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  the good seems to be also beautiful.
  the good seems to have a relation to truth.

  to do good. more and more everyday.
  there are countless people who seem to have done much good. all good has passed through people.

  so somewhere i was wrote of productive, actualization, and transcendence as @grades of movement.
  and there seems a relation between grades of movement and goodness.
  there seems to be doing good and becoming good.. what is the difference between them?

  what is the good?
    qualities of goodness?

    what are potential examples? (instances)
      reading Savitri surely,
      helping others?
      making and keeping vows/offering series to God.
      abstaining from lower movements?      

  Do I do good?
  how often?
  of what calibre of goodness?

  is a good balanced by evil still good or is only good over average good?

  Who does good?
  What kind of person can do good?

  the way something is done vs what is done?

  consciously vs unconsciously good?

  can something be objectively good?

  what is good for one man, is perhaps evil for another.

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1. For Comte Altruism meant the discipline and eradication of self-centered desire, and a life devoted to the good of others; more particularly, selfless love and devotion to Society. In brief, it involved the self-abnegating love of Catholic Christianity redirected towards Humanity conceived as an ideal unity. As thus understood, altruism involves a conscious opposition not only to egoism (whether understood as excessive or moderate self-love), but also to the formal or theological pursuit of charity and to the atomic or individualistic social philosophy of 17th-18th century liberalism, of utilitarianism, and of French Ideology.

2. By extension the term has come to mean the pursuit of the good of others, whether motivated by either self-centered or other-centered interest, or whether by disinterested duty. By some it is identified with the protective and other-regarding feelings, attitudes, and behavior of animal life in general; while by others its use is restricted to mean such on the level of reflective intelligence. -- W.L.

addressed to “the Good Daimon Sire of all things

Ad valorem tax - A tax on a good or service whose amount depends on the value of the good or service.

Agathobiotik: A good life or the good life. -- C.A.B.

Agathodaemon, Agathodaimon (Greek) The good genius (represented as a youth holding a horn of plenty and a bowl, or a poppy and ears of corn) to whom at Athens a cup of pure wine was drunk at dinner; in one of his many forms, the kosmic Christos, the serpent of eternity — which in the human mind becomes the serpent of Genesis — which after the fall of Mediterranean civilizations became Satan. Brahma, in order to create hierarchies, becomes fourfold and emanates successively daemons, angels, pitris, and men. Agathodaimon refers to the first of these emanations, sons of kosmic darkness, signifying incomprehensible light which is prior to manifested light. Christian theology has recognized this in making Satan’s host the first sons of God, but has unconsciously perverted their descent in order to enlighten man into a rebellion against Almighty Power. Thus in later times Agathodaimon became the enemy of divine goodness. The same has happened in the case of the asuras in India, and of the kosmic serpent. In Gnostic gems it appears under the name Chnouphis or Chnoubis.

Agathology: (Gr.) The science of the good. -- C.A.B.

Agathon, To (Greek) The good (principle), the highest or supreme good in a moral sense, summum bonum; Plato’s name for that aspect of the divine otherwise called the unmanifest or First Logos. Although sometimes equated with atman, which corresponds to the Greek pneuma, paramatman is a better equivalent for to agathon. It is likewise equivalent to the Buddhist alaya (the indissoluble or everlasting).

Ahriman: (Middle Persian) Zoroaster, in building upon an ancient Indo-Iranian antecedent, expounded a thoroughgoing dualism in which Ormazd (s.v.) is the good, Ahriman the evil principle, corresponding to the Christian God and Devil, locked in combat on all levels of thought and existence. In that they are reciprocal and of a dialectic necessity, this dualism has, philosophically, the implication of a monism which was, indeed, ethically and eschatologically elaborated in the Zoroastrian optimism that postulates the ultimate victory of Ahura Mazdah (s.v.) or Ormazd. -- K.F.L.

Ahura Mazda: Literally Lord of Knowledge. The chief benevolent deity of Zoroastrianism, personification of the Good, leader of the powers of light.

akunin shoki. (惡人正機). In Japanese, lit. "evil people have the right capacity"; the emblematic teaching of the JoDO SHINSHu teacher SHINRAN (1173-1263), which suggests that AMITABHA's compassion is directed primarily to evildoers. When AmitAbha was still the monk named DHARMAKARA, he made a series of forty-eight vows (PRAnIDHANA) that he promised to fulfill before he became a buddha. The most important of these vows to much of the PURE LAND tradition is the eighteenth, in which he vows that all beings who call his name will be reborn in his pure land of SUKHAVATĪ. This prospect of salvation has nothing to do with whether one is a monk or layperson, man or woman, saint or sinner, learned or ignorant. In this doctrine, Shinran goes so far as to claim that if a good man can be reborn in the pure land, so much more so can an evil man. This is because the good man remains attached to the delusion that his virtuous deeds will somehow bring about his salvation, while the evil man has abandoned this conceit and accepts that only through AmitAbha's grace will rebirth in the pure land be won.

aleconner ::: n. --> Orig., an officer appointed to look to the goodness of ale and beer; also, one of the officers chosen by the liverymen of London to inspect the measures used in public houses. But the office is a sinecure. [Also called aletaster.]

  “An Occultist or a philosopher will not speak of the goodness or cruelty of Providence; but, identifying it with Karma-Nemesis, he will teach that nevertheless it guards the good and watches over them in this, as in future lives; and that it punishes the evil-doer — aye, even to his seventh rebirth. So long, in short, as the effect of his having thrown into perturbation even the smallest atom in the Infinite World of harmony, has not been finally readjusted. For the only decree of Karma — an eternal and immutable decree — is absolute Harmony in the world of matter as it is in the world of Spirit. It is not, therefore, Karma that rewards or punishes, but it is we, who reward or punish ourselves according to whether we work with, through and along with nature, abiding by the laws on which that Harmony depends, or — break them.

Appetite: Name given in Scholastic psychology to all strivings. Sensitive appetites tend toward Individual goods. They are concupiscible insofar as they are directed toward a sensible good or strive to avoid a sensible evil; irascible if the striving encounters obstacles. Their movements are the cause of emotions. Rational or intellectual appetite=will, tending towards the good as such and necessarily therefore towards God as the summum bonum. -- R.A.

Arbitrium, liberum: Livy used the expression, libera arbitria, signifying free decisions. Tertullian used either liberum arbitrium or libertas arbitrii, meaning freedom of choice. Augustine spoke of the liberum voluntatis arbitrium, free choice of the will. He held that voluntas and liberum are the same. Since liberum arbitrium implies the power to do evil, it is distinct from libertas, which is the good use of the liberum arbitrium. God is free, but He can do no wrong, Anselm preferred the term, libertas arbitrii. Thomas Aquinas taught that voluntas and liberum arbitrium are one potency. The expression has come to mean free will or choice. -- J.J.R.

arya ::: an aspiring soul, one who rises to the noble aspiration and who does the great labour as an offering in order to arrive at the good and the bliss. [Ved.] ::: aryah [nominative]

arya (Aryan) ::: the good and noble man; the fighter; he who strives and overcomes all outside him and within him that stands opposed to the human advance; he who does the work of sacrifice, finds the sacred word of illumination, desires the gods and increases them and is increased by them into the largeness of the true existence; he is the warrior of the light and the traveller to the Truth.

Asoka (Sanskrit) Aśoka The name of two celebrated kings of the Maurya dynasty of Magadha. According to the chronicles of Northern Buddhism there were two Asokas: King Chandragupta, named by Max Muller the Constantine of India, and his grandson King Asoka. King Chandragupta was called Piyadasi (beloved of us, benignant), Devanam-piya (beloved of the gods), and Kalasoka (the Asoka who has come in time). His grandson received the name of Dharmasoka (the asoka of the Good Law) because of his devotion to Buddhism, his zealous support of it and its spreading. The second Asoka had never followed the Brahmanical faith, but was a Buddhist born. It was his grandfather who had been converted to the new teaching, after which he had a number of edicts inscribed on pillars and rocks, a custom followed also by his grandson; but it was the second Asoka who was the more zealous supporter of Buddhism. He is said to have maintained in his palace from 60,000 to 70,000 monks and priests, and erected 84,000 topes or stupas throughout the world. The inscriptions of various edicts published by him display most noble ethical sentiments, especially the edict found at Allahabad on the so-called Asoka’s column in the Fort.

asura. (T. lha ma yin; C. axiuluo; J. ashura; K. asura 阿修羅). In Sanskrit and PAli, lit., "nongods," also translated rather arcanely as "demigod" and "titan," referring to both a class of divinities and the destiny where those beings reside in the sensuous realm (KAMADHATU); in the list of six destinies (GATI), the asuras are ranked between the realms of the divinities (DEVA) and human beings (MANUsYA) and are usually considered to be a baleful destiny (see APAYA; DURGATI). The asuras live in the oceans surrounding the central continent of the world and in the lower reaches of Mount SUMERU. The asuras are said to be constantly jealous of the good fortunes of the divinities (deva), which prompted the king of the gods INDRA [alt. sAKRA] to expel them from their original home in the heaven of the thirty-three (TRAYASTRIMsA); the asuras continue to engage in futile warfare against the devas above them to regain access to their lost realm. Many indigenous non-Buddhist deities, such as the Tibetan srung ma (sungma), were placed in this realm as they were assimilated into the Buddhist pantheon.

Attribute: Commonly, what is proper to a thing (Latm, ad-tribuere, to assign, to ascribe, to bestow). Loosely assimilated to a quality, a property, a characteristic, a peculiarity, a circumstance, a state, a category, a mode or an accident, though there are differences among all these terms. For example, a quality is an inherent property (the qualities of matter), while an attribute refers to the actual properties of a thing only indirectly known (the attributes of God). Another difference between attribute and quality is that the former refers to the characteristics of an infinite being, while the latter is used for the characteristics of a finite being. In metaphysics, an attribute is what is indispensable to a spiritual or material substance; or that which expresses the nature of a thing; or that without which a thing is unthinkable. As such, it implies necessarily a relation to some substance of which it is an aspect or conception. But it cannot be a substance, as it does not exist by itself. The transcendental attributes are those which belong to a being because it is a being: there are three of them, the one, the true and the good, each adding something positive to the idea of being. The word attribute has been and still is used more readily, with various implications, by substantialist systems. In the 17th century, for example, it denoted the actual manifestations of substance. [Thus, Descartes regarded extension and thought as the two ultimate, simple and original attributes of reality, all else being modifications of them. With Spinoza, extension and thought became the only known attributes of Deity, each expressing in a definite manner, though not exclusively, the infinite essence of God as the only substance. The change in the meaning of substance after Hume and Kant is best illustrated by this quotation from Whitehead: "We diverge from Descartes by holding that what he has described as primary attributes of physical bodies, are really the forms of internal relationships between actual occasions and within actual occasions" (Process and Reality, p. 471).] The use of the notion of attribute, however, is still favoured by contemporary thinkers. Thus, John Boodin speaks of the five attributes of reality, namely: Energy (source of activity), Space (extension), Time (change), Consciousness (active awareness), and Form (organization, structure). In theodicy, the term attribute is used for the essential characteristics of God. The divine attributes are the various aspects under which God is viewed, each being treated as a separate perfection. As God is free from composition, we know him only in a mediate and synthetic way thrgugh his attributes. In logic, an attribute is that which is predicated or anything, that which Is affirmed or denied of the subject of a proposition. More specifically, an attribute may be either a category or a predicable; but it cannot be an individual materially. Attributes may be essential or accidental, necessary or contingent. In grammar, an attribute is an adjective, or an adjectival clause, or an equivalent adjunct expressing a characteristic referred to a subject through a verb. Because of this reference, an attribute may also be a substantive, as a class-name, but not a proper name as a rule. An attribute is never a verb, thus differing from a predicate which may consist of a verb often having some object or qualifying words. In natural history, what is permanent and essential in a species, an individual or in its parts. In psychology, it denotes the way (such as intensity, duration or quality) in which sensations, feelings or images can differ from one another. In art, an attribute is a material or a conventional symbol, distinction or decoration.

aubaine ::: n. --> Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.

Aufklärung: In general, this German word and its English equivalent Enlightenment denote the self-emancipation of man from mere authority, prejudice, convention and tradition, with an insistence on freer thinking about problems uncritically referred to these other agencies. According to Kant's famous definition "Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority, which is the incapacity of using one's understanding without the direction of another. This state of minority is caused when its source lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of determination and courage to use it without the assistance of another" (Was ist Aufklärung? 1784). In its historical perspective, the Aufklärung refers to the cultural atmosphere and contrlbutions of the 18th century, especially in Germany, France and England [which affected also American thought with B. Franklin, T. Paine and the leaders of the Revolution]. It crystallized tendencies emphasized by the Renaissance, and quickened by modern scepticism and empiricism, and by the great scientific discoveries of the 17th century. This movement, which was represented by men of varying tendencies, gave an impetus to general learning, a more popular philosophy, empirical science, scriptural criticism, social and political thought. More especially, the word Aufklärung is applied to the German contributions to 18th century culture. In philosophy, its principal representatives are G. E. Lessing (1729-81) who believed in free speech and in a methodical criticism of religion, without being a free-thinker; H. S. Reimarus (1694-1768) who expounded a naturalistic philosophy and denied the supernatural origin of Christianity; Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) who endeavoured to mitigate prejudices and developed a popular common-sense philosophy; Chr. Wolff (1679-1754), J. A. Eberhard (1739-1809) who followed the Leibnizian rationalism and criticized unsuccessfully Kant and Fichte; and J. G. Herder (1744-1803) who was best as an interpreter of others, but whose intuitional suggestions have borne fruit in the organic correlation of the sciences, and in questions of language in relation to human nature and to national character. The works of Kant and Goethe mark the culmination of the German Enlightenment. Cf. J. G. Hibben, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, 1910. --T.G. Augustinianism: The thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and of his followers. Born in 354 at Tagaste in N. Africa, A. studied rhetoric in Carthage, taught that subject there and in Rome and Milan. Attracted successively to Manicheanism, Scepticism, and Neo-Platontsm, A. eventually found intellectual and moral peace with his conversion to Christianity in his thirty-fourth year. Returning to Africa, he established numerous monasteries, became a priest in 391, Bishop of Hippo in 395. Augustine wrote much: On Free Choice, Confessions, Literal Commentary on Genesis, On the Trinity, and City of God, are his most noted works. He died in 430.   St. Augustine's characteristic method, an inward empiricism which has little in common with later variants, starts from things without, proceeds within to the self, and moves upwards to God. These three poles of the Augustinian dialectic are polarized by his doctrine of moderate illuminism. An ontological illumination is required to explain the metaphysical structure of things. The truth of judgment demands a noetic illumination. A moral illumination is necessary in the order of willing; and so, too, an lllumination of art in the aesthetic order. Other illuminations which transcend the natural order do not come within the scope of philosophy; they provide the wisdoms of theology and mysticism. Every being is illuminated ontologically by number, form, unity and its derivatives, and order. A thing is what it is, in so far as it is more or less flooded by the light of these ontological constituents.   Sensation is necessary in order to know material substances. There is certainly an action of the external object on the body and a corresponding passion of the body, but, as the soul is superior to the body and can suffer nothing from its inferior, sensation must be an action, not a passion, of the soul. Sensation takes place only when the observing soul, dynamically on guard throughout the body, is vitally attentive to the changes suffered by the body. However, an adequate basis for the knowledge of intellectual truth is not found in sensation alone. In order to know, for example, that a body is multiple, the idea of unity must be present already, otherwise its multiplicity could not be recognized. If numbers are not drawn in by the bodily senses which perceive only the contingent and passing, is the mind the source of the unchanging and necessary truth of numbers? The mind of man is also contingent and mutable, and cannot give what it does not possess. As ideas are not innate, nor remembered from a previous existence of the soul, they can be accounted for only by an immutable source higher than the soul. In so far as man is endowed with an intellect, he is a being naturally illuminated by God, Who may be compared to an intelligible sun. The human intellect does not create the laws of thought; it finds them and submits to them. The immediate intuition of these normative rules does not carry any content, thus any trace of ontologism is avoided.   Things have forms because they have numbers, and they have being in so far as they possess form. The sufficient explanation of all formable, and hence changeable, things is an immutable and eternal form which is unrestricted in time and space. The forms or ideas of all things actually existing in the world are in the things themselves (as rationes seminales) and in the Divine Mind (as rationes aeternae). Nothing could exist without unity, for to be is no other than to be one. There is a unity proper to each level of being, a unity of the material individual and species, of the soul, and of that union of souls in the love of the same good, which union constitutes the city. Order, also, is ontologically imbibed by all beings. To tend to being is to tend to order; order secures being, disorder leads to non-being. Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal each to its own place and integrates an ensemble of parts in accordance with an end. Hence, peace is defined as the tranquillity of order. Just as things have their being from their forms, the order of parts, and their numerical relations, so too their beauty is not something superadded, but the shining out of all their intelligible co-ingredients.   S. Aurelii Augustini, Opera Omnia, Migne, PL 32-47; (a critical edition of some works will be found in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Vienna). Gilson, E., Introd. a l'etude de s. Augustin, (Paris, 1931) contains very good bibliography up to 1927, pp. 309-331. Pope, H., St. Augustine of Hippo, (London, 1937). Chapman, E., St. Augustine's Philos. of Beauty, (N. Y., 1939). Figgis, J. N., The Political Aspects of St. Augustine's "City of God", (London, 1921). --E.C. Authenticity: In a general sense, genuineness, truth according to its title. It involves sometimes a direct and personal characteristic (Whitehead speaks of "authentic feelings").   This word also refers to problems of fundamental criticism involving title, tradition, authorship and evidence. These problems are vital in theology, and basic in scholarship with regard to the interpretation of texts and doctrines. --T.G. Authoritarianism: That theory of knowledge which maintains that the truth of any proposition is determined by the fact of its having been asserted by a certain esteemed individual or group of individuals. Cf. H. Newman, Grammar of Assent; C. S. Peirce, "Fixation of Belief," in Chance, Love and Logic, ed. M. R. Cohen. --A.C.B. Autistic thinking: Absorption in fanciful or wishful thinking without proper control by objective or factual material; day dreaming; undisciplined imagination. --A.C.B. Automaton Theory: Theory that a living organism may be considered a mere machine. See Automatism. Automatism: (Gr. automatos, self-moving) (a) In metaphysics: Theory that animal and human organisms are automata, that is to say, are machines governed by the laws of physics and mechanics. Automatism, as propounded by Descartes, considered the lower animals to be pure automata (Letter to Henry More, 1649) and man a machine controlled by a rational soul (Treatise on Man). Pure automatism for man as well as animals is advocated by La Mettrie (Man, a Machine, 1748). During the Nineteenth century, automatism, combined with epiphenomenalism, was advanced by Hodgson, Huxley and Clifford. (Cf. W. James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I, ch. V.) Behaviorism, of the extreme sort, is the most recent version of automatism (See Behaviorism).   (b) In psychology: Psychological automatism is the performance of apparently purposeful actions, like automatic writing without the superintendence of the conscious mind. L. C. Rosenfield, From Beast Machine to Man Machine, N. Y., 1941. --L.W. Automatism, Conscious: The automatism of Hodgson, Huxley, and Clifford which considers man a machine to which mind or consciousness is superadded; the mind of man is, however, causally ineffectual. See Automatism; Epiphenomenalism. --L.W. Autonomy: (Gr. autonomia, independence) Freedom consisting in self-determination and independence of all external constraint. See Freedom. Kant defines autonomy of the will as subjection of the will to its own law, the categorical imperative, in contrast to heteronomy, its subjection to a law or end outside the rational will. (Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, § 2.) --L.W. Autonomy of ethics: A doctrine, usually propounded by intuitionists, that ethics is not a part of, and cannot be derived from, either metaphysics or any of the natural or social sciences. See Intuitionism, Metaphysical ethics, Naturalistic ethics. --W.K.F. Autonomy of the will: (in Kant's ethics) The freedom of the rational will to legislate to itself, which constitutes the basis for the autonomy of the moral law. --P.A.S. Autonymy: In the terminology introduced by Carnap, a word (phrase, symbol, expression) is autonymous if it is used as a name for itself --for the geometric shape, sound, etc. which it exemplifies, or for the word as a historical and grammatical unit. Autonymy is thus the same as the Scholastic suppositio matertalis (q. v.), although the viewpoint is different. --A.C. Autotelic: (from Gr. autos, self, and telos, end) Said of any absorbing activity engaged in for its own sake (cf. German Selbstzweck), such as higher mathematics, chess, etc. In aesthetics, applied to creative art and play which lack any conscious reference to the accomplishment of something useful. In the view of some, it may constitute something beneficent in itself of which the person following his art impulse (q.v.) or playing is unaware, thus approaching a heterotelic (q.v.) conception. --K.F.L. Avenarius, Richard: (1843-1896) German philosopher who expressed his thought in an elaborate and novel terminology in the hope of constructing a symbolic language for philosophy, like that of mathematics --the consequence of his Spinoza studies. As the most influential apostle of pure experience, the posltivistic motive reaches in him an extreme position. Insisting on the biologic and economic function of thought, he thought the true method of science is to cure speculative excesses by a return to pure experience devoid of all assumptions. Philosophy is the scientific effort to exclude from knowledge all ideas not included in the given. Its task is to expel all extraneous elements in the given. His uncritical use of the category of the given and the nominalistic view that logical relations are created rather than discovered by thought, leads him to banish not only animism but also all of the categories, substance, causality, etc., as inventions of the mind. Explaining the evolution and devolution of the problematization and deproblematization of numerous ideas, and aiming to give the natural history of problems, Avenarius sought to show physiologically, psychologically and historically under what conditions they emerge, are challenged and are solved. He hypothesized a System C, a bodily and central nervous system upon which consciousness depends. R-values are the stimuli received from the world of objects. E-values are the statements of experience. The brain changes that continually oscillate about an ideal point of balance are termed Vitalerhaltungsmaximum. The E-values are differentiated into elements, to which the sense-perceptions or the content of experience belong, and characters, to which belongs everything which psychology describes as feelings and attitudes. Avenarius describes in symbolic form a series of states from balance to balance, termed vital series, all describing a series of changes in System C. Inequalities in the vital balance give rise to vital differences. According to his theory there are two vital series. It assumes a series of brain changes because parallel series of conscious states can be observed. The independent vital series are physical, and the dependent vital series are psychological. The two together are practically covariants. In the case of a process as a dependent vital series three stages can be noted: first, the appearance of the problem, expressed as strain, restlessness, desire, fear, doubt, pain, repentance, delusion; the second, the continued effort and struggle to solve the problem; and finally, the appearance of the solution, characterized by abating anxiety, a feeling of triumph and enjoyment.   Corresponding to these three stages of the dependent series are three stages of the independent series: the appearance of the vital difference and a departure from balance in the System C, the continuance with an approximate vital difference, and lastly, the reduction of the vital difference to zero, the return to stability. By making room for dependent and independent experiences, he showed that physics regards experience as independent of the experiencing indlvidual, and psychology views experience as dependent upon the individual. He greatly influenced Mach and James (q.v.). See Avenarius, Empirio-criticism, Experience, pure. Main works: Kritik der reinen Erfahrung; Der menschliche Weltbegriff. --H.H. Averroes: (Mohammed ibn Roshd) Known to the Scholastics as The Commentator, and mentioned as the author of il gran commento by Dante (Inf. IV. 68) he was born 1126 at Cordova (Spain), studied theology, law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy, became after having been judge in Sevilla and Cordova, physician to the khalifah Jaqub Jusuf, and charged with writing a commentary on the works of Aristotle. Al-mansur, Jusuf's successor, deprived him of his place because of accusations of unorthodoxy. He died 1198 in Morocco. Averroes is not so much an original philosopher as the author of a minute commentary on the whole works of Aristotle. His procedure was imitated later by Aquinas. In his interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics Averroes teaches the coeternity of a universe created ex nihilo. This doctrine formed together with the notion of a numerical unity of the active intellect became one of the controversial points in the discussions between the followers of Albert-Thomas and the Latin Averroists. Averroes assumed that man possesses only a disposition for receiving the intellect coming from without; he identifies this disposition with the possible intellect which thus is not truly intellectual by nature. The notion of one intellect common to all men does away with the doctrine of personal immortality. Another doctrine which probably was emphasized more by the Latin Averroists (and by the adversaries among Averroes' contemporaries) is the famous statement about "two-fold truth", viz. that a proposition may be theologically true and philosophically false and vice versa. Averroes taught that religion expresses the (higher) philosophical truth by means of religious imagery; the "two-truth notion" came apparently into the Latin text through a misinterpretation on the part of the translators. The works of Averroes were one of the main sources of medieval Aristotelianlsm, before and even after the original texts had been translated. The interpretation the Latin Averroists found in their texts of the "Commentator" spread in spite of opposition and condemnation. See Averroism, Latin. Averroes, Opera, Venetiis, 1553. M. Horten, Die Metaphysik des Averroes, 1912. P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin, 2d ed., Louvain, 1911. --R.A. Averroism, Latin: The commentaries on Aristotle written by Averroes (Ibn Roshd) in the 12th century became known to the Western scholars in translations by Michael Scottus, Hermannus Alemannus, and others at the beginning of the 13th century. Many works of Aristotle were also known first by such translations from Arabian texts, though there existed translations from the Greek originals at the same time (Grabmann). The Averroistic interpretation of Aristotle was held to be the true one by many; but already Albert the Great pointed out several notions which he felt to be incompatible with the principles of Christian philosophy, although he relied for the rest on the "Commentator" and apparently hardly used any other text. Aquinas, basing his studies mostly on a translation from the Greek texts, procured for him by William of Moerbecke, criticized the Averroistic interpretation in many points. But the teachings of the Commentator became the foundation for a whole school of philosophers, represented first by the Faculty of Arts at Paris. The most prominent of these scholars was Siger of Brabant. The philosophy of these men was condemned on March 7th, 1277 by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, after a first condemnation of Aristotelianism in 1210 had gradually come to be neglected. The 219 theses condemned in 1277, however, contain also some of Aquinas which later were generally recognized an orthodox. The Averroistic propositions which aroused the criticism of the ecclesiastic authorities and which had been opposed with great energy by Albert and Thomas refer mostly to the following points: The co-eternity of the created word; the numerical identity of the intellect in all men, the so-called two-fold-truth theory stating that a proposition may be philosophically true although theologically false. Regarding the first point Thomas argued that there is no philosophical proof, either for the co-eternity or against it; creation is an article of faith. The unity of intellect was rejected as incompatible with the true notion of person and with personal immortality. It is doubtful whether Averroes himself held the two-truths theory; it was, however, taught by the Latin Averroists who, notwithstanding the opposition of the Church and the Thomistic philosophers, gained a great influence and soon dominated many universities, especially in Italy. Thomas and his followers were convinced that they interpreted Aristotle correctly and that the Averroists were wrong; one has, however, to admit that certain passages in Aristotle allow for the Averroistic interpretation, especially in regard to the theory of intellect.   Lit.: P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin au XIIIe Siecle, 2d. ed. Louvain, 1911; M. Grabmann, Forschungen über die lateinischen Aristotelesübersetzungen des XIII. Jahrhunderts, Münster 1916 (Beitr. z. Gesch. Phil. d. MA. Vol. 17, H. 5-6). --R.A. Avesta: See Zendavesta. Avicehron: (or Avencebrol, Salomon ibn Gabirol) The first Jewish philosopher in Spain, born in Malaga 1020, died about 1070, poet, philosopher, and moralist. His main work, Fons vitae, became influential and was much quoted by the Scholastics. It has been preserved only in the Latin translation by Gundissalinus. His doctrine of a spiritual substance individualizing also the pure spirits or separate forms was opposed by Aquinas already in his first treatise De ente, but found favor with the medieval Augustinians also later in the 13th century. He also teaches the necessity of a mediator between God and the created world; such a mediator he finds in the Divine Will proceeding from God and creating, conserving, and moving the world. His cosmogony shows a definitely Neo-Platonic shade and assumes a series of emanations. Cl. Baeumker, Avencebrolis Fons vitae. Beitr. z. Gesch. d. Philos. d. MA. 1892-1895, Vol. I. Joh. Wittman, Die Stellung des hl. Thomas von Aquino zu Avencebrol, ibid. 1900. Vol. III. --R.A. Avicenna: (Abu Ali al Hosain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina) Born 980 in the country of Bocchara, began to write in young years, left more than 100 works, taught in Ispahan, was physician to several Persian princes, and died at Hamadan in 1037. His fame as physician survived his influence as philosopher in the Occident. His medical works were printed still in the 17th century. His philosophy is contained in 18 vols. of a comprehensive encyclopedia, following the tradition of Al Kindi and Al Farabi. Logic, Physics, Mathematics and Metaphysics form the parts of this work. His philosophy is Aristotelian with noticeable Neo-Platonic influences. His doctrine of the universal existing ante res in God, in rebus as the universal nature of the particulars, and post res in the human mind by way of abstraction became a fundamental thesis of medieval Aristotelianism. He sharply distinguished between the logical and the ontological universal, denying to the latter the true nature of form in the composite. The principle of individuation is matter, eternally existent. Latin translations attributed to Avicenna the notion that existence is an accident to essence (see e.g. Guilelmus Parisiensis, De Universo). The process adopted by Avicenna was one of paraphrasis of the Aristotelian texts with many original thoughts interspersed. His works were translated into Latin by Dominicus Gundissalinus (Gondisalvi) with the assistance of Avendeath ibn Daud. This translation started, when it became more generally known, the "revival of Aristotle" at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century. Albert the Great and Aquinas professed, notwithstanding their critical attitude, a great admiration for Avicenna whom the Arabs used to call the "third Aristotle". But in the Orient, Avicenna's influence declined soon, overcome by the opposition of the orthodox theologians. Avicenna, Opera, Venetiis, 1495; l508; 1546. M. Horten, Das Buch der Genesung der Seele, eine philosophische Enzyklopaedie Avicenna's; XIII. Teil: Die Metaphysik. Halle a. S. 1907-1909. R. de Vaux, Notes et textes sur l'Avicennisme Latin, Bibl. Thomiste XX, Paris, 1934. --R.A. Avidya: (Skr.) Nescience; ignorance; the state of mind unaware of true reality; an equivalent of maya (q.v.); also a condition of pure awareness prior to the universal process of evolution through gradual differentiation into the elements and factors of knowledge. --K.F.L. Avyakta: (Skr.) "Unmanifest", descriptive of or standing for brahman (q.v.) in one of its or "his" aspects, symbolizing the superabundance of the creative principle, or designating the condition of the universe not yet become phenomenal (aja, unborn). --K.F.L. Awareness: Consciousness considered in its aspect of act; an act of attentive awareness such as the sensing of a color patch or the feeling of pain is distinguished from the content attended to, the sensed color patch, the felt pain. The psychologlcal theory of intentional act was advanced by F. Brentano (Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte) and received its epistemological development by Meinong, Husserl, Moore, Laird and Broad. See Intentionalism. --L.W. Axiological: (Ger. axiologisch) In Husserl: Of or pertaining to value or theory of value (the latter term understood as including disvalue and value-indifference). --D.C. Axiological ethics: Any ethics which makes the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, by making the determination of the rightness of an action wholly dependent on a consideration of the value or goodness of something, e.g. the action itself, its motive, or its consequences, actual or probable. Opposed to deontological ethics. See also teleological ethics. --W.K.F. Axiologic Realism: In metaphysics, theory that value as well as logic, qualities as well as relations, have their being and exist external to the mind and independently of it. Applicable to the philosophy of many though not all realists in the history of philosophy, from Plato to G. E. Moore, A. N. Whitehead, and N, Hartmann. --J.K.F. Axiology: (Gr. axios, of like value, worthy, and logos, account, reason, theory). Modern term for theory of value (the desired, preferred, good), investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. Had its rise in Plato's theory of Forms or Ideas (Idea of the Good); was developed in Aristotle's Organon, Ethics, Poetics, and Metaphysics (Book Lambda). Stoics and Epicureans investigated the summum bonum. Christian philosophy (St. Thomas) built on Aristotle's identification of highest value with final cause in God as "a living being, eternal, most good."   In modern thought, apart from scholasticism and the system of Spinoza (Ethica, 1677), in which values are metaphysically grounded, the various values were investigated in separate sciences, until Kant's Critiques, in which the relations of knowledge to moral, aesthetic, and religious values were examined. In Hegel's idealism, morality, art, religion, and philosophy were made the capstone of his dialectic. R. H. Lotze "sought in that which should be the ground of that which is" (Metaphysik, 1879). Nineteenth century evolutionary theory, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics subjected value experience to empirical analysis, and stress was again laid on the diversity and relativity of value phenomena rather than on their unity and metaphysical nature. F. Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) and Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887) aroused new interest in the nature of value. F. Brentano, Vom Ursprung sittlicher Erkenntnis (1889), identified value with love.   In the twentieth century the term axiology was apparently first applied by Paul Lapie (Logique de la volonte, 1902) and E. von Hartmann (Grundriss der Axiologie, 1908). Stimulated by Ehrenfels (System der Werttheorie, 1897), Meinong (Psychologisch-ethische Untersuchungen zur Werttheorie, 1894-1899), and Simmel (Philosophie des Geldes, 1900). W. M. Urban wrote the first systematic treatment of axiology in English (Valuation, 1909), phenomenological in method under J. M. Baldwin's influence. Meanwhile H. Münsterberg wrote a neo-Fichtean system of values (The Eternal Values, 1909).   Among important recent contributions are: B. Bosanquet, The Principle of Individuality and Value (1912), a free reinterpretation of Hegelianism; W. R. Sorley, Moral Values and the Idea of God (1918, 1921), defending a metaphysical theism; S. Alexander, Space, Time, and Deity (1920), realistic and naturalistic; N. Hartmann, Ethik (1926), detailed analysis of types and laws of value; R. B. Perry's magnum opus, General Theory of Value (1926), "its meaning and basic principles construed in terms of interest"; and J. Laird, The Idea of Value (1929), noteworthy for historical exposition. A naturalistic theory has been developed by J. Dewey (Theory of Valuation, 1939), for which "not only is science itself a value . . . but it is the supreme means of the valid determination of all valuations." A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (1936) expounds the view of logical positivism that value is "nonsense." J. Hessen, Wertphilosophie (1937), provides an account of recent German axiology from a neo-scholastic standpoint.   The problems of axiology fall into four main groups, namely, those concerning (1) the nature of value, (2) the types of value, (3) the criterion of value, and (4) the metaphysical status of value.   (1) The nature of value experience. Is valuation fulfillment of desire (voluntarism: Spinoza, Ehrenfels), pleasure (hedonism: Epicurus, Bentham, Meinong), interest (Perry), preference (Martineau), pure rational will (formalism: Stoics, Kant, Royce), apprehension of tertiary qualities (Santayana), synoptic experience of the unity of personality (personalism: T. H. Green, Bowne), any experience that contributes to enhanced life (evolutionism: Nietzsche), or "the relation of things as means to the end or consequence actually reached" (pragmatism, instrumentalism: Dewey).   (2) The types of value. Most axiologists distinguish between intrinsic (consummatory) values (ends), prized for their own sake, and instrumental (contributory) values (means), which are causes (whether as economic goods or as natural events) of intrinsic values. Most intrinsic values are also instrumental to further value experience; some instrumental values are neutral or even disvaluable intrinsically. Commonly recognized as intrinsic values are the (morally) good, the true, the beautiful, and the holy. Values of play, of work, of association, and of bodily well-being are also acknowledged. Some (with Montague) question whether the true is properly to be regarded as a value, since some truth is disvaluable, some neutral; but love of truth, regardless of consequences, seems to establish the value of truth. There is disagreement about whether the holy (religious value) is a unique type (Schleiermacher, Otto), or an attitude toward other values (Kant, Höffding), or a combination of the two (Hocking). There is also disagreement about whether the variety of values is irreducible (pluralism) or whether all values are rationally related in a hierarchy or system (Plato, Hegel, Sorley), in which values interpenetrate or coalesce into a total experience.   (3) The criterion of value. The standard for testing values is influenced by both psychological and logical theory. Hedonists find the standard in the quantity of pleasure derived by the individual (Aristippus) or society (Bentham). Intuitionists appeal to an ultimate insight into preference (Martineau, Brentano). Some idealists recognize an objective system of rational norms or ideals as criterion (Plato, Windelband), while others lay more stress on rational wholeness and coherence (Hegel, Bosanquet, Paton) or inclusiveness (T. H. Green). Naturalists find biological survival or adjustment (Dewey) to be the standard. Despite differences, there is much in common in the results of the application of these criteria.   (4) The metaphysical status of value. What is the relation of values to the facts investigated by natural science (Koehler), of Sein to Sollen (Lotze, Rickert), of human experience of value to reality independent of man (Hegel, Pringle-Pattlson, Spaulding)? There are three main answers:   subjectivism (value is entirely dependent on and relative to human experience of it: so most hedonists, naturalists, positivists);   logical objectivism (values are logical essences or subsistences, independent of their being known, yet with no existential status or action in reality);   metaphysical objectivism (values   --or norms or ideals   --are integral, objective, and active constituents of the metaphysically real: so theists, absolutists, and certain realists and naturalists like S. Alexander and Wieman). --E.S.B. Axiom: See Mathematics. Axiomatic method: That method of constructing a deductive system consisting of deducing by specified rules all statements of the system save a given few from those given few, which are regarded as axioms or postulates of the system. See Mathematics. --C.A.B. Ayam atma brahma: (Skr.) "This self is brahman", famous quotation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 2.5.19, one of many alluding to the central theme of the Upanishads, i.e., the identity of the human and divine or cosmic. --K.F.L.

