_-_Choosing_To_Do_Yoga
08.10_-_Are_Not_Dogs_More_Faithful_Than_Men?
08.27_-_Value_of_Religious_Exercises
08.28_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
08.36_-_Buddha_and_Shankara
09.01_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
09.04_-_The_Divine_Grace
10.01_-_A_Dream
1.007_-_Initial_Steps_in_Yoga_Practice
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00_-_Main
1.012_-_Sublimation_-_A_Way_to_Reshuffle_Thought
1.01_-_BOOK_THE_FIRST
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_Historical_Survey
1.01_-_MASTER_AND_DISCIPLE
1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_The_First_Steps
1.01_-_To_Watanabe_Sukefusa
1.020_-_The_World_and_Our_World
1.02.3.3_-_Birth_and_Non-Birth
1.02_-_Education
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_On_the_Knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_ON_THE_TEACHERS_OF_VIRTUE
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_The_7_Habits__An_Overview
1.02_-_The_Concept_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.02_-_The_Human_Soul
1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND
1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation
1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds
1.02_-_Where_I_Lived,_and_What_I_Lived_For
1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice
1.037_-_Preventing_the_Fall_in_Yoga
1.03_-_Bloodstream_Sermon
1.03_-_Invocation_of_Tara
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_World.
1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers
1.03_-_Sympathetic_Magic
1.03_-_The_Desert
1.03_-_The_House_Of_The_Lord
1.03_-_The_Human_Disciple
1.03_-_The_Sephiros
1.03_-_VISIT_TO_VIDYASAGAR
1.03_-_Yama_and_Niyama
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_Of_other_imperfections_which_these_beginners_are_apt_to_have_with_respect_to_the_third_sin,_which_is_luxury.
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Qabalah__The_Best_Training_for_Memory
1.04_-_The_Self
1.057_-_The_Four_Manifestations_of_Ignorance
1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.05_-_Splitting_of_the_Spirit
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_THE_MASTER_AND_KESHAB
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.060_-_Tracing_the_Ultimate_Cause_of_Any_Experience
1.06_-_Dhyana
1.06_-_ON_THE_PALE_CRIMINAL
1.06_-_Psychic_Education
1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_BOOK_THE_SEVENTH
1.07_-_Incarnate_Human_Gods
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_The_Fourth_Circle__The_Avaricious_and_the_Prodigal._Plutus._Fortune_and_her_Wheel._The_Fifth_Circle__The_Irascible_and_the_Sullen._Styx.
1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued)
1.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
1.07_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_2
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.081_-_The_Application_of_Pratyahara
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_Introduction_to_Patanjalis_Yoga_Aphorisms
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_SPIRITUAL_REPERCUSSIONS_OF_THE_ATOM_BOMB
1.08_-_Stead_and_the_Spirits
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY_CELEBRATION_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training
1.094_-_Understanding_the_Structure_of_Things
1.097_-_Sublimation_of_Object-Consciousness
1.09_-_ADVICE_TO_THE_BRAHMOS
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_Fundamental_Questions_of_Psycho_therapy
1.09_-_Of_the_signs_by_which_it_will_be_known_that_the_spiritual_person_is_walking_along_the_way_of_this_night_and_purgation_of_sense.
1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_On_slander_or_calumny.
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
11.13_-_In_these_Fateful_Days
1.11_-_Correspondence_and_Interviews
1.11_-_GOOD_AND_EVIL
1.11_-_The_Influence_of_the_Sexes_on_Vegetation
1.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.12_-_The_Minotaur._The_Seventh_Circle__The_Violent._The_River_Phlegethon._The_Violent_against_their_Neighbours._The_Centaurs._Tyrants.
1.12_-_The_Sacred_Marriage
1.13_-_BOOK_THE_THIRTEENTH
1.13_-_Knowledge,_Error,_and_Probably_Opinion
1.13_-_Posterity_of_Dhruva
1.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_Index
1.15_-_LAST_VISIT_TO_KESHAB
1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.15_-_Prayers
1.15_-_The_world_overrun_with_trees;_they_are_destroyed_by_the_Pracetasas
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_Religion_as_the_Law_of_Life
1.17_-_SUFFERING
1.18_-_M._AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.18_-_The_Perils_of_the_Soul
1.19_-_Tabooed_Acts
1.201_-_Socrates
12.05_-_The_World_Tragedy
1.20_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_TANTUM_RELIGIO_POTUIT_SUADERE_MALORUM
1.20_-_Visnu_appears_to_Prahlada
1.21_-_A_DAY_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.21_-_IDOLATRY
1.22_-_Tabooed_Words
1.23_-_FESTIVAL_AT_SURENDRAS_HOUSE
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_The_Killing_of_the_Divine_King
1.25_-_On_the_destroyer_of_the_passions,_most_sublime_humility,_which_is_rooted_in_spiritual_feeling.
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.25_-_Temporary_Kings
1.26_-_Continues_the_description_of_a_method_for_recollecting_the_thoughts._Describes_means_of_doing_this._This_chapter_is_very_profitable_for_those_who_are_beginning_prayer.
1.26_-_Mental_Processes_-_Two_Only_are_Possible
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.26_-_Sacrifice_of_the_Kings_Son
1.27_-_Structure_of_Mind_Based_on_that_of_Body
1.27_-_Succession_to_the_Soul
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
13.05_-_A_Dream_Of_Surreal_Science
1.32_-_The_Ritual_of_Adonis
1.33_-_Treats_of_our_great_need_that_the_Lord_should_give_us_what_we_ask_in_these_words_of_the_Paternoster__Panem_nostrum_quotidianum_da_nobis_hodie.
1.38_-_The_Myth_of_Osiris
1.38_-_Treats_of_the_great_need_which_we_have_to_beseech_the_Eternal_Father_to_grant_us_what_we_ask_in_these_words:_Et_ne_nos_inducas_in_tentationem,_sed_libera_nos_a_malo._Explains_certain_temptations._This_chapter_is_noteworthy.
1.39_-_The_Ritual_of_Osiris
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.40_-_The_Nature_of_Osiris
1.41_-_Speaks_of_the_fear_of_God_and_of_how_we_must_keep_ourselves_from_venial_sins.
1.42_-_Treats_of_these_last_words_of_the_Paternoster__Sed_libera_nos_a_malo._Amen._But_deliver_us_from_evil._Amen.
1.439
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.53_-_The_Propitation_of_Wild_Animals_By_Hunters
1.55_-_The_Transference_of_Evil
1.56_-_The_Public_Expulsion_of_Evils
1.62_-_The_Elastic_Mind
1.62_-_The_Fire-Festivals_of_Europe
1.67_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Custom
1.69_-_Original_Sin
1.73_-_Monsters,_Niggers,_Jews,_etc.
1.78_-_Sore_Spots
19.14_-_The_Awakened
1917_01_29p
1929-04-28_-_Offering,_general_and_detailed_-_Integral_Yoga_-_Remembrance_of_the_Divine_-_Reading_and_Yoga_-_Necessity,_predetermination_-_Freedom_-_Miracles_-_Aim_of_creation
1951-02-08_-_Unifying_the_being_-_ideas_of_good_and_bad_-_Miracles_-_determinism_-_Supreme_Will_-_Distinguishing_the_voice_of_the_Divine
1951-02-10_-_Liberty_and_license_-_surrender_makes_you_free_-_Men_in_authority_as_representatives_of_the_divine_Truth_-_Work_as_offering_-_total_surrender_needs_time_-_Effort_and_inspiration_-_will_and_patience
1951-02-26_-_On_reading_books_-_gossip_-_Discipline_and_realisation_-_Imaginary_stories-_value_of_-_Private_lives_of_big_men_-_relaxation_-_Understanding_others_-_gnostic_consciousness
1951-03-08_-_Silencing_the_mind_-_changing_the_nature_-_Reincarnation-_choice_-_Psychic,_higher_beings_gods_incarnating_-_Incarnation_of_vital_beings_-_the_Lord_of_Falsehood_-_Hitler_-_Possession_and_madness
1951-03-10_-_Fairy_Tales-_serpent_guarding_treasure_-_Vital_beings-_their_incarnations_-_The_vital_being_after_death_-_Nightmares-_vital_and_mental_-_Mind_and_vital_after_death_-_The_spirit_of_the_form-_Egyptian_mummies
1951-03-12_-_Mental_forms_-_learning_difficult_subjects_-_Mental_fortress_-_thought_-_Training_the_mind_-_Helping_the_vital_being_after_death_-_ceremonies_-_Human_stupidities
1951-03-22_-_Relativity-_time_-_Consciousness_-_psychic_Witness_-_The_twelve_senses_-_water-divining_-_Instinct_in_animals_-_story_of_Mothers_cat
1951-04-26_-_Irrevocable_transformation_-_The_divine_Shakti_-_glad_submission_-_Rejection,_integral_-_Consecration_-_total_self-forgetfulness_-_work
1953-03-25
1953-04-08
1953-05-27
1953-06-03
1953-06-10
1953-08-05
1953-11-18
1954-03-24_-_Dreams_and_the_condition_of_the_stomach_-_Tobacco_and_alcohol_-_Nervousness_-_The_centres_and_the_Kundalini_-_Control_of_the_senses
1954-04-28_-_Aspiration_and_receptivity_-_Resistance_-_Purusha_and_Prakriti,_not_masculine_and_feminine
1954-06-02_-_Learning_how_to_live_-_Work,_studies_and_sadhana_-_Waste_of_the_Energy_and_Consciousness
1954-06-23_-_Meat-eating_-_Story_of_Mothers_vegetable_garden_-_Faithfulness_-_Conscious_sleep
1954-07-21_-_Mistakes_-_Success_-_Asuras_-_Mental_arrogance_-_Difficulty_turned_into_opportunity_-_Mothers_use_of_flowers_-_Conversion_of_men_governed_by_adverse_forces
1954-07-28_-_Money_-_Ego_and_individuality_-_The_shadow
1954-08-18_-_Mahalakshmi_-_Maheshwari_-_Mahasaraswati_-_Determinism_and_freedom_-_Suffering_and_knowledge_-_Aspects_of_the_Mother
1954-09-15_-_Parts_of_the_being_-_Thoughts_and_impulses_-_The_subconscient_-_Precise_vocabulary_-_The_Grace_and_difficulties
1954-09-29_-_The_right_spirit_-_The_Divine_comes_first_-_Finding_the_Divine_-_Mistakes_-_Rejecting_impulses_-_Making_the_consciousness_vast_-_Firm_resolution
1954-11-24_-_Aspiration_mixed_with_desire_-_Willing_and_desiring_-_Children_and_desires_-_Supermind_and_the_higher_ranges_of_mind_-_Stages_in_the_supramental_manifestation
1955-05-25_-_Religion_and_reason_-_true_role_and_field_-_an_obstacle_to_or_minister_of_the_Spirit_-_developing_and_meaning_-_Learning_how_to_live,_the_elite_-_Reason_controls_and_organises_life_-_Nature_is_infrarational
1955-06-08_-_Working_for_the_Divine_-_ideal_attitude_-_Divine_manifesting_-_reversal_of_consciousness,_knowing_oneself_-_Integral_progress,_outer,_inner,_facing_difficulties_-_People_in_Ashram_-_doing_Yoga_-_Children_given_freedom,_choosing_yoga
1956-05-16_-_Needs_of_the_body,_not_true_in_themselves_-_Spiritual_and_supramental_law_-_Aestheticised_Paganism_-_Morality,_checks_true_spiritual_effort_-_Effect_of_supramental_descent_-_Half-lights_and_false_lights
1956-06-06_-_Sign_or_indication_from_books_of_revelation_-_Spiritualised_mind_-_Stages_of_sadhana_-_Reversal_of_consciousness_-_Organisation_around_central_Presence_-_Boredom,_most_common_human_malady
1956-08-15_-_Protection,_purification,_fear_-_Atmosphere_at_the_Ashram_on_Darshan_days_-_Darshan_messages_-_Significance_of_15-08_-_State_of_surrender_-_Divine_Grace_always_all-powerful_-_Assumption_of_Virgin_Mary_-_SA_message_of_1947-08-15
1957-03-13_-_Our_best_friend
1957-03-22_-_A_story_of_initiation,_knowledge_and_practice
1958-02-19_-_Experience_of_the_supramental_boat_-_The_Censors_-_Absurdity_of_artificial_means
1958-05-21_-_Mental_honesty
1958-07-30_-_The_planchette_-_automatic_writing_-_Proofs_and_knowledge
1960_03_02
1960_11_13?_-_50
1962_01_21
1970_01_21
1970_03_21
1970_04_02
1.ac_-_The_Mantra-Yoga
1.anon_-_But_little_better
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Battle_that_Ended_the_Century
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Evil_Clergyman
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.fs_-_The_Ring_Of_Polycrates_-_A_Ballad
1.ia_-_Modification_Of_The_R_Poem
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_II
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_IV
1.jm_-_The_Profound_Definitive_Meaning
1.jr_-_If_I_Weep
1.kbr_-_The_Light_of_the_Sun
1.kbr_-_The_light_of_the_sun,_the_moon,_and_the_stars_shines_bright
1.lovecraft_-_Waste_Paper-_A_Poem_Of_Profound_Insignificance
1.pbs_-_Alastor_-_or,_the_Spirit_of_Solitude
1.pbs_-_Oedipus_Tyrannus_or_Swellfoot_The_Tyrant
1.pbs_-_Peter_Bell_The_Third
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_I_-_Morning
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_IV_-_Night
1.rmr_-_The_Apple_Orchard
1.rt_-_The_Homecoming
1.rt_-_The_Portrait
1.rvd_-_You_are_me,_and_I_am_You
1.wby_-_A_Dialogue_Of_Self_And_Soul
1.wby_-_A_Woman_Young_And_Old
1.wby_-_Consolation
1.wby_-_The_Winding_Stair
1.whitman_-_A_Boston_Ballad
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Open_Road
1.ww_-_Resolution_And_Independence
1.ww_-_September,_1819
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_The_Ordinary_Life_and_the_True_Soul
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.03_-_DEMETER
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.04_-_On_Art
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_ON_THE_VIRTUOUS
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.07_-_BANKIM_CHANDRA
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.08_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE_(II)
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_IN_CALCUTTA
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.14_-_On_Movements
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.15_-_On_the_Gods_and_Asuras
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.17_-_December_1938
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_The_Soul_and_Its_Liberation
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
2.20_-_THE_MASTERS_TRAINING_OF_HIS_DISCIPLES
2.21_-_1940
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.23_-_THE_MASTER_AND_BUDDHA
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
24.05_-_Vision_of_Dante
3.00_-_Introduction
3.01_-_Fear_of_God
3.02_-_Aspiration
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_The_Formulae_of_the_Elemental_Weapons
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.04_-_LUNA
3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III
3.04_-_The_Flowers
3.05_-_SAL
3.06_-_Death
3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
3.1.02_-_Asceticism_and_the_Integral_Yoga
31.02_-_The_Mother-_Worship_of_the_Bengalis
3.12_-_ON_OLD_AND_NEW_TABLETS
3.15_-_Of_the_Invocation
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
33.03_-_Muraripukur_-_I
33.06_-_Alipore_Court
33.07_-_Alipore_Jail
33.10_-_Pondicherry_I
33.14_-_I_Played_Football
33.15_-_My_Athletics
33.18_-_I_Bow_to_the_Mother
3.4.2_-_Guru_Yoga
3-5_Full_Circle
36.07_-_An_Introduction_To_The_Vedas
37.07_-_Ushasti_Chakrayana_(Chhandogya_Upanishad)
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Introduction
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.03_-_Mistakes
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.03_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION_OF_THE_KING
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_THE_LEECH
4.04_-_THE_REGENERATION_OF_THE_KING
4.08_-_THE_RELIGIOUS_PROBLEM_OF_THE_KINGS_RENEWAL
4.09_-_REGINA
4.13_-_ON_THE_HIGHER_MAN
4.15_-_ON_SCIENCE
4.18_-_THE_ASS_FESTIVAL
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.4.04_-_The_Psychic_Fire_and_Some_Inner_Visions
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.2_-_Karma
4.3_-_Bhakti
5.05_-_Origins_Of_Vegetable_And_Animal_Life
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
6.08_-_Intellectual_Visions
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
6.10_-_THE_SELF_AND_THE_BOUNDS_OF_KNOWLEDGE
7.15_-_The_Family
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Aeneid
Apology
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
Averroes_Search
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
BOOK_IX._-_Of_those_who_allege_a_distinction_among_demons,_some_being_good_and_others_evil
Book_of_Exodus
Book_of_Genesis
Book_of_Psalms
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_VI._-_Of_Varros_threefold_division_of_theology,_and_of_the_inability_of_the_gods_to_contri_bute_anything_to_the_happiness_of_the_future_life
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God
City_of_God_-_BOOK_I
COSA_-_BOOK_I
COSA_-_BOOK_II
COSA_-_BOOK_III
COSA_-_BOOK_IV
COSA_-_BOOK_V
COSA_-_BOOK_VI
COSA_-_BOOK_VII
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
COSA_-_BOOK_X
COSA_-_BOOK_XI
COSA_-_BOOK_XIII
Deutsches_Requiem
DM_2_-_How_to_Meditate
ENNEAD_01.01_-_The_Organism_and_the_Self.
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Concerning_Virtue.
ENNEAD_02.03_-_Whether_Astrology_is_of_any_Value.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.07_-_Of_Time_and_Eternity.
ENNEAD_04.02_-_How_the_Soul_Mediates_Between_Indivisible_and_Divisible_Essence.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_04.04_-_Questions_About_the_Soul.
ENNEAD_04.08_-_Of_the_Descent_of_the_Soul_Into_the_Body.
ENNEAD_05.01_-_The_Three_Principal_Hypostases,_or_Forms_of_Existence.
ENNEAD_05.05_-_That_Intelligible_Entities_Are_Not_External_to_the_Intelligence_of_the_Good.
ENNEAD_06.05_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_is_Everywhere_Present_In_Its_Entirety.345
ENNEAD_06.08_-_Of_the_Will_of_the_One.
Epistle_to_the_Romans
Euthyphro
Gorgias
Guru_Granth_Sahib_first_part
I._THE_ATTRACTIVE_POWER_OF_GOD
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
Meno
MMM.01_-_MIND_CONTROL
Phaedo
Prayers_and_Meditations_by_Baha_u_llah_text
r1913_01_09
r1913_12_14
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_001-025
Talks_026-050
Talks_500-550
Talks_600-652
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Job
The_Book_of_Joshua
The_Book_of_the_Prophet_Isaiah
The_Book_of_Wisdom
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Dream_of_a_Ridiculous_Man
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Epistle_of_James
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_Fearful_Sphere_of_Pascal
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Corinthians
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_First_Epistle_of_Peter
The_First_Letter_of_John
The_Golden_Sentences_of_Democrates
The_Gospel_According_to_John
The_Gospel_According_to_Luke
The_Gospel_According_to_Mark
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Gospel_of_Thomas
The_Great_Sense
The_Hidden_Words_text
The_Library_Of_Babel_2
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Pilgrims_Progress
The_Pythagorean_Sentences_of_Demophilus
The_Revelation_of_Jesus_Christ_or_the_Apocalypse
The_Second_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_Theologians
The_Zahir
Timaeus
Verses_of_Vemana

PRIMARY CLASS

SIMILAR TITLES
commit
commitments

DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

commitment ::: n. --> The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.


committable ::: a. --> Capable of being committed.

committal ::: n. --> The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.

committed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Commit

committee machine ::: A type of artificial neural network using a divide and conquer strategy in which the responses of multiple neural networks (experts) are combined into a single response.[92] The combined response of the committee machine is supposed to be superior to those of its constituent experts. Compare ensembles of classifiers.

committeeman ::: n. --> A member of a committee.

committee ::: n. --> One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by a court, or by any collective body of men acting together. ::: v. t. --> One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a

committer ::: n. --> One who commits; one who does or perpetrates.
A fornicator.


committible ::: a. --> Capable of being committed; liable to be committed.

committing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Commit

commit ::: v. t. --> To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one&


Commitment - Expected expenditure backed by an agreement. A commitment may be disclosed in a footnote but generally is not given accounting recognition. Disclosure includes its nature and amount. However, a commitment can be recorded in the case of a loss commitment on a purchase contract where the market price has significantly declined below the agreed-upon delivery contract price. The entry for the difference is to debit loss on purchase commitment and credit estimated liability. But a gain on a purchase contract is not recognized because it violates conservatism.

Committed costs - Costs, usually fixed costs, which the management of an organization has a long-term responsibility to pay. Examples include rent on a long-term lease and depreciation on an asset with an extended life.

Committed Data Rate "communications" (CDR) The data transfer rate that an {ISP} guarantees a {virtual circuit} will carry. The CDR is the data portion of {Committed Information Rate} (CIR). (2007-02-28)

Committed Dose Equivalent ::: This is the dose to some specific organ or tissue that is received from an intake of radioactive material by an individual during the 50-year period following the intake



Committed Effective Dose Equivalent::: The committed dose equivalent for a given organ multiplied by a weighting factor.



Committed Information Rate "networking" (CIR) The guaranteed average {data rate} of a {virtual circuit} in a {frame relay} network. The CIR plus the Excess Information Rate (EIR, burst rate) is equal to or less than the speed of the access port into the network. The term CIR includes voice and non-data packets that are not included in the {Committed Data Rate} (CDR). CIR is generally used in reference to {leased lines} and similar classes of network services, not {dial-up}. (2010-05-07)

Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS)


TERMS ANYWHERE

100BaseT "networking" Any of several {Fast Ethernet} 100 {MBps} {CSMA/CD} standards for {twisted pair} cables, including: 100BaseTx (100 Mbps over two-pair {Cat5} or better cable), 100BaseT4 (100 Mbps over four-pair {Cat3} or better cable), 100BaseT2 (in committee; 100 Mbps over two-pair Cat3 or better cable). All are standards (or planned standards) under {IEEE} {802.3}. (1997-01-07)

100BaseVG "networking" A 100 {MBps} {Ethernet} standard specified to run over four pairs of {category 3} {UTP} wires (known as voice grade, hence the "VG"). It is also called 100VG-AnyLAN because it was defined to carry both {Ethernet} and {token ring} {frame} types. 100BaseVG was originally proposed by {Hewlett-Packard}, ratified by the {ISO} in 1995 and practically extinct by 1998. 100BaseVG started in the IEEE 802.3u committee as {Fast Ethernet}. One faction wanted to keep {CSMA/CD} in order to keep it pure Ethernet, even though the {collision domain} problem limited the distances to one tenth that of {10baseT}. Another faction wanted to change to a polling architecture from the hub (they called it "demand priority") in order to maintain the 10baseT distances, and also to make it a {deterministic} {protocol}. The CSMA/CD crowd said, "This is 802.3 -- the Ethernet committee. If you guys want to make a different protocol, form your own committee". The IEEE 802.12 committee was thus formed and standardised 100BaseVG. The rest is history. (1998-06-30)

2. A company's audit , nominating, and compensation committees should consist entirely of independent directors.

Abbadona, not wholly committed to the rebellion

Abortion The destruction of the fetus in the uterus. The issues involved in the act are more vital and far-reaching than is generally suspected. Blavatsky in classifying feticide as unjustifiable murder, says: “yet it is neither from the standpoint of law, nor from any argument drawn from one or another orthodox ism that the warning voice is sent forth against the immoral and dangerous practice, but rather in occult philosophy both physiology and psychology show the disastrous consequence. . . . For, indeed, when even successful and the mother does not die just then, it still shortens her life on earth to prolong it with dreary percentage in Kamaloka, the intermediate sphere between the earth and the region of rest, . . . a necessary halting place in the evolution of the degree of life. The crime committed lies precisely in the wilful and sinful destruction of life, and interference with the operations of nature, hence — with Karma — that of the mother and the would-be future human being. The sin is not regarded by theosophists as one of a religious character, . . . But foeticide is a crime against nature” (BCW 5:107-8).

accuse ::: n. --> Accusation. ::: v. t. --> To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense
to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.


ACRS ::: Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards.



Ada "language" (After {Ada Lovelace}) A {Pascal}-descended language, designed by Jean Ichbiah's team at {CII Honeywell} in 1979, made mandatory for Department of Defense software projects by the Pentagon. The original language was standardised as "Ada 83", the latest is "{Ada 95}". Ada is a large, complex, {block-structured} language aimed primarily at {embedded} applications. It has facilities for {real-time} response, {concurrency}, hardware access and reliable run-time error handling. In support of large-scale {software engineering}, it emphasises {strong typing}, {data abstraction} and {encapsulation}. The type system uses {name equivalence} and includes both {subtypes} and {derived types}. Both fixed and {floating-point} numerical types are supported. {Control flow} is fully bracketed: if-then-elsif-end if, case-is-when-end case, loop-exit-end loop, goto. Subprogram parameters are in, out, or inout. Variables imported from other packages may be hidden or directly visible. Operators may be {overloaded} and so may {enumeration} literals. There are user-defined {exceptions} and {exception handlers}. An Ada program consists of a set of packages encapsulating data objects and their related operations. A package has a separately compilable body and interface. Ada permits {generic packages} and subroutines, possibly parametrised. Ada support {single inheritance}, using "tagged types" which are types that can be extended via {inheritance}. Ada programming places a heavy emphasis on {multitasking}. Tasks are synchronised by the {rendezvous}, in which a task waits for one of its subroutines to be executed by another. The conditional entry makes it possible for a task to test whether an entry is ready. The selective wait waits for either of two entries or waits for a limited time. Ada is often criticised, especially for its size and complexity, and this is attributed to its having been designed by committee. In fact, both Ada 83 and Ada 95 were designed by small design teams to be internally consistent and tightly integrated. By contrast, two possible competitors, {Fortran 90} and {C++} have both become products designed by large and disparate volunteer committees. See also {Ada/Ed}, {Toy/Ada}. {Home of the Brave Ada Programmers (http://lglwww.epfl.ch/Ada/)}. {Ada FAQs (http://lglwww.epfl.ch/Ada/FAQ/)} (hypertext), {text only (ftp://lglftp.epfl.ch/pub/Ada/FAQ)}. {(http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/languages/ada/)}, {(ftp://ajpo.sei.cmu.edu/)}, {(ftp://stars.rosslyn.unisys.com/pub/ACE_8.0)}. E-mail: "adainfo@ajpo.sei.cmu.edu". {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.lang.ada}. {An Ada grammar (ftp://primost.cs.wisc.edu/)} including a lex scanner and yacc parser is available. E-mail: "masticol@dumas.rutgers.edu". {Another yacc grammar and parser for Ada by Herman Fischer (ftp://wsmr-simtel20.army.mil/PD2:"ADA.EXTERNAL-TOOLS"GRAM2.SRC)}. An {LR parser} and {pretty-printer} for {Ada} from NASA is available from the {Ada Software Repository}. {Adamakegen} generates {makefiles} for {Ada} programs. ["Reference Manual for the Ada Programming Language", ANSI/MIL STD 1815A, US DoD (Jan 1983)]. Earlier draft versions appeared in July 1980 and July 1982. ISO 1987. [{Jargon File}] (2000-08-12)

Ada ::: (language) (After Ada Lovelace) A Pascal-descended language, designed by Jean Ichbiah's team at CII Honeywell in 1979, made mandatory for Department of Defense software projects by the Pentagon. The original language was standardised as Ada 83, the latest is Ada 95.Ada is a large, complex, block-structured language aimed primarily at embedded applications. It has facilities for real-time response, concurrency, hardware The type system uses name equivalence and includes both subtypes and derived types. Both fixed and floating-point numerical types are supported.Control flow is fully bracketed: if-then-elsif-end if, case-is-when-end case, loop-exit-end loop, goto. Subprogram parameters are in, out, or inout. Variables overloaded and so may enumeration literals. There are user-defined exceptions and exception handlers.An Ada program consists of a set of packages encapsulating data objects and their related operations. A package has a separately compilable body and interface. Ada permits generic packages and subroutines, possibly parametrised.Ada support single inheritance, using tagged types which are types that can be extended via inheritance.Ada programming places a heavy emphasis on multitasking. Tasks are synchronised by the rendezvous, in which a task waits for one of its subroutines to be whether an entry is ready. The selective wait waits for either of two entries or waits for a limited time.Ada is often criticised, especially for its size and complexity, and this is attributed to its having been designed by committee. In fact, both Ada 83 and tightly integrated. By contrast, two possible competitors, Fortran 90 and C++ have both become products designed by large and disparate volunteer committees.See also Ada/Ed, Toy/Ada. . , , .E-mail: .Usenet newsgroup: comp.lang.ada. including a lex scanner and yacc parser is available. E-mail: . .An LR parser and pretty-printer for Ada from NASA is available from the Ada Software Repository.Adamakegen generates makefiles for Ada programs.[Reference Manual for the Ada Programming Language, ANSI/MIL STD 1815A, US DoD (Jan 1983)]. Earlier draft versions appeared in July 1980 and July 1982. ISO 1987.[Jargon File](2000-08-12)

ad hoc ::: Contrived purely for the purpose in hand rather than planned carefully in advance. E.g. We didn't know what to do about the sausage rolls, so we set up an ad-hoc committee. (1995-03-25)

Ad hoc - Normally is used to mean the being concerned with a specific end or goal, often set up with quite limited planning e.g., a ad hoc committee established to handle a specific problem.

administrator ::: n. --> One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
A man who manages or settles the estate of an intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administration has been committed by competent authority.


adulterate ::: v. t. --> To defile by adultery.
To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food, drink, drugs, coin, etc. ::: v. i. --> To commit adultery.


adulterer ::: n. --> A man who commits adultery; a married man who has sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife.
A man who violates his religious covenant.


adulteress ::: n. --> A woman who commits adultery.
A woman who violates her religious engagements.


adulterize ::: v. i. --> To commit adultery.

adulter ::: v. i. --> To commit adultery; to pollute.

adventure ::: n. 1. Any novel or unexpected event in which one shares; an exciting or remarkable incident befalling any one. 2. The encountering of risks or participation in novel and exciting events; bold or daring activity, enterprise. adventure"s, world-adventure, world-adventure"s. *v. 3. To take the chance of; to commit to fortune; to undertake a thing of doubtful issue; to try, to chance, to venture into or upon. 4. To risk or hazard; stake. *adventuring.

aggress ::: v. i. --> To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to make an attack; -- with on. ::: v. t. --> To set upon; to attack. ::: n.

alibi ::: n. --> The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.

Altair 8800 "computer" An {Intel 8080}-based machine made by {MITS}. The Altair was the first popular {microcomputer} kit. It appeared on the cover of the January 1975 "Popular Electronics" magazine with an article (probably) by Leslie Solomon. Leslie Solomon was an editor at Popular Electronics who had a knack for spotting kits that would interest people and make them buy the magazine. The Altair 8800 was one such. The MITS guys took the prototype Altair to New York to show Solomon, but couldn't get it to work after the flight. Nonetheless, he liked it, and it appeared on the cover as "The first minicomputer in a kit." Solomon's blessing was important enough that some MITS competitors named their product the "SOL" to gain his favour. Some wags suggested {SOL} was actually an abbreviation for the condition in which kit purchasers would find themselves. {Bill Gates} and Paul Allen saw the article on the Altair 8800 in Popular Electronics. They realised that the Altair, which was programmed via its binary front panel needed a {high level language}. Legend has it that they called MITS with the claim that they had a {BASIC} {interpreter} for the Altair. When MITS asked them to demo it in Albuquerque, they wrote one on the plane. On arrival, they entered the machine code via the front panel and demonstrated and sold their "product." Thus was born "Altair BASIC." The original Altair BASIC ran in less than 4K of RAM because a "loaded" Altair had 4K memory. Since there was no {operating system} on the Altair, Altair BASIC included what we now think of as {BIOS}. It was distributed on {paper tape} that could be read on a {Teletype}. Later versions supported the 8K Altair and the 16K {diskette}-based Altair (demonstrating that, even in the 1970s, {Microsoft} was committed to {software bloat}). Altair BASIC was ported to the {Motorola 6800} for the Altair 680 machine, and to other 8080-based microcomputers produced by MITS' competitors. {PC-History.org Altair 8800 page (http://pc-history.org/altair_8800.htm)}. [Forrest M. Mimms, article in "Computers and Electronics", (formerly "Popular Electronics"), Jan 1985(?)]. [Was there ever an "Altair 9000" microcomputer?] (2002-06-17)

(and no one knows better than the author how many sins may be committed in the course of

Andorra-Prolog "language" ["Andorra-Prolog: An Integration of Prolog and Committed Choice Languages", S. Haridi et al, Intl Conf Fifth Gen Comp Sys 1988, ICOT 1988]. (1995-11-24)

Andorra-Prolog ::: (language)[Andorra-Prolog: An Integration of Prolog and Committed Choice Languages, S. Haridi et al, Intl Conf Fifth Gen Comp Sys 1988, ICOT 1988]. (1995-11-24)

Annual Limit on Intake (ALI) ::: The derived limit for the amount of radioactive material taken into the body of an adult worker by inhalation or ingestion in a year. ALI is the smaller value of intake of a given radionuclide in a year by the reference man (mannequin used to determine dose) that would result in a committed effective dose equivalent of 5 rems(0.05 sievert) or a committed dose equivalent of 50 rems (0.5 sievert) to any individual organ or tissue. (see 10 CFR 20.1003.)



ANSI/SPARC ::: ANSI Standards Planning And Requirments Committee

ANSI/SPARC {ANSI Standards Planning And Requirments Committee}

ANSI X12 ::: (standard) Standards defining the structure, format, and content of business transactions conducted through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). ANSI X12 is produced by the committee ASC X12, supported by the Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc. (DISA).[ (1999-09-18)

ANSI X12 "standard" Standards defining the structure, format, and content of business transactions conducted through {Electronic Data Interchange} (EDI). ANSI X12 is produced by the committee ASC X12, supported by the {Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc.} (DISA). [{(http://onlinewbc.org/Docs/procure/standard.html)}]. (1999-09-18)

appellor ::: n. --> The person who institutes an appeal, or prosecutes another for a crime.
One who confesses a felony committed and accuses his accomplices.


Ardeshan Zoroastrian teacher who, according to the Christian Eutychius, was appointed by Nimrod to watch the sacred fire. A voice from the fire told him that priests of the Magians must commit incest, which Blavatsky explains as a misconstruction of the idea of uniting oneself to the earth, our mother; humanity, our sister; and science, our daughter. (BCW 3:459)

assart ::: n. --> The act or offense of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying the thickets or coverts of a forest.
A piece of land cleared of trees and bushes, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing. ::: v. t. --> To grub up, as trees; to commit an assart upon; as, to


ATM Forum ::: (networking, body) An international non-profit arganisation aiming to encourage the user of Asynchronous Transfer Mode through interoperability specifications and to promote cooperation and awareness.The ATM Forum consists of a worldwide Technical Committee, three Marketing Committees for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the User Committee, through which ATM end-users participate.Worldwide Headquarters: 2570 West El Camino Real, Suite 304 Mountain View, CA 94040-1313 USA.Telephone: +1 (650) 949 6700.E-mail: ATM Forum . . (1999-06-14)

ATM Forum "networking, body" An international non-profit arganisation aiming to encourage the user of {Asynchronous Transfer Mode} through {interoperability} specifications and to promote cooperation and awareness. The ATM Forum consists of a worldwide Technical Committee, three Marketing Committees for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the User Committee, through which ATM end-users participate. Worldwide Headquarters: 2570 West El Camino Real, Suite 304 Mountain View, CA 94040-1313 USA. Telephone: +1 (650) 949 6700. E-mail: ATM Forum "info@atmforum.com". {(http://atmforum.com/)}. (1999-06-14)

audacious ::: a. --> Daring; spirited; adventurous.
Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.
Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.


Audit committee - Body formed by a company's board of directors to oversee audit operations and circumstances. It selects and appraises the performance of the CPA firm.

bailee ::: n. --> The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and a qualified property in them, for the purposes of the trust.

barratry ::: n. --> The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels.
A fraudulent breach of duty or willful act of known illegality on the part of a master of a ship, in his character of master, or of the mariners, to the injury of the owner of the ship or cargo, and without his consent. It includes every breach of trust committed with dishonest purpose, as by running away with the ship, sinking or deserting her, etc., or by embezzling the cargo.


baston ::: n. --> A staff or cudgel.
See Baton.
An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king&


commitment ::: n. --> The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.


committable ::: a. --> Capable of being committed.

committal ::: n. --> The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.

committed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Commit

committeeman ::: n. --> A member of a committee.

committee ::: n. --> One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by a court, or by any collective body of men acting together. ::: v. t. --> One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a

committer ::: n. --> One who commits; one who does or perpetrates.
A fornicator.


committible ::: a. --> Capable of being committed; liable to be committed.

committing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Commit

commit ::: v. t. --> To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one&


bequeath ::: v. t. --> To give or leave by will; to give by testament; -- said especially of personal property.
To hand down; to transmit.
To give; to offer; to commit.


betake ::: v. t. --> To take or seize.
To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
To commend or intrust to; to commit to.


beta testing "programming" Evaluation of a pre-release (potentially unreliable) version of a piece of {software} (or possibly {hardware}) by making it available to selected users ("beta testers") before it goes on general distribution. Beta testign aims to discover {bugs} that only occur in certain environments or under certain patterns of use, while reducing the volume of feedback to a manageable level. The testers benefit by having earlier access to new products, features and fixes. Beta testing may be preceded by "alpha testing", performed in-house by a handful of users (e.g. other developers or friends), who can be expected to give rapid, high quality feedback on design and {usability}. Once the product is considered to be usable for its intended purpose it then moves on to "beta testing" by a larger, but typically still limited, number of ordinary users, who may include external customers. Some companies such as {Google} or {Degree Jungle (http://www.degreejungle.com/rankings/best-online-colleges)} stretch the definition, claiming their products are "in beta" for many months by millions of users. The term derives from early 1960s terminology for {product cycle} checkpoints, first used at {IBM} but later standard throughout the industry. "{Alpha test}" was the {unit test}, {module test} or {component test} phase; "Beta Test" was initial {system test}. These themselves came from earlier A- and B-tests for hardware. The A-test was a feasibility and manufacturability evaluation done before any commitment to design and development. The B-test was a demonstration that the engineering model functioned as specified. The C-test (corresponding to today's beta) was the B-test performed on early samples of the production design. (2013-06-09)

betaught ::: a. --> Delivered; committed in trust.

binding ::: n. **1. The covering within which the pages of a book are abound. adj. 2.* Fig.* Commanding adherence to a commitment, obligatory.

bitake ::: v. t. --> To commend; to commit.

blood money ::: --> Money paid to the next of kin of a person who has been killed by another.
Money obtained as the price, or at the cost, of another&


broadcast quality video "communications, multimedia" Roughly, {video} with more than 30 frames per second at a {resolution} of 800 x 640 {pixels}. The quality of moving pictures and sound is determined by the complete chain from camera to receiver. Relevant factors are the colour temperature of the lighting, the balance of the red, green and blue vision pick-up tubes to produce the correct display colour temperature (which will be different) and the {gamma} pre-correction to cancel the non-linear characteristic of {cathode-ray tubes} in television receivers. The {resolution} of the camera tube and video coding system will determine the maximum number of {pixels} in the picture. Different colour coding systems have different defects. The NTSC system (National Television Systems Committee) can produce {hue} errors. The PAL system (Phase Alternation by Line) can produce {saturation} errors. Television modulation systems are specified by ITU CCIR Report 624. Low-resolution systems have {bandwidths} of 4.2 MHz with 525 to 625 lines per frame as used in the Americas and Japan. Medium resolution of 5 to 6.5 MHz with 625 lines is used in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. {High-Definition Television} (HDTV) will require 8 MHz or more of bandwidth. A medium resolution (5.5 MHz in UK) picture can be represented by 572 lines of 402 pixels. Note the ratio of pixels to lines is not the same as the {aspect ratio}. A {VGA} display (480n lines of 640 pixels) could thus display 84% of the height of one picture frame. Most compression techniques reduce quality as they assume a restricted range of detail and motion and discard details to which the human eye is not sensitive. Broadcast quality implies something better than amateur or domestic video and therefore can't be retained on a domestic video recorder. Broadcasts use quadriplex or U-matic recorders. The lowest frame rate used for commercial entertainment is the 24Hz of the 35mm cinema camera. When broadcast on a 50Hz television system, the pictures are screened at 25Hz reducing the running times by 4%. On a 60Hz system every five movie frames are screened as six TV frames, still at the 4% increased rate. The six frames are made by mixing adjacent frames, with some degradation of the picture. A computer system to meet international standard reproduction would at least VGA resolution, an interlaced frame rate of 24Hz and 8 bits to represent the luminance (Y) component. For a component display system using red, green and blue (RGB) electron guns and phosphor dots each will require 7 bits. Transmission and recording is different as various coding schemes need less bits if other representations are used instead of RGB. Broadcasts use YUV and compression can reduce this to about 3.5 bits per pixel without perceptible degradation. High-quality video and sound can be carried on a 34 Mbaud channel after being compressed with {ADPCM} and {variable length coding}, potentially in real time. (1997-07-04)

broadcast quality video ::: (communications, multimedia) Roughly, video with more than 30 frames per second at a resolution of 800 x 640 pixels.The quality of moving pictures and sound is determined by the complete chain from camera to receiver. Relevant factors are the colour temperature of the television receivers. The resolution of the camera tube and video coding system will determine the maximum number of pixels in the picture.Different colour coding systems have different defects. The NTSC system (National Television Systems Committee) can produce hue errors. The PAL system (Phase Alternation by Line) can produce saturation errors.Television modulation systems are specified by ITU CCIR Report 624. Low-resolution systems have bandwidths of 4.2 MHz with 525 to 625 lines per 625 lines is used in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. High-Definition Television (HDTV) will require 8 MHz or more of bandwidth.A medium resolution (5.5 MHz in UK) picture can be represented by 572 lines of 402 pixels. Note the ratio of pixels to lines is not the same as the aspect ratio. A VGA display (480n lines of 640 pixels) could thus display 84% of the height of one picture frame.Most compression techniques reduce quality as they assume a restricted range of detail and motion and discard details to which the human eye is not sensitive.Broadcast quality implies something better than amateur or domestic video and therefore can't be retained on a domestic video recorder. Broadcasts use quadriplex or U-matic recorders.The lowest frame rate used for commercial entertainment is the 24Hz of the 35mm cinema camera. When broadcast on a 50Hz television system, the pictures are six frames are made by mixing adjacent frames, with some degradation of the picture.A computer system to meet international standard reproduction would at least VGA resolution, an interlaced frame rate of 24Hz and 8 bits to represent the after being compressed with ADPCM and variable length coding, potentially in real time. (1997-07-04)

brochureware "jargon, business" A planned, but non-existent, product, like {vaporware} but with the added implication that marketing is actively selling and promoting it (they've printed brochures). Brochureware is often deployed to con customers into not committing to a competing existing product. The term is now especially applicable to new {websites}, website revisions, and ancillary services such as customer support and product return. Owing to the explosion of {database}-driven, {cookie}-using {dot-coms} (of the sort that can now deduce that you are, in fact, a dog), the term is now also used to describe sites made up of {static HTML} pages that contain not much more than contact info and mission statements. The term suggests that the company is small, irrelevant to the web, local in scope, clueless, broke, just starting out, or some combination thereof. Many new companies without product, funding, or even staff, post brochureware with investor info and press releases to help publicise their ventures. As of December 1999, examples include pop.com and cdradio.com. Small-timers that really have no business on the web such as lawncare companies and divorce laywers inexplicably have brochureware made that stays unchanged for years. [{Jargon File}] (2001-05-10)

brochureware ::: (marketing, jargon) Planned but non-existent product like vaporware, but with the added implication that marketing is actively selling and promoting it (they've printed brochures). Brochureware is often deployed to con customers into not committing to an existing product of the competition's.The term is now especially applicable to new websites, web site revisions, and ancillary services such as customer support and product return.Owing to the explosion of database-driven, cookie-using dot-coms (of the sort that can now deduce that you are, in fact, a dog), the term is now also used to small, irrelevant to the web, local in scope, clueless, broke, just starting out, or some combination thereof.Many new companies without product, funding, or even staff, post brochureware with investor info and press releases to help publicise their ventures. As of December 1999, examples include pop.com and cdradio.com.Small-timers that really have no business on the web such as lawncare companies and divorce laywers inexplicably have brochureware made that stays unchanged for years.[Jargon File](2001-05-10)

Buffer - Is something that stands in between two other things e.g. an inventory buffer would be additional inventory kept on hand over and above the committed or planned level of inventory.

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures "body, standard" (BIPM) The standards body that ensures world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the {International System of Units} (SI). The BIPM is based in France and operates with the authority of the Convention of the Metre, a diplomatic treaty between fifty-one nations. It operates through a series of committees, whose members are the national metrology laboratories of the member states of the convention, and through its own laboratory work. The BIPM carries out measurement-related research. It takes part in, and organises, international comparisons of national measurement standards, and it carries out calibrations for member states. {BIPM Home (http://www.bipm.org/)}. (2014-07-08)

burglariously ::: adv. --> With an intent to commit burglary; in the manner of a burglar.

burglary ::: n. --> Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not.

butchery ::: n. --> The business of a butcher.
Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.


caesarism ::: n. --> A system of government in which unrestricted power is exercised by a single person, to whom, as Caesar or emperor, it has been committed by the popular will; imperialism; also, advocacy or support of such a system of government.

Call-Level Interface ::: (database, standard) (SQL/CLI) A programming interface designed to support SQL access to databases from shrink-wrapped application programs.CLI was originally created by a subcommittee of the SQL Access Group (SAG). The SAG/CLI specification was published as the Microsoft Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) specification in 1992. In 1993, SAG submitted the CLI to the ANSI and ISO SQL committees.SQL/CLI provides an international standard implementation-independent CLI to access SQL databases. Client-server tools can easily access databases through dynamic link libraries. It supports and encourages a rich set of client-server tools.SQL/CLI is an addendum to 1992 SQL standard (SQL-92). It was completed as ISO standard ISO/IEC 9075-3:1995 Information technology -- Database languages -- SQL -- Part 3: Call-Level Interface (SQL/CLI). The current SQL/CLI effort is adding support for SQL3. . (1996-10-27)

Call-Level Interface "database, standard" (SQL/CLI) A programming interface designed to support {SQL} access to {databases} from shrink-wrapped {application programs}. CLI was originally created by a subcommittee of the {SQL Access Group} (SAG). The SAG/CLI specification was published as the {Microsoft} {Open DataBase Connectivity} (ODBC) specification in 1992. In 1993, SAG submitted the CLI to the {ANSI} and {ISO} SQL committees. SQL/CLI provides an international standard implementation-independent CLI to access SQL databases. {Client-server} tools can easily access databases through {dynamic link libraries}. It supports and encourages a rich set of client-server tools. SQL/CLI is an addendum to 1992 SQL standard (SQL-92). It was completed as ISO standard ISO/IEC 9075-3:1995 Information technology -- Database languages -- SQL -- Part 3: Call-Level Interface (SQL/CLI). The current SQL/CLI effort is adding support for {SQL3}. {(http://jcc.com/sql_cli.html)}. (1996-10-27)

Case Integration Services "standard, programming" (CIS) A committee formed to discuss {CASE} tool integration standards related to {ATIS}. (1994-10-25)

Case Integration Services ::: (standard, programming) (CIS) A committee formed to discuss CASE tool integration standards related to ATIS. (1994-10-25)

CCIRN ::: Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks.

CCIRN Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks.

CCITT ::: Commite' Consultatif International de Telegraphique et Telephonique. (International consultative committee on telecommunications and Telegraphy).CCITT changed its name to ITU-T on 1 March 1993. (1994-11-03)

CCITT Commite' Consultatif International de Telegraphique et Telephonique. (International consultative committee on telecommunications and Telegraphy). CCITT changed its name to {ITU-T} on 1 March 1993. (1994-11-03)

CDR 1. "networking" {Committed Data Rate}. 2. "storage" {Compact Disc Recordable} (CD-R). 3. "telecommunications" {Call Data Record}.

CENELEC ::: (body, standard) The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization. A body developing electrotechnical standards for the Single co-operation with Comit� Europ�en de Normalisation (CEN) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). (1999-09-28)

CENELEC "body, standard" The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization. A body developing electrotechnical standards for the Single European Market / European Economic Area in order to reduce internal frontiers and trade barriers for electrotechnical products, systems and services. CENELEC's 19 member countries and 11 affiliate countries aim to adopt and implement the required standards, which are mostly identical to the {International Electrotechnical Commission} (IEC) standards. CENELEC works in co-operation with {Comité Européen de Normalisation} (CEN) and {European Telecommunications Standards Institute} (ETSI). (1999-09-28)

censor ::: n. --> One of two magistrates of Rome who took a register of the number and property of citizens, and who also exercised the office of inspector of morals and conduct.
One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they are committed to the press, and to forbid their publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an official in some European countries.
One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
A critic; a reviewer.


chairman ::: n. --> The presiding officer of a committee, or of a public or private meeting, or of any organized body.
One whose business it is to cary a chair or sedan.


CIR ::: Committed Information Rate

CIR {Committed Information Rate}

C++ ::: (language) One of the most used object-oriented languages, a superset of C developed primarily by Bjarne Stroustrup at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1986.In C++ a class is a user-defined type, syntactically a struct with member functions. Constructors and destructors are member functions called to create or inlining, overloading of operators and function names, and default function arguments. It has streams for I/O and references.C++ 2.0 (May 1989) introduced multiple inheritance, type-safe linkage, pointers to members, and abstract classes.C++ 2.1 was introduced in [Annotated C++ Reference Manual, B. Stroustrup et al, A-W 1990]. , - X3J16 committee. (They're workin' on it).See also cfront, LEDA, uC++.Usenet newsgroup: comp.lang.c++.[The C++ Programming Language, Bjarne Stroustrup, A-W, 1986]. (1996-06-06)

C++ "language" One of the most used {object-oriented} languages, a superset of {C} developed primarily by {Bjarne Stroustrup} "bs@alice.att.com" at {AT&T} {Bell Laboratories} in 1986. In C++ a {class} is a user-defined {type}, syntactically a {struct} with {member functions}. {Constructors} and {destructors} are member functions called to create or destroy {instances}. A {friend} is a nonmember function that is allowed to access the private portion of a class. C++ allows {implicit type conversion}, {function inlining}, {overloading} of operators and function names, and {default function arguments}. It has {streams} for I/O and {references}. C++ 2.0 (May 1989) introduced {multiple inheritance}, {type-safe linkage}, pointers to members, and {abstract classes}. C++ 2.1 was introduced in ["Annotated C++ Reference Manual", B. Stroustrup et al, A-W 1990]. {MS-DOS (ftp://grape.ecs.clarkson.edu/pub/msdos/djgpp/djgpp.zip)}, {Unix ANSI C++ (ftp://gnu.org/pub/gnu/g++-1.39.0.tar.Z)} - X3J16 committee. (They're workin' on it). See also {cfront}, {LEDA}, {uC++}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.lang.c++}. ["The C++ Programming Language", Bjarne Stroustrup, A-W, 1986]. (1996-06-06)

Comite Europeen des Postes et Telecommunications "body" (CEPT, European Conference of Post and Telecommunications) The committee that defined the CEPT speech {compression} scheme. [Details of compression scheme?] (1998-03-16)

Comite Europeen des Postes et Telecommunications ::: (body) (CEPT, European Conference of Post and Telecommunications) The committee that defined the CEPT speech compression scheme.[Details of compression scheme?] (1998-03-16)

commend ::: v. t. --> To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.
To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.


commissary ::: n. --> One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by a superior power; a commissioner.
An officer of the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.
An officer having charge of a special service; as, the commissary of musters.
An officer whose business is to provide food for a body


commission ::: n. --> The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.
The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.
The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.
A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of


Commitment - Expected expenditure backed by an agreement. A commitment may be disclosed in a footnote but generally is not given accounting recognition. Disclosure includes its nature and amount. However, a commitment can be recorded in the case of a loss commitment on a purchase contract where the market price has significantly declined below the agreed-upon delivery contract price. The entry for the difference is to debit loss on purchase commitment and credit estimated liability. But a gain on a purchase contract is not recognized because it violates conservatism.

Committed costs - Costs, usually fixed costs, which the management of an organization has a long-term responsibility to pay. Examples include rent on a long-term lease and depreciation on an asset with an extended life.

Committed Data Rate "communications" (CDR) The data transfer rate that an {ISP} guarantees a {virtual circuit} will carry. The CDR is the data portion of {Committed Information Rate} (CIR). (2007-02-28)

Committed Dose Equivalent ::: This is the dose to some specific organ or tissue that is received from an intake of radioactive material by an individual during the 50-year period following the intake



Committed Effective Dose Equivalent::: The committed dose equivalent for a given organ multiplied by a weighting factor.



Committed Information Rate "networking" (CIR) The guaranteed average {data rate} of a {virtual circuit} in a {frame relay} network. The CIR plus the Excess Information Rate (EIR, burst rate) is equal to or less than the speed of the access port into the network. The term CIR includes voice and non-data packets that are not included in the {Committed Data Rate} (CDR). CIR is generally used in reference to {leased lines} and similar classes of network services, not {dial-up}. (2010-05-07)

COmmon Business Oriented Language ::: (language, business) /koh'bol/ (COBOL) A programming language for simple computations on large amounts of data, designed by the CODASYL Committee in April 1960. COBOL's natural language style is intended to be largely self-documenting. It introduced the record structure.COBOL was probably the most widely used programming language during the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the major programs that required repair or replacement due to some organisations and many old COBOL programs are still running in dinosaur shops.Major revisions in 1968 (ANS X3.23-1968), 1974 (ANS X3.23-1974) and 1985.Many hackers regard COBOL with fear and loathing for being an evil, weak, verbose, and flabby language used by card wallopers to do boring mindless things on dinosaur mainframes. Many believe that all COBOL programmers are suits or code grinders, and would deny all knowledge of the language.Usenet newsgroup: comp.lang.cobol.[Initial Specifications for a Common Business Oriented Language DoD, US GPO, Apr 1960].(2002-02-21)

COmmon Business Oriented Language "language, business" /koh'bol/ (COBOL) A programming language for simple computations on large amounts of data, designed by the {CODASYL} Committee in April 1960. COBOL's {natural language} style is intended to be largely self-documenting. It introduced the {record} structure. COBOL was probably the most widely used programming language during the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the major programs that required repair or replacement due to {Year 2000} {software rot} issues were originally written in COBOL, and this was responsible for a short-lived increased demand for COBOL programmers. Even in 2002 though, new COBOL programs are still being written in some organisations and many old COBOL programs are still running in {dinosaur} shops. Major revisions in 1968 (ANS X3.23-1968), 1974 (ANS X3.23-1974) and 1985. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.lang.cobol}. ["Initial Specifications for a Common Business Oriented Language" DoD, US GPO, Apr 1960]. (2002-02-21)

complaint ::: n. --> Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.
Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.
An ailment or disease of the body.
A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity.


compromise ::: n. --> A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators.
A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.
A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.


con ::: adv. --> Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro. ::: v. t. --> To know; to understand; to acknowledge.
To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit


conceptualisation ::: (artificial intelligence) The collection of objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the family members. Choosing a conceptualisation is the first stage of knowledge representation.Every knowledge base, knowledge-based system, or knowledge-level agent is committed to some conceptualisation, explicitly or implicitly. (1994-10-19)

conceptualisation "artificial intelligence" The process or result of listing the types of objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them. A conceptualisation is an {abstract}, simplified view of the world that we wish to represent. For example, we may conceptualise a family as the set of names, sexes and the relationships of the family members. Choosing a conceptualisation is the first stage of {knowledge representation}. A conceptualisation is a high-level {data model}. Every {knowledge base}, {knowledge-based system}, or {knowledge-level agent} is committed to some conceptualisation, explicitly or implicitly. (2013-04-17)

Concurrent Prolog ::: A Prolog variant with guarded clauses and committed-choice nondeterminism (don't-care nondeterminism) by Ehud Udi Shapiro, Yale . A subset has been implemented, but not the full language.See also Mandala.[Concurrent Prolog: Collected Papers, E. Shapiro, V.1-2, MIT Press 1987]. (1994-11-30)

Concurrent Prolog "language" A {Prolog} variant with {guarded clauses} and {committed-choice nondeterminism} ({don't-care nondeterminism}) by Ehud "Udi" Shapiro, Yale "shapiro-ehud@yale.edu". A subset has been implemented, but not the full language. See also {Mandala}. ["Concurrent Prolog: Collected Papers", E. Shapiro, V.1-2, MIT Press 1987]. (1994-11-30)

Concurrent Versions System ::: (programming) (CVS) A cross-platform code management system originally based on RCS.CVS tracks all revisions to a file in an associated file with the same name as the original file but with the string ,v (for version) appended to the filename. These files are stored in a (possibly centralised) repository.Changes are checked in or committed along with a comment (which appears in the the commit log). CVS has the notions of projects, branches, file locking and many others needed to provide a full-functioned repository.It is commonly accessed over over its own anonCVS protocol for read-only access (many open source projects are available by anonymous CVS) and over the SSH protocol by those with commit privileges (committers).CVS has been rewritten several times and does not depend on RCS. However, files are still largely compatible; one can easily migrate a project from RCS to CVS by copying the history files into a CVS repository. A sub-project of the OpenBSD project is building a complete new implementation of CVS, to be called OpenCVS. .(2005-01-17)

Concurrent Versions System "programming" (CVS) A {cross-platform} {code management system} originally based on {RCS}. CVS tracks all revisions to a file in an associated file with the same name as the original file but with the string ",v" (for version) appended to the filename. These files are stored in a (possibly centralised) repository. Changes are checked in or "committed" along with a comment (which appears in the the "commit log"). CVS has the notions of projects, {branches}, file locking and many others needed to provide a full-functioned repository. It is commonly accessed over over its own "anonCVS" {protocol} for read-only access (many {open source} projects are available by anonymous CVS) and over the {SSH} protocol by those with commit privileges ("committers"). CVS has been rewritten several times and does not depend on RCS. However, files are still largely compatible; one can easily migrate a project from RCS to CVS by copying the history files into a CVS repository. A sub-project of the {OpenBSD} project is building a complete new implementation of CVS, to be called OpenCVS. {CVS Home (http://cvshome.org/)}. {OpenCVS (http://opencvs.org/)}. (2005-01-17)

confederacy ::: n. --> A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance.
The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation.
A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy.


conference ::: n. --> The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.
A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.


confide ::: v. i. --> To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers. ::: v. t. --> To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one&

consignation ::: n. --> The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.
The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.
A stamp; an indication; a sign.


consign ::: v. t. --> To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.
To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.
To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to


conspiracy ::: n. --> A combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot.
A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement.
An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful; confederacy.


conspirant ::: a. --> Engaging in a plot to commit a crime; conspiring.

conspire ::: v. i. --> To make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together.
To concur to one end; to agree. ::: v. t. --> To plot; to plan; to combine for.


convener ::: n. --> One who convenes or meets with others.
One who calls an assembly together or convenes a meeting; hence, the chairman of a committee or other organized body.


Coordinated Universal Time "time, standard" (UTC, World Time) The standard time common to every place in the world. UTC is derived from {International Atomic Time} (TAI) by the addition of a whole number of "leap seconds" to synchronise it with {Universal Time} 1 (UT1), thus allowing for the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit, the rotational axis tilt (23.5 degrees), but still showing the Earth's irregular rotation, on which UT1 is based. Coordinated Universal Time is expressed using a 24-hour clock and uses the {Gregorian calendar}. It is used in aeroplane and ship navigation, where it also sometimes known by the military name, "Zulu time". "Zulu" in the phonetic alphabet stands for "Z" which stands for longitude zero. UTC was defined by the International Radio Consultative Committee ({CCIR}), a predecessor of the {ITU-T}. CCIR Recommendation 460-4, or ITU-T Recommendation X.680 (7/94), contains the full definition. The language-independent international abbreviation, UTC, is neither English nor French. It means both "Coordinated Universal Time" and "Temps Universel Coordonné". {BIPM (http://www.bipm.org/enus/5_Scientific/c_time/time_1.html)}. {The Royal Observatory Greenwich (http://rog.nmm.ac.uk/leaflets/time/time.html)}. {History of UTC and GMT (http://ecco.bsee.swin.edu.au/chronos/GMT-explained.html)}. {U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (http://its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/dir-009/_1277.htm)}. {UK National Physical Laboratory (http://npl.co.uk/npl/ctm/time_scales.html)}. {US Naval Observatory (http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/systime.html)}. {International Telecommunications Union (http://itu.int/radioclub/rr/arts02.htm)}. {Earth's irregular rotation (/pub/misc/earth_rotation)}. (2001-08-30)

Coordinated Universal Time ::: (time, standard) (UTC, World Time) The standard time common to every place in the world. UTC is derived from International Atomic Time (TAI) by the rotational axis tilt (23.5 degrees), but still showing the Earth's irregular rotation, on which UT1 is based.Coordinated Universal Time is expressed using a 24-hour clock and uses the Gregorian calendar. It is used in aeroplane and ship navigation, where it also sometimes known by the military name, Zulu time. Zulu in the phonetic alphabet stands for Z which stands for longitude zero.UTC was defined by the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR), a predecessor of the ITU-T. CCIR Recommendation 460-4, or ITU-T Recommendation X.680 (7/94), contains the full definition.The language-independent international abbreviation, UTC, is neither English nor French. It means both Coordinated Universal Time and Temps Universel Coordonn�. . . . . . . . .(2001-08-30)

Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks ::: (CCIRN) A committee that includes the United States FNC and its counterparts in North America and Europe. Co-chaired by the executive directors of the Federal CCIRN provides a forum for cooperative planning among the principal North American and European research networking bodies. (1994-11-30)

Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks (CCIRN) A committee that includes the United States FNC and its counterparts in North America and Europe. Co-chaired by the executive directors of the Federal Networking Council and the European Association of Research Networks (RARE), the CCIRN provides a forum for cooperative planning among the principal North American and European research networking bodies. (1994-11-30)

Corporate governance - The system of checks and balances designed to ensure that corporate managers are just as vigilant on behalf of long-term shareholder value as they would be if it was their own money at risk. It is also the process whereby shareholders-the actual owners of any publicly traded firm-assert their ownership rights, through an elected board of directors and the CEO and other officers and managers they appoint and oversee. In the heels of corpo­rate scandals including the Enron debacle in 2002, a series of sweeping changes are being sought, such as forcing boards to have a majority of independent directors, granting audit committees power to hire and fireaccountants, banning sweetheart loans to officers and directors, and requiring shareholder's approval for stock option plans. More specifi­cally, the following principles constitute good governance:

Corrective Justice: Justice as exhibited in the rectification of wrongs committed by membeis of a community in their transactions with each other; distinguished from distributive justice (q.v.) (Aristotle's Ethics). -- G.R.M.

Courage: In ethical discussions courage is usually regarded as a virtue (it is one of the traditional cardinal virtues), and either enjoined as a duty or praised as an excellence. When thus regarded as a virtue, courage is generally said to be a disposition, not merely instinctive, to exhibit a certain firmness, stopping short of rashness, in the face of danger, threat, temptation, pain, public opinion, etc. (thus including "moral" as well as physical courage, and passive courage or "fortitude" as well as active courage); which disposition, if it is to be a virtue, must, it is thought, be exhibited in the course of what the bearer knows or believes to be his duty, or at least in the support of some cause to which one is seriously committed or which is generally regarded as worthwhile. -- W.K.F.

cowboy ::: n. --> A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.
One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.


cure ::: n. --> Care, heed, or attention.
Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to


cybercrime "security, legal" Any of a broad range of activities that use computers or networks to commit illegal acts, including theft of {personal data}, {phishing}, distribution of {malware}, {copyright} infringement, {denial of service attacks}, {cyberstalking}, {bullying}, online harassment, child {pornography}, child predation, stock market manipulation and corporate espionage. For example, a vulnerability in a victim's {web browser} might result in him unknowingly downloading a {Trojan horse} {virus}, which installs a {keystroke logger} on his computer, which allows the {cracker} to steal private data such as Internet banking or {e-mail} passwords. The degree to which an activity counts as "cybercrime" rather than just "crime" depends on whether they could exist without computers or networks. (2015-02-14)

DAC - Development Assistance Committee of the OECD.

dacoity ::: n. --> The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.

daemon ::: (operating system) /day'mn/ or /dee'mn/ (From the mythological meaning, later rationalised as the acronym Disk And Execution MONitor) A program that a daemon is lurking (though often a program will commit an action only because it knows that it will implicitly invoke a daemon).For example, under ITS writing a file on the LPT spooler's directory would invoke the spooling daemon, which would then print the file. The advantage is spawned automatically by the system, and may either live forever or be regenerated at intervals.Unix systems run many daemons, chiefly to handle requests for services from other hosts on a network. Most of these are now started as required by a single timed command execution), rshd (remote command execution), rlogind and telnetd (remote login), ftpd, nfsd (file transfer), lpd (printing).Daemon and demon are often used interchangeably, but seem to have distinct connotations (see demon). The term daemon was introduced to computing by CTSS people (who pronounced it /dee'mon/) and used it to refer to what ITS called a dragon.[Jargon File] (1995-05-11)

daemon "operating system" /day'mn/ or /dee'mn/ (From the mythological meaning, later rationalised as the acronym "Disk And Execution MONitor") A program that is not invoked explicitly, but lies dormant waiting for some condition(s) to occur. The idea is that the perpetrator of the condition need not be aware that a daemon is lurking (though often a program will commit an action only because it knows that it will implicitly invoke a daemon). For example, under {ITS} writing a file on the {LPT} spooler's directory would invoke the spooling daemon, which would then print the file. The advantage is that programs wanting files printed need neither compete for access to, nor understand any idiosyncrasies of, the {LPT}. They simply enter their implicit requests and let the daemon decide what to do with them. Daemons are usually spawned automatically by the system, and may either live forever or be regenerated at intervals. {Unix} systems run many daemons, chiefly to handle requests for services from other {hosts} on a {network}. Most of these are now started as required by a single real daemon, {inetd}, rather than running continuously. Examples are {cron} (local timed command execution), {rshd} (remote command execution), {rlogind} and {telnetd} (remote login), {ftpd}, {nfsd} (file transfer), {lpd} (printing). Daemon and {demon} are often used interchangeably, but seem to have distinct connotations (see {demon}). The term "daemon" was introduced to computing by {CTSS} people (who pronounced it /dee'mon/) and used it to refer to what {ITS} called a {dragon}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-05-11)

database transaction "database" A set of related changes applied to a {database}. The term typically implies that either all of the changes should be applied or, in the event of an error, none of them, i.e. the transaction should be {atomic}. Atomicity is one of the {ACID} properties a transaction can have, another is {isolation} - preventing interference between processes trying to access the database {cocurrently}. This is usually achieved by some form of {locking} - where one process takes exclusive control of a database {table} or {row} for the duration of the transaction, preventing other processes from accessing the locked data. The canonical example of a transaction is transferring money between two bank accounts by subtracting it from one and adding it to the other. Some {relational database management systems} require the user to explicitly start a transaction and then either commit it (if all the individual steps are successful) or roll it back (if there are any errors). (2013-06-03)

Data Interchange Standards Association "standard" (DISA) A not-for-profit corporation that acts as the secretariat for {ANSI}'s {EDI} standards committee, ASC X12 that works on {ANSI X12}. DISA manages ASC X12's membership, balloting, standards development and maintenance, publications, and communications with ANSI. (1999-09-18)

Data Interchange Standards Association ::: (standard) (DISA) A not-for-profit corporation that acts as the secretariat for ANSI's EDI standards committee, ASC X12 that works on ANSI X12. DISA manages ASC X12's membership, balloting, standards development and maintenance, publications, and communications with ANSI. (1999-09-18)

4. Tikun is a remedy prescribed against the effects of committing a sin.


defalcate ::: v. t. --> To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc. ::: v. i. --> To commit defalcation; to embezzle money held in trust.

delinquent ::: n. --> Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.


deliver ::: v. t. --> To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
To make over to the knowledge of another; to


Deposit - 1. May refer to when a payment is given in a commitment or guarantee that a future obligation will be completed. Or 2. the act of putting money into a bank account. Or 3. a partial or percentage of the total payment made with or at the same time as the original purchase with the promise or commitment to pay the balance later. Or 4. may also refer to when money is given or offered as a form of security for an item gained to be used only on a temporary basis.

deposit ::: n. --> To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
To lodge in some one&


deprecated Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent and in the process of being phased out, usually in favour of a specified replacement. Deprecated features can, unfortunately, linger on for many years. This term appears with distressing frequency in standards documents when the committees writing the documents realise that large amounts of extant (and presumably happily working) code depend on the feature(s) that have passed out of favour. See also {dusty deck}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-04-19)

depredate ::: v. t. --> To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to prey upon. ::: v. i. --> To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops depredated on the country.

deprehend ::: v. t. --> To take unwares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an unlawful act; to catch; to apprehend.
To detect; to discover; to find out.