avowant ::: n. --> The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking.

await ::: v. t. --> To watch for; to look out for.
To wait on, serve, or attend.
To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.
To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good. ::: v. i.

Ba'al Shemtov ::: (Heb. Master of the Good Name, 1698-1760). Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer, (also known as the Ba'al Shemtov for his corpus on maintaining proper dialogue), lived in Eastern Europe during the first half of the eighteenth century and founded Chassidic Judaism. (See also Chassidic).


Bill of lading - Written document issued by a carrier that specifies contractual conditions and terms (such as time, place, person class="d-title" named for receipt) for delivery of goods. It also evidences receipt of goods. Upon transfer of the bill, title is passed to the goods.

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blit /blit/ 1. To copy a large array of bits from one part of a computer's memory to another part, particularly when the memory is being used to determine what is shown on a display screen. "The storage allocator picks through the table and copies the good parts up into high memory, and then blits it all back down again." See {bitblt}, {BLT}, {dd}, {cat}, {blast}, {snarf}. More generally, to perform some operation (such as toggling) on a large array of bits while moving them. 2. Sometimes all-capitalised as "BLIT": an early experimental {bit-mapped} {terminal} designed by Rob Pike at {Bell Labs}, later commercialised as the {AT&T 5620}. (The folk etymology from "Bell Labs Intelligent Terminal" is incorrect. Its creators liked to claim that "Blit" stood for the Bacon, Lettuce, and Interactive Tomato). [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-16)

B. Lotze, Rudolph Hermann: (1817-1881) Empiricist in science, teleological idealist in philosophy, theist in religion, poet and artist at heart, Lotze conceded three spheres; Necessary truths, facts, and values. Mechanism holds sway in the field of natural science; it does not generate meaning but is subordinated to value and reason which evolved a specific plan for the world. Lotze's psycho-physically oriented medical psychology is an applied metaphysics in which the concept soul stands for the unity of experience. Science attempts the demonstration of a coherence in nature; being is that which is in relationship; "thing" is not a conglomeration of qualities but a unity achieved through law; mutual effect or influence is as little explicable as being: It is the monistic Absolute working upon itself. The ultimate, absolute substance, God, is the good and is personal, personality being the highest value, and the most valuable is also the most real. Lotze disclaimed the ability to know all answers: they rest with God. Unity of law, matter, force, and all aspects of being produce beauty, while aesthetic experience consists in Einfühlung. Main works: Metaphysik, 1841; Logik, 1842; Medezinische Psychologie, 1842; Gesch. der Aesthetik im Deutschland, 1868; Mikrokosmos, 3 vols., 1856-64 (Eng. tr. 1885); Logik 1874; Metaphysik, 1879 (Eng. tr. 1884). --K. F. L. Love: (in Max Scheler) Giving one's self to a "total being" (Gesamtwesen); it therefore discloses the essence of that being; for this reason love is, for Scheler, an aspect of phenomonelogical knowledge. -- P. A.

(b) More recently understood, especially in England, as the view that the right act is the act which will actually or probably produce at least as much intrinsic good, directly or indirectly, as any other action open to the agent in question. On this interpretation, traditional utilitarianism is one species of utilitarianism -- that which regards pleasure as the good. Ideal utilitarianism, on the other hand, holds that other things besides pleasure are good (see G.E. Moore, H. Rashdall, J. Laird) In America utilitarianism is chiefly associated with voluntaristic or "interest" theories of value, e.g. in the pragmatic ethics of James and Dewev, and in R. B. Perry. See intuitionism, deontological ethics, teleological ethics. -- W.K.F.

bodhisaMbhAra. (T. byang chub kyi tshogs; C. puti ju/puti ziliang; J. bodaigu/bodaishiryo; K. pori ku/pori charyang 菩提具/菩提資糧). In Sanskrit, "collection" of, or "equipment" (SAMBHARA) for, "enlightenment" (BODHI); the term refers to specific sets of spiritual requisites (also called "accumulations") necessary for the attainment of awakening. The BODHISATTVA becomes equipped with these factors during his progress along the path (MARGA) leading to the attainment of buddhahood. In a buddha, the amount of this "enlightenment-collection" is understood to be infinite. These factors are often divided into two major groups: the collection of merit (PUnYASAMBHARA) and the collection of knowledge (JNANASAMBHARA). The collection of merit (PUnYA) entails the strengthening of four perfections (PARAMITA): generosity (DANA), morality (sĪLA), patience (KsANTI), and energy (VĪRYA). The collection of knowledge entails the cultivation of meditative states leading to the realization that emptiness (suNYATA) is the ultimate nature of all things. The bodhisaMbhAra were expounded in the *BodhisaMbhAraka, attributed to the MADHYAMAKA exegete NAGARJUNA, which is now extant only in Dharmagupta's 609 CE Chinese translation, titled the Puti ziliang lun. In this treatise, NAgArjuna explains that the acquisition, development, and fruition of these factors is an essentially interminable process: enlightenment will be achieved when these factors have been developed for as many eons as there are grains of sand in the Ganges River (see GAnGANADĪVALUKA). The text also emphasizes the importance of compassion (KARUnA), calling it the mother of perfect wisdom (PRAJNAPARAMITA). The perfection of wisdom sutras stress that PARInAMANA (turning over [merit]) and ANUMODANA (rejoicing [in the good deeds of others]) are necessary to amass the collection necessary to reach the final goal.

Bonded warehouse - A warehouse that is authorised by customs department for the storage of items on which payment of duty is not required until the goods are removed.

But while Peirce thought of pragmatism as akin to the mathematical method, James' motivation and interest was largely moral and religious. Thus in his Will to Believe (New World, 1896) he argues, in line with Pascal's wager, that "we have the right to believe at our own risk any hypothesis that is live enough to tempt our will," i.e. if it is not resolvable intellectually. Speaking of religious scepticism, he says. "We cannot escape the issue by remaining sceptical . . . because, although we do avoid error in that way if religion be untrue, we lose the good, if it be true, just as certainly as if we positively choose to disbelieve". The position of the religious skeptic is: ''Better risk loss of truth than chance of error, . . ." Later, in 1907 in the Lowell Lectures he stated that "on pragmatistic principles, if the hypothesis of God works satisfactorily in the widest sense of the word, it is true", and took a position between absolutism and materialism which he called "pragmatistic or melioristic" theism. In the same lectures he announces that " 'the true', to put it briefly, is only the expedient in the way of thinking, . . ." James also identifies truth with verifiability, thus anticipating both the experimentalism of Dewey and the operationalism of Bridgman and the logical positivists.

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Calkins, Mary Whiton: (1863-1930) Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College with which institution she was associated from 1891. She advanced an objective idealism of the Roycean character, styling her views as absolutistic personalism. She endeavored to find psychological justification for her views in the gestalt theory. Her works were in both fields of her interest: An Introduction to Psychology, The Persistent Problems of Philosophy, The Good Man and the Good, among others. -- L.E.D.

cargo ::: n. --> The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.

Chih chih: Extension of knowledge or achieving true knowledge through the investigation of things (ko wu) and understanding their Reason (li) to the utmost, not necessarily by investigating all things in the world, but by thoroughly investigating one thing and then more if necessary, so that the Reason in that thing, and thereby Reason in general, is understood. In Wang Yang-ming (1473-1529), it means "extension to the utmost of the mind's intuitive knowledge of good -- the knowledge of good which Mencius calls the good-evil mind and which all people have." (Neo-Confucianism). -- W.T.C.

Ching-fa-yin-Tsang (Chinese) The mystery of the eye of the good doctrine; in Chinese Buddhism, the esoteric teaching or interpretation of Gautama Buddha. However, “To any student of Buddhist Esotericism the term, ‘the Mystery of the Eye,’ would show the absence of any Esotericism” (BCW 14:444).

chi-squared test: A test on the goodness of fit of an observation to the theoretical value/assumed distribution through the use of the chi-squared distribution to test its likelihood of deviation due to natural variations.

Chrestes, Chrestos, Chrestians (Greek) chrestos. Applied by the Greeks as a title of respect equivalent to “the worthy.” Chrestes meant an interpreter of oracles. In the language of the Mysteries, a chrestos was a candidate or neophyte, and a christos (anointed) was an initiate. Christ is a mystical expression for the human inner god, while chrest is the good but as yet unregenerated nature; using here the language of the Mysteries, Christ may be likened to Dionysos, Osiris, or Krishna, who will deliver the suffering Chrest, mankind or Prometheus, in its trial. It is Christos that incarnates in Chrestos. These usages were taken over by the Gnostic schools out of which Christianity largely sprang, and there is abundant evidence to be found among the early Christian writers and the Gnostics themselves that the adherents originally called themselves Chrestians.

Citragupta (Chitragupta) ::: [the name of an attendant of Yama who records the good and evil deeds of each man].

Cledonismantia; cledonism: The belief in and divination of the good or evil portent of certain spontaneously spoken words when meeting another person or other persons.

client-server ::: (programming) A common form of distributed system in which software is split between server tasks and client tasks. A client sends requests to a server, according to some protocol, asking for information or action, and the server responds.This is analogous to a customer (client) who sends an order (request) on an order form to a supplier (server) who despatches the goods and an invoice (response). The order form and invoice are part of the protocol used to communicate in this case.There may be either one centralised server or several distributed ones. This model allows clients and servers to be placed independently on nodes in a network, possibly on different hardware and operating systems appropriate to their function, e.g. fast server/cheap client.Examples are the name-server/name-resolver relationship in DNS, the file-server/file-client relationship in NFS and the screen server/client application split in the X Window System.Usenet newsgroup: comp.client-server.[The Essential Client/Server Survival Guide, 2nd edition, 1996]. (1998-01-25)

client-server "programming" A common form of {distributed system} in which software is split between {server} tasks and {client} tasks. A client sends requests to a server, according to some {protocol}, asking for information or action, and the server responds. This is analogous to a customer (client) who sends an order (request) on an order form to a supplier (server) who despatches the goods and an invoice (response). The order form and invoice are part of the "protocol" used to communicate in this case. There may be either one centralised server or several distributed ones. This model allows clients and servers to be placed independently on {nodes} in a {network}, possibly on different {hardware} and {operating systems} appropriate to their function, e.g. fast server/cheap client. Examples are the name-server/name-resolver relationship in {DNS}, the file-server/file-client relationship in {NFS} and the screen server/client application split in the {X Window System}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.client-server}. ["The Essential Client/Server Survival Guide", 2nd edition, 1996]. (1998-01-25)

collectivism ::: A theoretical or practical emphasis on the group, as opposed to (and seen by many of its opponents to be at the expense of) the individual. Some psychologists define collectivism as a syndrome of attitudes and behaviors based on the belief that the basic unit of survival lies within a group, not the individual. Collectivists typically hold that the "greater good" of the group, is more important than the good of any particular individual who is one part of that larger organization. Some collectivists argue that the individual incidentally serves his own interests by working for the benefit of the group.[4]

conciliate ::: v. t. --> To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.

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consignment ::: n. --> The act of consigning; consignation.
The act of consigning or sending property to an agent or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.
That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.
The writing by which anything is consigned.

Consignment - When goods are offered for sale on behalf of another without the seller actually purchasing or taking title to the goods. Only when there is a subsequent sale does the owner receive any payment.

Contractor - The person or entity who will provide the goods or services under the provisions of the contract..

conviviality ::: n. --> The good humor or mirth indulged in upon festive occasions; a convivial spirit or humor; festivity.

Cost - 1. the sacrifice, measured by the price paid, to acquire, produce, or main­tain goods or services. Prices paid for materials, labour, and factory overhead in the manufacture of goods are costs. Or 2. an asset. The term cost is often used when referring to the valuation of a good or service acquired. When it is used in this sense, a cost is an asset. The concepts of cost and expense are often used interchangeably. When the benefits of the acquisition of the goods or services expire, the cost becomes an expense or loss. An expense is a cost with expired benefits. A loss is an expense (expired cost) with no related benefit.

Cost effective - When a judgment is made that something is economical in terms of the goods or services received for the money spent.

Crook, Episcopal Part of the insignia of bishops and abbots in the Roman Catholic Church, said to have been adopted from the augurs of Etruria; usually considered as representing a shepherd’s crook, in allusion to Christ as the Good Shepherd and his delegated function as such. But, taken in connection with the archbishop’s crozier, which has a cross at the end, it seems likely to be one of the ancient geometrical symbols, perhaps the serpent. Some Egyptian divinities are represented with scepters in the form of a crook or bearing a resemblance to it: it always appears in the hands of Osiris, especially in his aspect of judge of the underworld. The fundamental significance of the crook was of spiritual and intellectual dynamic energy or power usable at the will of its holder or possessor.

CuladhammasamAdAnasutta. (C. Shoufa jing; J. Juhokyo; K. Subop kyong 受法經). In PAli, "Shorter Discourse on Undertaking the Dharma"; the forty-fifth sutta of the MAJJHIMANIKAYA (a separate SARVASTIVADA recension appears as the 174th sutra in the Chinese translation of the MADHYAMAGAMA); preached by the Buddha to a gathering of monks in the JETAVANA Grove at SAvatthi (S. sRAVASTĪ). The Buddha describes four ways of undertaking things in this life and the good and bad consequences that accrue to one who follows these ways. The first way is to live happily in the present, but suffer a painful consequence in the future, e.g., when a person wantonly indulges in sensual pleasures in the present life and, as a result, is reborn into a woeful state later. The second way is to live a painful existence in the present, and suffer a painful consequence in the future; this is the case with ascetics who mortify their flesh only to be reborn in a woeful state. The third way is to live a painful existence in the present, but enjoy a happy consequence in the future; this is the case with a person who suffers in this life due to greed, hatred, and delusion but nevertheless strives to lead a blameless life and is consequently reborn in a happy existence as a human or lesser divinity (DEVA). The fourth way is to live happily in the present, and enjoy a happy consequence, as is the case with a person who cultivates the meditative absorptions (JHANA; S. DHYANA); he is happy in the present life and is rewarded with a happy rebirth as a BRAHMA divinity. An expanded version of this sermon is found in the MAHADHAMMASAMADANASUTTA, or "Longer Discourse on Undertaking the Dharma," also contained in the MajjhimanikAya.

CULTURE Culture in the esoteric sense of word is only achieved through purposeful, conscious or unconscious, application of the laws of life. In order to be discovered they must first have been applied. K 5.7.13

Cultures are built up by clans at the stages of culture and humanity. When their work is taken over by clans at lower stages, a more or less swift decline sets in. K

Emotional and mental culture are the kinds of culture most important for the realization of unity. Material culture will follow as a matter of course when the good will to mutual assistance is made the highest value and norm. P 1.1.14

We shall have social culture when individuals feel that they exist for the community, and the community feels that it exists for the individual; when everybody regards service as his foremost task. P 1.1.12

Cyrenaics: A school of Greek Philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene. The teachings of this school are known as the philosophy of Hedonism, or the doctrine of enjoyment for its own sake. For the Cyrenaics the virtuous or the good life is that which yields the greatest amount of contentment or pleasure derived from the satisfaction of desire. Education and intelligence are necessary so as to guide one to proper enjoyment, that is to such satisfaction of desire as yields most pleasure and is least likely to cause one pain. It also aids one in being master of pleasure and not its slave. -- M.F.

Czarnobog: Literally black god. In Slavonic mythology, the evil deity, the power of evil fighting the good deity (Bielbog).

Death ::: Death occurs when a general break-up of the constitution of man takes place; nor is this break-up amatter of sudden occurrence, with the exceptions of course of such cases as mortal accidents or suicides.Death is always preceded, varying in each individual case, by a certain time spent in the withdrawal ofthe monadic individuality from an incarnation, and this withdrawal of course takes place coincidentlywith a decay of the seven-principle being which man is in physical incarnation. This decay precedesphysical dissolution, and is a preparation of and by the consciousness-center for the forthcomingexistence in the invisible realms. This withdrawal actually is a preparation for the life to come ininvisible realms, and as the septenary entity on this earth so decays, it may truly be said to beapproaching rebirth in the next sphere.Death occurs, physically speaking, with the cessation of activity of the pulsating heart. There is the lastbeat, and this is followed by immediate, instantaneous unconsciousness, for nature is very merciful inthese things. But death is not yet complete, for the brain is the last organ of the physical body really todie, and for some time after the heart has ceased beating, the brain and its memory still remain activeand, although unconsciously so, the human ego for this short length of time, passes in review every eventof the preceding life. This great or small panoramic picture of the past is purely automatic, so to say; yetthe soul-consciousness of the reincarnating ego watches this wonderful review incident by incident, areview which includes the entire course of thought and action of the life just closed. The entity is, for thetime being, entirely unconscious of everything else except this. Temporarily it lives in the past, andmemory dislodges from the akasic record, so to speak, event after event, to the smallest detail: passesthem all in review, and in regular order from the beginning to the end, and thus sees all its past life as anall-inclusive panorama of picture succeeding picture.There are very definite ethical and psychological reasons inhering in this process, for this process forms areconstruction of both the good and the evil done in the past life, and imprints this strongly as a record onthe fabric of the spiritual memory of the passing being. Then the mortal and material portions sink intooblivion, while the reincarnating ego carries the best and noblest parts of these memories into thedevachan or heaven-world of postmortem rest and recuperation. Thus comes the end called death; andunconsciousness, complete and undisturbed, succeeds, until there occurs what the ancients called thesecond death.The lower triad (prana, linga-sarira, sthula-sarira) is now definitely cast off, and the remaining quaternaryis free. The physical body of the lower triad follows the course of natural decay, and its various hosts oflife-atoms proceed whither their natural attractions draw them. The linga-sarira or model-body remains inthe astral realms, and finally fades out. The life-atoms of the prana, or electrical field, fly instantly backat the moment of physical dissolution to the natural pranic reservoirs of the planet.This leaves man, therefore, no longer a heptad or septenary entity, but a quaternary consisting of theupper duad (atma-buddhi) and the intermediate duad (manas-kama). The second death then takes place.Death and the adjective dead are mere words by which the human mind seeks to express thoughts whichit gathers from a more or less consistent observation of the phenomena of the material world. Death isdissolution of a component entity or thing. The dead, therefore, are merely dissolving bodies -- entitieswhich have reached their term on this our physical plane. Dissolution is common to all things, becauseall physical things are composite: they are not absolute things. They are born; they grow; they reachmaturity; they enjoy, as the expression runs, a certain term of life in the full bloom of their powers; thenthey "die." That is the ordinary way of expressing what men call death; and the corresponding adjectiveis dead, when we say that such things or entities are dead.Do you find death per se anywhere? No. You find nothing but action; you find nothing but movement;you find nothing but change. Nothing stands still or is annihilated. What is called death itself shouts forthto us the fact of movement and change. Absolute inertia is unknown in nature or in the human mind; itdoes not exist.

debit ::: n. --> A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account. ::: v. t. --> To charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold.
To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; as, to

defamation ::: n. --> Act of injuring another&

defame ::: v. t. --> To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
To charge; to accuse. ::: n.