Devanagari (Sanskrit) Devanāgarī “Divine city writing,” the alphabetic script of Aryan India, in which the Sanskrit language is usually written. The Devanagari alphabet and the art of writing it were kept secret for ages, and the dvijas (twice-born) and the dikshitas (initiates) alone were originally permitted to use this literary art. In India, as in many other countries which have been the seat of archaic civilizations, sacred and secret records were committed to the tablets of the mind, rather than to material tablets. Alone the priesthood invariably had, in addition to the mnemonic records, an ideographic or syllabic script which was used when considered convenient or necessary, mainly for intercommunication between themselves and brother-initiates speaking other tongues. This applied to ideographic characters which can be read with equal facility by those acquainted with them, whatever their spoken mother-tongue may be, and to written characters imbodying an archaic or sacred language, as was the case with the ancient Sanskrit. This is the main reason why these ancient peoples have so few allusions — and sometimes no allusions at all — to writing; in the civilizations of those far past times writing was not found to be a need and was kept as a sacred art for the temple scribes.

Dijkstra's guarded command language "language" A language invented by {Edsger Dijkstra} ca. 1974. It introduced the concept of {guards} and {committed choice nondeterminism} ({don't care nondeterminism}). Described and used in ["A Discipline of Programming", E. Dijkstra, P-H 1976]. (1994-12-07)

Dijkstra's guarded command language ::: (language) A language invented by Edsger Dijkstra ca. 1974. It introduced the concept of guards and committed choice nondeterminism (don't care nondeterminism). Described and used in [A Discipline of Programming, E. Dijkstra, P-H 1976]. (1994-12-07)

Dosha (Sanskrit) Doṣa [from the verbal root duṣ to become bad or corrupted, to commit a fault, sin] Fault, vice; wickedness, damage, harm. Also evening, darkness; as a fem noun, night personified.

Double-Aspect Theory: Theory that the mind and the body of an individual are two distinguishable but inseparable aspects of a single underlying substance or process. Spinoza, as a consequence of his metaphysical doctrine trnt "thinking substance and extended substance are one and the same thing" (Ethics, Part II, prop. 7) was committed to the Two-Aspect Theory of the body-mind relation. Cf. C. Lloyd Morgan (Life, Mind and Spirit, p. 46); S. Alexander (Space, Time and Deity) and C. H. Strong are recent advocates of a two-aspect Theory. -- L.W.

duress ::: n. --> Hardship; constraint; pressure; imprisonment; restraint of liberty.
The state of compulsion or necessity in which a person is influenced, whether by the unlawful restrain of his liberty or by actual or threatened physical violence, to incur a civil liability or to commit an offense. ::: v. t.


Early races of mankind were taught directly by their divine instructors; and in later times, when this mode of teaching was no longer available, the instructions were committed to the racial memory in the guise of allegories: this is the origin of the world’s myths. The labors of Hercules, paralleled in the mythologies of some other lands, preserve an epitome of the history of evolution in twelve chapters; tales of heroes seeking to win damsels and having to slay dragons, preserve the drama of the soul in its quest for truth; and so on.

Earthquakes Physical phenomena such as earthquakes are generally the end-products of a chain of causation operating not only on the physical plane but also on other cosmic planes. A study of the geology of the earth’s crust as regards the lie of the rocks, the position of faults, the presence of volcanic activities, etc., may indicate the places most likely to be affected, and the relation between earthquakes and the positions of the heavenly bodies is now receiving some consideration from scientists; but they still do not recognize any connection between the cause of earthquakes and events on the mental plane of the earth. “But when they understand that there is no such thing as accident in the universe, that every event which appears to us as accident, is the effect of a force on the mental plane, then they will be able to understand why the superstitious Hindus look upon earthquakes as the effect of accumulated sins committed by men.” (Theos 6:285, "Earthquakes" by K. D. M.)

ECIS ::: European Committee for Interoperable Systems

ECIS {European Committee for Interoperable Systems}

Econet 1. One of the IGC networks. EcoNet serves individuals and organisations working for environmental preservation and sustainability. Important issues covered include: global warming, energy policy, rainforest preservation, legislative activities, water quality, toxics and environmental education. EcoNet users can send and receive private messages, including fax and telex, to and from more than 18,000 international users on the APC networks or to millions on other networks. EcoNet seeks to build coalitions and partnerships with activist and non-profit organisations to develop the use of the electronic communications medium. EcoNet provides subsidies and financial incentives to environmental organisations and committed individuals who foster the effectiveness of organisations through the use of electronic networking. FTP/Telnet: igc.apc.org. 2. A network produced by {Acorn Computers} Ltd. for the {BBC Microcomputer} and its successors.

Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer "computer" (ENIAC) The first electronic {digital computer} and an ancestor of most computers in use today. ENIAC was developed by Dr. {John Mauchly} and {J. Presper Eckert} during World War II at the Moore School of the {University of Pennsylvania}. In 1940 Dr. {John Vincent Atanasoff} attended a lecture by Mauchly and subsequently agreed to show him his binary calculator, the {Atanasoff-Berry Computer} (ABC), which was partially built between 1937-1942. Mauchly used ideas from the ABC in the design of ENIAC, which was started in June 1943 and released publicly in 1946. ENIAC was not the first digital computer, {Konrad Zuse}'s {Z3} was released in 1941. Though, like the ABC, the Z3 was {electromechanical} rather than electronic, it was freely programmable via paper tape whereas ENIAC was only programmable by manual rewiring or switches. Z3 used binary representation like modern computers whereas ENIAC used decimal like mechanical calculators. ENIAC was underwritten and its development overseen by Lieutenant Herman Goldstine of the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL). While the prime motivation for constructing the machine was to automate the wartime production of firing and bombing tables, the very first program run on ENIAC was a highly classified computation for Los Alamos. Later applications included weather prediction, cosmic ray studies, wind tunnel design, petroleum exploration, and optics. ENIAC had 20 {registers} made entirely from {vacuum tubes}. It had no other no memory as we currently understand it. The machine performed an addition in 200 {microseconds}, a multiplication in about three {milliseconds}, and a division in about 30 milliseconds. {John von Neumann}, a world-renowned mathematician serving on the BRL Scientific Advisory Committee, soon joined the developers of ENIAC and made some critical contributions. While Mauchly, Eckert and the Penn team continued on the technological problems, he, Goldstine, and others took up the logical problems. In 1947, while working on the design for the successor machine, EDVAC, von Neumann realized that ENIAC's lack of a central control unit could be overcome to obtain a rudimentary stored program computer (see the Clippinger reference below). Modifications were undertaken that eventually led to an {instruction set} of 92 "orders". {Von Neumann} also proposed the {fetch-execute cycle}. [R. F. Clippinger, "A Logical Coding System Applied to the ENIAC", Ballistic Research Laboratory Report No. 673, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, September 1948. {(http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/comphist/48eniac-coding)}]. [H. H. Goldstine, "The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann", Princeton University Press, 1972]. [K. Kempf, "Electronic Computers within the Ordnance Corps", Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 1961. {(http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/comphist/61ordnance)}]. [M. H. Weik, "The ENIAC Story", J. American Ordnance Assoc., 1961. {(http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/comphist/eniac-story.html)}]. [How "general purpose" was ENIAC, compared to Zuse's {Z3}?] (2003-10-01)

Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer ::: (computer) (ENIAC) The first electronic digital computer and an ancestor of most computers in use today. ENIAC was developed by Dr. John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert during World War II at the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania.In 1940 Dr. John Vincent Atanasoff attended a lecture by Mauchly and subsequently agreed to show him his binary calculator, the Atanasoff-Berry from the ABC in the design of ENIAC, which was started in June 1943 and released publicly in 1946.ENIAC was not the first digital computer, Konrad Zuse's Z3 was released in 1941. Though, like the ABC, the Z3 was electromechanical rather than electronic, it manual rewiring or switches. Z3 used binary representation like modern computers whereas ENIAC used decimal like mechanical calculators.ENIAC was underwritten and its development overseen by Lieutenant Herman Goldstine of the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL). While the prime prediction, cosmic ray studies, wind tunnel design, petroleum exploration, and optics.ENIAC had 20 registers made entirely from vacuum tubes. It had no other no memory as we currently understand it. The machine performed an addition in 200 microseconds, a multiplication in about three milliseconds, and a division in about 30 milliseconds.John von Neumann, a world-renowned mathematician serving on the BRL Scientific Advisory Committee, soon joined the developers of ENIAC and made some critical contributions. While Mauchly, Eckert and the Penn team continued on the technological problems, he, Goldstine, and others took up the logical problems.In 1947, while working on the design for the successor machine, EDVAC, von Neumann realized that ENIAC's lack of a central control unit could be overcome below). Modifications were undertaken that eventually led to an instruction set of 92 orders. Von Neumann also proposed the fetch-execute cycle.[R. F. Clippinger, A Logical Coding System Applied to the ENIAC, Ballistic Research Laboratory Report No. 673, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, September 1948. ].[H. H. Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, Princeton University Press, 1972].[K. Kempf, Electronic Computers within the Ordnance Corps, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 1961. ].[M. H. Weik, The ENIAC Story, J. American Ordnance Assoc., 1961. ].[How general purpose was ENIAC, compared to Zuse's Z3?](2003-10-01)

elevator controller An archetypal dumb embedded-systems application, like {toaster} (which superseded it). During one period (1983--84) in the deliberations of ANSI X3J11 (the C standardisation committee) this was the canonical example of a really stupid, memory-limited computation environment. "You can't require "printf(3)" to be part of the default run-time library - what if you're targeting an elevator controller?" Elevator controllers became important rhetorical weapons on both sides of several {holy wars}.

estrepement ::: n. --> A destructive kind of waste, committed by a tenant for life, in lands, woods, or houses.

estrepe ::: v. t. --> To strip or lay bare, as land of wood, houses, etc.; to commit waste.

European Union (EU): Is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. Committed to regional integration, the EU was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the European Economic Community.

  “Every sin committed on Earth is felt by Usanas-Sukra [Venus]. The Guru of the Daityas is the Guardian Spirit of the Earth and Men. Every change on Sukra is felt on, and reflected by, the Earth” (SD 2:30-1).

examining ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Examine ::: a. --> Having power to examine; appointed to examine; as, an examining committee.

extortion ::: n. --> The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.
The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.
That which is extorted or exacted by force.


faulter ::: n. --> One who commits a fault.

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) {(ftp://fgdc.er.usgs.gov/gdc/html/fgdc.html)}. [Summary?] (1995-03-06)

Federal Geographic Data Committee ::: (FGDC) .[Summary?] (1995-03-06)

felon ::: a. --> A person who has committed a felony.
A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.
A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.
Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.


felonious ::: a. --> Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.

FGDC {Federal Geographic Data Committee}

Fibre Channel ::: (storage, networking, communications) An ANSI standard originally intended for high-speed SANs connecting servers, disc arrays, and backup devices, also later adapted to form the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet.Development work on Fibre channel started in 1988 and it was approved by the ANSI standards committee in 1994, running at 100Mb/s. More recent innovations creating a reliable infrastructure that allows servers to share storage arrays or tape libraries.One common use of Fibre Channel SANs is for high availability databaseq clusters where two servers are connected to one highly reliable RAID array. Should one server fail, the other server can mount the array itself and continue operations with minimal downtime and loss of data.Other advanced features include the ability to have servers and hard drives seperated by hundreds of miles or to rapidly mirror data between servers and hard drives, perhaps in seperate geographic locations. (FCIA).(2003-09-27)

Fibre Channel "storage, networking, communications" An {ANSI} {standard} originally intended for high-speed {SANs} connecting {servers}, {disc arrays}, and {backup} devices, also later adapted to form the {physical layer} of {Gigabit Ethernet}. Development work on Fibre channel started in 1988 and it was approved by the ANSI standards committee in 1994, running at 100Mb/s. More recent innovations have seen the speed of Fibre Channel SANs increase to 10Gb/s. Several topologies are possible with Fibre Channel, the most popular being a number of devices attached to one (or two, for redundancy) central Fibre Channel switches, creating a reliable infrastructure that allows servers to share storage arrays or tape libraries. One common use of Fibre Channel SANs is for high availability databaseq clusters where two servers are connected to one highly reliable {RAID} array. Should one server fail, the other server can mount the array itself and continue operations with minimal {downtime} and loss of data. Other advanced features include the ability to have servers and {hard drives} seperated by hundreds of miles or to rapidly {mirror} data between servers and hard drives, perhaps in seperate geographic locations. {Fibre Channel Industry Association (http://fibrechannel.org)} (FCIA). (2003-09-27)

filicide ::: n. --> The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.

forfeit ::: n. --> Injury; wrong; mischief.
A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.
Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.


forge ::: n. 1. A special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping. v. 2. To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape. 3. To form or make, esp. by concentrated effort or energy; shape, fabricate, fashion, mould. 4. To imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; to counterfeit; to commit forgery. forged.

forgive ::: v. t. --> To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign.
To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven.
To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending.


fornicate ::: a. --> Alt. of Fornicated ::: v. i. --> To commit fornication; to have unlawful sexual intercourse.

forswear ::: v. i. --> To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
To deny upon oath.
To swear falsely; to commit perjury.


Fortran "language" (Formula Translation) The first and, for a long time, the most widely used programming language for numerical and scientific applications. The original versions lacked {recursive} procedures and {block structure} and had a line-oriented {syntax} in which certain columns had special significance. There have been a great many versions. The name is often written "FORTRAN", harking back to the days before computers were taught about lower case, but {ANSI} decreed, in about 1985 via the ANSI {FORTRAN} Technical Committee {TC}, that it should be "Fortran". See also: {Fortrash}. [Was {Fortran I} the first version?] (2000-07-07)

Fortran ::: (language) (Formula Translation) The first and, for a long time, the most widely used programming language for numerical and scientific applications. The original versions lacked recursive procedures and block structure and had a line-oriented syntax in which certain columns had special significance.There have been a great many versions.The name is often written FORTRAN, harking back to the days before computers were taught about lower case, but ANSI decreed, in about 1985 via the ANSI FORTRAN Technical Committee TC, that it should be Fortran.See also: Fortrash.[Was Fortran I the first version?](2000-07-07)

Free cash flow – The amount of cash that remains after deducting the funds a company must commit to continue operating at its planned level; net cash flows from operating activities, minus dividends, minus net capital expenditures..

FUD wars /fuhd worz/ Political posturing, intended to create {FUD}, engaged in by hardware and software vendors ostensibly committed to standardisation but actually willing to fragment the market to protect their own shares. The {Unix International} vs. {OSF} conflict is but one outstanding example. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-01)

FUD wars ::: /fuhd worz/ Political posturing, intended to create FUD, engaged in by hardware and software vendors ostensibly committed to standardisation but actually willing to fragment the market to protect their own shares. The Unix International vs. OSF conflict is but one outstanding example.[Jargon File] (1994-12-01)

GATT The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (now called the WTO or World Trade Organisation) - formed in 1947, headquarters in Geneva, and currently with 105 member countries. An international agreement committed to free multi trade through the reduction of trade barriers.

Graphics Interchange Format "graphics, file format" /gif/, occasionally /jif/ (GIF, GIF 89A) A standard for digitised {images} compressed with the {LZW} {algorithm}, defined in 1987 by {CompuServe} (CIS). Graphics Interchange Format and GIF are service marks of {CompuServe} Incorporated. This only affects use of GIF within Compuserve, and pass-through licensing for software to access them, it doesn't affect anyone else's use of GIF. It followed from a 1994 legal action by {Unisys} against CIS for violating Unisys's {LZW} {software patent}. The CompuServe Vice President has stated that "CompuServe is committed to keeping the GIF 89A specification as an open, fully-supported, non-proprietary specification for the entire on-line community including the {web}". {Filename extension}: .gif. {File format (ftp://peipa.essex.ac.uk/ipa/info/file-formats)}. {GIF89a specification (http://asterix.seas.upenn.edu/~mayer/lzw_gif/gif89a.html)}. See also {progressive coding}, {animated GIF}. (2000-09-12)

guarded ::: 1. Protected; defended. 2. Prudent, restrained or noncommittal. many-guarded

Guarded Horn Clauses "language" (GHC) A parallel dialect of {Prolog} by K. Ueda in which each {clause} has a {guard}. GHC is similar to {Parlog}. When several clauses match a {goal}, their guards are evaluated in parallel and the first clause whose guard is found to be true is used and others are rejected. It uses {committed-choice nondeterminism}. See also {FGHC}, {KL1}. (1995-05-09)

Guarded Horn Clauses ::: (language) (GHC) A parallel dialect of Prolog by K. Ueda in which each clause has a guard. GHC is similar to Parlog. When several clauses match a goal, to be true is used and others are rejected. It uses committed-choice nondeterminism.See also FGHC, KL1. (1995-05-09)

guardian ::: v. t. --> One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.
One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs. ::: a.


hacker ethic ::: (philosophy) 1. The belief that information-sharing is a powerful positive good, and that it is an ethical duty of hackers to share their expertise by writing free software and facilitating access to information and to computing resources wherever possible.2. The belief that system-cracking for fun and exploration is ethically OK as long as the cracker commits no theft, vandalism, or breach of confidentiality.Both of these normative ethical principles are widely, but by no means universally, accepted among hackers. Most hackers subscribe to the hacker ethic go further and assert that *all* information should be free and *any* proprietary control of it is bad; this is the philosophy behind the GNU project.Sense 2 is more controversial: some people consider the act of cracking itself to be unethical, like breaking and entering. But the belief that ethical how it was done and how the hole can be plugged - acting as an unpaid (and unsolicited) tiger team.The most reliable manifestation of either version of the hacker ethic is that almost all hackers are actively willing to share technical tricks, software, and reinforce a sense of community that may be hackerdom's most valuable intangible asset. (1995-12-18)

hacker ethic "philosophy" 1. The belief that information-sharing is a powerful positive good, and that it is an ethical duty of hackers to share their expertise by writing free software and facilitating access to information and to computing resources wherever possible. 2. The belief that system-cracking for fun and exploration is ethically OK as long as the cracker commits no theft, vandalism, or breach of confidentiality. Both of these normative ethical principles are widely, but by no means universally, accepted among hackers. Most hackers subscribe to the hacker ethic in sense 1, and many act on it by writing and giving away free software. A few go further and assert that *all* information should be free and *any* proprietary control of it is bad; this is the philosophy behind the {GNU} project. Sense 2 is more controversial: some people consider the act of cracking itself to be unethical, like breaking and entering. But the belief that "ethical" cracking excludes destruction at least moderates the behaviour of people who see themselves as "benign" crackers (see also {samurai}). On this view, it may be one of the highest forms of hackerly courtesy to (a) break into a system, and then (b) explain to the sysop, preferably by e-mail from a {superuser} account, exactly how it was done and how the hole can be plugged - acting as an unpaid (and unsolicited) {tiger team}. The most reliable manifestation of either version of the hacker ethic is that almost all hackers are actively willing to share technical tricks, software, and (where possible) computing resources with other hackers. Huge cooperative networks such as {Usenet}, {FidoNet} and Internet (see {Internet address}) can function without central control because of this trait; they both rely on and reinforce a sense of community that may be hackerdom's most valuable intangible asset. (1995-12-18)

Han Fei Tzu: (d. 233 B.C.) Was a pupil of Hsun Tzu. The greatest Chinese philosopher of law (fa chia), he advocated government by law and statecraft. Delegated by his native state, he appealed to the king of Chin (Shih Huang-ti) not to invade his country. At first he was cordially entertained but later was ordered to commit suicide by the premier of Chin, his former schoolmate, Li Ssu, who became jealous of him. (Han-fei Tzu, Eng. tr. by W. K. Liao: Han Fei Tzu, Complete Works.) -- W.T.C.

Haskell "language" (Named after the logician {Haskell Curry}) A {lazy} {purely functional} language largely derived from {Miranda} but with several extensions. Haskell was designed by a committee from the {functional programming} community in April 1990. It features static {polymorphic} typing, {higher-order functions}, user-defined {algebraic data types}, and {pattern-matching} {list comprehensions}. Innovations include a {class} system, systematic operator {overloading}, a {functional I/O} system, functional {arrays}, and {separate compilation}. Haskell 1.3 added many new features, including {monadic I/O}, standard libraries, {constructor classes}, {labeled fields} in datatypes, {strictness} {annotations}, an improved {module} system, and many changes to the Prelude. {Gofer} is a cut-down version of Haskell with some extra features. {Filename extension}: .hs, .lhs ({literate programming}). {(http://haskell.org/)}. ["Report on the Programming Language Haskell Version 1.1", Paul Hudak & P. Wadler eds, CS Depts, U Glasgow and Yale U., Aug 1991]. [Version 1.2: SIGPLAN Notices 27(5), Apr 1992]. {Haskell 1.3 Report (http://haskell.cs.yale.edu/haskell-report/haskell-report.html)}. Mailing list: "haskell-request@cs.yale.edu". Yale Haskell - Version 2.0.6, Haskell 1.2 built on {Common Lisp}. {(ftp://nebula.cs.yale.edu/pub/haskell/yale/)}. Glasgow Haskell (GHC) - Version 2.04 for {DEC Alpha}/{OSF}2; {HPPA1.1}/{HPUX}9,10; {SPARC}/{SunOs} 4, {Solaris} 2; {MIPS}/{Irix} 5,6; {Intel 80386}/{Linux},{Solaris} 2,{FreeBSD},{CygWin} 32; {PowerPC}/{AIX}. GHC generates {C} or {native code}. {(ftp://ftp.dcs.glasgow.ac.uk/pub/haskell/glasgow/)}. E-mail: "glasgow-haskell-request@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk". Haskell-B - Haskell 1.2 implemented in {LML}, generates {native code}. {(ftp://ftp.cs.chalmers.se/pub/haskell/chalmers/)}. E-mail: "hbc@cs.chalmers.se". (1997-06-06)

haye ::: n. --> The Egyptian asp or cobra (Naja haje.) It is related to the cobra of India, and like the latter has the power of inflating its neck into a hood. Its bite is very venomous. It is supposed to be the snake by means of whose bite Cleopatra committed suicide, and hence is sometimes called Cleopatra&

High Performance Computing and Communications ::: (HPCC) High performance computing includes scientific workstations, supercomputer systems, high speed networks, special purpose and experimental systems software with all components well integrated and linked over a high speed network.[Grand Challenges 1993: High Performance Computing and Communications, Committee on Physical, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology.]

High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) High performance computing includes scientific workstations, supercomputer systems, high speed networks, special purpose and experimental systems, the new generation of large scale parallel systems, and application and systems software with all components well integrated and linked over a high speed network. ["Grand Challenges 1993: High Performance Computing and Communications", Committee on Physical, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology.]

Huai-nan Tzu: (Liu An, Prince of Huai-nan, d. 122 B.C) Grandson of the founder of the Han dynasty, was a man of Confucian traditions with Taoist inclinations. Thousands of scholars, experts and Taoist magician-priests gathered around him. When his rebellion failed, he committed suicide, leaving Huai-nan Hung-lieh (partial Eng. tr. by E. Morgan: Tao the Great Luminant) and other works now extinct. -- W.T.C.

Hypothetical morality: In ethics, any moral imperative stated in hypothetical form. For instance, if thou dost not desire certain consequences, thou shalt not commit adultery. Kant's categorical imperative, stated in hypothetical form. See Hypothesis, Morality. -- J.K.F.

IEEE 488 ::: (hardware, standard) (GPIB, General-Purpose Interface Bus, HP-IB, Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus) An 8-bit parallel bus common on test equipment.The IEEE-488 standard was proposed by Hewlett-Packard in the late 1970s and has undergone a couple of revisions. HP documentation (including data sheets and manuals) calls it HP-IB, or Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus.It allows up to 15 intelligent devices to share a single bus, with the slowest device participating in the control and data transfer handshakes to drive the speed of the transaction. The maximum data rate is about one megabit per second.Other standards committees have adopted HP-IB (American Standards Institute with ANSI Standard MC 1.1 and International Electro-technical Commission with IEC Publication 625-1).To paraphrase from the HP 1989 Test & Measurement Catalog (the 50th Anniversary version): The HP-IB has a party-line structure wherein all devices on the bus to their functions (Data Bus, Data Byte Transfer Control Bus, General Interface Management Bus).In June 1987 the IEEE approved a new standard for programmable instruments called IEEE Std. 488.2-1987 Codes, Formats, Protocols, and Common Commands. It IEEE 488-1978 (now 488.1). HP-IB is Hewlett-Packard's implementation of IEEE 488.1. (1996-05-10)

IEEE 488 "hardware, standard" (GPIB, General-Purpose Interface Bus, HP-IB, Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus) An 8-bit parallel {bus} common on {test equipment}. The IEEE-488 standard was proposed by {Hewlett-Packard} in the late 1970s and has undergone a couple of revisions. HP documentation (including data sheets and manuals) calls it HP-IB, or Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus. It allows up to 15 intelligent devices to share a single bus, with the slowest device participating in the control and data transfer handshakes to drive the speed of the transaction. The maximum data rate is about one {megabit} per second. Other standards committees have adopted HP-IB (American Standards Institute with ANSI Standard MC 1.1 and International Electro-technical Commission with IEC Publication 625-1). To paraphrase from the HP 1989 Test & Measurement Catalog (the 50th Anniversary version): The HP-IB has a party-line structure wherein all devices on the bus are connected in parallel. The 16 signal lines within the passive interconnecting HP-IB (IEEE-488) cable are grouped into three clusters according to their functions (Data Bus, Data Byte Transfer Control Bus, General Interface Management Bus). In June 1987 the IEEE approved a new standard for programmable instruments called IEEE Std. 488.2-1987 Codes, Formats, Protocols, and Common Commands. It works with the IEEE Standard Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation, IEEE 488-1978 (now 488.1). HP-IB is Hewlett-Packard's implementation of IEEE 488.1. (1996-05-10)

IEEE 802.3u "networking, standard" The {IEEE} committee working on standards for {Fast Ethernet}. (1998-06-30)

IEEE 802.3u ::: (networking, standard) The IEEE committee working on standards for Fast Ethernet. (1998-06-30)

IEEE 802.3z "networking, standard" The {IEEE} committee working on standards for {Gigabit Ethernet}. (1998-06-30)

IEEE 802.3z ::: (networking, standard) The IEEE committee working on standards for Gigabit Ethernet. (1998-06-30)

infanticide ::: n. --> The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.
One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant.


Information Infrastructure Task Force "networking, body" (IITF) A US government body created in 1993 by President Clinton to control and oversee the {NII} project. The IITF consists of representatives of the federal agencies involved in information technology. They work with the private sector to develop policy. Various IITF committees work on telecommunications, {IPR}, {privacy}, government information and applications. In 2013, the IITF does not appear to have any presence on the {WWW}, which strongly suggests that it no longer exists (or that it is pretty out of touch with modern information infrastructure). {(http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/Information_Infrastructure_Task_Force)}. [Did it ever achieve anything? What happened to it?] (2013-11-16)

inspector ::: n. --> One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer.

institution ::: n. --> The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
Instruction; education.
The act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice, by which the care of souls is committed to his charge.
That which instituted or established
Established order, method, or custom; enactment;


intendancy ::: n. --> The office or employment of an intendant.
A territorial district committed to the charge of an intendant.


International accounting standards (IAS) – A set of international accounting and reporting standards that will help to har­monize company financial information, improve the transparency of accounting, and ensure that investors receive more accurate and con­sistent reports. Statements of International Accounting Standards issued by the Board of the International accounting standards committee (IASC) between 1973 and 2001 are designated International Accounting Standards.

International Standard "standard" The series of {standards} from {ISO} and its subcommitees. [List? Text?] (1995-04-21)

International Standard ::: (standard) The series of standards from ISO and its subcommitees.[List? Text?] (1995-04-21)

intrust ::: v. t. --> To deliver (something) to another in trust; to deliver to (another) something in trust; to commit or surrender (something) to another with a certain confidence regarding his care, use, or disposal of it; as, to intrust a servant with one&

Investing ::: is the act of committing money or capital to an endeavor (a business, project, real estate, etc.), with the expectation of obtaining an additional income or profit. Investing also can include the amount of time you put into the study of a prospective company.

JNT Association "company" A non-profit company funded by the UK's advisory committee to manage and develop the UK national research network backbone. In 1970, the {United Kingdom Computer Board} commissioned Professor Mike Wells to report on UK university networking. As a result, on 1976-11-01, the Network Unit was created which in turn led to the creation in 1979 of a full-time Joint Network Team (JNT) and in 1982 to the creation of {JANET}. On 1993-12-10, the JNT Association was formed to develop and manage JANET for the education and research community. {ICANN wiki entry (http://icannwiki.com/UKERNA)}. (2016-04-12)

John von Neumann "person" /jon von noy'mahn/ Born 1903-12-28, died 1957-02-08. A Hungarian-born mathematician who did pioneering work in quantum physics, game theory, and {computer science}. He contributed to the USA's Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bomb. von Neumann was invited to Princeton University in 1930, and was a mathematics professor at the {Institute for Advanced Studies} from its formation in 1933 until his death. From 1936 to 1938 {Alan Turing} was a visitor at the Institute and completed a Ph.D. dissertation under von Neumann's supervision. This visit occurred shortly after Turing's publication of his 1934 paper "On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem" which involved the concepts of logical design and the universal machine. von Neumann must have known of Turing's ideas but it is not clear whether he applied them to the design of the IAS Machine ten years later. While serving on the BRL Scientific Advisory Committee, von Neumann joined the developers of {ENIAC} and made some critical contributions. In 1947, while working on the design for the successor machine, {EDVAC}, von Neumann realized that ENIAC's lack of a centralized control unit could be overcome to obtain a rudimentary stored program computer. He also proposed the {fetch-execute cycle}. His ideas led to what is now often called the {von Neumann architecture}. {(http://sis.pitt.edu/~mbsclass/is2000/hall_of_fame/vonneuma.htm)}. {(http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/VonNeumann.html)}. {(http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/comphist/54nord/)}. (2004-01-14)

John von Neumann ::: (person) /jon von noy'mahn/ Born 1903-12-28, died 1957-02-08.A Hungarian-born mathematician who did pioneering work in quantum physics, game theory, and computer science. He contributed to the USA's Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bomb. von Neumann was invited to Princeton University in 1930, and was a mathematics professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies from its formation in 1933 until his death.From 1936 to 1938 Alan Turing was a visitor at the Institute and completed a Ph.D. dissertation under von Neumann's supervision. This visit occurred shortly but it is not clear whether he applied them to the design of the IAS Machine ten years later.While serving on the BRL Scientific Advisory Committee, von Neumann joined the developers of ENIAC and made some critical contributions. In 1947, while working rudimentary stored program computer. He also proposed the fetch-execute cycle. His ideas led to what is now often called the von Neumann architecture. . . .(2004-01-14)

John von Neumann ::: (person) /jon von noy'mahn/ Born 1903-12-28, died 1957-02-08.A Hungarian-born mathematician who did pioneering work in quantum physics, game theory, and computer science. He contributed to the USA's Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bomb.von Neumann was invited to Princeton University in 1930, and was a mathematics professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies from its formation in 1933 until his death.From 1936 to 1938 Alan Turing was a visitor at the Institute and completed a Ph.D. dissertation under von Neumann's supervision. This visit occurred shortly but it is not clear whether he applied them to the design of the IAS Machine ten years later.While serving on the BRL Scientific Advisory Committee, von Neumann joined the developers of ENIAC and made some critical contributions. In 1947, while working rudimentary stored program computer. He also proposed the fetch-execute cycle. His ideas led to what is now often called the von Neumann architecture. . . .(2004-01-14)

Joint Photographic Experts Group ::: (image, body, file format, standard) (JPEG) The original name of the committee that designed the standard image compression algorithm. JPEG is compressing those types of images are being worked on by other committees, named JBIG and MPEG. .Filename extension: .jpg, .jpeg.See also PJPEG.(2000-09-11)

Joint Photographic Experts Group "image, body, file format, standard" (JPEG) The original name of the committee that designed the standard {image} {compression} {algorithm}. JPEG is designed for compressing either {full-colour} or {grey-scale} {digital} images of "natural", real-world scenes. It does not work so well on non-realistic images, such as cartoons or line drawings. JPEG does not handle compression of black-and-white (1 bit-per-pixel) images or {moving pictures}. Standards for compressing those types of images are being worked on by other committees, named {JBIG} and {MPEG}. {(http://jpeg.org/)}. {Filename extension}: .jpg, .jpeg. See also {PJPEG}. (2000-09-11)

Joint Technical Committee "standard, body" (JTC) A {standards} body straddling {ISO} and {IEC}. (1995-04-21)

Joint Technical Committee ::: (standard, body) (JTC) A standards body straddling ISO and IEC. (1995-04-21)

JTC "standard, body" {Joint Technical Committee}.

JTC ::: (standard, body) Joint Technical Committee.

judiciary ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding. ::: n. --> That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on the

jury ::: a. --> For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest.
A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize.


K&R C ::: (language) (C Classic) The C programming language as defined in the first edition of K&R, with some small additions. The name C Classic, a play on Coke Classic, came into use while ANSI C was being standardised by the ANSI X3J11 committee.See also classic.[Jargon File](2006-09-26)

K&R C "language" (C Classic) The {C} programming language as defined in the first edition of {K&R}, with some small additions. The name "C Classic", a play on "Coke Classic", came into use while {ANSI C} was being standardised by the {ANSI X3J11} committee. See also {classic}. [{Jargon File}] (2006-09-26)

larcenist ::: n. --> One who commits larceny.

larcenous ::: a. --> Having the character of larceny; as, a larcenous act; committing larceny.

leze majesty ::: --> Any crime committed against the sovereign power.

Line of credit - Bank's commitment to make loans to a company for a specified maximum amount for a given period of time, typically one year. There is usually no commitment fee charged on the unused line. However, a compensating balance requirement often exists.

malefactor ::: n. --> An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal.


manslayer ::: n. --> One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.

Manufacturer Resource Planning "application" (MRP II) A system based on {MRP} which allows manufacturers to optimise materials, procurement, manufacturing processes, etc., and provide financial and planning reports. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, manufacturers integrated MRP and other manufacturing and business functions. This renaissance is commonly known as Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II). According to the American Production and Inventory Control Society, Inc. (APICS), MRP II is a method for the effective planning of all resources of a manufacturing company. Ideally, it addresses operational planning in units, financial planning in dollars, and has a simulation capability to answer "what if" questions. It includes business planning, sales and operations planning, production scheduling, material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning, and the execution support systems for capacity and material. Output from these systems is integrated with financial reports such as the business plan, purchase commitment report, shipping budget, and inventory projections in dollars. Manufacturing resource planning is a direct outgrowth and extension of closed-loop MRP. See also {Enterprise Resource Planning}, {SAP} R/2, R/3, and {Baan}. (1999-02-16)

memorize ::: v. t. --> To cause to be remembered ; hence, to record.
To commit to memory; to learn by heart.


metachronism ::: n. --> An error committed in chronology by placing an event after its real time.

minutes ::: the record of the proceedings at a meeting of an assembly, corporate body, society, company, committee, or the like.

misdo ::: v. --> To do wrongly.
To do wrong to; to illtreat. ::: v. i. --> To do wrong; to commit a fault.


mittimus ::: n. --> A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of commitment to prison.
A writ for removing records from one court to another.


Moving Picture Experts Group "compression, standard, algorithm, file format, body" (MPEG, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11) An {ISO} committee that generates {standards} for digital {video compression} and audio. Also the name of their {algorithms}. {MPEG-1} is optimised for {CD-ROM} and is the basis for {MP3}. {MPEG-2} is aimed at {broadcast quality video} for applications such as {digital television} {set-top boxes} and {DVD}. {MPEG-4} is a standard for low {bandwidth} {video telephony} and {multimedia} on the {web}. MPEG-3 was merged into MPEG-2. {(http://cselt.it/mpeg/)}. {MPEG.org (http://mpeg.org/)}. {MPEG decoder (ftp://toe.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/multimedia/mpeg/)}. {MPEG routines (ftp://ftp.mni.mcgill.ca/pub/mpeg/)}. (2000-05-31)

Moving Picture Experts Group ::: (compression, standard, algorithm, file format, body) (MPEG, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11) An ISO committee that generates standards for digital video compression and audio. Also the name of their algorithms.MPEG-1 is optimised for CD-ROM and is the basis for MP3. MPEG-2 is aimed at broadcast quality video for applications such as digital television set-top boxes and DVD. MPEG-4 is a standard for low bandwidth video telephony and multimedia on the World-Wide Web. MPEG-3 was merged into MPEG-2. .(2000-05-31)

murderess ::: n. --> A woman who commits murder.

National Television Standards Committee "electronics" (NTSC) The body defining the television video signal format used in the USA. The UK equivalent is {PAL}. Also, humorously, "Never Twice the Same Colour". (1997-07-17)

National Television Standards Committee ::: (electronics) (NTSC) The body defining the television video signal format used in the USA. The UK equivalent is PAL.Also, humorously, Never Twice the Same Colour. (1997-07-17)

neutrality ::: the state or position of being impartial or not allied with or committed to either party or viewpoint in a conflict, especially a war or armed conflict.

noncommittal ::: n. --> A state of not being committed or pledged; forbearance or refusal to commit one&

Non causa pro causa, or false cause, is the fallacy, incident to the method of proof by reductio ad absurdum (q. v.), when a contradiction has been deduced from a number of assumptions, of inferring the negation of one of the assumptions, say M, where actually it is one or more of the other assumptions which are false and the contradiction could have been deduced without use of M. This fallacy was committed, e.g., by Burali-Forti in his paper of 1897 (see Paradoxes, logical) when he inferred the existence of ordinal numbers a, b such that a is neither less than, equal to, nor greater than b, upon having deduced what is now known as Burali-Forti's paradox from the contrary assumption he had used without question the assumption that there is a class of all ordinal numbers. -- A.C.

NTSC {National Television Standards Committee}

Object Management Group "body" (OMG) A consortium aimed at setting {standards} in {object-oriented programming}. In 1989, this consortium, which included {IBM Corporation}, {Apple Computer Inc.} and {Sun Microsystems Inc.}, mobilised to create a cross-compatible distributed object standard. The goal was a common binary object with methods and data that work using all types of development environments on all types of platforms. Using a committee of organisations, OMG set out to create the first {Common Object Request Broker Architecture} (CORBA) standard which appeared in 1991. As of February 1998, the latest standard is CORBA 2.2. {(http://omg.org/)}. [David S. Linthicum, DBMS, January 1997] (1999-02-02)

odfend ::: v. i. --> To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime; to stumble; to sin.
To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.


ontology ::: 1. (philosophy) A systematic account of Existence.2. (artificial intelligence) (From philosophy) An explicit formal specification of how to represent the objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them.For AI systems, what exists is that which can be represented. When the knowledge about a domain is represented in a declarative language, the set of interpretation and well-formed use of these terms. Formally, an ontology is the statement of a logical theory.A set of agents that share the same ontology will be able to communicate about a domain of discourse without necessarily operating on a globally shared theory. consistent with the definitions in the ontology. The idea of ontological commitment is based on the Knowledge-Level perspective.3. (information science) The hierarchical structuring of knowledge about things by subcategorising them according to their essential (or at least the previous senses of ontology (above) which has become common in discussions about the difficulty of maintaining subject indices. (1997-04-09)

ontology 1. "philosophy" A systematic account of Existence. 2. "artificial intelligence" (From philosophy) An explicit formal specification of how to represent the objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them. For {AI} systems, what "exists" is that which can be represented. When the {knowledge} about a {domain} is represented in a {declarative language}, the set of objects that can be represented is called the {universe of discourse}. We can describe the ontology of a program by defining a set of representational terms. Definitions associate the names of entities in the {universe of discourse} (e.g. classes, relations, functions or other objects) with human-readable text describing what the names mean, and formal {axioms} that constrain the interpretation and well-formed use of these terms. Formally, an ontology is the statement of a {logical theory}. A set of {agents} that share the same ontology will be able to communicate about a domain of discourse without necessarily operating on a globally shared theory. We say that an agent commits to an ontology if its observable actions are consistent with the definitions in the ontology. The idea of ontological commitment is based on the {Knowledge-Level} perspective. 3. "information science" The hierarchical structuring of knowledge about things by subcategorising them according to their essential (or at least relevant and/or cognitive) qualities. See {subject index}. This is an extension of the previous senses of "ontology" (above) which has become common in discussions about the difficulty of maintaining {subject indices}. (1997-04-09)

OpenDocument "file format, standard" (ODF, ISO/IEC 26300, OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications) An {XML} {file format} for {office} documents, such as {spreadsheets}, charts, presentations, databases and {word processing}. OpenDocument was developed by the Open Office XML technical committee of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards ({OASIS}) consortium. It is based on the XML format originally created and implemented by the {OpenOffice.org} {office suite}. OpenDocument is an open standard, i.e. freely available and implementable. Compare {OOXML}. (2007-09-19)

Open item - A contracted or scheduled commitment that has not yet been reflected in the accounts but will lead to expenditures at some future date.

pardoned, to whom God has committed the

parish ::: n. --> That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.
An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live.


Parlog ::: Clark & Gregory, Imperial College 1983. An AND-parallel Prolog, with guards and committed choice nondeterminism (don't care nondeterminism). Shallow backtracking only.Implementations: MacParlog and PC-Parlog from Parallel Logic Programming Ltd., Box 49 Twickenham TW2 5PH, UK.See also SPM. . E-mail: .[Parlog: A Parallel Logic Programming Language, K.L. Clark and S. Gregory, Imperial College, London, May 1983]. (Parlog83, in which the ouput mechanism was assignment).[Parallel Logic Programming in PARLOG, The Language and Its Implementation, S. Gregory, A-W 1987]. (Parlog86, in which the output mechanism was unification, as in GHC). (See Strand).

Parlog Clark & Gregory, Imperial College 1983. An {AND-parallel} {Prolog}, with {guards} and {committed choice nondeterminism} ({don't care nondeterminism}). {Shallow backtracking} only. Implementations: MacParlog and PC-Parlog from Parallel Logic Programming Ltd., Box 49 Twickenham TW2 5PH, UK. See also {SPM}. {(ftp://ftp.inria.fr/lang/Parlog.tar.Z)}. E-mail: "parlog@doc.ic.ac.uk". ["Parlog: A Parallel Logic Programming Language", K.L. Clark and S. Gregory, Imperial College, London, May 1983]. ("Parlog83", in which the ouput mechanism was assignment). ["Parallel Logic Programming in PARLOG, The Language and Its Implementation", S. Gregory, A-W 1987]. ("Parlog86", in which the output mechanism was unification, as in {GHC}). (See {Strand}).

penance ::: n. --> Repentance.
Pain; sorrow; suffering.
A means of repairing a sin committed, and obtaining pardon for it, consisting partly in the performance of expiatory rites, partly in voluntary submission to a punishment corresponding to the transgression. Penance is the fourth of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.


permiss ::: n. --> A permitted choice; a rhetorical figure in which a thing is committed to the decision of one&

permit ::: v. t. --> To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
To grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive.
To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit. ::: v. i.


perpetrate ::: v. t. --> To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed.

perpetrator ::: n. --> One who perpetrates; esp., one who commits an offense or crime.

Perry, Ralph Barton: (1876-) Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He was one of the founders of the new realist movement His classic biography of William James won the Pulitzer Prize for 1936. During the first World War he served as a major with the War Department Committee on Education and Special Training and this service has evidenced itself in his fervent advocacy of militant democracy. Among his works are Present Philosophical Tendencies, Philosophy of the Recent Past, General Theory of Value, 1926; Thought and Character of Wm. James, 2 vols., 1935; Shall Not Pertsh From the Earth, 1941. See Neo-Realism. -- L.E.D.

Pilot European Image Processing Archive (PEIPA) An archive devoted to {image processing}, {computer vision}, and {computer graphics}. It includes software, images, reference material, and miscellaneous goodies. The archive is funded by the {British Machine Vision Association} (BMVA) and the {University of Essex} and is closely associated with the {Pixel} {mailing list} and Technical Committee 5 (Benchmarking and Software) of the {IAPR}. {(http://peipa.essex.ac.uk/)}.

Pilot European Image Processing Archive ::: (PEIPA) An archive devoted to image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics. It includes software, images, reference material, and miscellaneous goodies.The archive is funded by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) and the University of Essex and is closely associated with the Pixel mailing list and Technical Committee 5 (Benchmarking and Software) of the IAPR. .

plagiary ::: v. i. --> To commit plagiarism. ::: n. --> A manstealer; a kidnaper.
One who purloins another&


Plath, Sylvia: (1932-1963) An American poet and writer. She is the author of The Bell Jar. She was married to Ted Hughes and committed suicide.

Pledge 1. the transfer or commitment of a specific asset or set of assets being used as collateral to secure payment relating to a debt obligation. For example, when a firm/individual pledges securities to a lender for a loan that is then secured by the owner of those pledged securities. Or 2. the deposit and/or the placing of some personal property/assets as security for a specific debt or other specific obligation with another person is called a pledgee. The pledgee then has the power to sell the specific property or asset if the debt is subsequently not paid in full. When the debt is paid in full, the right to the possession of the property or asset return to the original pledgor. Or, 3. a pledge may be a oral or written agreement to contribute cash or assets to some activity.

post-disseizin ::: n. --> A subsequent disseizin committed by one of lands which the disseizee had before recovered of the same disseizor; a writ founded on such subsequent disseizin, now abolished.

prison ::: n. --> A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority. ::: v. t.


product rule: A theorem in differentiation that provides an easy way to differentiate the product of two functions. It can be easily proven from first principles and can be easily extended to cases covering the product of three or more functions. It is also easy enough to remember for most without resorting to commiting the following symbols to memory.

prudential ::: a. --> Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by, prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or influences; as, prudential motives.
Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory; superintending or executive; as, a prudential committee. ::: n.


Psychology: (Gr. psyche, mind or soul + logos, law) The science of the mind, its functions, structure and behavioral effects. In Aristotle, the science of mind, (De Anima), emphasizes mental functionsl; the Scholastics employed a faculty psychology. In Hume and the Mills, study of the data of conscious experience, termed association psychology. In Freud, the study of the unconscious (depth psychology). In behaviorism, the physiological study of physical and chemical responses. In Gestalt psychology, the study of organized psychic activity, .revealing the mind's tendency toward the completion of patterns. Since Kant, psychology has been able to establish itself as an empirical, natural science without a priori metaphysical or theological commitments. The German romanticists (q.v.) and Hegel, who had developed a metaphysical psychology, had turned to cultural history to illustrate their theories of how the mind, conceived as an absolute, must manifest itself. Empirically they have suggested a possible field of exploration for the psychologist, namely, the study of mind in its cultural effects, viz. works of art, science, religion, social organization, etc. which are customarily studied by anthropologists in the case of "primitive" peoples. But it would be as difficult to separate anthropology from social psychology as to sharply distinguish so-called "primitive" peoples from "civilized" ones.

purgatory ::: a. --> Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory. ::: n. --> A state or place of purification after death; according to the Roman Catholic creed, a place, or a state believed to exist after death, in which the souls of persons are purified by expiating such offenses committed in this life as do not merit eternal damnation,

Quakerism: The name given to that Christian group officially known as the Society of Friends founded by George Fox (1624-1691). Central principles include: guidance by an inner light (q.v.); freedom from institutional or outward sanctions; the sanctity of silence (q.v.); the simplicity of living; and, commitment to peaceful social relations. Three American groups are: orthodox, Hicksites (liberal) and Wilburites (formalists).

Quakerism: The name given to that Christian group officially known at the Society of Friends founded by George Fox (1624-1691). Central principles include: guidance by an inner light, freedom from institutional or outward sanctions, the sanctity of silence, the simplicity of living; and, commitment to peaceful social relations. Three American groups are: orthodox, Hicksites (liberal) and Wilburites (formalists). -- V.F.

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ravage ::: n. --> Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.
To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.


Real Soon Now ::: (RSN) [Originally from SF's fanzine community, popularised by Jerry Pournelle's column in BYTE] 1. Supposed to be available (or fixed, or cheap, or whatever) real soon now according to somebody, but the speaker is quite skeptical.2. When one's gods, fates, or other time commitments permit one to get to it (in other words, don't hold your breath).[Jargon File]

recommitment ::: n. --> Alt. of Recommittal

recommittal ::: n. --> A second or renewed commitment; a renewed reference to a committee.

recommit ::: v. t. --> To commit again; to give back into keeping; specifically, to refer again to a committee; as, to recommit a bill to the same committee.

Rebirth ::: In former times the doctrine used to pass in Europe under the grotesque name of transmigration which brought with it to theWestern mind the humorous image of the soul of Pythagoras migrating, a haphazard bird of passage, from the human form divine into the body of a guinea-pig or an ass. The philosophical appreciation of the theory expressed itself in the admirable but rather unmanageable Greek word, metempsychosis, which means the insouling of a new body by the same psychic individual. The Greek tongue is always happy in its marriage of thought and word and a better expression could not be found; but forced into English speech the word becomes merely long and pedantic without any memory of its subtle Greek sense and has to be abandoned. Reincarnation is the now popular term, but the idea in the word leans to the gross or external view of the fact and begs many questions. I
   refer "rebirth", for it renders the sense of the wide, colourless, but sufficient Sanskrit term, punarjanma, "again-birth", and commits us to nothing but the fundamental idea which is the essence and life of the doctrine.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 259


receive ::: v. t. --> To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.
Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.
To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give


recitation ::: n. --> The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.
The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.


recite ::: v. t. --> To repeat, as something already prepared, written down, committed to memory, or the like; to deliver from a written or printed document, or from recollection; to rehearse; as, to recite the words of an author, or of a deed or covenant.
To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage.
To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.


recommend ::: v. t. --> To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another&

recording ::: that records, sets down in writing or commits to memory for the purpose of preserving information.

record ::: v. t. --> To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.


refer ::: v. t. --> To carry or send back.
Hence: To send or direct away; to send or direct elsewhere, as for treatment, aid, information, decision, etc.; to make over, or pass over, to another; as, to refer a student to an author; to refer a beggar to an officer; to refer a bill to a committee; a court refers a matter of fact to a commissioner for investigation, or refers a question of law to a superior tribunal.
To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to


regicidal ::: a. --> Pertaining to regicide, or to one committing it; having the nature of, or resembling, regicide.

REGTRAL ::: Mentioned in Attribute Grammars, LNCS 323, p.108.Relational Language. Clark & Gregory. First parallel logic language to use the concept of committed choice. Forerunner of PARLOG. A Relational Language for Parallel Programming, K.L. Clark et al, Proc ACM Conf on Functional Prog Langs and Comp Arch, pp.171-178, ACM 1981.

REGTRAL Mentioned in Attribute Grammars, LNCS 323, p.108. Relational Language. Clark & Gregory. First parallel logic language to use the concept of committed choice. Forerunner of PARLOG. "A Relational Language for Parallel Programming", K.L. Clark et al, Proc ACM Conf on Functional Prog Langs and Comp Arch, pp.171-178, ACM 1981.

Reincarnation ::: Reincarnation is the now popular term, but the idea in the word leans to the gross or external view of the fact and begs many questions. I
   refer "rebirth", for it renders the sense of the wide, colourless, but sufficient Sanskrit term, punarjanma, "again-birth", and commits us to nothing but the fundamental idea which is the essence and life of the doctrine.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 259


remand ::: v. t. --> To recommit; to send back. ::: n. --> The act of remanding; the order for recommitment.

remorse ::: n. --> The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one&

report ::: v. t. --> To refer.
To bring back, as an answer; to announce in return; to relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate; as, a messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the committee reported progress.
To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
To give an official account or statement of; as, a


Request For Comments "standard" (RFC) One of a series, begun in 1969, of numbered {Internet} informational documents and {standards} widely followed by commercial software and {freeware} in the {Internet} and {Unix} communities. Few RFCs are standards but all Internet standards are recorded in RFCs. Perhaps the single most influential RFC has been {RFC 822}, the Internet {electronic mail} format standard. The RFCs are unusual in that they are floated by technical experts acting on their own initiative and reviewed by the Internet at large, rather than formally promulgated through an institution such as {ANSI}. For this reason, they remain known as RFCs even once adopted as standards. The RFC tradition of pragmatic, experience-driven, after-the-fact standard writing done by individuals or small working groups has important advantages over the more formal, committee-driven process typical of {ANSI} or {ISO}. Emblematic of some of these advantages is the existence of a flourishing tradition of "joke" RFCs; usually at least one a year is published, usually on April 1st. Well-known joke RFCs have included 527 ("ARPAWOCKY", R. Merryman, UCSD; 22 June 1973), 748 ("Telnet Randomly-Lose Option", Mark R. Crispin; 1 April 1978), and 1149 ("A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers", D. Waitzman, BBN STC; 1 April 1990). The first was a Lewis Carroll pastiche; the second a parody of the {TCP/IP} documentation style, and the third a deadpan skewering of standards-document legalese, describing protocols for transmitting Internet data packets by carrier pigeon. The RFCs are most remarkable for how well they work - they manage to have neither the ambiguities that are usually rife in informal specifications, nor the committee-perpetrated {misfeatures} that often haunt formal standards, and they define a network that has grown to truly worldwide proportions. {rfc.net (http://rfc.net/)}. {W3 (http://w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/Archives/RFC_sites.html)}. {JANET UK FTP (ftp://nic.ja.net/pub/newsfiles/JIPS/rfc)}. {Imperial College, UK FTP (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/rfc/)}. {Nexor UK (http://nexor.com/public/rfc/index/rfc.html)}. {Ohio State U (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html)}. See also {For Your Information}, {STD}. (1997-11-10)

Request For Comments ::: (standard) (RFC) One of a series, begun in 1969, of numbered Internet informational documents and standards widely followed by commercial software and Internet standards are recorded in RFCs. Perhaps the single most influential RFC has been RFC 822, the Internet electronic mail format standard.The RFCs are unusual in that they are floated by technical experts acting on their own initiative and reviewed by the Internet at large, rather than formally promulgated through an institution such as ANSI. For this reason, they remain known as RFCs even once adopted as standards.The RFC tradition of pragmatic, experience-driven, after-the-fact standard writing done by individuals or small working groups has important advantages over the more formal, committee-driven process typical of ANSI or ISO.Emblematic of some of these advantages is the existence of a flourishing tradition of joke RFCs; usually at least one a year is published, usually on deadpan skewering of standards-document legalese, describing protocols for transmitting Internet data packets by carrier pigeon.The RFCs are most remarkable for how well they work - they manage to have neither the ambiguities that are usually rife in informal specifications, nor the committee-perpetrated misfeatures that often haunt formal standards, and they define a network that has grown to truly worldwide proportions. . . . .See also For Your Information, STD. (1997-11-10)

resign ::: v. t. --> To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively.
To relinquish; to abandon.
To commit to the care of; to consign.


Ri-thlen (East Indian) Snake-keeping; “a terrible kind of sorcery practised at Cherrapoonjee in the Khasi-Hills. . . . As the legend tells us: ages ago a thlen (serpent-dragon) which inhabited a cavern and devoured men and cattle was put to death by a local St. George, and cut to pieces, every piece being sent out to a different district to be burnt. But the piece received by the Khasis was preserved by them and became a kind of household god, and their descendants developed into Ri-thlens or ‘snake-keepers,’ for the piece they preserved grew into a dragon (thlen) and ever since has obsessed certain Brahmin families of that district. To acquire the good grace of their thlen and save their own lives, these ‘keepers’ have often to commit murders of women and children, from whose bodies they cut out the toe and finger nails, which they bring to their thlen, and thus indulge in a number of black magic practices connected with sorcery and necromancy” (TG 278-9).

rollback "database" Reverting data in a {database} to an earlier state, usually in response to an error or aborted operation. In a {transaction} based database system, transactions are considered {atomic}. If an error occurs while performing a transaction, the database is automatically rolled back to the state at the previous {commit}. Rollback may also be performed by an explicit rollback transaction. (2000-01-15)

rollback ::: (database) Reverting data in a database to an earlier state, usually in response to an error or aborted operation.In a transaction based database system, transactions are considered atomic. If an error occurs while performing a transaction, the database is automatically rolled back to the state at the previous commit.Rollback may also be performed by an explicit rollback transaction.(2000-01-15)

sahityasmr.ti (sahityasmriti) ::: literary memory, the ability to recall sahityasmrti passages of poetry or other literature "not by effort to remember . . . but by inspiration" or any action of a "higher memory" by which "things are . . . remembered permanently without committing them to heart".

sake ::: n. --> Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man&

SAML "security" An {XML} framework for communicating user {authentication}, {entitlement}, and attribute information, developed by the Security Services Technical Committee of {OASIS}. SAML supports {federation}, allowing business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes and entitlements of a subject (an entity that is often a human user) to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application. (2011-05-12)

SC "body" Subcommittee (of {ISO}, {JTC}?).

SC ::: (body) Subcommittee (of ISO, JTC?).

schoolship ::: n. --> A vessel employed as a nautical training school, in which naval apprentices receive their education at the expense of the state, and are trained for service as sailors. Also, a vessel used as a reform school to which boys are committed by the courts to be disciplined, and instructed as mariners.

scrutiny ::: n. --> Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.
An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.
A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written.
An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll.


Secured - An obligation that is backed by a commitment of collateral. This is the opposite of being unsecured.

septembrist ::: n. --> An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d of September, 1792.

sequestrator ::: n. --> One who sequesters property, or takes the possession of it for a time, to satisfy a demand out of its rents or profits.
One to whom the keeping of sequestered property is committed.


shoplifting ::: n. --> Larceny committed in a shop; the stealing of anything from a shop.

sin ::: n. 1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate. 2. Any reprehensible action, behaviour, etc.; serious fault or offence. Sin, sins. *v. *3. To commit a sinful act.

solecist ::: n. --> One who commits a solecism.

solecize ::: v. i. --> To commit a solecism.

southcottian ::: n. --> A follower of Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), an Englishwoman who, professing to have received a miraculous calling, preached and prophesied, and committed many impious absurdities.

Sruti means that which is “heard” or received as direct oral revelation from a superior being, considered by orthodox Hindus to be equally holy to smriti; yet in ancient times the most sacred and secret teachings were never committed to writing but were invariably passed on from teacher to pupil with “mouth at ear” and at “low breath,” whether among the Egyptians, Persians, Chaldeans, Greeks, Romans, Druids, Chinese, or Hindus.

stumble ::: n. 1. A false step, trip, or blunder. 2. v. To trip or fall while walking or running. 3. To walk or go unsteadily. 4. To make mistakes or hesitate in speech or actions. 5. To come across by accident or chance. 6. Fig. To commit a grave mistake or sin. stumbles, stumbled, stumbling, stumblings.

supernatural, and that was the golden snare I did not wish to be caught in. Without committing

Sutra (Sanskrit) Sūtra [from siv to sew] A string, thread; the sutras are strings of rules or aphorisms written in verse form, composed in terse and symbolic language with the obvious intention of their being committed to memory. This was a favorite form among the Hindus, as among all ancient peoples, of imbodying and transmitting rules of ancient religious and philosophic thought. There are sutras written upon almost every subject, but the sutras commonly signify those connected with the Vedas, of which there are three kinds: the Kalpa-sutras (rules of ritual); the grihya-sutras (domestic rules) treating of ordinary family rites such as marriage, birth, name-giving, etc.; and the Samayacharika-sutras which treat of customs and temporal duties. The Kalpa-sutras belong to the class of writings called Srutis (heard or revealed); while the other two types of sutras belong to the Smritis (remembered), carried traditionally from generation to generation by word of mouth.

terrorism ::: n. --> The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation.
The practise of coercing governments to accede to political demands by committing violence on civilian targets; any similar use of violence to achieve goals.


Teshuvah (&

The exact duration of the rounds or the root-races has never been given out; and the geologists are not inclined to commit themselves definitely in regard to the length of their eras and periods. But there is no doubt of the actuality of the serial events or cyclic repetitions and of the order in which they occur, irrespective of the number of years that may be assigned to them.

The exoteric literature of Orphism is scanty, while the esoteric teachings were never committed to writing. Outside of the Orphic Tablets and Orphic Hymns, no original material has been discovered to date. Scholars judging from the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, have held that the Eleusinian Mystery-drama was based solely on the story of Persephone; but later researches indicate that, under the influence of Epimenides and Onomakritos, both deep students of Orphism, the Orphic Mystery tale of Zagreus-Dionysos was incorporated in the Eleusian ritual, the divine son Iacchos becoming thus identified with the Orphic god-man, Zagreus-Dionysos.

  “The higher and the lower Manas are one . . . and yet they are not — and that is the great mystery. The Higher Manas or Ego is essentially divine, and therefore pure; no stain can pollute it, as no punishment can reach it, per se, the more so since it is innocent of, and takes no part in, the deliberate transactions of its Lower Ego. Yet by the very fact that, though dual and during life the Higher is distinct from the Lower, ‘the Father and Son’ are one, and because that in reuniting with the parent Ego, the Lower Soul fastens upon and impresses upon it all its bad as well as good actions — both have to suffer, the Higher Ego, though innocent and without blemish, has to bear the punishment of the misdeeds committed by the lower Self together with it in their future incarnation. The whole doctrine of atonement is built upon this old esoteric tenet; for the Higher Ego is the antitype of that which is on this earth the type, namely, the personality” (TBL 55-6).

The later thinkers commonly referred to in the histories as Hegelians fall mainly into two groups. One is the group more or less indifferent to the method of Hegel and interested primarily in the ramifications of his doctrine; the other is the group committed in principle to the method, to its "negativity" and not to its categories, and concerned by its means to build independently. The early Hegelians in Germany belong to the former group; outstanding representatives of the latter are the recent British and American philosophers sometimes called neo-Hegelians.

The relation between the atonement and the intellectual and moral evolution of mankind may be explained as follows: “The Higher Manas or ego is essentially divine, and therefore pure; . . . Yet by the very fact that, though dual and during life the Higher is distinct from the Lower, ‘the Father and Son’ are one, and because that in reuniting with the parent Ego, the Lower Soul fastens and impresses upon it of all its bad as well as good actions, the Higher Ego — though innocent and without blemish — has to bear the punishment of the misdeeds committed by the lower Self together with it in their future incarnation. The whole doctrine of atonement is built upon this old esoteric tenet; . . . The Secret Doctrine shows that the Manasa-Putras or incarnating Egos have taken upon themselves, voluntarily and knowingly, the burden of all the future sins of their future personalities. . . . It is, then, true to say that when we remain deaf to the Voice of our Conscience, we crucify the Christos within us” (TBL 55-6). See also VICARIOUS ATONEMENT

The stature of the generality of the fourth root-race peoples was what would be gigantic to us today, which is one source of the universal tradition as to giants on the earth in far antiquity. Its earlier language was the monosyllabic type of the latter half of the third root-race, yet the characteristic speech during a large portion of its span was of the agglutinative type, inflected speech coming with the fifth root-race. The mode of reproduction was sexual, as it was in the latter half of the third root-race. After the fourth root-race had reached its zenith, certain unevolved tribes committed miscegenation with the most evolved of the then-existing simians, which were the descendants of a previous miscegenation of representatives of the third root-race with true monkey stocks. This second miscegenation produced a hybrid stock from which the anthropoid apes are descended.

  "The Vedas are the oldest holy books of India, perhaps the oldest of such works in the world. They are the foundation of the Hindu religion. The hymns they contain, written in an old form of Sanskrit, are said to have been ‘revealed" to the Rishis and subsequently were transmitted orally from generation to generation. They continued to be so handed down even after they had been collected and arranged by Krishna Dwaipayana (Veda Vyasa). It is not known when they were committed to writing. The Vedas are four in number: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. In reality the Rig-Veda is the Veda; many of its hymns occur with a different arrangement in the other three Vedas. According to some scholars, each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanisad. But generally the term ‘Veda" is reserved for the Samhita, the metrical hymns. (Dow)” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

“The Vedas are the oldest holy books of India, perhaps the oldest of such works in the world. They are the foundation of the Hindu religion. The hymns they contain, written in an old form of Sanskrit, are said to have been ‘revealed’ to the Rishis and subsequently were transmitted orally from generation to generation. They continued to be so handed down even after they had been collected and arranged by Krishna Dwaipayana (Veda Vyasa). It is not known when they were committed to writing. The Vedas are four in number: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. In reality the Rig-Veda is the Veda; many of its hymns occur with a different arrangement in the other three Vedas. According to somescholars, each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanisad. But generally the term ‘Veda’ is reserved for the Samhita, the metrical hymns. (Dow)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

thief ::: n. --> One who steals; one who commits theft or larceny. See Theft.
A waster in the snuff of a candle.


tionary Committee, 1961.

trespasser ::: n. --> One who commits a trespass
One who enters upon another&


trespass ::: v. i. --> To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.
To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.
To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures


trustee ::: n. --> A person to whom property is legally committed in trust, to be applied either for the benefit of specified individuals, or for public uses; one who is intrusted with property for the benefit of another; also, a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached in a trustee process. ::: v. t.

two-phase commit "database" A technique for maintaining {integrity} in distributed {databases}. Where a system uses two or more database, a transaction among the distibuted database should be {atomic} ("all or nothing"). This is done by handling the transaction in two phases. First the databases prepare the transaction, confirm that it is possible to process it, and lock the relevant record. Once all the required databases confirm that the transaction is viable, the system instructs them all to {commit} it - i.e. to make it permanent. If it is not possible to process it, the system will instruct the databases to {rollback} (undo) the transaction. (2000-02-28)

two-phase commit ::: (database) A technique for maintaining integrity in distributed databases. Where a system uses two or more database, a transaction among the transaction, confirm that it is possible to process it, and lock the relevant record.Once all the required databases confirm that the transaction is viable, the system instructs them all to commit it - i.e. to make it permanent. If it is not possible to process it, the system will instruct the databases to rollback (undo) the transaction.(2000-02-28)

Type I Error ::: The error that is committed when a true null hypothesis is rejected erroneously. The probability of a Type I Error is abbreviated with the lowercase Greek letter alpha.

Type II Error ::: The error that is committed when a false null hypothesis is accepted erroneously. The probability of a Type II Error is abbreviated with the uppercase Greek letter beta.

unerring ::: a. --> Committing no mistake; incapable or error or failure certain; sure; unfailing; as, the unerring wisdom of God.

usurp ::: v. t. --> To seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him. ::: v. i. --> To commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or

Vannevar Bush ::: (person) Dr. Vannevar Bush, 1890-1974. The man who invented hypertext, which he called memex, in the 1930s.Bush did his undergraduate work at Tufts College, where he later taught. His masters thesis (1913) included the invention of the Profile Tracer, used in optical and photocomposition devices, as well as a machine for rapid selection from banks of microfilm.Further positions followed: president of the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC (1939); chair of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1939); director proposed the development of an analogue computer, which later became the Rockefeller Differential Analyser.Bush is the pivotal figure in hypertext research. His ground-breaking 1945 paper, As We May Think, speculated on how a machine might be created to assist various ways anticipated hypermedia and the World Wide Web by nearly half a century. . .(2001-06-17)

Vannevar Bush "person" Dr. Vannevar Bush, 1890-1974. The man who invented {hypertext}, which he called {memex}, in the 1930s. Bush did his undergraduate work at Tufts College, where he later taught. His masters thesis (1913) included the invention of the Profile Tracer, used in surveying work to measure distances over uneven ground. In 1919, he joined {MIT}'s Department of Electrical Engineering, where he stayed for twenty-five years. In 1932, he was appointed vice-president and dean. At this time, Bush worked on optical and photocomposition devices, as well as a machine for rapid selection from banks of microfilm. Further positions followed: president of the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC (1939); chair of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1939); director of Office of Scientific Research and Development. This last role was as presidential science advisor, which made him personally responsible for the 6,000 scientists involved in the war effort. During World War II, Bush worked on radar antenna profiles and the calculation of artillery firing tables. He proposed the development of an {analogue computer}, which later became the {Rockefeller Differential Analyser}. Bush is the pivotal figure in hypertext research. His ground-breaking 1945 paper, "As We May Think," speculated on how a machine might be created to assist human reasoning, and introduced the idea of an easily accessible, individually configurable storehouse of knowledge. This machine, which he dubbed "memex," in various ways anticipated {hypermedia} and the {World Wide Web} by nearly half a century. {Electronic Labyrinth article (http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0034.html)}. {Bush's famous article, "As We May Think" (http://theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm)}. (2001-06-17)

verdict ::: n. --> The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be condemned by the verdict of the public.


Vicarious Atonement In Christian theology, the idea that God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a substitution for the guilt incurred by man at the Fall, and that mankind will consequently escape punishment, provided that they accept by faith Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. The idea that by an atoning for evil done or sin committed, one undoes the past — broadened by Christian theology to include the doctrine of the vicarious atonement by some great spiritual being for the sins of others — is a theory rejected by the theosophic philosophy. To those who believe the Christian doctrine that every person was born into this world burdened with inevitable doom through Adam’s sin, such a compensatory doctrine seems to be necessary; but it discourages people’s faith in their own innate divinity and in their power thereby to effect their own spiritual and moral salvation, and violates our sense of justice by offering a way of avoiding the consequences of our own bad actions — which avoidance of sin already incurred is distinctly denied in several places in the New Testament where the ancient theosophical doctrine of karma is taught that as a man sows, that (and not something else) must he invariably reap. Vicarious atonement may be a distorted doctrine of reconciliation, in Christian notion reconciliation between God and man; also of the idea that the spiritual monad in man takes on itself the consequences for actions or “sins” committed by the less evolved human monad. Every human being is raised by the sacrifice made by the Christos within himself, so that whoever believes in and conforms his acts to his own spiritual nature, is “saved.”

video compression ::: Compression of sequences of images. Video compression algorithms use the fact that there are usually only small changes from one frame to the next so they only need to encode the starting frame and a sequence of differences between frames. This is known as inter-frame coding or 3D coding.MPEG is a committee producing standards in this area and also the name of their standard algorithm. H.261 is another standard.See also Integrated Information Technology, 3DO, full-motion video, Online Media.

video compression {Compression} of sequences of images. Video compression {algorithms} use the fact that there are usually only small changes from one "frame" to the next so they only need to encode the starting frame and a sequence of differences between frames. This is known as "inter-frame coding" or "3D coding". {MPEG} is a committee producing {standards} in this area and also the name of their standard {algorithm}. {H.261} is another standard. See also {Integrated Information Technology}, {3DO}, {full-motion video}, {Online Media}.

Vint Cerf "person" (Vinton G. Cerf) The co-inventor with {Bob Kahn} of the {Internet} and its base {protocol}, {TCP/IP}. Like {Jon Postel}, he was crucial in the development of many higher-level protocols, and has written several dozen {RFCs} since the late 1960s. Vinton Cerf is senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology for {MCI WorldCom}. His team of architects and engineers design advanced Internet frameworks for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his partner, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of {MCI Mail}, the first commercial e-mail service to be connected to the Internet. During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of {Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency} (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies. Cerf served as founding president of the {Internet Society} from 1992-1995 and is currently chairman of the Board. Cerf is a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) and the Advisory Committee for Telecommunications (ACT) in Ireland. Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People." In addition to his work on behalf of MCI and the Internet, Cerf serves as technical advisor to production for "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict," the number one television show in first-run syndication. He also made a special guest appearance in May 1998. Cerf also holds an appointment as distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design of an interplanetary Internet. Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich; Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; University of the Balearic Islands, Palma; Capitol College and Gettysburg College. {(http://mci.com/cerfsup/)}. (1999-02-25)

Vint Cerf ::: (person) (Vinton G. Cerf) The co-inventor with Bob Kahn of the Internet and its base protocol, TCP/IP. Like Jon Postel, he was crucial in the development of many higher-level protocols, and has written several dozen RFCs since the late 1960s.Vinton Cerf is senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology for MCI WorldCom. His team of architects and engineers design advanced Internet frameworks for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use.In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his partner, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial e-mail service to be connected to the Internet.During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies.Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995 and is currently chairman of the Board. Cerf is a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) and the Advisory Committee for Telecommunications (ACT) in Ireland.Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's 25 Most Intriguing People.In addition to his work on behalf of MCI and the Internet, Cerf serves as technical advisor to production for Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design of an interplanetary Internet.Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also Zurich; Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; University of the Balearic Islands, Palma; Capitol College and Gettysburg College. . (1999-02-25)

violate ::: v. t. --> To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.
To disturb; to interrupt.
To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.


Wave mechanics: See Quantum mechanics. Weber, Max: (1864-1920) Weber started his career as a jurist in Berlin and later taught political economy at Freiburg, Heidelberg and Munich. He was a founder of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie and editor of Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik. Much of his scholarly work was devoted to the sociology of religion. He participated in the Peace Conference at Versailles, and argued against ratification of the treaty; but later he became a member of the committee on the constitution for the German Republic. The provision in that constitution for the popular election of the president was inserted largely because of Weber's pressure. Main works: Gesammelte Aufsätze z. Religionssoziologie (1920); z. Soziologie u. Sozialpolitik (1922); z. Wissenschaftelehre (1924). -- M.B.M.

Web Services Business Process Execution Language ::: (programming) (WSBPEL, BPEL4WS) An OASIS technical committee considering ways to enable users to describe business processes as web services and define how they can be connected to accomplish specific tasks. .(2006-08-15)

Web Services Business Process Execution Language "programming" (WSBPEL, BPEL4WS) An {OASIS} technical committee considering ways to enable users to describe {business processes} as {web services} and define how they can be connected to accomplish specific tasks. {(http://oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=wsbpel)}. (2006-08-15)

Workflow Management Coalition ::: (body) (WfMc) A non-profit, international organisation of workflow vendors, users, and analysts committed to establishing standards for workflow terminology, interoperability, and connectivity.WfMC was founded in 1993 and now (1999) has over 130 members. . (1999-08-01)

Workflow Management Coalition "body" (WfMc) A non-profit, international organisation of {workflow} vendors, users, and analysts committed to establishing {standards} for {workflow} terminology, {interoperability}, and connectivity. WfMC was founded in 1993 and now (1999) has over 130 members. {(http://aiim.org/wfmc)}. (1999-08-01)

Works councils - Committees, made up of workers, who are consulted or informed on matters that affect employees.

wrongdoer ::: n. --> One who injures another, or who does wrong.
One who commits a tort or trespass; a trespasser; a tort feasor.


X3J16 The {C++} {standard} technical committee.

X3J16 ::: The C++ standard technical committee.

ZX-81 "computer" An even more successful version of the {Sinclair} {ZX-80}, featuring a large {uncommitted logic array} instead of much discrete logic, an improved {BASIC}, and rather more expandability (it could take 16kb {RAM} packs). It was launched around 1981 and was eventually replaced by the {Spectrum}. (1995-11-04)

ZX-81 ::: (computer) An even more successful version of the Sinclair ZX-80, featuring a large uncommitted logic array instead of much discrete logic, an improved BASIC, and rather more expandability (it could take 16kb RAM packs). It was launched around 1981 and was eventually replaced by the Spectrum. (1995-11-04)



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1:I would rather commit seppuku than fail
   ~ Elon Musk,
2:Love means to commit yourself without guarantee. ~ Anne Campbell,
3:We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
   ~ Edwin Markham,
4:You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. ~ Oscar Wilde,
5:Labour to purify thy thoughts. If thou hast no evil thoughts, thou shalt commit no evil deeds. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
6:When we or other men commit sin, only then is it salutary to give in to sadness. But when we meet with misfortune in human affairs, then sadness has no efficacy. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
7:Men never commit bad actions with more coolness and assurance in their rectitude than when they do them by virtue of a false belief. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
8:Secrecy is sometimes a cause of sin, as when a man employs secrecy in order to commit a sin, as in the case of fraud ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.66.3ad1).,
9:If ye fulfil the royal law, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well ; but if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin. ~ James II.8, 9, the Eternal Wisdom
10:The truly religious man is he, who does not commit any sin even when he is alone, and when no man observes him, because he feels, that God sees him even then. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
11:If we are treading the path of light, and if by chance, by mistake, by ignorance, or even by bad habit, we commit mistakes, we will return to the path again, because of the guidance from the unknown. ~ Swami Rama,
12:Concerning women who commit fornication, and destroy that which they have conceived, or who are employed in making drugs for abortion . . . we have ordained that they fulfill ten years of penance. ~ Council of Ancyra (AD 314).,
13:To repress anger will be possible to you if you show yourselves disposed towards those who commit faults as you would have them be to you if you had committed them yourselves. ~ Isocrates, the Eternal Wisdom
14:Concerning women who commit fornication and destroy that which they have conceived, or who are employed in making drugs for abortion, a former decree excluded them until the hour of death, and to this some have assented. ~ Council of Ancyra ~ AD 314),
15:As a student who has no idea of dharma and no mind training, you decide to commit to the path and to train yourself. As you train your mind, you begin to see all kinds of things. What you see is not so much the inspiration of a glimpse of enlightenment, or buddha nature. Instead, the first thing you see is what is wrong with samsara. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
16:If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps. ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno, [T6],
17:The reason why you do not touch fire is because you know that it will cause you to suffer. Likewise, if you truly understand karma, you will not commit a single negative action, because unless that negative karma is purified, you know that it will eventually ripen into suffering.
You might forget this natural process, or you might not believe in it, because the ripening does not always happen immediately. But your karma will follow you like your shadow, that gets closer and closer without you realising, until you are eventually touched by it. Please, I urge you to always remember this. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
18:one gradually equilibrizes the whole of one's mental structure and obtains a simple view of the incalculably vast complexity of the universe. For it is written: "Equilibrium is the basis of the work." Serious students will need to make a careful study of the attributions detailed in this work and commit them to memory. When, by persistent application to his own mental apparatus, the numerical system with its correspondences is partly understood-as opposed to being merely memorized-the student will be amazed to find fresh light breaking in on him at every turn as he continues to refer every item in experience and consciousness to this standard.
   ~ Israel Regardie, A Garden Of Pomegranates: Skrying On the Tree Of Life,
19:15. The Crossing of the Return Threshold:The returning hero, to complete his adventure, must survive the impact of the world. Many failures attest to the difficulties of this life-affirmative threshold. The first problem of the returning hero is to accept as real, after an experience of the soul-satisfying vision of fulfillment, the passing joys and sorrows, banalities and noisy obscenities of life. Why re-enter such a world? Why attempt to make plausible, or even interesting, to men and women consumed with passion, the experience of transcendental bliss? As dreams that were momentous by night may seem simply silly in the light of day, so the poet and the prophet can discover themselves playing the idiot before a jury of sober eyes. The easy thing is to commit the whole community to the devil and retire again into the heavenly rock dwelling, close the door, and make it fast. But if some spiritual obstetrician has drawn the shimenawa across the retreat, then the work of representing eternity in time, and perceiving in time eternity, cannot be avoided" The hero returns to the world of common day and must accept it as real. ~ Joseph Campbell,
20:Here I want to make it very clear that mathematics is not what many people think it is; it is not a system of mere formulas and theorems; but as beautifully defined by Professor Cassius J. Keyser, in his book The Human Worth of Rigorous Thinking (Columbia University Press, 1916), mathematics is the science of "Exact thought or rigorous thinking," and one of its distinctive characteristics is "precision, sharpness, completeness of definitions." This quality alone is sufficient to explain why people generally do not like mathematics and why even some scientists bluntly refuse to have anything to do with problems wherein mathematical reasoning is involved. In the meantime, mathematical philosophy has very little, if anything, to do with mere calculations or with numbers as such or with formulas; it is a philosophy wherein precise, sharp and rigorous thinking is essential. Those who deliberately refuse to think "rigorously"-that is mathematically-in connections where such thinking is possible, commit the sin of preferring the worse to the better; they deliberately violate the supreme law of intellectual rectitude. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
21:Many men think and write through inspiration. From where does it come?

Many! That is indeed a wonderful thing. I did not think there have been so many.... So?

Poets, when they write poems...

Ah! Inspirations come from very many different places. There are inspirations that may be very material, there are inspirations that may be vital, there are inspirations that come from all kinds of mental planes, and there are very, very rare inspirations that come from the higher mind or from a still higher region. All inspirations do not come from the same place. Hence, to be inspired does not necessarily mean that one is a higher be- ing.... One may be inspired also to do and say many stupid things!

What does "inspired" mean?

It means receiving something which is beyond you, which was not within you; to open yourself to an influence which is outside your individual conscious being.

Indeed, one can have also an inspiration to commit a murder! In countries where they decapitate murderers, cut off their heads, this causes a very brutal death which throws out the vital being, not allowing it the time to decompose for coming out of the body; the vital being is violently thrown out of the body, with all its impulses; and generally it goes and lodges itself in one of those present there, men half horrified, half with a kind of unhealthy curiosity. That makes the opening and it enters within. Statistics have proved that most young murderers admit that the impulse came to them when they were present at the death of another murderer. It was an "inspiration", but of a detestable kind.

Fundamentally it is a moment of openness to something which was not within your personal consciousness, which comes from outside and rushes into you and makes you do something. This is the widest formula that can be given.

Now, generally, when people say: "Oh! he is an inspired poet", it means he has received something from high above and expressed it in a remarkable manneR But one should rather say that his inspiration is of a high quality. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
22:Education

THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life.

   Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way!

   Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.

   We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education.

   There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.

   With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

   Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.

   When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

   Bulletin, February 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
23:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.
It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.
As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.

And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.

It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!
This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.
My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?

A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.
Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.

Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.
If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.
First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"
I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.
Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.
These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."
Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.
If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'
The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium impositura cymbae.

Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?
And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'
We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?
And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.
I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!

"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,
'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'
Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,
Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vain
Upon the axis of its pain,
Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,
Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."

Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!
One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.
But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!

'Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Commit no act that is contrary to love. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
2:A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
3:It is cowardice to commit suicide. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
4:Commit yourself to a mighty purpose. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
5:Commit yourself to something bigger than yourself. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
6:Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suiside. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
7:Men do not suspect faults which they do not commit. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
8:No sane society chooses to commit national suicide. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
9:Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
10:In my next life I will try to commit more errors. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
11:The sins I regret the most are the one's I didn't commit. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
12:Self-rejection is the biggest sin that you can commit. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
13:Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
14:There was no treachery too base for the world to commit. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
15:Forget about being impressive and commit to being real. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
16:Never commit yourself to a cheese without having first examined it. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
17:Blame nobody else, do not commit the mistake of the ignorant. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
18:Laws teach us to know when we commit injury and when we suffer it. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
19:You have endless ways you can commit suicide without dying dying. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
20:I'm the kind of person who has to totally commit to whatever I do. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
21:Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
22:We're living in times where men commit crimes and crime don't have a face. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
23:I have committed the worst of sins one can commit... I have not been happy. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
24:To conduct great matters and never commit a fault is above the force of human nature. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
25:Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the struggle for equal rights. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
26:Commit to becoming breathtakingly great in all you do. And that's what you'll become. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
27:Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
28:Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
29:Achieving meaningful goals requires that you commit your entire ass, not just one cheek. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
30:If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
31:Success comes when you do what you love to do, and commit to being the best in your field. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
32:As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the &
33:I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
34:A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
35:Do not commit spiritual suicide through a passion for discussing metaphysical subtleties. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
36:Focus alone is not enough; putting in the time to commit is also crucial to achieve success. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
37:One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
38:Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
39:When I commit to something,   I follow it through, and I reserve the right to  change my mind. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
40:I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
41:Commit to stop making excuses. When we make excuses, we lie to ourselves and continue bad habits. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
42:It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
43:Any idea can be a great idea if you think differently, dream big and commit to seeing it realized ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
44:No matter how much a woman loved a man, it would still give her a glow to see him commit suicide for her. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
45:Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
46:I would never commit the positively anti-social action of robbing a bank, or worse still, working in one. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
47:Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
48:He who has it in his power to commit sin, is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able, weakens the desire. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
49:It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
50:The honor of a nation is its life. Deliberately to abandon it is to commit an act of political suicide. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
51:Any person can do almost anything they want to if they make a decision to commit to that course, starting now. ~ tony-robbins, @wisdomtrove
52:God is a good choice to lean on. He has a proven record of faithfulness to those who commit their lives to Him. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
53:I know not any crime so great that a man could contrive to commit as poisoning the sources of eternal truth. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
54:Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
55:I have no plants in my house. They won't live for me. Some of them don't even wait to die, they commit suicide. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
56:When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
57:The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
58:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
59:Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
60:It is cowardly to commit suicide. The English often kill themselves. It is a malady caused by the humid climate. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
61:Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose&
62:Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you opportunity to commit more. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
63:Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
64:Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ] even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
65:Age: That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
66:If men only believe enough in Christ they can commit adultery and murder a thousand times a day without periling their salvation. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
67:A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
68:The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won't commit to anything. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
69:First I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
70:I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT Goodbye. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
71:I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT... Goodbye. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
72:All errors which a man is likely to commit against advice are far outweighed by the evil of allowing others to constrain him for his good. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
73:Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent... and have a grateful heart! ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
74:Stop just cheering for others who are living their visions. Commit yourself to your own success and follow the steps required to achieve it. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
75:I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming too low. I will do the work that a failure will not do. I will always let my reach exceed my grasp. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
76:Be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhaps a long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
77:All cultures have these feelings about non-functional areas of activity. And the more time people have on their hands, the more they commit it to those areas. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
78:Commitment doesn't mean that it has to last forever, but while you are there, commit yourself 100%. By doing this, the quality of your life improves 100%. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
79:So commit! Commit yourself to pushing through the fear and becoming more than you are at the present moment. The you that could be is absolutely colossal. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
80:Identify a new habit you’d like to form, and commit to sticking with it for just 30 days. A temporary commitment is much easier to keep than a permanent one. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
81:It iz comparitively eazy tew repent ov the sins that we hav committed, but tew repent ov thoze which we intend to commit, is asking tew mutch ov enny man, now days. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
82:If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
83:Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
84:Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
85:Learn to commit every situation to God, and trust Him for the outcome. God's love for you never changes, no matter what problems you face or how unsettled life becomes. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
86:In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say &
87:With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
88:Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
89:Bear in mind, my children, that only cowards and those who are weak commit sin and tell lies. The brave are always moral. Try to be moral, try to be brave, try to be sympathising. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
90:One of the great movements in my lifetime among educated people is the need to commit themselves to action. Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also feel we need to work. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
91:Governments always commit their entire populations when the demands grow heavy enough. By their passive acceptance, these populations become accessories to whatever is done in their name. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
92:[There are] seven gifts God gives you when you commit your life to Christ: a new relationship, a new citizenship, a new family, a new purpose, a new power, a new destiny, and a new journey. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
93:It is impossible to found a civilization on fear and hatred and cruelty. It would never endure.' &
94:Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
95:When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
96:While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
97:While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly." ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
98:One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
99:One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous.” ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
100:It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
101:Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
102:Whatever folly men commit, be their shortcomings or their vices what they may, let us exercise forbearance; remember that when these faults appear in others it is our follies and vices that we behold. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
103:I wish that I could say I was optimistic about the human race. I love us all, but we are so stupid and shortsighted that I wonder if we can lift our eyes to the world about us long enough not to commit suicide. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
104:If you attempt to beat a man down and to get his goods for less than a fair price, you are attempting to commit burglary, as much as though you broke into his shop to take the things without paying for them. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
105:I've since discovered that many human beings need no supernatural mentoring to commit acts of savagery; some people are devils in their own right, their telltale horns having grown inward to facilitate their disguise. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
106:The forming of general maxims from particular observation is a very nice operation; and nothing is more usual, from haste or a narrowness of mind, which sees not on all sides, than to commit mistakes in this particular. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
107:People are often led to causes and often become committed to great ideas through persons who personify those ideas. They have to find the embodiment of the idea in flesh and blood in order to commit themselves to it. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
108:Always remember, my good friends, that there is one sin we must never commit and it is to humiliate another person or to allow another person to be humiliated in our presence without us screaming and shouting and protesting. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
109:Getting rich, or becoming outstanding at anything is all a matter of attitude. You must make up your mind once and for all - you commit yourself - and then just stay with it until you finally have what you set out to get. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
110:Our minds, like our bodies, are in continual flux; something is hourly lost, and something acquired... . Do not suffer life to stagnate; it will grow muddy for want of motion: commit yourself again to the current of the world. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
111:Commit yourself to a dream. Nobody who tries to do something great, but fails, is a total failure. Why? Because he can always be assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle; he defeated the battle of not trying. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
112:If once we admit, be it for a single hour or in a single instance, that there can be anything more important than compassion for a fellow human being, then there is no crime against man that we cannot commit with an easy conscience. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
113:To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of our times. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
114:It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
115:The only real moral crime that one man can commit against another is the attempt to create, by his words or actions, an impression of the contradictory, the impossible, the irrational, and thus shake the concept of rationality in his victim. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
116:If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
117:God is the solitude of men. There was only me: I alone decided to commit Evil; alone, I invented Good. I am the one who cheated, I am the one who performed miracles, I am the one accusing myself today, I alone can absolve myself; me, the man. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
118:The size of a challenge should never be measured by what we have to offer. It will never be enough. Furthermore, provision is God's responsibility, not ours. We are merely called to commit what we have - even if it's no more than a sack lunch. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
119:There is no sin , and there can be no sin on all the earth , which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God . Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God? ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
120:You say, &
121:I once tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building... I changed my mind at the last minute, so I just flipped over and landed on my feet. Two little kittens nearby saw what happened and one turns to the other and says, "See, that's how it's done." ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
122:The quality of love and the duration of a relationship are in direct proportion to the depth of the commitment by both people to making the relationship successful. Commit yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally to the most important people in your life. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
123:War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold? ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
124:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
125:Commit to Excellence. Become massively innovative and wear your passion on your sleeve. They might call you different or weird or even crazy. But please remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
126:For the first time in history, more people die today from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals combined. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
127:We know what you want to accomplish... The real question is, &
128:Commit to investing from twenty to thirty minutes a week in weekly planning. Follow these steps as you plan: Write down your key roles. Select one or two of your highest priorities to focus on this week. Look at the week and schedule your tasks and appointments.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
129:It is virtually impossible, and senseless anyway, to commit yourself to a daily meditation practice without some view of why you are doing it, what its value might be in your life, a sense of why this might be your way and not just another tilting at imaginary windmills. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
130:Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
131:To arrive at a place called Mastery, you must commit to daily and rigorous practice. Enjoy practising your craft for its own sake without turning your attention to your ultimate destination. Understand, once and for all, that the journey is as important as the destination. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
132:Parades should be classed as a Nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. They stop more work, inconvenience more people, stop more traffic, cause more accidents, entail more expense, and commit and cause I don't remember the other hundred misdemeanors. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
133:When we commit ourselves to paying attention in an open way, without falling prey to our own likes and dislikes, opinions and prejudices, projections and expectations, new possibilities open up and we have a chance to free ourselves from the straitjacket of unconsciousness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
134:Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn't exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
135:Down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way, till a void boundless as the nether sky appeared beneath us, and we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity; but I said: if you please we will commit ourselves to this void and see whether providence is here also. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
136:Frodo drew himself up, and again Sam was startled by his words and his stern voice. &
137:The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
138:Whatever may be open to disagreement, there is one act of evil that may not, the act that no man may commit against others and no man may sanction or forgive. So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate‚ do you hear me? no man may start‚ the use of physical force against others. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
139:Now, men think, with regard to their conduct, that, if they were to lift themselves up gigantically and commit some crashing sin, they should never be able to hold up their heads; but they will harbor in their souls little sins, which are piercing and eating them away to inevitable ruin. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
140:He who believes in God is not careful for the morrow, but labors joyfully and with a great heart. "For He giveth His beloved, as in sleep." They must work and watch, yet never be careful or anxious, but commit all to Him, and live in serene tranquility; with a quiet heart, as one who sleeps safely and quietly. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
141:By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education... . From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
142:Keep this in mind, for it is very important advice, so do not neglect it until you find you have such a fixed determination not to offend the Lord that you would rather lose a thousand lives and be persecuted by the whole world, than commit one mortal sin, and until you are most careful not to commit venial sins. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
143:I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project... will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important... and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
144:I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project... will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important... and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish... ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
145:If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
146:By attacking the attacker, you are stooping to his level. Even if the person was mean or rude, you don’t have to be the same way. You don’t have to commit the same sins. By participating in personal attacks, we dirty ourselves. But if we can stay above that level, we feel good about who we are. And that’s the most important benefit of all.  ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
147:Can one be passionate about the just, the ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit no labor in its cause? I don't think so. All summations have a beginning, all effect has a story, all kindness beings with the sown seed. Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of light is the crossroads of - indolence, or action. Be ignited or be gone. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
148:Most people are just trying to get through the day. Be committed to learn to get from the day. Don't just get through it; get from it. Learn from it. Let the day teach you. Join the university of life. What a difference that will make in your future. Commit yourself to learning. Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge. Get it. Don't miss it. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
149:We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety; this is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends. But we need have no such fears. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
150:We want Shraddh√¢, we want faith in our own selves. Strength is life, weakness is death. &
151:It was not a choice of writing or not writing. It was a choice of loving my life or not loving my life. To keep writing was always a first priority... . I worked probably 25 years by myself... . Just writing and working, not trying to publish much. Not giving readings. A longer time than people really are willing to commit before they want to go public. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
152:Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment &
153:All people seem to be divided into'ordinary'and &
154:The true reader reads every work seriously in the sense that he reads it whole-heartedly, makes himself as receptive as he can. But for that very reason he cannot possibly read every work solemly or gravely. For he will read &
155:When people say, "I've told you fifty times," They mean to scold, and very often do; When poets say, "I've written fifty rhymes," They make you dread that they'll recite them too; In gangs of fifty, thieves commit their crimes; At fifty love for love is rare, &
156:Our philosophy about activity and our attitude about hard work will affect the quality of our lives. What we decide about the rightful ratio of labor to rest will establish a certain work ethic. That work ethic - our attitude about the amount of labor we are willing to commit to future fortune - will determine how substantial or how meager that fortune turns out to be. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
157:When men are about to commit, or sanction the commission of some injustice, it is not uncommon for them to express pity for the object either of that or some parallel proceeding, and to feel themselves, at the time, quite virtuous and moral, and immensely superior to those who express no pity at all. This is a kind of upholding of faith above works, and is very comfortable. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
158:We never know when we too will be called into eternity. I doubt if even one of those people who got on those planes or walked into the World Trade Center or the Pentagon last Tuesday morning thought it would be the last day of their lives. They didn't - it didn't occur to them. And that's why each of us needs to face our own spiritual need and commit ourselves to God and his will now. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
159:The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
160:When grown people speak of the innocence of children, they don't really know what they mean. Pressed, they will go a step further and say, Well, ignorance then. The child is neither. There is no crime which a boy of eleven had not envisaged long ago. His only innocence is, he may not yet be old enough to desire the fruits of it ... his ignorance is, he does not know how to commit it. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
161:This inability to think created the possibility for many ordinary men to commit evil deeds on a gigantic scale, the like of which had never been seen before. The manifestation of the wind of thought is not knowledge but the ability to tell right from wrong, beautiful from ugly. And I hope that thinking gives people the strength to prevent catastrophes in these rare moments when the chips are down. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
162:God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides. We, however, ... are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
163:It is weakness, says the Vedanta, which is the cause of all misery in this world. Weakness is the one cause of suffering. We become miserable because we are weak. We lie, steal, kill and commit other crimes, because we are weak. We die because we are weak. Where there is nothing to weaken us, there is no death nor sorrow. We are miserable through delusion. Give up the delusion and the whole thing vanishes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
164:For the first time in history, more people die today from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals combined. In the early twenty-first century, the average human is far more likely to die from bingeing at McDonald’s than from drought, Ebola or an al-Qaeda attack. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
165:Many statements about God are confidently made by theologians on grounds that today at least sound specious. Thomas Aquinas claimed to prove that God cannot make another God, or commit suicide, or make a man without a soul, or even make a triangle whose interior angles do not equal 180 degrees. But Bolyai and Lobachevsky were able to accomplish this last feat (on a curved surface) in the nineteenth century, and they were not even approximately gods. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
166:There are crimes which no one would commit as an individual which he willingly and bravely commits when acting in the name of his society, because he has been (too easily) convinced that evil is entirely different when it is done &
167:No matter how successful, beloved, influential her work was, when a woman author dies, nine times out of ten, she gets dropped from the lists, the courses, the anthologies, while the men get kept. ... If she had the nerve to have children, her chances of getting dropped are higher still. ... So if you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
168:The third level of wanting is "I commit to being rich." The definition of the word commit is to "devote oneself unreservedly." This means holding absolutely nothing back; giving 100 percent of everything you've got to achieving wealth. It means being willing to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. This is the warrior's way. No excuses, no ifs, no butts, no maybes-and failure isn't an option. The warrior's way is simple: "I will be rich or I will die trying." ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
169:It's a serious character weakness to think you can get something of value for little or nothing, to believe that life will flood you with abundance when you won't commit yourself to delivering your best contribution in exchange. In fact, it's a safe bet that you'll subconsciously sabotage yourself from being in such a place for long. You won't allow yourself to receive what you don't feel you've earned. To receive life's bounty, you must know without a doubt that you deserve it. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
170:In my experience the more I become conscious of the deep self, which is not in time, the more I can enter into the story of Tim in time. When I’m only superficially awake I hold back from life because it’s so scary. I want to commit to my life and choose to really live, but I nervously put it off until tomorrow. But in the deep awake state of safe vulnerability I’m able to take the risk and go for my life. I can dare to passionately engage with the scary business of living. I can love being human. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
171:The devil is not only a liar, but also a murderer, he constantly seeks our life, and wreaks his anger whenever he can afflict our bodies with misfortune and harm. Hence it comes that he often breaks men's necks or drives them to insanity, drowns some, and incites many to commit suicide, and to many other terrible calamities. Therefore there is nothing for us to do upon earth but to pray against this arch enemy without ceasing. For unless God preserved us, we would not be safe from him even for an hour. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
172:Economists often talk about the 80/20 Principle, which is the idea that in any situation roughly 80 percent of the work will be done by 20 percent of the participants. In most societies, 20 percent of criminals commit 80 percent of crimes. Twenty percent of motorists cause 80 percent of all accidents. Twenty percent of beer drinkers drink 80 percent of all beer. When it comes to epidemics, though, this disproportionality becomes even more extreme: a tiny percentage of people do the majority of the work. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
173:I believe that the most urgent need of parents today is to instill in our children a moral vision: what does it mean to be a good person, an excellent neighbor, a compassionate heart? What does it mean to say that God exits, that He loves us and He cares for us? What does it mean to love and forgive each other? Parents and caregivers of children must play a primary role in returning our society to a healthy sense of the sacred. We must commit to feeding our children’s souls in the same way we commit to feeding their bodies. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
174:The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of contemporary violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activity neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
175:In a world in which we are exposed to more information, more options, more philosophies, more perspectives than ever before, in which we must choose the values by which we will live (rather than unquestioningly follow some tradition for no better reason than that our own parents did), we need to be willing to stand on our own judgment and trust our own intelligence-to look at the world through our own eyes-to chart our course and think through how to achieve the future we want, to commit ourselves to continuous questioning and learning-to be, in a word, self-responsible. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
176:Once you have grace," I said to him, "you are free. Without it, you cannot help doing the things you know you should not do, and that you know you don't really want to do. But once you have grace, you are free. When you are baptized, there is no power in existence that can force you to commit a sin-nothing that will be able to drive you to it against your own conscience. And if you merely will it, you will be free forever, because the strength will be given you, as much as you need, and as often as you ask, and as soon as you ask, and generally long before you ask for it, too. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
177:Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to being present. There is no performance. There is just this moment. We are not trying to improve or to get anywhere else. We are not even running after special insights or visions. Nor are we forcing ourselves to be non-judgmental, calm, or relaxed. And we are certainly not promoting self-consciousness or indulging in self-preoccupation. Rather, we are simply inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intentino to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and now. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
178:Now pay attention to this. God is nameless for no one can either speak of him or know him. Therefore, a pagan master says that what we can know or say of the First Cause reflects ourselves more than it does the First Cause, for this transcends all speech and all understanding . . . He is being beyond being: he is a nothingness beyond being. Therefore St. Augustine says: ‘The finest thing that we can say of God is to be silent concerning him from the wisdom of inner riches.’ Be silent therefore, and do not chatter about God, for by chattering about him, you tell lies and commit a sin. If you wish to be perfect and without sin, then do not prattle about God. Also you should not wish to understand anything about God, for God is beyond all understanding. A master says: If I had a God that I could understand, I would not regard him as God. If you understand anything about him, then he is not in it, and by understanding something of him, you fall into ignorance, and by falling into ignorance, you become like an animal since the animal part in creatures is that which is unknowing. If you do not wish to become like an animal therefore, do not pretend that you understand anything of the ineffable God. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove

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1:COMMIT. PURGE. REPLENISH. ~ James Smythe,
2:Fix, commit, condemn yourself ~ Jane Austen,
3:Commit today, forget tomorrow. ~ Marina Adair,
4:Commit First—Figure Out Later At ~ Grant Cardone,
5:Commit First, Figure it Out Later ~ Grant Cardone,
6:Commit no act that is contrary to love. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
7:If you commit a crime, you're guilty. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
8:A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding. ~ Bob Dylan,
9:I would rather commit seppuku than fail
   ~ Elon Musk,
10:Start-ups don't die, they commit suicide. ~ Justin Kan,
11:You'd commit suicide trying to read my mind ~ Kid Cudi,
12:It is cowardice to commit suicide. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
13:Nobody can commit photography alone. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
14:People commit to causes, not to plans. ~ James M Kouzes,
15:When you fully commit, you will make it. ~ Marie Forleo,
16:She looked like a sin he wanted to commit. ~ Linsey Hall,
17:If a guy won't commit, he's a player. ~ Kristin Cavallari,
18:You don't fall in love. You commit to it. ~ Timothy Keller,
19:Commit to the frightening work of flying blind ~ Seth Godin,
20:Let's go commit senseless acts of science. ~ Seanan McGuire,
21:No man ought to commit his life into the ~ Nicholas Culpeper,
22:The path to success requires you to commit. ~ DeVon Franklin,
23:To meditate an injury is to commit one. ~ Seneca the Younger,
24:Commit yourself to something bigger than yourself. ~ Jim Rohn,
25:Those who commit the murders write the reports. ~ Ida B Wells,
26:Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suiside. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
27:Friends don't let friends commit social suicide. ~ Sonya Sones,
28:Ladies Commit, There's A Wedding In It For You. ~ Aries Spears,
29:People struggle to live, not to commit suicide, ~ Paulo Coelho,
30:I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. ~ J K Rowling,
31:My dad always says commit to the target.” Her ~ Brigid Kemmerer,
32:Self-rejection is the biggest sin that you commit ~ Miguel Ruiz,
33:What else may hap, to time I will commit. ~ William Shakespeare,
34:Boys will be boys... They commit mistakes. ~ Mulayam Singh Yadav,
35:God does not forgive the sins He makes us commit. ~ Jos Saramago,
36:Love means to commit yourself without guarantee. ~ Anne Campbell,
37:Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
38:Commit yourself to something you have a passion for. ~ Bill Walsh,
39:If I commit an error I do it without bad intention. ~ Stand Watie,
40:If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
41:It is better to suffer an injustice than to commit one ~ Socrates,
42:Love means to commit yourself without guarantee. ~ Anne Campbell,
43:Perhaps a man may commit suicide in self-defense. ~ Khalil Gibran,
44:What sins I commit, I commit them in the open. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
45:eyes that commit. that is what I am looking for. ~ Nayyirah Waheed,
46:I will rather kill myself than commit suicide. ~ Patience Jonathan,
47:Ordinary men commit extraordinary evil all the time. ~ Mindy Mejia,
48:men do not suspect faults which they do not commit ~ Samuel Johnson,
49:Rather suffer an injustice than commit one. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
50:Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden. ~ Hosea Ballou,
51:Don't commit original sin. Try and let her just be. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
52:Every time I deny myself I commit a kind of suicide. ~ Susan Griffin,
53:I always want to read the script before I totally commit. ~ Ice Cube,
54:I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it. ~ George Carlin,
55:No sane society chooses to commit national suicide. ~ John F Kennedy,
56:Not to commit faults counts for more than to do good. ~ Muhammad Ali,
57:The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
58:Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
59:Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways. ~ William Shakespeare,
60:Commit the oldest sins, the newest kind of ways ~ William Shakespeare,
61:For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. ~ Noam Chomsky,
62:In my next life I will try to commit more errors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
63:O Lord, I do most cheerfully commit all unto Thee. ~ Francois Fenelon,
64:Why commit to art? For self-realization, or for itself? ~ Patti Smith,
65:The only crime is getting caught. Don't ever commit it. ~ Manjul Bajaj,
66:There are a great many ways to commit suicide you know. ~ Stephen King,
67:Commit to a career built on sacrifice, not compromise. ~ DeVon Franklin,
68:If you don't do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide. ~ Josef Albers,
69:It's very hard not to commit cancer suicide in America. ~ Jonathan Ames,
70:The sins I regret the most are the one's I didn't commit. ~ Elie Wiesel,
71:It is better to suffer wrong than to commit wrong ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
72:It was not easy to commit suicide as to contemplate it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
73:I would rather commit adultery than drink a glass of beer. ~ Nancy Astor,
74:One of the truest things to commit to is your own nature. ~ Alec Baldwin,
75:When I think of the Crucifixion, I commit the sin of envy. ~ Simone Weil,
76:You have to commit to the what, before the how shows up. ~ Jack Canfield,
77:Your eyelashes make mine want to commit suicide from shame. ~ Kasie West,
78:Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself. ~ Aesop,
79:Next time we commit crime, we'll make sure to include him. ~ Rachel Caine,
80:There was no treachery too base for the world to commit. ~ Virginia Woolf,
81:Chelsea Manning attempted to commit suicide twice last year. ~ Amy Goodman,
82:Commit to "CAN I!" - Constant And Never-Ending Improvement. ~ Tony Robbins,
83:Does he love you so much?" "He would commit murder for me. ~ Gaston Leroux,
84:It's okay for a man to commit adultery if his wife is ugly. ~ Howard Stern,
85:Men commit injuries either through fear or through hate. ~ Nancy Goldstone,
86:Men will commit atrocities as long as they believe absurdities. ~ Voltaire,
87:Self-rejection is the biggest sin that you can commit. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
88:The faster the commit suite is, the more often you can run it. ~ Anonymous,
89:3 Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. ~ Anonymous,
90:It was not as easy to commit suicide as to contemplate it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
91:The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy. ~ Angelina Jolie,
92:Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. ~ Anonymous,
93:Curb your speech, restrain your mind, commit no evil deed. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
94:I can't decide whether to commit suicide or go bowling. ~ Florence Henderson,
95:Ordinary men commit extraordinary evil all the time. Trust me. ~ Mindy Mejia,
96:Whenever you commit, your energy and resources will follow. ~ Melody Beattie,
97:Commit cruelty on a person long enough and the mind begins to go. ~ Sophocles,
98:Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. ~ Anonymous,
99:Every day I think, 'Can I commit?' I think I can and that I will ~ Scott Baio,
100:An insane self-consciousness made him commit thousands of blunders. ~ Stendhal,
101:Governments without separation of powers commit the worst crimes. ~ James Cook,
102:If you commit to doing one thing well in this relationship, listen ~ Anonymous,
103:I'll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill. ~ John Boehner,
104:Usually I commit to something in my head and then I start drawing. ~ Jim Davis,
105:Can a mother commit a greater sin than ignoring her intuitions? ~ Nadia Hashimi,
106:If my dad has to commit murder to get him there, he'll do it. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
107:In a free society, how can you commit a crime against yourself? ~ Jesse Ventura,
108:It's better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
109:Never commit yourself to a cheese without having first examined it. ~ T S Eliot,
110:No president can easily commit our sons and daughters to war. ~ George H W Bush,
111:Some actions are even baser than the people who commit them. ~ Machado de Assis,
112:A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. ~ Paul Gauguin,
113:Blame nobody else, do not commit the mistake of the ignorant. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
114:Commit your activities to the Lord,and your plans will be achieved. c ~ Anonymous,
115:Just as you commit to this life when it commits to leaving you. ~ Akiane Kramarik,
116:To refrain from an act is no less an act than to commit one. ~ Jeffrey M Schwartz,
117:you can learn anything—if you’re willing to commit to the process. In ~ S J Scott,
118:3 Commit your work to the LORD,    and your plans will be established. ~ Anonymous,
119:Consider the bigger picture.....think things through and fully commit! ~ Epictetus,
120:Tongues should be used to commit indiscretions, not to discuss them. ~ Brent Weeks,
121:A full lifer doesn't commit to anyone until they've committed to her ~ Deanna Kizis,
122:Balloon: Thing to take meteroric observations and commit suicide with. ~ Mark Twain,
123:How can a man commit acts of martial valour if he values his life? ~ Torii Mototada,
124:Laws teach us to know when we commit injury and when we suffer it. ~ Samuel Johnson,
125:Once we commit to action, the worst thing we can do is to stop. ~ Steven Pressfield,
126:People commit thousands of small suicides every day that go unnoticed ~ Gail Godwin,
127:Time flies when you’re being set up for crimes you did not commit. ~ Vincent Zandri,
128:To ignore Satan and his strategies is to commit spiritual suicide. ~ Mark Hitchcock,
129:You have endless ways you can commit suicide without dying dying. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
130:And yet. To commit to Sam was to commit to the likelihood of more loss. ~ Jojo Moyes,
131:Believes he can always get away with whatever violence he does commit. ~ Bandy X Lee,
132:But I couldn’t commit to the time. I needed to resuscitate my career. ~ Neil Strauss,
133:Commit to always being honest, if not with others then with yourself. ~ Truth Devour,
134:Commit to being better. Your life gets better only after you get better. ~ Hal Elrod,
135:Fools commit suicide and think they're doing themselves a favor. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
136:I don't need a piece of paper to suggest that I can commit myself. ~ Francesca Annis,
137:I'm the kind of person who has to totally commit to whatever I do. ~ Haruki Murakami,
138:It is not for you, a son of Adam, to know what faults a star can commit. ~ C S Lewis,
139:Perhaps the most radical act we can commit is to stay home. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
140:The abuse of children is the worst offence that anybody can commit. ~ Ann Widdecombe,
141:Commit your work to the LORD,         and your plans will be established. ~ Anonymous,
142:Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
143:If you’re going to dream, Kate, commit to it. Don’t just talk about it. ~ Melissa Tagg,
144:In front of you I commit myself to serve my country with devotion. ~ Francois Hollande,
145:Penalties serve to deter those who are not inclined to commit any crimes. ~ Karl Kraus,
146:There are times in life when you just have to commit to your mountain. ~ Brian Houston,
147:Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
148:We're living in times where men commit crimes and crime don't have a face. ~ Bob Dylan,
149:A commit gives hope. Following through that commitment builds trust ~ Stephen M R Covey,
150:Commit yourself to an organization or cause that genuinely fires you up. ~ Nancy Lublin,
151:Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player. ~ Mia Hamm,
152:It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one. ~ Pierre Corneille,
153:It's like an act of murder - you play with intent to commit something. ~ Duke Ellington,
154:My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail. ~ Elon Musk,
155:Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. ~ C S Lewis,
156:How can I even think of such a fate . . . Better to commit murder. ~ Iris Murdoch,
157:It doesn't matter what part I play, I try and commit myself 100 percent. ~ Steve Buscemi,
158:Most of us commit to action only if we feel a certain level of motivation. ~ Mark Manson,
159:The easiest way to never get anything done is to never commit to anything. ~ Chad Fowler,
160:To talk to a stranger is like talking to the stars: it doesn't commit you. ~ Elie Wiesel,
161:Why repeat the old errors, if there are so many new errors to commit? ~ Bertrand Russell,
162:You commit a felony, it does not matter who you are, you could be deported. ~ Slick Rick,
163:A readiness to excuse some faults, shows a disposition to commit others. ~ Norm MacDonald,
164:Did I get my picture in the yearbook under "Most Likely to Commit Suicide"? ~ Jerry Stahl,
165:It’s possible to commit art and entertainment in the same moment. ~ Christopher Isherwood,
166:Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse. ~ Thomas Szasz,
167:Sometimes, to help the people you love, you've gotta commit a felony. ~ Christopher Titus,
168:Those who can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
169:You can't be afraid to play. Commit to play and you live with the results. ~ Dabo Swinney,
170:Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass. ~ Joyce Meyer,
171:He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity. ~ Voltaire,
172:If you do not want to commit suicide always have something to do." -Voltaire ~ Will Durant,
173:I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book ~ Albert Einstein,
174:The technologist’s tendency to commit all his resources to new technology, ~ Michael Lewis,
175:To really appreciate architecture, you may even need to commit a murder. ~ Bernard Tschumi,
176:We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life. ~ Edwin Markham,
177:You can't know where life will take you, but you can commit to a direction ~ Wendell Berry,
178:The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable. ~ Alberto Fujimori,
179:We intend to take this through the long haul, we commit to thick and thin. ~ Kristen Ashley,
180:Whatever your vocation, pursue it wholeheartedly. Consider, choose, and commit. ~ Epictetus,
181:As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
182:Bear in mind that you commit a crime by injuring even a wicked brother. ~ Seneca the Younger,
183:I'm Catholic and I can't commit suicide, but I plan to drink myself to death. ~ Jack Kerouac,
184:Mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. ~ Paulo Coelho,
185:One minute he made her blush and the next he made her want to commit murder. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
186:People will continue to commit atrocities as long as they believe in absurdities. ~ Voltaire,
187:The rich “learn lessons.” The poor commit crimes. “Mistakes” are generally ~ Josiah Bancroft,
188:Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~ Richard Dawkins,
189:As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
190:Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3). ~ Anonymous,
191:Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy. ~ Simone Weil,
192:The individual incentive not to commit crime on Wall Street now is almost zero. ~ Matt Taibbi,
193:Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. ~ Michael Shermer,
194:We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
   ~ Edwin Markham,
195:Coffee drinkers are less likely to commit suicide than non–coffee drinkers. I ~ Jennifer Niven,
196:He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian. ~ Woody Allen,
197:I want to commit a crime during a reenactment, and turn it into an enactment. ~ Demetri Martin,
198:of all the follies that we can commit, the greatest is to hesitate. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
199:Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~ John Allen Paulos,
200:To see one's name in print! Some people commit a crime for no other reason. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
201:Commit yourself to the serious reading of books, and your life will be enlightened. ~ Anonymous,
202:I’d gone from unapologetically commit-o-phobic to rom-com heroine in a few months ~ Maris Black,
203:I have committed the worst of sins one can commit... I have not been happy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
204:Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”6 ~ Michael Shermer,
205:Crime, too, means solitude, even if a thousand people join together to commit it. ~ Albert Camus,
206:Don't ask others to forgive in you a sin they're dying to commit themselves. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
207:Man, if looks could kill then I was trying to commit a triple homicide with mine. ~ Karina Halle,
208:To conduct great matters and never commit a fault is above the force of human nature. ~ Plutarch,
209:When a country goes mad, it has the right to commit every horror in its own wall ~ Emmuska Orczy,
210:You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book. ~ John Waters,
211:A man, who does not commit an evil act either, has no opportunity or the stomach. ~ M F Moonzajer,
212:Anyone can desire anything, but if you're not going to commit, you're not getting it. ~ Cassey Ho,
213:Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established" (Psalms 16:3). ~ Anonymous,
214:It is unfortunate for the gods that, unlike us, they cannot commit suicide. ~ Ry nosuke Akutagawa,
215:It is unfortunate for the gods that, unlike us, they cannot commit suicide. ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa,
216:My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail.” Early ~ Ashlee Vance,
217:To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. ~ Albert Einstein,
218:Firstly I commit my Soul into the hands of God, its great and benevolent author. ~ Josiah Bartlett,
219:I never felt settled or calm. You can't really commit to life when you feel that. ~ Angelina Jolie,
220:People who have lust in their heart as just as guilty as those who commit adultery. ~ Jimmy Carter,
221:Commit a little bit more to the world outside of your own life. Get people talking. ~ Lizz Winstead,
222:In my writing I'm trying to explore the violations people commit upon each other. ~ Jamaica Kincaid,
223:It's a shame I'm going to be forced to commit severe testicular trauma upon that boy ~ Jenn Bennett,
224:love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit ~ William Shakespeare,
225:Most Muslims who commit atrocities are explicit about their desire to get to paradise. ~ Sam Harris,
226:The worst evil is not to commit crimes, but to fail to do the good one might have done. ~ L on Bloy,
227:We commit our crimes at night and reveal ourselves in the high noon of studio lights. ~ Don DeLillo,
228:When you truly commit in your life, you start receiving more than you could imagine. ~ Jeff Bridges,
229:You don't need to commit to forever, or even to tomorrow. But commit to right now. ~ David Levithan,
230:As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the 'how' will reveal itself. ~ Tony Robbins,
231:Commit to becoming breathtakingly great in all you do. And that's what you'll become. ~ Robin Sharma,
232:I did not, however, commit suicide, because I wished to know more of mathematics. ~ Bertrand Russell,
233:It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit. ~ Seneca the Younger,
234:Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the struggle for equal rights. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
235:man will silence the voice of his conscience when it suits him to commit sin. But ~ Geraldine Brooks,
236:Praise, Praise, Praise a child for the good they commit and the wrongs they rectify. ~ Asa Don Brown,
237:You crystal break, for fear of breaking it: Careless and careful hands like faults commit. ~ Martial,
238:An artist must approach his work in the spirit of the criminal about to commit a crime. ~ Edgar Degas,
239:Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. (Psalm 37:5 NLT) ~ Rick Warren,
240:Find your passion, learn how to add value to it, and commit to a lifetime of learning. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
241:How many of you have ever started dating because you were too lazy to commit a suicide? ~ Judy Tenuta,
242:I think it’s better for customer relations if we all commit to wearing matching socks, ~ Graham Parke,
243:People don't want to commit until they have clarity, but clarity comes with movement. ~ Michael Hyatt,
244:Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates. ~ Saddam Hussein,
245:If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race. ~ Eric Liddell,
246:Knowledge is exploding, so you need to commit yourself to a plan for lifelong learning. ~ Don Tapscott,
247:People who commit adultery must die. Everyone knows that. Any movie tells you that! ~ Richard Dreyfuss,
248:The highest treason a crab can commit is to make a leap for the rim of the bucket. ~ Steven Pressfield,
249:The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment. ~ Benigno Aquino III,
250:Then again, the urge to commit matricide was stressful as shit-when you couldn't act on it. ~ J R Ward,
251:Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” —Voltaire ~ Hourly History,
252:Voltaire said, ‘Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. ~ S T Abby,
253:What do you want to do?" Gabriel asks.
"Not commit suicide," I say. "Wait for Marcus. ~ Sally Green,
254:asked the CIA for a lethal cyanide pill, to commit suicide in case he was discovered. ~ David E Hoffman,
255:Assholes that commit crimes against marine life will commit them against people, too. ~ Ann Kidd Taylor,
256:Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. ~ Samuel Wilberforce,
257:Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. ~ Aesop,
258:I do know the worst sin--perhaps the only sin--passion can commit, is to be joyless. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
259:If mouths cold commit the act, his made very hot, passionate love to mine last night. ~ Nicole Williams,
260:In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology. ~ Chuck Grassley,
261:I think ingenuity is part of our DNA. That plus curiosity, plus the willingness to commit. ~ Gail Zappa,
262:If we commit ourselves to the successful completion of a task, then we personify excellence. ~ Nik Halik,
263:I love children and I love men, but I can't commit to either for the rest of my life. ~ Lara Flynn Boyle,
264:One has to commit their life to music and not expect to get famous or rich doing it. ~ Anne Akiko Meyers,
265:You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely. ~ Thucydides,
266:Everyone can commit to 20 minutes, especially if there's a glass of Chardonnay afterwards. ~ Kate Winslet,
267:How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit. ~ V S Pritchett,
268:I don't like futons. They can't commit. I'm a bed! I'm a couch! I'm a bed! I'm a couch! ~ Jennifer Weiner,
269:I don't like to commit myself about Heaven and Hell, you see, I have friends in both places. ~ Mark Twain,
270:Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions. ~ Blaise Pascal,
271:she’s confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing so she won’t commit to anything. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
272:I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places. ~ Mark Twain,
273:Labour to purify thy thoughts. If thou hast no evil thoughts, thou shalt commit no evil deeds. ~ Confucius,
274:position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world. ~ Jon Meacham,
275:The fact that you're poised to commit genocide undermines your judgement on ethical matters. ~ Jim C Hines,
276:The highest treason a crab can commit is to make a leap for the rim of the bucket. The ~ Steven Pressfield,
277:The Ignorance the people live in leads them to commit mistakes against their own happiness ~ Simon Bolivar,
278:You dont fall into love. You commit to it. Love is saying I will be there no matter what. ~ Timothy Keller,
279:A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
280:And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give in to the scene and commit. ~ Jennifer Garner,
281:Most men only commit great crimes because of their scruples about petty ones. ~ Jean Francois Paul de Gondi,
282:Naturally, one does not normally discuss plans to commit murder with the intended victim. ~ Robert J Sawyer,
283:Neither the U.S. Constitution nor laws governing prosecution of people who commit murder abroad ~ Anonymous,
284:People commit murder for the strangest reasons. And for much less money than you might think. ~ Viveca Sten,
285:Pick a vision that is ambitious and far-reaching enough to last decades, not years. Commit ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
286:Do not commit spiritual suicide through a passion for discussing metaphysical subtleties. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
287:Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed. ~ A W Tozer,
288:Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
289:One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
290:Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than of lust. ~ Piers Paul Read,
291:The possibility of remedying imprudent actions is commonly an inducement to commit them. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
292:Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it. ~ Confucius,
293:Focus alone is not enough; putting in the time to commit is also crucial to achieve success. ~ Warren Buffett,
294:Given the right circumstances, every human being n this earth would be willing to commit evil. ~ Paulo Coelho,
295:Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit. ~ Bill Cosby,
296:I can’t get involved in all the murders you need to commit to get this shit out of your system. ~ Dylan Moran,
297:I don't much like it when people commit unsavory acts and try to shift the blame onto me. ~ Richard Lee Byers,
298:If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself but to put myself back together again. ~ Antonin Artaud,
299:I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. ~ Carl Jung,
300:Nothing wrong with eggs for dinner at ten o’clock at night when you’re about to commit a crime. ~ M K England,
301:Once I commit to something, I commit—at least until I quit, which can happen at any time. ~ Michael Ian Black,
302:politicians should think a lot more carefully before they commit the next generation to war. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
303:The greatest sin you can commit against your own life is to know what you want and not to act. ~ Kim Stafford,
304:Commit to loving yourself completely. It's the most radical thing you will do in our lifetime. ~ Andrea Gibson,
305:Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. ~ Edward Coke,
306:Every Christian will allow that sin is an evil, and that it is our duty not to commit sin. ~ John Nelson Darby,
307:Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
308:Hey, for a scythe, cookies, and a chance to commit murder, Kronos could hide his true feelings. ~ Rick Riordan,
309:I make little distinction between those who commit evil and those who stand by and do nothing. ~ David Gemmell,
310:It's my job as an actor to commit to the role and not - through my own inhibitions - run away. ~ Nicole Kidman,
311:love is blind
and lovers cannot see
the pretty follies
that themselves commit ~ William Shakespeare,
312:One must commit acts of the highest treason only when dressed in the most resplendent finery. ~ Grant Morrison,
313:We think we want to do something and when it comes to it, we don't. We don't like to commit. ~ Linda McCartney,
314:You cannot commit an act of violence against a non-sentient object, only against a living thing. ~ Paul Watson,
315:Commit to loving yourself completely. It's the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime. ~ Andrea Gibson,
316:"I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud." ~ Carl Jung,
317:I think it's easy to stop smoking; it's just hard not to commit a felony after you stop. ~ David Foster Wallace,
318:I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn't know I could commit suicide at any time. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
319:Taking on Washington was the fastest way to commit political suicide in the revolutionary era. ~ Joseph J Ellis,
320:Until you know that you’re tougher than the enemy, you maneuver, you don’t commit to battle. ~ Orson Scott Card,
321:When we debate,
Our trivial difference loud, we do commit
Murder in healing wounds. ~ William Shakespeare,
322:Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. ~ Voltaire,
323:I always have the fear that, if I don't commit 100 percent to my work, then it's gonna suffer. ~ Joaquin Phoenix,
324:If we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well ~ Barack Obama,
325:I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life. ~ Jodie Foster,
326:It wasn't until '94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn't about the money. ~ Vanilla Ice,
327:Most commit the same mistake with God that they do with their friends: they do all the talking. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
328:Yo momma so stupid she tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building but got lost on the way down. ~ Various,
329:A man must commit a crime at least once in his life-time. Only then will his virtue be recognized ~ Girish Karnad,
330:If you're going to commit to something, you better do whatever it takes to make it happen. ~ Kate Friedman Siegel,
331:Man does not commit sin in unintentional deed,
but he might be the only one that could justify it. ~ Toba Beta,
332:Once you commit to something, you've got to commit the whole way. Try and make the best of it. ~ Malcolm McDowell,
333:Reducing children to a test score is the worst form of identity theft we could commit in schools. ~ Stephen Covey,
334:Single people are twice as likely to commit suicide. Divorced people, four times as likely. “Brady ~ Stephen King,
335:The future will be shaped by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task. ~ Robert F Kennedy,
336:The peculiar property of truth is never to commit excesses. What need has it of exaggeration? There ~ Victor Hugo,
337:You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. ~ Oscar Wilde,
338:Actually, the real mystery is why more people don’t commit murder. It must be terrible to be human. ~ Louise Penny,
339:For life change to happen, we must commit to full cooperation with God’s desire to transform us. ~ James MacDonald,
340:It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like. ~ Victor Hugo,
341:Sound unique and commit... the human has to transcend technology and that's what people will hear. ~ Richie Hawtin,
342:Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. ~ Iris Murdoch,
343:Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck. ~ Iris Murdoch,
344:You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. ~ Oscar Wilde,
345:(American farmers are four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.) ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
346:Any idea can be a great idea if you think differently, dream big and commit to seeing it realized ~ Richard Branson,
347:Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation. ~ Aaron McGruder,
348:As long as everyone thinks you’re a cutter or tried to commit suicide you’ll always be on the outs. ~ Katie McGarry,
349:Do not commit spiritual suicide through a passion for discussing metaphysical subtleties. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
350:He who considers himself a paragon of wisdom is sure to commit some superlatively stupid act. ~ Johann Ludwig Tieck,
351:Inej crossed her arms. One minute he made her blush and the next he made her want to commit murder. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
352:Rachel, people don’t commit murder over a parking space!’ ‘I’m sure people have been murdered for less, ~ B A Paris,
353:Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment and commit to the pitch as an acting job. ~ Christopher Durang,
354:You’ve got to decide what you’re going to do and then commit to it. That word suggests hesitation. ~ Pip Ballantine,
355:I actually start drawing things. Usually they're abandoned before I commit too much time and effort. ~ Daniel Clowes,
356:I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying - it's watching them commit suicide that pisses me off. ~ Molly Ivins,
357:Many commit the same crime with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown. ~ Juvenal,
358:Ok, look. I'm honest. Girl I can't lie I miss you. You and the music were the only things that I'd commit to ~ Drake,
359:The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt,
360:What kind of incompetence is this, leaving dangerous fiends like us alone to commit mischief? ~ Kathleen O Neal Gear,
361:All passions make us commit faults, but love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
362:All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
363:God does not regret saving you. There is no sin which you commit which is beyond the cross of Christ. ~ Matt Chandler,
364:Hillary Clinton follows a cardinal rule in politics - don't commit to a decision before you have to. ~ Chris Matthews,
365:I had a mad impulse to throw you down on the lunar surface and commit interstellar perversion with you. ~ Woody Allen,
366:Many commit the same crimes with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown. ~ Juvenal,
367:Ten years might as well be a hundred if you are doing time for a crime you didn’t commit, he said. ~ Michael Connelly,
368:...we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God. ~ Francis Chan,
369:When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being. I know the Bible like the back of my hand. ~ Barry White,
370:I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals. ~ Les Brown,
371:The human brain can soften as a result of incessant listening to music with an intent to commit prose. ~ Donal Henahan,
372:The projects looked like a place where dreams went to commit suicide and hope got screwed in the ass. ~ Joe R Lansdale,
373:We will in fact encourage them to commit more suicides. We have given them death and poison. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
374:You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit. ~ Oscar Wilde,
375:committed to a life of honesty, love and discipline, we must be willing to commit ourselves to reality. ~ John Bradshaw,
376:I do my best impression of a pen
and when every problem looks like a page
I commit ink to paper ~ Shane L Koyczan,
377:Most people that commit to a life of celibacy weren't leaving that much on the table in the first place. ~ Dov Davidoff,
378:NAMI finds that men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women, and without the warning signs. ~ Anonymous,
379:No matter how much a woman loved a man, it would still give her a glow to see him commit suicide for her. ~ H L Mencken,
380:Not to commit any sin, to do good, and to purify one’s mind, that is the teaching of (all) the Awakened. ~ F Max M ller,
381:Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself. ~ Jane Austen,
382:time has a way of returning all heedlessness to those who commit it … even if they are Divine. ~ Robert Jackson Bennett,
383:A theist is a person who has seen through the material and mechanical world and doesn’t commit suicide’. ~ Russell Brand,
384:I like you so much,
I would commit reason for you.
But it's not possible,
I'm a woman. ~ Sienna McQuillen,
385:It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it. ~ George McGovern,
386:Not about the Japanese, but about moments of perfection. commit it to memory and make good use of it. ~ Melina Marchetta,
387:The very simple-minded have often the genius to commit an uncomplicated crime and then leave it alone. ~ Agatha Christie,
388:I'm placing you under arrest for murder, conspiracy to commit murder and, I don't know, possibly littering. ~ Derek Landy,
389:Murder, considered a crime when people commit it singly, is transformed into a virtue when they do it en masse. ~ Cyprian,
390:Sara could commit adultery at one end and weep for her sins at the other, and enjoy both operations at once. ~ Joyce Cary,
391:Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than lust. —PIERS PAUL READ ~ Barbara Samuel,
392:The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins. ~ Thomas Huxley,
393:The truest crime remaining to him to commit was the waste of love. It should be bequeathed, as land is. ~ Thomas Keneally,
394:Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we're human, and our nature is to fly. ~ Stephen Hawking,
395:When you find your passion, that becomes your energy source and that becomes what you commit yourself to. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
396:Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
397:be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness ~ Mother Teresa,
398:Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice. ~ Honore de Balzac,
399:Look my friend, I've got to commit a murder tonight. Not you. Me. So be a good chap and stuff it, would you? ~ Ian Fleming,
400:One way or other, God will give redress to the injured, who in a humble silence commit their cause to him; ~ Matthew Henry,
401:When we conceive an enterprise and commit to it in the face of our fears, something wonderful happens. ~ Steven Pressfield,
402:An honest person will never commit criminal acts, but a criminal will readily engage in legal acts. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
403:Banks don't commit crimes. Bankers do. And they won't ever stop if they don't have to pay for their crimes. ~ Jim Hightower,
404:Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness. ~ Mother Teresa,
405:Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching. ~ Sachin Tendulkar,
406:Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
407:Everyone is entitled to commit murder in the imagination once in a while, not to mention lesser infractions. ~ Thomas Nagel,
408:If you're going to commit to that, you're going to have to find some way to make it bearable and enjoyable. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
409:There comes a point in your life when you become stark raving insane, commit suicide or become a mystic. ~ Anthony de Mello,
410:A woman never wrote, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." God wrote that. You sin first and foremost against God. ~ Johnny Hunt,
411:He who has it in his power to commit sin, is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able, weakens the desire. ~ Ovid,
412:I don’t feel! Miriam!” he yelled, making her jump. “How am I supposed to commit and love if I can’t even feel! ~ Lucian Bane,
413:...is it not to the mercies of the eyes of others that we commit ourselves on our journey through the world? ~ Angela Carter,
414:I was taught that you can’t expect to be forgiven when you continuously commit the same sin over and over again. ~ J B McGee,
415:I would have to commit a crime and have cops chase me. That would be the only way to get me to jog five miles. ~ Denis Leary,
416:Let’s get some outrage over people of color getting longer sentences for the same crimes other people commit. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
417:That's the greatest sin a director can commit; to make a film simply because he wants to make a film. ~ Krzysztof Kie lowski,
418:That's the greatest sin a director can commit; to make a film simply because he wants to make a film. ~ Krzysztof Kieslowski,
419:The honor of a nation is its life. Deliberately to abandon it is to commit an act of political suicide. ~ Alexander Hamilton,
420:There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history. ~ James Lovelock,
421:Violence and wrong enclose all who commit them in their meshes and do mostly recoil on him from whom they begin. ~ Lucretius,
422:Every man I date either cheats or can’t commit. Or is already way too committed to his mother. Or PlayStation. ~ Tessa Bailey,
423:freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose—and commit myself to—what is best for me. ~ Paulo Coelho,
424:Gus wasn’t ready to drink the Kool-Aid yet, but he was ready to commit to the final leg of this journey. ~ Guillermo del Toro,
425:How to Commit the Perfect Murder" was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away. ~ Alice Sebold,
426:I don't want the George Clooney lifelong bachelorhood. If I found the right person, I would commit in a minute. ~ Hill Harper,
427:I know not any crime so great that a man could contrive to commit as poisoning the sources of eternal truth. ~ Samuel Johnson,
428:I once heard that the French don't prosecute people who commit crimes of passion twenty minutes after waking. ~ Lynne Tillman,
429:Let's commit ourselves to being true disciples of Jesus Christ. Not mere fair-weather followers, but disciples. ~ Greg Laurie,
430:Poop humor is fun. If you do the toilet scenes well and commit to them, they can be really, really powerful. ~ Sandra Bullock,
431:Sixth-grade sweethearts. Wow. New Yorkers only commit to that type of monogamy with the Yankees or Giants ~ Gwendolyn Heasley,
432:Sometimes you've got to just commit to the idea and press forward and trust that you made the right decision. ~ Michael Schur,
433:They always think one commits suicide for a reason. But it’s quite possible to commit suicide for two reasons. ~ Albert Camus,
434:Voltaire got it right long ago: ‘Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~ Richard Dawkins,
435:Abuses of the freedom of speech ought to be repressed, but to whom are we to commit the power of doing it? ~ Benjamin Franklin,
436:If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world. ~ Ben Carson,
437:In sum, before his conversion, Paul had read his Bible and concluded that he should commit violence in God’s name. ~ Anonymous,
438:It is important to make sure that both persons wanting to marry have enough finances and are ready to commit ~ Yoshiko Sakurai,
439:It was the last game of the year and you were supposed to commit suicide or something if old Pencey didn't win. ~ J D Salinger,
440:Successful people understand the value of time. Once they commit to doing something, they would never cancel. ~ Raymond Arroyo,
441:The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them. ~ R K Milholland,
442:There are only two kinds of people who do not commit any sins: Unborn human beings and dead human beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
443:This is the purpose of life, is it not? To create life is the greatest act a living creature can commit. ~ Michael A Stackpole,
444:When we commit our lives to the Lord, what happens to us happens by way of appointment and not by accident. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
445:Your ultimate goal for marriage is that both of you—as husband and wife—commit to keep growing spiritually. ~ Elizabeth George,
446:A murderer is seldom content with one crime. Give him time, and a lack of suspicion, and he’ll commit another ~ Agatha Christie,
447:Anyone who says that Iran will commit suicide with its nuclear power is a moron and has no business in discussion. ~ Reza Aslan,
448:I'll buy metaphor, but simile's a cop-out used by scaredycats who won't commit to anything. Simile's for cowards. ~ Alan Garner,
449:Is it better to commit evil and attempt to balance it with an exalted act than to live a resolutely neutral life? ~ Don DeLillo,
450:It was the last game of the year, and you were supposed to commit suicide or something if old Pencey didn't win. ~ J D Salinger,
451:She talks philosophy and tries to commit suicide every now and again, apparently in order to annoy her husband. ~ Anton Chekhov,
452:To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape. ~ John Fowles,
453:A •practical philosophy doesn’t commit itself to explanations of what happens but to laws about what ought to happen ~ Anonymous,
454:Even if the effort is bound to fail you still commit completely. It is the commitment that counts for something. ~ Dario Robleto,
455:I have no plants in my house. They won't live for me. Some of them don't even wait to die, they commit suicide. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
456:I would never commit the positively anti-social action of robbing a bank, or worse still, working in one. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
457:Never stand idly while people commit what you know to be an injustice! Injustice only leads to more injustice! ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
458:Sometimes, people trying to commit suicide manage it in a manner that leaves them breathless with astonishment. ~ Salman Rushdie,
459:The greatest sin a coach can commit is to allow kids to slide by. This goes for the classroom as well as the court ~ Hubie Brown,
460:To be a saint is the exception; to be a just person is the rule. Err, stumble, commit sin, but be one of the just. ~ Victor Hugo,
461:To paraphrase Voltaire: if they can make you believe in their absurdities, they can make you commit their atrocities. ~ Voltaire,
462:To use the machineries of justice to commit injustice is the deepest offense to the Father of Winter.” He ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
463:Unless someone is faithful in handling the temptations of wealth, who will commit to him true riches? ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
464:When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
465:Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me. ~ Paulo Coelho,
466:I did commit adultery, if adultery is having a relationship in a marriage with another woman. I learned from that. ~ Steve Garvey,
467:If you do not believe that a man will commit murder for one can of tomatoes, then you have never been hungry. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
468:Let's all get married. There is nothing more beautiful than two people who love each other and commit to marriage ~ Paulina Rubio,
469:Someone has said that there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: Admit, submit, commit and transmit. ~ Dwight L Moody,
470:There are always people willing to commit unspeakable human atrocity in exchange for a little power and privilege. ~ Chris Hedges,
471:The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it. ~ Albert Einstein,
472:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. ~ Max Lucado,
473:Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. ~ Brian Tracy,
474:If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world. ~ Benjamin Carson,
475:If you had enough money, you could hardly commit crimes at all. You just perpetrated amusing little peccadilloes. ~ Terry Pratchett,
476:I had my own test, better than Turing’s: when a computer could genuinely convince me that it wanted to commit suicide. ~ Ken Wilber,
477:It is only those who feel disconnected and seperated from the Oneness of All That Is that can ever commit evil deeds. ~ Dean Frazer,
478:I was putting a lot on the line for a guy that was probably as ready to commit to a relationship as George Clooney was. ~ Anonymous,
479:The rich “learn lessons.” The poor commit crimes. “Mistakes” are generally considered a mark of the middle class. ~ Josiah Bancroft,
480:To truly be committed to a life of honesty, love and discipline, we must be willing to commit ourselves to reality. ~ John Bradshaw,
481:What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand,
482:Asking someone to help you commit a crime and then leaving him alive to point you out to the enforcers is foolish. ~ Lindsay Buroker,
483:If the Chinese commit cyberwarfare against us, they are going to see cyberwarfare like they have never seen before. ~ Chris Christie,
484:In fact one is tempted to ask whether there is a single man left ready, for once, to commit an outrageous folly. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
485:In the incident of her husband’s death, her temptation to commit the alleged atrocities may have had its birth.”[ ~ Harold Schechter,
486:Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
487:New York is like that perfect lover that just won't commit but he's so good that you hang around anyway, NYC is dreamy! ~ Bevy Smith,
488:Shall any man be above justice? Above all, shall that man be above it who can commit the most extensive injustice? ~ Andrew McCarthy,
489:So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple. ~ Damien Hirst,
490:Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. And you will be growing. ~ Osho,
491:He opened his coat to reveal his badge, but I confess I didn’t peer closely enough to commit the number to memory. This ~ Sue Grafton,
492:It is cowardly to commit suicide. The English often kill themselves. It is a malady caused by the humid climate. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
493:To commit to actual things composed of wood and metal and fabric was to make real the vagueness and unreality of love. ~ Meg Wolitzer,
494:We all have the potential to commit the crime. We chose not to. Every single day, we chose not to. I am no different ~ David Levithan,
495:When we use a language, we should commit ourselves to knowing it, being able to read it, and writing it idiomatically. ~ Ron Jeffries,
496:Wherever I see some mystique, be it virtue or family, faith or fatherland, there I must commit some indecent act. ~ Witold Gombrowicz,
497:If an angelic being fell from the sky and tried to live in this world of ours I think even they would commit many wrongs. ~ Sui Ishida,
498:I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” – Dr. Carl Jung ~ Michael Schmicker,
499:Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people's reaction to my trying to commit suicide. ~ Emilie Autumn,
500:The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone. ~ Joe Rogan,
501:To serve the Lord requires personal sacrifices. If one is not willing to pay the price he should never commit himself. ~ Frank Hammond,
502:We all commit idolatry every day. It is the sin of the soul meeting its needs with anything that distances it from God. We ~ Anonymous,
503:you perfect results. What I can promise you is that you won’t get it right if you don’t commit to keep trying. ~ Clayton M Christensen,
504:Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. ~ Mark Twain,
505:Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide. ~ Friedrich List,
506:Research suggests that investment bankers are more prone to commit fraud when they feel the competitor at their heels. ~ Charles Duhigg,
507:Suicide, the dog continued, is the most heroic act, which no animal save for man dares to commit or could ever contemplate. ~ Rawi Hage,
508:There is nothing you can do to assuage your conscience when you commit sins. Crime is a spiritual assault on the soul. ~ Vikram Chatwal,
509:Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more. ~ Anonymous,
510:Someday science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world. ~ Henry Adams,
511:I will never let Berkley commit treason, ever," Maximus said, "but if he did, I would step on anyone who tried to hang him. ~ Naomi Novik,
512:Sighing heavily, for he disliked violence generally and murder in particular, Cabal set off to commit violent murder. ~ Jonathan L Howard,
513:Do not suffer life to stagnate, it will grow muddy for want of motion; commit yourself again to the current of the world. ~ Samuel Johnson,
514:found a book called Thriving Not Surviving in a box on the street. I stood there, flipping through it, unwilling to commit. ~ Jenny Offill,
515:I tried to commit suicide one day. It was a very Woody Allen-type suicide. I turned on the gas and left all the windows open. ~ Elton John,
516:It's one of the most validating things you can do for a product is go out there and get them to commit to pay you up front. ~ Emmett Shear,
517:I understand that I may make mistakes with characters who don't share my own background, but I commit to doing my best. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
518:O Lord, I commit to standing by Your side so that Your closeness will prevent anything from moving me away from Your presence. ~ Anonymous,
519:Some day science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world. ~ Henry Adams,
520:Some people want everything to be perfect before they're willing to commit... But commitment always precedes achievement. ~ John C Maxwell,
521:Whenever she came across lines she liked, she'd mark them in pencil and commit them to memory as if they were Holy Writ. ~ Haruki Murakami,
522:Women must commit to use our power-to on our own behalf so we can translate it into the power to help others and ourselves. ~ Gloria Feldt,
523:You may think a crime horrible because you could never commit it. I think it is horrible because I could commit it. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
524:Commit to investing at least one hour per day studying subjects that will help you move closer toward your ultimate vision. ~ Steve Siebold,
525:Dad rubbed his forehead. "No Sophie, its alright. That's what I hoped you would do."
"You hoped I'd commit mirrorcide? ~ Rachel Hawkins,
526:Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
527:I dream ...of a world where we can commit our social resources to the development of human life and not to its destruction ~ Benazir Bhutto,
528:I’m placing you under arrest for murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and, I don’t know, possibly littering. ~ Derek Landy,
529:Most people who commit a sin count on some personal benefit to be derived therefrom, but profanity has not even this excuse. ~ Hosea Ballou,
530:None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so. ~ Cornel West,
531:The laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
532:This city is reward for all it will enable you to achieve and punishment for all the crimes it will force you to commit. ~ Colson Whitehead,
533:When you know that your fate is completely random, you have the freedom to commit yourself to any theory that will empower you. ~ Anonymous,
534:Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
535:I win the private victory when I have made my mind up and commit to live by correct principles and to serve worthy purposes. ~ Stephen Covey,
536:Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ] even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders. ~ Martin Luther,
537:The priests told the people that whoever brought fagots to burn heretics would have an indulgence to commit sins for forty days. ~ John Foxe,
538:As you commit your life to follow the Lord, He begins to plant His desires in your heart, then guides you according to His plan ~ Chuck Smith,
539:I just take on what I can commit to completely at that point in time, and that way you'll be able to give your best. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
540:Men never commit bad actions with more coolness and assurance in their rectitude than when they do them by virtue of a false belief. ~ Pascal,
541:My parents encouraged us to commit to things, so if we wanted to learn an instrument, it was all the grades and all the theory. ~ Laura Mvula,
542:Prayer calls me to abandon the present as my only lens on life and commit to look at life from the perspective of reality. ~ Paul David Tripp,
543:The function of initiations is to commit one's whole psychological pitch to the requirements of a particular stage in life. ~ Joseph Campbell,
544:We must have Sunni-Arabs involved in this coalition [against ISIS]. We must commit leadership, strength, support and resolve. ~ Carly Fiorina,
545:A man of business will often deceive you without the slightest scruple, but he will absolutely refuse to commit a theft. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
546:As long as you want to fuck attractive women, you must commit to making the act of approaching a part of your normal state of being. ~ Roosh V,
547:I knew then that I would not turn back. I’d struggled to come this far, and I would commit myself to whatever happened next. ~ Louis Zamperini,
548:I mean that if you are not absolutely sure of a thing, it is so difficult to commit yourself to a definite course of action. ~ Agatha Christie,
549:No, I don't want to commit suicide, but I should like to fade away and die gently. To depart from life as one gets out of a bath. ~ Pitigrilli,
550:Oh, Lord, it is not the sins I have committed that I regret, but those which I have had no opportunity to commit ~ Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib,
551:The Devil did not tempt Adam and Eve to steal, to lie, to kill, to commit adultery; he tempted them to live independent of God. ~ Bob Jones Sr,
552:The girls who like me aren't the ones I like. Or, if I do and they want to commit, I suddenly need tons of time with my friends. ~ Ethan Hawke,
553:When you're a parent, then you still have to commit to this concept of, "Okay, I'm basically out of action now for three months." ~ Thom Yorke,
554:Having a baby is like
getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
555:It is so fascinating that someone can commit their whole entire lifestyle to being such a fantastic woman when I'm such a bum about it. ~ Kesha,
556:I wonder if anybody ever decided to commit suicide, then thought; but first I'm going to stop by that taco place I like so much. ~ Dov Davidoff,
557:The spirit as system requires the murder of God; and, conversely, in order to commit the murder of God the system is fashioned. ~ Eric Voegelin,
558:The worst crime I could commit in his eyes was to do anything for my own pleasure, anything outside of my daughterly duties. ~ Ottessa Moshfegh,
559:We shared a sympathetic look, mutually marveling that kids who commit grown-up crimes still have their little-boy sweet tooth. ~ Lionel Shriver,
560:What he knows now is that guilt isn’t the only reason people commit suicide. Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV. ~ Stephen King,
561:He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth… . [He] committed Himself to the One who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:22–23 ~ Beth Moore,
562:If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy. ~ Karen Hughes,
563:In my lowest moments, the only reason I didn't commit suicide was that I knew I wouldn't be able to drink any more if I was dead. ~ Eric Clapton,
564:I thank you all and here dismiss you all, and to the love and favor of my country commit myself, my person, and the cause. ~ William Shakespeare,
565:You learn how to plant your damn feet is what you do. You bend and stretch and grow, but you commit to not moving from who you are. ~ Bren Brown,
566:You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination. ~ Charles de Gaulle,
567:Be your own judge. But commit no trespass, remembering that where another's liberty begins your own inevitably meets its boundary. ~ S M Stirling,
568:But subtitles made all the sitcoms look like French movies, so I kept waiting for Jennifer Aniston to smoke or commit incest. ~ John Joseph Adams,
569:Destiny is not to be trifled with. Do not commit the tragic error of satisfying present appetite at the cost of future fulfilment ~ Russell Hoban,
570:If men only believe enough in Christ they can commit adultery and murder a thousand times a day without periling their salvation. ~ Martin Luther,
571:I'm never, never sure which way to go. I'm full of unsureness. That's been a habit for years. I never really want to commit. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
572:In the mind of the public, she seemed endowed with an almost supernatural power to commit heinous acts, no matter the time or place. ~ Alexis Coe,
573:I react like everyone else, even like those I most despise; but I make up for it by deploring every action I commit, good or bad. ~ Emil M Cioran,
574:One should not withdraw from individuals and commit to the community what they can accomplish by their own enterprise and industry ~ Pope Pius XI,
575:Sometimes I wonder if the worst crime evil people ever commit is forcing good people to kill them in defense of life and liberty. ~ David A Wells,
576:The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
577:The greatest crime anybody can commit is to think that the weakness and the mistakes of others
give him the right to exist at their expense. ~,
578:Use fewer words; commit yourself to long periods of listening; and eliminate giving advice, meddling, and participating in gossip. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
579:A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
580:A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
581:Age - That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
582:An adulterer will not commit adultery when he has full faith (in Allah), and a thief will not steal when he has full faith (in Allah). ~ Ibn Majah,
583:Be yourself and your readers will follow you anywhere. Try to commit an act of writing and they will jump overboard to get away. ~ William Zinsser,
584:Do you know the strangest thing about being a soldier? It is that you are repeatedly ordered to commit suicide. and you obey. ~ Louis de Berni res,
585:In fact, most mentally ill people do not commit serious violence, and most violence is committed by people who are not mentally ill. ~ Bandy X Lee,
586:In the mind of the public, she seemed endowed with an almost supernatural power to commit heinous acts, now matter the time or place. ~ Alexis Coe,
587:Mother: “I’m amazed that more people don’t commit suicide. They just keep on living. It’s so hard and they just keep doing it.” Useful ~ Eula Biss,
588:They’re out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them. ~ Ken Kesey,
589:Think beyond the pain. Think beyond the difficulty. Commit to having one good idea every day. What new idea will you claim today? ~ Mary Morrissey,
590:This means that we can’t trust our fellow humans never to commit omnicide: nobody wanting it isn’t necessarily enough to prevent it. ~ Max Tegmark,
591:And fight in God’s cause against those who wage war against you, but do not commit aggression—for surely, God does not love aggressors. ~ Anonymous,
592:Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of •people is filled with the desire to commit crime. ~ Anonymous,
593:Cady, I love you. I never stopped loving you ... I was never able to commit to another woman because I was still in love with you. ~ Kristen Ashley,
594:If I can't get people to commit themselves on whether or not there is a square root of two, then I won't touch on God or anything here ~ Tom Lehrer,
595:People high in conscientiousness get better grades in high school and college; they commit fewer crimes; and they stay married longer. ~ Paul Tough,
596:The fact is, you can’t do everything. Everyone says you can, but you can’t. You have to decide what you want most and commit to it. ~ S P Miskowski,
597:Commit yourself to deeper awareness. Be generous of spirit. Embrace every day as a new world. Let the timeless be in charge of time. ~ Deepak Chopra,
598:I don’t have nerve enough to commit suicide,” she said, “so I might as well do anything anybody says—in the service of mankind.” *** ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
599:If ye fulfil the royal law, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well ; but if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin. ~ James II.8, 9,
600:People who commit crimes should be responsible for those crimes. It doesn't matter whether they're priests or ministers or atheists. ~ John Ashcroft,
601:The more cruel the wrong that men commit against an individual or a people, the deeper their hatred and contempt for their victim. ~ Albert Einstein,
602:Turning pro is like kicking a drug habit or stopping drinking. It's a decision, a decision to which we must re-commit every day. ~ Steven Pressfield,
603:you, pious milktoast: you don’t murder, steal or commit adultery—because you are afraid. All your virtues are daughters of fear. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
604:Absolute freedom does not exist; what does exist is the freedom to choose anything you like and then commit yourself to that decision. ~ Paulo Coelho,
605:Dream big dreams, and pursue those dreams with courage, optimism and perseverance. Commit yourself to making the world a better place. ~ Pat Williams,
606:If you want to have a happy, successful, fulfilling, confident life, you have to commit yourself to take care of the people around you. ~ Simon Sinek,
607:It's a funny phenomenon. You can never visit your own funeral, but if you want to see how people feel about you, commit a crime. ~ Elizabeth L Silver,
608:Justice doesn't only mean that the people who commit crime are punished. It also means that we can never give up seeking the truth. ~ Henning Mankell,
609:Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. I don’t know how people who engage in that don’t commit suicide. ~ Bertie Ahern,
610:The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won't commit to anything. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
611:Theodore Roosevelt was always getting himself in hot water by talking before he had to commit himself upon issues not well-defined. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
612:There are cases when I can make myself better off by restricting my future choices and commit myself to a specific course of action. ~ Richard Thaler,
613:There is but one way to tranquility of mind and happiness, and that is to account no external things thine own, but to commit all to God. ~ Epictetus,
614:They [US soldiers] started to commit suicide on the Baghdad walls. We will encourage them to double their suicide attempts. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
615:When we give anything more priority than we give to God, we commit idolatry. Thus we all commit idolatry countless times every day. ~ Brennan Manning,
616:Without prayer, fasting is simply a diet. You must commit to praying and meditating during the times you would normally eat a meal. ~ Courtney Joseph,
617:First I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon. ~ John F Kennedy,
618:Governments must commit to sound economic and financial policies. This is how we ensure reform in the euro area - and our independence. ~ Mario Draghi,
619:If you are proposing to commit a sin it is as well to commit it with intelligence. Otherwise you are insulting God as well as defying Him. ~ P D James,
620:Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed. ~ A W Tozer,
621:People always think that a suicide is commited for one reason. But it is perfectly possible to commit a suicide for two reasons. ~ Albert Camus,
622:the job of fiction is to find the truth inside the story’s web of lies, not to commit intellectual dishonesty in the hunt for the buck. ~ Stephen King,
623:While each of us faces enormous challenges every day, it's not the sins we commit that will define us, its how we respond to them. ~ Sugar Ray Leonard,
624:Governments commit more crimes upon persons and property and contribute more to their insecurity than all [the] criminals put together. ~ Josiah Warren,
625:I have a rule that has served me well in life. When in doubt, do nothing. If you’re not sure, don’t buy it, don’t comment, don’t commit. ~ Kathy Reichs,
626:I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit. ~ Tupac Shakur,
627:I moreover affirm that our wisdom itself, and wisest consultations, for the most part commit themselves to the conduct of chance. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
628:Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, & those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink. ~ Mark Twain,
629:These Filipinos will be your worst enemies if you commit the imprudence of attacking the Spaniards without the necessary preparation. ~ Ambeth R Ocampo,
630:In that you're wrong. I choose, I adhere, I pursue, I commit, I attain. That - that, my errant friend - is an absolute."
- Hawk ~ Karen Marie Moning,
631:I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye. ~ Steve Maraboli,
632:None of us alone can save the nation or the world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so. (p. 109) ~ Cornel West,
633:Sin is not just what the catechism says it is. Sin is not simply that which we commit. Sin is also what we desire but are too weak to do. ~ S ndor M rai,
634:There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year. ~ Richard Lugar,
635:To commit suicide is easy. To live without a god is more difficult. The drunkenness of triumph is greater than the drunkenness of sacrifice. ~ Anais Nin,
636:To commit suicide is easy. To live without a god is more difficult. The drunkenness of triumph is greater than the drunkenness of sacrifice. ~ Ana s Nin,
637:You’re the only person I know who can take communion despite not believing in God and not commit blasphemy. The only person I know. ~ Karl Ove Knausg rd,
638:God did not just overcome evil at the cross. He made evil serve the overcoming of evil. He made evil commit suicide in doing its worst evil. ~ John Piper,
639:In the material world, where everything is valued, when you commit yourself to God, beauty and love, it can be mistaken for extravagance. ~ Imelda Marcos,
640:To cherish perfection is to commit creative suicide, and every true artist knows that a masterpiece is an accident that should be burned. ~ Barry Hughart,
641:Vladimir specialized in grey studies of hopeless misery, where nothing happened till page 380, when the muzhik decided to commit suicide. ~ P G Wodehouse,
642:WE COMMIT ALL SORTS OF INJUSTICES AT EVERY STEP WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST EVIL INTENTION. EVERY MINUTE WE ARE THE CAUSE OF SOMEONE’S UNHAPPINESS ~ Ian Rankin,
643:All of us, in some part or other, are loathsome. We all harbour a crime we’ve committed, or a crime that our soul doesn’t let us commit. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
644:Any time you make a commitment to something, it will be tested. If something is worth doing, I will commit myself to carrying it through. ~ John C Maxwell,
645:Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime. ~ Tony Robbins,
646:Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this. ~ Anonymous,
647:I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes. ~ Ernst Zundel,
648:If we could see one another’s pain and empathize with one another, it would never be worth it to us to commit the crimes in the first place. ~ Trevor Noah,
649:I used to always fight for human rights. I still fight for Leonard Peltier, who's spent 35 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. ~ Vivienne Westwood,
650:Let Him do what pleases Him; let Him disclose Himself when it pleases Him! I now commit myself wholly to His care and clemency. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
651:Some people just couldn't commit to their own health. Instead they wasted their energy worrying about things they could do nothing about. ~ Tess Gerritsen,
652:Then she began to quote from Shakespeare:
‘But love is blind, and lovers
cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves
commit. ~ Carolyn Keene,
653:As part of the National Strategy, the Government should commit itself to the virtual elimination of functional illiteracy and innumeracy. ~ May Britt Moser,
654:Continue to witness to the Gospel every day and commit yourselves generously in the next missionary initiatives in the Diocese of Rome. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
655:Demographically and psychologically, Europeans have chosen to commit societal suicide, and their principal heir and beneficiary will be Islam. ~ Mark Steyn,
656:The time had come to protest with the heart, that to deny one's genealogy with the earth was to commit treason against one's soul. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
657:Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent...and have a grateful heart! ~ H Jackson Brown Jr,
658:Maybe they thought they could make me go and commit suicide if they yelled loud enough. But either you have it in you or you don’t. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
659:Relax. Just relax and have fun doing what you're doing. Don't worry so much about being results oriented. Just commit yourself to the moment. ~ John Goodman,
660:The foolish acts of others ought to serve more as a lesson to us than an occasion to laugh at those who commit them. ~ Madeleine de Souvre marquise de Sable,
661:The poor who commit murder, rape and robbery are not only not starving, they have far more material things than the word ‘poverty’ suggests. ~ Dennis Prager,
662:THEY SAY THE FIRST STEP is the hardest. But it’s really the third—when you’re too far in to turn back and not far enough to completely commit. ~ Kim Liggett,
663:Wear that beautiful dress you had on when you first came to Clichy. I want to see the white of your flesh against it. I want to commit excesses. ~ Ana s Nin,
664:we commit honest maniacs to Bedlam, so judges should be withdrawn from their bench, whose erroneous biases are leading us to dissolution. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
665:All errors which a man is likely to commit against advice are far outweighed by the evil of allowing others to constrain him for his good. ~ John Stuart Mill,
666:Clearly, it is difficult to eat healthfully in our crazy world, where it seems that everyone else is on a mission to commit suicide with food. ~ Joel Fuhrman,
667:Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime. ~ Anthony Robbins,
668:No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
669:Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. ~ John Adams,
670:Stop just cheering for others who are living their visions. Commit yourself to your own success and follow the steps required to achieve it. ~ Steve Maraboli,
671:The worst fault a salesman can commit is to be a bore...... Pretend to be vastly interested in any subject the prospects shows an interest in. ~ David Ogilvy,
672:We only learn our limits by going beyond them. I propose that we all commit ourselves to the process of Constant and Never ending Improvement. ~ Tony Robbins,
673:You can't always see both sides of the story. Eventually, you have to pick a side and stick with it. No more equivocating. You have to commit. ~ John Mulaney,
674:All that you call sin is nothing but mistakes. And mistakes are the way of learning. Those people who never commit mistakes are the most stupid people, ~ Osho,
675:As you acquire a sense of reverence, you develop a capacity to think more deeply about the value of Life before you commit your energy to action. ~ Gary Zukav,
676:I’ve always thought I could commit the perfect murder. People who get caught get caught because they don’t have patience; they refuse to plan. ~ Gillian Flynn,
677:Social media, to me, is like a marriage. You have to foster it and take care of it and commit to it. And you have to understand your partner. ~ Dwayne Johnson,
678:The problem with carnal anger and outrage is that it's one of the easiest sons to commit while convincing oneself that he is being faithful. ~ Russell D Moore,
679:The stories are most often about justice. In her stories, those who commit injustice, or act tyrannically, come to no good. They are punished. ~ Marina Warner,
680:While translated one could commit incest, murder, anything, and it remained from a juridical standpoint a mere fantasy, an impotent wish only. ~ Philip K Dick,
681:Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can. ~ Chris Evert,
682:Have you a ruffian that will swear, drink, dance,
Revel the night, rob, murder, and commit
The oldest sins the newest kind of ways? ~ William Shakespeare,
683:If you're a beautiful Caucasian woman, and you commit a heinous crime, it's like people don't want to acknowledge the reality of your actions. ~ Alissa Nutting,
684:Mon ami,' said Poirot with dignity, 'when I commit a murder it will not be with the arrow poison of the South American Indians. ~ Agatha Christie,
685:incapacity to commit oneself to any value system beyond one supplying self-serving needs usually indicates severe narcissistic pathology. The ~ Otto F Kernberg,
686:It’s very easy to diagnose a borderline. They screw you over, rip you off, commit whatever transgression, and then they blame you for it. ~ Christiane Northrup,
687:It was the kind of place you went when your earthly troubles became too much for you and you were looking for a creative way to commit suicide. ~ Ilona Andrews,
688:I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming too low. I will do the work that a failure will not do. I will always let my reach exceed my grasp. ~ Og Mandino,
689:I would absolutely commit to holding a vote on the hunting ban - I think it is not proven to be in the interests of animal welfare whatsoever. ~ Andrea Leadsom,
690:Pigpen taps his steering wheel. "He's in love with her, but he won't fully commit until you're on board with her or at least talk to him again. ~ Katie McGarry,
691:The bottom line is that you have to choose who you are going to commit to-- that's the foundation of true love, not the lack of other options ~ Stephenie Meyer,
692:The Golden Gate Bridge should have a long bungee cord for people who aren't quite ready to commit suicide but want to get in a little practice. ~ George Carlin,
693:I don't think you necessarily identify and believe in the motifs of the character, but you have to want to play it and want to commit to the lines. ~ Clive Owen,
694:I hope this is the lesson we women really commit to memory - we learned that it doesn't work to try be someone other than who you really are. ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
695:Iraq should commit itself to implement the U.N. resolutions, and the Iraqi leadership should put the interests of its people into consideration. ~ Hosni Mubarak,
696:There are certain people fated to be fools; they not only commit follies by choice, but are even constrained to do so by fortune. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
697:When we commit violence against an infant girl, we call it child abuse; when we commit violence against an infant boy, we call it circumcision. ~ Warren Farrell,
698:Be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhaps a long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr,
699:Her breath smelled terrible and I told myself to commit that fact to memory, to remember it the next time I was intimidated by her unwavering grace. ~ Ben Lerner,
700:I'm for ethanol, and I think it's a very important partial ingredient of the overall mix of alternative and renewable fuels we ought to commit to. ~ John F Kerry,
701:I try to only commit myself to things that I think I can accomplish and commit myself to 100 percent. I try not to bite off more than I can chew. ~ Queen Latifah,
702:People who consistently succeed are those who can commit all of their resources, mental and physical, to work together toward achieving a task. ~ Anthony Robbins,
703:I act here and there but you have to commit so far out in advance when you're directing that you - I'm kind of booked six months out, so it's hard. ~ Joanna Kerns,
704:If a man would commit an inexpiable offence against any society, large or small, let him be successful. They will forgive any crime except that. ~ Charles Dickens,
705:I tell a lot of young performers, 'Go get in trouble. Go commit yourself to something you're not sure you can do.' And I followed my own advice. ~ Stephen Colbert,
706:No one must use the name of God to commit violence. To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman. ~ Pope Francis,
707:No rational person would intentionally commit an act of evil, for everyone knows that it would bring the wrath of the community upon him. (Socrates) ~ Karen Essex,
708:only species in nature that doesn’t commit adultery and in which there seems to be one hundred percent monogamy is a flatworm, Diplozoon paradoxum. ~ Paulo Coelho,
709:People in obedience to the Lord do not worry, do not fret, do not need to know all of the outcomes before they are willing to commit themselves. ~ Reinhard Bonnke,
710:Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others - how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself. ~ Ang Lee,
711:[T]he scale of a man's evil is not entirely to be measured by its practical consequences. Men commit evil within the scope available to them. ~ Theodore Dalrymple,
712:True love waits, but not just for sex. It waits for the right time to commit to God’s brand of love—unwavering, unflagging, and totally committed. ~ Joshua Harris,
713:Animals are consummately pro-choice. Their bodies commit to the massive task of reproduction only when the resources to pull it off are available. ~ Bernd Heinrich,
714:The problem with carnal anger and outrage is that it’s one of the easiest sins to commit while convincing oneself that one is being faithful. The ~ Russell D Moore,
715:Here is your final lesson - do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, "Vengeance is mine." [...] He believes in you. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
716:I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan. ~ Everett Dirksen,
717:Men with high baseline levels of testosterone marry less frequently, have more adulterous affairs, commit more spousal abuse, and divorce more often. ~ Helen Fisher,
718:She looks like a woman who has found it ridiculous to commit herself to a single emotional stance in anything, but must always ride high heavy irony. ~ Sylvia Plath,
719:The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other. ~ Francis Bacon,
720:The most basic rule of editing is that if you can’t bear to read it, no one else can either. So when you find yourself skimming, commit murder. ~ Marion Roach Smith,
721:I'm trying to see Olly in his darkened room when the Bundt leaps from the sill and plunges to the ground.
I gasp. Did the cake just commit suicide? ~ Nicola Yoon,
722:[Otto von Bismarck] only considered the interests of his own country - always the worst offense that a statesman can commit in the eyes of foreigners. ~ A J P Taylor,
723:People who try to commit suicide - don't attempt to save them! . . . China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people. ~ Mao Zedong,
724:A man can be prevented from breaking into other persons' houses by shutting him up, but shutting him up may not alter his disposition to commit burglary. ~ John Dewey,
725:I confess that I cannot understand how we can plot, lie, cheat and commit murder abroad and remain humane, honorable, trustworthy and trusted at home. ~ Archibald Cox,
726:I'm getting very old and my bones ache. My sins are deserting me, and if I could only have my time over again I'd take care to commit more of them. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
727:It was that feeling of not being able to quite capture it, not being able to commit the moment, the feeling, to memory because it was too fleeting. She ~ Theresa Weir,
728:The more value you create for others, the more your life will work. Commit yourself to doing good. To get more from life, you must give more to life. ~ Robin S Sharma,
729:You know some religious scholars believe that when faced with overwhelming temptation you should commit a small sin just to relieve the pressure a bit. ~ Bree Despain,
730:Arianna, your performance will actually improve if you can commit to not only working hard, but also unplugging, recharging and renewing yourself. ~ Arianna Huffington,
731:Free again, but it's just a feeling; freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit yourself to what is best for you. ~ Paulo Coelho,
732:Her order of priorities had been set in stone years ago. She would commit any sin to protect Kirito - Kazuto Kirigaya. She would accept any punishment. ~ Reki Kawahara,
733:If you are proposing to commit a sin it is as well to commit it with intelligence. Otherwise you are insulting God as well as defying Him, don't you think? ~ P D James,
734:Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years. ~ Al Gore,
735:We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world, in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice. ~ Doc Hastings,
736:Whether we commit seppuku by our own hands or are crucified by the executioner, our ultimate end is to die. This is a band of death, but death with honor! ~ John Allyn,
737:Apparently, dancing for him and throwing herself at him weren't enough. Apparently, she had to nearly commit murder to arouse him enough to attack her. ~ Gena Showalter,
738:But hey, if that’s too much to ask, tell them to just become Christians—you know, the people who get to go to heaven without having to commit to anything ~ Francis Chan,
739:I felt my father's presence with me, helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had. I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension ~ Michael Landon,
740:If peace seems elusive in your life today, commit yourself to God, commit your concerns to Him in prayer, and then rest peacefully as you trust in Him. ~ David Jeremiah,
741:In a series, you really need to stay open-minded. It's not like a play or a film, where you can create and fully commit to your character's back-story. ~ Johnny Galecki,
742:Only optimists commit suicide, optimists who no longer succeed at being optimists. The others, having no reason to live, why would they have any to die? ~ Emil M Cioran,
743:When countries commit to protecting vulnerable lives, they should receive support from those who can provide it in order to make their programs a success. ~ Liya Kebede,
744:When people commit to doing something, an act, there’s a thought process wether it be well orchestrated or spur in the moment, take this into consideration. ~ Anonymous,
745:but if we’re being 100 percent honest with each other, I really can’t commit to anything once a month. I don’t even get my period once a goddamned month. ~ Samantha Irby,
746:Crime too is a form of solitude, even if one thousand get together to commit it. And it is right for me to die alone, after having lived and killed alone. ~ Albert Camus,
747:Everything I have said or done is in the hands of God. I commit myself to Him! I certify to you that I would do or say nothing against the Christian faith. ~ Joan of Arc,
748:General Meade will commit no blunder in my front, and if I make one he will make haste to take advantage of it.”28 Since the morning of June 28th, when ~ Peter G Tsouras,
749:Here was an occasion, she thought, for indulging in that deliberate rudeness which only persons with habitually good manners have the right to commit... ~ Stella Gibbons,
750:I believe a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate, attractive force and I commit from this day forward to love myself deeply and extravagantly ~ Jan Phillips,
751:Only optimists commit suicide, optimists who no longer succeed at being optimists. The others, having no reason to live, why would they have any to die? ~ Emile M Cioran,
752:wished the Citroën were an automatic. He could have put it in drive and let it commit suicide on its own. The stick meant he had to push it over the edge. ~ Alan Russell,
753:You know that murder is wicked. If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this would be any excuse for you, if you should commit the same crime? ~ Jupiter Hammon,
754:All cultures have these feelings about non-functional areas of activity. And the more time people have on their hands, the more they commit it to those areas. ~ Brian Eno,
755:Anytime you commit sin and God deals with you, you have the opportunity to confess it. If you don't confess it, you only have one option but to cover it up. ~ Johnny Hunt,
756:Commitment doesn't mean that it has to last forever, but while you are there, commit yourself 100%. By doing this, the quality of your life improves 100%. ~ Susan Jeffers,
757:So commit! Commit yourself to pushing through the fear and becoming more than you are at the present moment. The you that could be is absolutely colossal. ~ Susan Jeffers,
758:The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. ~ Jim Morrison,
759:The worst ever offence you can commit against your time is to think that “time spent making plans is time being wasted!” Leaders don’t think that way! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
760:We must restrict the anonymity behind which people hide to commit crimes. As citizens, we have a right to privacy. We have no such right to anonymity. ~ Edgar Bronfman Jr,
761:while the law permits the Americans to do what they please, religion prevents them from conceiving, and forbids them to commit, what is rash or unjust.” He ~ Eric Metaxas,
762:Just because we haven’t seen a dragon, doesn’t mean dragons don’t exist.” Louise stated the logic of why the scientists were reluctant to commit to a theory. ~ Wen Spencer,
763:Perhaps, like real currency, rumour even keeps things liquid, because it does not always require you to commit to an opinion or to modify your views. ~ Samanth Subramanian,
764:You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Commit to thinking about what you want, rather than how impossible or difficult that dream may seem. ~ Wayne Dyer,
765:I believe I could commit a crime. We all can. It depends on which situations we find ourselves in. In despair, I would steal food if my children were hungry. ~ Karin Fossum,
766:I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support. ~ Robin Cook,
767:He drank some more wine, feeling he was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For a man should never go through a woman's handbag. . . ~ Antoine Laurain,
768:I understand too well the dreadful act
I'm going to commit, but my judgement
can't check my anger, and that incites
the greatest evils human beings do. ~ Euripides,
769:There are three questions every woman should be able to answer yes to before they commit to a man. If you answer no to any of this question, run like hell. ~ Colleen Hoover,
770:The way I see it, school is never out. If you want to put yourself in a position of creating substantial value, you must commit to being a lifelong student. ~ Steve Pavlina,
771:This is brain surgery. Ski masks on my bullets, let 'em commit brain burglary. Emergency, it's an emergency. Someone in all black left the whole scene burgundy. ~ Lil Wayne,
772:yourself in the LORD,         and he will  c give you the desires of your heart.     5  d Commit your way to the LORD;          z trust in him, and he will act. ~ Anonymous,
773:Aid can work where there is good governance, and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling to commit aid to improve the lives of their people. ~ Lee H Hamilton,
774:He [Muffat] experienced a sense of pleasure mingled with remorse, the sort of pleasure peculiar to those Catholics whom the fear of hell spurs on to commit sin. ~ mile Zola,
775:How great is the frailty of human nature which is ever prone to evil! Today you confess your sins and tomorrow you again commit the sins which you confessed. ~ Thomas Kempis,
776:I want to do good work. I want the opportunity to work with good people, and the only way I'm gonna do that is to commit 110% - you get out what you put in. ~ Christian Bale,
777:Who can forget the contract issued at Apple’s Foxconn plants in China, in 2010, forcing workers to sign a pledge not to commit suicide due to workplace stress?4 ~ Paul Mason,
778:If rulers refuse to consider poems as crimes, then someone must commit crimes that serve the function of poetry, or texts that possess the resonance of terrorism. ~ Hakim Bey,
779:No consensus of men can make an error erroneous. We can only find or commit an error, not create it. When we commit an error, we say what was an error already. ~ Josiah Royce,
780:There are three things I commit to on a daily basis: Exercising for an hour a day, tops. Never skipping meals. And accepting the size and shape I was born with. ~ Paula Abdul,
781:A harsh thing for any young man to hear, but this is part of every youth's education in the world, learning the risks are never fully revealed until you commit. ~ Ben Fountain,
782:A harsh thing for any young man to hear, but this is part of every youth’s education in the world, learning the risks are never fully revealed until you commit. ~ Ben Fountain,
783:Commit yourself to taking enough risks that you will fail some of the time. If you're not failing, we're not doing something sufficiently difficult or creative. ~ Scott Berkun,
784:Mercy is a vice, a pretension to powers we do not have. Those who give mercy commit an unpardonable offense to the victim. And that is not our duty here on earth. ~ Mario Puzo,
785:One cannot serve this Eros without becoming a stranger in society as it is today; one cannot commit oneself to this form of love without incurring a mortal wound. ~ Klaus Mann,
786:There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
787:Whenever you can, swap “Let’s think about it” for “Let’s decide on it.” Commit to making decisions. Don’t wait for the perfect solution. Decide and move forward. ~ Jason Fried,
788:When I commit to working with an artist, I give them as much respect as I would like and if I'm not going to commit that way, then I don't want to work with you. ~ Wayne White,
789:You really don't settle on an idea until you're really sure it's the best idea. Then once you settle on it you commit to it entirely. That was always the plan. ~ Michael Schur,
790:And if you don´t commit? I asked. Your choice. But you miss what´s on the other side. What´s on the other side? "Ah" he smiled. "A happiness you cannot find alone ~ Mitch Albom,
791:If we were to forgo our television addiction for just one year, the world would have over a trillion hours of cognitive surplus to commit to share projects. ~ Peter H Diamandis,
792:Luther argues that when we fail to believe that God accepts us fully in Christ, and look to some other way to justify or prove ourselves, we commit idolatry. ~ Timothy J Keller,
793:Sarah Palin has been hired back by Fox News, and she only left five months ago. She has now effectively quit quitting. She can't even commit to being uncommitted. ~ John Oliver,
794:Their mission achieved, Princip and Cabrinovic both tried to commit suicide, but the cyanide in the capsules they carried had oxidized and failed to kill them. ~ Niall Ferguson,
795:Thou liest in reputation sick: and thou, too careless patient as thou art, commit'st thy anointed to the cure of those physicians that first wounded thee: ~ William Shakespeare,
796:To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. To live without sin is the dream of an angel. Everything terrestrial is subject to sin. Sin is a gravitation. ~ Victor Hugo,
797:Unless I confess to a crime that I did not commit, I will be sentenced to death. The irony does not escape me. Lying before God will buy my freedom among men. ~ Heather B Moore,
798:We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin. ~ Mary Astell,
799:After the dress rehearsal that afternoon, someone had misplaced the vial of poison, and for lack of better, Romeo would have to commit suicide by eating Tic Tacs. ~ Anne Fortier,
800:Islam is against killing, terrorism, and murder. People who commit these acts in the name of Islam are wrong. And if I had a chance I would do something about it. ~ Muhammad Ali,
801:People who commit monstrous crimes are not necessarily monsters. If they were, things would be easy. But they aren't and it is one of the experiences of life. ~ Bernhard Schlink,
802:the Chinese have a very peculiar code of ethics, which makes them regard it as a more dishonourable thing not to pay a gambling debt than to commit murder. ~ Winston S Churchill,
803:There will always be crazy things that happen in our lives, but love is the central connector. If we commit to love and partnership, the other stuff doesnt matter. ~ Hill Harper,
804:He leaned in close and spoke low. "Wow, I don't know what the hell I did to put that look on your face, but you need to write it down so I can commit it to memory. ~ Shelly Crane,
805:I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. ~ John F Kennedy,
806:If certain women walk straight into adultery, there are many others who cling to numerous hopes, and commit sin only after wandering through a maze of sorrows. ~ Honore de Balzac,
807:If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault. ~ Peggy Noonan,
808:In a world where you are constantly asked to be 'committed,' it is liberating to give yourself the license to be a dilettante. Commit to nothing. Try everything. ~ Tom Hodgkinson,
809:Mary, I give you my heart. Always keep it yours. Jesus, Mary, always be my friends. I beg you, let me die rather than be so unfortunate as to commit a single sin. ~ Dominic Savio,
810:There is a much higher probability that a first-class scholar should commit an error than that an author who usually writes nonsense should have one good idea. ~ Otto E Neugebauer,
811:There was something about that form of comedy that's just difficult. It never really felt like you could just fully commit to all the colors that you carry with you. ~ Donal Logue,
812:True penance consists in regretting without ceasing the faults of the past, and in firmly resolving to never again commit that which is so deplorable. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
813:Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. ~ Margaret Cho,
814:You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. 19Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’”+ ~ Anonymous,
815:America cannot commit to go to war on behalf of 50 countries around the world because that is the formula that is one day going to break down and break out into war. ~ Pat Buchanan,
816:I can see how, with enough false education, enough widespread illusion and error, men can, while remaining men, believe this and commit the most unspeakable crimes. ~ Isaiah Berlin,
817:If I ever form my own clan, we'll be the Anti-Cheerleaders. We will not sit in the bleachers. We will wander underneath them and commit mild acts of mayhem. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
818:If [Moroccans born in Holland] commit serious crimes - I believe we should strip them indeed of the Dutch nationality and send them back to Morocco as Morocco does. ~ Geert Wilders,
819:If you commit yourself to living according to His Word your potential will be unlocked, and in time, what may look small now will grow into something significant. ~ Christine Caine,
820:In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.' ~ Robin Williams,
821:I tried to stay away,” he said. “I’ve never wanted a woman this much in my life. I’d burn cities to have you. I’d fight armies. I’d commit murder to take you right now. ~ C D Reiss,
822:I wanted to be a veterinarian for about a week of my life when I was a kid. But I found out about the whole euthanasia thing and I said, I can't commit to that, sorry! ~ Jim Carrey,
823:Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately. ~ Jan Egeland,
824:That guy might look like Arnold but it can’t possibly be Arnold because Arnold would never be out alone on a bike at seven in the morning, trying to commit suicide. ~ Michael Lewis,
825:we are waiting and waiting and doing nothing, until it is too late, and they commit crimes so serious that all society wants to do is punish instead of rehabilitate. ~ Edward Humes,
826:What lover would not be terrified if he were to weigh for one moment the full implication of his declaration, which is not made lightly, to commit himself for life? ~ Pauline R age,
827:A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
828:All errors which he is likely to commit against advice and warning, are far outweighed by the evil of allowing others to constrain him to what they deem his good. ~ John Stuart Mill,
829:Arthur had begun to understand with devastating clarity that the most valuable thing a human can do is commit to another human, or humans---in this case, his family. ~ Winston Groom,
830:Christeson, cut that stop sign down and put it in the back of the truck". He looked at me in disbelief. An Officer had never before ordered him to commit vandalism. ~ Nathaniel Fick,
831:His argument was that a great engineer would be remembered only if he teamed with a great marketer, and this required him to commit his designs to the partnership. ~ Walter Isaacson,
832:If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
833:Remember: a woman exists to find a man and to make him commit. Commitment is for her benefit, not yours. Think long and hard before you sign away your freedom to one girl. ~ Roosh V,
834:The probability that an average American will die in a given year from a terrorist attack is roughly 1 in 5 million; he is 575 times more likely to commit suicide. ~ Steven D Levitt,
835:Thou shalt not answer questionnaires Or quizzes upon world affairs, Nor with compliance Take any test. Thou shalt not sit with statisticians nor commit A social science. ~ W H Auden,
836:Thus whilst the law permits the Americans to do what they please, religion prevents them from conceiving, and forbids them to commit, what is rash or unjust. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
837:Two more divorces. Free again, but it’s just a feeling; freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose—and commit myself to—what is best for me. ~ Paulo Coelho,
838:We may remain more or less open-minded on the subject of the death penalty, indisposed to commit ourselves, so long as we have not seen a guillotine with our own eyes. ~ Victor Hugo,
839:As further information emerges from the Mueller investigation, the level of Trump’s complicity will determine if it was all coincidence or a plot to commit treason. ~ Malcolm W Nance,
840:b Delight yourself in the LORD,         and he will  c give you the desires of your heart.     5  d Commit your way to the LORD;          z trust in him, and he will act. ~ Anonymous,
841:Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists. ~ Haruki Murakami,
842:If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court. ~ Elena Kagan,
843:If the Zionist commit the folly and attack Iran, they will receive a crushing response from the Islamic Republic's armed forces which will lead to their annihilation. ~ Mohsen Rezaee,
844:It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you; ~ Anonymous,
845:... she made a blunder that not even a twelve-year-old would commit, which only proved that her brain was being eaten up by worms and that she deserved to be flogged. ~ Stieg Larsson,
846:The church still meets people at the transition points. Marriages break down. Children commit suicide and leave helpless parents. Death and suffering are everywhere. ~ Ravi Zacharias,
847:The general root of superstition : namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other. ~ Francis Bacon,
848:But before he could either comfort me or commit further acts of violence upon my person, I spun away from him and made my drama queen moment complete by running away. ~ Rachel Hawkins,
849:Learn to commit every situation to God, and trust Him for the outcome. God's love for you never changes, no matter what problems you face or how unsettled life becomes. ~ Billy Graham,
850:mean, at some point the crimes you commit to cover things up exceed the original crime.” Harv sighed. “Yeah, they do. It’s the same principle as lying. It snowballs. ~ Andrew Peterson,
851:Rich people weren’t responsible for petty crimes. They were responsible for the great crimes that took hundreds of years to commit and were, therefore, unpunishable. ~ Heather O Neill,
852:There exist no new mistakes anywhere. The same mistakes people committed are the same mistakes people are committing and the same mistakes shall people commit ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
853:A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. I ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
854:Although under particular circumstances, the violence method - any method - can be justified, nevertheless once you commit violence, then counterviolence will be returned. ~ Dalai Lama,
855:Certain beliefs place their adherents beyond the reach of every peaceful means of persuasion, while inspiring them to commit acts of extraordinary violence against others. ~ Sam Harris,
856:Men commit murder and all sorts of mayhem, in a few years they're back on the streets. Highway robbery and white collar crime, and they laugh at the system they beat. ~ Waylon Jennings,
857:She had a childlike innocence that both charmed Taylor and aroused his protective interests, but eventually, she too wanted more than Taylor was willing to commit to. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
858:The main things are to commit to some simple behaviors—meditating, exercising, getting enough sleep—and to practice altruism.… And nurture your social connections.” If ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
859:The question remains: which brands will commit to creating a private sector pillar of social change, and which will become casualties of their own outdated thinking? ~ Simon Mainwaring,
860:To become an astronaut, someone has to have a dream of his own to do something that he or she has always wanted to do, then commit himself to making that dream come true. ~ Gene Cernan,
861:We are to have confidence that he is the God who told Moses that he would faithfully commit himself in love to us, in grace, despite our sins and flaws (Exodus 6:7). ~ Timothy J Keller,
862:What does the earth look like in the places where people commit atrocities? Is there a bad smell, a genius loci, something about the landscape that might incriminate? ~ Robert D Kaplan,
863:You only need one good reason to commit to an idea, not four hundred. But if you have four hundred reasons to say yes and one reason to say no, the answer is probably no. ~ Twyla Tharp,
864:Accordion who? Accordion to the TV, it's going to rain tomorrow. *** Yo momma so stupid she tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building but got lost on the way down. *** ~ Various,
865:And if you have no past or future which, after all, is all that the present is made of, why then you may as well dispose of the empty shell of present and commit suicide. ~ Sylvia Plath,
866:If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger - we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to re-commit, to be whole-hearted once again. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
867:Marriage is a covenant. If the partners enter that covenant, both ready to commit to and keep their binding vows, then I don’t worry about the mix or the genders involved. ~ Chrys Cymri,
868:You only need one good reason to commit to an idea, not four hun dred. But if you have four hundred reasons to say yes and one reason to say no, the answer is probably no. ~ Twyla Tharp,
869:As somebody once said, there was only one thing to recommend it—say you wanted to commit suicide and couldn’t quite find the courage, two days in Jeddah would do the trick. ~ Terry Hayes,
870:Commit, within financial reason, to action instead of theory. Learn to confront the challenges of the real world, rather than resort to the protective womb of academia. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
871:Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
872:Don't be confused by what looks like luck to you. Lucky people don't make successful people; people who completely commit themselves to success seem to get lucky in life. ~ Grant Cardone,
873:Feet, she thought. Sea legs. When you pass the last spit of land and commit to the ocean, you are taking a step into the infinite and might set your foot down anywhere. ~ Morgan Llywelyn,
874:I think I was driven to paint portraits to commit images of friends and family to memory. I have face blindness, and once a face is flattened out, I can remember it better. ~ Chuck Close,
875:My heart and mind were created to work in harmony together. Never has an individual been called upon to commit intellectual suicide in trusting Christ as Savior and Lord. ~ Josh McDowell,
876:Relations are errors that Nature makes. / Your spouse you can put on the shelf. / But your friends, dear friends, are the quaint mistakes / You always commit yourself. ~ Phyllis McGinley,
877:The world should commit Israel to withdraw from our territories and stop occupation and aggression, and allow the Palestinian people to establish their independent state. ~ Khaled Mashal,
878:This points us to an undeniable theological truth we learn from Genesis 4: humans are murderers, not because we commit murder, but because we are murderers at heart. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
879:To be absolved, especially if you commit a crime, there is no absolution, you must pay. But for forgiveness, with God or nature, you have to accept what you've done. ~ Gael Garcia Bernal,
880:To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. To live entirely without sin is the dream of an angel. Everything on this earth is subject to sin. Sin is like gravity. ~ Victor Hugo,
881:But wanderlust is like a pretty girl - you wake up one morning, find she's grown old and decide that either you're going to commit your life or you're going to walk away. ~ Charlie LeDuff,
882:Does a man work harder for being unhappy, unfulfilled? Is he less dedicated to his job, if he is allowed to commit himself for a life to another man instead of a woman? ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
883:I’m ready to commit to her at any time. But for god’s sake, I’m not even sure she’s heterosexual. It’d be madness to put a lesbian in charge of my ejaculatory functions. ~ Neal Stephenson,
884:Let's say that you commit a crime, you get caught, you might get sent to prison. It's going to be bad. But if you get caught spying, you're literally hanged the next morning. ~ Jamie Bell,
885:Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination. ~ Harry S Truman,
886:To repress anger will be possible to you if you show yourselves disposed towards those who commit faults as you would have them be to you if you had committed them yourselves. ~ Isocrates,
887:You will not defile the purity of love with dishonesty or deceit, for this is adulterous. I promise you, when you have found God, you shall not commit this adultery. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
888:Commit this question to memory and use it to evaluate everything you do: “Will this help take me where I want to go?” If the answer is no, back off; if yes, press ahead. ~ David J Schwartz,
889:How the Germans can remain allies with the Turks is beyond me. No European nation would ever commit the sorts of crimes that this regime is blithely committing right now. ~ Chris Bohjalian,
890:It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you; ~ Charlotte Bront,
891:Prisons! Prisons! Prisons, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible since they are the crossroads of all the malediction in the world. One cannot commit evil in evil. ~ Jean Genet,
892:That is a good piece of propaganda, I must admit. Claim that God is with you, or better, you are God, then anything you do, any adharma you commit, becomes divine play. ~ Anand Neelakantan,
893:Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution. ~ Bill Hybels,
894:It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you. ~ Charlotte Bronte,
895:Music reveals a personal past of which, until then, each of us was unaware, moving us to lament misfortunes we never suffered and wrongs we did not commit. —Jorge Luis Borges ~ Barry Eisler,
896:Rash actions are seldom committed in isolation. With the first rash action we always do too much. So we usually go on to commit asecond one--and then we do too little. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
897:The death penalty is not about whether people deserve to die for the crimes they commit. The real question of capital punishment in this country is, Do we deserve to kill? ~ Bryan Stevenson,
898:A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path. ~ Paulo Coelho,
899:I craved honesty, yet found dishonesty in myself. Why commit to art? For self-realization, or for itself? It seemed indulgent to add to the glut unless one offered illumination. ~ Patti Smith,
900:Nothing quite has reality for me till I write it all down--revising and embellishing as I go. I'm always waiting for things to be over so I can get home and commit them to paper. ~ Erica Jong,
901:The human moral sense can excuse any atrocity in the minds of those who commit it, and it furnishes them with motives for acts of violence that bring them no tangible benefit. ~ Steven Pinker,
902:The Templars would later encounter Ismaili dualists in the form of the Assassins, who would descend from their Syrian mountain eyrie to commit acts of terror against all sides. ~ Michael Haag,
903:Yet there is no evidence whatever that human beings who have lived a consistently nonviolent life eventually feel an need to commit mayhem at the behest of their frustrated genes. ~ Anonymous,
904:One must have all the virtues to sleep well. Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit adultery? Shall I covet my neighbor's maid? All that would go ill with good sleep. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
905:The
experience he'd gained during his years in the police force
had given him this unambiguous answer: there are no
murderers. Only ordinary people who commit murder ~ Henning Mankell,
906:When poor and ordinary Americans who commit crimes are prosecuted and imprisoned, that is Justice. When the same thing is done to Washington elites, that is Ugly Retribution. ~ Glenn Greenwald,
907:And when you love a book, commit one glorious sentence of it-perhaps your favorite sentence-to memory. That way you won't forget the language of the story that moved you to tears. ~ John Irving,
908:And when you love a book, commit one glorious sentence of it—perhaps your favorite sentence—to memory. That way you won’t forget the language of the story that moved you to tears. ~ John Irving,
909:Is your religion real when it costs you nothing and carries no risk? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it? Is your religion real when you commit atrocities in its name? ~ Frank Herbert,
910:It is essential that we aggressively pursue all criminal offenders, especially those who commit these heinous crimes against women - and seek the maximum penalties under the law. ~ Donald Trump,
911:Lying about what you want out of marriage going in because you’re afraid you’ll lose the relationship if you are honest is one of the worst kinds of fraud you could ever commit. ~ Gary L Thomas,
912:My mother was already well aware of that, and her plan was to commit to the waves the clay out of which I would later be shaped rather than the actual image itself.20 ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
913:Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin. ~ Quentin Crisp,
914:Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. ~ Anonymous,
915:Ultimatums Rarely Work “When a man tells you that he is not ready to commit, believe him the first time. You can’t convince him that he is ready. You will only be fooling yourself. ~ Amari Soul,
916:As long as I don't commit any crimes, you have no right to judge me except by my performance as a professional. On that level, you're welcome to think whatever you want about me. ~ Johnny Carson,
917:Because people would have to remember books, if other people burn them or forget them. We will commit them to memory. We will become them. We become authors. We become their books. ~ Neil Gaiman,
918:I asked him at the clambake in 2001, at the writers' retreat Xanadu, what he'd done during the war, which he called 'civilization's second unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide, ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
919:It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task. ~ Robert Kennedy,
920:Maybe the Kindle was the Bowflex of bookishness: something expensive that, when you commit to it, forces you to do more of whatever it is you think you should be doing more of. ~ Nicholson Baker,
921:The moment your dreams and your revelation take a special direction while your plans and actions take the opposite direction you commit yourself into a tight box for failure! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
922:We must, for instance, face the fact that we blandly commit what to the experimentalist is the most unpardonable of sins: we include the experimenter in the experiment! ~ Frederick Salomon Perls,
923:A husband can commit no greater blunder than to discuss his wife, if she is virtuous, with his mistress; unless it be to mention his mistress, if she is beautiful, to his wife. ~ Honore de Balzac,
924:All sorts of behaviour can be inspired by self-hatred. You can become an artist. Commit suicide. Adopt a new name, a new country, a new language.
All of the above (Romain Gary). ~ Nancy Huston,
925:People who suffered nightmares frequently were three times more likely to commit suicide, and that was regardless of whether they were clinically depressed or suffering from PTSD. ~ Hallie Ephron,
926:So first and foremost, I encourage you to be done with church hopping and shopping in a me-centered cultural milieu and to commit your life to a people who need you and whom you need. ~ Anonymous,
927:Some would call this “volcanic rage”—a mind state that murderers need to enter in order to commit the crime—although they are well aware of what’s going on around them. Another ~ M William Phelps,
928:there are certain persons who can... that is, not precisely are able to, but have a perfect right to commit breaches of morality and crimes, and that the law is not for them. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
929:Women, in my experience, if they once reach the determination to commit suicide, usually wish to reveal the state of mind that led to the fatal action. They covet the limelight. ~ Agatha Christie,
930:But today as then, the great propertied interests and their agents commit the most ferocious crimes in the name of the whole people, and bluff and brow-beat them by lying propaganda. ~ C L R James,
931:It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself,
than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all
connected with you. ~ Charlotte Bront,
932:Maybe she wanted too many things. To get closer to Nate - but to just stay friends. To make love with him - but keep her heart uninvolved. To stay with him forever - but never commit. ~ Kathy Love,
933:Principally, and first of all, I resign my soul to the Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins. ~ Samuel Adams,
934:Tell a good man that he is free to commit murder, — will he murder? Tell a murderer that at the peril of his soul he indulges in murderous thoughts, — will that make him a saint? ~ Herman Melville,
935:At other times, agents provocateurs are placed within resistance groups to instigate or even commit acts of violence in order to supportthr charge that the resisters are using violence ~ Gene Sharp,
936:let’s commit to memorizing and meditating on 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. ~ Tony Evans,
937:There is no more fundamental axiom of American freedom than the familiar statement: In a free country we punish men for the crimes they commit but never for the opinions they have. ~ Harry S Truman,
938:Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. ~ J R Ward,
939:I didn't want people to go out wanting to go tool up against the bad guys (and at impressionable ages). I said, don't shy away from the violence or pull back on this, commit to this. ~ Ray Stevenson,
940:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. ~ Max Lucado,
941:The great privilege of the Americans does not simply consist in their being more enlightened than other nations, but in their being able to repair the faults they may commit. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
942:This is the secret of joy. We shall no longer strive for our own way; but commit ourselves, easily and simply, to God's way, acquiesce in His will, and in so doing find our peace. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
943:We better know there is a fire whence we see much smoke rising than we could know it by one or two witnesses swearing to it. The witnesses may commit perjury, but the smoke cannot. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
944:We know that ISIL and other terrorist groups are actively encouraging people, around the world and in our country, to commit terrible acts of violence, oftentimes as lone-wolf actors. ~ Barack Obama,
945:Bear in mind, my children, that only cowards and those who are weak commit sin and tell lies. The brave are always moral. Try to be moral, try to be brave, try to be sympathising. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
946:Fear,” Jason said, “can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you’re afraid you don’t commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back. ~ Philip K Dick,
947:It is impossible to found a civilization on fear and hatred and cruelty. It would never endure.' 'Why not?' 'It would have no vitality. It would disintegrate. It would commit suicide. ~ George Orwell,
948:Man is, perhaps, no more prone to war than he used to be and no more inclined to commit other evil deeds. But a given amount of ill will or folly will go further than it used to. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
949:no one sleeps more beautifully than you. But i am afraid that you will waken just now, and touch me with an indifferent glance, lightly passing, and commit the murder of beauty. ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko,
950:We have the most skillful, firecest, and certainly the most ethical ground forces in the world... I'm not saying we have to commit right now, but certainly don't pull it off the table. ~ James Mattis,
951:We may plan to stay forever and commit with noble intentions to do one thing for the rest of our lives. But when the Spirit of God moves within us, we must move with Him or be miserable. ~ Beth Moore,
952:When the Communist Party comes to power, it acts a lot like the mafia: If you are a loyal member in good standing, everything is yours. You're protected, even if you commit a crime. ~ Josef Skvorecky,
953:Where is God, even if he doesn’t exist? I want to pray and to weep, to repent of crimes I didn’t commit, to enjoy the feeling of forgiveness like a caress that’s more than maternal. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
954:A hermit said, “Do not judge an adulterer if you are chaste or you will break the law of God just as much as he does. For he who said ‘Do not commit adultery’ also said ‘Do not judge. ~ Rowan Williams,
955:I had to make a moral decision. If you are proposing to commit a sin it is as well to commit it with intelligence. Otherwise, you are insulting God as well as defying him, don't you think? ~ P D James,
956:I'm presently incarcerated. Convicted of a crime I didn't even commit. Hah! "Attempted murder"? Now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel prize for attempted chemistry? Do they? ~ Matt Groening,
957:Now, neighbor confines, purge you of your scum! Have you a ruffian that will swear, drink, dance, revel the night, rob, murder, and commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways? ~ William Shakespeare,
958:One thing I will commit to the people of Ohio is, when I'm a U.S. senator and there's issues being debated in Washington, when I'm a U.S. senator they'll know exactly what my position is. ~ Josh Mandel,
959:The only time you truly make a mistake is when you commit a "mis-take," that is, you "miss-taking" the opportunity to learn a valuable lesson from your seemingly malfunctional experience. ~ Dean Frazer,
960:The problem was that public had no way to know that this “evidence” was part of an industry campaign designed to confuse. It was, in fact, part of a criminal conspiracy to commit fraud. ~ Naomi Oreskes,
961:In defiance of Miss Maccalariat I'd like to commit hanky-panky with you, Miss Adora Belle Dearheart... well, certainly hanky, and possibly panky when we get to know one another better. ~ Terry Pratchett,
962:One of the great movements in my lifetime among educated people is the need to commit themselves to action. Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also feel we need to work. ~ Peter Drucker,
963:People with a history of depression often appear happiest right before they commit suicide. Not because their depression has passed, but because they’ve finally chosen a course of action. ~ Lisa Gardner,
964:Richard Nixon was a Republican presidential candidate who encouraged crooks to commit espionage against the Democratic National Committee in order to gain an edge in a presidential election. ~ Tim Kaine,
965:You can test what we have talked about today. Just try two things. Listen for the whisperings of the Spirit and then commit to obey. . . . God will take advantage of that if you let Him ~ Henry B Eyring,
966:Generally, Hollywood makes the same stories over and over. I've never wanted to do the same thing twice. If a script doesn't surprise me in some way, I simply can't commit to the project. ~ Sherilyn Fenn,
967:Governments always commit their entire populations when the demands grow heavy enough. By their passive acceptance, these populations become accessories to whatever is done in their name. ~ Frank Herbert,
968:If you are serious about your religion, if you really wish to commit yourself to the spiritual quest, you must learn how to use psychochemicals. Drugs are the religion of the twenty-first ~ Timothy Leary,
969:Our firm view is that the president has no legal authority, none whatsoever, to commit American troops to war in the Persian Gulf or anywhere else without congressional authorization. ~ George J Mitchell,
970:The problem is that Americans would like to be independent of the rest of the world ... Except the world ain't that way. Trying to be independent of the rest of the world is to commit suicide. ~ Ben Bova,
971:There are few sins greater than the ones we commit against ourselves in the name of others. The things that push us further away from who we are, and closer to the image people demand. ~ Hanif Abdurraqib,
972:And when you love a book, commit one glorious sentence of it, -perhaps your favorite sentence- to memory. That way you won't forget the language of the story that perhaps moved you to tears. ~ John Irving,
973:Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath, hath not himself, which whosoever doth commit, doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin. ~ Saint Augustine,
974:Let's all commit ourselves to the basic civility of minding our own business. Failing that, let's go back to a time when we were nasty and judgmental, but only behind one another's backs. ~ Ayelet Waldman,
975:One thing was for sure: no one wanted a repeat of Christopher Barker’s Bible of 1631, which omitted the negative from the seventh commandment so that it read, ‘Thou shalt commit adultery. ~ Simon Garfield,
976:Society is immoral and immortal; it can afford to commit any kind of folly, and indulge in any sort of vice; it cannot be killed, and the fragments that survive can always laugh at the dead. ~ Henry Adams,
977:[There are] seven gifts God gives you when you commit your life to Christ: a new relationship, a new citizenship, a new family, a new purpose, a new power, a new destiny, and a new journey. ~ Billy Graham,
978:Anyone who deliberately tries to commit a crime is legally assumed to have committed it. It's no fault of his, they argue, that he didn't bring it off, so why give him credit for his failure? ~ Thomas More,
979:We commit not only theoretical error but also moral wrong in objectifying ourselves or other rational beings, ignoring their capacities for free action and communicative interaction with us. ~ Allen W Wood,
980:Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee. ~ J R Ward,
981:Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee. ~ J R Ward,
982:What’s up, Roy?” “Well . . .” He looked up at the sun, not bothering to shield his eyes. “I got locked up for a crime I didn’t commit, and when I get home, my wife has hooked up with my boy. ~ Tayari Jones,
983:Only if you commit yourself to loving in action, day in and day out, even when feelings and circumstances are in flux, can you truly be a free individual and not a pawn of outside forces. ~ Timothy J Keller,
984:Your job is to commit to the process of becoming an entrepreneur and then to practice what entrepreneurs do so that entrepreneurship can find you when you’ve practiced enough to be ready. ~ Michael E Gerber,
985:If you start acting and you start thinking about and worrying about what other people are going to say about it, you'll never really fully commit to who it is and what it is that you're playing. ~ Ray Liotta,
986:It's like a crime is an act that when you've committed one the act is over and you haven't changed inside. But when you commit a sin it's like you create a condition that you have to live in. ~ Russell Banks,
987:Paintings are seldom guilty and often framed for crimes they did not commit. Some cover holes-holes in walls, holes in lives. Some make holes-in wallets, holes in hearts...in negative space. ~ Marilyn Manson,
988:Wars raged everywhere as men found new, inventive ways to kill even more of their race. It was like a contest, the many tribes of mankind competing to see who could commit the worst atrocities. ~ Darren Shan,
989:Nominees [to Supreme Court] shouldn't be expected to pre-commit to ruling on certain issues in a certain way. Nor should senators ask nominees to pledge to rule on issues in a particular way. ~ Chuck Grassley,
990:When you commit to being a musician, I don't think you're really sure or care about when you're going to pay the bills. I don't think you care about that as much as you care about playing music. ~ Adam Levine,
991:You alone will know why I killed myself. You know my principles. I hate those who commit suicide. Besause of what they do TO OTHERS. If you have to do it, you must disguise it. Out of kindness. ~ Albert Camus,
992:About the nature of human beings. I discovered that confronted by temptation, we will always fall. Given the right circumstances, every human being on this earth would be willing to commit evil. ~ Paulo Coelho,
993:He wanted me to be clean, and I’d sullied myself, debased myself, not with sex but violence. I was supposed to be his escape, and I’d walked into a trap where I was empowered to commit murder. ~ Pepper Winters,
994:He will probably suffer much, make many mistakes, do much injustice and commit many sins. Tell me, my friend, are you educating your son? Is he obedient to you? Do you strike him or punish him? ~ Hermann Hesse,
995:I aim to help the Germans and the Europeans successfully travel all the way down the path toward European integration, and I can do this more effectively if I don't commit myself to a party. ~ Hans Werner Sinn,
996:I can't just say one time of the year I'm going to do something different. I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday. ~ Gabrielle Union,
997:I couldn't say anything. All those years I had tried to get us to cohabitate, and all it took for this blond scientist bitch was some little womb booger and there he was, boom, ready to commit ~ Melissa Broder,
998:If I'm ever in a weird car accident, or I commit suicide or something, after the media stops celebrating my death, could they check into it? Because I'm not suicidal. And I'm a pretty good driver. ~ Glenn Beck,
999:If you are a Morocco citizen with a dual nationality, if you commit a crime in Morocco you are stripped Moroccan nationality and send to our own country. We can learn from them in that respect. ~ Geert Wilders,
1000:I realized that it was not as easy to commit suicide as to contemplate it. And since then, whenever I have heard of someone threatening to commit suicide, it has had little or no effect on me. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1001:Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. PROVERBS 16:3 AMP ~ Various,
1002:. . . With the wonder and bitterness of someone pardoned for a crime she did not commit I come back to marriage and friends, to pink fringed hollyhocks; come back to my desk, books, and chair. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1003:But networks can be very cold. So instead, commit to the mantle of being a servant to a community and serve them as often as possible. It will improve your business and your future and your life. ~ Chris Brogan,
1004:I observe a lot of you drunk people. What I do is I just let myself go there and fully commit to that drunk thing, not that I've ever done that myself. I've had a lot of practice. Let's be honest. ~ Leslie Mann,
1005:Voltaire got it right long ago: ‘Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.’ So did Bertrand Russell: ‘Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1006:When you walk on the set, whatever it is, you commit yourself to the job. You're committing yourself to doing the best you can do with it, no matter what you feel about it, and that never changes. ~ David Morse,
1007:Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them. ~ Isaac Barrow,
1008:Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not hand-wrought dueling pistols, curare and tropical fish. ~ Raymond Chandler,
1009:I love you, and I am your wife, and I forgive you of all the sins of this world, all the sins we invented just to commit within our cave. I love you ... In a world without end. I love you. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1010:In trying to commit my life to finding and participating in some of the purposes of Christ, as I can determine them, my energies and abilities are gradually being focused and are working together. ~ Keith Miller,
1011:It's a disgrace to see my church giving Holy Communion to a man who helped lead a reign of terror. What is the message? You kill, you maim, you commit crime, and you gain sanctuary. It's shameful. ~ Curtis Sliwa,
1012:I want to see her break apart. I want to study the look on her fucking face as I make her come; I want to commit every last second of the moment to memory as her body shakes and writhes against me. ~ Callie Hart,
1013:The best way to know if someone is prepared to commit is to examine his or her prior commitments. If you want to know how someone will behave tomorrow, take a look at what he or she did yesterday. ~ Andy Stanley,
1014:The better the script is the more you can commit, but you can only really commit with full confidence when you know the material is as strong as your level of commitment to it and it frees you up. ~ James McAvoy,
1015:The worst fault a salesman can commit is to be a bore. Foster any attempt to talk about other things; the longer you stay the better you get to know the prospect, and the more you will be trusted. ~ David Ogilvy,
1016:As for us, He has appointed the job of permanent unemployment. If he wanted us to work, after all, He would not have created this wine. With a skinfull of this, Sir, would you rush out to commit economics? ~ Rumi,
1017:Despite the slowness, the infidelity, the errors and sins it committed and might still commit against its members, the Church, trust me, has no other meaning and goal but to live and witness Jesus. ~ Pope Francis,
1018:I would eventually like to write and star in my own stuff. I think I have a good comedic sense, so I'd like to follow that road. I don't know what the future holds, but whatever I do, I'll commit. ~ Nick Swardson,
1019:To commit violent and unjust acts, it is not enough for a government to have the will or even the power; the habits, ideas and passions of the time must lend themselves to their committal. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
1020:Trust in Him Think of three specific friends, neighbors, or coworkers you see regularly. Commit to listen intentionally the next time you’re together, as you trust God to show you how to bless them. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1021:Vera watched him walk to his car, the champagne in one hand, the flowers in the other. Thought that if she'd been married to someone like Joe Ashworth, she'd be so bored she'd commit murder herself. ~ Ann Cleeves,
1022:Imagine having to commit the entire songbook of Hamilton to memory in a single sitting, without the ability to rewind, and you can appreciate their problem. Herophile simply had too much good advice ~ Rick Riordan,
1023:It's difficult to plan this kind of career. You just need to wait and be picky and try not to commit to just one thing. I'll have to see what's next, see what happens, and see what the future brings. ~ Elena Anaya,
1024:Just like many Popish Plotters before them, these had promptly begun to “commit suicide” in the Tower. One had even managed the heroic feat of cutting his own throat all the way to the vertebrae! ~ Neal Stephenson,
1025:One of the fun things about being an actor is stepping outside yourself and outside of your own experience. It's challenging yourself to totally commit to something that in your core is so wrong. ~ Jason Priestley,
1026:With the understanding that you will face tough times and amazing experiences, you must also commit to the adventure. Just have faith in the skills and the knowledge you've been blessed with and go. ~ Michael Dell,
1027:How above-the-law children's books are. Hansel and Gretel (littering, breaking and entering), Rumpelstiltskin (forced labor), Snow White (conspiracy to commit murder), Rapunzel (break of contract). ~ Sloane Crosley,
1028:Imagine placing God foremost in your heart each morning and striking out on His path for your day, deliberately living for Him. As you commit yourself to God each day, He will work in your heart! ~ Elizabeth George,
1029:Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1030:Obey thy parents, keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array. * * * Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy pen from lenders' books. ~ William Shakespeare,
1031:Why do we assume that educating a criminal is merely helping him commit more sophisticated crimes? Why can’t we assume that an education can give this person the tools to make more acceptable choices? ~ Laura Bates,
1032:I pledge allegiance to myself and to my Soul for which I stand. I honor my goodness, my gifts, and my talents. I commit to remaining loyal to myself from this moment forward for all of my days. ~ Christiane Northrup,
1033:Of all the people in the world, what led you to decide that this was the person you wanted to marry (or commit to)? Was it an easy decision or a difficult decision? What was it like to fall in love? ~ John M Gottman,
1034:The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1035:When a problem arises, don't fight with it or try to deny it. Accept and acknowledge it. Be patient in seeking a solution or opening, and then fully commit yourself to the resolution you think advisable. ~ Joe Hyams,
1036:All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself. ~ Anonymous,
1037:a suggestion that there are certain persons who can . . . that is, not precisely are able to, but have a perfect right to commit breaches of morality and crimes, and that the law is not for them. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1038:I came to know that in many ways it was a crime to be Filipino in California .... I feel like a criminal running away from a crime I did not commit. And this crime is that I am a Filipino in America. ~ Carlos Bulosan,
1039:27 h “You have heard that it was said,  i ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28But I say to you that  j everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ~ Anonymous,
1040:I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that [American troops] have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
1041:I was at Yale from 1953 to 1957, and I tried to commit suicide in my freshman year because I was gay, and I thought I was the only person in the school who was. I was just totally and utterly miserable. ~ Larry Kramer,
1042:Keep at it! The one talent that's indispensable to a writer is persistence. You must write the book, else there is no book. It will not finish itself. Do not try to commit art. Just tell the damned story. ~ Tom Clancy,
1043:The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short-cut answer. ~ Margaret Mead,
1044:We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding. To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him ~ John Boehner,
1045:While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly. ~ Susan Jeffers,
1046:I have a rule that has served me well in life. When in doubt, do nothing. If you're not sure, don't buy it, don't comment, don't commit. Sit tight. Deviation from this maxim has usually caused me regret. ~ Kathy Reichs,
1047:All we have to do is understand that we're all here for a reason and to commit ourselves to that. Then we can laugh at our sufferings, large and small and walk fearlessly, aware that each step has meaning ~ Paulo Coelho,
1048:if all with doubts about the factual basis of their religion will but commit to their resolution through direct and unfettered inquiry, our country - and with it the world - will see a rebirth of Liberty, ~ Thomas Paine,
1049:It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen. ~ W H Auden,
1050:Most people do not attack their projects with “I-have-to-get-it-done-now” urgency and therefore they do not get it done. Most people never commit like fanatics, and therefore they never become fantastic. ~ Grant Cardone,
1051:One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1052:When we think of war, the tendency is to picture young soldiers only in their military roles. To a large extent this dehumanizes the soldiers and makes it easier for society to commit them to combat. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
1053:I esteem my colleagues as I do my own self, I esteem them for two things: because they are able to find perfect felicity in specialized knowledge and because they are not apt to commit physical murder. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1054:I have done many impious things--no great ruler can do otherwise. I have put the good of the Empire before all human considerations. To keep the Empire free from factions I have had to commit many crimes. ~ Robert Graves,
1055:In my writing I'm trying to explore the violations people commit upon each other. And the important thing isn't whether I'm angry. The more important thing is, is it true? Do these things really happen? ~ Jamaica Kincaid,
1056:It’s not like that. You don’t understand.” Jaid and Shepherd stepped toward the man in tandem. Taking out her cuffs, she said, “What I understand is that you’re under arrest for conspiracy to commit murder. ~ Kylie Brant,
1057:Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one?? Don't eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody? ~ Jon Stewart,
1058:When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1059:Yet when it happens to me that the music moves me more than the subject of the song, I confess myself to commit a sin deserving punishment, and then I would prefer not to have heard the singer. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1060:All we have to do is understand that we're all here for a reason and to commit ourselves to that. Then we can laugh at our sufferings, large and small, and walk fearlessly, aware that each step has meaning. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1061:It's really about committing super-hard to whatever you're trying to create. In essence, I'm just copying my favorite comedic actors, and it's the people who make me laugh the hardest who commit the hardest. ~ Adam DeVine,
1062:It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. ~ Aldous Huxley,
1063:Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime. ~ Charles Bass,
1064:Never under estimate the Power of the Mind. Persist in creating new thoughts to prevent falling back into negative patterns. It is an ongoing struggle and you have to commit to winning if you are to succeed. ~ Bob Proctor,
1065:The [abortion] excommunication affects all those who commit this crime with knowledge of the penalty attached, and thus includes those accomplices without which the crime would not have been committed. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1066:The world is filled with good, but it's equally overwhelmed with bad. People who commit horror and evil. You have to concentrate on what you can do, what you can influence. The ones who you can hunt down. ~ Robert Bryndza,
1067:Either we all commit suicide together or guarantee institutions that provide stability for all. We need reforms that are enduring, so people aren't frightened. Our first year is going to be very interesting. ~ Ashraf Ghani,
1068:It’s never clear and hardly ever obvious, especially when you’re starting out. But when you start to take those first steps, when you commit to some course of action, you begin to see what was there all along. ~ Jeff Goins,
1069:Study your craft, first. Then explore the business side. If you can commit to mastering both, then you're ready to pursue acting as a living. I really want people to understand that you can't take shortcuts. ~ Michael Ealy,
1070:Whatever folly men commit, be their shortcomings or their vices what they may, let us exercise forbearance; remember that when these faults appear in others it is our follies and vices that we behold. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
1071:Have you ever heard of the “yes ladder?” It’s a sales technique where you get a potential customer to say yes as many times as possible to commit his brain to making a purchase, reducing the likelihood of a flake. ~ Roosh V,
1072:He drank some more wine, feeling he was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For a man should never go through a woman's handbag-even the most remote tribe would adhere to that ancestral rule. ~ Antoine Laurain,
1073:If God needs to condemn anything to hell, it ought to be the idea of social death. Every day we commit an act of revolution, an act of treason, against a system that was never meant to guarantee our survival. ~ Kiese Laymon,
1074:If people become accustomed to lying, they will unconsciously commit every possible wrong deed. Before they can act wickedly, they must lie and once they begin to lie they will act wickedly without concern. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1075:MBA—$30K per year Commit to spending $2,500 per month on testing different “muses” intended to be sources of automated income. See The 4-Hour Workweek or Google “muse examples Ferriss” as a starting point. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1076:This book argues that mass incarceration is, metaphorically, the New Jim Crow and that all those who care about social justice should fully commit themselves to dismantling this new racial caste system. ~ Michelle Alexander,
1077:adultery brings ruin to people in the assembled congregation (Prov. 5:14). It brings shame and disgrace in the covenant community upon those who commit it, but it remains a shameful act even in the secular world. ~ Anonymous,
1078:All I want to tell young people is that you're not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are willing to make the sacrifices. ~ Louis Zamperini,
1079:Be honest about what you can get. To make a sacrifice and to get what you want you need to be very certain. In other words: always think about your objective, have a clear goal and commit to it from the heart. ~ Sophia Loren,
1080:Fear is a natural reaction of moving closer to the truth. If we commit ourselves to staying right where we are, then our experience becomes very vivid. Things become very clear when there is nowhere to escape. ~ Pema Chodron,
1081:My focus is on understanding why people commit violent and predatory acts, not to help them become better, more law-abiding citizens, but to aid in catching them, prosecuting them, and putting them away ~ John Edward Douglas,
1082:that the Great War had made mass slaughter ordinary, that was why Stalin and Hitler could commit murder on a scale inconceivable before 1914. It was why these old men could talk like Soviet Commissars or SS men. ~ C J Sansom,
1083:From my point of view the killing of another, except in defense of human life, is archistic, authoritarian, and therefore, no Anarchist can commit such deeds. It is the very opposite of what Anarchism stands for. ~ Jo Labadie,
1084:I tried to commit suicide because I sacrificed everything for Hitler. And that man whom we sacrificed everything for left us all alone. If he had committed suicide four years before, it would have been all right. ~ Hans Frank,
1085:I wish that I could say I was optimistic about the human race. I love us all, but we are so stupid and shortsighted that I wonder if we can lift our eyes to the world about us long enough not to commit suicide. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1086:Hard as it may be for many Western academics to believe, when people commit violent acts in the name of religion, they are not trying somehow to dignify their underlying socioeconomic or political grievances. ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali,
1087:In opening China, the English have secured their presence in East Asia. If we don't commit more resources to get into Southeast Asia now, they or Germany, or even little Belgium might find it ripe for the taking. ~ Jules Ferry,
1088:When the passion goes away, it's the practice that sustains us. This is the fruit of commitment, the reason it's worth the hardship. When you commit to something, anything, it allows you to practice what you love. ~ Jeff Goins,
1089:Here’s the truth. The risk of not committing is greater than the cost of making the wrong choice. Because when you fail, you learn. But what happens when you don’t commit, when you choose to not act? Well, nothing. ~ Jeff Goins,
1090:If I'm going to put my name to something and commit to something that's going to take up a lot of my time, it has to be something that I know is going to be enjoyable and worth my while. Otherwise, what's the point? ~ Tom Ellis,
1091:Manuscripts were not easy to read, by later typographic standards, and what readers found in manuscripts they tended to commit at least somewhat to memory. Relocating material in a manuscript was not always easy. ~ Walter J Ong,
1092:[Marriage] a bond for life, and whether you're gay or straight, it makes no difference to being married. What marriage stands for is that you love that person... You want to commit yourself to that person forever. ~ Cheryl Cole,
1093:Peace to the spirits of my honored parents, respected be their remains, and immortalized their virtues! may time, while it moulders their frail relicks to dust, commit to tradition the record of their goodness... ~ Fanny Burney,
1094:We also have a lot of people who are not Dutch, and who are in Holland as a guest, whether they are asylum seekers or others. I believe if you commit a crime you overstay your welcome, if we could extradite you. ~ Geert Wilders,
1095:And finally, count your blessings. You got through college. You didn’t commit suicide, O.D., or have a nervous breakdown, and let’s remember the ones who did. It’s time to get busy. It’s your turn to cause trouble. ~ John Waters,
1096:If you attempt to beat a man down and to get his goods for less than a fair price, you are attempting to commit burglary, as much as though you broke into his shop to take the things without paying for them. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1097:People who know me well have learned to insist that I commit to obligations by opening my laptop and putting them onto the appropriate calendar or list - a verbal agreement and a promise to remember won't work. ~ Ethan Zuckerman,
1098:This book argues that mass incarceration is, metaphorically, the New Jim Crow and that all those who care about social justice should fully commit themselves to dismantling this new racial caste system. Mass ~ Michelle Alexander,
1099:We also can't be naïve when it comes to the refugees. Men who commit violence should of course be deported to their countries of origin. We already have enough problems here and we don't need to import anymore. ~ Alice Schwarzer,
1100:You'd think, 'What if I make a mistake today, I'll regret it'. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens. ~ Angelina Jolie,
1101:Can we agree to this point? But once human beings have free will, they also have the ability to make choices—and commit evil. Thus, this very good thing, free will, allows the possibility of evil into our fine world. ~ Libba Bray,
1102:If we ceased to desire the goods of our neighbor, we would never commit murder or adultery or theft or false witness. If we respected the tenth commandment, the four commandments that precede it would be superfluous. ~ Ren Girard,
1103:We must embrace the fact that if we don’t commit to thinking and living differently than most people now, we are setting ourselves up to endure a life of mediocrity, struggle, failure and regret—just like most people. ~ Hal Elrod,
1104:When you commit your life to something and it doesn't work out, it is a tough place to be. Suicide can be the spiritual reprieve of a faithless person. I knew I could always just end it, and there was solace in that. ~ Marc Maron,
1105:I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling. I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
1106:The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities. ~ Susana Martinez,
1107:A society that does not defend itself is doomed. A system that remains passive in the face of attack deserves to go under. Those unwilling to defend freedom will become unfree. To stand idly by is to commit suicide. ~ Brian Crozier,
1108:Creole women take after Europe in their intelligence, after the Tropics in the illogical violence of their passions, and after the Indies in the apathetic indolence with which they commit or suffer good and evil. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1109:I doubt I'm any wiser than I was five hundred years back. I'm older. I've been up, and been down, and been up again. Have I learned aught? I've learned from my mistakes, but I've had more time to commit more mistakes. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1110:I find that many people have a hard time, at first, in painting a compelling image of an achievable future; to envision their legacy, that is. Often this is because they're afraid to commit for fear of failure. ~ Stewart D Friedman,
1111:If you commit perjury in a so-called first-degree murder case, and you're caught red-handed for the entire world to see, and you get only a $200 fine, what kind of message does that send about lying in our courts? ~ Johnnie Cochran,
1112:I've since discovered that many human beings need no supernatural mentoring to commit acts of savagery; some people are devils in their own right, their telltale horns having grown inward to facilitate their disguise. ~ Dean Koontz,
1113:This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything. ~ George MacDonald,
1114:We have defined holiness through what we separate ourselves from rather than what we give ourselves to. I am convinced the great tragedy is not the sins that we commit, but the life that we fail to live. You ~ Erwin Raphael McManus,
1115:As for us, He has appointed the job of permanent unemployment.