Dense order: See Continuity. Deontological ethics: Any ethics which does not make the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, holding that an action may be known to be right without a consideration of the goodness of anything, or at least that an action may be right and be known to be so even though it does not flow from the agent's best motive (or even from a good one) and does not, by being performed, bring into being as much good as some other action open to the agent. Opposed to axiological ethics. Also called formalism and intuitionism. See Intuitionism. -- W.K.F.

devastation ::: n. --> The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.

discommend ::: v. t. --> To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove.
To expose to censure or ill favor; to put out of the good graces of any one.

Discrimination: (Lat. discriminare, to separate) (a) subjectively: the rational power to distinguish between objects, real or logical, and betwen moral right and wrong. In Aristotelianism there is also a function of internal sense (Gr. kritikon, sensory discrimination; Lat. vis aestimativa or cogitativa) by which men and the higher animals distinguish the good from the bad in their sense experience,

Draco [from Greek drakon dragon] The dragon; a northern circumpolar constellation, within which is the pole of the ecliptic. But the name seems to have had different applications at different times and places; we hear it spoken of as a vast constellation extending through seven signs of the zodiac; also as the seven-headed Draco, each of whose heads is a star of Ursa Minor; and again as the pole star. Draco was a symbol of the good serpent, the Messiah of the Naaseni. See also DRAGON

Dragon [from Greek drakon, serpent, the watchful] Known to scholarship as a mythical monster, a huge lizard, winged, scaly, fire-breathing, doubtless originating in the memory of an actual prehistoric animal. Dragon is often synonymous with serpent. The dragon and serpent, whether high or low, are types of various events in cosmic or world history, or of various terrestrial or human qualities, for either one can at different times signify spiritual immortality, wisdom, reimbodiment, or regeneration. In the triad of sun, moon, and serpent or cross, it denotes the manifested Logos, and hence is often said to be seven-headed. As such it is in conflict with the sun, and sometimes with the moon; but this conflict is merely the duality of contrary forces essential to cosmic stability. The dragon itself is often dual, and it may be paired with the serpent, as with Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon, the good and evil serpents, seen in the caduceus. Again the dragon is two-poled as having a head and a tail, Rahu and Ketu in India, commonly described as being the moon’s north and south nodes, the moon thus being a triple symbol in which a unity conflicts with a duality.

Dualism In theology, the doctrine that there are two independent and opposing deific powers conjointly ruling the universe as, for instance, in the Zoroastrian system when it teaches that Ormazd and Ahriman, the good and evil deities, divide between them the supremacy. It is opposed to monotheism, but not necessarily to polytheism. In philosophy, the doctrine that there are two fundamental principles underlying all manifestation, such as spirit and matter, force and matter, mind and matter and in a more extended sense good and evil, high and low, black and white; in fact the doctrine has its origin in the so-called pairs of opposites in nature. Here, it is opposed to monism but not necessarily to pluralism. These oppositions of ideas in both theology and philosophy are often quite unnecessary, and rise from the tendency of the mind to keep conceptions in rigidly thought-tight compartments, without that intermingling of principle to principle, based on a fundamental unity, which is demonstrated to be true by all we know of even physical nature.

earth “to help the good.” [Rf. Grundriss der

Economic problem - The fact that there are unlimited wants but limited resources to produce the goods and services to satisfy those wants. This creates scarcity.

E. Landau, Grundlagen der Analysis, Leipzig, 1930. Numinous: A word coined from the Latin "numen" by Rudolf Otto to signify the absolutely unique state of mind of the genuinely religious person who feels or is aware of something mysterious, terrible, awe-inspiring, holy and sacred. This feeling or awareness is a mysterium tremendum, beyond reason, beyond the good or the beautiful. This numinous is an a priori category and is the basis of man's cognition of the Divine. See his book The Idea of the Holy (rev. ed., 1925). -- V.F.

Empedocles: Of Agrigentum, about 490-430 B.C.; attempted to reconcile the teaching of the permanence of Being of the Eleatics with the experience of change and motion as emphasized by Heraclitus. He taught the doctrine of the four "elements", earth, water, air and fire, out of the mixture of which all individual things came to be; love and hate being the cause of motion and therefore of the mixings of these elements. He was thus led to introduce a theory of value into the explanation of Nature since love and hate accounted also for the good and evil in the world. -- M.F.

emulate ::: a. --> Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous. ::: v. t. --> To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.

Ethical Hedonism: See Hedonism, ethical. Ethical relativism: The view that ethical truths are relative -- that the rightness of an action and the goodness of an object depend on or consist in the attitude taken towards it by some individual or group, and hence may vary from individual to individual or from group to group. See Absolutism. -- W.K.F.

Ethical judgments fall, roughly, into tw o classes, (a) judgments of value, i.e. judgments as to the goodness or badness, desirability or undesirability of certain objects, ends, experiences, dispositions, or states of affairs, e.g. "Knowledge is good," (b) judgments of obligation, i.e. judgments as to the obligatoriness, rightness or wrongness, wisdom or foolishness of various courses of action and kinds of conduct, judgments enjoining, recommending or condemning certain lines of conduct. Thus there are two pnrts of ethics, the theory of value or axiology. which is concerned with judgments of value, extrinsic or intrinsic, moral or non-moral, the theory of obligation or deontology, which is concerned with judgments of obligation. In either of these parts of ethics one mav take either of the above approaches -- in the theory of value one may be interested either in anilvzing and explaining (psychologically or sociologically) our various judgments of value or in establishing or recommending certain things as good or as ends, and in the theory of obligation one may be interested either in analyzing and explaining our various judgments of obligation or in setting forth certain courses of action as right, wise, etc.

ethics ::: 1. A system of moral principles. 2. The branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions. **ethics".

Euclid of Megara identified the good and the One. The many are unreal. Not to be confused with the great geometer who lived at Alexandria (c. 300 B.C.), author of the Elements in 13 books. -- M.F.

Eudœmonism: The Theory, first proposed in Western philosophy by Aristotle, that the aim of the good life is happiness or well-being.

Every action of man is full of ego — the good ones as well as the bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.

every believer, one recording the good deeds, the

Evil: (AS. yfel) Negation of the extrinsic elections of things. In practice, the positive effects of such negation. The morally bad. Hostility to the welfare of anything. Absence of the good. Opposite of goodness. See Ethics. -- J.K.F.

factor ::: n. --> One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.
A steward or bailiff of an estate.
One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied

Factual: See Meaning, Kinds of, 2. Faculty: (Scholastic) Medieval psychology distinguishes several faculties of the soul which are said to be really distinct from each other and from the substance of the soul. According to Aquinas the distinction is based on objects and operations. The faculties are conceived as accidents of the soul's substance, but as pertaining essentially to its nature, therefore "proper accidents". The soul operates by means of the faculties. Much misunderstood and deteriorated, this theory remained alive until recent times and is still maintained, in its original and pure form, by Neo-Scholasticism. A certain rapprochement to the older notion may he observed in the modern theory of "general factors". Most of the criticisms directed against the faculty-psychology are based on modern experimental and nominalistic approaches. The faculties listed by Aquinas are: The sensory faculties, which to operate need a bodily organ;   The external senses,   The internal senses, sensus communis, memory, imagination, vis aestimativa (in animals) or cogitativa (in man),   The sensory appetites, subdivided in the concupiscible appetite aiming at the attainable good or fleeing the avoidable evil, the irascible appetite related to good and evil whose attainment or avoidance encounters obstacles. The vegetative faculties, comprising the achievements of nutrition, growth and procreation. While the sensory appetites are common sto man and animals, the vegetative are observed also in plants. The locomotive faculty, characteristic of animals and, therefore, also of man. The rational faculties, found with man alone;   Intellect, whose proper object is the universal nature of things and whose achievements are abstraction, reasoning, judging, syllogistic thought,   Rational Will, directed towards the good as such and relying in its operation on particulars on the co-operation of the appetites, just as intellect needs for the formation of its abstract notions the phantasm, derived from sense impressions and presented to the intellect by imagination. The vis cogitativa forms a link between rational universal will and particular strivings; it is therefore also called ratio particularis.   Ch. A. Hart, The Thomisttc Theory of Mental Faculties, Washington, D. C, 1930. -- R.A.

fieri facias ::: --> A judicial writ that lies for one who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff that he cause to be made of the goods, chattels, or real estate of the defendant, the sum claimed.

F. Logos: (Gr. logos) A term denoting either reason or one of the expressions of reason or order in words or things; such as word, discourse, definition, formula, principle, mathematical ratio. In its most important sense in philosophy it refers to a cosmic reason which gives order and intelligibility to the world. In this sense the doctrine first appears in Heraclitus, who affirms the reality of a Logos analogous to the reason in man that regulates all physical processes and is the source of all human law. The conception is developed more fully by the Stoics, who conceive of the world as a living unity, perfect in the adaptation of its parts to one another and to the whole, and animated by an immanent and purposive reason. As the creative source of this cosmic unity and perfection the world-reason is called the seminal reason (logos spermatikos), and is conceived as containing within itself a multitude of logoi spermatikoi, or intelligible and purposive forms operating in the world. As regulating all things, the Logos is identified with Fate (heimarmene); as directing all things toward the good, with Providence (pronoia); and as the ordered course of events, with Nature (physis). In Philo of Alexandria, in whom Hebrew modes of thought mingle with Greek concepts, the Logos becomes the immaterial instrument, and even at times the personal agency, through which the creative activity of the transcendent God is exerted upon the world. In Christian philosophy the Logos becomes the second person of the Trinity and its functions are identified with the creative, illuminating and redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Finally the Logos plays an important role in the system of Plotinus, where it appears as the creative and form-giving aspect of Intelligence (Nous), the second of the three Hypostases. -- G. R.

Forecasting ::: is a technique that uses historical data as inputs to make informed estimates that are predictive in determining the direction of future trends. Businesses utilize forecasting to determine how to allocate their budgets or plan for anticipated expenses for an upcoming period of time. This is typically based on the projected demand for the goods and services offered.

Formal. Or end by which (finis quo) is the actual attainment of the good itself, e.g. beatitude itself in the blessed.

frankpledge ::: n. --> A pledge or surety for the good behavior of freemen, -- each freeman who was a member of an ancient decennary, tithing, or friborg, in England, being a pledge for the good conduct of the others, for the preservation of the public peace; a free surety.
The tithing itself.

friendly ::: a. --> Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.
Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.

garnishment ::: n. --> Ornament; embellishment; decoration.
Warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter.
Warning to a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, not to pay the money or deliver the goods to the defendant, but to appear in court and give information as garnishee.
A fee. See Garnish, n., 4.

Gobi or Shamo Desert A wild, arid region of mountains and sandy plains which was once fertile land and in part the site of a former inland sea or lake on which was the “Sacred Island” where the “Sons of Will and Yoga,” the elect of the third root-race, took refuge when the daityas prevailed over the devas and humanity became black with sin. It has been called by the Chinese the Sea of Knowledge, and tradition says that the descendants of the holy refugees still inhabit an oasis in “the dreadful wildernesses of the great Desert, the Gobi . . .” (SD 2:220). This region was transformed into a sea for the last time ten or twelve thousand years ago; a local cataclysm drained off the waters southward and westward, leaving the present conditions. It is also said that the events connected with the drying up of the Gobi region are associated with allegories of wars between the good and evil forces and the “systematic persecution of the Prophets of the Right Path by those of the Left” which led the world into materialistic forms of thought.

goodness ::: n. --> The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

gospel ::: v. --> Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation.
One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day.
Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel.

Greece. Homeric thought centered in Moira (Fate), an impersonal, immaterial power that distributes to gods and men their respective stations. While the main stream of pre-Socratic thought was naturalistic, it was not materialistic. The primordial Being of things, the Physis, is both extended and spiritual (hylozoism). Soul and Mind are invariably identified with Physis. Empedocles' distinction between inertia and force (Love and Hate) was followed by Anaxagoras' introduction of Mind (Nous) as the first cause of order and the principle of spontaneity or life in things. Socrates emphasized the ideological principle and introduced the category of Value as primary both in Nature and Man. He challenged the completeness of the mechanical explanation of natural events. Plato's theory of Ideas (as traditionally interpreted by historians) is at once a metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology. Ideas, forming a hierarchy and systematically united in the Good, are timeless essences comprising the realm of true Being. They are archetypes and causes of things in the realm of Non-Being (Space). Aristotle, while moving in the direction of common-sense realism, was also idealistic. Forms or species are secondary substances, and collectively form the dynamic and rational structure of the World. Active reason (Nous Poietikos), possessed by all rational creatures, is immaterial and eternal. Mind is the final cause of all motion. God is pure Mind, self-contained, self-centered, and metaphysically remote from the spatial World. The Stoics united idealism and hylozoistic naturalism in their doctrine of dynamic rational cosmic law (Logos), World Soul, Pneuma, and Providence (Pronoia).

Gresham's law - The theory that "bad," or debased, money drives "good," or undebased, money out of circulation because people keep the good money for other purposes and use the bad money for transactions.

guide ::: “The first is the discovery of the soul, not the outer soul of thought and emotion and desire, but the secret psychic entity, the divine element within us. When that becomes dominant over the nature, when we are consciously the soul and when mind, life and body take their true place as its instruments, we are aware of a guide within that knows the truth, the good, the true delight and beauty of existence, controls heart and intellect by its luminous law and leads our life and being towards spiritual completeness.” The Life Divine

haberdashery ::: n. --> The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles.

Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich: (1834-1919) Was a German biologist whose early espousal of Darwinism led him to found upon the evolutionary hypothesis a thoroughgoing materialistic monism which he advanced in his numerous writings particularly in his popular The Riddle of the Universe. Believing in the essential unity of the organic and the inorganic, he was opposed to revealed religions and their ideals of God, freedom and immortality and offered a monistic religion of nature based on the true, the good and the beautiful. See Darwin, Evolutionism, Monism. -- L.E.D.

  “Having evolved himself from the soul of the world, once separated from the first cause, he evaporates with, and emanates all nature out of himself. He does not stand above it, but is mixed up with it; Brahma and the universe form one Being, each particle of which is in its essence Brahma himself, who proceeded out of himself” (q SD 1:380n). The Vishnu-Purana explains that created beings “although they are destroyed (in their individual forms) at the periods of dissolution, yet being affected by the good or evil acts of former existences, are never exempted from their consequences. And when Brahma produces the world anew, they are the progeny of his will . . .” (q SD 1:456n).

Hell-in-Heaven realm). Chief among the good

he saw in the forest—an angel “with the good

He taught that the primal cause, which he names Bythos (depth), manifested itself as the pleroma (fullness), the sum total of all manifestation. His teachings on pleroma are defined by a vast, intricate diagrammatic scheme, representing a process of emanation on a hierarchical plan with threefold, sevenfold, tenfold, and twelvefold hierarchies; mankind itself forming a lower branch of these hierarchies. Thus he is enabled to explain the origin of mixture or evil, and to reconcile the goodness of God with the imperfection of nature by pointing to minor demiurgic creators; thus too he can give the true meaning of Christ and redemption.

Hire purchase/credit sale - Methods used to buy goods now and payoff the balance over a period of time. In the case of the former, the goods only belong to the buyer when the final payment is made.

Historically, one may say that, in general, Greek ethics was teleological, though there are deontological strains in Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. In Christian moralists one finds both kinds of ethics, according as the emphasis is on the will of God as the source of duties (the ordinary view) or on the goodness of God as somehow the end of human life (Augustine and Aquinas), theology and revelation taking a central role in either case. In modern philosophical ethics, again, both kinds of ethics are present, with the opposition between them coming out into the open. Starting in the 17th and 18th centuries in Britain are both "intuitionism" (Cambridge Platonists, Clarke, Butler, Price, Reid, Whewell, McCosh, etc.) and utilitarianism (q.v.), with British ethics largely a matter of controversy between the two, a controversy in which the teleological side has lately been taken by Cambridge and the deontological side by Oxford. Again, in Germany, England, and elsewhere there have been, on the one hand, the formalistic deontologism of Kant and his followers, and, on the other, the axiological or teleological ethics of the Hegelian self-realizationists and the Wertethik of Scheler and N. Hartmann.

hostname ::: 1. (Or sitename). The unique name by which a computer is known on a network, used to identify it in electronic mail, Usenet news, or other forms of electronic information interchange.On Internet the hostname is an ASCII string, e.g. which, consists of a local part (foldoc) and a domain name ( The hostname the Domain Name System (DNS) or resolver. It is possible for one computer to have several hostnames (aliases) though one is designated as its canonical name.It is often possible to guess a hostname for a particular institution. This is useful if you want to know if they operate network services like anonymous FTP, this fails, prepend ftp. or www. as appropriate, e.g. You can use the ping command as a quick way to test whether a hostname is valid.The folklore interest of hostnames stems from the creativity and humour they often display. Interpreting a sitename is not unlike interpreting a vanity roughly descending order). The obligatory comment is Harris's Lament: All the good ones are taken!See also network address.2. Berkeley Unix command to set and get the application level name used by the host.Unix manual page: hostname(1). (1995-02-16)

hostname 1. (Or "sitename"). The unique name by which a computer is known on a {network}, used to identify it in {electronic mail}, {Usenet} {news}, or other forms of electronic information interchange. On the {Internet} the hostname is an {ASCII} string, e.g. "" which, consists of a local part (foldoc) and a {domain} name ( The hostname is translated into an {Internet address} either via the {hosts file}, {NIS} or by the {Domain Name System} (DNS) or {resolver}. It is possible for one computer to have several hostnames (aliases) though one is designated as its {canonical} name. It is often possible to guess a hostname for a particular institution. This is useful if you want to know if they operate network services like {anonymous FTP}, {World-Wide Web} or {finger}. First try the institution's name or obvious abbreviations thereof, with the appropriate {domain} appended, e.g. "". If this fails, prepend "ftp." or "www." as appropriate, e.g. "". You can use the {ping} command as a quick way to test whether a hostname is valid. The folklore interest of hostnames stems from the creativity and humour they often display. Interpreting a sitename is not unlike interpreting a vanity licence plate; one has to mentally unpack it, allowing for mono-case and length restrictions and the lack of whitespace. Hacker tradition deprecates dull, institutional-sounding names in favour of punchy, humorous, and clever coinages (except that it is considered appropriate for the official public gateway machine of an organisation to bear the organisation's name or acronym). Mythological references, cartoon characters, animal names, and allusions to SF or fantasy literature are probably the most popular sources for sitenames (in roughly descending order). The obligatory comment is Harris's Lament: "All the good ones are taken!" See also {network address}. 2. {Berkeley} {Unix} command to set and get the application level name used by the host. {Unix manual page}: hostname(1). (1995-02-16)

Humanism: (Lat. humanus, human) Any view in which interest in human welfare is central. Renaissance revival of classical learning as opposed to merely ecclesiastical studies. An ethical and religious movement culminating in Auguste Comte's "Worship of Humanity," better known as Humanitarianism. Philosophical movement represented by F. C. S. Schiller in England, better known as Pragmatism. See Pragmatism. Literary Humanism, movement led in America by Irving Babbit, Paul Elmer More, Norman Foerster protesting against extreme emphasis on vocational education and recommending return to a classical type of liberal education or study of "the Humanities." Sociological term for tendency to extend ideals, such as love, loyalty, kindness, service, honesty, which normally prevail in primary or intimate groups to guide conduct in non-primary or impersonal groups. Religious Humanism is any view which does not consider belief in a deity vital to religion, though not necessarily denying its existence and not necessarily denying practical value to such belief. Represented by a group of left-wing Unitarian ministers and university professors who, in May, 1933, published "The Humanist Manifesto," wherein religion is broadly viewed as a "shared quest for the good life" and social justice and social reform are stressed as important in religious endeavor.

Hyle (Greek) Wood, material; primordial matter as first manifested in and from Chaos, but as yet undifferentiated; the Mother, paired with spirit as Father. A Pythagorean word and, according to Plutarch, one of a lower tetraktys consisting of to agathon (the good), nous (intelligence), psyche (soul), and hyle (matter). Equivalent to ilus.

Idea: (Gr. idea) This term has enjoyed historically a considerable diversity of usage. In pre-Platonic Greek: form, semblance, nature, fashion or mode, class or species. Plato (and Socrates): The Idea is a timeless essence or universal, a dynamic and creative archetype of existents. The Ideas comprise a hierarchy and an organic unity in the Good, and are ideals as patterns of existence and as objects of human desire. The Stoics: Ideas are class concepts in the human mind. Neo-Platonism: Ideas are archetypes of things considered as in cosmic Mind (Nous or Logos). Early Christianity and Scholasticism: Ideas are archetypes eternally subsistent in the mind of God. 17th Century: Following earlier usage, Descartes generally identified ideas with subjective, logical concepts of the human mind. Ideas were similarly treated as subjective or mental by Locke, who identified them with all objects of consciousness. Simple ideas, from which, by combination, all complex ideas are derived, have their source either in sense perception or "reflection" (intuition of our own being and mental processes). Berkeley: Ideas are sense objects or perceptions, considered either as modes of the human soul or as a type of mind-dependent being. Concepts derived from objects of intuitive introspection, such as activity, passivity, soul, are "notions." Hume: An Idea is a "faint image" or memory copy of sense "impressions." Kant: Ideas are concepts or representations incapable of adequate subsumption under the categories, which escape the limits of cognition. The ideas of theoretical or Pure Reason are ideals, demands of the human intellect for the absolute, i.e., the unconditioned or the totality of conditions of representation. They include the soul, Nature and God. The ideas of moral or Practical Reason include God, Freedom, and Immortality. The ideas of Reason cannot be sensuously represented (possess no "schema"). Aesthetic ideas are representations of the faculty of imagination to which no concept can be adequate.

improperia ::: n. pl. --> A series of antiphons and responses, expressing the sorrowful remonstrance of our Lord with his people; -- sung on the morning of the Good Friday in place of the usual daily Mass of the Roman ritual.

(In Aesthetics): A movement in both art and general aesthetic theory which was particularly widespread and influential in the last years of the 18th and the first half of the 19th centuries. So interpreted, it is especially associated with Novalis, the Schlegels, and Jean Paul Richter in Germany, Rousseau, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Lamartine in France; Blake, Scott, the Lake Poets, Shelley, and Byron in England. As a general attitude toward art and its function, as an interpretation of the goodness, beauty, and purpose of life, romanticism has always existed and can be confined to no one period. The essence of romanticism, either as an attitude or as a conscious program, is an intense interest in nature, and an attempt to seize natural phenomena in a direct, immediate, and naive manner. Romanticism thus regards all forms, rules, conventions, and manners as artificial constructs and as hindrances to the grasp, enjoyment, and expression of nature, hence its continual opposition to any kind of classicism (q.v.), whose formalities it treats as fetters. Romanticism stresses the values of sincerity, spontaneity, and passion, as against the restraint and cultivation demanded by artistic forms and modes. It reasserts the primacy of feeling, imagination, and sentiment, as opposed to reason. It maintains that art should concern itself with the particular and the concrete, observing and reporting accurately the feelings aroused by nature, with no idealization or generalization. It commands the artist to feel freely and deeply, and to express what he has felt with no restraints, either artistic or social. It seeks in works of art a stimulus to imagination and feeling, a point of departure for free activity, rather than an object that it can accept and contemplate.

In a more restricted sense, svadha is also the sacrificial offering or oblation made to each god, and is thus allegorically represented as a daughter of Daksha and wife of at least one class of the pitris, the agnishvattas and the kumaras. A svadha was therefore considered the highest form of benediction at a sacrifice, the inmost meaning being that one’s own essence is laid on the altar of self-abnegations to the good of all. The inmost self is “placed” or “fixed” in its own vitality, which becomes the carrier, supporter, and maintainer of the inner spiritual power.

Indirect taxes - Taxes on expenditure ( e.g. value added tax (VAT)) Paid to the tax authorities, not by the consumer but indirectly by the suppliers of the goods or services.

In Persian legend, the serpent appeared in Airyanem Vaejo and by his venom transformed the beautiful, eternal spring into winter, generating disease and death. Interpreting this geologically and astronomically, “every occultist knows that the Serpent alluded to is the north pole, as also the pole of the heavens. The latter produces the seasons according to the angle at which it penetrates the centre of this earth. The two axes were no more parallel; hence the eternal spring of Airyana-Vaego by the good river Daitya had disappeared, and ‘the Aryan magi had to emigrate to Sagdiani’ — say exoteric accounts. But the esoteric teaching states that the pole had passed through the equator, and that the ‘land of bliss’ of the Fourth Race, its inheritance from the Third, had now become the region of desolation and woe. This alone ought to be an incontrovertible proof of the great antiquity of the Zoroastrian Scriptures” (SD 2:356).

In respect to the field of ethics in general, Soviet philosophers have lately been developing the doctrine known as socialist or proletarian humanism. As distinguished from "bourgeois humanism", this term signifies that system of social institutions and personal values designed to insure that there be no underprivileged gioup or class de facto excluded from full participation in the good life conceived in terms of the educational and cultural development of the individual and the full enjoyment of the things of this world. Such objectives, it is held, are only possible of attainment in a classless society where there is economic security for all. The view taken is that the freedoms and liberties proclaimed by "bourgeois humanism" represented a great historical advance, but one that was, in general, limited in application to the emancipation of the bourgeoisie (q.v.) from the restrictions of feudalism while retaining and making use, to greater or lesser extent, of slavery, serfdom and a system of private capitalism invoking the precarious economic existence and cultural darkness of large proletarian masses. While it is held that there is an absolute light binding upon all, vaguely expressed in such formulations as, each for all and all for each, it is asserted that in class society, the position and class interest of one class may motivate it to oppose a genuine application of this right, whereas the class interest of another class may coincide with such an application. It is held that the proletariat is in this latter position, for its class interest as well as its moral obligation is considered to be in abolishing itself as a proletariat, which is taken to mean, abolishing classes generally.

interpreted, leaves no room for a belief in a world of evil powers arrayed against the goodness

In the Avesta (Yasht 22), on the fourth day after death, the soul of the defunct finds itself in the presence of a maid of divine beauty or of fiendish ugliness according as he himself was good or bad, and she leads him into heaven or hell. This holy bridge and this maid are naught but karma; and as a person is essentially his own karma, the maid he meets after death is himself, divine in beauty or fiendish in ugliness; or again his constitution itself after death is the holy bridge which in the good and noble person can be traversed safely, but in the case of the wicked person who has starved his spiritual nature to a mere thread, his constitution becomes like the edge of a razor, and if there is not sufficient good and decency in the defunct to traverse this razor bridge, he falls into the lower regions.