If he wanted us to work, after all,
He would not have created this wine.

With a skinfull of this, Sir,
would you rush out to commit economics? ~ Rumi,
1116:One girl, actually, in the UK — it was a really small show in Wales — a girl came up to me and said that because of one of my songs she was still alive. She’d decided not to commit suicide. It was a really emotional moment. ~ Lights,
1117:The forming of general maxims from particular observation is a very nice operation; and nothing is more usual, from haste or a narrowness of mind, which sees not on all sides, than to commit mistakes in this particular. ~ David Hume,
1118:Discussing religion was like discussing which cave will be better to live. If you want to follow a religion, follow any religion. It does not matter. If you have decided to commit suicide, does it matter how you do it? ~ Javed Akhtar,
1119:Do not commit yourself to anybody or anything, for that is to be a slave, a slave to every man Above all, keep yourself free of commitments and obligations - they are the device of another to get you into his power ~ Baltasar Gracian,
1120:I had been to Jeddah on my previous trip, so I knew it well enough. There was only one thing to recommend it: say, you wanted to commit suicide and couldn’t quite find the courage, two days in Jeddah would do the trick. ~ Terry Hayes,
1121:In such cases, the greatest responsibility for avoiding the planning fallacy lies with the decision makers who approve the plan. If they do not recognize the need for an outside view, they commit a planning fallacy. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1122:Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. ~ Erich Fromm,
1123:We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty. ~ Angelina Grimke,
1124:A man takes an oath only when he wants to commit himself quite exceptionally to the statement, when he wants to make an identity between the truth of it and his own virtue; he offers himself as a guarantee. And it works. ~ Robert Bolt,
1125:Are terrorists going to be deterred - are terrorists going to be scared if we react violently? No. They love it. That's what they dote on. They dote on violence. They dote on having more reasons to commit more terrorism. ~ Howard Zinn,
1126:I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization... No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1127:People think that those who commit suicide are against life—they are not. They are too lusty for life, they have great lust for life; and because life is not fulfilling their lust, in anger, in despair, they destroy themselves. ~ Osho,
1128:The most powerful way to change the world is to secretly commit little acts of compassion. You must behave as if your every act, even the smallest, impacted a thousand people for a hundred generations. Because it does. ~ Thom Hartmann,
1129:As you give yourself wholeheartedly to me, I am able to give back to you with greater abundance. Do not be a miser with your spirit. Commit to me. Spend energy on me and I will reward you with a life beyond your dreams. ~ Julia Cameron,
1130:Mr. Pony struggled manfully with the engineer’s permanent dread of having to commit himself to anything, and managed, “Well, if we don’t lose too many staff, and the winter isn’t too bad, but of course there’s always— ~ Terry Pratchett,
1131:Oh yeah, I think about kids all the time. I feel like the next person I commit to, that's going to be the guy who I'm going to have kids with. That's in my crazy female brain. So that's why I'm like, 'I can't commit.' ~ Amanda Seyfried,
1132:People do evil things because they are evil. Some people are evil in the way that some things are coloured indigo. They commit their evil deeds not to achieve some goal, but just because of the sort of people they are. ~ Terry Eagleton,
1133:There was a footpath leading across fields to New Southgate, and I used to go there alone to watch the sunset and contemplate suicide. I did not, however, commit suicide, because I wished to know more of mathematics. ~ Bertrand Russell,
1134:This phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole has a name. It's called closure.

In our daily lives, we often commit closure, mentally completing that which is incomplete based on past experience. ~ Scott McCloud,
1135:Go where you will; commit what crime you may; fall to what depth of degradation you may; you can never commit any crime that will shut my door, my arms, or my heart to you. As long as I live you shall have one sincere friend. ~ Tim Page,
1136:I will say it's great to be a woman because we're very good at multitasking. I could nurse and cook dinner at the same time. It is juggling. It's juggling and you've got to commit to working on the weekends - I do both. ~ Marta Kauffman,
1137:Why does anyone commit murder?' he asked in a low voice. 'I-'I blinked.'How should I know?' 'Three reasons,' Christopher said. He held up one finger. 'Love.' Another finger. 'Revenge.' And finally, a third finger. 'Profit... ~ Meg Cabot,
1138:Before I can finish, he turns away and sits down, his back to me, as if I was never there. I stare at the back of his head. There’s something about it that makes me want to commit a violent act with a blunt instrument. ~ Melina Marchetta,
1139:But I believe the antidote to consumerism in the church is the same antidote to consumerism in marriage. We commit to both for the long haul, not because they ultimately make us happy, but because they make us holy. ~ Sharon Hodde Miller,
1140:Gun murders are down? Well, you figure, that must be from all those tough new gun laws—until you examine the data and find that most people who commit crimes with guns are almost entirely unaffected by current gun laws. ~ Steven D Levitt,
1141:I have said that I cannot explain my desire for her, and it is true. I loved her with a love thirsty and desperate. I felt that we two might commit some act so atrocious that the world, seeing us, would find it irresistible. ~ Gene Wolfe,
1142:My mother's most common childhood memory of me is standing next to me trying to be heard over the voice on the page. I didn't really commit to writing until I understood that it meant making that happen for someone else. ~ Alexander Chee,
1143:Neutrally investigate the nature of obstacles and the relationship that exists between your own frame of mind and your experience of impediment, and commit to becoming more masterful in pursuing a higher quality of life ~ Stephen K Hayes,
1144:Sorry?’ said Carrot. If it’s just a thing, how can it commit murder? A sword is a thing’ – he drew his own sword; it made an almost silken sound – ‘and of course you can’t blame a sword if someone thrust it at you, sir. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1145:We can make our own plans,        but the LORD gives the right answer. 2 People may be pure in their own eyes,        but the LORD examines their motives. 3 Commit your actions to the LORD,        and your plans will succeed. ~ Anonymous,
1146:When you teach your students that it's "economically rational" to commit crimes where the fines for misconduct are lower than the expected return on the crime, you instill a professional ethic that has no room for morals. ~ Cory Doctorow,
1147:Always remember, my good friends, that there is one sin we must never commit and it is to humiliate another person or to allow another person to be humiliated in our presence without us screaming and shouting and protesting. ~ Elie Wiesel,
1148:Commit yourself to do whatever it is you can contribute in order to create a healthy and sustainable future - the world needs you desperately. Find that in yourself and make a commitment - that is what will change the world. ~ John Denver,
1149:A will to be unkind is like a sickness. It can be healed or driven out. But to be unkind because you are thoughtless is the worst kind of blindness: difficult to cure, because you cannot see the fault even as you commit it. ~ Cameron Dokey,
1150:It is the fool who always rushes to take sides. Do not commit to any side or cause by yourself. By maintaining your independence, you become the master of others — playing people against one another, making them pursue you. ~ Robert Greene,
1151:The more cruel the wrong that men commit against an individual or a people, the deeper their hatred and contempt for their victim. Conceit and false pride on the part of a nation prevent the rise of remorse for its crime. ~ Albert Einstein,
1152:Obedience to tyranny is a crime against humanity. Every one of you who obeyed the laws and edicts of your corrupt rulers are complicit in their crimes. You enabled them to commit atrocities the world over because you obeyed. ~ David A Wells,
1153:People are often led to causes and often become committed to great ideas through persons who personify those ideas. They have to find the embodiment of the idea in flesh and blood in order to commit themselves to it. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1154:There are evil spirits who suddenly fix their abode in man's unguarded breast, causing us to commit devilish deeds, and then, hurrying back to their native hell, leave behind the stings of remorse in the poisoned bosom. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1155:It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you; and besides, the Bible bids us return good for evil. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1156:It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you—and, besides, the Bible bids us return good for evil. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1157:said we’ll discuss it when I commit.” She smoothed the area under the eye crevice. “I wonder who they think it is. . . .” He watched her for a moment without speaking. “Louisiana in October isn’t too unpleasant. We could take ~ Iris Johansen,
1158:Every one of Dad’s colleagues would eventually commit suicide, most by gunshot to the head, and every woman in their circle except for my mother would become a dysfunctional alcoholic. But in the fifties, they were all riding high. ~ Tim Gunn,
1159:I don't know what's wrong with it: if you commit a crime, you've overstayed our welcome. If I have guests in my house and if they start messing up my kitchen or start getting a fire in any sleeping room I would send them away. ~ Geert Wilders,
1160:It was around Clifford's era that Thomas Huxley coined the term agnostic, which did not exist before the nineteenth century. Agnostics, Huxley said, “totally refuse to commit” to either denying or affirming the supernatural. ~ John Ortberg Jr,
1161:Our minds, like our bodies, are in continual flux; something is hourly lost, and something acquired.... Do not suffer life to stagnate; it will grow muddy for want of motion: commit yourself again to the current of the world. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1162:We lie to ourselves in order that we may still have the excuse of ignorance, the alibi of stupidity and incomprehension, possessing which we can continue with a good conscience to commit and tolerate the most monstrous crimes. ~ Aldous Huxley,
1163:Why does anyone commit murder?' he asked in a low voice.
'I-'I blinked.'How should I know?'
'Three reasons,' Christopher said. He held up one finger. 'Love.' Another finger. 'Revenge.' And finally, a third finger. 'Profit... ~ Meg Cabot,
1164:How terrible to be alcoholic. You just want to quietly soothe and maybe poison yourself, but you end up poisoning those around you as well, like trying to commit suicide with a gas oven and unwittingly murdering your neighbors. ~ Jonathan Ames,
1165:I remained basically anonymous for almost 17 years. I, in those 17 years, I tried to commit suicide a couple of times. I was very ashamed of what I had done, and I was looking for forgiveness not only from God but from myself. ~ Norma McCorvey,
1166:It was a simple meal, but ideal for preventing constipation. Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1167:People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I'm black. They could do the same just because I'm American. ~ Frank Ocean,
1168:Sounds desperate. I told him, ‘You can’t just talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk! Perform a couple of public ethnic cleansings, then you establish yourself as the go-to country for someone looking to commit a genocide! ~ Conor Lastowka,
1169:The big thing for actors is the level of commitment. So, if you know something's already happened, there's not a whole lot of whys and hows that go down. You just innately commit 'cause it happened. It does help with commitment. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
1170:The exchange program is the thing that reconciles me to all the difficulties of political life. It's the only activity that gives me some hope that the human race won't commit suicide, though I still wouldn't count on it. ~ J William Fulbright,
1171:The individual who dares commit a crime is guilty in a two-fold sense; first, he is guilty against human conscience, and, above all, he is guilty against the State in arrogating to himself one of its most precious privileges. ~ Mikhail Bakunin,
1172:The more prohibitions and rules, The poorer people become. The sharper people's weapons, The more they riot. The more skilled their techniques, The more grotesque their works. The more elaborate the laws, The more they commit crimes. ~ Lao Tzu,
1173:There is no answer to Auschwitz...To try to answer is to commit a supreme blasphemy. Israel enables us to bear the agony of Auschwitz without radical despair, to sense a ray of God's radiance in the jungles of history. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
1174:There were three main new schools of thought: the Epicureans, the Stoics and the Sceptics. On the whole, if an Epicurean said one thing, a Stoic would say the opposite and a Sceptic would refuse to commit himself either way. ~ Anthony Gottlieb,
1175:We can't be naive and think we can go it alone; we must humble ourselves and commit to routine and collective actions. This is just one reason why I am thrilled to be working with the UN Environment as its Goodwill Ambassador. ~ Adrian Grenier,
1176:When we commit to a spouse for life, we are agreeing to enter a sacred union between two sinners and Jesus, and when you’ve got two sinners walking together over the years, you will see just how sinful he or she—and you—can be. ~ Matt Chandler,
1177:Abbe Faria: Here is your final lesson - do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, Vengeance is mine.
Edmond Dantes: I don't believe in God.
Abbe Faria: It doesn't matter. He believes in you. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1178:Amin is the shame of the whole world. The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination. ~ Ryszard Kapuscinski,
1179:Because as an actor, I really feel you cannot judge a character. You have to totally commit to that character. And for me to totally commit to the character, I have to find those places where I understand the sequence of behavior. ~ Glenn Close,
1180:Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation. Hence all fascistic movements commit considerable energy to prolonging a heightened state of emergency. ~ Jonah Goldberg,
1181:That’s belief that partners have the potential for change should not be confused with the belief that the partner will change. The partner has to want to change, commit to change, and take concrete actions toward change. ~ Carol S Dweck,
1182:The Starrs came up with a modified three questions for their family meeting. 1. What things went well in our family this week? 2. What things could we improve in our family? 3. What things will you commit to working on this week? ~ Bruce Feiler,
1183:Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. (Psalm 37:3–5) ~ Louie Giglio,
1184:Even a fish can be used to commit a crime. I handled a murder case once. Some bitch cut off her husband’s family jewels. You know what she used? A frozen tilapia she got out of the freezer! The spines along the back were like razors— ~ Liu Cixin,
1185:One of my favorite movies of all time is 'It's A Wonderful Life', which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it's about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to. ~ Frank Darabont,
1186:There's really no substitute for working hard. I think that's my biggest talent. There are always people who are funnier and more talented than I am, but I don't take anything for granted and I commit myself 100% to each of my roles. ~ Ken Jeong,
1187:When I commit to a role, I always tell myself that role is king. That's the Bible. If I start to judge my character, than it's going to influence my performance, and I don't want that. I want to find the truth in the character. ~ Cuba Gooding Jr,
1188:And yet...somehow Sol had the vague feeling that there were certain horrors this boy would not commit. In Sol Nazerman's eyes, this was a great deal; there were few people to whom he attributed even that limitation of evil. ~ Edward Lewis Wallant,
1189:Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it's always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That's been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
1190:God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you -- yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. ~ Saint Augustine,
1191:If once we admit, be it for a single hour or in a single instance, that there can be anything more important than compassion for a fellow human being, then there is no crime against man that we cannot commit with an easy conscience. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1192:It's almost impossible to deal with a crazy man, except that he does have religious beliefs, and the world of Islam will be damaged if a fanatic like him should commit murder in the name of religion against 60 innocent people. ~ Ruhollah Khomeini,
1193:It's not progress to take books off shelves. If one more person says this [ebooks] is the new Gutenberg, I will probably commit homicide, because the whole point of Gutenberg was to put books on shelves, not to take them off. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1194:Most companies don't die because they are wrong; they die because they don't commit themselves. They fritter away their momentum and their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is standing still. ~ Andy Grove,
1195:The girl who lives in 8G used to be a lovely charming girl, but the girl is a monster bitch monster. The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing so she won't commit to anything. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1196:Willem, I suspect deep down you know exactly why you're here, exactly what you want, but you're unwilling to commit to it, unwilling to commit to the wanting, let alone the having. Because both of those propositions are terrifying. ~ Gayle Forman,
1197:Any path you take, if you commit with passion, you can be successful. By going to business school, certain opportunities may open up to you sooner. But it's who you are and how you take advantage of your opportunities that matter. ~ Dan Rosensweig,
1198:Be prepared to see it all. If you want to create—God help you if you do, God help you if you can—don’t you dare commit the immorality of stopping on the surface. Go deep and take your fair salvage. Do it no matter how much it hurts. ~ Stephen King,
1199:If we are truly created equal than truly the love we commit to one another must be equal as well, this ruling will strengthen all of our communities by offering to all same sex couples the dignity of marriage across this great land. ~ Barack Obama,
1200:I suddenly saw her quite differently. I saw that she was a person. Not my mother. She had thought it all out. She had wanted to commit suicide. She would never commit suicide. On that night I grew up. Or so I would like to believe. ~ Doris Lessing,
1201:The key decision for a statesman is whether to commit his nation or not. There is no middle course. Once a great nation commits itself, it must prevail. It will acquire no kudos for translating its inner doubts into hesitation. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
1202:All expression, all art, is an indiscretion we commit against ourselves. This is not an 'impoverishment' but an increase in wealth, for it is in this way that we make the short hours of our lives live on beyond themselves. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney,
1203:Commit to paper precisely what you would like to have appear in your physical life. By seeing it and reading it repeatedly, you will plant that thought more firmly in your mind and you will begin to manifest that which you are imaging. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1204:Confidence always pleases those who receive it. It is a tribute we pay to their merit, a deposit we commit to their trust, a pledge that gives them a claim upon us, a kind of dependence to which we voluntarily submit. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1205:Don't commit to being a columnist unless you're willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources. ~ Allan Sloan,
1206:When others demand that we become the people they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It's a subtle kind of murder ... the most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces. ~ Jim Morrison,
1207:Any political system can commit mistakes and any state can commit mistakes. What is most important is to acknowledge these mistakes and put them right as soon as possible and put those behind them into account, bring them to account. ~ Hosni Mubarak,
1208:Are you withholding your full trust in God until you get an explanation for some bad thing that happened to you? In light of Jesus’ undeserved suffering for you, are you willing to let go of that demand and commit your way to him? ~ Timothy J Keller,
1209:Once you commit to your goal, don’t get swayed by the temporary lure of creature comforts and easy feelings - instead, keep focused, and remember the pain never lasts for ever, but the pride in having followed your calling will. ~ Bear Grylls,
1210:... in the nineteen-thirties ... the most casual reader of murder mysteries could infallibly detect the villain, as soon as there entered a character who had recently washed his neck and did not commit mayhem on the English language. ~ Ellen Glasgow,
1211:My Suburban was parked on the graveled driveway, the dull sheen of the black paint making it look a little worse for the wear. Not to mention the huge dent over the back left wheel where a deer had decided it wanted to commit suicide. ~ Liliana Hart,
1212:To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of our times. ~ Thomas Merton,
1213:Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1214:Already by that time I had been taught a lamentable thing by the maids and menservants; I was being corrupted. I now think that to perpetrate such a thing on a small child is the ugliest, vilest, cruelest crime a human being can commit. ~ Osamu Dazai,
1215:Be the most polite person that you know. • Be honest to a fault. • Deeply commit yourself to being a world-class listener. • Send handwritten thank you notes on a regular basis. • Seek out opportunities to do random acts of kindness. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1216:It is an easy thing to commit a sin and say that ‘the devil made me do it,’ and then cast that sin on him. But this life has taught me that we make ourselves into the monsters that we are. That the blood we spill is on our own hands. ~ Kerrigan Byrne,
1217:You of all people would know people who commit suicide... can't go to the paradise of the stars. Even if you did commit a horrible crime... you have to live! You can't just give up and die! You have to live and atone for your wrongs! ~ Noriko Ogiwara,
1218:And don’t miss Frank Otto, the world’s most tattooed man! Held hostage in the darkest jungles of Borneo and tried for a crime he didn’t commit, and his punishment? Well, folks, his punishment is written all over his body in permanent ink! ~ Sara Gruen,
1219:And you can also commit injustice by doing nothing. 6. Objective judgment, now, at this very moment. Unselfish action, now, at this very moment. Willing acceptance—now, at this very moment—of all external events. That’s all you need. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1220:For two people to commit themselves not simply to marriage, but to a lifetime of mutual love and submission in imitation of Christ is so astounding, so mysterious, it comes close to looking like Jesus’ stubborn love for the church. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1221:It frequently happens that a villainous action does not torment us the instant we commit it, but on recollection, and sometimes even after a number of years have elapsed, for the remembrance of crimes is not to be extinguished. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
1222:To allow oneself to be carried away
By a multitude of conflicting concerns,
To surrender to too many demands,
...To commit oneself to too many projects,
To want to help everyone with everything
Is to succumb to violence. ~ Thomas Merton,
1223:What does Dante say of revenge?' He turned back. 'That it is a sin. A sin of anger, and those who commit it are surrounded by a rank fog, forever tearing each other apart or gnawing at their own limbs. They are trapped in the marsh. ~ Imogen Robertson,
1224:Amos and I introduced the idea of a conjunction fallacy, which people commit when they judge a conjunction of two events (here, bank teller and feminist) to be more probable than one of the events (bank teller) in a direct comparison. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1225:A two-speed Europe will not be a strong Europe. The idea of making decisions and policies in a narrow circle, disregarding smaller EU members, will make it hard to engage them to commit to a common policy, which will weaken the union. ~ Georgi Parvanov,
1226:Youth is the age of extremes: “if the young commit a fault it is always on the side of excess and exaggeration.” The great difficulty of youth (and of many of youth’s elders) is to get out of one extreme without falling into its opposite. ~ Will Durant,
1227:You've got to commit to something. I'm not telling you it has to be your life's dream or that it'll get you a Nobel Prize. But it will earn you more ownership of yourself. Commit to something--that is the essence of soul-searching. ~ Laura Schlessinger,
1228:Again, with two small children it's incredibly hard to commit yourself to anything because you're just getting interested in it and someone comes along and goes I want Thomas The Tank Engine on, and screams the place down until you put it on. ~ Jo Brand,
1229:I believe in equality for everyone. I believe everyone should have the right to love and commit to whomever they want. [...] All I know is that in God's eyes we are all the same. I just wish we could see through the eyes of God more often. ~ LeAnn Rimes,
1230:If the price of the drug people want to use is through the roof, well then they're going to have to commit crimes to get the money to get the drug. You don't see any crimes committed over a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of beer, do you? ~ Jesse Ventura,
1231:I want an end to the Federation.
'How do you intend to achieve that?'
She glowered at the god. The Phoenix was playing with her, forcing her to spell out her demand. Forcing her to specify exactly what abomination she wanted to commit. ~ R F Kuang,
1232:The faults of which we ask you [God] the remittance, it is you who make us commit them; the traps of which we implore you to deliver us, it is you who has set them for us; and the Satan which surrounds us, this Satan, it is you. ~ Pierre Joseph Proudhon,
1233:The Lord has given you a heart open to great horizons; do not be afraid to commit your life completely to the service of Christ and His Gospel! Listen to Him as He says again today: 'The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1234:You can go your entire life believing you have principles. Believing there are lines you’d never cross, deeds you’d never commit, even at the cost of your own life. And if you’re lucky, nobody will ever put those principles to the test. ~ Craig Schaefer,
1235:Fear is a natural reaction of moving closer to the truth. If we commit ourselves to staying right where we are, then our experience becomes very vivid. Things become very clear when there is nowhere to escape. ~ Pema Chodron, Comfortable With Uncertainty,
1236:Is it only in the army in the Philippines that Americans sometimes commit deeds that cause all other Americans to regret?

[Theodore Roosevelt 1901 relating reports of water torture in the Philippines to lynching in the south] ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1237:[T]he only real moral crime that one man can commit against another is the attempt to create, by his words or actions, an impression of the contradictory, the impossible, the irrational, and thus shake the concept of rationality in his victim. ~ Ayn Rand,
1238:We live in debt to those who have served and died, a debt tallied in blood. And too often our political leaders who commit our young men, and now young women, into war do not take this truth into account with an adequate fullness of measure. ~ Dan Rather,
1239:Don't worry, I'll calm down by tonight when we go out. Provided you keep your clothes on all day and manage not to commit any felonies."
Praline mumbled a promise to do his best, though even he worried that it might not be possible. ~ Marshall Thornton,
1240:I’ll be a straitjacketed bookworm burrowed into the binding of an insane, homicidal book, staring helplessly out from the pages of my own life, as they’re writ by someone else, and I’d commit atrocities that would damn a saint’s soul. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1241:Mine still, this moment passes by, escapes me, and is buried forever. Am I going to commit myself with the next? I make up my mind: it is here, it belongs to me — and already is long since past. From morning to night, fabricating the past! ~ Emil M Cioran,
1242:Staring at him the way she might stare at a beloved place she was not sure she would ever see again, trying to commit the details to memory, to paint them on the backs of her eyelids that she might see it when she shut her eyes to sleep. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1243:The Myth of Sisyphus, that it was not acceptable for the absurd person to commit suicide, but that to live, and live rebelliously, “with my revolt, my freedom, and my passion,” was the best way of both acknowledging and rejecting death. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1244:We're so arrogant, aren't we? So afraid of age, we do everything we can to prevent it. We don't realize what a privilege it is to grow old with someone. Someone who doesn't drive you to commit murder or doesn't humiliate you beyond repair. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
1245:But real commitment? That requires staying power—in faith and in marriage.” And if you don’t commit? I asked. “Your choice. But you miss what’s on the other side.” What’s on the other side? “Ah.” He smiled. “A happiness you cannot find alone. ~ Mitch Albom,
1246:I myself, from the very beginning, Seemed to myself like someone's dream or delirium Or a reflection in someone else's mirror, Without flesh, without meaning, without a name. Already I knew the list of crimes That I was destined to commit. ~ Anna Akhmatova,
1247:Commit yourself to the possibility that everything you see around you is far less real than God. You want to see the truth "with all your heart, with all you soul, and with all your mind," as Jesus says. This is actually a commitment to joy. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1248:Criminals, people who commit crimes, usually society rejects these people. They are also part of our society. Give them some form of punishment to say they were wrong, but show them they are part of society and can change. Show them compassion. ~ Dalai Lama,
1249:It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1250:There is no doubt that [Vladimir] Putin is responsible for this crime, whether or not he gave the order to commit the murder [of Boris Nemtsov] himself. Putin created the conditions and atmosphere that have made this kind of thing possible. ~ Garry Kasparov,
1251:As far as this citizen is concerned, the decision to commit men and women, who are also sons and daughters, to combat is an extraordinarily important one, and not to be done to just feel good; to be done to absolutely accomplish a mission. ~ Richard Armitage,
1252:I didn't have any clue as to what true marriage meant. I was so used to committing to one thing - music - and then I had to totally commit to a second thing, marriage. I didn't know how to commit to both of them. It was a scary moment for me. ~ Kenny Chesney,
1253:Most of us still haven't grasped the fact that everything we commit to the digital space - not just our public blogs and broadcast tweets, but every private text message, email, and voicemail is likely to be stored and accessible. Forever. ~ Douglas Rushkoff,
1254:You aren't allowed to commit suicide until your mom has died. These are the rules. I don't make them. Living is better than not living, even though it's painful a lot of the time. Just make plans for the future. You don't even have to do them. ~ Heiko Julien,
1255:Just as prison never corrects the prisoner—it only teaches him to commit more crimes—so hospitals merely got patients used to a completely unreal world, where everything was allowed and where no one had to take responsibility for their actions. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1256:Ninety percent of the time the very sight of you makes me want to commit murder. I think about carving the skin from your body and hanging it out as a warning to every other fool who thinks he can stand in my way."
"What about the other ten? ~ Nora Sakavic,
1257:SURRENDER—Pray Psalm 139:23–24: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Commit to respond to whatever the Holy Spirit reveals to you. ~ Chip Ingram,
1258:What I don’t understand is that when the British public voted to name a research vessel Boaty McBoatface, the government said no. But when we voted to commit cultural and economic seppuku, the powers-that-be didn’t seem to have a fucking clue … ~ Claire North,
1259:And let us tranquilize ourselves by making a compact. Next time (with a view to our peace of mind) we'll commit the crime, instead of taking the criminal. You swear it?'
'Certainly.'
'Sworn! Let Tippins look to it. Her life's in danger. ~ Charles Dickens,
1260:If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1261:If you commit yourself to the art of poetry, you commit yourself to the task of learning how to see, using words as elements of sight and their sounds as prisms. And to see means to see something worth all the agony of learning how to see. ~ Archibald MacLeish,
1262:If you're a woman and you've decided to step in front of people on any kind of platform and say that you have feelings about anything, you are committing a radical act. People view it as such, so you might as well actually commit a radical act. ~ Lizz Winstead,
1263:Promises are easy to make. [...] They speak of a defined future to which you are required to adhere. They commit you beyond the length of your experience.

What they do is take away possibility.

Promises are the opposite of hope. ~ Joshua Gaylord,
1264:The competitive advantage professional journalism enjoys over the free is just that: professional journalists, whose paid positions give them the time and resources they need to commit more fully to the task. If we can't do better, so be it. ~ Douglas Rushkoff,
1265:The odds of the average American being shot to death are 1 in 314. But he or she is even more likely to commit suicide (1 in 119); more likely still to die in a fatal road accident (1 in 78); and most likely of all to die of cancer (1 in 5).11 ~ Niall Ferguson,
1266:Either you enlist under the kapetan, that murderer who knew only one word, but the only word, or you enlist under Anton. You watch and you despair. Or you despair and you watch. In the first case, you commit physical suicide; in the second, moral. ~ John Fowles,
1267:Every single day I wake up and commit myself to becoming a better player. Some days it happens, and some days it doesn't. Sure, there are games I'm going to dominate and there are going to be games when I struggle. But it doesn't mean I give up. ~ Mia Hamm,
1268:Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not commit aggression: God loves not the aggressors. Slay them wherever you fall upon them, and expel them from where they had expelled you; apostasy by force is indeed more serious than slaying. ~ Anonymous,
1269:For me personally, Blink-182 has been a big influence. Just seeing them way back in the day play little shows and start from a garage band to where they are now, makes me believe anything is possible if you truly want it and commit your life to it. ~ Beau Bokan,
1270:God is the solitude of men. There was only me: I alone decided to commit Evil; alone, I invented Good. I am the one who cheated, I am the one who performed miracles, I am the one accusing myself today, I alone can absolve myself; me, the man. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1271:No matter how many toys we amass we leave them behind when we die, just as we leave a broken environment, an economy that only benefits the richest, and a legacy of empowering greed over goodness. It is now time to commit to following a new path. ~ John Perkins,
1272:The only thing I don't do is revive the dead, because as soon as they open their eyes they're murderous with rage at the one who disturbed their state, and when it's all done, those who don't commit suicide die again of disillusionment. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1273:We want the happiness of the Philippines, but we want to obtain it through noble and just means. If I have to commit villainy to make her happy, I would refuse to do so, because I am sure that what is built on sand sooner or later would tumble down. ~ Jos Rizal,
1274:You say, 'On the off chance that I had somewhat more, I ought to be exceptionally fulfilled.' You commit an error. On the off chance that you are not content with what you have, you would not be fulfilled in the event that it were multiplied. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1275:Even if we love them with our entire being, even if we’re willing to commit the most heinous sin for their well-being. We must understand and respect the values that drive them. We must want what they want, not what we want for them. ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,
1276:India is the world's most youthful nation. A nation with such youth power cannot dream small. We cannot commit this crime. We should dream big, we should enable the youth to dream big and we should give them an opportunity to realize their dreams ~ Narendra Modi,
1277:I thought of killing myself but soon decided that I could always try MIT and then kill myself later if it was that bad but that I couldn't commit suicide and then try MIT afterwards. The two operations, suicide and going to MIT, don't commute. ~ Murray Gell Mann,
1278:So what if God made a "mistake"; if the Someone who set up the world so that evil is possible is willing to commit suicide over that mistake rather than blame you for it, then trusting such a person doesn't seem like an altogether bad idea. ~ Robert Farrar Capon,
1279:Your mother all but accused me of something that is, among my kind, the highest crime a man can commit. There is no trial, only punishment, because it is considered better to let an innocent man die than let a guilty one live." (Page 79.) ~ Amelia Atwater Rhodes,
1280:I can’t believe this night. I was supposed to be applauded and instead, I’m ruined. I swear to God in heaven if I ever see that man again, I will commit murder. (Tory) Well, if you need help moving the body, you know where Kim and I live. (Pam) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1281:I say here to-night that you cannot commit a sin against an infinite being. I can sin against my brother or my neighbour, because I can injure them. There can be no sin where there is no injury. Neither can a finite being commit infinite sin. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
1282:It is the way, isn't it? With humans and free thought. They only learn through terrible mistakes. Free thought does not make wisdom. Instead it creates enough space for men to commit terrible folly, from which the survivors learn through disaster. ~ Joel Shepherd,
1283:There is no sin, and there can be no sin on all the earth, which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God. Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God? ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1284:flesh and blood in the person of Jesus Christ, and if Jesus Christ is—as theologian Greg Boyd put it—“the revelation that culminates and supersedes all others,”16 then God would rather die by violence than commit it. The cross makes this plain. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1285:If you check your ego at the door when it comes to comedy, you've got a pretty good shot at making a great movie that you can commit yourself to, you can jump off the proverbial cliff with, and have a great time, and the audiences respond to that. ~ Dwayne Johnson,
1286:Religious folks are much happier. Regular church attendees commit fewer crimes, are in better health, live longer, make more money, drop out of high school less frequently, and finish college more frequently than those who don’t attend church at all.16 ~ J D Vance,
1287:The Master will protect you. He will commit a great sin if He does not protect those who have taken refuge in Him and have taken shelter at His feet. Depend upon Him and so lead your life. Let Him make you better or let Him drown you. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1288:The size of a challenge should never be measured by what we have to offer. It will never be enough. Furthermore, provision is God's responsibility, not ours. We are merely called to commit what we have - even if it's no more than a sack lunch. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
1289:A leader is criticised for whatever he does as all his actions benefit some and adversely affect others. When other people commit the same mistake, they can be forgiven or ignored, but never a leader, for his actions affect a large number of people. ~ Awdhesh Singh,
1290:Although one is not inclined to be timid or nervous, it is nevertheless a trifle depressing to receive letters full of expostulation and entreaty: 'If you are determined to commit suicide, why not come home and do so in a quiet lady-like manner?' ~ Annie Smith Peck,
1291:I think you’re confusing suicide with self-destruction, and they’re very different. Almost none of us commit suicide, whereas almost all of us self-destruct. Somehow. In some part of our lives. We drink, or take drugs, or destabilize the happy job ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
1292:Making a decision reduces opportunities in the short run, but increases opportunities in the long run. To move forward in your career, you have to commit to specific opportunities as part of an iterative plan, despite doubt and despite inconvenience. ~ Reid Hoffman,
1293:There is no sin , and there can be no sin on all the earth , which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God . Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
1294:You get a script and you love it. You find a director that you trust, and it becomes all about how do I commit to this as fully as possible? And the last thing you can afford to have in your mind is what are other people going to think of this? ~ James Van Der Beek,
1295:Genes are not simple triggers. No one is hardwired to commit murder or any other crime. Our actions are always the result of stupendously complex gene-environment interactions, and environment is likely to remain the more important influence by far. ~ William Landay,
1296:I can’t believe this night. I was supposed to be applauded and instead, I’m ruined. I swear to God in heaven if I ever see that man again, I will commit murder. (Tory)
Well, if you need help moving the body, you know where Kim and I live. (Pam) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1297:I don’t believe he casts people into eternal flame for fornication, as you pointed out. Or for believing in a version of him that is a little off the mark. I believe—or, I want to believe—he considers the worst sins to be those we commit in his name. ~ Dennis Lehane,
1298:I have wanted . . . to commit a murder myself. I recognized this as the desire of the artist to express himself! . . . But-incongruous as it may seem to some-I was restrained and hampered by my innate sense of justice. The innocent must not suffer. ~ Agatha Christie,
1299:I just drove across the country to commit murder for you. Earlier today I helped burn a couple bodies to cover your tracks. That implies a certain level of commitment on my part, don’t you think?”

“Well, I guess when you put it that way . . . ~ Joanna Wylde,
1300:One advantage resulting from good actions is that they elevate the soul to a disposition of attempting still better; for such is human weakness, that we must place among our good deeds an abstinence from those crimes we are tempted to commit. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
1301:There is not and cannot be in the whole world such a sin that the Lord will not forgive one who truly repents of it. A man even cannot commit so great a sin as would exhaust God’s boundless love. How could there be a sin that exceeds God’s love? ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1302:The view, as I have said, is charming; but in the day you must keep the lattice-blinds close shut, or the sun would drive you mad; and when the sun goes down you must shut up all the windows, or the mosquitoes would tempt you to commit suicide.  So ~ Charles Dickens,
1303:When you're in an extreme situation you tend to avoid facing it by getting caught up in little details. Like a guy who's decided to commit suicide and boards a train only to become obsessed with whether he remembered to lock the door when he left home. ~ Ry Murakami,
1304:You make your choices when you’re far too young to understand their implications, and with each choice you make the field of possibility narrows. You choose a career and other careers are lost to you. You choose a mate and commit to loving no other. ~ A S A Harrison,
1305:Commit harmless mistakes that will not hurt you in the long run but will give you the chance to ask for his help. Masters adore such requests. A master who cannot bestow on you the gifts of his experience may direct rancor and ill will at you instead. ~ Robert Greene,
1306:He who commits his life to this son of man does not die, but he who does not commit his life to him destroys himself by not trusting to what is life itself Division (death) consists in this, that life came into the world, but men go away from that life. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1307:I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight. ~ Will Ferrell,
1308:There are crimes that no one would commit as an individual which he willingly and bravely commits when acting in the name of his society, because he has been (too easily) convinced that evil is entirely different when it is done 'for the common good'. ~ Thomas Merton,
1309:Anything worth having is going to be a struggle. Commitment doesn't come easy, but when you're fighting for something you believe in the struggle is worth it.

1. Count the price of the prize.
2. Decide if you're willing to pay.
3. Commit. ~ John C Maxwell,
1310:She did not understand this but then there was much in the world she did not understand. Raw love, like raw heartache could blindside you. It could make you forget what you did not know to focus exclusively on those few pieces you could commit to heart. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1311:You want to do all of these preventative things to make sure you always look as young as possible, you don't want to look your age. Looking young and attractive matters, even more than the type of person you are, even more than the actions you commit. ~ Alissa Nutting,
1312:Get in control. Live your life the way you want to live it. Don't have the money to do that? Remind yourself that your condition is your own damn fault and then commit and constantly recommit yourself to having the money to live any way you want to live. ~ Larry Winget,
1313:Historically, when liberals commit political violence, it is usually directed against organizations and property rather than people. Political violence committed by conservatives and libertarians, on the other hand, tends to be directed against individuals. ~ Anonymous,
1314:Time was to sin and to enjoy, time was to scoff at God and at the warnings of His holy church, time was to defy His majesty, to disobey His commands, to hoodwink one's fellow men, to commit sin after sin and to hide one's corruption from the sight of men. ~ James Joyce,
1315:We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. ~ Nelson Mandela,
1316:Both men had talked of their intentions to commit suicide. Both used the typical argument—they had nothing more to expect from life. In both cases it was a question of getting them to realize that life was still expecting something from them; something ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1317:It’s actually a smarter crime because imagine if you rob a bank, or you’re dealing drugs. If you get caught you’re going to spend a lot of time in custody. But with hacking, it’s much easier to commit the crime and the risk of punishment is slim to none. ~ Kevin Mitnick,
1318:No man, perhaps, is so wicked as to commit evil for its own sake. Evil is generally committed under the hope of some advantage the pursuit of virtue seldom obtains. Yet the most successful result of the most virtuous heroism is never without its alloy. ~ Benjamin Haydon,
1319:Staring at him the
way she might stare at a beloved place she
was not sure she would ever see again, trying
to commit the details to memory, to paint
them on the backs of her eyelids that she
might see it when she shut her eyes to sleep. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1320:Do not commit yourself to anybody or anything, for that is to be a slave, a slave to every man.... Above all, keep yourself free of commitments and obligations—they are the device of another to get you into his power.... (Baltasar Gracián, 1601-1658) PART ~ Robert Greene,
1321:I myself, from the very beginning,
Seemed to myself like someone's dream or delirium
Or a reflection in someone else's mirror,
Without flesh, without meaning, without a name.
Already I knew the list of crimes
That I was destined to commit. ~ Anna Akhmatova,
1322:Now there are reports that Osama bin Laden would like to commit suicide on television. This is the kind of lead-in I have been praying for every since I came to CBS. Bin Laden is planning a televised suicide or, as I call it, hosting the Academy Awards. ~ David Letterman,
1323:Once you commit to believing that you can trust yourself, your positive internal voice will eventually become louder than the negative external voices. Trusting what you hear—whether or not those around you agree with you—is a powerful and important step ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
1324:That was her entire dinner. It was a simple meal, but ideal for preventing constipation. Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1325:We know what you want to accomplish... The real question is, 'what are you willing to push through the dip for?' What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? Because that's what's going to actually get done. ~ Seth Godin,
1326:...and I saw that it is one thing for a crowd, in an almost ecstatic frenzy, mistaking the laws of the devil for those of the Lord, to commit a massacre, but it is another thing for an individual to commit a crime in cold blood, with calculation, in silence. ~ Umberto Eco,
1327:Have this faith that someone is there to take away your weaknesses. Ok, you slipped once, twice, thrice. It does not matter. Keep moving ahead. People take vows never to commit mistakes again. Breaking the vows makes it worse. Surrendering is better ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1328:I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second. ~ Alanis Morissette,
1329:Millions of Muslims humiliated and subjected to dishonor by the Zionist occupation appeal to you to restore for them their ruined self-respect. Youth of Islam, the Zionists get drunk and commit fornication with whores in the forecourt of your Aqsa Mosque! ~ Alaa Al Aswany,
1330:Robots are emotionless, so they don't get upset if their buddy is killed, they don't commit crimes of rage and revenge. But ... they see an 80-year-old grandmother in a wheelchair the same way they see a T80 tank; they're both just a series of zeros and ones. ~ P W Singer,
1331:Under that deal, announced late last year, the U.S. agreed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions more steeply. China didn’t commit to any specific reductions, but said it would try to have its emissions peak by 2030 — giving it 15 more years of rising pollution. ~ Anonymous,
1332:What we have to go through to commit sin distances us from God—we change in the very act of rebellion—and there is no guarantee we will ever come back. You ask me about forgiveness now, but will you even want it later, especially if it involves repentance? ~ Philip Yancey,
1333:From about the age of 15 or 16 I'd had the notion that I wanted to write fiction, and I'd done enough in college to satisfy myself that I had a knack for it - I wouldn't call it "talent" - though I wondered if I'd ever have the guts to actually commit to it. ~ Ben Fountain,
1334:I admire people who overcome obstacles or who have to commit - I've always really admired commitment, whether it be a commitment to living or a commitment to love. People who commit to a moment. People who are not somewhere else, but in the room with you. ~ Anne Marie Duff,
1335:In 2008, then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama told an audience, “Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools, and twenty times more likely to end up in prison. ~ Dennis Prager,
1336:What I envy is not their skin but their insouciance. I envy the freedom to sin with only a little bit of consequence, to commit one selfish act and not have it mean the downfall of my entire people. Where indecency and mischief do not mean annihilation. ~ Kaitlyn Greenidge,
1337:He quite liked the wizards. They didn’t commit crimes. Not Vimes’s type of crimes, anyway. The occult wasn’t Vimes’s beat. The wizards might well mess up the very fabric of time and space but they didn’t lead to paperwork, and that was fine by Vimes. There ~ Terry Pratchett,
1338:I said, the rule of law maintains things as they are. Therefore, to begin the process of change, to stop a war, to establish justice, it may be necessary to break the law, to commit acts of civil disobedience, as Southern blacks did, as antiwar protesters did. ~ Howard Zinn,
1339:Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. ~ Alveda King,
1340:A kingdom marriage is defined as “a covenantal union between a man and a woman who commit themselves to function in unison under divine authority in order to replicate God’s image and expand His rule in the world through both their individual and joint callings. ~ Tony Evans,
1341:If two people truly have feelings for one another then they don’t have an affair. They get a divorce and they sort out their feelings. You are accountable for the people you hold hostage in a marriage when your mind and heart refuse to fully commit to them. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1342:If you want democracy, you have got to be prepared to accept the responsibilities of democracy. The people have to take part. They have to understand that they have the power to move things, and they must really commit themselves to change if they want it. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
1343:It's a strange poverty of the English language, and indeed, of many other languages, that we use this same word, "depression" to describe how a kid feels when it rains on his birthday, and to describe how somebody feels the minute before they commit suicide. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1344:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest. ~ Max Lucado,
1345:Misperceiving that there is one correct choice is a common mistake. Coming to understand that there are usually a few good choices--and then there's the one you pick, commit to, and make great--is the best way to make flexible, optimal, good decisions in life. ~ Katie Couric,
1346:The closest thing I could think of that men go through is like a prisoner of war being tortured, and then coming back from that experience. It's traumatic and grounding and makes you commit to the world. Also, because you want all of these things for your kid. ~ Larkin Grimm,
1347:Aislinn Granville is my gift from a god I stopped believing in years ago. An angel bestowed to a devil.
I’ll take her. I’ll treasure her. I’ll live for her. I’ll die for her.
And I’ll commit all seven sins – countless times, with zero regrets – to keep her. ~ Tara Leigh,
1348:All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can. ~ Christian Bale,
1349:Citizen journalism is rapidly emerging as an invaluable part of delivering the news. With the expansion of the Web and the ever-decreasing size and cost of camera phones and video cameras, the ability to commit acts of journalism is spreading to everyone. ~ Arianna Huffington,
1350:Commit to Excellence. Become massively innovative and wear your passion on your sleeve. They might call you different or weird or even crazy. But please remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered. ~ Robin Sharma,
1351:Do not think that we say that these things are only to be received by faith, but also that they are to be asserted by reason. For indeed it is not safe to commit these things to bare faith without reason, since assuredly truth cannot be without reason. ~ Clement of Alexandria,
1352:I am all of my characters, but none of them in particular. I'm an expat in San Miguel de Allende, the community I write about.
My characters are never black and white--I'm interested in shades of gray and the way people rationalize the bad acts they commit. ~ John Scherber,
1353:I am not yet born; Forgive me For the sins that in me the world shall commit, my words When they speak me, my thoughts when they think me, My treason engendered by traitors beyound me, My life when they murder by means of my hands, my death when they live me. ~ Louis MacNeice,
1354:It is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are committed to - that is, what they must do. These obligations cannot be delegated. Support is not enough; action is required. ~ W Edwards Deming,
1355:It would seem logical to pray to the devil, but no thief would dare do so seriously. To come to terms with him would be to commit oneself too deeply. He is too opposed to God, who, we know, is the final victor. A murderer himself would not dare pray to the devil. ~ Jean Genet,
1356:Mitch, in a rare display of cynicism, decided that if he was going to go to back to jail (and given his curse, it was a matter of when, not if), he might as well commit a crime, since serving time on behalf of others wasn’t an entirely satisfying use of his life. ~ V E Schwab,
1357:Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitivities to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invading armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior. ~ Herbert Hoover,
1358:The sin we commit against each other as women is lack of support. We hurt. We hurt each other. We hide. We project. We become mute or duplicitous, and we fester like boiling water until one day we erupt like a geyser. Do we forget we unravel in grief? ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1359:you wanted to commit suicide and couldn’t quite find the courage, two days in Jeddah would do the trick. With no movie houses, concerts, bars, mixed-sex coffee shops, or parties there was little to do at night and we drove down a highway that was almost deserted. ~ Terry Hayes,
1360:[consciousness] Maybe you think it gives you free will. Maybe you've forgotten that sleepwalkers converse, drive vehicles, commit crimes and clean up afterward, unconscious the whole time. Maybe nobody's told you that waking souls are only slaves in denial. ~ Peter Watts,
1361:I think people who make movies and have invested a lot of money in them, get frightened that if they challenge an audience they are going to repel them. And I think the opposite it's really true. It takes confidence and courage to know that and then commit to it. ~ Claire Danes,
1362:Marla shouts to the police that the girl who lives in 8G used to be a lovely charming girl, but the girl is a monster bitch monster. The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing so she won't commit to anything. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1363:Marriage is an ongoing thing, man. You continue to work at it. But it's joyful. And joyous. I don't care if people are living without a marriage certificate. It's just about people, in some way, saying to each other, I commit to you. I will help you in this life. ~ James McAvoy,
1364:your book is full of piquant ideas on how sexual assault is practiced by many people but in African countries the issue is pressurized by females themselves as they tend to dress on night attires as a result males are piquant ed

to commit an offense ~ Nicholas D Kristof,
1365:(French chef and winner of three Michelin stars Bernard Loiseau was quoted as saying, “If I lose a star, I will commit suicide.” Michelin maintained his rating, but Loiseau killed himself anyway in 2003 when a competing French dining guide downgraded his restaurant.) ~ Anonymous,
1366:He’s one of those dangerous people that we call sociopaths. He fakes being human, because he lacks all the emotions you and I feel. He cares only about himself, and if he felt he could get away with it, he would commit any atrocity you can imagine, without remorse. ~ Dean Koontz,
1367:There are certain things that you can do, or learn to do, that can make you extraordinarily valuable to yourself and to others. Your job is to identify your special areas of uniqueness and then to commit yourself to becoming very, very good in those areas. Increase ~ Brian Tracy,
1368:There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge and fox and squirrel and mole. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1369:Every society needs a cry like that, but only in a very few do they come out with the complete, unvarnished version, which is “Remember-The-Atrocity-Committed-Against-Us-Last-Time-That-Will-Excuse-The-Atrocity-That-We’re-About-To-Commit-Today! And So On! Hurrah! ~ Terry Pratchett,
1370:You have to absolutely commit to whatever your process is and attack that process every single day, of trying to get better, take steps forward, without getting caught up in the immediate results that everybody wants to see. That's probably the biggest challenge. ~ Erik Spoelstra,
1371:Young black men are guilty of criminal behavior not because of the alleged crimes they might commit but because they are the product of a collective imagination paralyzed by the racism of a white supremacist culture they can only view them as a dangerous nightmare. ~ Henry Giroux,
1372:A chaste little kiss. Hardly even a kiss at all. Not that she would have invited his kisses, but—since he’d gone ahead and taken one and she was already damned for permitting it—was it too much to ask that he commit to it? Exercise a little follow-through? But ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1373:Laws are made with a view to maintain society; to uphold its existence; to prevent man associated, from injuring his neighbour; they are therefore competent to punish those who disturb its harmony, or those who commit actions that are injurious to their fellows; ~ Paul Henri Thiry,
1374:The independents are the ones who tend to commit suicide. I'm not against this way of being in the world. Individuals have brought us many treasures. You can't just say that's a bad way of being in the world - it's not. But it's not everyone's way of being in the world. ~ Gish Jen,
1375:You will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishments. And to these people I would say this: you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you are potentially wrecking your own life too. ~ David Cameron,
1376:I have committed a terrible crime,” she said, voice firm, controlled, machined to a polish. “So terrible that I feel I can do anything, commit any sin, betray any trust, because no matter what ruin I make of myself, it cannot be worse than what I have already done. ~ Seth Dickinson,
1377:It is not those who commit the least faults who are the most holy, but those who have the greatest courage, the greatest generosity, the greatest love, who make the boldest efforts to overcome themselves, and are not immediately apprehensive about tripping. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
1378:I understood why it might seem to Dawn as if I were yielding my freedom to provide a home for John. But I wasn’t, not really. I was choosing, freely, to commit my time, my work, my attention, my life-energy to the boy. In choosing, I was exercising my freedom. ~ Susan Wittig Albert,
1379:Once you commit to something, you just manage through each moment. And nothing truly awful happened. The voyage over was uneventful. I found work right away, just not very good work. The worst thing wasn't something terrible, it was the lack of anything wonderful. ~ Jaclyn Dolamore,
1380:Shouldn't it be atheists, believing they are not being watched, who commit virtually all the crimes and fill up all the prisons, while people who believe in an omnipresent god lead spotless lives out of either respect or fear? But this is far from the world we see. ~ Guy P Harrison,
1381:Teams that commit to decisions and standards do so because they know how to embrace two separate but related concepts: buy-in and clarity. Buy-in is the achievement of honest emotional support. Clarity is the removal of assumptions and ambiguity from a situation. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
1382:The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment. ~ George Carlin,
1383:though he found himself reluctant to be the direct cause of any actual killing. This wasn’t Tolkien—these weren’t orcs and trolls and giant spiders and whatever else, evil creatures that you were free to commit genocide on without any complicated moral ramifications. ~ Lev Grossman,
1384:Well, wherever you go, whatever you do, you're still you. You can change your surroundings, start a new life, but you'll always fall into the same old patterns, make the same kind of friends, commit the same mistakes. The thing you need to change is yourself. ~ Chris Wooding,
1385:When she did not understand, it was sweeter still to think that the wish to understand everything is pride, that it is impossible to understand all, that it is only necessary to believe and to commit oneself to God, whom she felt guiding her soul at those moments. She ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1386:When we select a partner, we commit to a story. Yet we remain forever curious: what other stories could we have been part of? Affairs offer us a window into those other lives, a peek at the stranger within. Adultery is often the revenge of the deserted possibilities. ~ Esther Perel,
1387:Hey, I know you don’t know me but I’m falling for you and I want you to leave your drop-dead gorgeous model slash angel girlfriend and be with me. Oh and by the way, I’m the product of the most evil and horrendous crime a man can ever commit. So… you wanna grab a bite? ~ Lola St Vil,
1388:I’d finally in up in jail for a murder I really did commit.  Amazing how fate can work against us sometimes.  We like the think we’re the center of the Solar System, everything revolving around.  More likely, we’re the center of the vortex when we flush the toilet. ~ Victor Gischler,
1389:I'm always begging people like James Brooks and Cameron Crowe to come to screenings, to see what they make of it, and they're always ridiculously helpful. They also keep me brave enough to commit to what I'm trying to do. They can be great cheerleaders for risk-taking. ~ Judd Apatow,
1390:Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails (Proverbs 19:21). Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3). In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps (Proverbs 16:9). ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
1391:You know, the Constitution - there's nothing like it. But it doesn't necessarily give us the right to commit suicide as a country, OK? ... We're not gonna allow the people to come into our country. ... And if people want to come in, there's gonna be "Extreme vetting." ~ Donald Trump,
1392:Every time we do wrong, every time we depart from the truth, every time we commit a dishonest, unworthy act, do a mean, contemptible thing, we lessen the Omnipotent grip upon us, and then we become a prey to all sorts of fears, apprehensions, dreads, and doubts. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
1393:I believe that what separates humanity from everything else in this world – spaghetti, binder paper, deep-sea creatures, edelweiss, and Mount McKinley – is that humanity alone has the capacity at any given moment to commit all possible sins.”
--Hey Nostradamus! ~ Douglas Coupland,
1394:I'm convinced that the only way to get ahead in this world is to live and sell dangerously. You've got to live beyond your means. You've got to commit yourself to an act or vision that pulls you further than you want to go and forces you to use your hidden strengths. ~ John H Johnson,
1395:Obviously, people who commit crimes should be punished. Even people who steal socks and 'Snow White' videos should probably do time if they have priors, especially serious priors. But the punishment has to fit the crime, and the standard has to be the same for everyone. ~ Matt Taibbi,
1396:Rorschach did not seek death; he didn’t commit suicide by Manhattan. But he understood what the others did not. “It is better to sacrifice life than to forfeit morality. It is not necessary to live, but it is necessary that, so long as we live, we do so honourably.”18 ~ William Irwin,
1397:They add up, the tiny harmless things we harbor, the little guilts and baby sins, the crimes we think we only commit against ourselves. The indignities we suffer. The stories we tell ourselves about how wicked we are. Or how helpless. They can crush cities, raise seas. ~ Sam J Miller,
1398:This is a very central part of the psychedelic attitude toward the world, to entertain all possibilities but to never commit to belief. Belief always being seen as a kind of trap, because if you belief something you are forever precluded from believing its opposite. ~ Terence McKenna,
1399:I like to always wash the slate clean, and reinvigorate my spirit to be connected to the characters that I am doing. I am finding new ways to allow myself to soar beyond the parameters of what the writers have written. My key is to commit, and love your character. ~ Giancarlo Esposito,
1400:Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived, have forced me to take a part in resisting them, and to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1401:To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape. And my feelings, at the end of that wretched term, were those of a man who knows he's in a cage, exposed to the jeers of all his old ambitions until he dies. ~ John Fowles,
1402:9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[84] and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[85] 10Love does no harm to a neighbor. ~ Anonymous,
1403:One of the things that I was interested in about Moriarty was - he's so manipulative that he doesn't need to commit violence himself or kill people - he can get everyone to do what he needs to do. And sometimes they don't even know that they are being manipulated by him. ~ Jared Harris,
1404:The burning point of paper was the moment where I knew that I would have to remember this. Because people would have to remember books, if other people burn them or forget them. We will commit them to memory. We will be come them. We become authors. We become their books. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1405:the rabbi comes in to read the Psalms with you and hear you say the Vidui, that terrible confession in which you admit your responsibility not only for the sins you have committed, whether by word, deed, or thought, but also for those you may have caused others to commit. ~ Elie Wiesel,
1406:This doesn't mean that they commit themselves to the view that this is all there is. Many scientists (including me) think that this is the case, but other scientists are religious, and believe that what is observed in nature is at least in part a result of God's will. ~ Steven Weinberg,
1407:Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.   Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.   Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.   Psalm 37:3-5 (NKJV) ~ Misty M Beller,
1408:Every opportunity is a dividing line. Here, you have things as they are.” He raised one palm, then the other. “And here, things as they can be.” His palms were but vaguely discernible shapes. “You choose if you want to commit to stepping over the line, easy as that, really. ~ Jay Antani,
1409:For though a man should be a complete unbeliever in the being of gods; if he also has a native uprightness of temper, such persons will detest evil in men; their repugnance to wrong disinclines them to commit wrongful acts; they shun the unrighteous and are drawn to the upright. ~ Plato,
1410:She was kinda hot, from what I could tell. She was also breathing and female, which is all I usually required. I tried to remember what her boob felt like when I grabbed it in the water but I had been too preoccupied with trying to stay alve to try and commit it to memory. ~ Shay Savage,
1411:The Church is composed of people, and people do terrible things and commit sin - it's what the Church has been telling us for two thousand years and continues to tell us, which is why the Church is here and essentially one of the major reasons why people hate it so much. ~ Michael Coren,
1412:Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1413:My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish. ~ Alec Baldwin,
1414:The --no-ff flag causes the merge to always create a new commit object, even if the merge could be performed with a fast-forward. This avoids losing information about the historical existence of a feature branch and groups together all commits that together added the feature. ~ Anonymous,
1415:To arrive at a place called Mastery, you must commit to daily and rigorous practice. Enjoy practising your craft for its own sake without turning your attention to your ultimate destination. Understand, once and for all, that the journey is as important as the destination. ~ Robin Sharma,
1416:Virtually all observers agree that it is a terrible disadvantage for a child to come into the world without a father. Fatherless children are much more likely than those from two-parent homes to be poor, fail in school, commit crime, and, in turn, have fatherless children. ~ Jared Taylor,
1417:Frodo drew himself up, and again Sam was startled by his words and his stern voice. 'On the Precious? How dare you?' he said. 'Think! Would you commit your promise to that, Smeagol? It will hold you. But it is more treacherous than you are. It may twist your words. Beware! ~ J R R Tolkien,
1418:With all of the failed 'experts' weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn't firm, strong and willing to commit our total 'might' against the North. Fools, but talks are a good thing! ~ Donald Trump,
1419:I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. That's how I like it. ~ Paul Walker,
1420:Japan." Not about the Japanese, but about moments of perfection. Commit it to memory and make good use of it. Because if I come home and you're still pining over this little girl without having given her a chance, I will call you a chicken shit for the rest of your life. ~ Melina Marchetta,
1421:Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher planes. We deceive ourselves if we think that any one of these is sufficient. To keep progressing, we must learn, commit, and do-learn, commit, and do-and learn, commit, and do again. ~ Stephen Covey,
1422:The bread which you use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit. ~ Saint Basil,
1423:The dead shook off their rust of living and seized up steel. Their lips quivered with the defiance of innocents, with manipulations of politicians and their interchangeable dreams, and with the insanity of thugs who don't even know for which parties they commit their atrocities. ~ Ben Okri,
1424:To err is human, to admit it is divine. It is absolutely human to commit mistakes. To admit, without any guilt—you are simply admitting your humanity by admitting your mistakes—brings a transformation in your being. Something of the divine, something of the beyond starts opening up. ~ Osho,
1425:When you hear what average people say and think, thank them for their advice. Then remind them that you want their support in going for it, and let them know that you would rather commit to your dreams and goals and be disappointed than never commit and be disappointed. Let ~ Grant Cardone,
1426:Prominent Christians in Constantine's time waited to be baptized until their deathbeds lest they commit a "major"sin that couldn't be forgiven of those already baptized. Others felt anyone who did anything to avoid martyrdom were apostates had no valid subsequent ministry. ~ Thomas F Madden,
1427:Unless democracy is to commit suicide by consenting to its own destruction, it will have to find some formidable answer to those who come to it saying: I demand from you in the name of your principles the rights which I shall deny to you later in the name of my principles. ~ Walter Lippmann,
1428:When we commit ourselves to paying attention in an open way, without falling prey to our own likes and dislikes, opinions and prejudices, projections and expectations, new possibilities open up and we have a chance to free ourselves from the straitjacket of unconsciousness. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1429:But, forasmuch as all favourite legends must be associated with the affections, and as many more people fall in love than commit murder—which it may be hoped, howsoever bad we are, will continue until the end of the world to be the dispensation under which we shall live—the ~ Charles Dickens,
1430:I did, however, remember a line from a book by Dallas Willard that I had read just recently: “At the beginning of each morning I commit my day to the Lord’s care. . . . I have already placed God in charge. I no longer have to manage the weather, airplanes, and other people. ~ John Ortberg Jr,
1431:If you simply commit yourself to creating what you really care for, now once again your thoughts get organized in such a way that there are no hurdles. Your thoughts flow freely toward what you want, and once this happens, the manifestation of your desire is a natural consequence. ~ Sadhguru,
1432:Modus operandi—MO—is learned behavior. It’s what the perpetrator does to commit the crime. It is dynamic—that is, it can change. Signature, a term I coined to distinguish it from MO, is what the perpetrator has to do to fulfill himself. It is static; it does not change. ~ John Edward Douglas,
1433:They live only for mutual envy, for luxury and ostentation. To have dinners visits, carriages, rank, and slaves to wait on one is looked upon as a necessity, for which life, honor and human feeling are sacrificed, and men even commit suicide if they are unable to satisfy ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1434:I am love. Everything in me and outside of me is love. Today I choose to repeat this, believe this, and commit to this. I am love. Anything else I have chosen to believe is false evidence appearing real. What I choose to see as real today is love and only love. I am love ~ Gabrielle Bernstein,
1435:It is not enough for you to think that no man could commit such heinous acts and be deemed to be of sound mind. Sane men can and do commit such crimes, and the mere fact of committing such an act does not, in itself, place an individual outside the boundaries of reason. ~ Graeme Macrae Burnet,
1436:If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1437:it. Commit yourself wholeheartedly to it. Praise it; give your attention, love, and devotion to your ideal; and as you continue to do so, all the fearful thoughts will make obeisance to your exalted state of mind--that is, they will lose their power and disappear from the mind. ~ Joseph Murphy,
1438:Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn't exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception. ~ Bodhidharma,
1439:To decide to reach for this blue and not that one, to switch styles or subject matter, to move, in the middle of a sentence, in one direction or another, to commit to this book when that one is also calling, are the sorts of choices that artists must make if they are to function. ~ Eric Maisel,
1440:What the Didache doesn’t say is that the community should shun or excommunicate those who commit the forbidden sins. In fact, “correct some, pray for others, and some you should love more than your own life” makes plain that the worst sinners should be showered with the most love. ~ Tony Jones,
1441:Who keeps the tavern and serves up the drinks? The peasant. Who squanders and drinks up money belonging to the peasant commune, the school, the church? The peasant. Who would steal from his neighbor, commit arson, and falsely denounce another for a bottle of vodka? The peasant. ~ Anton Chekhov,
1442:Get that surface right, and you can work backward to figure out the underlying systems or technology. Focusing on the surface allows you to move fast and answer big questions before you commit to execution, which is why any challenge, no matter how large, can benefit from a sprint. ~ Jake Knapp,
1443:I don’t mind,” said Redhead recklessly, “what crimes I commit, as long as they’ve got a sensible purpose. Wanton injury and destruction, of course, are just juvenile.”

“Of course,” said the Master, digesting this remarkable statement. “Then let us be adult at all costs. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1444:I just love those [saying of Christ ]: "Father forgive them, they know not what they do. I thirst. It is finished. Into Your hands I commit My spirit. Today you will be with Me in paradise." That was really the heart of the second book I wrote called No Wonder They Call Him Savior. ~ Max Lucado,
1445:I'm determined, and I'm passionate and driven about whatever I commit myself to do. If I don't know something, I'm going to ask, and I've got no problems in asking questions. I never have. People ask me, "Are you nervous when you go on the runway? You don't look it." Yes, I am. ~ Naomi Campbell,
1446:One employee missed an event to witness the birth of his child. Musk fired off an e-mail saying, “That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are. We’re changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don’t.”* ~ Ashlee Vance,
1447:We live in a society where we don't want to commit to another person for life. We do at the moment that we marry, but less and less people marry. We marry later, we marry less. On some level of the unconscious, we know there is less of a chance that a marriage will be life-long. ~ Marilyn Yalom,
1448:Down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way, till a void boundless as the nether sky appeared beneath us, and we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity; but I said: if you please we will commit ourselves to this void and see whether providence is here also. ~ William Blake,
1449:I've seen men like you in Doris Day films, but I never thought they existed in real life...The men who can't commit, who can't say 'I love you' even when they want to, who start to cough and sputter and change the subject. But here you are. A living, breathing specimen. Incredible. ~ Nick Hornby,
1450:The goal of Christian dating is not to have a boyfriend or girlfriend but to find a spouse. Have that in mind as you get to know one an- other, and if you’re not ready to commit to a relationship with the end goal of marriage, it’s better not to date but simply to remain friends. ~ Mark Driscoll,
1451:When people commit themselves to a certain vision of reality, it becomes their ultimate explainer. It serves to interpret the universe for them, to guide their moral decisions, to give meaning and purpose to life, and all the other functions normally associated with a religion. ~ Nancy R Pearcey,
1452:I come from a people who gave the Ten Commandments to the world. Time has come to strenghten them by three additional ones, which we ought to adopt and commit ourselves to: thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander. ~ Yehuda Bauer,
1453:The best piece of business advice probably came from my mother, and she always just tells me to, you know, commit to it 100%. And to stay focused, and don't be lazy. I was never taught to really be lazy. If you're going to take on a project, do it 100%. Don't half - ass anything. ~ Kim Kardashian,
1454:There are American citizens who have been inspired to commit acts of terror on American soil, the latest incident, of course, the bombings we just saw in New York and New Jersey, the knife attack at a mall in Minnesota, in the last year, deadly attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando. ~ Lester Holt,
1455:Thou shalt not kill, they preached, then screamed at us warriors to slaughter the pagans. Thou shalt not steal, they preached, and forged charters to take men’s lands. Thou shalt not commit adultery, they preached, and rutted other men’s wives like besotted hares in springtime. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1456:But if you seek counsel - from a priest, for example - you have selected that priest; and at bottom you already knew, more or less, what he would advise. In other words, to choose an adviser is nevertheless to commit oneself by that choice. ("From: Existentialism is a Humanism") ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1457:Find a partner, commit to taking action, and hold each other accountable. Helping our planet is not a one-person or one-country job; we need to be good partners and good neighbors to one another. Routine, measurable, and collective actions both small and large will make an impact. ~ Adrian Grenier,
1458:When we commit ourselves to the pursuit of holiness, we need to ensure that our commitment is actually to God, not simply to a holy lifestyle or a set of moral values ... offer yourselves to God, and in doing that commit yourselves to the pursuit of holiness in order to please Him. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1459:As, for the safety of society, we commit honest maniacs to Bedlam, so judges should be withdrawn from their bench, whose erroneous biases are leading us to dissolution. It may indeed injure them in fame or in fortune; but it saves the republic, which is the first and supreme law. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1460:I firmly believe, that before many centuries more, science will be the master of man. The engines he will have invented will be beyond his strength to control. Someday, science shall have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide by blowing up the world. ~ Henry Adams,
1461:On Memorial Day we come together as Americans to let these families and veterans know that they are not alone. We give thanks for those who sacrificed everything so that we could be free. And we commit ourselves to upholding the ideals for which so many patriots have fought and died. ~ Barack Obama,
1462:Probably a good idea, let me know how it ends"
"I already know how it ends"
"You read the ending first?"
"I always read the ending before I commit to the whole book."
"If you know how it ends, why read the book?"
"I don't read for the ending. I read for the story". ~ Jayne Ann Krentz,
1463:What’s more, engagement and flow tend to prompt a virtuous cycle of sorts: we become more motivated and aroused overall, and, consequently, more likely to be productive and create something of value. We even become less likely to commit some of the most fundamental errors of observation ~ Anonymous,
1464:Every day huge amounts of information break off like icebergs and melt away. What worries me is that much information in electronic form is never reduced to paper. Some people have described this as being on the edge of a digital Dark Age and fear we may commit a massive act of amnesia. ~ Paul Saffo,
1465:We need to commit to serve the Lord and our communities with the same diligence and faith that the pioneers had. We must ever be on our guard that we do not become casual in keeping God's commandments, in abiding by His laws, and in being honest and trustworthy in all that we do. ~ M Russell Ballard,
1466:As you give to fund God's needs, are you forced to trust Him to provide for yours? That's what a growing faith is about. And over the long haul, it's not enough just to commit to a percentage. Growth means reviewing your giving goals and occasionally increasing the percentage you give. ~ Andy Stanley,
1467:But I will tell you what I say to my children: 'Go where you will; commit what crime you may; fall to what depth of degradation you may; you can never commit any crime that will shut my door, my arms, or my heart to you. As long as I live you shall have one sincere friend. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
1468:The French would do whatever it took to get Britain to commit itself. In 1909 they produced a carefully faked document, said to have been discovered when a French commercial traveler picked up the wrong bag on a train, which purported to show Germany’s invasion plans for Britain. ~ Margaret MacMillan,
1469:As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. ~ Edwin Meese,
1470:Don’t waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1471:Education ought everywhere to be religious education. At the same time, parents are farther bound to employ no instructors who will not educate their children religiously. To commit our children to the care of irreligious persons, is to commit lambs to the superintendency of wolves. ~ Timothy Dwight V,
1472:Every time you close another door—be it the door of immediate satisfaction, the door of distracting entertainment, the door of busyness, the door of guilt and worry, or the door of self-rejection—you commit yourself to go deeper into your heart and thus deeper into the heart of God. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1473:I have a sequence to my creative life. In spring and fall, I am above ground and commit to community. In the summer, I'm outside. It is a time for family. And in the winter, I am underground. Home. This is when I do my work as a writer - in hibernation. I write with the bears. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1474:it’s not enough to merely love someone. Even if we love them with our entire being, even if we’re willing to commit the most heinous sin for their well-being. We must understand and respect the values that drive them. We must want what they want, not what we want for them. ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,
1475:I've been writing so much. And what happens with TV is that they split [Taboo] into two blocks, so you get a director that does four and another director that does another four. You commit yourself to seven days a week, for 12 or 13 hour days for a long time. I couldn't really do that. ~ Steven Knight,
1476:Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all. ~ Emily Giffin,
1477:The young are hasty in falling in love. Youths always wish to hurry romance and commit their hearts. King Drew was such and told me he wished to have a bride. By all means, marry, I told him. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
1478:After the enemies with guns have been wiped out, there will still be enemies without guns; they are bound to struggle desperately against us, and we must never regard these enemies lightly. If we do nor now raise and understand the problem in this way, we shall commit the gravest mistakes. ~ Mao Zedong,
1479:Effort is one of the things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. It would be an impoverished existence if you were not willing to value things and commit yourself to working toward them. ~ Daniel H Pink,
1480:I ask why your Omnipotent God does not hold a man back when he is about to commit a sin or offence. It is child’s play for God. Why did He not kill war lords? Why did He not remove the fury of war from their minds? In this way God could have saved humanity from great calamity and horror. ~ Bhagat Singh,
1481:One quick solution can be found with the concept of mini habits. A great book on this subject is Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise. Mini habits are small tasks that are brain-dead simple to complete. Your goal is to commit to the tiniest of tasks on a daily basis. ~ S J Scott,
1482:There is a generation of skimmers. It's not that they don't want to read in-depth content, but they want to evaluate what the content is before they commit time. Especially on a mobile phone - you don't have the phone, or cellular data, or screen size to be reading full-length content. ~ Nick D Aloisio,
1483:Crime, especially crime involving money, reflects the gap between the expectation to provide and the ability to provide... If we really want men to commit crime as infrequently as women, we can start by not expecting men to provide for women more than we expect women to provide for men. ~ Warren Farrell,
1484:Life in the world... was nothing more than a system of atavistic contracts, banal ceremonies, preordained words, with which people entertained each other in society in order not to commit murder. The dominant sign in that paradise of provincial frivolity was fear of the unknown. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1485:Life in the world... was nothing more than a system of atavistic contracts, banal ceremonies, preordained words, with which people entertained each other in society in order not to commit murder. The dominant sign in that paradise of provincial frivolity was fear of the unknown. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
1486:Sometimes, to help someone you love, you have to commit a felony. But, you don't want to go to prison for that. Hey, dude, what are you in for? Armed robbery? Murder? And then, you have to say, Love. And, that's definitely going to get you, you know, picked last for prison kick ball. ~ Christopher Titus,
1487:Whatever may be open to disagreement, there is one act of evil that may not, the act that no man may commit against others and no man may sanction or forgive. So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate—do you hear me? no man may start—the use of physical force against others. ~ Ayn Rand,
1488:You can feel righteous fury in every frame of The Magdalene Sisters. The movie is both a masterpiece and a holy hell: Watching it, you feel you're being punished for a crime you didn't commit. Which puts you, come to think of it, in the same frame of mind as those poor Magdalene girls. ~ David Edelstein,
1489:Any good world would allow for us to have free will, yes?" he continued. "Can we agree to this point? But once human beings have free will, they also have the ability to make choices - and commit evil. Thus, this very good thing, free will, allows the possibility of evil into our fine world. ~ Libba Bray,
1490:In the war between blood lust and humanity, we must remember that our nature is not warlike. If it were, so many soldiers wouldn’t suffer PTSD and commit suicide. No, our nature is to cooperate. If it weren’t, we would have stayed in the caves and would never have survived to evolve. ~ Robert Chazz Chute,
1491:Look how our young people commit suicide, without asking themselves Hamlet’s question what there is beyond, without a sign of such a question, as though all that relates to the soul and to what awaits us beyond the grave had long been erased in their minds and buried under the sands. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1492:When one of my Japanese teacups is broken, I imagine that the real cause was not the careless hand of a maid but the anxieties of the figures inhabiting the curves of that porcelain. Their grim decision to commit suicide doesn't shock me: they used the maid as one of us might use a gun. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1493:When we commit to waking up and revolting against the ignorance and oppression of classism, racism, sexism, and all forms of greed, hatred, and delusion in the world, the first step we must take in that revolt is a personal dedication to purify our actions from these things that cause harm. ~ Noah Levine,
1494:You are only willing to surrender open if he is fully present you, committed to claiming your heart with his absolute integrity of being. And he is only willing to commit his presence with you if you are willing to surrender open and offer your heart's light and devotion as love's yearning. ~ David Deida,
1495:I directed and produced Conviction, a movie about a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. I got to know Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck very well - he's a character in the movie - and I got very passionate about the cause. It's just so inherently dramatic. ~ Tony Goldwyn,
1496:If Donald Trump thinks that just by being unpredictable that somehow he can have an impact, but not necessarily commit himself to certain things, that's not the way it is going to be read in foreign capitals. Foreign governments are going to take these things very literally and very directly. ~ Geoff Dyer,
1497:Indeed, if we commit to placing Jesus firmly within the social, religious, and political context of the era in which he lived—an era marked by the slow burn of a revolt against Rome that would forever transform the faith and practice of Judaism—then, in some ways, his biography writes itself. ~ Reza Aslan,
1498:Lord, it is true that people are saying and doing things to me that I don’t deserve. But you know that my heart is filled with selfish, foolish, unkind thoughts that are blameworthy. So protect me from becoming bitter or proud through this. I commit my reputation and cause to you. Amen. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1499:Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere, by force, with a persons decision to commit this act. The result is a far-reaching infantilization and dehumanization of the suicidal person. ~ Thomas Szasz,
1500:The notion that whites comprise the vast majority of drug users and dealers—and may well be more likely than other racial groups to commit drug crimes—may seem implausible to some, given the media imagery we are fed on a daily basis and the racial composition of our prisons and jails. ~ Michelle Alexander,

IN CHAPTERS [150/507]



  150 Integral Yoga
   70 Christianity
   50 Occultism
   41 Philosophy
   34 Yoga
   34 Poetry
   18 Psychology
   12 Fiction
   7 Mysticism
   6 Hinduism
   5 Sufism
   5 Mythology
   5 Baha i Faith
   4 Science
   4 Education
   3 Buddhism
   2 Integral Theory
   1 Thelema
   1 Alchemy


   91 The Mother
   40 Satprem
   33 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   31 Sri Aurobindo
   29 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   22 Sri Ramakrishna
   21 James George Frazer
   18 Carl Jung
   17 Aleister Crowley
   17 A B Purani
   14 Plotinus
   13 Anonymous
   11 H P Lovecraft
   10 Swami Krishnananda
   9 Plato
   8 Aldous Huxley
   7 Saint Teresa of Avila
   7 Saint John of Climacus
   7 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   6 Friedrich Nietzsche
   6 Baha u llah
   5 Ovid
   5 Jorge Luis Borges
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   4 Nirodbaran
   3 Vyasa
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 Al-Ghazali
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Rabindranath Tagore
   2 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Kabir
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Bokar Rinpoche


   21 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   21 The Golden Bough
   19 The Bible
   19 City of God
   17 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   11 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   11 Lovecraft - Poems
   10 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   9 Questions And Answers 1954
   9 Magick Without Tears
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   8 The Perennial Philosophy
   8 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   8 Agenda Vol 10
   7 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   7 Questions And Answers 1953
   7 Agenda Vol 01
   6 Talks
   6 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   6 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   6 Liber ABA
   5 The Life Divine
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   5 Metamorphoses
   5 Labyrinths
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   4 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   4 The Way of Perfection
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   4 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   4 The Future of Man
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   4 On Education
   4 Letters On Yoga II
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   4 Agenda Vol 08
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Words Of The Mother II
   3 Vishnu Purana
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Raja-Yoga
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 Questions And Answers 1955
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Aion
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   3 Agenda Vol 03
   3 Agenda Vol 02
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 Walden
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Red Book Liber Novus
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 The Book of Certitude
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Tagore - Poems
   2 Symposium
   2 Shelley - Poems
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 Dark Night of the Soul
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Browning - Poems
   2 Agenda Vol 13
   2 Agenda Vol 09
   2 Agenda Vol 07


0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
     committed the syllogistic error quaternis terminorum,
    in attempting to reduce the terms to three, staggers into

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  and despair, I had the idea of committing suicide. (Don't
  be afraid, I won't commit suicide; I am only telling You
  about my condition in order to let You know about it.)

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Forgive the faults I have committed. Give me peace.
  Remain always in my heart.
  --
  have committed.
  I am not vexed, I am not displeased - this impression of yours
  --
  mistakes people commit, it cannot vex me nor displease me. If
  there is bad will or revolt, Kali may come and chastise but she

01.03 - Rationalism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It may be retorted that if Reason is condemned, it is condemned by itself and by no other authority. All argumentation against Reason is a function of Reason itself. The deficiencies of Reason we find out by the rational faculty alone. If Reason was to die, it is because it consents to commit suicide; there is no other power that kills it. But to this our answer is that Reason has this miraculous power of self-destruction; or, to put it philosophically, Reason is, at best, an organ of self-criticism and perhaps the organ par excellence for that purpose. But criticism is one thing and creation another. And whether we know or act, it is fundamentally a process of creation; at least, without this element of creation there can be no knowledge, no act. In knowledge there is a luminous creativity, Revelation or Categorical Imperative which Reason does not and cannot supply but vaguely strains to seize. For that element we have to search elsewhere, not in Reason.
   Does this mean that real knowledge is irrational or against Reason? Not so necessarily. There is a super-rational power for knowledge and Reason may either be a channel or an obstacle. If we take our stand upon Reason and then proceed to know, if we take the forms and categories of Reason as the inviolable schemata of knowledge, then indeed Reason becomes an obstacle to that super-rational power. If, on the other hand, Reason does not offer any set-form from beforehand, does not insist upon its own conditions, is passive and simply receives and reflects what is given to it, then it becomes a luminous and sure channel for that higher and real knowledge.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  dissolution of errors committed.
  7 October 1964
  --
  or commit an injustice towards their subordinates, what
  should be the attitude of those affected by these errors?

0 1956-09-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   A former disciple who left the Ashram, and subsequently committed suicide.
   ***

0 1956-10-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The otheridentity with the supreme Grace, which obliterates and abolishes all errors committed in the action by whomsoever and whatsoever and which annuls all the consequences of these errors.
   And the moment I perceived this, I saw that my third attitude in action, which is the will for progress for the whole earth as well as for each particular individual, was not the height of my being.

0 1958-10-10, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   In all religious and especially occult initiations, the ritual of the different ceremonies is prescribed in every detail; all the words pronounced, all the gestures made have their importance, and the least infraction of the rule, the least fault committed can have fatal consequences. It is the same in material lifeif one had the initiation into the true way of living, one could transform physical existence.
   If we consider the body as the tabernacle of the Lord, then medical science, for example, becomes the initiatory ritual of the service of the temple, and doctors of all kinds are the officiating priests in the different rituals of worship. Thus, medicine is really a priesthood and should be treated as such.

0 1959-06-07, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   On another occasion, he said to me, I am ALWAYS taking care of you. And when I asked him why he was taking such trouble for me, he replied, Because I have orders. This attention that comes to me from you and him surprises me, for I do not feel that I am good, and upon the least occasion I know that I am seriously prepared to quit everything because something in me is profoundly revolted by this excess of suffering, by a lack of love and flowering, by an excess of solitude. Yesterday evening, it was still fully there, with all my approval, and at such a time no one in the world can hold me back. It is this POINT OF SUFFERING that makes me want to turn my back on everything. Not to commit suicide: to turn my back.
   X told me the story of my last three existences (rather grim), but I will write you about that in another letter.

0 1959-06-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I had said nothing to X about these various dreams before he told me the story of my last three existences: three times I committed suicide the first by fire, the second by hanging, and the third by throwing myself into the void. During the first of these last three existences, I was married to a very good woman, but for some reason I abandoned my wife and I was wandering here and there in search of something. Then I met a sannyasi who wanted to make me his disciple, but I could not make up my mind, I was neither this side nor that side, whereupon my wife came to me and pleaded with me to take her back. Apparently I rejected herso she threw herself into the fire. Horror-stricken, I followed her, throwing myself into the fire in turn. That was when I created a connection with certain beings [of the other worlds] and I fell under their power. For two other lives, under the influence of these beings, the same drama was repeated with a few variations.
   During the second of these last three existences, I was married to the same woman whom I again abandoned under the influence of the same monk, and I again remained between two worlds wandering here and there. Again my wife came to plead with me and again I pushed her away. She hung herself, and I hung myself in turn.

0 1960-04-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I was pained and shocked upon reaching Xs place to see him in such a horrible housea train station in miniature (and not as nice) with little pastries in garish yellow cement. Cement everywhere they even cemented the patio and uprooted the beautiful tree that was there. O Mother, its vandalism, its barbaric! You cannot imagine! Really, M has committed a terrible sin.
   To compensate for that, however, I had the joy of finding your two letters. Yes, for some time I have been feeling your physical Presence more clearly. But then, why am I so blocked, where is the flaw? It constantly feels as though I am living at the outskirts of myself, or more precisely in a miniscule region of myself, and Im unable to be conscious of the resta perpetual amnesic. It is unpleasant and quite stupid. What is it that will explode this shell?

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   He woke up in a railway station somewhere between Bombay and Poona, and he began telling them that he was hungry (he was with those same two persons). They punched him in the stomach and put a handkerchief over his nosehe again passed out! At Poona, he woke up again (hed lost his appetite by then!), and again they put the handkerchief over his nose. And it went on like thatthey kept on punching him a lot. When he woke up in the country on the outskirts of Poona, four men were around him arguing in a language he didnt know (his language is Gujarati). They were probably speaking in some other language, I dont know which oneit seems they were very dark. He didnt understand, but from various signs they made he could see that they were arguing about whether to kill him or not. Finally, they told him (probably in a language he could understand), Either you join our gang, or well kill you. He grunted in reply so as not to commit himself. The others decided to wait for their chief (thus the chief wasnt there): Well decide after he comes. Then just to make sure, they punched him a few more times in the belly and put the handkerchief over his noseout!
   Sometime later (he doesnt know how long, for until he returned he had no sense of time), he woke up in a rather dark, low-roofed house way out in the country; there were five persons now, not four. They were busy eating, so he was careful not to budge. Mainly they were drinking (they have prohibition there). Four of them were already dead drunk. So he got up to have a look. The fifth one, whom he hadnt seen before (he must have been the chief), was not yet totally drunk; when he saw the boy stirring, he let out a fearful growlso the poor boy threw himself flat in the corner and lay stillhe waited. After awhile, the fifth one (after downing another bottle) was also dead drunk. So now that he saw them all fast asleep, he got up very cautiously and he said he ran for an hour and a half! A boy pummelled as he had been, who hadnt eaten for four days! I think thats a miracle.

0 1961-01-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   50To hate the sinner is the worst sin, for it is hating God; yet he who commits it glories in his superior virtue.
   Do you have a question?

0 1961-02-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then after these two incidents, I received a visit one night from the King of Serpents. He was wearing a superb crown on his headsymbolic, of course, but anyway, he was the spirit of the species. He had the appearance of a cobra, and he was wonderful! A formidable beast, and wonderful! He said he had come to make a pact with me: I had demonstrated my power over his species, so he wanted to come to an understanding. All right, I said, what do you propose? I not only promise that serpents wont harm you, he replied, but that they will obey you. But you must promise me something in return: never to kill one of them. I thought it over and said, No, I cant make this promise, because if ever one of yours attacks one of mine (a being that depends upon me), my pact with you could not stop me from protecting him. I can assure you that I have no bad feelings and no intention of killingkilling is not on my program! But I cant commit myself, because it would restrict my freedom of decision. He left without replying, so it remains status quo.
   I have had several experiences demonstrating my power over snakes (not so much as over catswith cats its extraordinary!). Long ago, I often used to take a drive and then stop somewhere for a walk. One day after my walk, as I was getting back into the car to drive away (the door was still open), a very large snake came out, right from the spot I had just left. He was furious and heading straight towards the open door, ready to strike (luckily I was alone, neither the driver nor Pavitra were there, otherwise). When the snake had come quite near, I looked at him closely and said, What do you want? Why have you come here? There was a pause. Then he fell down flat and off he went. I hadnt made a move, only asked him, What do you want? Why have you come here? You know, they have a way of suddenly falling back, going limp, and prrt! Gone!

0 1961-06-02, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When one does not repeat ones past mistakes, the divine power, the power of the divine Grace, abolishes their consequences their karmain the being. But as long as mistakes are repeated nothing can be abolished, because one re-creates them at every minute. When a person has made a serious error, say, a serious mistake (it can be serious or not, but we are concerned primarily with the serious ones), such mistakes have their consequences in life, a karma which has to be exhausted. The divine Grace, if you call upon it, has the power to abolish that karma, to cut short the consequences but the Grace can only do this when you, within yourself, dont begin all over again, when the mistake committed is not renewed. The past can be completely purified and abolished, on condition that one does not keep making it into a perpetual present.
   I have said it there in one sentence, but I didnt want people to believe that they can continue making the same stupid blunder indefinitely and have the Grace indefinitely annul all the consequences.1 It isnt like that! The past can be cleansed to the point where it has no effect of any kind on the future, but only on condition that you stop the wrong vibration in yourself, that you dont reproduce the same vibration indefinitely.

0 1962-02-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But Sujata, for example, was completely, COMPLETELY free of the whole (what shall I say?) what could be called the unhappy aspect of her karmacompletely free. For I know the people around me and what they carry with them very well, and there was nothingjust one thing remained, the one part that was rather constructive, so I had left that totally intact. And when the events of her past life were revealed to her, I took the greatest care to destroy the revelation as it was being given. And I did it ruthlessly. You see, it was like dumping a load of mud on someone completely unsullied, and I didnt let it happen (I couldnt stop what entered through her physical brain, but inwardly I utterly annihilated it). The only thing I left untouched was the constructive part of the bond that had existed between you two, and so when she met you, she. Thats all I left, because it was good, pure, lovelyit was good. But all the rest. And you saw how strongly I protested when I was told she had committed suicide. No, no, no! I said; even if somebody with perfect knowledge were to tell me so, Id still say NO.
   She is untainted by all thatpure and I wont stand for someone pure to be soiled. She was so much my child that after her death everything was carefully cleansed, arranged, put back in place, organized, purified. So she returned unblemished and pure, and I dont want her soiled.

0 1962-02-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In Sri Aurobindo's play, Andromeda, daughter of the King of Syria, is condemned by her own people to be devoured by Poseidon, the Sea-god, for some impiety she had committed against him. The story is actually about the passage of a half-primitive tribe, living in terror of the old dark and cruel gods, to a more evolved and sunlit stage. Perseus, son of Diana and Zeus, and protected by Pallas Athene, goddess of wisdom and intelligence, comes to deliver Andromeda from the rock she is chained to (the rock symbolizes the Inconscient for the Rishis), and founds the religion of Athene, "... the Omnipotent / Made from His being to lead and discipline / The immortal spirit of man, till it attain / To order and magnificent mastery / Of all his outward world" (in the words of Sri Aurobindo). It is the force of progress pitted against the old priests of the old religions, symbolized by the cruel and ambitious Polydaon. Here Mother is scrutinizing an old problem"Always the same problem"that she must have encountered in many existences (Egypt included) and would encounter again eleven years later: the acceptance of the death she is forced into as the Supreme's Will, and then this "love of Life" she twice mentions here.
   ***

0 1962-04-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is in that group a man whom I must have seen once or twice, who is not with them in spirit, but only in appearance, but without knowledge. He does not know what kind of being it is. And he always hopes to make him accept me, believing it is truly Sri Aurobindo. I saw this being last night. I wont tell you all the details of the vision. It is not necessary. But I must say that I was fully conscious, aware of everything, knowing that there was an Asuric Force there, but not rejecting it, because of the infinity of Sri Aurobindo. I knew that everything is part of him and I do not want to reject anything. I met this being last night three times, even apologized for sins that I have not committed, and in full love and surrender.
   I woke up at twelve, remembering everything.

0 1963-09-18, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is almost a paroxysm of disorder and confusion in all the affairs of the earth (at the Ashram toomaybe even worse than elsewhere! No, not worse but just as bad!), and it seems to be reaching new heights: almost hour by hour I discover confusion confusion, disorder (before I would have called it mischief, but now). And what confusion! People who are convinced that they know how to deal with things (they know far better than the Lord, far better the Lord is completely ignorant of the things of this world, but THEY know better), and then the blunders they commit! And when theyve committed a blunder, after a while they realize its a blunder, so to make it good they commit another blunder! Everything is like that here, absolutely everything, with all sorts of blunders. And once they have thoroughly bungled, piled up blunder upon blunder and landed themselves in a complete mess, they think of asking me! (laughing) They ask me, What should we do? So I answer, Its about time!
   But whats marvelous is that nothing stirs here (gesture to the head), nothing stirs. And the Lord smiles.

0 1965-06-12, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The soul doesnt desire anything! Its easy to say, I will give thee all thy soul desires, the soul desires nothing. So he doesnt commit himself to much!
   Hes a jokerhe made him quite a joker.

0 1965-06-14, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We are putting together (what can I call it?) a set of rules (oh, thats an ugly word) for admission to the Ashram. Yes! Not that if you accept the rules youre admitted, its not that, but when someone is admitted, we tell him, But, you know, here is (when he is potentially admitted), here is what you are committing yourself to by becoming a member of the Ashram. Because requests for admission are pouring in like locusts, and at least ninety-nine times out of a hundred, its from people who want to come here to be comfortable and rest and do nothingone in a hundred comes because he has a spiritual aspiration (oh, and even then its mixed). So they shouldnt tell us afterwards (because weve had such experiences), Oh, but I didnt know it was that way, with the excuse that they hadnt been told. For instance, I didnt know we werent allowed to (Mother questions herself for a moment) What isnt allowed? (Then, laughing, she points to Satprem:) Smoking isnt allowed. And drinking alcohol isnt allowed, being married isnt allowed, except nominally, and so on. And then you have to work, and all your desires arent automatically satisfied. So they send me letters, But you told me that (oh, things I never said, naturally), at such-and-such a date (you understand, sufficiently far back for me not to remember!), you told me that And from what they write I see very clearly what I said and how they turned it upside down. So now well prepare a paper that well give them to read, and well ask them, Have you clearly understood? And when they have said theyve clearly understood and have signed, at least well keep the paper, and when they start being a nuisance, we can show it to them and tell them, Beg your pardon, we told you this wasnt a (whats the word?) an Eden where you can stay without doing anything and where your bread is buttered on both sides!
   So I put as first condition (I wrote it in English): the sole aim of life is to dedicate oneself to the divine realization (I didnt put it in these terms, but thats the idea). You must first (you may deceive yourself, but that doesnt make any difference), first be convinced that this is what you want and you want this aloneprimo. Then Nolini told me that the second condition should be that my absolute authority had to be recognized. I said, Not like that!, we should put that Sri Aurobindos absolute authority is recognized (we can add [laughing], represented by me, because he cannot speak, of course, except to meto me he speaks very clearly, but others dont hear!). Then there are many other things, I dont remember, and finally a last paragraph that goes like this (Mother looks for a note). Previously, I remember, Sri Aurobindo had also put together a little paper to give people, but its outdated (it was about not quarreling with the police! And what else, I dont rememberits outdated). But I didnt want to put prohibitions in, because prohibitions first of all, its an encouragement to revolt, always, and then there is a good proportion of characters who, when they are forbidden to do something, immediately feel an urge to do itthey might not even have thought of it otherwise, but they just have to be told about it to Ah, but I do as I like. All right.

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, it will always be like that, you will always commit the same sort of blunder until the country is governed by the wisest people.
   Ah, but how can one know if they are the wisest people?

0 1965-12-10, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I am a bit troubled because Ive got the news that my friend has committed suicide.
   Tell me about it. Which friend?
  --
   (Mother again looks at the letter) Are you sure he has committed suicide? I am not. Do you have his address? Can you find out?
   Yes, I can.
  --
   But its a pity when someone commits suicide.
   Yes, its a pity.
  --
   Of course! But the terrible thing is that there are people like that who DONT KNOW. He was exactly like me, without, for instance, the knowledge of whats here. If I hadnt known you and India, I would have done like him, I would have committed suicide just like him. But those people, its not their fault!
   But theres no fault! Its never anybodys fault! (Mother laughs) Its not the Lords fault! The Lord has no faults!
  --
   But I am telling you: what has affected you is that there was in this letter a very strong vital formation (which was influencing him too), a sort of (excuse my saying so, I dont want to harm your friendship or your memory), but its a sort of drama he was putting on for himselfbesides, all those who commit suicide are like that, WITHOUT ONE EXCEPTION. Its a drama that he was putting on for himself and living very powerfully in the vital, and the formation came on you along with the letter and thats what has troubled you. I know this, because my first reaction while reading the letter was a smile the smile I wear in the face of the dramas of the vital. I am absolutely sure of it, you could swear to me that its not so, it would make no difference. I am absolutely sure. He was the first I might say victim, if you like, the first victim of the drama, but then it came on you, it pounced on you along with the letter. A drama in the vital. And its a drama in the vital, all these things are dramas in the vital. Listen, just these last few days the days between the 5th and the 9th I always relive the minutes I lived in 1950, and I always see them in the light of the knowledge I have acquired, and I SAW, I saw to what extent pain, sorrow, regret especially that regret of not having done what one should have done, which is another absurdity because one NECESSARILY did what one had to doone wasnt what one should have been and one must change, thats why one must change, but one did what one had to do because you cannot do anything but what the Lord makes you do, and He makes you do the thing which is at the same time the best possible for the whole and the best possible for your own progress. There. So all the regrets of I should have I shouldnt have are rubbish.
   You understand, I am saying this with all the power of the knowledge lived in all the details. I KNOW this. And this is precisely the time of the year when I know it best, in the most living and concrete way, and the most powerful.

0 1966-03-19, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is true that up till now, the government has multiplied blunders of such stupidity! It seems a child with common sense wouldnt have committed such blunders. And naturally, even in those who have no bad will or vengeful feelings, it creates an unpleasant tension: you cant do anything anymore, youre bound on all sides! Whatever you do, there are oppositions and prohibitions everywhere. So people no longer know what to do, nobody can do anything anymore.
   They have ruined the country, starved it.

0 1966-09-21, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I found this very interesting because this birth of Auroville wasnt preceded by any thought; as always, it was simply a Force acting, like a sort of absolute manifesting, and it was so strong [when the idea of Auroville presented itself to Mother] that I could have told people, Even if you dont believe in it, even if all circumstances appear to be quite unfavorable, I KNOW THAT AUROVILLE WILL BE. It may be in a hundred years, it may be in a thousand years, I dont know, but Auroville will be, because it has been decreed. So it was decreed and done quite simply, like that, in obedience to a Command, without any thought. And when I was told that (I say, I was told, but you understand what I mean), when I was told that, it was to tell me, Here is why you have made Auroville; you are unaware of it, but thats why. Because it was the LAST HOPE to react against the imminent catastrophe. If some interest is awakened in all countries for this creation, little by little it will have the power to react against the error they have committed.
   I found this very interesting, because I had never thought about it.
  --
   Its fairly recent, it dates from two or three days ago. I had never been told this. It was said very clearlysaid, I mean seen, shown like this (gesture of a scene offered to the sight). So my interest in Auroville has considerably increased since then. Because I have understood that it isnt just a creation of idealism, but quite a practical phenomenon, in the hope in the will, rather, to thwart and counterbalance the effects the frightful effectsof the psychological error of believing that fear can save you from a danger! Fear attracts the danger much more than it saves you from it. And all these countries, all these governments commit blunder upon blunder because of that fear of the catastrophe.
   All this is simply to tell you that if nations collaborate in the work of Auroville, even to a very modest extent [such as this offer of money from the French government], it will do them goodit can do them a lot of good, a good that can be out of proportion to the appearance of their actions.

0 1967-02-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The most bloodthirsty god is the most popular, I think. All the slaughters, all the horrors, all the tortures that have been committed in the name of God
   Its a subject I found very interesting, in the beginning I even wanted to give a class1 on it, when the School had only thirty children or so: a class on religions showing the whole course, from the gods with the heads of birds or jackals to cathedrals. Oh, when I was just five, I was revolted by that God who really was a wicked character and caused bloodshed.

0 1967-03-22, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One could say thanks to all this (not even because ofTHANKS TO all this), I have had these last days, these last three days, the vision the concrete vision, showing how at every second, the supreme Consciousness (which I personally find convenient to call the supreme Lord), how at EVERY SECOND, it makes you do or say or see or know ex-act-ly what is needed for everything to move like this (round gesture expressing the innumerably ramified movement of universal forces), to move forward. Its not yet the direct, all-powerful, crushing Movement of direct Forces (gesture from above downward, like a sword of light): its a movement like this (same round gesture), but marvellousmarvellously subtle, ingenious, respectful of everything, but everything; you know, a movement that makes use of everything to lead towards the Goal, even errorswhich are not errors because when the Consciousness is there, the error isnt an error committed by ignorance: a thing is said or done because thats what needs to be said or needs to be doneit may in appearance be even a blunder, yet its ex-act-ly what is needed for everything to move forward (same innumerable round gesture), move forward luminously towards the desired goal. Its absolutely marvellous! And seen in tiny little details and in the whole. Its this marvel of a Consciousness that makes each one do what must be done, puts each thing in its place, arranges everything, and its our idiocy, an absolutely ignorant and stupid vision, that would have us believe in faults, in errors, in Each one is a problem to be resolved, so all those problems interpenetrate, and it is the WHOLE that must be led, precisely towards this famous Truth (the true one). But Ive spent, you know, hours in admirationa blissful admirationbefore this marvel of order, with all the little things around you, all the little people around you, all the little circumstances. Its wonderful! Wonderful!
   And then, this presumptuous mind which understands nothing and asserts itself in its all-powerful knowledge, oh its so comical!

0 1967-06-21, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ultimately, everyone commits the errors that will help towards the larger triumph of the Truth.
   Satprem

0 1967-09-13, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its the fear of hell, mon petit! The amount of harm that conception has done in the world is frightening, frightening: the idea that if you commit a serious fault, it means hell for ALL ETERNITY, do you hear!
   Its horrible.

0 1968-11-02, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And P.L. says: That vision comes to me the very day when I am told that the Holy Father has given instructions to his closest collaborators for the formation of a program of action to shake the lethargy of millions of Catholics asleep in the routine of unconscious religious practice.1 Here are the most important names in the committee: X Italys cardinal; Y, Frances cardinal; Z, the Popes factotum; then Msgr. Z
   That same man.

0 1968-12-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theyre going to be on the same committee!2 Thats very interesting! (Mother laughs) Very interesting.
   But (how can I put it?) Ive left this whole affair [of the Church reforms] in the hands of the Grace. And I expect interesting things to occur, because there, we dont know What people dont know is the miraculous power of the Grace, even over the worst disbeliever, even over the worst enemy.
  --
   The body is very simple, it has a childs simplicity. This morning it was assailed with visionsnot visions, I dont know what to call them they werent exactly recollections, but things coming and all of them expressing hatred, violence (all that side, you know), and the body saw, it saw and felt, and said so spontaneously (it continues to be in this constant communion with the divine Presence), it said to the Lord, Why do You carry all that in Yourself? With a childs candor and simplicity: Why do You carry all that in Yourself? And just when it said that, there was a sort of vision, a vision extended over the whole earth of all the horrors constantly committed on it: Why do You carry? So then, the Answer is always, always the same (its like this, its here like this [gesture around the head]): In my Consciousness, things are different. Or, In my Consciousness, things have a different appearance. And there was this insistence: Work to have the true consciousness. The TRUE consciousness that contains everything.
   And this morning, the body understood: the problem was very clearly understood. (None of this is thought out, I dont know how to explain its not positively sensations, but its perceptions I dont know [Mother feels the air with her fingers].) But the body clearly understood why division is, for a while, for the growth of the being, necessary. Because if there were from the start the perception it now has of everything within the Lord, absolutely everything, for instance all the things that even not so long ago (though in a different way) were still giving it a sort of horrorcertain kinds of cruelty, certain things were really giving the body a sense of horror Now its no longer like that, but it still cant be happy with such things; it can be indifferent (gesture of a Witness),but it cant be happy. And it has understood why that horror was necessary; why there was a time when the manifested world, the world of manifestation, needed to appear outside and separate from the Lord. (After a silence) One must one must have that immutable Peace, one must be as vast as the universe to be able to bear the idea that EVERYTHING is the supreme Lord.

0 1969-03-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are important things. You know that the Pope has set up a Reform committee for the Church, and PL. is on it. For a few months he was asked to go and carry out opinion polls here and there (in Portugal, Spain, etc.), so as to study possible reforms. Following those opinion polls, the committee met in Rome with the Monsignors and Cardinals. And there, PL. came flat out with it all!
   Bah! (Mother laughs)
  --
   The silence was dense, the stupefaction huge. And I went on again: But we believe we are the interpreters, and except us none has the right to speak. Nevertheless we are faced with the current phenomenon of anti-establishment protest. The youth is running away from us, our formulas are old, ineffective, we preach without conviction, we demand absurd things, and to have peace, we stick a label of sin on all taboos. I know that my speech will be called subversive. In dictatorial or established regimes, those who move forward are suspicious. For twenty centuries we have used the weapon of heresy, and we know the atrocities that were committed in the name of Christ: that was our defenseit was his wisdom to keep power But if Christ suddenly appeared here, in front of us, do you think he would recognize himself in us? Is the Christ we preach the Christ of the BEATITUDES? Our preoccupation is to prohibit opening. And we make fools of ourselves with the pill. But are we also preoccupied with the TRUTH? Yet we should read our holy books again, but read them without passion, without egoistic interest; almost two thousand years ago, St. Paul said, Multifariam, multisque modis olim Deus loquens in prophetis, novissime diebus istis locutus est nobis in Filio (several times and in several ways God has spoken through the prophets, but now in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son Jesus Christ). Thus God has spoken in several ways. I know that a new light has just appeared, a new Consciousness let us go in search of it. But we shall have to step down from our throne, from our convenience; perhaps to leave the place to others and do away with the Hierarchy: no more Pope or Cardinals or Bishops, but all of us seekers of the TRUTH, of the CONSCIOUSNESS, the POWER, the SUPRANATURAL, the SUPRAHUMAN..
   Satprem, I left the room and went away for a walk in the countryside. What is going to happen to me? Will they put me on trial? Will they declare me insane, heretic? I am waiting. I am eager to go and see Mother. I am preparing my travel for Easter. (That took place on Monday the 24th of February.) To this day, no reaction. Has the Pope been informed? I do not know. I have continued with the inquiry entrusted to me. I feel very calm, very strong. I have not spoken about all that to any of those close to me (not even to Msgr. R.). The malefic character seen in dream (Msgr. Z) was present, but he did not react either.

0 1969-04-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Meeting of the All-India Congress committee at Faridabad (U.P.).
   Message given for the April 24 darshan: "The best possible way is to allow the Divine Grace to work in you, never to oppose it, never to be ungrateful and turn against it but to follow it always to the goal of Light and Peace and unity and Ananda."