In the Ethics these basic principles are applied to the solution of the question of human good. The good for man is an actualization, or active exercise, of those faculties distinctive of man, that is the faculties of the rational, as distinct from the vegetative and sensitive souls. But human excellence thus defined shows itself in two forms, In the habitual subordination of sensitive and appetitive tendencies to rational rule and principle, and in the exercise of reason in the search for and contemplation of truth. The former type of excellence is expressed in the moral virtues, the latter in the dianoetic or intellectual virtues. A memorable feature of Aristotle's treatment of the moral virtues is his theory that each of them may be regarded as a mean between excess and defect; courage, for example, is a mean between cowardice and rashness, liberality a mean between stinginess and prodigality. In the Politics Aristotle sets forth the importance of the political community as the source and sustainer of the typically human life. But for Aristotle the highest good for man is found not in the political life, nor in any other form of practical activity, but in theoretical inquiry and contemplation of truth. This alone brings complete and continuous happiness, because it is the activity of the highest part of man's complex nature, and of that part which is least dependent upon externals, viz. the intuitive reason, or nous. In the contemplation of the first principles of knowledge and being man participates in that activity of pure thought which constitutes the eternal perfection of the divine nature.

In the field of the philosophy of religion, Platonism becomes obscure. There is little doubt that Plato paid only lip-service to the anthropomorphic polytheism of Athenian religion. Many of the attributes of the Idea of the Good are those of an eternal God. The Republic (Book II) pictures the Supreme Being as perfect, unchangeable and the author of truth. Similar rationalizations are found throughout the Laws. Another current of religious thought is to be found m the Timaeus, Politicus and Sophist. The story of the making of the universe and man by the Demiurgus is mythic and yet it is in many points a logical development of his theory of Ideas. The World-Maker does not create things from nothing, he fashions the world out of a pre-existing chaos of matter by introducing patterns taken from the sphere of Forms. This process of formation is also explained, in the Timaeus (54 ff), in terms of various mathematical figures. In an early period of the universe, God (Chronos) exercised a sort of Providential care over things in this world (Politicus, 269-275), but eventually man was left to his own devices. The tale of Er, at the end of the Republic, describes a judgment of souls after death, their separation into the good and the bad, and the assignment of various rewards and punishments. H. Stephanus et J. Serranus (ed.), Platonis Opera (Paris, 1578), has provided the standard pagination, now used in referring to the text of Plato, it is not a critical edition. J. Burnet (ed.), Platonis Opera, 5 vol. (Oxford, 1899-1907). Platon, Oeuvres completes, texte et trad., Collect. G. Bude (Paris, 1920 ff.). The Dialogues of Plato, transl. B. Jowett, 3rd ed. (Oxford, 1920). W. Pater, Plato and Platonism (London, 1909). A. E. Taylor, Plato, the Man and his Work (N. Y., 1927). P. Shorey, What Plato Said (Chicago, 1933). A. Dies, Autour de Platon, 2 vol. (Paris, 1927). U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, Platon, 2 vol. (Berlin, 1919). John Burnet, Platonism (Berkeley, 1928). Paul Elmer More, Platonism (Oxford, 1931). Constantm Ritter, Essence of Plato's Philosophy (London, 1933). Leon Robin, Platon (Paris, 1935). Paul Shorey, Platonism, Ancient and Modern (Berkeley, 1938). A. E. Taylor, Platontsm and Its Influence (London, 1924). F. J. E. Woodbridge, The Son of Apollo (Boston, 1929). C. Bigg, The Christian Platomsts of Alexandria (Oxford, 1913). T. Whittaker, The Neo-Platonists (Cambridge, 1918, 2nd ed ). John H. Muirhead, The Platonic Tradition in Angle-Saxon Philosophy (New York, 1931). F. J. Powicke, The Cambridge Platonists (Boston, 1927). -- V.J.B.

In the theory of value the first question concerns the meaning of value-terms and the status of goodness. As to meaning the main point is whether goodness is definable or not, and if so, how. As to status the main point is whether goodness is subjective or objective, relative or absolute. Various positions are possible. Recent emotive meaning theories e.g. that of A. J. Ayer, hold that "good" and other value-terms have only an emotive meaning, Intuitionists and non-naturalists often hold that goodness is an indefinable intrinsic (and therefore objective or absolute) property, e.g., Plato, G. E. Moore, W. D. Ross, J. Laird, Meinong, N. Hartman. Metaphysical and naturalistic moralists usually hold that goodness can be defined in metaphysical or in psychological terms, generally interpreting "x is good" to mean that a certain attitude is taken toward x by some mind or group of minds. For some of them value is objective or absolute in the sense of having the same locus for everyone, e.g., Aristotle in his definition of the good as that at which all things aim, (Ethics, bk. I). For others the locus of value varies from individual to individual or from group to group, i.e. different things will be good for different individuals or groups, e.g., Hobbes, Westermarck, William James, R. B. Perry.

inventory ::: n. --> An account, catalogue, or schedule, made by an executor or administrator, of all the goods and chattels, and sometimes of the real estate, of a deceased person; a list of the property of which a person or estate is found to be possessed; hence, an itemized list of goods or valuables, with their estimated worth; specifically, the annual account of stock taken in any business. ::: v. t.

Jainism: An Indian religion claiming great antiquity, the last of the great teachers (tirthankara) being Mahavira (6th cent. B.C.), embracing many philosophical elements of a pluralistic type of realism. It rejects Vedic (q.v.) authority and an absolute being, gods as well as men partaking of mortality, and holds the mythologically conceived world to be eternal and subject only to the fixed sequence of six ages, good and bad, but not periodic creation and destruction. There is an infinitude of indestructible individual souls or spiritual entities, each possessing by nature many properties inclusive of omniscience, unlimited energy and bliss which come to the fore upon attaining full independence. The non-spiritual substances are space and time, rest and motion, and matter composed of atoms and capable of being apprehended by the senses and combining to form the world of infinite variety. Matter also penetrates spiritual substance like a physician's pill, changing to karma and producing physical attachments. The good life consists in the acquisition of the three gems (triratna) of right faith (samyag-darsana), right knowledge (samyag-jnana), right conduct (samyag-caritra). Salvation, i.e., becoming a kevalin (cf. kevala), is an arduous task achieved in 14 stages of perfection, the last being bodiless existence in bliss and complete oblivion to the world and its ways. -- K.F.L.

Kakodaimon (Greek) [from kakos evil + daimon god, genius] Opposed to agathodaimon, the good genius. This Gnostic term denoted the nether pole of the dual serpent — in one sense Scorpio as contrasted with Virgo, lord of the lower kingdoms, tempter of man, but turned into an aid if he is withstood and overcome.

kalyan.alipsa ::: the urge to bring about the good of all; an element of kalyanalipsa Mahalaks.mi bhava.

karman. (P. kamma; T. las; C. ye; J. go; K. op 業). In Sanskrit, "action"; in its inflected form "karma," it is now accepted as an English word; a term used to refer to the doctrine of action and its corresponding "ripening" or "fruition" (VIPĀKA), according to which virtuous deeds of body, speech, and mind produce happiness in the future (in this life or subsequent lives), while nonvirtuous deeds lead instead to suffering. In Vedic religion, karman referred especially to ritual actions. The term came to take on wider meanings among the sRAMAnA movements of wandering ascetics, to which Buddhism belonged. The JAINAs, for example, have a theory of karman as a physical substance created through unwholesome actions, which hinder the soul's ability to achieve liberation; in order to free the soul from the bonds created through past actions, the body had to be rigorously cleansed of this karmic substance through moral discipline and asceticism. Although the Buddhists accepted the notion of moral causality, as did the Jainas, they redefined karman instead as mental intention (CETANĀ) or intentional (cetayitvā) acts: the Buddha specifically says, "Action is volition, for after having intended something, one accomplishes action through body, speech, and mind." These actions are of four types: (1) wholesome (KUsALA), which lead to wholesome results (vipāka); (2) unwholesome (AKUsALA), which lead to unwholesome results; (3) mixed, with mixed results that may be partially harmful and partially beneficial; and (4) indeterminate (AVYĀKṚTA), which are actions done after enlightenment, which yield no result in the conditioned realm. The term karman describes both the potential and kinetic energy necessary to sustain a process; and, just as energy is not lost in a physical process, neither is it lost in the process of moral cause and effect. The Buddhists assert that there is a necessary relationship that exists between the action and its fruition, but this need not manifest itself in the present life; rather, when the complex of conditions and the appropriate time for their fruition come together, actions will bear their retributive fruit, even after an interval of hundreds of millions of eons (KALPA). The fruition of action is also received by the mental continuum (CITTASAMTĀNA) of the being who initially performed the action, not by another; thus, in mainstream Buddhism, one can neither receive the fruition of another's karman nor redeem another's actions. The physical universe (BHĀJANALOKA) and all experience within it are also said to be the products of karman, although in a passive, ethically neutral sense (viz., upapattibhava; see BHAVA). The goal of the Buddhist path is to be liberated from the effects of karman and the cycle of rebirth (SAMSĀRA) by destroying attachment to the sense of self (ĀTMAN). The doctrine of karman is meant to counter the errors of antinomianism (that morality is unnecessary to salvation), annihilationism, and materialism. Actions do, in fact, matter, even if there is ultimately no self that is the agent of action. Hence, karman as representing the continuity between action and result must be understood in conjunction with the teaching of discontinuity that is ANĀTMAN: there is indeed a causal chain connecting the initiator of action and the recipient of its result, but it is not the case that the person who performs the action is the same as the person who experiences the result (the wrong view of eternality) or that the agent is different from the experiencer (the wrong view of annihilationism). This connection is likened to milk changing to its different forms of curds, butter, and ghee: the milk and the ghee are neither identical nor different, but they are causally connected. The process that connects karmic cause and effect, as well as the process by which that connection is severed, is detailed in the twelvefold chain of dependent origination (PRATĪTYASAMUTPĀDA). Enlightened beings, such as a buddha or an ARHAT, have destroyed this chain and thus have eradicated all attachment to their past karmic continuums; consequently, after their enlightenment, they can still perform actions, but those will not lead to results that would lead to additional lifetimes in saMsāra. Although the Buddha acknowledges that the connections between karman and its effect may seem so complex as to appear unfathomable (why, for example, does the evil person who harms others live in wealth, while the good Samaritan who helps others lives in poverty?), he is adamant that those connections can be known, and known with perfect precision, through the experience of awakening (BODHI). Indeed, two of the three kinds of knowledge (TRIVIDYĀ; P. tevijja) and one of the superknowledges (ABHIJNĀ) that are by-products of enlightenment involve insight into the validity of the connection between karmic cause and effect for both oneself and for all beings: viz., the ability to remember one's own former lives (PuRVANIVĀSĀNUSMṚTI: P. pubbenivāsānunssati) in all their detail; and the insight into the karmic destinies of all other beings as well (CYUTYUPAPATTIJNĀNA; P. cutupapātānuNāna). Distinguish KARMAN, "ecclesiastical proceeding," s.v.; see also ĀNANTARYAKARMAN; ANINJYAKARMAN; ER BAO; KARMĀVARAnA.

KUTGW "chat" Keep up the good work. (1999-03-08)

KUTGW ::: (chat) Keep up the good work. (1999-03-08)

lafayette ::: n. --> The dollar fish.
A market fish, the goody, or spot (Liostomus xanthurus), of the southern coast of the United States.

Law of comparative advantage - Trade can benefit all countries if they specialise in the goods in which they have a comparative advantage.

madhwada. ::: one who enjoys the good and bad things in the world; the jiva

Mahādhammasamādānasutta. (C. Shoufa jing; J. Juhokyo; K. Subop kyong 受法經). In Pāli, the "Larger Discourse on Undertaking the DHARMA"; the forty-sixth sutta in the MAJJHIMANIKĀYA (a separate SARVĀSTIVĀDA recension appears as the 175th sutra in the Chinese translation of the MADHYAMĀGAMA); preached by the Buddha to a gathering of monks in the JETAVANA grove at Sāvatthi (S. sRĀVASTĪ). The Buddha explains the different consequences that befall those who act with ignorance and those who act with wisdom. He then describes four ways of undertaking things in this life and the good and bad consequences that accrue to one who follows these ways. The first way is to live a painful life now, followed by a painful future existence; the second way is to live a pleasant life now, followed by a painful existence; the third way is to live a painful life now, followed by a pleasant existence; the fourth way is to live a pleasant life now, followed by a pleasant existence. The Buddha illustrates his points using the similes of a bitter gourd of poison, a bronze cup of a flavorful poisoned beverage, a medicine made from cow's urine, and a flavorful medicinal drink.

mātsarya. (P. macchariya; T. ser sna; C. qian/ji; J. ken/shitsu; K. kan/chil 慳/嫉). In Sanskrit, "selfishness," "miserliness"; one of the forty-six mental concomitants (see CAITTA) according to the SARVĀSTIVĀDA-VAIBHĀsIKA school, one of the fifty-one according to the YOGĀCĀRA school, and one of the fifty-two according to the Pāli abhidhamma; it is listed among the secondary afflictions (UPAKLEsA). Mātsarya is described as the inability to bear the good fortune of others because of one's attachment to objects. It is related to hatred (DVEsA) and results in mental discomfort and unhappiness.

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mercery ::: n. --> The trade of mercers; the goods in which a mercer deals.

Merchandise exports - The goods a country produces and sells to other countries, they account for most of a developing country's exports.

Moral Optimism: See Religious meliorism. Moral Order: The phrase may refer to the order or harmony which is often said to be an essential part of the good or virtuous life, but it is generally used in such expressions as "the moral order" or "belief in the existence of a moral order," which refer either (a) to a conceived transcendental order of what ought to be, an intelligible moral universe or realm of values or ends, an a priori system of objective ethical truth -- which somehow underlies this natural or existential order as Its basis or overarches it as its pattern and law-giver, or (b) to a belief that there is a moral direction in the affairs of the world. -- W.K.F.

More, Paul Elmer: An American literary critic and philosopher (1864-1937), who after teaching at Bryn Mawr and other colleges, edited The Nation for several years before retiring to lecture at Princeton University and write The Greek Tradition, a series of books in which he argues for orthodox Christianity on the basis of the Platonic dualism of mind-body, matter-spirit, God-man. In The Sceptical Approach to Religion he gave his final position, as ethical theism grounded on man's sense of the good and consciousness of purpose, and validated by the Incarnation of God in Christ. -- W.N.P.

My Favourite Toy Language "jargon, language" (MFTL) Describes a talk on a {programming language} design that is heavy on {syntax} (with lots of {BNF}), sometimes even talks about {semantics} (e.g. {type systems}), but rarely, if ever, has any content (see {content-free}). More broadly applied to talks - even when the topic is not a programming language --- in which the subject matter is gone into in unnecessary and meticulous detail at the sacrifice of any conceptual content. "Well, it was a typical MFTL talk". 2. A language about which the developers are passionate (often to the point of prosyletic zeal) but no one else cares about. Applied to the language by those outside the originating group. "He cornered me about type resolution in his MFTL." The first great goal in the mind of the designer of an MFTL is usually to write a compiler for it, then bootstrap the design away from contamination by lesser languages by writing a compiler for it in itself. Thus, the standard put-down question at an MFTL talk is "Has it been used for anything besides its own compiler?". On the other hand, a language that *cannot* be used to write its own compiler is beneath contempt. {Doug McIlroy} once proposed a test of the generality and utility of a language and the {operating system} under which it is compiled: "Is the output of a {Fortran} program acceptable as input to the Fortran compiler?" In other words, can you write programs that write programs? Alarming numbers of (language, OS) pairs fail this test, particularly when the language is Fortran. Aficionados are quick to point out that {Unix} (even using Fortran) passes it handily. That the test could ever be failed is only surprising to those who have had the good fortune to have worked only under modern systems which lack OS-supported and -imposed "file types". See {break-even point}, {toolsmith}. (1995-03-07)

newsgroup "messaging" One of {Usenet}'s huge collection of topic groups or {fora}. {Usenet} groups can be "unmoderated" (anyone can post) or "moderated" (submissions are automatically directed to a {moderator}, who edits or filters and then posts the results). Some newsgroups have parallel {mailing lists} for {Internet} people with no netnews access, with postings to the group automatically propagated to the list and vice versa. Some moderated groups (especially those which are actually gatewayed {Internet} {mailing lists}) are distributed as "{digests}", with groups of postings periodically collected into a single large posting with an index. Among the best-known are comp.lang.c (the {C}-language forum), comp.arch (on computer architectures), comp.Unix.wizards (for {Unix wizards}), rec.arts.sf-lovers (for science-fiction fans), and talk.politics.misc (miscellaneous political discussions and {flamage}). Barry Shein "" is alleged to have said, "Remember the good old days when you could read all the group names in one day?" This gives a good idea of the growth and size of {Usenet}. See also {netiquette}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-13)

newsgroup ::: (messaging) One of Usenet's huge collection of topic groups or fora. Usenet groups can be unmoderated (anyone can post) or moderated (submissions groups of postings periodically collected into a single large posting with an index.Among the best-known are comp.lang.c (the C-language forum), comp.arch (on computer architectures), comp.Unix.wizards (for Unix wizards), rec.arts.sf-lovers (for science-fiction fans), and talk.politics.misc (miscellaneous political discussions and flamage).Barry Shein is alleged to have said, Remember the good old days when you could read all the group names in one day? This gives a good idea of the growth and size of Usenet.See also netiquette.[Jargon File] (1994-12-13)

nianfo. (J. nenbutsu; K. yombul 念佛). In Chinese, "recollection, invocation, or chanting of [the name of] the Buddha." The term nianfo has a long history of usage across the Buddhist tradition and has been used to refer to a variety of practices. The Chinese term nianfo is a translation of the Sanskrit term BUDDHĀNUSMṚTI (recollection of [the qualities of] the Buddha), one of the common practices designed to help develop meditative absorption (DHYĀNA) in the mainstream traditions. Buddhānusmṛti is listed as the first of six fundamental contemplative practices, along with recollection of the DHARMA, SAMGHA, giving (DĀNA), morality (sĪLA), and the divinities (DEVA). Buddhānusmṛti (P. buddhānussati) is also the first in the Pāli list of ten "recollections" (P. anussati; S. ANUSMṚTI), which are included among the forty meditative exercises (see KAMMAttHĀNA) discussed in the VISUDDHIMAGGA. The meditator is instructed to reflect on the good qualities of the Buddha, often through contemplating a series of his epithets, contemplation that is said to lead specifically to "access concentration" (UPACĀRASAMĀDHI). In early Mahāyāna texts, the term seems to refer to the meditative practice of recollecting, invoking, or visualizing an image of a buddha or advanced BODHISATTVA, such as sĀKYAMUNI, MAITREYA, or AMITĀBHA. In East Asia, the term nianfo came to be used primarily in the sense of reciting the name of the Buddha, referring especially to recitation of the Chinese phrase namo Amituo fo (K. namu Amit'abul; J. NAMU AMIDABUTSU; Homage to the buddha Amitābha). This recitation was often performed in a ritual setting and accompanied by the performance of prostrations, the burning of incense, and the intonation of scriptures, all directed toward gaining a vision of Amitābha's PURE LAND of SUKHĀVATĪ, a vision that was considered proof that one would be reborn there in the next lifetime. New forms of chanting Amitābha's name developed in China, such as WUHUI NIANFO (five-tempo intonation of [the name of] the Buddha), which used leisurely and increasingly rapid tempos, and YINSHENG NIANFO (intoning [the name of] the Buddha by drawing out the sound). Nianfo practice was often portrayed as a relatively easy means of guaranteeing rebirth in Amitābha's pure land. Many exegetes referred to the vows of the bodhisattva DHARMĀKARA (the bodhisattva who became Amitābha) as set forth in the SUKHĀVATĪVYuHASuTRA, as evidence of the efficacy of nianfo practice in the degenerate age of the dharma (MOFA). In China, these various forms of nianfo were advocated by such famous monks as TANLUAN, DAOCHUO, and SHANDAO; these monks later came to be retroactively regarded as patriarchs of a so-called pure land school (JINGTU ZONG). In fact, however, nianfo was widely practiced across schools and social strata in both China and Korea and was not exclusively associated with a putative pure land tradition. In Japan, nenbutsu, or repetition of the phrase "namu Amidabutsu" (homage to Amitābha Buddha) became a central practice of the Japanese PURE LAND schools of Buddhism, such as JoDOSHu, JoDO SHINSHu, and JISHu. The practice spread rapidly among common people largely through the efforts of such itinerant holy men (HIJIRI) as KuYA and IPPEN. Influential pure land teachers, such as HoNEN and his disciple SHINRAN, also promoted the exclusive practice of chanting the phrase NAMU AMIDABUTSU and debated whether multiple recitations of the Buddha's name (TANENGI) were expected of pure land adherents or whether a single recitation (ICHINENGI) would be enough to ensure rebirth. Despite periodic suppressions of this movement, Honen and Shinran's schools, known as the Jodoshu and Jodo Shinshu, became the largest Buddhist communities in Japan.

ogg "games" /og/ ({CMU}) 1. In the multi-player space combat game {Netrek}, to execute kamikaze attacks against enemy ships which are carrying armies or occupying strategic positions. Named during a game in which one of the players repeatedly used the tactic while playing Orion ship G, showing up in the player list as "Og". This trick has been roundly denounced by those who would return to the good old days when the tactic of dogfighting was dominant, but as Sun Tzu wrote, "What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy." However, the traditional answer to the newbie question "What does ogg mean?" is just "Pick up some armies and I'll show you." 2. In other games, to forcefully attack an opponent with the expectation that the resources expended will be renewed faster than the opponent will be able to regain his previous advantage. Taken more seriously as a tactic since it has gained a simple name. 3. To do anything forcefully, possibly without consideration of the drain on future resources. "I guess I'd better go ogg the problem set that's due tomorrow." "Whoops! I looked down at the map for a sec and almost ogged that oncoming car." (1995-01-31)

oilery ::: n. --> The business, the place of business, or the goods, of a maker of, or dealer in, oils.

One of the principal tenets of Mithraism was that a struggle between good and evil is continually going on in the world, and that this dualistic interworking and intermingling of cosmic and terrestrial forces is also occurring within every man and woman; each one has the power to aid in this conflict so that the good shall ultimately triumph. This is achieved by means of self-sacrifice and probation, and Mithras is ever ready to make the mystic sacrifice whereby the good may triumph. “The Persian Mithra, he who drove out of heaven Ahriman, is a kind of Messiah who is expected to return as the judge of men, and is a sin-bearing god who atones for the iniquities of mankind. As such, however, he is directly connected with the highest Occultism, the tenets of which were expounded during the Mithraic Mysteries which thus bore his name” (TG 216). Origen refers to the Mithraic teaching of the seven heavens, each of which was ascended by means of a ladder — representing the different stages or planes of the heavens — over which ruled the highest or most spiritual realm of nature. Celsus mentions their teaching concerning the seven sacred planets.

On the question as to what acts are right or to be done ethical theories fall into two groups (1) Axiological theories seek to determine what is right entirely by reference to the goodness or value of something, thus miking the theory of obligation dependent on the theorv of value. For a philosopher like Martineau it is the comparative goodness of its motive that determines which act is right. For a teleologist it is the comparative amount of good which it brings or probably will bring into being that determines which act is right -- the egoistic teleologist holding that the right act is the act which is most conducive to the good of the agent (some Sophists, Epicurus, Hobbes), and the universalistic teleologist holding that the right act is the act which is most conducive to the good of the world as a whole (see Utilitarianism). (2) On deontological theories see Deontological ethics and Intuitionism.

Open Source Initiative ::: (body) (OSI) An organisation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community. . (1999-11-28)

Open Source Initiative "body" (OSI) An organisation dedicated to managing and promoting the {Open Source Definition} for the good of the community. {(}. (1999-11-28)

ormuzd ::: n. --> The good principle, or being, of the ancient Persian religion. See Ahriman.

Output - The goods or services resulting from production. Output depends on the amount of resources and how they are 1 Different amounts and combinations of inputs will lead to different amounts of output. If output is to be produced efficiently, then inputs should be combined in the optimum proportions

  from Sangatha II, Saluk, The Good Nature Against Life in the World

Paropakara: The good and welfare of others; service to others.

Pay on delivery (COD) - The purchaser must pay for the goods (to the carrier) when they receive them.

peddlery ::: n. --> The trade, or the goods, of a peddler; hawking; small retail business, like that of a peddler.

Trifling; trickery.

Pentagram: A magical diagram, consisting of a five-pointed star, representing Man; it is considered by occultists to be the most potent means of conjuring spirits. When a single point of the star points upward, it is regarded as the sign of the good and a means to conjure benevolent spirits; when the single point points down and a pair of points are on top, it is a sign of the evil (Satan) and is used to conjure powers of evil.

perfectionism ::: An ethical view that maintains an individual lives the Good life to the extent she successfully exercises character traits that are a part of her nature.

Perseity: (Lat. per se) The condition of being per se, by itself, that is being such as it is from its very nature. Perseity must not be confused with aseity The former implies independence of a subject in which to inhere, whereas the latter demands a still higher degree of independence of any efficient or producing agency whatsoever, it is predicated of God alone. Thomas Aquinas held: Quod est per se, semper est prius eo quod est per aliud. That which exists per se is always a substance. This mode of existence is distinguished from that which is per accidens, that is something which is not essential, but only belongs to a subject more or less fortuitously. A thing is per se owing to its internal constitution, or essence, but that which is per accidens is due rather to external or non-essential reasons. Thomas Aquinas taught that that which is per accidens, non potest esse semper et in omnibus, whereas that which belongs to something per se, de necessitate et semper et inseparabiliter et inest. Duns Scotus held that per se esse may be understood in the sense of being incommunicable, incommunicabiliter esse, or per se subsistere, subsisting by itself, not by another. In human acts that which is directly intended is per se, while that which is per accidens is praeter intentionem. Rational beings tend toward the good, or that which is regarded as good. If the good is intended for itself it is bonum per se, otherwise it is a bonum per accidens or secundum quid, that is relatively good. -- J.J.R.

pessimism ::: The belief that the experienced world is the worst possible. It involves a general belief that things are bad, and tend to become worse; or that looks to the eventual triumph of evil over good; it contrasts with optimism, the contrary belief in the goodness and betterment of things generally. A common conundrum illustrates optimism versus pessimism with the question - does one regard a given glass of water as: "Is the glass half empty or half full?" Conventional wisdom expects optimists to reply with half full and pessimists to respond with half empty, but this is not always the case.

Petavatthu. In Pāli, "Accounts of Ghosts," the seventh book of the KHUDDAKANIKĀYA of the Pāli SUTTAPItAKA. It consists of fifty-one stories of petas (S. PRETA, often translated as "ghosts" or "hungry ghosts") who are suffering the negative consequences of their unsalutary deeds in a previous life. The stories seem to have been intended to serve as cautionary tales for the laity; the Petavatthu describes the horrors that await the wicked, just as the VIMĀNAVATTHU describes the pleasures in the heavens that await the good. In most of the stories, a monk encounters a peta and asks how he or she has come to suffer this fate. The peta then recounts the negative deeds in a former life that led to the present sorrowful rebirth.

philanthropist ::: n. --> One who practices philanthropy; one who loves mankind, and seeks to promote the good of others.

Platonic School The philosophers of the Academy, who followed Plato and can be traced down to the days of Cicero, gradually undergoing change during that period and divisible into schools connected with the names of prominent philosophers. Distinguished from the Aristotelian or Peripatetic school, much as philosophy is distinguished from science or as idealism is distinguished from naturalism. The principal feature is the Platonic dualism: of noumenon and phenomenon, of the self-moving and that which is moved, of the Idea and its manifestation in an organic being, of the permanent and the impermanent, of soul and body, nous and psyche, etc. In epistemology this dualism appears as philosophia and sense experience — the wisdom which apprehends reality and that which forms concepts from the data of sense experience; in morals, as the contrast between the Good, which is altruistic because it apprehends the unity of all beings, and the ethic of self-seeking based on the illusion of separateness.