0 1969-06-28, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It tells us that we were born so many million years agoa molecule, a gene, a quivering bit of plasma and we have produced a dinosaur, a crab, an ape. Had our eyes stopped halfway along the road, we could have said with good reason (!) that the Baboon was the summit of the creation and nothing better could be done, except perhaps to improve our simian capacities and create a United Kingdom of Apes. And we may be committing the same error today in our jungle of concrete. We have invented enormous means at the service of microscopic consciousnesses, splendid devices at the service of mediocrity, and still more devices to be cured of the Device. But is man truly the goal of all these millions of years of striving?The secondary school for all and the washing machine?
   The Great Sense, the True Sense, tells us that man is not the end. It is not the triumph of man that we want, not an improved version of the intelligent dwarfit is another man on the earth, another race in our midst.

0 1969-07-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A split within the Congress committee between "rightist" and "leftist" elements. Finally, the prime minister, Indira Gandhi, took away the finance portfolio from Morarji Desai, the deputy prime minister, and declared her intention to nationalize banks (which she did two days later). This will lead to a scission in the Congress, and this same faction will overthrow Indira in 1977.
   Including Tantrics experts in black magic.

0 1969-07-23, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The Asram is not an association; there is no constituted body, no officials, no common property owned by an association, no governing council or committee, no activity undertaken of a public character.
   The Asram is not a political institution; all association with political activities is renounced by those who live here. All propagandareligious, political or socialhas to be eschewed by the inmates.

0 1969-10-11, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   During the meeting of the committee to reform the Church. See conversation of 26 March 1969.
   The Sage, staged in December, 1953.

0 1969-12-20, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Do you know K.S., the former prince of Kashmir? He has founded a sort of committee for Sri Aurobindos centenary. Hes very active and they want to found an institute or something to study Sri Aurobindos works and to put them into practice from a governmental and international point of view. He first thought of founding it in Delhi I said, Fine. But there was a big movement for it to take place here, in Auroville . There are two things they want to do in Auroville: that institute, and in 1972, they want to launch an Indian satellite for communications, and theyve nearly decided that it will be launched from Auroville and will be called Sri Aurobindo . And then, I already told you about a boat that will leave from America also in 72Sri Aurobindos Boat. Theyre trying to do something .
   But as for me, I try not to be mixed in too much because as soon as it touches the Manifestation, it becomes as you felt there [in Madras], and then its so ridiculous that as soon as it enters my consciousness, it starts a trepidation. So I prefer to stand back.

0 1969-12-31, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   They dont commit themselves too much! Anyway, theres a goodwill.
   (Mother puts the letter near her, under a pile of files)

0 1970-04-29, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Well, they say he committed suicide.
   But thats not true!
  --
   Yes. But they told me too, thats how they broke the news to me! They told me that Rishabhch and had committed suicide. There was in me a categorical NO. I didnt say it. I didnt say, I waited; because if I had said something, they would have I didnt say anything, I waited. Then they told me that the police had demanded the body, and later on they said, Well, the police found there wasnt a drop of water in his stomach. So he didnt throw himself into the water. And it was the only thing he could have done.
   But Mother, they went to the extent of going to find little Astha3 in her sports group, and they told her, Arent you ashamed, your grandfa ther committed suicide, arent you ashamed!
   Oh!

0 1971-05-12, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, there are limits to the horrors men can commit because, in spite of everything, there is a psychic being behind that curbs them but the Chinese dont have one.
   And they are VERY intelligent.

0 1971-09-15, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Satprem's brother will commit suicide two years later, shortly after Mother's passing.
   Once, several years ago, Mother had received both Satprem and his brother together, and they had sat at her feet, side by side. Then, after the interview, Mother told Satprem: "It's strange, he seems to be like an emanation of you."

0 1971-12-29b, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Quite a scoundrel. And hes killing his own people. Some teachers have been executed because they had a different opinion. Hes committing atrocities in his own country. In a way, its what is needed to show the falsehood of the whole thing [the division of Pakistan and India].
   And yet Pakistans new president is putting up a democratic front.

0 1972-03-29a, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Malraux agrees to be a member of the Centenary committee. His secretary sent the following reply to Y.L.:
   Verrires-le-Buisson
  --
   Monsieur Andr Malraux is traveling abroad and is not expected back before April 15, but he has asked me to request you to tell the Mother that he is at her entire disposal for anything concerning the committee, and that he considers it an honor.
   Signed: S.R.

0 1972-07-19, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Satprems books will not be translated, reprinted or subject to any commitment without his formal consent.
   Thats obvious. Self-evident!

02.01 - The World War, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The outrages committed by Spain in America, the oppression of the Christians by Imperial Rome, the brutal treatment of Christians by Christians themselves (the inquisition, that is to say) or the misdeeds of Imperialists generally were wrong and, in many cases, even inhuman and unpardonable. But when we compare with what Nazi Germany has done in Poland or wants to do throughout the world, we find that there is a difference between the two not only in degree, but in kind.One is an instance of the weakness of man, of his flesh being frail; the other illustrates the might of the Asura, his very spirit is unwilling. One is undivine; the other antidivine, positively hostile. They who cannot discern this difference are colour-blind: there are eyes to which all deeper shades of colour are black and all lighter shades white.
   The Asura triumphs everywhere for a while because his power is well-built, perfectly organised. Human power is constituted differently and acts differently; it is full of faults and flaws to start with and for a long time. There is no gap anywhere in the power of the Asura, no tear or stitchit is streamlined, solid, of one piece; it is perfection itself in its own kind once for all. Man's being is made up of conflicts and contradictions; he moves step by step, slowly and laboriously, through gradual purification; he grows through endeavour and struggle. Man triumphs over the Asura only in so far as he moulds himself in the ways of the divine power. But in the world, the Divine and his powers remain behind, because the field of actuality in front is still the domain of the Asura. The outer field, the gross vehiclebody and life and mindall this is constituted by Ignorance and Falsehood; so the Asura can always establish there his influence and hold sway and has actually done so. Man becomes easily an instrument of the Asura, though often unwittingly; the earth is naturally in the firm grasp of the Asura. For the gods to conquer the earth, to establish their rule in the earth consciousness requires labour and endeavour and time.

02.11 - New World-Conditions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We do not doubt that it is the deliberate policy of these 'vampires' to keep us Indians down eternally as their serfs and slaves. But whatever be the truth of the fact in the past, it is a pity we do not see that things have changed a good deal and are changing steadily and profoundly and inexorably. It is not, as it is so often demanded, that there has been a change of, heart, in the sense that one has become saintly, self-forgetful, self-sacrificing, altruistic. We, on our part, have not become so and it is idle to expect of others to be so. What has happened is a physical change, a change, almost a revolution in the external conditions of life in the world, in the geographical and economic conditions, for example. The geographical revolution is this that all the nations and peoples of the earth have been thrown together to intermingle, have been forced to come into close and inextricable communion with one another: all barriers of distance and physical inaccessibility have been removed and practically eliminated. The universe may be expanding, but the earth has shrunk and has become very small indeed. A signal example of the kind of blunder that one could commit in this respect was that of the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, who said, not knowing what he said on the eve of the present war, that Czechoslovakia was a far-off foreign country whose fate is of no concern or consequence to the British. Well, Time-Spirit must have had a hearty laughter over the wisdom of the statesman: it did not take long for the British to see that Czechoslovakia is dangerously near, indeed, it touches the very frontier of the British Isles. We have flown over the mighty "humps" that separated countries and continents and levelled them and made of the earth one even continuous plain, as it were. Neither the Poles nor the peaks of the Himalayas can hide any longer their millennial secrets from man's newly acquired Argus eye. The span and accuracy of our flying capacity have left no corner of the earth to lie in quiet and splendid isolation.
   The geographical revolution has led inevitably to the economic revolution which is not less momentous, pregnant with prophecies of brave new things. We all know that the modern world was ushered in with the industrial revolution. As a result of this new dispensation, world and society gradually divided into two camps: on one side, the industrialists and on the other the agriculturists, or, in a general way, the possessors of raw materials. The Imperialists formed the first group, while the latter, dominated by these, belonged to the Colonies. The "backward" countries and people who could not take to industry, but continued the old system became a helpless prey to the industrial nations. Africa and Asia and the South American countries came under the domination of European nations, rather the West European Nations: they became the suppliers of raw materials and also the market for finished products. Also within the same country occupying the imperial status, there came a division, a class division, as it is called. A few industrial magnates or trusts (France had its famous Two-Hundred Families) monopolised all the wealth, became the top-dog, the "Haves", the others were mere hewers of wood and drawers of water, serfs and slaves, the "Have-Nots". Exploitation was-the motto of the age. The "exploiters" and the "exploited", this trenchant duality was the whole truth of the social scheme and that summed up the entire malady of the collective life. Then came the First World War and the Bolshevik Revolution which brought to a head the great crisis and initiated the change-over to new conditions. The French Revolution called up from the rear of social ranks and set in front the Third Estate and gradually formed and crystallised, with the aid of the Industrial Revolution, what is known as the Bourgeoisie. The Russian Revolution went a step farther. It dislodged the bourgeoisie and installed the Fourth Estate, the proletariate, as the head and front of society, its centre of power and governmental authority. In the meantime there was developing in the bourgeois society, too, a kind of socialism which aimed at the uplift and remoulding of the working class into a total social power. But the process could not, go far enough. The Industrial League, no doubt, began to release some of its monopolies, delegate some of its power and authority to the Proletariate and sought an armistice and entente; but still it is they who wielded the real power and gave to society the tone and impress of their characteristic authority. The Russian experiment made a bold departure and attempted to build up a new society from the very bottom: the manual labourers, they who produce with the sweat of their brow and make a society living and prosperous must also be its rulers. Now whatever the success or failure in regard to the perfect ideal, the thing achieved is solid; certain forces have been released that are working inexorably in and through even contrary appearances, they have come to stay and cannot be negatived. The urge, for example, towards a more equitable distribution of wealth and wealth-producing implements; an even balancing of economic values has been growing and gathering strength: it has become an asset of the body social. Instead of an unfettered competition between rival agencies, the mad drive for a jealous and closely guarded appropriation (rather, mis-appropriation) by private cartels, there has arisen an inevitable need for a unitary or co-operative control under a common direction, whether it be that of the state or some other body equally representing the common interest. In other words, the principle of co-operation has now become a living reality, a thing of practical politics. All effort towards progress and amelioration, cure of social ills and regaining of health and strength must lie in that direction: anything going the contrary way shall perforce be out of tune with the Time-Spirit and can cause only confusion, bring in stagnation or even regression.

02.13 - On Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The question now is to devise ways and means of materialising this ideal. Circumstanced as man is, in doubt and darkness with regard to his inner nature, one most often does not know one's true vocation; those who do know their minds and are sure of their "mission in life" are the fortunate few, and very few indeed they are. Of the vast majority, some discover themselves only at the fag-end of their life or when they are already far too committed and in harness in alien fields and among alien faces; others do not discover themselves at all, they need no such revelation: these form the general mass in which the individuals have not developed so far as to come out into any bold relief, they are cast into the stereotype mould, moved more or less by the same general forces of nature and are indistinguishable from each other. It is upon this mass of uniformity that the totalitarian regimentation bases itself easily and naturally.
   Still even if human nature in the mass is like this, what the totalitarian system does is to fix and eternise the mould. To admit Nature as it is and leave it at that, to arrange and organize things within that given framework, is, to say the least, only another form of the old laissez-faire system. Take Nature as it is, but go farther and beyond. That is the problem of all human endeavour.

03.01 - The New Year Initiation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the beginning, the sadhaka finds himself a divided personalityin his heart there is the awakening of aspiration, the divine touch, but with all its outward impulses, the physical consciousness remains subject to the control of old fixed habits under the sway of the lower nature. Ordinarily, man is an unconscious sinner, that is to say, he has no sense of the sins he commits. But he becomes a conscious sinner when he: reaches the level of which we are speaking. The conflicts, fears, agonies, compunctions in this stage have perhaps been nowhere more evident than in the life of the Christian seeker. In this state we know what to do but cannot do it the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. We want to do the right thing, we try to do it again and again, yet we fail every time. It is not that we fail only in respect of the movements of our heart and mind, in practice also we commit the same stupidities time and again. These stupiditiesand their name is legionare lust, anger, greed, ignorance, vanity, envy, distrust, disobedience, revolt; repentance, constant repentance and earnest supplication for the divine grace that is the remedy, says the devout Christian.
   But we, for ourselves, do not give any such supreme place to repentance. For, after all, it is a lower impulse, a vital impulse: as we call it; it does not allow the memory of the sin to be: forgotten; rather by dwelling upon it constantly, it keeps it alive, makes the impression of the sin all the more lurid. And not unoften does it lead to luxuriating in sinfulness Behind the sense of repentance is this consciousness, this idea that man is, by nature, corrupt, his sin is original. That is why the: Christian seeker has accepted sorrow and suffering, abasement and mortification as the indispensable conditions of his sadhana This calls to our mind a witty remark of Anatole France, that prince of humorists, that one could not be a lover of Christ unless one sinned the more one sinned, the more: could one grow in righteousness; the more the repentance, in other words, the more the divine grace.

03.04 - Towardsa New Ideology, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It may be answered that there does not seem to be any special virtue in the word "duty"; for, the crimes committed under that ensign are not less numerous or violent than those inspired by the ideal of Rights. It was once considered in some religions to be the duty of the faithful to kill or coerce or convert as many as possible of another faith; it was the bounden duty of the good shepherd to burn and flay the heretic. And in recent times the ceremony of "purge" be-speaks of the same compulsion of the sense of duty in the consciousness of modern Messiahs. But the true name of the thing in all these cases is not duty, but fanaticism.
   For fanaticism may be defined as duty running away with itself; but duty proper, the genuine form of it is something self-poised, its natural and inherent tendency being rather to give than to demand, it is less easily provoked to aggression and battle. Even so, it may be claimed on behalf of Right that the right hand of Right is not likely to do harm, for itis then another name for liberty, it means the freedom to live one's life unhampered without infringing on an equal facility for others to do the same. But the whole difficulty comes in precisely with regard to the frontier of each other's sphere of rights. It is easy to declare the principle, but to carry it out in life and action is a different matter. The line of demarcation between one's own rights and the rights of another is always indeterminate and indefinable. In establishing and maintaining one's rights there is always the possibility, even the certainty of "frontier incidents", of encroaching upon other's rights. Liberty, alone and by itself, is not a safe guidetherefore so much stress is being laid nowadays upon discipline and obedience in modern ideologies.

03.14 - Mater Dolorosa, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Doubters ask, however, if sinners alone suffered, one would not perhaps mind; but along with sinners why should innocents, nay even the virtuous, pass under the axe? What sins indeed babes commit? Are the sins of the fathers truly visited upon coming generations? A queer arrangement, to say the least, if there is a wise and just and benevolent God! Yes, how many honest people, people who strive to live piously, honestly and honourably, according to the law of righteousness, fail to escape! All equally undergo the same heavy punishment. Is it not then nearer the truth to say that a most mechanical Nature, a mere gamble of chance, a statistical equation, as mathematicians say, moves the destiny of creatures and things in the universe, that there is nowhere a heart or consciousness in the whole business?
   Some believers in God or in the Spirit admit that it is so. The world is the creation of another being, a not-God, a not-Spiritwhe ther Maya or Ahriman or the Great Evil. One has simply to forget the world, abandon earthly existence altogether as a nightmare. Peace, felicity one can possess and enjoy but not here in this vale of tears, anityam asukham lokam imam, but elsewhere beyond.

06.27 - To Learn and to Understand, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is one thing to learn (apprendre), quite another to understand (comprendre). In learning you take in a thing by your surface mind and it is a thing that comes in from outside like a foreign body; it is put into you, almost driven and thrust into you. You do not absorb it, make it wholly your own. If you are not mindful, leave it aside for sometime, it goes clean out of your memory. Understanding a thing, on the other hand, means, you absorb it, get it into the stuff of your being, you live it in your consciousness within. When you have understood a thing you never forget it; it has become an element of your consciousness. Years and years might have passed, yet the thing would be as clear and vivid as it was on the first day. Why do you forget so easily the lessons that you learnwith pain and difficultyfrom books or at school from teachers? It is because you simply learn, but do not understand. You retain in your brain the words, the outer formula or forms, you note down the information; but what they stand for, their import and inner law, the living truth escape you totally. You read Einstein, read over and over again his formulas and equations and even commit them to memorylearn by rote; but after a time, if you lose touch with them, they vanish from your mind or become very vague and misty and you have to start again. That is because you learnt Einstein simply as a lesson, whereas if you entered into the perceptions these forms embody, the inner principles that determine them, if the Einsteinian consciousness became in some way your consciousness, then you would have understood and never forgotten. It would not be a lesson but an experience. What is needed, then, is this inner awakening by which you live a thing, identify yourself with it, become one with it and not simply meet or make a mere nodding acquaintance with it. Unless there is this awakening or openness, as we say, in the consciousness, however much a lesson is thrust into you, it will not enter deeply enough. You may learn, like a parrot, but you will not understand, it will pass over your head and soon be forgotten.
   Indeed it was not very much necessary for the ancient sages and occultists to try to hide their knowledge in an obscure language, in codes and symbols and ciphers for fear of misuse by the common uninitiate; even if they had expressed their knowledge in ordinary language, ordinary people would not have understood it at all. It would be like my speaking to you in Chinese-, you would not make out anything of it. One comprehends only what one already possesses, that is to say, you must have within you something at least of what you want to know and understand, something corresponding to it, similar in nature and vibration. That is what I mean when I say that you should be open, your mind and consciousness should be turned and attuned to the object it wishes to seize; it must have some light in it in order to receive the light outside and beyond. If it is mere obscurity, the light does not light; even if it manages to come it departs soon or is engulfed in the darkness.

07.15 - Divine Disgust, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the case of the physical occurrence, the knowledge I speak of is the inner knowledge of the body cells, their existence, composition, distribution and the knowledge of the consequences of the blow, its natural and expected effects. Also at the same time there should be the knowledge of what the cells should be like, how they ought to react to the blow. And the procedure adopted too is quite different from that of physical Nature which takes hours, days, months to repair a damage; the inner knowledge can do the thing immediately. This inner knowledge can be brought down from its highest source. Instead of the mere psychological knowledge, one can call down the supramental knowledge and focus it upon the part of the body endangered. If the elements of the body, the cells come under the influence of the force of truth and receive it, then there can be an immediate new ordering of the elements according to the higher law. That will bring about not only the cure from the blow received, the mending of the accident, but initiate a big progress in the general consciousness. This power to comm and the consciousness has no limit. If you have committed an error, even a grave error, and if you can yet call upon the consciousness of truth, this power of the supramental and allow it to work, it will give you an occasion to make a formidable progress. In other words, never be discouraged if you have blundered, blundered even more than once. Only you must keep your will firm, and take sometimes the unshakable resolution not to repeat. Rest assured you will in the end triumph over your difficulty.
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08.01 - Choosing To Do Yoga, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The decision must come from within. All who come consciously for Yoga, knowing what Yoga is, have to accept conditions of life very different from those that others enjoyexternally perhaps there may not be any difference, but internally there is a wide gulf. There is a kind of absoluteness in the Consciousness that does not allow any deviation from the Path: errors committed become immediately visible with such consequences that one cannot deceive oneself any longer and things take a very serious aspect.
   You all, my children, I may tell you,I have already told you many times and I still repeat, you live in an uncommon freedom. Externally there are a few small restrictions, for, as we are many, and have not the whole earth at our disposal, we have to submit ourselves to some discipline to a certain extent, so that there may not be too much disorder; but internally you live in wonderful liberty, no social restraint, no moral restraint, no intellectual restraint, no fixed principle, nothing is there, save and except a light. If you wish to profit by it, you get the profit; if you do not want, you are free not to profit by it.

08.10 - Are Not Dogs More Faithful Than Men?, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, for it is their nature to be faithful and they have not man's mental complications. What prevents men from becoming faithful is the complexes of their mind. Most men are not faithful because they are afraid of being dupes, afraid of being cheated, exploited. Also behind the faithfulness they have there is always a large dose of egoism hidden, there is a bargaining more or less conscious, a give and take: 'I am faithful to you. You too must be faithful to me, in other words, you must be nice to me, must not exploit me etc. Dogs do not have these complexities, for they have a very rudimentary mind. They have not this marvellous capacity of reasoning which drives man to commit such follies. But, of course, we cannot go back to the dog state. What we have to do is to rise higher, to become a superman, to have the dog's quality on a higher level, if I am allowed to say so, i.e. instead of being faithful instinctively, blindly, half-consciously, through a kind of binding need, it must be a conscious, willing, deliberate faithfulness, above all, free from egoism. There is a point where all the virtues meet: it is the point that is beyond egoism. If we take faithfulness or devotion or love or the will to serve,all these when they are above the level of egoism are similar to one another in the sense that they give themselves and ask no return. And if you get up a step higher, you see they are done not through the sense of duty or abnegation but out of an intense joy that carries its own reward, which needs nothing in exchange, for it is joy itself. But for that you should have risen very high where there is no longer any turn-back on oneself, these movements that draw you down that kind of sympathy for oneself, the self-pity that one feels for oneself and says "Poor me I" This is a most degrading sentiment and it pulls you immediately into a dark hole.
   You must leave that far behind if you will have the joy of faithfulness, the joy of self-giving, that does not notice at all whether it is properly received or not, whether there is a response or not. Never to wait for a return in exchange for what one does, wait for nothing, not through asceticism or the sense of sacrifice, but because of the joy of being in that consciousness: that is sufficient, that is much more that what one can receive from anything outside.

08.27 - Value of Religious Exercises, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But if you take a truly divine being, that is not the thing he likes or appreciates. He does not like to be worshipped; worship does not give him special pleasure. But if he sees anywhere a fine intuitive sense, a good feeling, a movement of unselfishness or spiritual enthusiasm, he considers that as infinitely more valuable than prayers and Pujas. I tell you seriously, if you place a true god upon a chair and compel him to remain there all the time you are doing him Puja, he can amuse himself by letting you do it, but surely it gives him no happiness, none! He feels neither flattered nor satisfied nor glorified by your Puja. You must get that idea out of your head. There is an entire region between the spiritual world and the material, belonging to the vital beings and it is this region that is full of such things as are liked by them, because they are their food. They are happy, they feel important when men call them, pray to them, make their offerings to them: the being that has the largest number of adorers is the most satisfied, the most glorified, the most puffed up. How can you imagine that a true god, a god even of the Overmindalthough those of this region are already somewhat touched by human frailties that is to say, one who has the higher consciousness, would get any pleasure out of these things? I repeat, an act of real kindness, intelligence, unselfishness or fine understanding or sincere aspiration is for him an altogether higher and more valuable thing than any petty religious ceremony. There is no comparison. You speak of religious ceremonies. There is, for example, a being called Kali; there are many Kalis, of many varieties, installed in temples and homes. All of them almost are vital beings and forces, some are ugly and terrible. I have known people who had such a fear of Kalitheir household Kali that they trembled at the thought of offending her in any way, of committing the least fault that would displease her; for that means Kali's vengeance. I know, I know very well these entities: they are beings of the vital world, they are vital formations the forms are given by the human mind and what forms! To think that men worship such terrible and demoniac things!
   From this standpoint it is good that for a time humanity should come out of the religious atmosphere, full of fear and blind superstitious submission by which the adverse forces have profited so monstrously. The age of negation, of atheism and positivism is from this view quite indispensable for man's liberation from sheer ignorance. It is only when you have come out of this, this abject submission to the evil forces of the Vital that you can rise to truly spiritual heights and then become there collaborators and right instruments of the forces of the Truth and Consciousness and Power. The superstitions of the lower levels you must leave far behind to rise high.

08.28 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What you do has an inevitable and absolute consequence. This is a necessary concept at a given moment of the evolutionary process. It is meant to prevent men from becoming completely egoistic or doing what they do in a totally unconscious manner. There are many who are like that, the majority, I suppose; they follow their impulses and do not ask what consequences their actions will have for themselves and for others. It is good then if someone told them with a severe air: "Take care, that has consequences which, last long, very long." There are religions that rose to warn you: "You will pay for that in another life," "If you commit this sin, you will go into hell for eternity" and so on. That is, however, a most fantastic story that man has invented; still, people are frightened and checked in some way. It spares them a moment for reflection before they run after their impulses, not always, sometimes the reflection comes after, a little late.
   In all religions people who declared that the consequences of Karma are rigorous and who gave these absolute rules, must have done so, I believe, to put themselves in place of Nature, to pull the strings that move ordinary men. For these rules are mental constructions, more or less sincere perhaps, cutting things into bits and telling you: "Do this, do that; it is not this, it is that." People are confused, frightened, they do not know what to do at the end.

08.36 - Buddha and Shankara, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is no doubt that Buddha had the first part of the experience; but he never thought of the second part, for it was contrary to his own theory. That theory was that one must escape. And it is obvious that there is only one way of escaping and that is to die. And yet, as he had said it himself very well, one may die and yet remain attached to life and continue to be in the cycle of rebirths without having the liberation. As a matter of fact, it is through the successive sojourns upon earth that one grows till one arrives at this liberation. For him the ideal is that where the world exists no longer. It is as if he accused God of having committed an error by creating a world and the only thing to be done is to repair the error by annulling it. Naturally, being thoroughly reasonable and logical, he did not admit the existence of God. But then by whom was the error committed? When and how did it come about? He never answered these questionings. He simply said that the world began with desire and with the end of desire it must end.
   He was on the verge of saying that the world was purely subjective, that is to say, a collective illusion, and if the illusion ceased the world would also cease. But he did not go so far. It was Shankara who took up the line and completed the teaching.

09.01 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You have, for example, done a thing which you regret to have done. That has unfortunate consequences and upsets things, involving also other persons. You do not know the reaction of others, but as for yourself you wish that what has been done should turn to good and if a fault has been committed it should be admitted and made an occasion for a greater progress, a greater discipline and a new ascent towards the Divine, for opening a door towards a future that you want to be clearer, more true and more intense.
   Then, the thing gathers like a force and rushes forth, mounts like a great ascending movement, sometimes without being formulated in the least, without words, without expression, but like a flame.

09.04 - The Divine Grace, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But so long as you have an inner perception and a choice of your own, there is no harm in formulating it. It is quite a natural movement. For example, if you have committed a fault and wish sincerely not to repeat it, I do not see any harm in asking for it. On the contrary, if you ask for it with a true inner sincerity, there is a great chance of its being granted. You must not believe that the Divine likes to contradict you. He is not at all particular about it. Only He may know better what exactly is good for you. He contradicts your aspiration only when it is absolutely indispensable. Otherwise he is always ready to grant you what you want.
   If you have a very powerful imagination, and you build up a formation of your desire in all details and if the structure is well made, complete and existing by itself, then you may be sure that if you live long enough the thing will be realised. What is not put at the disposal of men is the time it takes: it may be tomorrow, it may be the next moment, or it may take years and even centuries, but it will be realised.

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A poor man was sitting in a dark hut thinking of his miseries and of the injustice and wrongs that could be found in this world of Gods making. Out of abhimna he began to mutter to himself, As men do not want to cast a slur on Gods name, they put the blame on Karma. If my misfortunes are really due to the sins committed in my previous birth and if I was so great a sinner, then currents of evil thoughts should still be passing through my mind. Can the mind of such a wicked person get cleansed so soon? And what about that Tinkari Sheel who has such colossal wealth and commands so many people! If there is anything like the fruits of Karma, then surely he must have been a famous saint and sadhu in his previous life; but I see no trace of that at all in his present birth. I dont think a bigger rogue existsone so cruel and crooked. All these tales about Karma are just clever inventions of God to console mans mind. Shyamsundar1 is very tricky; luckily he does not reveal himself to me, otherwise I would teach him such a lesson that he would stop playing these tricks.
  As soon as he finished muttering, the man saw that his dark room was flooded with a dazzling light. After a while the luminous waves faded and he found in front of him a charming boy of a dusky complexion standing with a lamp in his hand, and smiling sweetly without saying a word. Noticing the musical anklets round his feet and the peacock plume, the man understood that Shyamsundar had revealed himself. At first he was at a loss what to do; for a moment he thought of bowing at his feet, but looking at the boys smiling face no longer felt like making his obeisance. At last he burst out with the words, Hullo, Keshta,2 what makes you come here? The boy replied with a smile, Well, didnt you call me? Just now you had the desire to whip me! That is why I am surrendering myself to you. Come along, whip me. The man was now even more confounded than before, but not with any repentance for the desire to whip the Divine: the idea of punishing instead of patting such a sweet youngster did not appeal to him. The boy spoke again, You see, Harimohon, those who, instead of fearing me, treat me as a friend, scold me out of affection and want to play with me, I love very much. I have created this world for my play only; I am always on the lookout for a suitable playmate. But, brother, I find no one. All are angry with me, make demands on me, want boons from me; they want honour, liberation, devotionnobody wants me. I give whatever they ask for. What am I to do? I have to please them; otherwise they will tear me to pieces. You too, I find, want something from me. You are vexed and want to whip some one. In order to satisfy that desire you have called me. Here I am, ready to be whipped. ye yath m prapadyante3, I accept whatever people offer me. But before you beat me, if you wish to know my ways, I shall explain them to you. Are you willing? Harimohon replied, Are you capable of that? I see that you can talk a good deal, but how am I to believe that a mere child like you can teach me something? The boy smiled again and said, Come, see whether I can or not.

1.007 - Initial Steps in Yoga Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The simple features called for, or the factors contri butory to success at the outset are, to mention only a few, having a definite time, a particular place, and a chosen method for sitting in meditation. When we are students of yoga, it is necessary to choose a definite time for the sitting. This is a very important thing to remember. We should not change our timings according to the whims and fancies of the mind or the changing conditions of social life. Whatever be the difficulties in our external life, a certain amount of insistence on a chosen time for sitting should be regarded as essential. If we find that a particular time cannot be chosen on account of the kind of life that we are living, it is better to choose such a time when all our commitments are over. Generally, though people say that the early morning is good for meditation, it has one disadvantage: that we have got an anxiety in our minds about the future work. We will not be free in the mind in the early morning, especially if we are social bodies. If we are absolutely alakniranjan, that is a different matter nobody bothers about us, and we can sit as long as we like.
  But if we are social bodies with commitments and duties, a subconscious itching will be there at the bottom that, "I have to start work at eight o'clock." And that will be worrying us, though we will not be aware of it. The subconscious activity of the mind is a terrible activity and, therefore, when we actually start sitting for meditation, it is necessary that the period be a little before this time of commitment for catching the train, going to the court, etc. These commitments should not be very imminent or just near. The period of sitting should be such that it should be removed as far as possible from the point of activity which is of a distractive nature. And if it is towards the later part of the day when our commitments are over and the only commitment left is that we have to go to bed and sleep as there is nothing else to do, then the agitations will be a little less, because we have no other thing to do except to go to bed. Whatever it is, these are only minor details which have to be chalked out, each for oneself. The point is that there should be no feature, condition or factor that will even remotely cause distraction to the mind and draw attention away from the point of concentration. Thus, a particular time has to be chosen.
  Yoga scriptures tell us that we must also choose a particular place, as far as possible not that today we meditate in Haridwar, tomorrow in Delhi and the day after tomorrow in Benares. That is not all right if we want real success. We must be in one place. As a matter of fact, people who practise mantra purascharana, or disciplinary chanting of mantras for a chosen period, do this and what can be a greater purascharana than meditation? So when we take to exclusive spiritual practice as a very serious affair and not merely as a hobby, it would be necessary, I would say for beginners, that a period of at least five years is called for. If we are very serious and in dead earnest about it not taking it only as a kind of educational procedure for informative purposes and not being very earnest about achieving anything substantially we may have to stick to one place for five years continuously, and not less than that. If our point is to achieve something substantial, concrete and definite, then this amount of discipline is called for, which is a definite place, a definite time, and a chosen method of meditation a definite system, arranged in one's own mind, which should not be changed continuously.
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  Even after we succeed in sitting for awhile in a particular posture, the mind will refuse, after a time, to continue the practice. We will not find anyone in this world as clever as the mind very clever in everything. It will look quite all right for some time and the path will appear rosy, but after awhile there will be resentment of the mind even to sit, and it will produce excuses. There will be rationality behind our inability to practise, and we know very well that rationality is the highest thing that can justify anything. When there is reason brought forth in a very judicious manner, justifying our inability to sit for some time and the worthlessness of the practice itself, then there is no argument against it. The greatest danger is rationality, when it is used as a weapon against what is good for us. It is a double-edged sword it can cut us this way and can cut us that way also such is reason. Reason can justify what is good for us, and it can also justify what is dangerous or what is not good for us. Many sadhakas justify themselves in a wrong way altogether, by bringing about reasons which try to point out that the way of life they are living is quite inevitable and unavoidable. "If it is unavoidable, what can I do?" This is what the sadhaka will say. But it would not be unavoidable if proper precautions had been taken. We make initial mistakes without proper thought, and then these small mistakes look very big and, like a mountain, they stand before us. Later on I shall have occasion to refer to the mistakes we generally commit initially, without proper understanding.
  We have a wrong notion about everything, including our own self. And with this wrong notion we go headlong into such a serious practice as is meditation because, just as a small sand particle getting stuck in the eye causes us annoyance, so too a little mistake in the beginning will loom large and become a serious obstacle in the end a factor which can be studied from the history of institutions and the lives of saints, sages and sadhakas. These small mistakes look like normal things, and not serious obstacles, because they do not stand against us. They appear to be unconcerned externals; but there is no such thing as an unconcerned external. Every external is connected with us, and the very fact of our perception of it will be enough reason why it can take action, for or against us, one day or the other.
  So, we have to chalk out very carefully, as in a spiritual diary, the little mistakes that a person can commit by injudicious thinking, irrational analysis of conditions due to a false view of life, a false judgement of things, and due to a woeful lack of knowledge of human nature and psychology. These are the difficulties that arise due to ignorance of the true nature of things that drives us into committing small mistakes, which will stand before us like devils one day and prevent us from going further. These mistakes must be avoided, and we have to consider them in some detail.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  The affiliation clause in our Constitution is a privilege: a courtesy to a sympathetic body. Were you not a Mason, or Co-Mason, you would have to be proposed and seconded, and then examined by savage Inquisitors; and then probably thrown out on to the garbage heap. Well, no, it's not as bad as that; but we certainly don't want anybody who chooses to apply. Would you do it yourself, if you were on the committee of a Club? The O.T.O. is a serious body, engaged on a work of Cosmic scope. You should question yourself: what can I contri bute?
  Secrets. There is one exception to what I have said about publishing everything: that is, the ultimate secret of the O.T.O. This is really too dangerous to disclose; but the safeguard is that you could not use it if you knew it, unless you were an advanced Adept; and you would not be allowed to go so far unless we were satisfied that you were sincerely devoted to the Great Work. (See One Star in Sight). True, the Black Brothers could use it; but they would only destroy themselves.

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  Ye have been forbidden to commit murder or adultery, or to engage in backbiting or calumny; shun ye, then, what hath been prohibited in the holy Books and Tablets.
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  It is forbidden you to wed your fathers' wives. We shrink, for very shame, from treating of the subject of boys. Fear ye the Merciful, O peoples of the world! commit not that which is forbidden you in Our Holy Tablet, and be not of those who rove distractedly in the wilderness of their desires.
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  Say: By the righteousness of God! I, verily, am His Best-Beloved; and at this moment He listeneth to these verses descending from the Heaven of Revelation and bewaileth the wrongs ye have committed in these days. Fear God, and join not with the aggressor. Say: O people, should ye choose to disbelieve in Him, refrain at least from rising up against Him. By God! Sufficient are the hosts of tyranny that are leagued against Him!
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  Ye have been forbidden in the Book of God to engage in contention and conflict, to strike another, or to commit similar acts whereby hearts and souls may be saddened. A fine of nineteen mithqals of gold had formerly been prescribed by Him Who is the Lord of all mankind for anyone who was the cause of sadness to another; in this Dispensation, however, He hath absolved you thereof and exhorteth you to show forth righteousness and piety. Such is the commandment which He hath enjoined upon you in this resplendent Tablet. Wish not for others what ye wish not for yourselves; fear God, and be not of the prideful. Ye are all created out of water, and unto dust shall ye return. Reflect upon the end that awaiteth you, and walk not in the ways of the oppressor. Give ear unto the verses of God which He Who is the sacred Lote-Tree reciteth unto you. They are assuredly the infallible balance, established by God, the Lord of this world and the next. Through them the soul of man is caused to wing its flight towards the Dayspring of Revelation, and the heart of every true believer is suffused with light. Such are the laws which God hath enjoined upon you, such His commandments prescribed unto you in His Holy Tablet; obey them with joy and gladness, for this is best for you, did ye but know.
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1.012 - Sublimation - A Way to Reshuffle Thought, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  In our system, the culture of Bharatvarsha, four aims of existence are always emphasised dharma, artha, kama and moksha. None of them can be ignored. There are people who are fired up with an enthusiasm for moksha, and under this impulse of a love for moksha or salvation of the soul, an immature mind may apply the wrong technique of forcing the will to abandon the real values of life, namely dharma, artha and kama, under the impression that they are obstacles to the salvation of the soul or the liberation of the spirit. Most people commit this mistake, and so they achieve neither anything in this world nor anything in the other world they live a miserable life. They have not been properly instructed, and so have taken a wrong direction altogether.
  The culture of yoga does not tell us to reject, abandon, or to cut off anything if it is real, because the whole question is an assessment of values, and reality is, of course, the background of every value. What is achieved in spiritual education is a rise of consciousness from a lower degree of reality to a higher degree of reality, and in no degree is there a rejection of reality. It is only a growth from a lower level to a higher one. So when we go to the higher degree of reality, we are not rejecting the lower degree of reality, but rather we have overcome it. We have transcended it, just as when a student goes to a higher class in an educational career, that higher class transcends the lower degrees of kindergarten, first standard, second standard and third standard, but it does not reject them. Rejection is not what is implied; rather it is an absorption of values into a higher inclusive condition of understanding, insight and education.
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  The principles of dharma, artha and kama are temporal values. They may not be eternal values, but many religions of the world commit the blunder of imagining that the eternal is different from the temporal. All religions, we may say, have an idea that God is outside the world and, therefore, temporal values have no connection with religious values. This misinterpretation of religion, and wrong emphasis laid on the so-called spiritual values of an otherworldly character, have led to a conflict between the social values of life and the religious and spiritual values of life.
  We are not to bring about a conflict in life, because spirituality is not in favour of any kind of conflict, whether it is inside or outside. So when we are exerting to control ourselves and to educate ourselves in a higher sense, either in society or in our personal lives, we are not creating any kind of split of consciousness, either social or personal. Rather, we are rising to a higher integrated condition where we have grown into a larger personality, so that in no step that we have taken have we lost anything, nor have we created tension anywhere. All stages of spiritual practice are freedoms attained from tension of every kind. A spiritual genius, even a spiritual seeker, does not create tension anywhere, either externally in society or in one's own self. Whenever we feel tension, we must understand that we have committed a mistake in our practice. What is the mistake.
  The mistake is in believing that something is real, and yet not wanting it on account of a traditional attitude towards it that has been religiously introduced. The tradition of religion tells us that something is wrong, though we do not believe it. This is the difficulty. "My feelings say that something is okay, but religion says it is not okay. So I have a split between myself and the religious values." The religious novitiate then becomes a neurotic, an unhappy person, because in the cloister and the monastery he has a world of his own which is in conflict with the world outside. He has been told by religion that the world outside is wrong and the world inside the monastery is right, but he does not believe it. Oh, this is a horror that we cannot believe it and yet we are told to accept it. This is a kind of tyranny. Religion can become a tyrant; it can become a kind of dictator's order. But religion is far from dictatorship this is an important point to remember. Religion is not a dictator. Spirituality is not a tyrant. It is not asking us to do something because it says so. It is again to be emphasised that it is a process of inward adjustment to higher values by way of a positive education.

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  To trusty Argus she commits the fair.
  The head of Argus (as with stars the skies)

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  How vigilant we are! determined not to live by faith if we can avoid it; all the day long on the alert, at night we unwillingly say our prayers and commit ourselves to uncertainties. So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant. Confucius said, To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. When one man has reduced a fact of the imagination to be a fact to his understanding, I foresee that all men at length establish their lives on that basis.
  Let us consider for a moment what most of the trouble and anxiety which
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  I am wont to think that men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men, the former are so much the freer. Men and oxen exchange work; but if we consider necessary work only, the oxen will be seen to have greatly the advantage, their farm is so much the larger. Man does some of his part of the exchange work in his six weeks of haying, and it is no boys play. Certainly no nation that lived simply in all respects, that is, no nation of philosophers, would commit so great a blunder as to use the labor of animals. True, there never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am
  I certain it is desirable that there should be. However, _I_ should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horse-man or a herds-man merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one mans gain is not anothers loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied? Granted that some public works would not have been constructed without this aid, and let man share the glory of such with the ox and horse; does it follow that he could not have accomplished works yet more worthy of himself in that case? When men begin to do, not merely unnecessary or artistic, but luxurious and idle work, with their assistance, it is inevitable that a few do all the exchange work with the oxen, or, in other words, become the slaves of the strongest. Man thus not only works for the animal within him, but, for a symbol of this, he works for the animal without him. Though we have many substantial houses of brick or stone, the prosperity of the farmer is still measured by the degree to which the barn overshadows the house. This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindh and in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county. It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves? How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East! Towers and temples are the luxury of princes. A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince. Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent. To what end, pray, is so much stone hammered? In
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  Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the mean while using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live. I never dreamed of any enormity greater than I have committed. I never knew, and never shall know, a worse man than myself.
  I believe that what so saddens the reformer is not his sympathy with his fellows in distress, but, though he be the holiest son of God, is his private ail. Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology. My excuse for not lecturing against the use of tobacco is, that I never chewed it; that is a penalty which reformed tobacco-chewers have to pay; though there are things enough I have chewed, which I could lecture against. If you should ever be betrayed into any of these philanthropies, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, for it is not worth knowing. Rescue the drowning and tie your shoe-strings. Take your time, and set about some free labor.

1.01 - Historical Survey, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Simeon ben Yochai or another of his close associates or students in the second century but not committed to writing by Moses de Leon until the thirteenth century.
  A very similar presentation of the above hypothesis is found in Prof. Abelson's excellent work entitled Jewish

1.01 - MASTER AND DISCIPLE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "If a man has faith in God, then even if he has committed the most heinous sins -
  such as killing a cow, a brahmin, or a woman - he will certainly be saved through his faith. Let him only say to God, 'O Lord, I Will not repeat such an action', and he need not be afraid of anything."

1.01 - MAXIMS AND MISSILES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Errors of haste are seldom committed singly. The first time a man
  always docs too much. And precisely on that account he commits a second
  error, and then he does too little.

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  very often committed, to normalize such a person and try to bring him
  down to the collective level. In certain cases all possibility of individual

1.01 - The First Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  A god and a demon went to learn about the Self from a great sage. They studied with him for a long time. At last the sage told them, "You yourselves are the Being you are seeking." Both of them thought that their bodies were the Self. They went back to their people quite satisfied and said, "We have learned everything that was to be learned; eat, drink, and be merry; we are the Self; there is nothing beyond us." The nature of the demon was ignorant, clouded; so he never inquired any further, but was perfectly contented with the idea that he was God, that by the Self was meant the body. The god had a purer nature. He at first committed the mistake of thinking: I, this body, am Brahman: so keep it strong and in health, and well dressed, and give it all sorts of enjoyments. But, in a few days, he found out that that could not be the meaning of the sage, their master; there must be something higher. So he came back and said, "Sir, did you teach me that this body was the Self? If so, I see all bodies die; the Self cannot die." The sage said, "Find it out; thou art That." Then the god thought that the vital forces which work the body were what the sage meant. But after a time, he found that if he ate, these vital forces remained strong, but, if he starved, they became weak. The god then went back to the sage and said, "Sir, do you mean that the vital forces are the Self?" The sage said, "Find out for yourself; thou art That." The god returned home once more, thinking that it was the mind, perhaps, that was the Self. But in a short while he saw that thoughts were so various, now good, again bad; the mind was too changeable to be the Self. He went back to the sage and said, "Sir, I do not think that the mind is the Self; did you mean that?" "No," replied the sage, "thou art That; find out for yourself." The god went home, and at last found that he was the Self, beyond all thought, one without birth or death, whom the sword cannot pierce or the fire burn, whom the air cannot dry or the water melt, the beginningless and endless, the immovable, the intangible, the omniscient, the omnipotent Being; that It was neither the body nor the mind, but beyond them all. So he was satisfied; but the poor demon did not get the truth, owing to his fondness for the body.
  This world has a good many of these demoniac natures, but there are some gods too. If one proposes to teach any science to increase the power of sense-enjoyment, one finds multitudes ready for it. If one undertakes to show the supreme goal, one finds few to listen to him. Very few have the power to grasp the higher, fewer still the patience to attain to it. But there are a few also who know that even if the body can be made to live for a thousand years, the result in the end will be the same. When the forces that hold it together go away, the body must fall. No man was ever born who could stop his body one moment from changing. Body is the name of a series of changes. "As in a river the masses of water are changing before you every moment, and new masses are coming, yet taking similar form, so is it with this body." Yet the body must be kept strong and healthy. It is the best instrument we have.

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  But even if you don't perform acts of filial devotion like these, of a caliber that elicits heavenly intervention, I devoutly hope you do not commit acts of an unfilial nature that will bring punishment down upon you. A person who ignores or refuses to acknowledge what takes place right under his nose and insists on merely doing as he pleases must be either a stupid man or an evil one.
  The people in the half-dozen stories I related, having turned away from reasonable courses of action, convinced themselves that their transgressions were minor and that any retri bution would be minor as well, and because of that they ended up receiving the severe judgment of heaven, dying very unfortunate deaths, leaving behind them names blackened forever as unfilial sons or daughters, and falling into the interminable suffering and torment of the Burning Hells. That this happened because they did not fear the wrath of the gods and were ignorant of heavenly retri bution is a matter each and every person should give the greatest care and consideration.

1.020 - The World and Our World, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Likewise, we should not wrest the object from its connectedness with things in our perception, which is another way of judging it. A similar mistake has been committed by us we have wrested ourselves away from things. We have stood outside the scheme of things in our judgement of values, while we are already a part of the scheme of things. All perceptions, judgements and evaluations become inscrutable mysteries on account of this initial difficulty that has been created, namely, a separation of the percipient from the object with which it is organically connected, basically. For instance, a finger of the hand becomes aware of another finger of the same hand. If we were to take for granted that a particular finger of a hand has a consciousness of its own, and we conclude that it can perceive the existence of another finger of the same hand what would be its attitude? What would be the real relationship between one finger and another finger, given that one finger can see another finger outside it? We know that one finger is different from another finger. But the consciousness of one finger in respect of another finger would be charged with its basic awareness of its connectedness with the whole body, which it cannot look upon as an external object, so that even the other finger which it perceives cannot be called as a real external object, though it is an object for all practical purposes because it can be seen.
  This is perhaps the significance of perception from an organic point of view, while what happens in our case, at present, is that this organic connection between the seer and the seen is lost sight of, and we have only a mechanised form of perception where there is a false evaluation projected on the object by the mind which is perceiving it, on account of its losing contact with the vital issue which is involved in perception, namely its connectedness to the object. Whether in attachment or in aversion, the mind is not properly related to the object. It has an improper relationship with things, both in love and hatred. The impropriety of this relationship arises on account of its false disconnectedness from the object, and we cannot properly understand the way of controlling the mind if we cannot understand the relationship that the mind has with the object. It has a twofold relationship. On the one side, it stands as a perceiver of the object and is obliged to regard the object as an outside something, which is the very meaning of perception, of course. But, on the other side, there is a basic similarity of nature between the seer and the seen, which is the reason why there is the very possibility of perception at all. A consciousness of the object would be impossible if the seer of the object is basically disconnected from the object. Basic disconnection would not be permissible. An utter isolation of the subject from the object would defeat the very purpose of all perception.

1.02.3.3 - Birth and Non-Birth, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  violence committed upon the Truth. Its end also is ignorance, a
  state of blind darkness.

1.02 - Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.
  When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  the outcome of skill; memory, as it is applied governs behavior, until error is committed. When
  something occurs that is not intended when the actual outcome, as interpreted, does not match the desired
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  repertoire. In exceptional, non-normal circumstances that is, when a major error has been committed
  such activity culminates in revolution: in modification of the entire story guiding affective evaluation and

1.02 - On the Knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  At the time when the heart of man had control over all the organs and members, and they were all obedient to it, some thought that man was a dweller in his own heart. When the empyrean in like manner, ruled over all things by the will of God, they reasoned that man was seated in the empyrean. But like as man has dominion over his own heart in the administration of his kingdom, the body, God also rules over the empyrean in the administration of the affairs of created beings, which he has committed to [49] the empyrean. Thus God declares in his holy word, "He sat upon the empyrean to govern the universe." 1 You should know, also, that what we have been maintaining is convincingly established. It is known to men of penetration by revelation.
  "God created man in his own image." What does this mean, and how is it known to be true ? Know, beloved, that the sovereign recognizes no other person except the sovereign himself. If the Lord had not appointed you to be sovereign over the body as over a kingdom, if he had not confided to you the affairs of its government, and had not given you this brief copy as a model, how would you have been able to comprehend the sovereign, who is independent of reasoning and of place, and who cannot be known by argument or hypothesis or in any other way? Thanks and praises be given to him who is without beginning and eternal, to him who is unceasingly beneficent, to him who made you sovereign over yourself, who subjected your body to you for a kingdom, who made your heart to be an empyreal throne, and made the animal spirit which is the fountain of the heart, to be a seraphic messenger. He appointed the brain to be the throne, and the treasury of the imagination to be the Preserved Tablet. He made the cupola of the brain, which is the source of the nerves and the mine of the faculties, to be like the vault of heaven and the stars. He appointed the fingers and the pen to serve the elemental qualities of nature, and subjected them to your order. He made you more excellent and noble than all other creatures, and to exercise rule over all possible things. He has bidden you to beware and not to be heedless of your soul, which is your kindom and dominion: for to be regardless of your soul, is to be regardless of your Creator and Benefactor.
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  If they urge, however, that the transgressions of the prophets were doing them no injury, but that they were exercising prudence and carefulness for the sake of other people, we then reply, that you also ought to be careful, lest other people seeing your actions, should imitate your example. And if they respond, we do not belong to the rank of prophets, that men should walk in our steps, or that any injury should befall us, on account of the sins which they may commit, we would again reply,/that it is better that no injury should come to you in consequence of the sins done from imitating you, than that injury should not befall the prophets from the sins done in consequence of imitating them; for they are the praised and accepted servants of God; their earlier and their later sins have been pardoned, and they are blessed in Paradise. Why, then, was it so necessary that they should abstain from forbidden things, from things of a doubtful nature and even from permitted things ? It is said that one day some ripe dates were brought to the prophet, and he took one and put it in his blessed mouth. But immediately a doubt entered his mind, as to the manner in which the dates had been obtained, [63] and he took it out of his blessed mouth and would not eat it. On another occasion a cup of milk was brought to the faithful witness Aboo Bekir by his slave, and he took it and drank it. After drinking it, he inquired, "where did yon get the milk ?" The slave said, "I told a man his fortune, and he gave me the milk in return." As soon as the faithful witness heard this, he frowned severely upon his servant, inserted his blessed finger down his mouth, and threw up the whole of the milk, so that none of it remained on his stomach. He then said, "I fear that if any of the milk should remain on my stomach, God would expel knowledge and love from my heart." Now what harm could result to other people from their eating those dates or drinking that milk, that they should have been so careful about such little things ? And since they did abstain from such little things, regarding them as injurious, how should it be otherwise than injurious to these foolish people to drink wine, in full bowls and even by the jar full ?
  They know that the wisdom, piety and abstinence of the prophets and saints were not less than their own. Can there be any more astonishing folly than that of these men who dare to compare themselves with the sea, because they are not disturbed by drinking several bowls of wine, while they compare the prophet of God, to a little water, which is changed in its taste by a single date ? They are just worthy that Satan should seize hold of them by the beard and mustachios, and drag them after him both in this world and the next, making them a shame and reproach.

1.02 - ON THE TEACHERS OF VIRTUE, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  sleep well. Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit
  adultery? Shall I covet my neighbor's maid? All that

1.02 - The 7 Habits An Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  It involves a process and a tremendous commitment.
  Those of us who watched the lunar voyage of Apollo 11 were transfixed as we saw the first men walk on the moon and return to earth. Superlatives such as "fantastic" and "incredible" were inadequate to describe those eventful days. But to get there, those astronauts literally had to break out of the tremendous gravity pull of the earth. More energy was spent in the first few minutes of lift-off, in the first few miles of travel, than was used over the next several days to travel half a million miles.
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  Or you can indulge them. You can go for the golden egg of popularity, of pleasing them, giving them their way all the time. Then they grow up without a personal commitment to being disciplined or responsible.
  Either way -- authoritarian or permissive -- you have the golden egg mentality. You want to have your way or you want to be liked. But what happens, meantime, to the goose? What sense of responsibility, of self-discipline, of confidence in the ability to make good choices or achieve important goals is a child going to have a few years down the road? And what about your relationship? When he reaches those critical teenage years, the identity crises, will he know from his experience with you that you will listen without judging, that you really, deeply care about him as a person, that you can be trusted, no matter what? Will the relationship be strong enough for you to reach him, to communicate with him, to influence him?
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  If you have P and PC in balance, she cleans the room cheerfully, without being reminded, because she is committed and has the discipline to stay with the commitment. She is a valuable asset, a goose that can produce golden eggs.
  But if your paradigm is focused on Production, on getting the room clean, you might find yourself nagging her to do it. You might even escalate your efforts to threatening or yelling, and in your desire to get the golden egg, you undermine the health and welfare of the goose.
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  To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (Production) and the health and welfare of the goose (Production Capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness. It balances short term with long term. It balances going for the grade and paying the price to get an education. It balances the desire to have a room clean and the building of a relationship in which the child is internally committed to do it -- cheerfully, willingly, without external supervision.
  It's a principle you can see validated in your own life when you burn the candle at both ends to get more golden eggs and wind up sick or exhausted, unable to produce any at all; or when you get a good night's sleep and wake up ready to produce throughout the day.

1.02 - The Concept of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  however, been committed some years before 1903. Editors.]
  6 Ibid., pp. 6ff.

1.02 - The Human Soul, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  2.: While the soul is in mortal sin nothing can profit it; none of its good works merit an eternal reward, since they do not proceed from God as their first principle, and by Him alone is our virtue real virtue. The soul separated from Him is no longer pleasing in His eyes, because by committing a mortal sin, instead of seeking to please God, it prefers to gratify the devil, the prince of darkness, and so comes to share his blackness. I knew a person to whom our Lord revealed the result of a mortal sin19' and who said she thought no one who realized its effects could ever commit it, but would suffer unimaginable torments to avoid it. This vision made her very desirous for all to grasp this truth, therefore I beg you, my daughters, to pray fervently to God for sinners, who live in blindness and do deeds of darkness.
  3.: In a state of grace the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree. Otherwise it would produce neither leaves nor fruit, for the waters of grace nourish it, keep it from withering from drought, and cause it to bring forth good fruit. But the soul by sinning withdraws from this stream of life, and growing beside a black and fetid pool, can produce nothing but disgusting and unwholesome fruit. Notice that it is not the fountain and the brilliant sun which lose their splendour and beauty, for they are placed in the very centre of the soul and cannot be deprived of their lustre. The soul is like a crystal in the sunshine over which a thick black cloth has been thrown, so that however brightly the sun may shine the crystal can never reflect it.
  4.: O souls, redeemed by the Blood of Jesus Christ, take these things to heart; have mercy on yourselves! If you realize your pitiable condition, how can you refrain from trying to remove the darkness from the crystal of your souls? Remember, if death should take you now, you would never again enjoy the light of this Sun. O Jesus! how sad a sight must be a soul deprived of light! What a terrible state the chambers of this castle are in! How disorderly must be the senses-the inhabitants of the castle-the powers of the soul its magistrates, governors, and stewards-blind and uncontrolled as they are! In short, as the soil in which the tree is now planted is in the devil's domain, how can its fruit be anything but evil? A man of great spiritual insight once told me he was not so much surprised at such a soul's wicked deeds as astonished that it did not commit even worse sins. May God in His mercy keep us from such great evil, for nothing in this life merits the name of evil in comparison with this, which delivers us over to evil which is eternal.
  5.: This is what we must dread and pray God to deliver us from, for we are weakness itself, and unless He guards the city, in vain shall we labour to defend it.20' The person of whom I spoke21' said that she had learnt two things from the vision granted her. The first was, a great fear of offending God; seeing how terrible were the consequences, she constantly begged Him to preserve her from falling into sin. Secondly, it was a mirror to teach her humility, for she saw that nothing good in us springs from ourselves but comes from the waters of grace near which the soul remains like a tree planted beside a river, and from that Sun which gives life to our works. She realized this so vividly that on seeing any good deed performed by herself or by other people she at once turned to God as to its fountain head-without whose help she knew well we can do nothing-and broke out into songs of praise to Him. Generally she forgot all about herself and only thought of God when she did any meritorious action.
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  21.: Indiscreet zeal about others must not be indulged in; it may do us much harm; let each one look to herself. However, as I have spoken fully on this subject elsewhere,31' I will not enlarge on it here, and will only beg you to remember the necessity of this mutual affection. Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's if we are always criticizing trivial actions which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through ignorance of their motives. See how much it costs to attain perfection! Sometimes the devil tempts nuns in this way about the Prioress, which is still more dangerous. Great prudence is then required, for if she disobeys the Rule or Constitutions the matter must not always be overlooked, but should be mentioned to her;32' if, after this, she does not amend, the Superior of the Order should be informed of it. It is true charity to speak in this case, as it would be if we saw our sisters commit a grave fault; to keep silence for fear that speech would be a temptation against charity, would be that very temptation itself.33
  22.: However, I must warn you seriously not to talk to each other about such things, lest the devil deceive you. He would gain greatly by your doing so, because it would lead to the habit of detraction; rather, as I said, state the matter to those whose duty it is to remedy it. Thank God our custom here of keeping almost perpetual silence gives little opportunity for such conversations, still, it is well to stand ever on our guard.

1.02 - THE NATURE OF THE GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Like St. Augustine, Eckhart was to some extent the victim of his own literary talents. Le style cest Ihomme. No doubt. But the converse is also partly true. Lhomme cest le style. Because we have a gift for writing in a certain way, we find ourselves, in some sort, becoming our way of writing. We mould ourselves in the likeness of our particular brand of eloquence. Eckhart was one of the inventors of German prose, and he was tempted by his new-found mastery of forceful expression to commit himself to extreme positionsto be doctrinally the image of his powerful and over-emphatic sentences. A statement like the foregoing would lead one to believe that he despised what the Vedantists call the lower knowledge of Brahman, not as the Absolute Ground of all things, but as the personal God. In reality he, like the Vedantists, accepts the lower knowledge as genuine knowledge and regards devotion to the personal God as the best preparation for the unitive knowledge of the Godhead. Another point to remember is that the attri buteless Godhead of Vedanta, of Mahayana Buddhism, of Christian and Sufi mysticism is the Ground of all the qualities possessed by the personal God and the Incarnation. God is not good, I am good, says Eckhart in his violent and excessive way. What he really meant was, I am just humanly good; God is supereminently good; the Godhead is, and his isness (istigkeit, in Eckharts German) contains goodness, love, wisdom and all the rest in their essence and principle. In consequence, the Godhead is never, for the exponent of the Perennial Philosophy, the mere Absolute of academic metaphysics, but something more purely perfect, more reverently to be adored than even the personal God or his human incarnationa Being towards whom it is possible to feel the most intense devotion and in relation to whom it is necessary (if one is to come to that unitive knowledge which is mans final end) to practise a discipline more arduous and unremitting than any imposed by ecclesiastical authority.
  There is a distinction and differentiation, according to our reason, between God and the Godhead, between action and rest. The fruitful nature of the Persons ever worketh in a living differentiation. But the simple Being of God, according to the nature thereof, is an eternal Rest of God and of all created things.

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   times to the most contradictory views and, at the same time, bring entirely to silence all assent, and more especially, all adverse criticism. The point is that in so doing, not only all purely intellectual judgment be silenced, but also all feelings of displeasure, denial, or even assent. The student must at all times be particularly watchful lest such feelings, even when not on the surface, should still lurk in the innermost recess of the soul. He must listen, for example, to the statements of people who are, in some respects, far beneath him, and yet while doing so suppress every feeling of greater knowledge or superiority. It is useful for everyone to listen in this way to children, for even the wisest can learn incalculably much from children. The student can thus train himself to listen to the words of others quite selflessly, completely shutting down his own person and his opinions and way of feeling. When he practices listening without criticism, even when a completely contradictory opinion is advanced, when the most hopeless mistake is committed before him, he then learns, little by little, to blend himself with the being of another and become identified with it. Then he hears through the words into
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1.02 - The Three European Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  Aperspectivity, through which it is possible to grasp and express the new emerging consciousness structure, cannot be perceived in all its consequences be they positive or negative unless certain still valid concepts, attitudes, and forms of thought are more closely scrutinized and clarified. Otherwise we commit the error of expressing the "new" with old and inadequate means of statement. We will, for example, have to furnish evidence that the concretion of time is not only occurring in the previously cited examples from painting, but in the natural sciences and in literature, poetry, music, sculpture, and various other areas. And this we can do only after we have worked out the new forms and modes necessary for an understanding of aperspectivity.
  The very amalgamation of time and the psyche noted earlier, with its unanticipated chaotic effect as manifested by surrealism and later by tachism, clearly demonstrate that we can show the arational nature of the aperspectival world only if we take particular precautions to prevent aperspectivity from being understood as a mere regression to irrationality (or to an unperspectival world), or as a further progression toward rationality (toward a perspectival world). Man's inertia and desire for continuity always lead him to categorize the new or novel along familiar lines, or merely as curious variants of the familiar. The labels of the venerated "Isms" lie ever at hand ready to be attached to new victims. We must avoid this new idolatry, and the task is more difficult than it first appears.

1.02 - Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  (I have always cultivated a garden,) was, that I had had my seeds ready. Many think that seeds improve with age. I have no doubt that time discriminates between the good and the bad; and when at last I shall plant, I shall be less likely to be disappointed. But I would say to my fellows, once for all, As long as possible live free and un committed. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail.
  Old Cato, whose De Re Rustic is my Cultivator, says, and the only translation I have seen makes sheer nonsense of the passage, When you think of getting a farm, turn it thus in your mind, not to buy greedily; nor spare your pains to look at it, and do not think it enough to go round it once. The oftener you go there the more it will please you, if it is good. I think I shall not buy greedily, but go round and round it as long as I live, and be buried in it first, that it may please me the more at last.

1.036 - The Rise of Obstacles in Yoga Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The tendency of individuality can be conscious, deliberately felt and affirmed, or it can be an unconscious presence which is potential though not manifest. As long as there is even a potentiality of this tendency to individuality, the obstacles will persist. Though consciously we may be doing nothing wrong, and everything may look all right, many of us may start feeling, "What wrong have I committed from my birth onwards? I have been living a very good life, but why these obstacles?" These obstacles do not necessarily follow as a result of our present life or our conscious experience. They are the consequences of the hidden potentialities in the deeper layers of our personality all of which have to come to the surface before there is a complete riddance of individuality altogether. The experiences that we pass through are not necessarily the results of what we have done yesterday. Mostly, they are the results of what we have done many, many years back sometimes some births back.
  By a persistent, insistent practice of deep concentration on a given reality, ekatattva abhyasah, there is an automatic exhaustion of the potentialities of individuality inside, because we do not go on adding to the karmas by further binding action. There is only a burning up of what is already there, and once the store of karmas, even in a hidden form, is exhausted by experience, there is no further bondage because we have not added any further karma to the already existing store. How these obstacles cease and karmas are exhausted is a miracle by itself.

1.037 - Preventing the Fall in Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  So we give up the aspiration for the salvation of the soul, and work for the salvation of others. The result is that both will be in equal bondage, and neither will we get salvation, nor will the other. This will not be understood by the mind. It is a trick that is played, because there is no such thing as a salvation of the type that people are arguing for in this manner. It is a gross error of thinking; it is a blunder of the first water. But this pramada or mistake will be committed by most people, and even advanced seekers will not be free from this mistake.
  Even masters, great Mahatmas and Mandaleshwars are not exempt from this error of thought, because it is a very subtle form of difficulty which is easy to justify by specious logic, and it may look very wonderful and beautiful to the public eye, though it may be a gross mistake. This pramada is death itself. Nothing can be worse than this idiocy in the practice of yoga. A student of yoga is free from this blunder. This pramada is the worst thing that we can expect on the path. So, one should not be heedless or careless in the evaluation of one's spiritual way of living. Let there be persistent practice with caution, intelligence and understanding that we are moving in the same direction that we have chosen earlier, and we have not taken a different line of approach.

1.03 - Bloodstream Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma
  doesn't exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is
  empty, committing evil isn't wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of
  endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold

1.03 - Invocation of Tara, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  practice, must commit to reciting 100,000 mantra~ as
  many times as there are syllables in the mantra OM

1.03 - Meeting the Master - Meeting with others, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   What is needed is more organisation of the national will. It is no use emotional waves rising and spreading, then going down. Our leaders need not go on lecturing. What we should do is to organise local committees of action throughout the country to carry out any mandate of the central organisation. These local leaders must stay among the people.
   Sarala Devi: But I find many people ridicule non-cooperation. Rabi Babu[1] is choked by it. What is your frank personal opinion?