Plato's theory of knowledge can hardly be discussed apart from his theory of reality. Through sense perception man comes to know the changeable world of bodies. This is the realm of opinion (doxa), such cognition may be more or less clear but it never rises to the level of true knowledge, for its objects are impermanent and do not provide a stable foundation for science. It is through intellectual, or rational, cognition that man discovers another world, that of immutable essences, intelligible realities, Forms or Ideas. This is the level of scientific knowledge (episteme); it is reached in mathematics and especially in philosophy (Repub. VI, 510). The world of intelligible Ideas contains the ultimate realities from which the world of sensible things has been patterned. Plato experienced much difficulty in regard to the sort of existence to be attributed to his Ideas. Obviously it is not the crude existence of physical things, nor can it be merely the mental existence of logical constructs. Interpretations have varied from the theory of the Christian Fathers (which was certainly not that of Plato himself) viz , that the Ideas are exemplary Causes in God's Mind, to the suggestion of Aristotle (Metaphysics, I) that they are realized, in a sense, in the world of individual things, but are apprehended only by the intellect The Ideas appear, however, particularly in the dialogues of the middle period, to be objective essences, independent of human minds, providing not only the foundation for the truth of human knowledge but afso the ontological bases for the shadowy things of the sense world. Within the world of Forms, there is a certain hierarchy. At the top, the most noble of all, is the Idea of the Good (Repub. VII), it dominates the other Ideas and they participate in it. Beauty, symmetry and truth are high-ranking Ideas; at times they are placed almost on a par with the Good (Philebus 65; also Sympos. and Phaedrus passim). There are, below, these, other Ideas, such as those of the major virtues (wisdom, temperance, courage, justice and piety) and mathematical terms and relations, such as equality, likeness, unlikeness and proportion. Each type or class of being is represented by its perfect Form in the sphere of Ideas, there is an ideal Form of man, dog, willow tree, of every kind of natural object and even of artificial things like beds (Repub. 596). The relationship of the "many" objects, belonging to a certain class of things in the sense world, to the "One", i.e. the single Idea which is their archetype, is another great source of difficulty to Plato. Three solutions, which are not mutually exclusive, are suggested in the dialogues (1) that the many participate imperfectly in the perfect nature of their Idea, (2) that the many are made in imitation of the One, and (3) that the many are composed of a mixture of the Limit (Idea) with the Unlimited (matter).

plunder ::: v. t. --> To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.
To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found. ::: n. --> The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of

Poseidon (Greek) One of the twelve great Olympian deities, a son of Ouranos and Gaia, brother of Zeus and Hades; represented by the Latins as Neptunus. The brothers Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are respectively the gods of heaven, the intermediate world or water, and of the underworld; and these represent the three great generalized powers or forces, each one ruling or vitalizing his respective third of the seven manifest cosmic planes. Poseidon presides over water, especially the ocean, and over horses, which he brought forth by a stroke of his trident on the earth. His symbols are the dolphin, one of his executive ministers; the trident; and the horse. It is Poseidon who shakes the earth and raises and quells storms at sea. He had numerous offspring by many wives, both mortal and immortal; mostly of a violent unruly character like himself — titans and giants. He stands as a personation of the spirit and race of Atlantis; for he is lusty, sensual, and at war with heaven. To consummate his intrigues, he assumes the forms of various animals — a way of alluding to bestial Atlantean black magic. The symbol is complex, for he is also a dragon. He is related to the northern constellations of Draco, Delphinus, and Pegasus (or Equus, the horse). Equivalent to Chozzar of the Peratae Gnostics and the good serpent of the Nazarenes (cf SD 2:578). As god of the waters he parallels Idaspati, Narayana, Vishnu, and Varuna.

Practically all philosophers of religion (to name in addition to thoce above only Schleiermacher, Lotze, Pfleiderer, Hoffding, Siebeck, Galloway, Ladd, Wundt, Josiah Royce, W. E. Hocking, Barth, and Hauer) are carried by an ethical idealism, being interested in the good life as the right relation between God and man, conforming by and large to the ethical citegories of determinism, indeterminism, mechanism, rationalism, etc. Buddhists, though not believing in God, profess an ethics religiously motivated and supported philosophically.

Prepaid expenses – Refers to amounts that are paid in prior to the good or service being received to a supplier or creditor for goods & services. Prepaid Expenses is classified as a current assets on the balance sheet of the firm. This is because the item has already been paid for and someone owes a good or service for which has already prepaid.

pride ::: “Pride is only one form of ego—there are ten thousand others. Every action of man is full of ego—the good ones as well as the bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.” Letters on Yoga

primage ::: n. --> A charge in addition to the freight; originally, a gratuity to the captain for his particular care of the goods (sometimes called hat money), but now belonging to the owners or freighters of the vessel, unless by special agreement the whole or part is assigned to the captain.

Principle of sufficient reason: According to Leibniz, one of the two principles on which reasoning is founded, the other being the principle of Contradiction. While the latter is the ground of all necessary truths, the Principle of Sufficient Reason is the ground of all contingent and factual truths. It applies especially to existents, possible or factual, hence its two forms actual sufficient reasons, like the actual volitions of God or of the free creatures, are those determined by the perception of the good and exhibit themselves as final causes involving the good, and possible sufficient reasons are involved, for example, in the perception of evil as a possible aim to achieve. Leibniz defines the Principle of Sufficient Reason as follows: It is the principle "in virtue of which we judge that no fact can be found true or existent, no judgment veritable, unless there is a sufficient reason why it should be so and not otherwise, although these reasons cannot more than often be known to us. . . . There must be a sufficient reason for contingent truths or truths of fact, that is, for the sequence of things which are dispersed throughout the universe of created beings, in which the resolution into particular reasons might go into endless detail" (Monadology, 31, 32, 33, 36). And again, "Nothing happens without a sufficient reason; that is nothing happens without its being possible for one who should know things sufficiently to give a reason showing why things are so and not otherwise" (Principles of Nature and of Grace). It seems that the account given by Leibniz of this principle is not satisfactory in itself, in spite of the wide use he made of it in his philosophy. Many of his disciples vainly attempted to reduce it to the Principle of Contradiction. See Wolff.

Productive activity - Is defined as including any activities that generate economic value for the firm in the marketplace. May also be defined as a any activity that produces or creates a good or service that has value even if the good or service has not been actually paid for.

prove ::: v. t. --> To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by

Purani: “He [Sri Aurobindo] does the same [improving spontaneously upon the original in the alchemy of his poetical process] with several Vedic symbols which he employs. It [gold-horned herds] indicates the descent of the ‘gold-horned’ Cows—symbolising the richly-laden Rays of Knowledge—into the Inconscient of the earth, its ‘cave-heart’. Generally in the Veda the action is that of breaking open the Cave of the inconscient and releasing the pen of Cows, the imprisoned Rays of Life for the conscious possessions by the seeker. Here is how a Vedic hymn speaks about it: ‘They drove upwards, the luminous ones,—the good milch-cows, in their stone-pen within the hiding cave.’ Rig Veda IV, 1-13. One sees in Savitri the process reversed and the Master’s vision lays open the original act of involution of the Light into the darkness of the Inconscient.” Sri Aurobindo’s”Savitri”: An Approach and a Study.

quadrants ::: As in the four quadrants, which represent four basic dimensions of all individual holons: the interior and exterior of the individual and collective. These are designated as the Upper Left (interior-individual), Upper Right (exterior-individual), Lower Left (interiorcollective), and Lower Right (exterior-collective). The quadrants correspond with “I,” “We,” “It,” and “Its,” which are often summarized as the Big Three: “I,” “We,” and “It/s.” The Big Three are correlated with, although not identical to, the value spheres of Art, Morals, and Science, and with Plato’s value judgments of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. The 8 zones refer to the inside and outside of the four quadrants.

quote :::In spiritual terms, kauthar refers to the abundance of good, or abundant blessings, that Allah has promised to those who pray sincerely and devote their lives selflessly to the good of humanity. Esoterically, this is the Divine wine. Also, the name of Chapter 108 of the Qur'an. In the hadith, al-kauthar is variously likened, to a river, a lake, or a fountain, while also saying that these attributes are just a portion of the great goodness of al-kauthar. One of the sayings of Muhammad (hadith), as narrated by Sahl bin Sad, says: I heard the Prophet saying, "I am your predecessor at al-kauthar, and whoever will come to it, will drink from it, and whoever will drink from it, will never become thirsty after that."

Realistic Idealism recognizes the reality of non-ideal types of being, but relegates them to a subordinate status with respect either to quantity of being or power. This view is either atheistic or theistic. Realistic theism admits the existence of one or more kinds of non-mental being considered as independently co-eternal with God, eternally dependent upon Deity, or as a divine creation. Platonic Idealism, as traditionally interpreted, identifies absolute being with timeless Ideas or disembodied essences. Thtse, organically united in the Good, are the archetypes and the dynamic causes of existent, material things. The Ideas are also archetypes of rational thought, and the goal of fine art and morality. Axiological Idealism, a modern development of Platonism and Kantianism, maintains that the category of Value is logically and metaphysically prior to that of Being.

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal ::: (humour) Back in the good old days - the Golden Era of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called Real Men and out that Real Men don't relate to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.)But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with TRASH-80s.There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings).LANGUAGESThe easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use Fortran. Quiche Eaters use need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a keypunch, a Fortran IV compiler, and a beer.Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran.Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran.Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran.Real Programmers do Artificial Intelligence programs in Fortran.If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in assembly language. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing.STRUCTURED PROGRAMMINGThe academics in computer science have gotten into the structured programming rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming:Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTOs.Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused.Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting.Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 nanoseconds in the middle of a tight loop.Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious.Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned GOTOs.Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name.OPERATING SYSTEMSWhat kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M.Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right systems: they send jokes around the world on UUCP-net and write adventure games and research papers.No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte core dump without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.)OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken.PROGRAMMING TOOLSWhat kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer.One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies.In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse.Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - Emacs and VI being two. The the Real Programmer wants a you asked for it, you got it text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise.It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine.For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary object Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called job security.Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers:Fortran preprocessors like MORTRAN and RATFOR. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming.Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps.Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient.Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5].THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORKWhere does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real or sorting mailing lists for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!).Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers.Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions.It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies.Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles.Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter.The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances.As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language.The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs.THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAYGenerally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room:At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it.At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper.At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand.At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary.In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time.THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITATWhat sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done.The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are:Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office.Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush.Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages.Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969.Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine.Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions.Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.)The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general:No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night).Real Programmers don't wear neckties.Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes.Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9].A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire ASCII (or EBCDIC) code table.Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee.THE FUTUREWhat of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers?From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be.Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal "humour" Back in the good old days - the "Golden Era" of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called "Real Men" and "Quiche Eaters" in the literature). During this period, the Real Men were the ones that understood computer programming, and the Quiche Eaters were the ones that didn't. A real computer programmer said things like "DO 10 I=1,10" and "ABEND" (they actually talked in capital letters, you understand), and the rest of the world said things like "computers are too complicated for me" and "I can't relate to computers - they're so impersonal". (A previous work [1] points out that Real Men don't "relate" to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.) But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow Real Men out of the water playing Asteroids and Pac-Man, and anyone can buy and even understand their very own Personal Computer. The Real Programmer is in danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with {TRASH-80s}. There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is made clear, it will give these kids something to aspire to -- a role model, a Father Figure. It will also help explain to the employers of Real Programmers why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings). LANGUAGES The easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use {Fortran}. Quiche Eaters use {Pascal}. Nicklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal, gave a talk once at which he was asked how to pronounce his name. He replied, "You can either call me by name, pronouncing it 'Veert', or call me by value, 'Worth'." One can tell immediately from this comment that Nicklaus Wirth is a Quiche Eater. The only parameter passing mechanism endorsed by Real Programmers is call-by-value-return, as implemented in the {IBM 370} {Fortran-G} and H compilers. Real programmers don't need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a {keypunch}, a {Fortran IV} {compiler}, and a beer. Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran. Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran. Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran. Real Programmers do {Artificial Intelligence} programs in Fortran. If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in {assembly language}. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing. STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING The academics in computer science have gotten into the "structured programming" rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily understood if the programmer uses some special language constructs and techniques. They don't all agree on exactly which constructs, of course, and the examples they use to show their particular point of view invariably fit on a single page of some obscure journal or another - clearly not enough of an example to convince anyone. When I got out of school, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. I could write an unbeatable tic-tac-toe program, use five different computer languages, and create 1000-line programs that WORKED. (Really!) Then I got out into the Real World. My first task in the Real World was to read and understand a 200,000-line Fortran program, then speed it up by a factor of two. Any Real Programmer will tell you that all the Structured Coding in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming: Real Programmers aren't afraid to use {GOTOs}. Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused. Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting. Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 {nanoseconds} in the middle of a tight loop. Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious. Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using {assigned GOTOs}. Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Wirth (the above-mentioned Quiche Eater) actually wrote an entire book [2] contending that you could write a program based on data structures, instead of the other way around. As all Real Programmers know, the only useful data structure is the Array. Strings, lists, structures, sets - these are all special cases of arrays and can be treated that way just as easily without messing up your programing language with all sorts of complications. The worst thing about fancy data types is that you have to declare them, and Real Programming Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name. OPERATING SYSTEMS What kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M. Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right down to it, Unix is a glorified video game. People don't do Serious Work on Unix systems: they send jokes around the world on {UUCP}-net and write adventure games and research papers. No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great programmer can write JCL without referring to the manual at all. A truly outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte {core dump} without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.) OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is encouraged. The best way to approach the system is through a keypunch. Some people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken. PROGRAMMING TOOLS What kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back in the days when computers had front panels, this was actually done occasionally. Your typical Real Programmer knew the entire bootstrap loader by memory in hex, and toggled it in whenever it got destroyed by his program. (Back then, memory was memory - it didn't go away when the power went off. Today, memory either forgets things when you don't want it to, or remembers things long after they're better forgotten.) Legend has it that {Seymore Cray}, inventor of the Cray I supercomputer and most of Control Data's computers, actually toggled the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer. One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had crashed in the middle of saving some important work. Jim was able to repair the damage over the phone, getting the user to toggle in disk I/O instructions at the front panel, repairing system tables in hex, reading register contents back over the phone. The moral of this story: while a Real Programmer usually includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies. In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a single keypunch. The Real Programmer in this situation has to do his work with a "text editor" program. Most systems supply several text editors to select from, and the Real Programmer must be careful to pick one that reflects his personal style. Many people believe that the best text editors in the world were written at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for use on their Alto and Dorado computers [3]. Unfortunately, no Real Programmer would ever use a computer whose operating system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse. Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - {Emacs} and {VI} being two. The problem with these editors is that Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No the Real Programmer wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise. It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining games to play with TECO is to type your name in as a command line and try to guess what it does. Just about any possible typing error while talking with TECO will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine. For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary {object code} directly, using a wonderful program called SUPERZAP (or its equivalent on non-IBM machines). This works so well that many working programs on IBM systems bear no relation to the original Fortran code. In many cases, the original source code is no longer available. When it comes time to fix a program like this, no manager would even think of sending anything less than a Real Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called "job security". Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers: Fortran preprocessors like {MORTRAN} and {RATFOR}. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming. Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps. Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient. Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5]. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORK Where does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real Programmer would be caught dead writing accounts-receivable programs in {COBOL}, or sorting {mailing lists} for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!). Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers. Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions. It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies. Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles. Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft by heart. With a combination of large ground-based Fortran programs and small spacecraft-based assembly language programs, they are able to do incredible feats of navigation and improvisation - hitting ten-kilometer wide windows at Saturn after six years in space, repairing or bypassing damaged sensor platforms, radios, and batteries. Allegedly, one Real Programmer managed to tuck a pattern-matching program into a few hundred bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter. The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances. As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, however, a black cloud has formed on the Real Programmer horizon. It seems that some highly placed Quiche Eaters at the Defense Department decided that all Defense programs should be written in some grand unified language called "ADA" ((C), DoD). For a while, it seemed that ADA was destined to become a language that went against all the precepts of Real Programming - a language with structure, a language with data types, {strong typing}, and semicolons. In short, a language designed to cripple the creativity of the typical Real Programmer. Fortunately, the language adopted by DoD has enough interesting features to make it approachable -- it's incredibly complex, includes methods for messing with the operating system and rearranging memory, and Edsgar Dijkstra doesn't like it [6]. (Dijkstra, as I'm sure you know, was the author of "GoTos Considered Harmful" - a landmark work in programming methodology, applauded by Pascal programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language. The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing there's enough money in it. There are several Real Programmers building video games at Atari, for example. (But not playing them - a Real Programmer knows how to beat the machine every time: no challenge in that.) Everyone working at LucasFilm is a Real Programmer. (It would be crazy to turn down the money of fifty million Star Trek fans.) The proportion of Real Programmers in Computer Graphics is somewhat lower than the norm, mostly because nobody has found a use for computer graphics yet. On the other hand, all computer graphics is done in Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAY Generally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be doing for fun anyway (although he is careful not to express this opinion out loud). Occasionally, the Real Programmer does step out of the office for a breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room: At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it. At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper. At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand. At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying "Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary." In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time. THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITAT What sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done. The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are: Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office. Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush. Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages. Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969. Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine. Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions. Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.) The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time doesn't bother the Real Programmer - it gives him a chance to catch a little sleep between compiles. If there is not enough schedule pressure on the Real Programmer, he tends to make things more challenging by working on some small but interesting part of the problem for the first nine weeks, then finishing the rest in the last week, in two or three 50-hour marathons. This not only impresses the hell out of his manager, who was despairing of ever getting the project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general: No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night). Real Programmers don't wear neckties. Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes. Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9]. A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire {ASCII} (or EBCDIC) code table. Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee. THE FUTURE What of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same outlook on life as their elders. Many of them have never seen a computer with a front panel. Hardly anyone graduating from school these days can do hex arithmetic without a calculator. College graduates these days are soft - protected from the realities of programming by source level debuggers, text editors that count parentheses, and "user friendly" operating systems. Worst of all, some of these alleged "computer scientists" manage to get degrees without ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers? From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, despite all the efforts of Pascal programmers the world over. Even more subtle tricks, like adding structured coding constructs to Fortran have failed. Oh sure, some computer vendors have come out with Fortran 77 compilers, but every one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be. Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real Programmer - two different and subtly incompatible user interfaces, an arcane and complicated teletype driver, virtual memory. If you ignore the fact that it's "structured", even 'C' programming can be appreciated by the Real Programmer: after all, there's no type checking, variable names are seven (ten? eight?) characters long, and the added bonus of the Pointer data type is thrown in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

REAPING, THE LAW OF The law of reaping says that all the good and evil we have initiated in thoughts, feelings, words, and deeds are returned to us with the same effect. Every consciousness manifestation has an effect in manifold ways and entails either good or bad sowing which will ripen and be reaped some time. K 1.41.13

If man lives in accordance with the laws of life, his development will progress as rapidly as possibly, without friction, harmoniously, with the greatest possible degree of happiness. But every mistake as to the laws of life (known or unknown ones) entails consequences calculated eventually (the number of incarnations is up to him) to teach the individual to discover the laws and apply them correctly. If he has caused suffering to other beings, he is himself to experience the same measure of suffering. This is the law of uncompromising justice which no arbitrary grace can free him from.

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Redeemer [from Latin redimo buy back] Usually applied by Christians to Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to earth and “sacrificed himself as a propitiation for our sins.” Prometheus, Dionysos, and other equivalents, are called redeemers; for they are types of the redeeming power in man himself. The good serpent Agathodaimon is another name for the cosmic redeemer; Lucifer the Light-bringer, our tempter and at the same time our illuminator, is our inner redeemer, as was the mystic serpent who withstood the Jewish Lord God in Eden.

Resources - Inputs used in the production of the goods and services; the factors of production.

re-store ::: v. t. --> To store again; as, the goods taken out were re-stored.

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).

Robbers ; Vital beings who come to steal away the good condition or else to steal the gains of the s5dban3.

sadhu-sammatam ::: [that about which good men agree; approved of by the good].

sadjana ::: the good man.

saga "jargon" (WPI) A {cuspy} but bogus raving story about N {random} broken people. Here is a classic example of the saga form, as told by {Guy Steele} (GLS): Jon L. White (login name JONL) and I (GLS) were office mates at {MIT} for many years. One April, we both flew from Boston to California for a week on research business, to consult face-to-face with some people at {Stanford}, particularly our mutual friend {Richard Gabriel} (RPG). RPG picked us up at the San Francisco airport and drove us back to {Palo Alto} (going {logical} south on route 101, parallel to {El Camino Bignum}). Palo Alto is adjacent to Stanford University and about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We ate at The Good Earth, a "health food" restaurant, very popular, the sort whose milkshakes all contain honey and protein powder. JONL ordered such a shake - the waitress claimed the flavour of the day was "lalaberry". I still have no idea what that might be, but it became a running joke. It was the colour of raspberry, and JONL said it tasted rather bitter. I ate a better tostada there than I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant. After this we went to the local Uncle Gaylord's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. They make ice cream fresh daily, in a variety of intriguing flavours. It's a chain, and they have a slogan: "If you don't live near an Uncle Gaylord's - MOVE!" Also, Uncle Gaylord (a real person) wages a constant battle to force big-name ice cream makers to print their ingredients on the package (like air and plastic and other non-natural garbage). JONL and I had first discovered Uncle Gaylord's the previous August, when we had flown to a computer-science conference in {Berkeley}, California, the first time either of us had been on the West Coast. When not in the conference sessions, we had spent our time wandering the length of Telegraph Avenue, which (like Harvard Square in Cambridge) was lined with picturesque street vendors and interesting little shops. On that street we discovered Uncle Gaylord's Berkeley store. The ice cream there was very good. During that August visit JONL went absolutely bananas (so to speak) over one particular flavour, ginger honey. Therefore, after eating at The Good Earth - indeed, after every lunch and dinner and before bed during our April visit --- a trip to Uncle Gaylord's (the one in Palo Alto) was mandatory. We had arrived on a Wednesday, and by Thursday evening we had been there at least four times. Each time, JONL would get ginger honey ice cream, and proclaim to all bystanders that "Ginger was the spice that drove the Europeans mad! That's why they sought a route to the East! They used it to preserve their otherwise off-taste meat." After the third or fourth repetition RPG and I were getting a little tired of this spiel, and began to paraphrase him: "Wow! Ginger! The spice that makes rotten meat taste good!" "Say! Why don't we find some dog that's been run over and sat in the sun for a week and put some *ginger* on it for dinner?!" "Right! With a lalaberry shake!" And so on. This failed to faze JONL; he took it in good humour, as long as we kept returning to Uncle Gaylord's. He loves ginger honey ice cream. Now RPG and his then-wife KBT (Kathy Tracy) were putting us up (putting up with us?) in their home for our visit, so to thank them JONL and I took them out to a nice French restaurant of their choosing. I unadventurously chose the filet mignon, and KBT had je ne sais quoi du jour, but RPG and JONL had lapin (rabbit). (Waitress: "Oui, we have fresh rabbit, fresh today." RPG: "Well, JONL, I guess we won't need any *ginger*!") We finished the meal late, about 11 P.M., which is 2 A.M Boston time, so JONL and I were rather droopy. But it wasn't yet midnight. Off to Uncle Gaylord's! Now the French restaurant was in Redwood City, north of Palo Alto. In leaving Redwood City, we somehow got onto route 101 going north instead of south. JONL and I wouldn't have known the difference had RPG not mentioned it. We still knew very little of the local geography. I did figure out, however, that we were headed in the direction of Berkeley, and half-jokingly suggested that we continue north and go to Uncle Gaylord's in Berkeley. RPG said "Fine!" and we drove on for a while and talked. I was drowsy, and JONL actually dropped off to sleep for 5 minutes. When he awoke, RPG said, "Gee, JONL, you must have slept all the way over the bridge!", referring to the one spanning San Francisco Bay. Just then we came to a sign that said "University Avenue". I mumbled something about working our way over to Telegraph Avenue; RPG said "Right!" and maneuvered some more. Eventually we pulled up in front of an Uncle Gaylord's. Now, I hadn't really been paying attention because I was so sleepy, and I didn't really understand what was happening until RPG let me in on it a few moments later, but I was just alert enough to notice that we had somehow come to the Palo Alto Uncle Gaylord's after all. JONL noticed the resemblance to the Palo Alto store, but hadn't caught on. (The place is lit with red and yellow lights at night, and looks much different from the way it does in daylight.) He said, "This isn't the Uncle Gaylord's I went to in Berkeley! It looked like a barn! But this place looks *just like* the one back in Palo Alto!" RPG deadpanned, "Well, this is the one *I* always come to when I'm in Berkeley. They've got two in San Francisco, too. Remember, they're a chain." JONL accepted this bit of wisdom. And he was not totally ignorant - he knew perfectly well that University Avenue was in Berkeley, not far from Telegraph Avenue. What he didn't know was that there is a completely different University Avenue in Palo Alto. JONL went up to the counter and asked for ginger honey. The guy at the counter asked whether JONL would like to taste it first, evidently their standard procedure with that flavour, as not too many people like it. JONL said, "I'm sure I like it. Just give me a cone." The guy behind the counter insisted that JONL try just a taste first. "Some people think it tastes like soap." JONL insisted, "Look, I *love* ginger. I eat Chinese food. I eat raw ginger roots. I already went through this hassle with the guy back in Palo Alto. I *know* I like that flavour!" At the words "back in Palo Alto" the guy behind the counter got a very strange look on his face, but said nothing. KBT caught his eye and winked. Through my stupor I still hadn't quite grasped what was going on, and thought RPG was rolling on the floor laughing and clutching his stomach just because JONL had launched into his spiel ("makes rotten meat a dish for princes") for the forty-third time. At this point, RPG clued me in fully. RPG, KBT, and I retreated to a table, trying to stifle our chuckles. JONL remained at the counter, talking about ice cream with the guy b.t.c., comparing Uncle Gaylord's to other ice cream shops and generally having a good old time. At length the g.b.t.c. said, "How's the ginger honey?" JONL said, "Fine! I wonder what exactly is in it?" Now Uncle Gaylord publishes all his recipes and even teaches classes on how to make his ice cream at home. So the g.b.t.c. got out the recipe, and he and JONL pored over it for a while. But the g.b.t.c. could contain his curiosity no longer, and asked again, "You really like that stuff, huh?" JONL said, "Yeah, I've been eating it constantly back in Palo Alto for the past two days. In fact, I think this batch is about as good as the cones I got back in Palo Alto!" G.b.t.c. looked him straight in the eye and said, "You're *in* Palo Alto!" JONL turned slowly around, and saw the three of us collapse in a fit of giggles. He clapped a hand to his forehead and exclaimed, "I've been hacked!" [My spies on the West Coast inform me that there is a close relative of the raspberry found out there called an "ollalieberry" - ESR] [Ironic footnote: it appears that the {meme} about ginger vs. rotting meat may be an urban legend. It's not borne out by an examination of mediaeval recipes or period purchase records for spices, and appears full-blown in the works of Samuel Pegge, a gourmand and notorious flake case who originated numerous food myths. - ESR] [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-08)

saga ::: (jargon) (WPI) A cuspy but bogus raving story about N random broken people.Here is a classic example of the saga form, as told by Guy Steele (GLS):Jon L. White (login name JONL) and I (GLS) were office mates at MIT for many years. One April, we both flew from Boston to California for a week on research business, to consult face-to-face with some people at Stanford, particularly our mutual friend Richard Gabriel (RPG).RPG picked us up at the San Francisco airport and drove us back to Palo Alto (going logical south on route 101, parallel to El Camino Bignum). Palo Alto is raspberry, and JONL said it tasted rather bitter. I ate a better tostada there than I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant.After this we went to the local Uncle Gaylord's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. They make ice cream fresh daily, in a variety of intriguing flavours. It's a very good. During that August visit JONL went absolutely bananas (so to speak) over one particular flavour, ginger honey.Therefore, after eating at The Good Earth - indeed, after every lunch and dinner and before bed during our April visit -- a trip to Uncle Gaylord's (the one in failed to faze JONL; he took it in good humour, as long as we kept returning to Uncle Gaylord's. He loves ginger honey ice cream.Now RPG and his then-wife KBT (Kathy Tracy) were putting us up (putting up with us?) in their home for our visit, so to thank them JONL and I took them out to a (rabbit). (Waitress: Oui, we have fresh rabbit, fresh today. RPG: Well, JONL, I guess we won't need any *ginger*!)We finished the meal late, about 11 P.M., which is 2 A.M Boston time, so JONL and I were rather droopy. But it wasn't yet midnight. Off to Uncle Gaylord's!Now the French restaurant was in Redwood City, north of Palo Alto. In leaving Redwood City, we somehow got onto route 101 going north instead of south. JONL headed in the direction of Berkeley, and half-jokingly suggested that we continue north and go to Uncle Gaylord's in Berkeley.RPG said Fine! and we drove on for a while and talked. I was drowsy, and JONL actually dropped off to sleep for 5 minutes. When he awoke, RPG said, Gee, said Right! and maneuvered some more. Eventually we pulled up in front of an Uncle Gaylord's.Now, I hadn't really been paying attention because I was so sleepy, and I didn't really understand what was happening until RPG let me in on it a few moments later, but I was just alert enough to notice that we had somehow come to the Palo Alto Uncle Gaylord's after all.JONL noticed the resemblance to the Palo Alto store, but hadn't caught on. (The place is lit with red and yellow lights at night, and looks much different from in Berkeley! It looked like a barn! But this place looks *just like* the one back in Palo Alto!RPG deadpanned, Well, this is the one *I* always come to when I'm in Berkeley. They've got two in San Francisco, too. Remember, they're a chain.JONL accepted this bit of wisdom. And he was not totally ignorant - he knew perfectly well that University Avenue was in Berkeley, not far from Telegraph Avenue. What he didn't know was that there is a completely different University Avenue in Palo Alto.JONL went up to the counter and asked for ginger honey. The guy at the counter asked whether JONL would like to taste it first, evidently their standard procedure with that flavour, as not too many people like it.JONL said, I'm sure I like it. Just give me a cone. The guy behind the counter insisted that JONL try just a taste first. Some people think it tastes like ginger roots. I already went through this hassle with the guy back in Palo Alto. I *know* I like that flavour!At the words back in Palo Alto the guy behind the counter got a very strange look on his face, but said nothing. KBT caught his eye and winked. Through my launched into his spiel (makes rotten meat a dish for princes) for the forty-third time. At this point, RPG clued me in fully.RPG, KBT, and I retreated to a table, trying to stifle our chuckles. JONL remained at the counter, talking about ice cream with the guy b.t.c., comparing Uncle Gaylord's to other ice cream shops and generally having a good old time.At length the g.b.t.c. said, How's the ginger honey? JONL said, Fine! I wonder what exactly is in it? Now Uncle Gaylord publishes all his recipes and for the past two days. In fact, I think this batch is about as good as the cones I got back in Palo Alto!G.b.t.c. looked him straight in the eye and said, You're *in* Palo Alto!JONL turned slowly around, and saw the three of us collapse in a fit of giggles. He clapped a hand to his forehead and exclaimed, I've been hacked![My spies on the West Coast inform me that there is a close relative of the raspberry found out there called an ollalieberry - ESR][Ironic footnote: it appears that the meme about ginger vs. rotting meat may be an urban legend. It's not borne out by an examination of mediaeval recipes or Samuel Pegge, a gourmand and notorious flake case who originated numerous food myths. - ESR][Jargon File] (1994-12-08)

  “Saint Germain recorded the good doctrine in figures and his only cyphered MS. remained with his staunch friend and patron the benevolent German prince from whose house and in whose presence he made his last exit — Home” (ML 280).