1.03 - On Knowledge of the World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  Now the body needs in this world three things, one is food, another is clothing, and the third is a home : and by means of these, it can be preserved from injury and ruin. If the food provided for the body is excessive, the body will be destroyed : but let the food provided for the spirit be ever so much, still is it well. On account, therefore, of man's need of clothing and food, God has appointed sensuous desire to act as a commissary, that the animal, that is, the body, may not perish from hunger, cold or heat. But as desire, under the control of the animal soul, would not be satisfied with a sufficient quantity, but would crave to spend its life in eating and drinking, God afterwards committed the animal soul into the charge of the reason, that desire might not transgress the proper limits. Yet as the animal soul and desire, on account of their intimate relations with the body, are so essential to it, their influence would still have been predominant. But God, the holy defender, in accordance with his bounteousness and grace, (" my mercy has surpassed my anger,") has sent his law by the tongues of prophets, that it might become strength to the reason, and prevent the animal soul and desire from [68] passing beyond the due limits, and on the contrary might dispose the soul to rest satisfied with the degree of energy and force necessary for it, and by learning the design for which it had come into the world, might spend its days accordingly.
  After you have learned, O student of the divine mysteries, what this world in its meaning really is, it is important that you should look at the world in detail. Every thing in the world of matter which grows, has been included under three classes, animal, vegetable and mineral, which are called the three generations or kingdoms. Animals were created some for riding, some for food, and some for tilling. Vegetables were created to afford food and conveniences to man, and sustenance to various animals. Minerals, like gold, silver, copper and iron, were created to serve as instruments to provide means of sustaining life in man. It was designed that by means of these three kingdoms, the spirit of man, while dwelling for a few days in the body, should be employed in making preparation for the future world. Man, however, forgetful of the end for which he had come hither, heedless of the fact that he was soon to depart, and that he would then repent to find that he was going unprepared, became engaged in strife with his fellows about the things of the world, fell in love with its ways, and attempted to gain its wealth. In consequence various qualities began to appear in the heart, such as avarice, envy, ambition and hatred, which are sources of its ruin. Finally the heart, forgetful of the duties for the performance of which it had come in to the world, exhausted all its energies in building up the world.

1.03 - Preparing for the Miraculous, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  low by example and commit systematically the same error,
  e.g. throughout the English translation of the Agenda.

1.03 - Questions and Answers, #Book of Certitude, #unset, #Zen
  ANSWER: Should affection be renewed between the couple during their year of patience, the marriage tie is valid, and what is commanded in the Book of God must be observed; but once the year of patience hath been completed and that which is decreed by God taketh place, a further period of waiting is not required. Sexual intercourse between husb and and wife is forbidden during their year of patience, and whoso committeth this act must seek God's forgiveness, and, as a punishment, render to the House of Justice a fine of nineteen mithqals of gold.
  12. QUESTION: Should antipathy develop between a couple after the Marriage Verses have been read and the dowry paid, may divorce take place without observance of the year of patience?
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  ANSWER: Should a treasure be found, one third thereof is the right of the discoverer, and the other two thirds should be expended by the men of the House of Justice for the welfare of all people. This shall be done after the establishment of the House of Justice, and until that time it shall be committed to the keeping of trustworthy persons in each locality and territory. He, in truth, is the Ruler, the Ordainer, the Omniscient, the All-Informed.
  102. QUESTION: Concerning Huquq on real estate which yieldeth no profit.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  the association of ideas by contiguity. Homoeopathic magic commits
  the mistake of assuming that things which resemble each other are
  the same: contagious magic commits the mistake of assuming that
  things which have once been in contact with each other are always in
  --
  imitation of childbirth is very strict; an offence committed against
  an adopted child is reckoned more heinous than one committed against
  a real child. In ancient Greece any man who had been supposed
  --
  were the wives to commit adultery while their husbands are searching
  for camphor in the jungle, the camphor obtained by the men would

1.03 - The Desert, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
   me, do you then believe that your thoughts should help you? I would always like to refer to the fact that I am a human being, just a human being who is weak and sometimes does not do his best. But the soul said, Is this what you think it means to be human? You are hard, my soul, but you are right. How little we still commit ourselves to living. We should grow like a tree that likewise does not know its law. We tie ourselves up with intentions, not mindful of the fact that intention is the limitation, yes, the exclusion of life. We believe that we can illuminate the darkness with an intention, and in that way aim past the light. 78 How can we presume to want to know in advance, from where the light will come to us?
  Let me bring only one complaint before you: I suffer from scorn, my own scorn. But my soul said to me, "Do you think little of yourself?" I do not believe so. My soul answered, Then listen, do you think little of me? Do you still not know that you are not writing a book to feed your vanity, but that you are speaking with me? How can you suffer from scorn if you address me with those words that I give you? Do you know, then, who I am? Have you grasped me, defined me, and made me into a dead formula? Have you measured the depths of my chasms, and explored all the ways down which I am yet going to lead you? Scorn cannot challenge you if you are not vain to the marrow of your bones. Your truth is hard. I want to lay down my vanity before you, since it blinds me.

1.03 - The House Of The Lord, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The long stretch of silence ceased only with the arrival of his first and principal meal of the day. Still we hardly ever heard him express that his "stomach was getting unsteady". The day's second meal, supper, had to be quite light. Let me stress one thing at the very outset: in his whole tenor of life, he followed the rule laid down by the Gita, moderation in everything. This was his teaching as well as his practice. To look at the outward commonplaceness of his life, eating, sleeping, joking, etc., and to make a leaping statement that here was another man like oneself, would be logical, but not true. Similarly in Sri Aurobindo's Yoga, even a high experience must not disturb the normal rhythm of life. Naturally, I was extremely curious, and so were the others, I believe, to see what kind of food he took; had he any preference for a particular dish and how much had he in common with our taste? We had to wait a long time before he regained his health, and could sit up and "enjoy" a proper meal. As soon as people learnt about it, dishes from various sadhikas began to pour in as for the Deity in the temple. And just as the Deity does, so did he, or rather the Mother did on his behalf: only a little from a dish was offered to him and all the rest was sent back as prasd. For his regular meal, there were a few devotees like Amiya, Nolina and Mridu selected by the Mother for their good cooking, which Sri Aurobindo specially liked. Mridu was a simple Bengali village widow. She, like other ladies here, called Sri Aurobindo her father, and took great pride in cooking for him. Her "father" liked her luchis very much, she would boast, and these creations of hers have been immortalised by him in one of his letters to her. She was given to maniacal fits of threatening suicide, and Sri Aurobindo would console her with, "If you commit suicide, who will cook luchis for me?" Her cooking got such wide publicity that the house she lived in was named Prasd. Food from the devotees, though tasty, was sometimes too greasy or spicy, and once it did not agree with him. So a separate kitchen, known as the Mother's Kitchen, was started for preparing only the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's food. It was done under the most perfect hygienic conditions following the Mother's own special instructions. Her insistence is always on cleanliness. (She said in a recent message: Cleanliness is the first indispensable step towards the supramental manifestation...) I questioned Sri Aurobindo about this: "I wonder why the Divine is so particular about contagion, infection, etc. Is he vulnerable to the virus and the microbe?" He replied, "And why on earth should you expect the Divine to feed himself on germs and bacilli and poisons of all kinds? Singular theology, yours!"
  At the beginning all of us would make it a point to be present during his meal and watch the function as well as the Mother's part in it. When the time was announced, water was brought for Sri Aurobindo to wash his hands, then he started eating with a spoon and rarely with knife and fork. He would take off his ring, place it in Champaklal's hand and wash. Champakal would put it back on his finger afterwards. Sometimes when he forgot to take off the ring, Champaklal caught hold of the hand before it was dipped in the water. Then the Mother would come, prepare and lay the table, push it herself up to Sri Aurobindo and arrange the various foods in bowls or glass tumblers, in the order of savouries, sweets and fruit juices everything having an atmosphere of cleanliness, purity and beauty. Then she would offer, one by one, the dishes to the silent Deity who would take them slowly and silently as if the eating was not for the satisfaction of the palate but an act of self-offering. Steadiness and silence were the characteristic stamps of Sri Aurobindo. Dhra, according to him, was the ideal of Aryan culture. Hurry and hustle were words not found in his dictionary. Be it eating, drinking, walking or talking he did it always in a slow and measured rhythm, giving the impression that every movement was conscious and consecrated. The Mother would punctuate the silence with queries like, "How do you like that dish?" or such remarks as, "This mushroom is grown here, this is special brinjal sent from Benares, this is butterfruit." To all, Sri Aurobindo's reply would be, "Oh, I see! Quite good!" Typically English in manner and tone! His silence or laconic praise made us wonder if he had not lost all distinction in taste! Did rasagolla, bread and brinjal have the same taste in the Divine sense-experience? Making this vital point clear, he wrote in a letter: "Distinction is never lost, bread cannot be as tasty as a luchi, but a yogi can enjoy bread with as much rasa as a luchi which is quite a different thing." He had a liking for sweets, particularly for rasagolla, sandesh and pantua. We could see that clearly: after the Mother had banned all sweets from his menu for medical reasons, one day some pantuas found their way in by chance. The Mother could not send them back from the table. She asked him if he would take some. He replied, "If it is pantua, I can try." Since then this became a spicy joke with all of us. He enjoyed, as a matter of fact, all kinds of good dishes, European or Indian. But whatever was not to his taste, he would just touch and put away. The pungent preparations of the South could not, however, receive his blessings, except the rasam[1]. When on his arrival in Pondicherry he was given rasam, he enjoyed it very much and said in our talks, "It has a celestial taste!" He was neither a puritan god nor an epicure; only, he had no hankering or attachment for anything. His meal ended with a big tumbler of orange juice which he sipped slowly, looking after each sip to see how much was left, and keeping a small quantity as prasd. Once the entire juice had slightly fermented and after one or two sips he left it at the Mother's prompting. We conspired to make good use of it as prasd, but Sri Aurobindo got the scent of our secret design and forewarned us! We had to check our temptation.

1.03 - The Human Disciple, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   crime worse than theirs because they are blinded by passion and unconscious of guilt, while on this side it would be with a clear sense of guilt that the sin would be committed. And for what?
  For the maintenance of family morality, of the social law and the law of the nation? These are the very standards that will be destroyed by this civil war; the family itself will be brought to the point of annihilation, corruption of morals and loss of the purity of race will be engendered, the eternal laws of the race and moral law of the family will be destroyed. Ruin of the race, the collapse of its high traditions, ethical degradation and hell for the authors of such a crime, these are the only practical results possible of this monstrous civil strife. "Therefore," cries

1.03 - The Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Serious students will need to make a careful study of the attri butions detailed in this work and commit them to memory. When, by persistent application to his own mental apparatus, the numerical system with its corres- pondences is partly understood - as opposed to being merely memorized - the student will be amazed to find fresh light breaking in on him at every turn as he continues to refer every item in experience and consciousness to this standard.
  One Qabalist of recent years, Mr. Charles S. Jones

1.03 - VISIT TO VIDYASAGAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous.
  "You may ask, 'How, then, can one explain misery and sin and unhappiness?' The answer is that these apply only to the jiva. Brahman is unaffected by them. There is poison in a snake; but though others may die if bitten by it, the snake itself is not affected by the poison.
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  "If a man has faith in God, then He need not be afraid though he may have committed sin - nay, the vilest sin."
  Then Sri Ramakrishna sang a song glorifying the Power of faith: If only I can pass away repeating Durga's name, How canst Thou then, O Blessed One,

1.03 - Yama and Niyama, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  3:In the Buddhist system, "Sila", "Virtue," is similarly enjoined. The qualities are, for the layman, these five: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not lie. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt drink no intoxicating drink. For the monk many others are added.
  4:The commandments of Moses are familiar to all; they are rather similar; and so are those given by Christ footnote: Not, however, original. The whole sermon is to be found in the Talmud. in the "Sermon on the Mount."

1.04 - ADVICE TO HOUSEHOLDERS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  M. (to the Master): "What should one do if one's wife says: 'You are neglecting me. I shall commit suicide?' "
  MASTER (in a serious tone): "Give up such a wife if she proves an obstacle in the way of spiritual life. Let her commit suicide or anything else she likes. The wife that hampers her husband's spiritual life is an ungodly wife."
  Immersed in deep thought, M. stood leaning against the wall. Narendra and the other devotees remained silent a few minutes. The Master exchanged several words with them; then, suddenly going to M., he whispered in his ear: "But if a man has sincere love for God, then all come under his control - the king, wicked persons, and his wife.
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  This had a most soothing effect on M.'s worried mind. All the while he had been thinking: "Let her commit suicide. What can I do?"
  M. (to the Master): "This world is a terrible place indeed."

1.04 - Of other imperfections which these beginners are apt to have with respect to the third sin, which is luxury., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
   though in reality there is little that needs to be added to the Saint's clear and apt exposition. It will be remembered that St. Teresa once wrote to her brother Lorenzo, who suffered in this way: 'As to those stirrings of sense. . . . I am quite clear they are of no account, so the best thing is to make no account of them' (LL. 168). The most effective means of calming souls tormented by these favours is to commend them to a discreet and wise director whose counsel they may safely follow. The Illuminists committed the grossest errors in dealing with this matter.]
  8. When the soul enters the dark night, it brings these kinds of love under control. It streng thens and purifies the one, namely that which is according to God; and the other it removes and brings to an end; and in the beginning it causes both to be lost sight of, as we shall say hereafter.

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  poisoning, murder and many other kinds which it is indecent to hear or commit to writing. And when he had finished his confession, the shepherd at once allowed him to be given the habit and numbered among the brethren.
  Amazed by the wisdom of that holy man, I asked him when we were alone: Why did you make such an extraordinary show? That true physician replied: For two reasons: firstly, in order to deliver the penitent himself from future shame by present shame; and it really did that, Brother John. For he did not rise from the floor until he was granted remission of all his sins. And do not doubt this, for one of the brethren who was there confided to me, saying: I saw someone terrible holding a pen and writing-tablet, and as the prostrate man told each sin, he crossed it out with a pen. And this is likely, for it says: I said, I will confess against myself my sin to the Lord; and Thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my heart.1 Secondly, because there are others in the brotherhood who have unconfessed sins, and I want to induce them to confess too, for without this no one will obtain forgiveness.
  --
  And if one of them committed a fault, he would receive many requests from the brothers to allow them to take the case to the shepherd and bear the responsibility and the punishment. That is why this great man, on learning that his disciples did this, inflicted lighter punishments, knowing that the one punished was innocent. And he did not even inquire who had actually fallen into the blunder.
  Could any hint of idle talk and joking exist among them? If one of them began a dispute with his neighbour, then another, passing by, assumed the role of penitent and so dissolved the anger. But if he noticed that the disputants were spiteful or revengeful, he would report the quarrel to the father occupying the second place after the superior, and prepare the ground for their mutual reconciliation before sundown. But if they continued obstinate, they would either be punished by being deprived of food until they were reconciled, or else be expelled from the monastery.
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  I should be quite unjust to all enthusiasts for perfection if I were to bury in the tomb of silence the achievement and reward of Macedonius, the first of the deacons there. This man, so consecrated to the Lord, just before the feast of the Holy Theophany,1 actually two days before it, once asked the pastor for permission to go to Alexandria for a certain personal need of his, promising to return from the city as soon as possible for the approaching festival and the preparation for it. But the devil, the hater of good, hindered the archdeacon, and though released by the abbot, he did not return to the monastery for the holy feast at the time appointed by the superior. On his returning a day late, the pastor deposed him from the diaconate and put him in the rank of the lowest novices. But that good deacon of patience and archdeacon of endurance accepted the fathers decision as calmly as if another had been punished and not himself. And when he had spent forty days in that state, the wise pastor raised him again to his own rank. But scarcely a day had passed before the archdeacon begged the pastor to leave him in his former discipline and dishonour, saying: I committed an unforgivable sin in the city. But knowing that Macedonius was telling him an untruth and that he sought punishment only for the sake of humility, the Saint yielded to the good wish of the ascetic. Then what a sight there was! An honoured elder with white hair spending his days as a novice and sincerely begging everyone to pray for him. For, said he, I fell into the fornication of disobedience. But this great Macedonius in secret told me, lowly though I am, why he voluntarily pursued such a humiliating course of life. Never, he assured me, have I felt in myself such relief from every conflict and such sweetness of divine light as now. It is the property of angels, he continued, not to fall, and even, as some say, it is quite impossible for them to fall. It is the property of men to fall, and to rise again as often as this may happen. But it is the property of devils, and devils alone, not to rise once they have fallen.
  1 I.e. the feast of the Baptism of Christ, corresponding to some extent to the Western Epiphany.
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  evil, you know from your own experience, holy father. This man told me: In my monastery in Asia (for that is where the good man came from) there was a certain elder who was extremely careless and undisciplined. I say this without passing judgment on him, but simply to state the truth. He obtained, I do not know how, a disciple, a youth called Acacius, simple-hearted but prudent in thought. And he endured so much from this elder that to many people it will perhaps seem incredible. For the elder tormented him daily not only with insults and indignities, but even with blows. But his patience was not mere senseless endurance. And so, seeing him daily in wretched plight like the lowest slave, I would ask him when I met him: What is the matter, Brother Acacius, how are you today? And he would at once show me a black eye, or a scarred neck or head. But knowing that he was a worker, I would say to him: Well done, well done; endure and it will be for your good. Having done nine years with this pitiless elder, he departed to the Lord. Five days after his burial in the cemetery of the fathers, Acaciuss master went to a certain elder living there and said to him: Father, Brother Acacius is dead. As soon as the elder heard this he said: Believe me, elder, I do not believe it. The other replied: Come and see. The elder at once rose and went to the cemetery with the master of the blessed ascetic. And he called as to a living person to him who was truly alive in his falling asleep, and said: Are you dead, Brother Acacius? And the good doer of obedience, showing his obedience even after his death, replied to the great elder: How is it possible, Father, for a man who is a doer of obedience to die ? Then the elder who had been Acaciuss master became terrified and fell on his face in tears. Afterwards he asked the abbot of the Laura for a cell near the tomb, and lived in it devoutly, always saying to the fathers: I have committed murder. And it seemed to me, Father John, that the one who spoke to the dead man was the great John himself. For that blessed soul told me another story as if it were about someone else, when it was really about himself, as I was afterwards able to learn for certain.
  About John the Sabbaite, or Antiochus
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  Let us hear what a gift of discernment this holy man obtained by his utter obedience. When he was residing in the monastery of St. Sabba three young monks came to him wanting to become his disciples. He gladly received them and at once gave them kindly hospitality, wanting to refresh them after the labour of their journey. When three days had passed, the elder said to them: By nature, brothers, I am prone to fornication, and I cannot accept any of you. But they were not scandalized, for they knew the good work of the elder. Yet however much they asked him, they were quite unable to persuade him. Then they threw themselves at his feet and implored him at least to give them a rulehow and where they ought to live. So he yielded to their entreaties, and knowing that they would receive it with humility and obedience, the elder said to one: The Lord wants you, child, to live in a place of solitude in subjection to a father. And to the second he said: Go and sell your will and give it to God, and take up your cross and persevere in a community and monastery of brothers, and you will certainly have treasure in heaven. Then to the third he said: Take in with your very breath the word of Him who said: He who endures to the end will be saved.1 Go, and if possible choose for your trainer in the Lord the most strict and exacting person and with daily perseverance drink abuse and scorn as milk and honey. Then the brother said to the great John: But, Father, what if the trainer lives a lax life? The elder replied: Even if you see him committing fornication, do not leave him, but say to yourself: Friend, why are you here ?2 Then you will see all pride vanish from you, and lust wither.
  Let all of us who wish to fear the Lord struggle with our whole might, so that in the school of virtue we do not acquire for ourselves malice and vice, cunning and craftiness, curiosity and anger. For it does happen, and no wonder! As long as a man is a private individual, or a seaman, or a tiller of the soil, the Kings enemies do not war so much against him. But when they see him taking the Kings colours,3 and the shield, and the dagger, and the sword, and the bow, and clad in soldiers garb, then they gnash at him with their teeth, and do all in their power to destroy him. And so, let us not slumber.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The second kind of torment in hell, beloved, is the fire of ignominy and shame. In illustration this, suppose that a prince receives in to his friendship a poor'and humble man, treating him with great honor and making'him the favorite among all his confidential servants. He gives into his hands the keys of all his treasuries/ commits his honor and wife and family to his care, and in short confides all his affairs into his hands, in full reliance upon him. Then, suppose that the poor man, after being elevated to this high rank, should be puffed up with pride, and should be disposed to betray the honor of the prince,- that he should begin to indulge in unworthy conduct with his wife [90] and servants, and should open his coffers and spend his property for his own pleasures. Suppose farther that he should even be consulting with the prince's enemy who has designs upon the principality, and should enter in to a compact with him. Just at this point the prince from a concealed retreat espies his conduct in his family, and learns how he has wasted his money and his possessions, and in short becomes acquainted with everything he has done. The man also learns that for some time the prince has been aware of his course of conduct, but that the reason of his delaying and postponing punishment was that he might see what other crimes he would commit, that he might punish him accordingly. In these circumstances the reflecting can easily appreciate what would be the confusion and mortification of this individual. He would think it a thousand times better to fall from a precipice and be dashed to pieces, or that the earth should open and he sink into the abyss, than that he should continue to live. So also is it with you. How many actions you perform, of which you say, "it is in private and no one sees it," or of which Satan cloaks over the guilt from your mind, by persuading you that it is all right and fair. But at last, when death comes and makes your sin manifest, then the fire of ignominy and shame makes you captive to fierce torments and long continued misery....
  Suppose you should throw a stone over against a wall, and some one Should come and inform you that the stone had hit your own house; and had put out the eye of your son. When you rush to your house and find that it is even so, can you conceive of the fire of repentance and anguish you will have to meet? ...

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  employ ruses against myself to keep from committing suicide.
  I described my spiritual condition to myself in this way: my life is some kind of stupid and evil

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Now we come to a different field of activity altogether, one whose place in Yoga will be strongly challenged, especially when the Mother herself used it as a means of sadhana: her playing tennis. I won't discuss the issue, for the quotation cited above gives the answer. Before she started playing tennis the Mother joined our young group in playing table-tennis. When a young boy asked her if he could install a table in his house for the game, the Mother replied, "Why not at Nanteuil?[4] then I can come and play too." He was much surprised and delighted at the divine proposal! She must have found it a good light exercise as well as an admirable means of contact with the young set which was gradually increasing; it was perhaps also her yogic means of action upon them. After a year or so the Mother decided to have a tennis court. She might have felt that she needed some more brisk exercise in the open air. She often talked of her project to Sri Aurobindo. One day we heard that the entire wasteland along the north-eastern seaside was taken on a long lease from the Government and a part of it would be made into tennis courts and the rest into a playground. One cannot imagine now what this place was like before. It was one of the filthiest spots of Pondicherry, full of thistles and wild undergrowth, an open place for committing nuisance as well as a pasture for pigs! The stink and the loathsome sight made the place a Stygian sore and a black spot on the colonial Government. The Mother changed this savage wasteland into a heavenly playground, almost a supramental transformation of Matter. The sea-front was clothed in a vision of beauty and delight. If for nothing else, for this transformation at least, Pondicherry should be eternally grateful to the Mother. But who remembers the past? Gratitude is a rare human virtue. I was particularly very happy, first, because I was fond of tennis; secondly, I fancied that Yoga would be now made easy. Who could ever think of tennis in Yoga! But woe to me, how it completely upset my balance!
  All this, however, is by the way. My point was to demonstrate the Mother's method of working. As soon as the plot was acquired, she went about the work in her usual one-pointed manner. And what a job it was! To build a long rampart against the surges of the sea was itself a gigantic enterprise for a private institution like our Ashram without any income of its own. But I shall confine myself to the construction of the tennis courts only. She did not count the expense; men and money were freely employed, for the courts had to be made ready within a minimum period of time. We have observed that when the Mother feels the need for a work to be done, she goes ahead, confident that the required resources will come. In the present case, there was also the question of the right worker to see the project through. The Mother said to Sri Aurobindo, "I know there is one man who can do it." It was Monoranjan Ganguli, a sadhak. I saw him at this work and was really amazed at his wonderful devotion to the Mother, his determination to fulfil the trust she had placed in him. He supervised the operation with unfailing love and duty and cool temper, making the tennis ground his home and passing many sleepless nights sitting on a stool. When I asked him why he should be in such a hurry, he replied, "Mother wants it so. I must finish it within the appointed time." "Is it possible? Only a few days are left!" I voiced my doubt. "Oh, I must!" and he did. A singular feat indeed, and again the Mother's right choice.
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  After a long and strenuous vigil, the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's unflagging concentration, daily reports of the progress, the homeopath's blunders and effective medicines, the patient recovered. I did not know really to whom the credit went to the Force or the homeopath. There was a supposition also that the patient's complete surrender to the Mother had made this miracle possible. I had given up all hope of recovery when I saw him vomiting such a lot of blood. Surgical intervention was out of the question, for the local hospital surgeon was not very competent. Sri Aurobindo suggested it by way of keeping ourselves on the safe side of the law, since we had no legal authority to practise. Neither had I much faith in the homeopath when the case was handed over to him, though he had made a big name in the town. One thing I must say in favour of the patient, that he never lost hope and was throughout conscious. If I was in an anxiety he would give me hope saying, "Doctor, don't think that I am going to die." Sri Aurobindo wrote to me, "The man has a belief in yoga-force and that helps." In this predicament I wanted a straight answer from Sri Aurobindo as to which factor played the dominant part in the cure the Force or the doctor. I was doubtful about the latter because he had committed many blunders which were recognised by Sri Aurobindo and they had to be counter acted by the Force. The illuminating answer I received from him is as follows, "It was only when the heart began to misbehave seriously, that, as often happens, in response to the danger a big Force began to come down and S's body also responded it was that response that saved him, not any surrender... I think the Force can take more credit than R's medicines, although the latter were very useful, one might say an indispensable assistance. Yet it was whenever a big Force came in that S made a bound forward and each time on the lines indicated by the Force, first the heart's recovery, next the deliverance of the liver, third the overcoming of the hyperacid excesses. R was an obstacle as well as a help, twice. First, in his confounded decision to encourage 'yellow fever' the bile had to be cleared out of course, but not in that dangerous way; next in his "lime juice" excesses, the orange-juice was useful, but frantically overdone. As soon as he dropped his first mistake, the bile set itself right as soon as he dropped his second to some extent and administered orange juice + medicine reasonably, the rest ameliorated.... If so, it was because the Force got a chance to work straight helped and not impeded."
  This then is one case among many others which I have followed step by step, and have Sri Aurobindo's own words to vouch for the cure of the case by his Force.

1.04 - The Qabalah The Best Training for Memory, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Well, when you've got this Alphabet of Numbers (in its proper shape) absolutely by heart, with as many sets of attri butions as you can commit to memory without getting confused, you may try a few easy exercises, beginning with the past.
  ("How many sets of attri butions?" Well, certainly, the Hebrew and Greek Alphabets with the names and numbers of each letter, and its mean- ing: a couple of lists of God-names, with a clear idea of the character, qualities, functions, and importance of each; the "King-scale" of colour, all the Tarot attri butions, of course; then animals, plants, drugs, per- fumes, a list or two of archangels, angels, intelligences and spirits that ought to be enough for a start.)

1.04 - The Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  gation, they commit us to nothing. The intellect is undeniably
  useful in its own field, but is a great cheat and illusionist outside

1.057 - The Four Manifestations of Ignorance, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Thus, there is perception of beauty and ugliness, loveableness, etc. due to the peculiar emotional like and dislike caused, again, by the perception of not-Self which is the central forte of ignorance. So we can imagine how many difficulties have cropped up on account of a single mistake that we have committed originally. Then, the pain that is involved in the action of the mind desiring the objects for their possession and enjoyment is mistaken for pleasure. What toil the householder undergoes, but he thinks it is a pleasure. He has to work hard for the maintenance of the family, but is it a pleasure? He works hard because he enjoys it; otherwise, why does he work?
  So, even pain can be mistaken for pleasure where emotions are tied up. What we are serving is our own emotions not the family, not the world. Our emotions are catching hold of us by the throat, and we are pampering the emotions under the impression that we are pampering, helping, serving or doing work for somebody else. There is, again, a mistake in the very thought itself. The idea becomes concretised takes a visible shape, as it were, and becomes the working field for all the urges of the individual. We have studied this earlier, in connection with another sutra: parima tpa saskra dukai guavtti virodht ca dukham eva sarva vivekina (II.15). In this sutra, Patanjali tells us that everything is pain ultimately, if it is properly analysed. There is no joy, but everything looks like joy. If there is no joy in life, who would live in this world? We would all perish in a few minutes. But this joy is a counterfeit joy; it is not really there. It is a makeshift, a camouflage, a whitewash that is presented before us. At the background, there is a pricking pain the thorn of agony, anguish, non-possession, anxiety, fear, dispossession, bereavement, etc. But with all this, we take this agonising world for a field of joy, as if rivers of milk and honey are flowing.

1.05 - Buddhism and Women, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  in the minor ordination of a shramanera, one commits
  to respect only 36 precepts, whereas major ordination

1.05 - Christ, A Symbol of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  vol. 11, col. 179.) Origen is already committed, at least by implication, to the
  definition of God as the Summum Bonum, and hence betrays the inclination to
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  ness or completeness, as a binding personal commitment. If he
  does this consciously and intentionally, he avoids all the un-

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Nothing equals or excels Gods mercies. Therefore he who despairs is committing suicide. A sign of true repentance is the acknowledgement that we deserve all the troubles, visible and invisible, that come to us, and even greater ones. Moses, after seeing God in the bush, returned again to Egypt, that is to darkness and to the brick-making of Pharaoh, symbolical of the spiritual pharaoh. But he went back again to the bush, and not only to the bush but also up the mountain. Whoever has known contemplation will never despair of himself. Job became a beggar, but he became twice as rich again.
  In the case of cowardly and slothful people, the falls that occur after our call are hard to bear; they crush the hope of dispassion and persuade us to regard our rising from the pit of sin as a state of blessedness. Look, look! For certainly we do not return by the way we went astray, but by another shorter route.

1.05 - Splitting of the Spirit, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  And thus was the fate of the people: The murder of one was the poisonous arrow that :flew into the hearts of men, and kindled the fiercest war. This murder is the indignation of incapacity against will, a Judas betrayal that one would like someone else to have committed. 107 We are still seeking the goat that should bear our sin. 108
  Everything that becomes too old becomes evil, the same is true of your highest. Learn from the suffering of the crucified God that one can also betray and crucify a God, namely the God of the old year. If a God ceases being the way of life, he must fall secretly. 109

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  weakness or disease. Seldom are acts of evil considered voluntary or purposeful committed by someone
  possessed by an aesthetic that makes art of terror and pain.
  --
  criminality, that made the Nazis fearsome. It was the loyalty, patriotism and commitment of the Soviet and
  Chinese communists that enabled the mass persecution and destructive-labor camp elimination of their
  --
  merely requires denial of the injustice committed to ones own person, and the subsequent falsification of
  individual experience. This falsification cuts the empathic bonds, connecting prisoner to prisoner
  --
  Thow knowest the commmandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear
  false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
  --
  Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  Thou shalt not steal.
  --
  error, when committed. Pay attention, and when your behavior produces a consequence you find
  intolerable, modify it no matter what it takes to produce such a modification. Allow consciousness of
  your present insufficiency to maintain a constant presence, so that you do not commit the error of pride,
  and become unbending, rigid, and dead in spirit. Live in full recognition of your capacity for error and
  --
  idea that one is delivered from no sin which one has not committed. Not a turning away from its
  empirical so-ness, but the fullest possible experience of the ego as reflected in the ten thousand
  --
  control for a long time. His wife committed suicide when I lived there, however, and he went back to his
  wilder ways. He often went on binge drinking sprees, and spent all the money he earned in the

1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  How did Hitler come to meet a greater devil? What made him commit this colossal blunder? We human beings are no match for an Asura. Only an Asura can "tear the guts out of another Asura". In one other talks, the Mother was asked, "If Russia had been on Hitler's side, would things have been better?" She replied, "Oh, no! Then there would have been no hope for the world. It is by our coup de matre that they were on opposite sides. This is divine diplomacy. It is very successful." (Laughter) But the world does not know that a Supreme Force had worked for its deliverance.
  "A Power worked, but none knew whence it came."
  --
  Sri Aurobindo also sent messages through Mr. Shiva Rao to Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru that Cripps' offer should be accepted unconditionally. Lastly, he sent his envoy to Delhi to appeal to the Congress leaders for its acceptance, for sanity and wisdom to prevail. At this crucial moment Sri Aurobindo could not remain a passive witness to the folly that was about to be committed. His seer-vision saw that the Proposals had come on a wave of divine inspiration. The scene is still fresh in our memory. It was the evening hour. Sri Aurobindo was sitting on the edge of his bed just before his daily walking exercise. All of us were present; Duraiswamy, the distinguished Madras lawyer and disciple, was selected as the envoy, perhaps because he was a friend of Rajagopalachari, one of the prominent Congress leaders. He was to start for Delhi that very night. He came for Sri Aurobindo's blessings, lay prostrate before him, got up and stood looking at the Master with folded hands and then departed.
  He was carrying with him an urgent appeal by Sri Aurobindo to the Congress Working committee. Sisir Kumar Mitra reports in The Liberator, "the viewpoints which Sri Aurobindo instructed his envoy to place before the Congress leaders...(1) Japan's imperialism being young and based on industrial and military power and moving westward, was a greater menace to India than the British imperialism which was old, which the country had learnt to deal with and which was on the way to elimination. (2) It would be better to get into the saddle and not be particular about the legal basis of the power. Once the power came into our hands and we occupied seats of power, we could establish our positions and assert ourselves. (3) The proposed Cabinet would provide opportunities for the Congress and the Muslims to understand each other and pull together for the country's good, especially at that time of the crisis. (4) The Hindu Mahasabha also being represented, the Hindus, as such would have a chance of proving their capacity to govern India not only for the benefit of the Hindus but for the whole country. (5) The main problem was to organise the strength of India in order to repel the threatened aggression."
  We may remind ourselves of Talthybius's mission to Troy in Sri Aurobindo's epic poem Ilion: Achilles made an offer by which Troy would be saved and the honour of the Greeks would be preserved, a harmonising offer, but it was rejected. Similarly, Duraiswamy went with India's soul in his "frail" hands and brought it back, downhearted, rewarded with ungracious remarks for the gratuitous advice. Sri Aurobindo even sent a telegram to Rajagopalachari and Dr. Munje urging them to accept the Proposals. Dr. Indra Sen writes, "We met the members individually and the sense of the reactions were more or less to this effect: Sri Aurobindo has created difficulties for us by his message to Cripps. He doesn't know the actual situation, we are in it, we know' better... and so on." Cripps flew back a disappointed man but with the consolation and gratified recognition that at least one great man had welcomed the idea. When the rejection was announced, Sri Aurobindo said in a quiet tone, "I knew it would fail." We at once pounced on it and asked him, "Why did you then send Duraiswamy at all?" "For a bit of niskama karma,"[3]was his calm reply, without any bitterness or resentment. The full spirit of the kind of "disinterested work" he meant comes out in an early letter of his (December 1933), which refers to his spiritual work: "I am sure of the results of my work. But even if I still saw the chance that it might come to nothing (which is impossible), I would go on unperturbed, because I would still have done to the best of my power the work that I had to do, and what is so done always counts in the economy of the universe."

1.060 - Tracing the Ultimate Cause of Any Experience, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  In this manner, if a diagnosis of the event of experience of pleasure is made, it will be realised that there is a great stupidity behind it. A hideous error has been committed, without which we cannot have happiness in this world. All our happiness is rooted in utter ignorance, and unless this ignorance is present, there cannot be happiness. The joys of the world are not a manifestation of understanding or intelligence. All the pleasures of the world are manifestations of ignorance. They are darkness masquerading as illuminating joys. This is the truth that is dug out when we bring the facts to the surface. And so, in this investigative analysis that we are conducting for the purpose of tracing the cause of an effect, we realise that we have been fooled from the very beginning a very hopeless situation, indeed.
  Also, there is a reason why pleasure is seen in the contact of the senses with the not-Self. The contact of the Self with the not-Self brings about a tension, and the tension is caused by a false circumstance that has been created. The transference of the Self to the not-Self is a false condition because the Self cannot be transferred to the not-Self. It cannot be what it is not but this is exactly what has happened. An impossible thing is attempted, and so a tremendous tension is created in the consciousness. Therefore, it is unhappy. This unhappiness is due to the tension created by the urge to place itself in what it is not. The loves of the world are tensions of one kind or the other. The release of this tension should be, naturally, a satisfaction. The tension is caused by the movement of the Self away from itself, in the direction of the object. And when we have lost our Self, that is great pain indeed, because the essence of tension is an aberration of consciousness, or a movement of Consciousness away from its own Self. This is what is happening in every kind of attraction or affection.

1.06 - Dhyana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  35:To turn to another point. One of our tests of truth is the vividness of the impression. An isolated event in the past of no great importance may be forgotten; and if it be in some way recalled, one may find one's self asking: "Did I dream it? or did it really happen?" What can never be forgotten is the "catastrophic". The first death among the people that one loves (for example) would never be forgotten; for the first time one would "realize" what one had previously merely "known". Such an experience sometimes drives people insane. Men of science have been known to commit suicide when their pet theory has been shattered. This problem has been discussed freely in "Science and Buddhism," "Time," "The Camel," and other papers. This much only need we say in this place that Dhyana has to be classed as the most vivid and catastrophic of all experiences. This will be confirmed by any one who has been there.
  36:It is, then, difficult to overrate the value that such an experience has for the individual, especially as it is his entire conception of things, including his most deep-seated conception, the standard to which he has always referred everything, his own self, that is overthrown; and when we try to explain it away as hallucination, temporary suspension of the faculties or something similar, we find ourselves unable to do so. You cannot argue with a flash of lightning that has knocked you down.

1.06 - Psychic Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The undesirable impulses and habits should not be treated harshly. The child should not be scolded except with a definite purpose and only when it is felt indispensable. Particularly, care should be taken not to rebuke the child for a fault which one commits oneself. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they take no time to find out the weaknesses and note them without pity.
  When a child makes a mistake, one must see that he confesses it to the teacher or the guardian spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, he should be made to understand with kindness and affection what was wrong in the movement and precaution should be taken to see that he does not repeat it. A fault confessed must be forgiven. The child should be encouraged to think of wrong impulses not as sins or offences but as symptoms of a curable disease, alterable by a steady and sustained effort of the will, - falsehood being rejected and replaced by truth, fear by courage, selfishness by sacrifice, attachment by renunciation and malice by love.

1.06 - THE FOUR GREAT ERRORS, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  such and such a party by committing such an error will meet its death.
  My superior politics say: a party that can make such mistakes, is in

1.06 - THE MASTER WITH THE BRAHMO DEVOTEES, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER (to Vijay): "Will you tell me one thing? Why did you harp so much on sin? By repeating a hundred times, 'I am a sinner', one verily becomes a sinner. One should have such faith as to be able to say, 'What? I have taken the name of God; how can I be a sinner?' God is our Father and Mother. Tell Him, 'O Lord, I have committed sins, but I won't repeat them.' Chant His name and purify your body and mind. Purify your tongue by singing God's holy name."
  December 1882

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  our reputationugh! Some people even commit suicide when their reputation gets ruined. The disadvantages of the eight worldly concerns are readily apparent. They bring so much suffering now and impel us to do negative
  actions that bring us misery in the future.
  --
  Tarawisdom and compassionto protect us means were committing ourselves to developing these realizations in our own mind.
  reflections on a song of longing for tara, the infallible
  --
  doesnt mean were always going to be self-centered. There is a way to retrain our minds, let go of self-preoccupation, and generate genuine cherishing of others. Were learning that method, were committed to practicing it;
  well gradually transform our mind and exchange self with others.

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Whom he commits, with their new-levy'd bands,
  To Fortune's, and so brave a gen'ral's hands.

1.07 - Incarnate Human Gods, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  being committed to one man and the spiritual to another. Meanwhile
  the magicians, who may be repressed but cannot be extirpated by the

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Greater than baptism itself is the fountain of tears after baptism, even though it is somewhat audacious to say so. For baptism is the washing away of evils that were in us before, but sins committed after baptism are washed away by tears. As baptism is received in infancy, we have all defiled it, but we cleanse it anew with tears. And if God in His love for mankind had not given us tears, few indeed and hard to find would be those in a state of grace.2
  Groanings and sorrows cry to the Lord. Tears shed from fear intercede for us; but tears of all-holy love show us that our prayer has been accepted.
  --
  . He who in his heart is proud of his tears, and secretly condemns those who do not weep, is like a man who asks the king for a weapon against his enemy, and then commits suicide with it.
  My friends, God does not ask or desire that man should mourn from sorrow of heart, but rather that out of love for Him he should rejoice with spiritual laughter. Remove sin, and the tear of sorrow is superfluous for your eyes of sense. What is the use of a bandage when there is no wound? Before his transgression, Adam had no tears, just as there will be none after the resurrection when sin will be abolished; for pain, sorrow and sighing will then have fled away.3

1.07 - The Fourth Circle The Avaricious and the Prodigal. Plutus. Fortune and her Wheel. The Fifth Circle The Irascible and the Sullen. Styx., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Of goods that are committed unto Fortune,
  For which the human race each other buffet;

1.07 - The Literal Qabalah (continued), #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  First the original seed of the few important correspondences, upon which the whole superstructure depends, should be committed to memory and made an integral part of one's everyday consciousness. In order to facilitate study, the reader who is really interested in proving to himself the inestimable value of the Tree of Life as a method of
   classification, should procure a tray which contains what is known as a card index. This, in reality, is but a small box holding a number of blank cards. These should be divided into several compartments, numbered from 1 to 32. Every correspondence mentioned in the previous chapters should then be entered on a card by itself and placed in its proper position, under its appropriate number. Then the student should briefly enter on to each card the various facts of which he is cognisant concerning each of those attri butions and take steps to acquire a deeper knowledge concerning some of the items which are new. In this very practical way, he will be classifying the whole of his knowledge into thirty-two compartments, and any new facts which he thereafter obtains will be automatically grouped under some one of these divisions. When this task has been thoroughly accomplished, he should endeavour to reduce in his own mind the information contained in these thirty- two divisions with their multitudinous facts to Ten, the number of the Sephiros - and finally to One.

1.07 - THE MASTER AND VIJAY GOSWAMI, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  A boy named Vishnu, living in Ariadaha, had recently committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. The talk turned to him.
  MASTER: "I felt very badly when I heard of the boy's passing away. He was a pupil in a school and he used to come here. He would often say to me that he couldn't enjoy worldly life. He had lived with some relatives in the western provinces and at that time used to meditate in solitude, in the meadows, hills, and forests. He told me he had visions of many divine forms.
  --
  "As the weaver said in the story: 'The robbery was committed by the will of Rama, I was arrested by the police by the will of Rama, and again, by the will of Rama, I was set free.'
  "Hanuman once said to Rama: 'O Rama, I have taken refuge in Thee. Bless me that I may have pure devotion to Thy Lotus Feet and that I may not be caught in the spell of Thy world-bewitching maya.'

1.07 - The Three Schools of Magick 2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  It appears that the Levant, from Byzantium and Athens to Damascus, Jerusalem, Alexandria and Cairo, was preoccupied with the formulation of this School in a popular religion, beginning in the days of Augustus Caesar. For there are elements of this central idea in the works of the Gnostics, in certain rituals of what Frazer conveniently calls the Asiatic God, as in the remnants of the Ancient Egyptian cult. The doctrine became abominably corrupted in committee, so to speak, and the result was Christianity, which may be regarded as a White ritual overlaid by a mountainous mass of Black doctrine, like the baby of the mother that King Solomon non-suited.
  We may define the doctrine of the White School in its purity in very simple terms.

1.07 - TRUTH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Between the horns of Chuang Tzus dilemma there is no way but that of love, peace and joy. Only those who manifest their possession, in however small a measure, of the fruits of the Spirit can persuade others that the life of the spirit is worth living. Argument and controversy are almost useless; in many cases, indeed, they are positively harmful. But this, of course, is a thing that clever men with a gift for syllogisms and sarcasm, find it peculiarly hard to admit. Milton, no doubt, genuinely believed that he was working for truth, righteousness and the glory of God by exploding in torrents of learned scurrility against the enemies of his favourite dictator and his favourite brand of nonconformity. In actual fact, of course, he and the other controversialists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries did nothing but harm to the cause of true religion, for which, on one side or the other, they fought with an equal learning and ingenuity and with the same foulmou thed intemperance of language. The successive controversies went on, with occasional lucid intervals, for about two hundred yearsPapists arguing with anti-Papists, Protestants with other Protestants, Jesuits with Quietists and Jansenists. When the noise finally died down, Christianity (which, like any other religion, can survive only if it manifests the fruits of the Spirit) was all but dead; the real religion of most educated Europeans was now nationalistic idolatry. During the eighteenth century this change to idolatry seemed (after the atrocities committed in the name of Christianity by Wallenstein and Tilly) to be a change for the better. This was because the ruling classes were determined that the horrors of the wars of religion should not be repeated and therefore deliberately tempered power politics with gentlemanliness. Symptoms of gentlemanliness can still be observed in the Napoleonic and Crimean wars. But the national Molochs were steadily devouring the eighteenth-century ideal. During the first and second World Wars we have witnessed the total elimination of the old checks and self-restraints. The consequences of political idolatry now display themselves without the smallest mitigation either of humanistic honour and etiquette or of transcendental religion. By its internecine quarrels over words, forms of organization, money and power, historic Christianity consummated the work of self-destruction, to which its excessive preoccupation with things in time had from the first so tragically committed it.
  Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment;

1.081 - The Application of Pratyahara, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The bringing of the mind back from its improper course is pratyahara, and the directing of the mind in a proper course is dharana, concentration. We can now appreciate the necessity for pratyahara. When you are persistently doing something wrong, and I expect you to do the right thing, first I would enlighten you as to the mistake that has been committed, and then inform you about the way of rectifying the situation: stop doing that which is improper, and then start to do that which is proper. The cessation of doing that which is improper is pratyahara, and the actual doing of the thing which is proper is dharana. But, as I mentioned, this is a painful process. Though we may philosophically argue with the mind that it has taken a wrong direction, it will not listen to this argument because it has got involved emotionally in that particular object towards which it is moving in a wrong manner. Though it is wrong in an ultimate sense, it also has to be noted, with sympathy in respect of the mind, that it has become one with the object due to its recognition of a peculiar twisted value in that object, for the purpose of the fulfilment of which it is moving towards it. There is a need for viveka, a proper understanding of the whole circumstance under which the mind has got involved in this manner. Then only is it possible to wean the mind from the object and bring it to the point of right concentration, which is real yoga.
  The pain involved in pratyahara is the result of a love that the mind has for that object towards which it is wrongly moving. Inasmuch as the direction which the mind has taken towards the object is wrong, the affection that it has towards the object is also wrong, and the pleasure that it derives from the object is also a misconstrued, misconceived idea. There is some complete topsy-turvy effect that has taken place on account of a basic error in the total attitude of the mind towards the object. In an earlier sutra we have studied that, to the discriminative, all is pain in this world: dukham eva sarva vivekina (II.15). It is to the understanding spirit and to the mind that the painful aspect of a thing is made clear. But to an unclear mind, this painful aspect will not become obvious. Who can ever believe that the objects of sense are made, or constituted, in a manner quite differently from the way in which they are seen by the eyes?

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  A crime I punish, and a crime commit;
  But blood for blood, and death for death is fit:

1.08 - Introduction to Patanjalis Yoga Aphorisms, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Now the question arises: Is going back to God the higher state, or not? The philosophers of the Yoga school emphatically answer that it is. They say that man's present state is a degeneration. There is not one religion on the face of the earth which says that man is an improvement. The idea is that his beginning is perfect and pure, that he degenerates until he cannot degenerate further, and that there must come a time when he shoots upward again to complete the circle. The circle must be described. However low he may go, he must ultimately take the upward bend and go back to the original source, which is God. Man comes from God in the beginning, in the middle he becomes man, and in the end he goes back to God. This is the method of putting it in the dualistic form. The monistic form is that man is God, and goes back to Him again. If our present state is the higher one, then why is there so much horror and misery, and why is there an end to it? If this is the higher state, why does it end? That which corrupts and degenerates cannot be the highest state. Why should it be so diabolical, so unsatisfying? It is only excusable, inasmuch as through it we are taking a higher groove; we have to pass through it in order to become regenerate again. Put a seed into the ground and it disintegrates, dissolves after a time, and out of that dissolution comes the splendid tree. Every soul must disintegrate to become God. So it follows that the sooner we get out of this state we call "man" the better for us. Is it by committing suicide that we get out of this state? Not at all. That will be making it worse. Torturing ourselves, or condemning the world, is not the way to get out. We have to pass through the Slough of Despond, and the sooner we are through, the better. It must always be remembered that man-state is not the highest state.
  The really difficult part to understand is that this state, the Absolute, which has been called the highest, is not, as some fear, that of the zoophyte or of the stone. According to them, there are only two states of existence, one of the stone, and the other of thought. What right have they to limit existence to these two? Is there not something infinitely superior to thought? The vibrations of light, when they are very low, we do not see; when they become a little more intense, they become light to us; when they become still more intense, we do not see them it is dark to us. Is the darkness in the end the same darkness as in the beginning? Certainly not; they are different as the two poles. Is the thoughtlessness of the stone the same as the thoughtlessness of God? Certainly not. God does not think; He does not reason. Why should He? Is anything unknown to Him, that He should reason? The stone cannot reason; God does not. Such is the difference. These philosophers think it is awful if we go beyond thought; they find nothing beyond thought.

1.08 - RELIGION AND TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The way of knowledge comes most naturally to persons whose temperament is predominantly cerebrotonic. By this I do not mean that the following of this way is easy for the cerebrotonic. His specially besetting sins are just as difficult to overcome as are the sins which beset the power-loving somatotonic and the extreme viscerotonic with his gluttony for food and comfort and social approval. Rather I mean that the idea that such a way exists and can be followed (either by discrimination, or through non-attached work and one-pointed devotion) is one which spontaneously occurs to the cerebrotonic. At all levels of culture he is the natural monotheist; and this natural monotheist, as Dr. Radins examples of primitive theology clearly show, is often a monotheist of the tat tvam asi, inner-light school. Persons committed by their temperament to one or other of the two kinds of extraversion are natural polytheists. But natural polytheists can, without much difficulty, be convinced of the theoretical superiority of monotheism. The nature of human reason is such that there is an intrinsic plausibility about any hypothesis which seeks to explain the manifold in terms of unity, to reduce apparent multiplicity to essential identity. And from this theoretical monotheism the half-converted polytheist can, if he chooses, go on (through practices suitable to his own particular temperament) to the actual realization of the divine Ground of his own and all other beings. He can, I repeat, and sometimes he actually does. But very often he does not. There are many theoretical monotheists whose whole life and every action prove that in reality they are still what their temperament inclines them to bepoly theists, worshippers not of the one God they sometimes talk about, but of the many gods, nationalistic and technological, financial and familial, to whom in practice they pay all their allegiance.
  In Christian art the Saviour has almost invariably been represented as slender, small-boned, unemphatically muscled. Large, powerful Christs are a rather shocking exception to a very ancient rule. Of Rubens crucifixions William Blake contemptuously wrote:

1.08 - SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL REPERCUSSIONS OF THE ATOM BOMB, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  must think twice before committing some act which might destroy
  the earth. In the glow of this triumph how can he feel otherwise

1.08 - Stead and the Spirits, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is not, however, Lord Curzon but Mr. Stead and the spirits with whom we have to deal. We know Mr. Stead as a pushing and original journalist, not always over-refined or delicate either in his actions or expressions, skilful in the advertisement of his views, excitable, earnest, declamatory, loud and even hysterical, if you will, in some of his methods, but certainly neither a liar nor a swindler. He does and says what he believes and nothing else. It is impossible to dismiss his Bureau as an imposture or mere journalistic rclame. It is impossible to dismiss the phenomena of spirit communications, even with all the imposture that unscrupulous money-makers have imported into them, as unreal or a deception. All that can reasonably be said is that their true nature has not yet been established beyond dispute. There are two conceivable explanations, one that of actual spirit communication, the other that of vigorously dramatised imaginary conversations jointly composed with wonderful skill and consistency by the subconscious minds, whatever that may be, of the persons present, the medium being the chief dramaturge of this subconscious literary committee. This theory is so wildly improbable and so obviously opposed to the nature of the phenomena themselves, that only an obstinate unwillingness to admit new facts and ideas can explain its survival, although it was natural and justifiable in the first stages of investigation. There remains the explanation of actual spirit communication. But even when we have decided on this hypothesis as the base of our investigation, we have to be on our guard against a multitude of errors; for the communications are vitiated first by the errors and self-deceptions of the medium and the sitters, then by the errors and self-deceptions of the communicant spirits, and, worst of all, by deliberate deceit, lies and jugglery on the part of the visitants from the other world. The element of deceit and jugglery on the part of the medium and his helpers is not always small, but can easily be got rid of. Cheap scepticism and cheaper ridicule in such matters is only useful for comforting small brains and weak imaginations with a sense of superiority to the larger minds who do not refuse to enquire into phenomena which are at least widespread and of a consistently regular character. The true attitude is to examine carefully the nature of the phenomena, the conditions that now detract from their value and the possibility of removing them and providing perfect experimental conditions which would enable us to arrive at a satisfactory scientific result. Until the value of the communications is scientifically established, any attempt to use them for utilitarian, theatrical or yet lighter purposes is to be deprecated, as such misuse may end in shutting a wide door to potential knowledge upon humanity.
  From this point of view Mr. Steads bizarre experiments are to be deprecated. The one redeeming feature about them is that, as conducted, they seem to remove the first elementary difficulty in the way of investigation, the possibility of human deceit and imposture. We presume that he has got rid of professional mediums and allows only earnest-minded and honourable investigators to be present. But the other elements of error and confusion are encouraged rather than obviated by the spirit and methods of Mr. Steads Bureau. First, there is the error and self-deception of the sitters. The spirit does not express himself directly but has to give his thoughts at third hand; they come first to the intermediary spirit, Julia or another, by her they are conveyed to the human medium and through him conveyed by automatic or conscious speech or writing to the listeners. It is obvious how largely the mind of the medium and, to a smaller but still great extent, the thought-impressions of the other sitters must interfere, and this without the least intention on their part, rather in spite of a strong wish in the opposite direction. Few men really understand how the human mind works or are fitted to watch the processes of their own conscious and half-conscious thought even when the mind is disinterested, still less when it is active and interested in the subject of communication. The sitters interfere, first, by putting in their own thoughts and expressions suggested by the beginnings of the communication, so that what began as a spirit conversation ends in a tangle of the mediums or sitters ideas with the little of his own that the spirit can get in now and then. They interfere not only by suggesting what they themselves think or would say on the subject, but by suggesting what they think the spirit ought dramatically to think or say, so that Mr. Gladstone is made to talk in interminable cloudy and circumambient periods which were certainly his oratorical style but can hardly have been the staple of his conversation, and Lord Beaconsfield is obliged to be cynical and immoral in the tone of his observations. They interfere again by eagerness, which sometimes produces replies according to the sitters wishes and sometimes others which are unpleasant or alarming, but in neither case reliable. This is especially the case in answers to questions about the future, which ought never to be asked. It is true that many astonishing predictions occur which are perfectly accurate, but these are far outweighed by the mass of false and random prediction. These difficulties can only be avoided by rigidly excluding every question accompanied by or likely to raise eagerness or expectation and by cultivating entire mental passivity. The last however is impossible to the medium unless he is a practised Yogin, or in a trance, or a medium who has attained the habit of passivity by an unconscious development due to long practice. In the sitters we do not see how it is to be induced. Still, without unemotional indifference to the nature of the answer and mental passivity the conditions for so difficult and delicate a process of communication cannot be perfect.

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Indeed, in the domain of feelings, more perhaps than in any other, man has the sense of the inevitable, the irresistible, of a fatality that dominates him and which he cannot escape. Love (or at least what human beings call love) is particularly regarded as an imperious master whose caprice one cannot elude, who strikes you according to his fancy and forces you to obey him whether you will or not. In the name of love the worst crimes have been perpetrated, the greatest follies committed.
  And yet men have invented all kinds of moral and social rules in the hope of controlling this force of love, of making it amenable and docile. But these rules seem to have been made only to be broken; and the restraint they impose on its free activity merely increases its explosive power. For it is not by rules that the movements of love can be disciplined. Only a greater, higher and truer power of love can subdue the uncontrollable impulses of love. Only love can rule over love by enlightening, transforming and exalting it. For here too, more than anywhere else, control does not consist of suppression and abolition but of transmutationa sublime alchemy. This is because, of all the forces at work in the universe, love is the most powerful, the most irresistible. Without love the world would fall back into the chaos of inconscience.

1.08 - THE MASTERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT DAKSHINESWAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "Suppose a man becomes pure by chanting the holy name of God, but immediately afterwards commits many sins. He has no strength of mind. He doesn't take a vow not to repeat his sins. A bath in the Ganges undoubtedly absolves one of all sins; but what does that avail? They say that the sins perch on the trees along the bank of the Ganges.
  No sooner does the man come back from the holy waters than the old sins jump on his shoulders from the trees. (All laugh.) The same old sins take possession of him again.

1.08 - The Splitting of the Human Personality during Spiritual Training, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  These characteristics of life during sleep or in dreams illustrate what is continually taking place in the human being. The soul lives in uninterrupted activity in the higher worlds, even gathering from them the impulse to act upon the physical body. Ordinarily unconscious of his higher life, the esoteric student renders himself conscious of it, and thereby his whole life becomes transformed. As long as the soul remains unseeing in the higher sense it is guided by superior cosmic beings. And just as the life of a person born blind is changed, through a successful operation, from its previous dependence on a guide, so too is the life of a person changed through esoteric training. He outgrows the principle of being guided by a master and must henceforward undertake to be his own guide. The moment this occurs he is, of course, liable to commit errors totally unknown to ordinary consciousness. He acts now from a world from which, formerly, higher powers unknown to him influenced him. These higher powers are directed by the universal cosmic harmony.
   p. 218

1.094 - Understanding the Structure of Things, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  This is what is done in samyama on any particular object. It is this variety that troubles us and entangles us, confuses us, deludes us, and consequently makes us attached to variety, which is really not there. Thus, attachment of any kind is a kind of confusion of thought. It is a blunder that the mind commits due to not being able to gain entry into the basic substance which has taken this variety of shape in the form of these objects to which the mind is attached.
  The relationship of the mind to the objects is a very important thing to be taken into consideration at the time of the practice of samyama because samyama gradually reduces the distance between the mind and the object, so that a stage will be reached when there will be no distance at all. The mind will be the object, and the object will be the mind; the thinker will be the thought of, and vice versa. But the mind will revolt against any such attempt, which is the reason why there is difficulty in concentration of mind. The refusal of the mind to concentrate on any given object is due to its inability to comprehend the relationship it maintains with the object, and the relationship of any object with other objects. The objects, which are the bhutas or rather, the evolutes of the bhutas, the elements are known to exist and operate on account of the action of the senses. The mind begins to be aware of the activity of the world outside through the senses, the indriyas. And, the transformation, which is the conditioning factor of the objects outside in the world, again gets conditioned through the senses when it reaches the mind, so that there is no direct knowledge of the nature of the transformation which the objects undergo.

1.097 - Sublimation of Object-Consciousness, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  This sort of bhoga, or pleasurable experience, is the opposite of the requisite of spiritual salvation. Hence, yoga becomes difficult. The most difficult thing to undergo, and even conceive in the mind, is the abolition of all possible joys in this world. The mind is used to the joy of contact with objects, which is called bhoga. But, the sutra tells us that is an error, that it is a great mistake which has been committed due to an imaginary experience of happiness. It is not happiness at all. It is a kind of stirring of the organism by certain reactionary processes brought about by the contact a fact which the mind cannot understand. It is a trick of nature by which it keeps the mind tied to ordinary experience. This pratyaya avishesa is bhoga. An absence of the consciousness of the distinction between the character of the mind and the nature of the purusha is called world experience. This has to be cut at the root by the methods of meditation mentioned in the Samadhi Pada.
  Svrthasayamt puruajnam (III.36). Here is the secret of yoga, or true meditation, from the spiritual point of view. Purusha jnana, or knowledge of the purusha, arises by svartha samyama samyama on svartha, meditation on ones own essential nature, or the purpose of the spirit. This is the meditation prescribed. The purpose of the spirit, the character of the spirit, is the object of meditation. We cannot once again go into all the details of this subject, inasmuch as we have covered it in the Samadhi Pada. But suffice it to say that the contemplation of the nature of the spirit, or its purpose, is equivalent to a precondition of a grasp of the nature of the spirit by viveka shakti, or analytic understanding. It is enough for the mind to understand and appreciate that the purusha is consciousness in nature. And consciousness has to be indivisible, by the very nature of it, which means that it is infinite, unconditioned by objects, space and time. Therefore, any experience in terms of space and time or objects is contrary to the nature of the purusha. Hence, there should be an effort exercised upon the mind to sublimate object awareness into spiritual awareness.

1.09 - ADVICE TO THE BRAHMOS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "Another gentleman played the part of Sin. That is not good either. One should not commit sin; one should not even feign it."
  Narendra's music

1.09 - BOOK THE NINTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  To him commits those arrows, which again
  Shall see the bulwarks of the Trojan reign.

1.09 - Fundamental Questions of Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  unconsciousness (of himself as a subject); while the introvert, in realizinghis personality, commits the grossest mistakes in the social sphere and
  blunders about in the most absurd way. These two very typical attitudes

1.09 - Of the signs by which it will be known that the spiritual person is walking along the way of this night and purgation of sense., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  2. The first is whether, when a soul finds no pleasure or consolation in the things of God, it also fails to find it in any thing created; for, as God sets the soul in this dark night to the end that He may quench and purge its sensual desire, He allows it not to find attraction or sweetness in anything whatsoever. In such a case it may be considered very probable63 that this aridity and insipidity proceed not from recently committed sins or imperfections. For, if this were so, the soul would feel in its nature some inclination or desire to taste other things than those of God; since, whenever the desire is allowed indulgence in any imperfection, it immediately feels inclined thereto, whether little or much, in proportion to the pleasure and the love that it has put into it. Since, however, this lack of enjoyment in things above or below might proceed from some indisposition or melancholy humour, which oftentimes makes it impossible for the soul to take pleasure in anything, it becomes necessary to apply the second sign and condition.
  3. The second sign whereby a man may believe himself to be experiencing the said purgation is that the memory is ordinarily centred upon God, with painful care and solicitude, thinking that it is not serving God, but is backsliding, because it finds itself without sweetness in the things of God. And in such a case it is evident that this lack of sweetness and this aridity come not from weakness and lukewarmness; for it is the nature of lukewarmness not to care greatly or to have any inward solicitude for the things of God. There is thus a great difference between aridity and lukewarmness, for lukewarmness consists in great weakness and remissness in the will and in the spirit, without solicitude as to serving God; whereas purgative aridity is ordinarily accompanied by solicitude, with care and grief as I say, because the soul is not serving God. And, although this may sometimes be increased by melancholy or some other humour (as it frequently is), it fails not for that reason to produce a purgative effect upon the desire, since the desire is deprived of all pleasure and has its care centred upon God alone. For, when mere humour is the cause, it spends itself in displeasure and ruin of the physical nature, and there are none of those desires to sense God which belong to purgative aridity. When the cause is aridity, it is true that the sensual part of the soul has fallen low, and is weak and feeble in its actions, by reason of the little pleasure which it finds in them; but the spirit, on the other hand, is ready and strong.

1.1.01 - Seeking the Divine, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I see that there can be any practical connection between them. It might be different if the aim were the life of a writer and thinker on the intellectual level only without any higher flight or deeper seeking. I do not see that your unwillingness to commit yourself to this kind of work is due to any weakness. It is rather that only a small part of your nature, and that not the deepest or strongest part, would be satisfied with it or with the atmosphere in which it would have to be done.
  1 The correspondent wrote: "Prof. James even says [in Principles of Psychology] about the 'social me' and other 'me's, that one has to suppress several of them in order to achieve one or two main aims in life. A politician, in order to concentrate on politics alone, has to let go his tendency for music or painting or social fame or family affections." - Ed.

1.10 - Concentration - Its Practice, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  34. The obstructions to Yoga are killing, falsehood, etc., whether committed, caused, or approved; either through avarice, or anger, or ignorance; whether slight, middling, or great; and they result in infinite ignorance and misery. This is (the method of) thinking the contrary.
  If I tell a lie, or cause another to tell one, or approve of another doing so, it is equally sinful. If it is a very mild lie, still it is a lie. Every vicious thought will rebound, every thought of hatred which you may have thought, in a cave even, is stored up, and will one day come back to you with tremendous power in the form of some misery here. If you project hatred and jealousy, they will rebound on you with compound interest. No power can avert them; when once you have put them in motion, you will have to bear them. Remembering this will prevent you from doing wicked things.

1.10 - On slander or calumny., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  I have seen some committing the gravest sins in secret and without exposure, and in their supposed purity they have harshly inveighed against persons who have had a petty fall in public.
  To judge others is a shameless arrogation of the Divine prerogative; to condemn is the ruin of ones soul.

1.10 - THE FORMATION OF THE NOOSPHERE, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  7 A small cynocephalus (baboon), born in captivity, will commit all kinds of
  blunders when set free (heredity of education). But in similar conditions a
  --
  refuse to commit themselves, I would say: "Have you anything else,
  anything better to suggest that will account scientifically for the

11.13 - In these Fateful Days, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   If man's destiny is to fulfilfulfil the purpose of creation, he will have to find out the way of the spirit. If in his present mood of perversity, he pursues blindly the urge that has possessed him, he will surely annihilate himselfwillingly or unwillingly he will commit hara-kiri.
   Fortunately for man, souls are there yet upon earth who have found the truth, souls that have declared unhesitatingly with the Upanishadic Rishi: "I know this being luminous as the sun beyond all darkness"; and that truth will be out, burst forth and spread abroad. Or in the words of the Biblical son of man: "I am from above.. I am not of this world.. I am He.."1

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--- Overview of verb commit

The verb commit has 6 senses (first 5 from tagged texts)
                    
1. (12) perpetrate, commit, pull ::: (perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery")
2. (12) give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote ::: (give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church")
3. (3) commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge ::: (cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison")
4. (1) entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit ::: (confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God")
5. (1) invest, put, commit, place ::: (make an investment; "Put money into bonds")
6. commit, practice ::: (engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness")










--- Grep of noun commit
commitment
committal
committal service
committal to memory
committal to writing
committedness
committee
committee for state security
committee meeting
committee member
committeeman
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