Sales tax – A tax based on a percentage of the selling price of the goods or service that the buyer must pay.

sarvabhutahite ::: in the good of all creatures. ::: [see the following]

sarvabhutahite ratah ::: busied with and delighting in the good of all creatures. ::: sarvabhutahite ratah [plural] [Gita 5.25; 12.4]

Sarva-prani-hite-ratah: Ever rejoicing in the good of all beings.

Satan [from Hebrew śāṭān adversary, opposer from the verbal root śāṭan to lie in wait, oppose, be an adversary; or possibly from the verbal root shut to whip, scourge, run hither and thither on errands; Greek satan, satanas] Adversary; with the definite article (has-satan) the adversary in the Christian sense, as the Devil. This Satan of the exoteric Jewish and Christian books is a mere figment of the monkish theological imagination. From the second possible derivation many eminent Shemitic scholars have held that the Satan of the Book of Job was a good angel arranged by God to try the characters of men in order to help them; and therefore supposedly to be different from the Satan of other books of the Bible. The theosophist would not limit the good angel to the Book of Job alone, but would look upon the adversative or contrary forces of nature as being the means upon which each one tries his will, resolution, and determination to evolve and grow spiritually and intellectually. The Satan of this hypothesis is in a sense our own lower character combined with the lower forces of nature surrounding earth and elsewhere.

satsanga ::: [association with the good], good company.

SATSANGA. ::: The communion with the good. ,

Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of: (1671-1713) He was a pupil and later a patron of Locke although in the field of morals, for which he remains best known, he was opposed to the Lockean position. He advocated the so-called moral sense view which finds a sense of right and wrong in man, guiding him with social or natural affections to the good of the species rather than to seif-interest. He was a lover of liberty in thought and in political affairs. He was numbered among the deists but remained a churchman throughout his life. His most famous work was his Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. -- L.E.D.

shamanism ::: n. --> The type of religion which once prevalied among all the Ural-Altaic peoples (Tungusic, Mongol, and Turkish), and which still survives in various parts of Northern Asia. The Shaman, or wizard priest, deals with good as well as with evil spirits, especially the good spirits of ancestors.

Shells Derivative from qelippoth in the Hebrew Qabbalah, having the sense of empty form. They are the astral remains of the lower parts of man disintegrating in kama-loka after the death of the physical body and the separation of the higher principles. These shells persist for a short time in the case of the good, and for a long time in the case of the evil; and may be used as vehicles by various evil entities, or endowed with a temporary vitality by the necromancy of the seance room, which enables them in the physical phenomena of the seance room, whereby the ignorant very often pathetically mistake them for the spirits of the dead when they are in fact but astral phantoms.

Shinran. (親鸞) (1173-1262). Japanese priest who is considered the founder of the JoDO SHINSHu, or "True PURE LAND School." After the loss of his parents, Shinran was ordained at age nine by the TENDAISHu monk Jien (1155-1225) and began his studies at HIEIZAN. There, he regularly practiced "perpetual nenbutsu" (J. nenbutsu; C. NIANFO), ninety-day retreats in which one circumambulated a statue of the buddha AMITĀBHA while reciting the nenbutsu. In 1201, he left Mt. Hiei and became the disciple of HoNEN, an influential monk who emphasized nenbutsu recitation. Shinran was allowed to copy Honen's most influential (and at that time still unpublished) work, the SENCHAKUSHu. When Honen was exiled to Tosa in 1207, Shinran was defrocked by the government and exiled to Echigo, receiving a pardon four years later. He did not see Honen again. Shinran would become a popular teacher of nenbutsu practice among the common people, marrying (his wife Eshinni would later write important letters on pure land practice) and raising a family (the lineage of the True Pure Land sect is traced through his descendants), although he famously declared that he was "neither a monk nor a layman" (hiso hizoku). While claiming simply to be transmitting Honen's teachings, Shinran made important revisions and elaborations of the pure land doctrine that he had learned from Honen. In 1214, he moved to the Kanto region, where he took a vow to recite the three pure land sutras (J. Jodo sanbukyo; C. JINGTU SANBU JING) one thousand times. However, he soon stopped the practice, declaring it to be futile. It is said that from this experience he developed his notion of shinjin. Although literally translated as "the mind of faith," as Shinran uses the term shinjin might best be glossed as the buddha-mind realized in the entrusting of oneself to Amitābha's name and vow. Shinran often would contrast self-power (JIRIKI) and other-power (TARIKI), with the former referring to the always futile attempts to secure one's own welfare through traditional practices such as mastering the six perfections (PĀRAMITĀ) of the bodhisattva path to buddhahood, and the latter referring to the sole source of salvation, the power of Amitābha's name and his vow. Thus, Shinran regarded the Mahāyāna practice of dedicating merit to the welfare of others to be self-power; the only dedication of merit that was important was that made by the bodhisattva DHARMĀKARA, who vowed to become the buddha Amitābha and establish his pure land of SUKHĀVATĪ for those who called his name. He regarded the deathbed practices meant to bring about birth in the pure land to be self-power; he regarded multiple recitations of NAMU AMIDABUTSU to be self-power. Shinran refers often to the single utterance that assures rebirth in the pure land. This utterance need not be audible, indeed not even voluntary, but is instead heard in the heart as a consequence of the "single thought-moment" of shinjin, received through Amitābha's grace. This salvation has nothing to do with whether one is a monk or layperson, man or woman, saint or sinner, learned or ignorant. He said that if even a good man can be reborn in the pure land, then how much more easily can an evil man; this is because the good man remains attached to the illusion that his virtuous deeds will somehow bring about his salvation, while the evil man has abandoned this conceit. Whereas Honen sought to identify the benefits of the nenbutsu in contrast to other teachings of the day, Shinran sought to reinterpret Buddhist doctrine and practice in light of Amitābha's vow. For example, the important Mahāyāna doctrine of the EKAYĀNA, or "one vehicle," the buddha vehicle whereby all sentient beings will be enabled to follow the bodhisattva path to buddhahood, is interpreted by Shinran to be nothing other than Amitābha's vow. Indeed, the sole purpose of sĀKYAMUNI Buddha's appearance in the world was to proclaim the existence of Amitābha's vow. These doctrines are set forth in Shinran's magnum opus, an anthology of passages from Buddhist scriptures, intermixed with his own comments and arranged topically, entitled KYoGYo SHINSHo ("Teaching, Practice, and Realization of the Pure Land Way"), a work that he began in 1224 and continued to expand and revise over the next three decades. Shinran did not consider himself to be a master and did not establish a formal school, leading to problems of authority among his followers when he was absent. After he left Kanto for Kyoto, for example, problems arose among his followers in Kanto, leading Shinran to write a series of letters, later collected as TANNISHo ("Lamenting the Deviations").

shroffage ::: n. --> The examination of coins, and the separation of the good from the debased.

Sila (Sanskrit) Śīla [from the verbal root śīl to serve, practice] Moral fortitude, ethical steadiness, one of the Buddhist paramitas. Described as “the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action” (VS 47). The Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastra says of practicing sila: “Lay disciples, having families, should abstain from killing, stealing, adultery, lying, duplicity, slander, frivolous talk, covetousness, malice, currying favor, and false doctrines. Unmarried disciples should, in order to avoid hindrances, retire from the turmoil of worldly life and, abiding in solitude, should practise those ways which lead to quietness and moderation and contentment. . . . They should endeavor by their conduct to avoid all disapproval and blame, and by their example incite others to forsake evil and practise the good.” (FSO p. 45)

Siva is often spoken of as the patron deity of esotericists, occultists, and ascetics; he is called the Mahayogin (the great ascetic), from whom the highest spiritual knowledge is acquired, and union with the great spirit of the universe is eventually gained. Here he is “the howling and terrific destroyer of human passions and physical senses, which are ever in the way of the development of the higher spiritual perceptions and the growth of the inner eternal man — mystically . . . Siva-Rudra is the Destroyer, as Vishnu is the preserver; and both are the regenerators of spiritual as well as of physical nature. To live as a plant, the seed must die. To live as a conscious entity in the Eternity, the passions and senses of man must first die before his body does. ‘To live is to die and to die is to live,’ has been too little understood in the West. Siva, the destroyer, is the creator and the Saviour of Spiritual man, as he is the good gardener of nature. He weeds out the plants, human and cosmic, and kills the passions of the physical, to call to life the perceptions of the spiritual, man” (SD 1:459&n).

SNAFU principle /sna'foo prin'si-pl/ [WWII Army acronym for "Situation Normal: All Fucked Up"] "True communication is possible only between equals, because inferiors are more consistently rewarded for telling their superiors pleasant lies than for telling the truth." - a central tenet of {Discordianism}, often invoked by hackers to explain why authoritarian hierarchies screw up so reliably and systematically. The effect of the SNAFU principle is a progressive disconnection of decision-makers from reality. This lightly adapted version of a fable dating back to the early 1960s illustrates the phenomenon perfectly: In the beginning was the plan,    and then the specification; And the plan was without form,    and the specification was void. And darkness    was on the faces of the implementors thereof; And they spake unto their leader,    saying: "It is a crock of shit,    and smells as of a sewer." And the leader took pity on them,    and spoke to the project leader: "It is a crock of excrement,    and none may abide the odor thereof." And the project leader    spake unto his section head, saying: "It is a container of excrement,    and it is very strong, such that none may abide it." The section head then hurried to his department manager,    and informed him thus: "It is a vessel of fertilizer,    and none may abide its strength." The department manager carried these words   to his general manager, and spoke unto him   saying: "It containeth that which aideth the growth of plants,   and it is very strong." And so it was that the general manager rejoiced   and delivered the good news unto the Vice President. "It promoteth growth,   and it is very powerful." The Vice President rushed to the President's side,   and joyously exclaimed: "This powerful new software product   will promote the growth of the company!" And the President looked upon the product,   and saw that it was very good. After the subsequent disaster, the {suits} protect themselves by saying "I was misinformed!", and the implementors are demoted or fired. [{Jargon File}]

Sortilegium (Latin) [from sors lot + lego choose] Divination by drawing lots; a practice of wide diffusion in antiquity, and constantly mentioned in literature of classical Greek and Latin as well as of other countries, and still practiced in some places. One form of it consisted in picking at random in the pages of a book, after due concentration of the mind on the object to be obtained. This was done by the Romans in their sortes Virgilianae, and the early Christians practiced it with the Bible, as a means of ascertaining the divine will or obtaining guidance. Augustine even sanctioned this practice, provided it was not done for worldly ends, and indulged in it himself. The word sorcery is also derived from sors through late Latin and French, and sortilege was often regarded as a form of sorcery — as indeed it was when the knowledge sought was desired for the purposes of evil. It is the motive in these matters which distinguishes the good from the bad. See also DIVINATION

Specific tax - A tax on a good or service which is set as a fixed amount per unit of the good or service sold.

sreyas ::: the good.

Sri Aurobindo: "Pride is only one form of ego — there are ten thousand others. Every action of man is full of ego — the good ones as well as the bad, his humility as much as his pride, his virtues as much as his vices.” *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "The first is the discovery of the soul, not the outer soul of thought and emotion and desire, but the secret psychic entity, the divine element within us. When that becomes dominant over the nature, when we are consciously the soul and when mind, life and body take their true place as its instruments, we are aware of a guide within that knows the truth, the good, the true delight and beauty of existence, controls heart and intellect by its luminous law and leads our life and being towards spiritual completeness.” *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "The robbers are as in the Veda vital beings who come to steal away the good condition or else to steal the gains of the sadhana.” Letters on Yoga

stillage ::: n. --> A low stool to keep the goods from touching the floor.

svasti ::: the good state of existence, right being.

Synderesis: (Late Gr. synteresis, spark of conscience, may be connected with syneidesis, conscience) In Scholastic philosophy: the habitus, or permanent, inborn disposition of the mind to think of general and broad rules of moral conduct which become the principles from which a man may reason in directing his own moral activities. First used, apparently, by St. Jerome (In Ezekiel., I, 4-15) as equivalent to the scintilla conscientiae (spark of conscience), the term became very common and received various interpretations in the 13th century. Franciscan thinkers (St. Bonaventure) tended to regard synderesis as a quality of the human will, inclining it to embrace the good-in-general. St. Thomas thought synderesis a habitus of the intellect, enabling it to know first principles of practical reasoning; he distinguished clearly between synderesis and conscience, the latter being the action of the practical intellect deciding whether a particular, proposed operation is good or bad, here and now. Duns Scotus also considered synderesis a quality belonging to intellect rather than will. -- V.J.B.

Tao chia: The Taoist school, the followers of Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Lieh Tzu, etc., who "urged men to unity of spirit, teaching that all activities should be in harmony with the unseen (Tao), with abundant liberality toward all things in nature. As to method, they accept the orderly sequence of nature from the Yin Yang school, select the good points of Confucianists and Mohists, and combine with these the important points of the Logicians and Legalists. In accordance with the changes of the seasons, they respond to the development of natural objects."

Tehmi: “The Divine is the good shepherd.”

Teleology: (Gr. telos, end, completion) The theory of purpose, ends, goals, final causes, values, the Good (s.). The opposite of Mechanism. As opposed to mechanism, which explains the present and the future in terms of the past, teleology explains the past and the present in terms of the future. Teleology as such does not imply personal consciousness, volition, or intended purpose (q.v.). Physics, Biology: See Vitalism. Psychology: See Hormic, Instinct, Hedonism, Voluntarism. Epistemology: the view that mind is guided or governed by purposes, values, interests, "instinct", as well as by "factual", "objective" or logical evidence in its pursuit of truth (see Fideism, Voluntarism, Pragmatism, Will-to-believe, Value judgment). Metaphysics: The doctrine that reality is ordered by goals, ends, purposes, values, formal or final causes (q.v.). Ethics: The view that the standard of human life is value, the Good, rather than duty, law, or formal decorum.

Teleology: In general, the theory of the purpose, ends, goals, final causes and values of the Good. In metaphysics, the doctrine that reality is ordered by goals, ends, purposes, values, formal or final causes.

Termmism: See Nominalism. Tertiary Qualities: Those qualities which are said to be imparted to objects by the mind. In contrast to primary and secondary qualities which are directed toward the objects (primary being thought of distinctly a part of objects) tertiary qualities are the subject's reactions to them. A thing, for example, is said to be good: The good points to the subject's reaction rather than to the object itself. -- V.F.

thanksgiving ::: n. --> The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.

A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties.

The ethics of Platonism is intellectualistic. While he questions (Protagoras, 323 ff.) the sophistic teaching that "virtue is knowledge", and stresses the view that the wise man must do what is right, as well as know the right, still the cumulative impetus of his many dialogues on the various virtues and the good life, tends toward the conclusion that the learned, rationally developed soul is the good soul. From this point of view, wisdom is the greatest virtue, (Repub. IV). Fortitude and temperance are necessary virtues of the lower parts of the soul and justice in the individual, as in the state, is the harmonious co-operation of all parts, under the control of reason. Of pleasures, the best are those of the intellect (Philebus); man's greatest happiness is to be found in the contemplation of the highest Ideas (Repub., 583 ff.).

The idea familiarly connected in the West with the term of a compassionate, humanitarian person, as in the good Samaritan, is based upon the parable in the New Testament (Luke 10:30-37).

them and has to aci upon them as an Influence rather than by its sovereign right of direct action ; its direct action becomes normal and preponderant only at a high stage of development or by yoga. A perception of inith which is inherent in the deepest substance of the consciousness, a sense of the good, true, beautiful, the Divine, is its privilege.

The Platonic philosophy of art and aesthetics stresses, as might be expected, the value of the reasonable imitation of Ideal realities rather than the photographic imitation of sense things and individual experiences. All beautiful things participate in the Idea of beauty (Symposium and Phaedrus). The artist is frequently described as a man carried away by his inspiration, akin to the fool; yet art requires reason and the artist must learn to contemplate the world of Ideas. Fine art is not radically distinguished from useful art. In both the Republic and the Laws, art is subordinated to the good of the state, and those forms of art which are effeminate, asocial, inimical to the morale of the citizens, are sternly excluded from the ideal state.

  “There were Annedoti who came after him, five in number (our race being the fifth) — ‘all like Oannes in form and teaching the same’; but Musarus Oannes was the first to appear, and this he did during the reign of Ammenon, the third [fourth] of the ten antediluvian Kings whose dynasty ended with Xisuthrus, the Chaldean Noah. . . . This allegory of Oannes, the Annedotus, reminds us of the ‘Dragon’ and ‘Snake-Kings’; the Nagas who in Buddhist legends instruct people in wisdom on lakes and rivers, and end by becoming converts to the good Law and Arhats. The meaning is evident. The ‘fish’ is an old and very suggestive symbol in the Mystery-language, as is also ‘water.’ Ea or Hea was the god of the sea and Wisdom, and the sea serpent was one of his emblems, his priests being ‘serpents’ or Initiates. Thus one sees why Occultism places Oannes and the other Annedoti in the group of those ancient ‘adepts’ who were called ‘marine’ or ‘water dragons’ — Nagas. Water typified their human origin (as it is a symbol of earth and matter and also of purification), in distinction to the ‘fire Nagas’ or the immaterial, Spiritual Beings, whether celestial Bodhisattvas or Planetary Dhyanis, also regarded as the instructors of mankind. The hidden meaning becomes clear to the Occultist, once he is told that ‘this being (Oannes) was accustomed to pass the day among men, teaching; and when the Sun had set, he retired again into the sea, passing the night in the deep, ‘for he was amphibious,’ i.e., he belonged to two planes: the spiritual and the physical. For the Greek word amphibios means simply ‘life on two planes,’ . . . The word was often applied in antiquity to those men who, though still wearing a human form, had made themselves almost divine through knowledge, and lived as much in the spiritual supersensuous regions as on earth. Oannes is dimly reflected in Jonah, and even in John, the Precursor, both connected with Fish and Water” (TG 236-7).

“The robbers are as in the Veda vital beings who come to steal away the good condition or else to steal the gains of the sadhana.” Letters on Yoga

The second question in value-theory is the question "What things are good? What is good, what is the highest good, etc.;" On this question perhaps the main issue historically is between those who say that the good is pleasure, satisfaction, or some state of feeling, and those who say that the good is virtue, a state of will, or knowledge, a state of the intellect. Holding the good to be pleasure or satisfaction are some of the Sophists, the hedonists (the Cyrenaic, the Epicureans, Hobbes, Hume, Bentham, Mill, Sidgwick, Spencer, Schlick). Holding virtue or knowledge or both to be good or supremely good are Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, the Neo-Platonists, Augustine, Aquinas, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, G. E. Moore, H. Rashdall, J. Laird, W. D. Ross, N. Hartmann.

The serpent is characteristically a dual symbol. In the beginnings of creation two poles were emanated, spirit and matter; and forthwith began interaction between the downward forces of the one and the upward forces of the other. Hermes, Mercury, intelligence, may represent a sage or a thief; the serpentine wisdom may work in every plane of materiality. The perverse will of man may turn natural forces to evil purposes, and thus we speak of the good serpent and the bad, of Agathodaemon and Kakodaemon, of Ophis and Ophiomorphos. A serpent can be a sage or a sorcerer.

The story of Mel, a Real Programmer "programming, person" A 1983 article by Ed Nather about {hacker} {Mel Kaye}. The full text follows. A recent article devoted to the macho side of programming made the bald and unvarnished statement, "Real Programmers write in FORTRAN". Maybe they do now, in this decadent era of Lite beer, hand calculators and "user-friendly" software but back in the Good Old Days, when the term "software" sounded funny and Real Computers were made out of {drums} and {vacuum tubes}, Real Programmers wrote in {machine code} - not {Fortran}, not {RATFOR}, not even {assembly language} - {Machine Code}, raw, unadorned, inscrutable {hexadecimal} numbers, directly. Lest a whole new generation of programmers grow up in ignorance of this glorious past, I feel duty-bound to describe, as best I can through the generation gap, how a Real Programmer wrote code. I'll call him Mel, because that was his name. I first met Mel when I went to work for {Royal McBee Computer Corporation}, a now-defunct subsidiary of the typewriter company. The firm manufactured the {LGP-30}, a small, cheap (by the standards of the day) {drum}-memory computer, and had just started to manufacture the RPC-4000, a much-improved, bigger, better, faster -- drum-memory computer. Cores cost too much, and weren't here to stay, anyway. (That's why you haven't heard of the company, or the computer.) I had been hired to write a {Fortran} compiler for this new marvel and Mel was my guide to its wonders. Mel didn't approve of compilers. "If a program can't rewrite its own code," he asked, "what good is it?" Mel had written, in {hexadecimal}, the most popular computer program the company owned. It ran on the {LGP-30} and played blackjack with potential customers at computer shows. Its effect was always dramatic. The LGP-30 booth was packed at every show, and the IBM salesmen stood around talking to each other. Whether or not this actually sold computers was a question we never discussed. Mel's job was to re-write the blackjack program for the {RPC-4000}. ({Port}? What does that mean?) The new computer had a one-plus-one addressing scheme, in which each machine instruction, in addition to the {operation code} and the address of the needed {operand}, had a second address that indicated where, on the revolving drum, the next instruction was located. In modern parlance, every single instruction was followed by a {GO TO}! Put *that* in {Pascal}'s pipe and smoke it. Mel loved the RPC-4000 because he could optimize his code: that is, locate instructions on the drum so that just as one finished its job, the next would be just arriving at the "read head" and available for immediate execution. There was a program to do that job, an "optimizing assembler", but Mel refused to use it. "You never know where its going to put things", he explained, "so you'd have to use separate constants". It was a long time before I understood that remark. Since Mel knew the numerical value of every operation code, and assigned his own drum addresses, every instruction he wrote could also be considered a numerical constant. He could pick up an earlier "add" instruction, say, and multiply by it, if it had the right numeric value. His code was not easy for someone else to modify. I compared Mel's hand-optimised programs with the same code massaged by the optimizing assembler program, and Mel's always ran faster. That was because the "{top-down}" method of program design hadn't been invented yet, and Mel wouldn't have used it anyway. He wrote the innermost parts of his program loops first, so they would get first choice of the optimum address locations on the drum. The optimizing assembler wasn't smart enough to do it that way. Mel never wrote time-delay loops, either, even when the balky {Flexowriter} required a delay between output characters to work right. He just located instructions on the drum so each successive one was just *past* the read head when it was needed; the drum had to execute another complete revolution to find the next instruction. He coined an unforgettable term for this procedure. Although "optimum" is an absolute term, like "unique", it became common verbal practice to make it relative: "not quite optimum" or "less optimum" or "not very optimum". Mel called the maximum time-delay locations the "most pessimum". After he finished the blackjack program and got it to run, ("Even the initialiser is optimised", he said proudly) he got a Change Request from the sales department. The program used an elegant (optimised) {random number generator} to shuffle the "cards" and deal from the "deck", and some of the salesmen felt it was too fair, since sometimes the customers lost. They wanted Mel to modify the program so, at the setting of a sense switch on the console, they could change the odds and let the customer win. Mel balked. He felt this was patently dishonest, which it was, and that it impinged on his personal integrity as a programmer, which it did, so he refused to do it. The Head Salesman talked to Mel, as did the Big Boss and, at the boss's urging, a few Fellow Programmers. Mel finally gave in and wrote the code, but he got the test backward, and, when the sense switch was turned on, the program would cheat, winning every time. Mel was delighted with this, claiming his subconscious was uncontrollably ethical, and adamantly refused to fix it. After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it. Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real adventure. I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration, sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius. Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had no test in it. No test. *None*. Common sense said it had to be a closed loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side. It took me two weeks to figure it out. The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an {index register}. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment the index register each time through. Mel never used it. Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head, ready to go. But the loop had no test in it. The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word, was turned on-- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me. He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough, the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the program went happily on its way. I haven't kept in touch with Mel, so I don't know if he ever gave in to the flood of change that has washed over programming techniques since those long-gone days. I like to think he didn't. In any event, I was impressed enough that I quit looking for the offending test, telling the Big Boss I couldn't find it. He didn't seem surprised. When I left the company, the blackjack program would still cheat if you turned on the right sense switch, and I think that's how it should be. I didn't feel comfortable hacking up the code of a Real Programmer." [Posted to {Usenet} by its author, Ed Nather "utastro!nather", on 1983-05-21]. {Jargon File (}. [{On the trail of a Real Programmer (}, 2011-03-25 blog post by "jonno" at Jamtronix] [When did it happen? Did Mel use hexadecimal or octal?] (2003-09-12)

The view of freedom of the will and the soul influenced to a great extent the ethics of the Jewish philosophers. A large number of thinkers accepted the Aristotelian norm of the golden mean as the rule of conduct, but considered that the laws and precepts of the Torah help towards obtaining right conduct. Maimonides, however, stated that the norm of the mean is only for the average man, but that the higher man should incline towards an extreme good way in conduct. Crescas' view of the good way follows from the theory of the soul, he stresses the emotional element, namely the necessity of the love of the Good and the desire to actualize it in life.

The word is also familiar in its evil side, in the expression evil genius. Human beings hover between the influence of benign and malign powers which have been personified into guardian angels and besetting demons, or good and evil stars. The good and evil genii of the individual are among the karmic conditions which, interacting with free choice, modify his ruling destiny; they are either the heavenly voice of the invisible spiritual prototype, or the lower astral person.

Three senses of "Ockhamism" may be distinguished: Logical, indicating usage of the terminology and technique of logical analysis developed by Ockham in his Summa totius logicae; in particular, use of the concept of supposition (suppositio) in the significative analysis of terms. Epistemological, indicating the thesis that universality is attributable only to terms and propositions, and not to things as existing apart from discourse. Theological, indicating the thesis that no tneological doctrines, such as those of God's existence or of the immortality of the soul, are evident or demonstrable philosophically, so that religious doctrine rests solely on faith, without metaphysical or scientific support. It is in this sense that Luther is often called an Ockhamist.   Bibliography:   B. Geyer,   Ueberwegs Grundriss d. Gesch. d. Phil., Bd. II (11th ed., Berlin 1928), pp. 571-612 and 781-786; N. Abbagnano,   Guglielmo di Ockham (Lanciano, Italy, 1931); E. A. Moody,   The Logic of William of Ockham (N. Y. & London, 1935); F. Ehrle,   Peter von Candia (Muenster, 1925); G. Ritter,   Studien zur Spaetscholastik, I-II (Heidelberg, 1921-1922).     --E.A.M. Om, aum: (Skr.) Mystic, holy syllable as a symbol for the indefinable Absolute. See Aksara, Vac, Sabda. --K.F.L. Omniscience: In philosophy and theology it means the complete and perfect knowledge of God, of Himself and of all other beings, past, present, and future, or merely possible, as well as all their activities, real or possible, including the future free actions of human beings. --J.J.R. One: Philosophically, not a number but equivalent to unit, unity, individuality, in contradistinction from multiplicity and the mani-foldness of sensory experience. In metaphysics, the Supreme Idea (Plato), the absolute first principle (Neo-platonism), the universe (Parmenides), Being as such and divine in nature (Plotinus), God (Nicolaus Cusanus), the soul (Lotze). Religious philosophy and mysticism, beginning with Indian philosophy (s.v.), has favored the designation of the One for the metaphysical world-ground, the ultimate icility, the world-soul, the principle of the world conceived as reason, nous, or more personally. The One may be conceived as an independent whole or as a sum, as analytic or synthetic, as principle or ontologically. Except by mysticism, it is rarely declared a fact of sensory experience, while its transcendent or transcendental, abstract nature is stressed, e.g., in epistemology where the "I" or self is considered the unitary background of personal experience, the identity of self-consciousness, or the unity of consciousness in the synthesis of the manifoldness of ideas (Kant). --K.F.L. One-one: A relation R is one-many if for every y in the converse domain there is a unique x such that xRy. A relation R is many-one if for every x in the domain there is a unique y such that xRy. (See the article relation.) A relation is one-one, or one-to-one, if it is at the same time one-many and many-one. A one-one relation is said to be, or to determine, a one-to-one correspondence between its domain and its converse domain. --A.C. On-handedness: (Ger. Vorhandenheit) Things exist in the mode of thereness, lying- passively in a neutral space. A "deficient" form of a more basic relationship, termed at-handedness (Zuhandenheit). (Heidegger.) --H.H. Ontological argument: Name by which later authors, especially Kant, designate the alleged proof for God's existence devised by Anselm of Canterbury. Under the name of God, so the argument runs, everyone understands that greater than which nothing can be thought. Since anything being the greatest and lacking existence is less then the greatest having also existence, the former is not really the greater. The greatest, therefore, has to exist. Anselm has been reproached, already by his contemporary Gaunilo, for unduly passing from the field of logical to the field of ontological or existential reasoning. This criticism has been repeated by many authors, among them Aquinas. The argument has, however, been used, if in a somewhat modified form, by Duns Scotus, Descartes, and Leibniz. --R.A. Ontological Object: (Gr. onta, existing things + logos, science) The real or existing object of an act of knowledge as distinguished from the epistemological object. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ontologism: (Gr. on, being) In contrast to psychologism, is called any speculative system which starts philosophizing by positing absolute being, or deriving the existence of entities independently of experience merely on the basis of their being thought, or assuming that we have immediate and certain knowledge of the ground of being or God. Generally speaking any rationalistic, a priori metaphysical doctrine, specifically the philosophies of Rosmini-Serbati and Vincenzo Gioberti. As a philosophic method censored by skeptics and criticists alike, as a scholastic doctrine formerly strongly supported, revived in Italy and Belgium in the 19th century, but no longer countenanced. --K.F.L. Ontology: (Gr. on, being + logos, logic) The theory of being qua being. For Aristotle, the First Philosophy, the science of the essence of things. Introduced as a term into philosophy by Wolff. The science of fundamental principles, the doctrine of the categories. Ultimate philosophy; rational cosmology. Syn. with metaphysics. See Cosmology, First Principles, Metaphysics, Theology. --J.K.F. Operation: "(Lit. operari, to work) Any act, mental or physical, constituting a phase of the reflective process, and performed with a view to acquiring1 knowledge or information about a certain subject-nntter. --A.C.B.   In logic, see Operationism.   In philosophy of science, see Pragmatism, Scientific Empiricism. Operationism: The doctrine that the meaning of a concept is given by a set of operations.   1. The operational meaning of a term (word or symbol) is given by a semantical rule relating the term to some concrete process, object or event, or to a class of such processes, objectj or events.   2. Sentences formed by combining operationally defined terms into propositions are operationally meaningful when the assertions are testable by means of performable operations. Thus, under operational rules, terms have semantical significance, propositions have empirical significance.   Operationism makes explicit the distinction between formal (q.v.) and empirical sentences. Formal propositions are signs arranged according to syntactical rules but lacking operational reference. Such propositions, common in mathematics, logic and syntax, derive their sanction from convention, whereas an empirical proposition is acceptable (1) when its structure obeys syntactical rules and (2) when there exists a concrete procedure (a set of operations) for determining its truth or falsity (cf. Verification). Propositions purporting to be empirical are sometimes amenable to no operational test because they contain terms obeying no definite semantical rules. These sentences are sometimes called pseudo-propositions and are said to be operationally meaningless. They may, however, be 'meaningful" in other ways, e.g. emotionally or aesthetically (cf. Meaning).   Unlike a formal statement, the "truth" of an empirical sentence is never absolute and its operational confirmation serves only to increase the degree of its validity. Similarly, the semantical rule comprising the operational definition of a term has never absolute precision. Ordinarily a term denotes a class of operations and the precision of its definition depends upon how definite are the rules governing inclusion in the class.   The difference between Operationism and Logical Positivism (q.v.) is one of emphasis. Operationism's stress of empirical matters derives from the fact that it was first employed to purge physics of such concepts as absolute space and absolute time, when the theory of relativity had forced upon physicists the view that space and time are most profitably defined in terms of the operations by which they are measured. Although different methods of measuring length at first give rise to different concepts of length, wherever the equivalence of certain of these measures can be established by other operations, the concepts may legitimately be combined.   In psychology the operational criterion of meaningfulness is commonly associated with a behavioristic point of view. See Behaviorism. Since only those propositions which are testable by public and repeatable operations are admissible in science, the definition of such concepti as mind and sensation must rest upon observable aspects of the organism or its behavior. Operational psychology deals with experience only as it is indicated by the operation of differential behavior, including verbal report. Discriminations, or the concrete differential reactions of organisms to internal or external environmental states, are by some authors regarded as the most basic of all operations.   For a discussion of the role of operational definition in phvsics. see P. W. Bridgman, The Logic of Modern Physics, (New York, 1928) and The Nature of Physical Theory (Princeton, 1936). "The extension of operationism to psychology is discussed by C. C. Pratt in The Logic of Modem Psychology (New York. 1939.)   For a discussion and annotated bibliography relating to Operationism and Logical Positivism, see S. S. Stevens, Psychology and the Science of Science, Psychol. Bull., 36, 1939, 221-263. --S.S.S. Ophelimity: Noun derived from the Greek, ophelimos useful, employed by Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) in economics as the equivalent of utility, or the capacity to provide satisfaction. --J.J.R. Opinion: (Lat. opinio, from opinor, to think) An hypothesis or proposition entertained on rational grounds but concerning which doubt can reasonably exist. A belief. See Hypothesis, Certainty, Knowledge. --J.K.F- Opposition: (Lat. oppositus, pp. of oppono, to oppose) Positive actual contradiction. One of Aristotle's Post-predicaments. In logic any contrariety or contradiction, illustrated by the "Square of Opposition". Syn. with: conflict. See Logic, formal, § 4. --J.K.F. Optimism: (Lat. optimus, the best) The view inspired by wishful thinking, success, faith, or philosophic reflection, that the world as it exists is not so bad or even the best possible, life is good, and man's destiny is bright. Philosophically most persuasively propounded by Leibniz in his Theodicee, according to which God in his wisdom would have created a better world had he known or willed such a one to exist. Not even he could remove moral wrong and evil unless he destroyed the power of self-determination and hence the basis of morality. All systems of ethics that recognize a supreme good (Plato and many idealists), subscribe to the doctrines of progressivism (Turgot, Herder, Comte, and others), regard evil as a fragmentary view (Josiah Royce et al.) or illusory, or believe in indemnification (Henry David Thoreau) or melioration (Emerson), are inclined optimistically. Practically all theologies advocating a plan of creation and salvation, are optimistic though they make the good or the better dependent on moral effort, right thinking, or belief, promising it in a future existence. Metaphysical speculation is optimistic if it provides for perfection, evolution to something higher, more valuable, or makes room for harmonies or a teleology. See Pessimism. --K.F.L. Order: A class is said to be partially ordered by a dyadic relation R if it coincides with the field of R, and R is transitive and reflexive, and xRy and yRx never both hold when x and y are different. If in addition R is connected, the class is said to be ordered (or simply ordered) by R, and R is called an ordering relation.   Whitehcid and Russell apply the term serial relation to relations which are transitive, irreflexive, and connected (and, in consequence, also asymmetric). However, the use of serial relations in this sense, instead ordering relations as just defined, is awkward in connection with the notion of order for unit classes.   Examples: The relation not greater than among leal numbers is an ordering relation. The relation less than among real numbers is a serial relation. The real numbers are simply ordered by the former relation. In the algebra of classes (logic formal, § 7), the classes are partially ordered by the relation of class inclusion.   For explanation of the terminology used in making the above definitions, see the articles connexity, reflexivity, relation, symmetry, transitivity. --A.C. Order type: See relation-number. Ordinal number: A class b is well-ordered by a dyadic relation R if it is ordered by R (see order) and, for every class a such that a ⊂ b, there is a member x of a, such that xRy holds for every member y of a; and R is then called a well-ordering relation. The ordinal number of a class b well-ordered by a relation R, or of a well-ordering relation R, is defined to be the relation-number (q. v.) of R.   The ordinal numbers of finite classes (well-ordered by appropriate relations) are called finite ordinal numbers. These are 0, 1, 2, ... (to be distinguished, of course, from the finite cardinal numbers 0, 1, 2, . . .).   The first non-finite (transfinite or infinite) ordinal number is the ordinal number of the class of finite ordinal numbers, well-ordered in their natural order, 0, 1, 2, . . .; it is usually denoted by the small Greek letter omega. --A.C.   G. Cantor, Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, translated and with an introduction by P. E. B. Jourdain, Chicago and London, 1915. (new ed. 1941); Whitehead and Russell, Princtpia Mathematica. vol. 3. Orexis: (Gr. orexis) Striving; desire; the conative aspect of mind, as distinguished from the cognitive and emotional (Aristotle). --G.R.M.. Organicism: A theory of biology that life consists in the organization or dynamic system of the organism. Opposed to mechanism and vitalism. --J.K.F. Organism: An individual animal or plant, biologically interpreted. A. N. Whitehead uses the term to include also physical bodies and to signify anything material spreading through space and enduring in time. --R.B.W. Organismic Psychology: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, an instrument) A system of theoretical psychology which construes the structure of the mind in organic rather than atomistic terms. See Gestalt Psychology; Psychological Atomism. --L.W. Organization: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, work) A structured whole. The systematic unity of parts in a purposive whole. A dynamic system. Order in something actual. --J.K.F. Organon: (Gr. organon) The title traditionally given to the body of Aristotle's logical treatises. The designation appears to have originated among the Peripatetics after Aristotle's time, and expresses their view that logic is not a part of philosophy (as the Stoics maintained) but rather the instrument (organon) of philosophical inquiry. See Aristotelianism. --G.R.M.   In Kant. A system of principles by which pure knowledge may be acquired and established.   Cf. Fr. Bacon's Novum Organum. --O.F.K. Oriental Philosophy: A general designation used loosely to cover philosophic tradition exclusive of that grown on Greek soil and including the beginnings of philosophical speculation in Egypt, Arabia, Iran, India, and China, the elaborate systems of India, Greater India, China, and Japan, and sometimes also the religion-bound thought of all these countries with that of the complex cultures of Asia Minor, extending far into antiquity. Oriental philosophy, though by no means presenting a homogeneous picture, nevertheless shares one characteristic, i.e., the practical outlook on life (ethics linked with metaphysics) and the absence of clear-cut distinctions between pure speculation and religious motivation, and on lower levels between folklore, folk-etymology, practical wisdom, pre-scientiiic speculation, even magic, and flashes of philosophic insight. Bonds with Western, particularly Greek philosophy have no doubt existed even in ancient times. Mutual influences have often been conjectured on the basis of striking similarities, but their scientific establishment is often difficult or even impossible. Comparative philosophy (see especially the work of Masson-Oursel) provides a useful method. Yet a thorough treatment of Oriental Philosophy is possible only when the many languages in which it is deposited have been more thoroughly studied, the psychological and historical elements involved in the various cultures better investigated, and translations of the relevant documents prepared not merely from a philological point of view or out of missionary zeal, but by competent philosophers who also have some linguistic training. Much has been accomplished in this direction in Indian and Chinese Philosophy (q.v.). A great deal remains to be done however before a definitive history of Oriental Philosophy may be written. See also Arabian, and Persian Philosophy. --K.F.L. Origen: (185-254) The principal founder of Christian theology who tried to enrich the ecclesiastic thought of his day by reconciling it with the treasures of Greek philosophy. Cf. Migne PL. --R.B.W. Ormazd: (New Persian) Same as Ahura Mazdah (q.v.), the good principle in Zoroastrianism, and opposed to Ahriman (q.v.). --K.F.L. Orphic Literature: The mystic writings, extant only in fragments, of a Greek religious-philosophical movement of the 6th century B.C., allegedly started by the mythical Orpheus. In their mysteries, in which mythology and rational thinking mingled, the Orphics concerned themselves with cosmogony, theogony, man's original creation and his destiny after death which they sought to influence to the better by pure living and austerity. They taught a symbolism in which, e.g., the relationship of the One to the many was clearly enunciated, and believed in the soul as involved in reincarnation. Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato were influenced by them. --K.F.L. Ortega y Gasset, Jose: Born in Madrid, May 9, 1883. At present in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Son of Ortega y Munillo, the famous Spanish journalist. Studied at the College of Jesuits in Miraflores and at the Central University of Madrid. In the latter he presented his Doctor's dissertation, El Milenario, in 1904, thereby obtaining his Ph.D. degree. After studies in Leipzig, Berlin, Marburg, under the special influence of Hermann Cohen, the great exponent of Kant, who taught him the love for the scientific method and awoke in him the interest in educational philosophy, Ortega came to Spain where, after the death of Nicolas Salmeron, he occupied the professorship of metaphysics at the Central University of Madrid. The following may be considered the most important works of Ortega y Gasset:     Meditaciones del Quijote, 1914;   El Espectador, I-VIII, 1916-1935;   El Tema de Nuestro Tiempo, 1921;   España Invertebrada, 1922;   Kant, 1924;   La Deshumanizacion del Arte, 1925;   Espiritu de la Letra, 1927;   La Rebelion de las Masas, 1929;   Goethe desde Adentio, 1934;   Estudios sobre el Amor, 1939;   Ensimismamiento y Alteracion, 1939;   El Libro de las Misiones, 1940;   Ideas y Creencias, 1940;     and others.   Although brought up in the Marburg school of thought, Ortega is not exactly a neo-Kantian. At the basis of his Weltanschauung one finds a denial of the fundamental presuppositions which characterized European Rationalism. It is life and not thought which is primary. Things have a sense and a value which must be affirmed independently. Things, however, are to be conceived as the totality of situations which constitute the circumstances of a man's life. Hence, Ortega's first philosophical principle: "I am myself plus my circumstances". Life as a problem, however, is but one of the poles of his formula. Reason is the other. The two together function, not by dialectical opposition, but by necessary coexistence. Life, according to Ortega, does not consist in being, but rather, in coming to be, and as such it is of the nature of direction, program building, purpose to be achieved, value to be realized. In this sense the future as a time dimension acquires new dignity, and even the present and the past become articulate and meaning-full only in relation to the future. Even History demands a new point of departure and becomes militant with new visions. --J.A.F. Orthodoxy: Beliefs which are declared by a group to be true and normative. Heresy is a departure from and relative to a given orthodoxy. --V.S. Orthos Logos: See Right Reason. Ostensible Object: (Lat. ostendere, to show) The object envisaged by cognitive act irrespective of its actual existence. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ostensive: (Lat. ostendere, to show) Property of a concept or predicate by virtue of which it refers to and is clarified by reference to its instances. --A.C.B. Ostwald, Wilhelm: (1853-1932) German chemist. Winner of the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1909. In Die Uberwindung des wissenschaftlichen Materialistmus and in Naturphilosophie, his two best known works in the field of philosophy, he advocates a dynamic theory in opposition to materialism and mechanism. All properties of matter, and the psychic as well, are special forms of energy. --L.E.D. Oupnekhat: Anquetil Duperron's Latin translation of the Persian translation of 50 Upanishads (q.v.), a work praised by Schopenhauer as giving him complete consolation. --K.F.L. Outness: A term employed by Berkeley to express the experience of externality, that is the ideas of space and things placed at a distance. Hume used it in the sense of distance Hamilton understood it as the state of being outside of consciousness in a really existing world of material things. --J.J.R. Overindividual: Term used by H. Münsterberg to translate the German überindividuell. The term is applied to any cognitive or value object which transcends the individual subject. --L.W. P

Tiantai zong. (J. Tendaishu; K. Ch'ont'ae chong 天台宗). In Chinese, "Terrace of Heaven School"; one of the main schools of East Asian Buddhism; also sometimes called the "Lotus school" (C. Lianhua zong), because of its emphasis on the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra"). "Terrace of Heaven" is a toponym for the school's headquarters on Mt. Tiantai in present-day Zhejiang province on China's eastern seaboard. Although the school retrospectively traces its origins back to Huiwen (fl. 550-577) and NANYUE HUISI (515-577), whom the school honors as its first and second patriarchs, respectively, the de facto founder was TIANTAI ZHIYI (538-597), who created the comprehensive system of Buddhist teachings and practices that we now call Tiantai. Zhiyi advocated the three truths or judgments (SANDI): (1) the truth of emptiness (kongdi), viz., all things are devoid of inherent existence and are empty in their essential nature; (2) the truth of being provisionally real (jiadi), viz., all things are products of a causal process that gives them a derived reality; and (3) the truth of the mean (zhongdi), viz., all things, in their absolute reality, are neither real nor unreal, but simply thus. Zhiyi described reality in terms of YINIAN SANQIAN (a single thought contains the TRICHILIOCOSM [TRISĀHASRAMAHĀSĀHASRALOKADHĀTU]), which posits that any given thought-moment perfectly encompasses the entirety of reality; at the same time, every phenomenon includes all other phenomena (XINGJU SHUO), viz., both the good and evil aspects of the ten constituents (DHĀTU) or the five sense organs (INDRIYA) and their respective objects and the three realms of existence (TRAIDHĀTUKA) are all contained in the original nature of all sentient beings. Based on this perspective on reality, Zhiyi made unique claims about the buddha-nature (FOXING) and contemplation (GUAN): he argued that not only buddhas but even sentient beings in such baleful existences as animals, hungry ghosts, and hell denizens, possess the capacity to achieve buddhahood; by the same token, buddhas also inherently possess all aspects of the unenlightened three realms of existence. The objects of contemplation, therefore, should be the myriad of phenomena, which are the source of defilement, not an underlying pure mind. Zhiyi's grand synthesis of Buddhist thought and practice is built around a graduated system of calmness and insight (jianzi ZHIGUAN; cf. sAMATHA and VIPAsYANĀ), which organized the plethora of Buddhist meditative techniques into a broad, overarching soteriological system. To Zhiyi is also attributed the Tiantai system of doctrinal classification (panjiao; see JIAOXIANG PANSHI) called WUSHI BAJIAO (five periods and eight teachings), which the Koryo Korean monk CH'EGWAN (d. 970) later elaborated in its definitive form in his CH'oNT'AE SAGYO ŬI (C. Tiantai sijiao yi). This system classifies all Buddhist teachings according to the five chronological periods, four types of content, and four modes of conversion. Zhiyi was succeeded by Guanding (561-632), who compiled his teacher's works, especially his three masterpieces, the FAHUA XUANYI, the FAHUA WENJU, and the MOHE ZHIGUAN. The Tiantai school declined during the Tang dynasty, overshadowed by the newer HUAYAN and CHAN schools. The ninth patriarch JINGXI ZHANRAN (711-782) was instrumental in rejuvenating the school; he asserted the superiority of the Tiantai school over the rival Huayan school by adapting Huayan concepts and terminologies into the tradition. Koryo monks such as Ch'egwan and Ŭit'ong (927-988) played major roles in the restoration of the school by helping to repatriate lost Tiantai texts back to China. During the Northern Song period, Wu'en (912-988), Yuanqing (d. 997), Zhiyuan (976-1022), and their disciples, who were later pejoratively called the SHANWAI (Off-Mountain) faction by their opponents, led the resurgence of the tradition by incorporating Huayan concepts in the school's thought and practice: they argued that since the true mind, which is pure in its essence, produces all phenomena in accord with conditions, practitioners should contemplate the true mind, rather than all phenomena. Believing this idea to be a threat to the tradition, SIMING ZHILI (960-1028) and his disciples, who called themselves SHANJIA (On-Mountain), criticized such a concept of pure mind as involving a principle of separateness, since it includes only the pure and excludes the impure, and led a campaign to expunge the Huayan elements that they felt were displacing authentic Tiantai doctrine. Although Renyue (992-1064) and Congyi (1042-1091), who were later branded as the "Later Off-Mountain Faction," criticized Zhili and accepted some of the Shanwai arguments, the Shanjia faction eventually prevailed and legitimized Zhili's positions. The orthodoxy of Zhili's position is demonstrated in the FOZU TONGJI ("Comprehensive History of the Buddhas and Patriarchs"), where the compiler Zhipan (1220-1275), himself a Tiantai monk, lists Zhili as the last patriarch in the dharma transmission going back to the Buddha. Tiantai theories and practices were extremely influential in the development of the thought and practice of the Chan and PURE LAND schools; this influence is especially noticeable in the white-lotus retreat societies (JIESHE; see also BAILIAN SHE) organized during the Song dynasty by such Tiantai monks as Zhili and Zunshi (964-1032) and in Koryo Korea (see infra). After the Song dynasty, the school declined again, and never recovered its previous popularity. ¶ Tiantai teachings and practices were transmitted to Korea during the Three Kingdoms period through such Korean monks as Hyon'gwang (fl. sixth century) and Yon'gwang (fl. sixth century), both of whom traveled to China and studied under Chinese Tiantai teachers. It was not until several centuries later, however, that a Korean analogue of the Chinese Tiantai school was established as an independent Buddhist school. The foundation of the Korean CH'oNT'AE CHONG is traditionally assumed to have occurred in 1097 through the efforts of the Koryo monk ŬICH'oN (1055-1101). Ŭich'on was originally a Hwaom monk, but he sought to use the Ch'ont'ae tradition in order to reconcile the age-old tension in Korean Buddhism between KYO (Doctrine) and SoN (Meditation). In the early thirteenth century, the Ch'ont'ae monk WoNMYO YOSE (1163-1245) organized the white lotus society (PAENGNYoN KYoLSA), which gained great popularity especially among the common people; following Yose, the school was led by Ch'on'in (1205-1248) and CH'oNCH'AEK (b. 1206). Although the Ch'ont'ae monk Chogu (d. 1395) was appointed as a state preceptor (K. kuksa; C. GUOSHI) in the early Choson period, the Ch'ont'ae school declined and eventually died out later in the Choson dynasty. The contemporary Ch'ont'ae chong is a modern Korean order established in 1966 that has no direct relationship to the school founded by Ŭich'on. ¶ In Japan, SAICHo (767-822) is credited with founding the Japanese TENDAISHu, which blends Tiantai and tantric Buddhist elements. After Saicho, such Tendai monks as ENNIN (793-864), ENCHIN (814-891), and ANNEN (b. 841) systematized Tendai doctrines and developed its unique forms, which are often called TAIMITSU (Tendai esoteric teachings). Since the early ninth century, when the court granted the Tendai school official recognition as an independent sect, Tendai became one of the major Buddhist schools in Japan and enjoyed royal and aristocratic patronage for several centuries. The Tendai school's headquarters on HIEIZAN became an important Japanese center of Buddhist learning: the founders of the so-called new Buddhist schools of the Kamakura era, such as HoNEN (1133-1212), SHINRAN (1173-1263), NICHIREN (1222-1282), and DoGEN KIGEN (1200-1253), all first studied on Mt. Hiei as Tendai monks. Although the Tendai school has lost popularity and patrons to the ZENSHu, PURE LAND, and NICHIRENSHu schools, it remains still today an active force on the Japanese Buddhist landscape.

tithing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Tithe ::: n. --> The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.
A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good

Total revenue - The amount received from the sale of a good or service. It equals the price of the good or service multiplied by the quantity.

traditor ::: n. --> A deliverer; -- a name of infamy given to Christians who delivered the Scriptures, or the goods of the church, to their persecutors to save their lives.

Transportation (freight) in – Refers to the freight costs which must be paid by the buyer of the goods and therefore added to the costs of the merchandise, i.e. they are part of the inventory cost.

try ::: v. t. --> To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; -- frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good.
To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man&

Two The prime religious and mystical meaning in the science of numeration is finite completion, involving defined limits, and hence standing in sharp contrast to the indefiniteness associated with the nonfinite or cosmic; and therefore Pythagoras and his school looked upon two as beginning the series of even numbers, each one signifying a completion or a balance, suggesting the material worlds as contrasted with the spiritual. The binary was regarded as “the origin of differentiation, hence of contrasts, discord, or matter, the beginning of evil. . . . With the early Pythagoreans, however, the duad was that imperfect state into which the first manifested being fell when it got detached from the Monad. It was the point from which the two roads — the Good and the Evil — bifurcated. All that which was double-faced or false was called by them ‘binary’ ” (SD 2:574-5). It was represented geometrically as a line, because two is produced by the first motion from indivisible spiritual nature: the line also forms the tie or union between two points.

underworld. Hermes, the good daimon , inventor of the lyre and master of song in Greek

valuation ::: n. --> The act of valuing, or of estimating value or worth; the act of setting a price; estimation; appraisement; as, a valuation of lands for the purpose of taxation.
Value set upon a thing; estimated value or worth; as, the goods sold for more than their valuation.

Value added tax (VAT - applies to many countries) - A general tax applied at each point of exchange of goods or services from primary production to final consumption. It is levied on the difference between the sale price of the goods or services to which the tax is applied, and the cost of the goods or services brought into use in production.

Value for money – Refers to the perception of the buyer or receiver of goods and/or services. Proof of good value for money is in believing or concluding that the goods/services received was worth the price paid.

Voluntarism: (Lat. voluntas, will) In ontology, the theory that the will is the ultimate constituent of reality. Doctrine that the human will, or some force analogous to it, is the primary stuff of the universe; that blind, purposive impulse is the real in nature. (a) In psychology, theory that the will is the most elemental psychic factor, that striving, impulse, desire, and even action, with their concomitant emotions, are alone dependable. (b) In ethics, the doctrine that the human will is central to all moral questions, and superior to all other moral criteria, such as the conscience, or reasoning power. The subjective theory that the choice made by the will determines the good. Stands for indeterminism and freedom. (c) In theology, the will as the source of all religion, that blessedness is a state of activity. Augustine (353-430) held that God is absolute will, a will independent of the Logos, and that the good will of man is free. For Avicebron (1020-1070), will is indefinable and stands above mature and soul, matter and form, as the pnmary category. Despite the metaphysical opposition of Duns Scotus (1265-1308) the realist, and William of Occam (1280-1347) the nominalist, both considered the will superior to the intellect. Hume (1711-1776) maintained that the will is the determining factor in human conduct, and Kant (1724-1804) believed the will to be the source of all moral judgment, and the good to be based on the human will. Schopenhauer (1788-1860) posited the objectified will as the world-substance, force, or value. James (1842-1910) followed up Wundt's notion of the will as the purpose of the good with the notion that it is the essence of faith, also manifest in the will to believe. See Will, Conation. Opposed to Rationalism, Materialism, Intellectualism. -- J.K.F.

waybill ::: n. --> A list of passengers in a public vehicle, or of the baggage or gods transported by a common carrier on a land route. When the goods are transported by water, the list is called a bill of lading.

Weighted average inventory method – This is an inventory valuation method in calculation in which the weighted average cost per unit for the period is the cost of the goods available for sale divided by the number of units available for sale.

Whatever the good spirit makes, the evil spirit mars, even though “the two Spirits created the world, the Good Spirit and the Evil One” (Yasht 13, 76). When the world was created, Angra-Mainyu broke into it, and for every creation of Ahura-Mazda’s, he counter-created by his witchcraft a plague; he killed the firstborn bull that had been the first offspring and source of life on earth, created 99,999 diseases, etc. “Ahriman destroys the bull created by Ormazd — which is the emblem of terrestrial illusive life, the ‘germ of sorrow’ — and, forgetting that the perishing finite seed must die, in order that the plant of immortality, the plant of spiritual, eternal life, should sprout and live, Ahriman is proclaimed the enemy, the opposing power, the devil”; “Terrestrially, all these allegories were connected with the trials of adeptship and initiation. Astronomically, they referred to the Solar and Lunar eclipses” (SD 2:93, 380).

White shaman: A shaman (q.v.) who claims to have relations with celestial deities and powers of the Good only.

with the good watchers still dwelling in the 5th

worldliness ::: n. --> The quality of being worldly; a predominant passion for obtaining the good things of this life; covetousness; addictedness to gain and temporal enjoyments; worldly-mindedness.

Wrong Thing "jargon" A design, action, or decision that is clearly incorrect or inappropriate. Often capitalised; always emphasised in speech as if capitalised. The opposite of the {Right Thing}; more generally, anything that is not the Right Thing. In cases where "the good is the enemy of the best", the merely good - although good - is nevertheless the Wrong Thing. "In C, the default is for module-level declarations to be visible everywhere, rather than just within the module. This is clearly the Wrong Thing." [{Jargon File}]

Yetzer ::: Inclination; will. Traditional Judaism believes people to possess a will toward the good and a selfish will toward evil. Sometimes “yetzer” is used to refer purely to the selfish inclination. This yetzer, the yetzer hara, sees the world purely in terms of the self and its desires.

Yima (Avestan) Yam (Pahlavi) Yama (Sanskrit) Jam, Jamshid (Persian) The son of Vivanghan (the brilliant light of the good, father of duality, consciousness, or knowledge of good and evil), Yama has been mentioned in Vasna 30:3 in the sense of twins, and in the Gathas as one who made earthly things attractive and did not strive for the uplift of the spirit. Sometimes incorrectly called the first man of the Avesta. In the Vendidad, the first mortal before Zoroaster with whom Ahura-Mazda conversed, asking him to be a preacher and the bearer of his law; but Yima replied that he was not born or taught to do this. As Zoroaster is the third intellect and the bearer of the divine law, Yima is the second intellect, not yet developed for that task. Blavatsky explains that

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1:The good is that at which all things aim. ~ Aristotle?,
2:The best is the enemy of the good. (Le mieux est lennemi du bien.)
   ~ Voltaire,
3:The good man remains calm and serene. ~ Chi-king, the Eternal Wisdom
4:For the man who is beautiful is beautiful to see but the good man will at once also beautiful be ~ Sappho,
5:The Good is not Being, but is beyond Being in rank and power. ~ Plato, Republic 509b8-10,
6:I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 10:11,
7:One should take some trouble to live in the company of the good. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
8:When you have free moments, go faithfully to prayer. The good God is waiting for you there." ~ Saint Julie Billiart,
9:Knowledge without the idea of the good is just a matter of vanity and curiosity. ~ Simone Weil, Lectures on Philosophy,
10:Fight the good fight, lay hold on eternal life. ~ I Timothy. VI. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
11:Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself." ~ Maya Angelou,
12:Evil is non-being, the good is being, since it has come into being from the existing God. ~ Athanasius, On the Incarnation,
13:(b) God's HELP in moving the soul toward the good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.112.2).,
14:Always live under the eyes of the Good Shepherd and you will be immune to contaminated pastures. ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
15:God or the Good, what is it but the existence of that which yet is not? ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
16:If a person has ten habits out of which nine are good and one bad, that bad one will destroy the good ones. ~ Hazrat Umar ibn Khattab,
17:The true cause of the blessedness of the good angels is found to be this, that they cleave to Him who supremely is ~ City of God 12.6).,
18:The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground.
   ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
19:It is not difficult to know the good, but it is difficult to put it in practice. ~ Tsu King, the Eternal Wisdom
20:The anger of the good is like a line which is drawn on the surface of water: it soon disappears. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
21:The Beautiful is the same as the Good, and they differ in notion only ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.27.1ad3).
22:No matter how much evil be multiplied, it can never wholly destroy the good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.12).,
23:The BEAUTIFUL is the same as the GOOD, and they differ in notion only ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.27.1ad3).,
24:The good of a single household is ordered toward the good of a single city ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2 90.3ad3).,
25:The primary and formal object of faith is the good which is the First Truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.7.1ad3).,
26:If we could comprehend all the good things contained in Holy Communion, nothing more would be wanting to content the heart of man." ~ Saint John Vianney,
27:Now among the passions, sorrow is effective at obstructing the good of reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.136.1).,
28:Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." ~ Idil Ahmed,
29:Apparent evil is often the shortest way to the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, The Strength of Stillness,
30:The good which is the end of the whole universe must be a good outside the universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.103.2).,
31:They had gained this supreme perfection, to be totally masters of their thoughts. ~ The Lotus of the Good Law, the Eternal Wisdom
32:What is the good of visiting shrines, if you are able to cultivate Bhakti? Pilgrimage without Bhakti is of no use. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
33:If by realizing God, a man receives a commission and preaches God for the good of others -- there is no harm in that. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
34:Eat mangos! It will satisfy your hunger. What is the good of counting the leaves and making calculations like the pundits. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
35:The good of the universe is the reason why God wills each and every particular good in the universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.86).,
36:What is the good in doing Japa for a whole day if there is no concentration of mind? Collectedness of one's mind is essential, then only His grace descends. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
37:The good things of this world perish but the treasures won by a life of uprightness are imperishable. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
38:There is in all things a desire ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (appetitus) for the good, since the good is what all desire, as the philosophers teach.,
39:Good and evil are relative terms. There must be a subject to know the good and evil. That subject is the ego. Trace the source of the ego. It ends in the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
40:The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but ~ what is worse ~ the slave of as many masters as he has vices.,
41:All beings, to the extent that they exist, are good and come from the Good and they fall short of goodness and being in proportion to their remoteness from the Good. ~ Pseudo-Dionysius,
42:The glories of affection for God are discrimination, dispassion, tenderness to all life, service to the good, and love of their company. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
43:The evolutionary intention acts through the evil as through the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
44:The good deeds which tax-collectors and fishermen were able to accomplish by God's grace, the philosophers, the rulers, the countless multitudes cannot even imagine. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
45:There is no counting the sheep who are nourished with his abundant love, and who are prepared to lay down their lives for the sake of the good shepherd who died for them. ~ Saint Leo the Great,
46:Know that you will not be at all tormented by mental unrest if you, without being sentimental, dedicate the good or bad results of your actions to the lotus feet of the Lord. ~ SWAMI ABHEDANANDA,
47:There is nothing holier in the world than to keep good company, because the good impressions will then tend to come to the surface. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 220),
48:This very world is seen by the five senses as matter, by the very wicked as hell, by the good as heaven, and by the perfect as God. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 272),
49:The good acts we do today, our own progress will show to us tomorrow as an evil, because we shall have acquired a greater light. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
50:There is only one thing to do in order to be sure of being happy: it is to love the good and the wicked. Love always and thou wilt be happy always. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
51:26. When I see others suffer, I feel that I am unfortunate, but the wisdom that is not mine, sees the good that is coming and approves.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Jnana,
52:For the good that I would do, I do not; but the evil that I would not, that I do.. I find then a law that, when I would dogood, evil is present with me. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
53:To do no evil to any being, neither by action, nor by thought, nor by word; to will the good and to practise it: such is the eternal law of the good. ~ Madharata, the Eternal Wisdom
54:God, who had specially chosen me while I was still in my mother's womb, called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the pagans ~ Galatians 1:15).,
55:I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me-a crown of righteousness. ~ JI Timothy IV. 7. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
56:If thou canst comprehend God, thou shalt comprehend the Beautiful and the Good, the pure radiance, the incomparable beauty, the good that has not its like. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
57:See that you are not suddenly saddened by the adversities of this world, for you do not know the good they bring, being ordained in the judgments of God for the everlasting joy of the elect. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
58:Desire the good of all and the universe will work with you. But if you want your own pleasure, you must earn it the hard way. Before desiring, deserve. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
59:Gold is tested by the fire, the good man by his acts, heroes by perils, the prudent man by difficult circumstances, friends and enemies by great needs. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
60:Sin is said to take away some part of that good of nature, which is aptitude for grace, but sin never destroys completely the good of nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (QDdA a. 14ad17).,
61:Ignorance means, not to see the good. Not to see the truth is ignorance. Those who don't see it are ignorant people. ~ Shaykh Mehmet Adil al-Haqqani Al-Naqshabandi, @Sufi_Path
62:... outside of the book-knowledge which is necessary to our professional training, I think I got most of my development from the good conversation to which I have always had the luck to access. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
63:But the second knowledge of glory only arrived when they became blessed by turning to the good. And this is properly called, "morning knowledge" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.62.1ad3).,
64:Historically, languages designed for other people to use have been bad: Cobol, PL/I, Pascal, Ada, C++. The good languages have been those that were designed for their own creators: C, Perl, Smalltalk, Lisp. ~ Paul Graham,
65:I am the good shepherd. I know my own - I love them - and my own know me. In plain words: those who love me are willing to follow me, for anyone who does not love the truth has not yet come to know it. ~ Gregory the Great,
66:We have the choice; it depends on us to choose the good or the evil by our own will. The choice of evil draws us to our physical nature and subjects us to fate. ~ Horace, the Eternal Wisdom
67:The more you think about your grievances or the injustices you have suffered, the more such trials you will receive. The more you think of the good fortune you have had, the more good fortune will come to you." ~ Emmet Fox,
68:The psychic and spiritual attitude is also not dependent on the good and bad in beings, but is self-existent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III, The Emergence or Coming Forward of the Psychic,
69:All human perceptions, wherever they come from, include good and evil. It is necessary to know how to determine and assimilate all the good and offer it to God, and to eliminate all the evil. " ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
70:Truth is the perfect virtue, the sovereign good that is not troubled by matter nor circumscribed by the body, the good bare, evident, unalterable, august, immutable. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
71:The Lord can rescue the good from the ordeal, and hold the wicked for their punishment until the day of Judgement, especially those who are governed by their corrupt bodily desires and have no respect for authority. ~ 2 Peter 2:9,
72:But the man who bringeth not by his own movement on living beings the pains of slavery and death and who desireth the good of all creatures, attaineth to happiness. ~ Laws of Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
73:Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and carries away the grains of sugar. So the holy Paramahamsas and pious men successfully sift the good from the bad. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
74:In order that the mind should see light instead of darkness, the entire soul must be turned away from this changing world, until its eye can learn to contemplate reality and that supreme splendor which we have called the good. ~ Socrates,
75:This is the good of each thing, namely, to participate in the likeness of God; for every other goodness is nothing other than a certain likeness of the first goodness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.96).,
76:You have created me and recreated me and You have given me all the good things I possess, and still I do not know You. In the end, I was made in order to see You, and I have not yet accomplished what I was made for. ~ Anselm of Canterbury,
77:What's the good of fasting if, on the one hand, you pass the day without food and, on the other, you abandon yourself to the dice and to brainless nonsense, and often waste the whole day in swearing and blaspheming? ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
78:Sin exalted
Seizes secure on the thrones of the world for her glorious portion,
Down to the bottomless pit the good man is thrust in his virtue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
79:The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but- what is worse - the slave of as many masters as he has vices. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
80:Every agent acts for an end. Now the end is the good desired and loved by each one. So it is evident that every agent, whatever it be, does every action from love of some kind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.28.6).,
81:Matrimony is specially ordained for the good of human offspring, but adultery is specially opposed to matrimony, by breaking the marriage faith which is due between spouses ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.154.8ad2).,
82:You will end by the discovery that the best means, of health is to watch over the good health of others, and that the surest way to feel happy is to watch over the happiness of others. ~ Vivenkananda, the Eternal Wisdom
83:What you have tried and experienced yourself and recognised as the Truth, what is in conformity with your own good and the good of others, in that believe and order your conduct accordingly. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
84:None can reproach thee with injustice done? It is too little. Banish injustice even from thy thought, It is not the actions alone, but the will that distinguishes the good from the wicked. ~ Democritus, the Eternal Wisdom
85:The BEAUTIFUL and the GOOD are the same in a subject, since they are founded on the same reality, namely, the form, and it is for this reason that the GOOD is praised as BEAUTIFUL ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.5.4ad1).,
86:If you really want the good of others, the whole universe may stand against you and cannot hurt you. It must crumble before your power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and really unselfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
87:Pray, pray, my children ... You will all be about to be tested: the good ones will pay for the culprits, I will protect many, especially those who have always trusted me." ~ Our Lady Marie Martel (1872-1913) / APPARITIONS OF TILLY (1896 - c. early 1900s),
88:Some suffer a very burdensome amount of sorrow from adversity, but they are not led astray by it because of the good disposition of their reason. This is due to patience ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Job, ch. 4).,
89:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
90:The Good Shepherd came in search of the straying sheep to the mountains and hills on which you used to offer sacrifice. When he found it, he took it on the shoulders that bore the wood of the cross, and led it back to the life of heaven. ~ Gregory of Nazianzen,
91:I don't tell you or advise you to despise God's works, or to think there is anything against your faith in what the good God has made good. But use every kind of creature, and everything this world is equipped with, reasonably and moderately. ~ Saint Leo the Great,
92:Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated." ~ Saint Hildegard of Bingen,
93:Our natural desire for the good ... is itself and original participation in God's love operating within us, moving us from within. This immanent ideal that we call nature... frees us, by virtue of its being a participation in God's creative word of love ~ David L Schindler,
94:Live in the present, Do all the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold." ~ Peace Pilgrim, (1908 - 1981), b. Mildred Norman, American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic, vegetarian activist and peace activist. Wikipedia,
95:Sufism is to adhere to the science of Reality. Sufism is to perpetually work for the good. Sufism is rendering sincere counsel to all in the community. Sufism is perfect sincerity in deference to Reality. ~ Imam Al Junayd, @Sufi_Path
96:The common good of many is more divine than the good of an individual. So it is virtuous for a man to endanger even his own life, either for the spiritual or for the temporal common good of the republic ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.31.3ad2).,
97:The first author and mover of the universe is an intellect, so the ultimate end of the universe must be the good of an intellect. This good is truth. And so truth must be the ultimate end of the whole universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.1).,
98:This thing is good and that good, but take away this and that, and regard good itself if you can, so will you see God, not good by a good that is other than Himself, but the good of all good. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, On the Trinity, ch. 8,
99:DEVOTEE: "What is the good of holy company?"

MASTER: "It begets yearning for God. It begets love of God. Nothing whatsoever is achieved in spiritual life without yearning. By constantly living in the company of holy men, the soul becomes restless for God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
100:If you could take the bliss and happiness that comes from meditation, and put it into a bottle, it would be the most popular drink in the world. Of course, this is not possible. But the good news is that it is free, it is good for your health, and it is always available. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
101:Our first & foremost duty in life is to realize God. Know that He is the Pillar. Whatever you do, do clasping Him; then you will not take any false step & fall. What you do will be right & will be for the good of yourself & of the world. Blessed will be your life on earth.~ Swami Brahmananda,
102:Holy companionship has the power of generating love for God. Who is really holy man? The man in whose heart sits God Himself. It is only as the result of merit earned in a succession of lives that one has the good fortune to associate with holy people & be blessed by the ~ Manapurush Swami Shivananda,
103:To man's righteousness this is his cosmic crime,
Almighty beyond good and evil to dwell
Leaving the good to their fate in a wicked world
And evil to reign in this enormous scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
104:ur conscience is an inner light which guides us with an infallible security, shows us everywhere the Good and invites us to cooperate in it; but the intelligence snatches it away from us under a veil whose stuff is of the imagination. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
105:For whatever desires still trouble his being, he must, if he accepts the high aim of Yoga, put them away from him into the hands of the Lord within us. The supreme Power will deal with them for the good of the Sadhaka and for the good of all.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
106:In the same Upanishad, Agni is invoked for purely moral functions as the purifier from sin, the leader of the soul by the good path to the divine Bliss, and he seems to be identified with the power of the will and responsible for human actions
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda, [7],
107:God is to be loved, not this and that good, but the good itself. For the good that must be sought for the soul is not one above which it is to fly by judging, but to which it is to cleave by loving; and what can this be except God? ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, On the Trinity, ch. 8,
108:Behold, my son, the plenitude of the good which follows the appearance of the Truth, for envy removes far from us and by the truth the good arrives with life and light and there no longer remain in us any executioners or darkness; all withdraw vanquished. ~ Hermes "On the Rebirth", the Eternal Wisdom
109:What are the four mighty combats? The battle to keep from waking the evil which yet is not; thebattle to repel the evil that is already in existence; the battle to awaken the good which yet is not; the battle to preserve and develop the good that is al-' ready in existence. ~ Sankhya Karika, the Eternal Wisdom
110:He should sanctify his soul, for it is there that there sits the eternal Beloved; he should deliver his mind from all that is the water and mire of things without reality, vain shadows, so as to keep in himself no trace of love or hatred; for love may lead into the evil way and hatred prevents us from following the good path. ~ Bahu-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
111:Certainty [of faith] will remain incomplete as long as there is an atom of love of this world in the heart. When faith has become certitude, certitude has become knowingness, and knowingness has become Knowledge, you will become an expert in distinguishing between the good and the bad in the service of Allah (mighty and glorified is He). ~ Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, Purification of the Mind (Jila' Al-Khatir), Second Edition,
112:Sometimes it's a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, 'Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,' and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness. The trouble is, it's not true. There is no end to the evil in ourselves, just as there is no end to the good. It's a matter of choice. We struggle to climb, or we struggle to fall. The thing is to discover which way we're going. ~ Daphne du Maurier,
113:Watch and pray that you not come to be in the flesh, but rather that you come forth from the bondage of the bitterness of this life. And as you pray, you will find rest, for you have left behind the suffering and the disgrace. For when you come forth from the sufferings and passions of the body, you will receive rest from the good one, and you will reign with the King, you joined with Him and He with you, from now on, for ever and ever, Amen. ~ The Book of Thomas,
114:What is the good of words if they aren't important enough to quarrel over? Why do we choose one word more than another if there isn't any difference between them? If you called a woman a chimpanzee instead of an angel, wouldn't there be a quarrel about a word? If you're not going to argue about words, what are you going to argue about? Are you going to convey your meaning to me by moving your ears? The Church and the heresies always used to fight about words, because they are the only thing worth fighting about. ~ G K Chesterton,
115:States of consciousness there are in which Death is only a change in immortal Life, pain a violent backwash of the waters of universal delight, limitation a turning of the Infinite upon itself, evil a circling of the good around its own perfection; and this not in abstract conception only, but in actual vision and in constant and substantial experience. To arrive at such states of consciousness may, for the individual, be one of the most important and indispensable steps of his progress towards self-perfection.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
116:When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician ~ make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor ~ make good art. IRS on your trail ~ make good art. Cat exploded ~ make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you're doing is stupid or evil or it's all been done before ~ make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn't even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. Make it on the bad days, make it on the good days, too.,
117:The Good, the True, and the Beautiful, then, are simply the faces of Spirit as it shines in this world. Spirit seen subjectively is Beauty, and I of Spirit. Spirit seen intersubjectively is the Good, the We of Spirit. And Spirit seen objectively is the True, the It of Spirit....And whenever we pause, and enter the quiet, and rest in the utter stillness, we can hear that whispering voice calling to us still: never forgot the Good, and never forgot the True, and never forget the Beautiful, for these are the faces of your own deepest Self, freely shown to you. ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul, p. 201,
118: But we now come to speak of the holy and sacred Pentacles and Sigils. Now these pentacles, are as it were certain holy signes preserving us from evil chances and events, and helping and assisting us to binde, exterminate, and drive away evil spirits, and alluring the good spirits, and reconciling them unto us. And these pentacles do consist either of Characters of the good spirits of the superiour order, or of sacred pictures of holy letters or revelations, with apt and fit versicles, which are composed either of Geometrical figures and holy names of God, according to the course and maner of many of them; or they are compounded of all of them, or very many of them mixt. ~ Agrippa, A Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy,
119:O DIVINE Force, supreme Illuminator, hearken to our prayer, move not away from us, do not withdraw, help us to fight the good fight, make firm our strength for the struggle, give us the force to conquer!
   O my sweet Master, Thou whom I adore without being able to know Thee, Thou who I am without being able to realise Thee, my entire conscious individuality prostrates itself before Thee and implores, in the name of the workers in their struggle, and of the earth in her agony, in the name of suffering humanity and of striving Nature;
   O my sweet Master, O marvellous Unknowable, O Dispenser of all boons, Thou who makest light spring forth in the darkness and strength to arise out of weakness, support our effort, guide our steps, lead us to victory.
   ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations, 211,
120:what is meant by the psychic :::
What is meant in the terminology of the yoga by the psychic is the soul element in the nature, the pure psyche or divine nucleus which stands behind mind, life and body (it is not the ego) but of which we are only dimly aware. It is a portion of the Divine and permanent from life to life, taking the experience of life through its outer instruments. As this experience grows it manifests a developing psychic personality which insisting always on the good, true and beautiful, finally becomes ready and strong enough to turn the nature towards the Divine. It can then come entirely forward, breaking through the mental, vital and physical screen, govern the instincts and transform the nature. Nature no longer imposes itself on the soul, but the soul, the Purusha, imposes its dictates on the nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III,
121:A disciple asked his teacher, 'Sir, please tell me how I can see God.' Come with me,' said the guru, 'and I shall show you.' He took the disciple to a lake, and both of them got into the water. Suddenly the teacher pressed the disciple's head under the water. After a few moments he released him and the disciple raised his head and stood up. The guru asked him, 'How did you feel?' The disciple said, 'Oh! I thought I should die; I was panting for breath.' The teacher said, 'When you feel like that for God, then you will know you haven't long to wait for His vision.'

Let me tell you something. What will you gain by floating on the surface? Dive a little under the water. The gems lie deep under the water; so what is the good of throwing your arms and legs about on the surface? A real gem is heavy. It doesn't float; it sinks to the bottom. To get the real gem you must dive deep. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
122:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
123:the best we can conceive as the thing to be done :::
   The work itself is at first determined by the best light we can command in our ignorance. It is that which we conceive as the thing that should be done. And whether it be shaped by our sense of duty, by our feeling for our fellow-creatures, by our idea of what is for the good of others or the good of the world or by the direction of one whom we accept as a human Master, wiser than ourselves and for us the representative of that Lord of all works in whom we believe but whom we do not yet know, the principle is the same. The essential of the sacrifice of works must be there and the essential is the surrender of all desire for the fruit of our works, the renunciation of all attachment to the result for which yet we labour. For so long as we work with attachment to the result, the sacrifice is offered not to the Divine, but to our ego...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Equality and the Annihilation of Ego,
124:This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
125:It is necessary to observe and know the wrong movements in you; for they are the source of your trouble and have to be persistently rejected if you are to be free.
But do not be always thinking of your defects and wrong movements. Concentrate more upon what you are to be, on the ideal, with the faith that, since it is the goal before you, it must and will come.
To be always observing faults and wrong movements brings depression and discourages the faith. Turn your eyes more to the coming Light and less to any immediate darkness. Faith, cheerfulness, confidence in the ultimate victory are the things that help, - they make the progress easier and swifter. Make more of the good experiences that come to you; one experience of the kind is more important than the lapses and failures. When it ceases, do not repine or allow yourself to be discouraged, but be quiet within and aspire for its renewal in a stronger form leading to still deeper and fuller experience. Aspire always, but with more quietude, opening yourself to the Divine simply and wholly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
126:Who does not understand should either learn, or be silent."
"Perspective is an Art Mathematical which demonstrates the manner and properties of all radiations direct, broken and reflected."
"Neither the circle without the line, nor the line without the point, can be artificially produced. It is, therefore, by virtue of the point and the Monad that all things commence to emerge in principle. That which is affected at the periphery, however large it may be, cannot in any way lack the support of the central point."
"Therefore, the central point which we see in the centre of the hieroglyphic Monad produces the Earth , round which the Sun , the Moon , and the other planets follow their respective paths. The Sun has the supreme dignity , and we represent him by a circle having a visible centre."
There is (gentle reader) nothing (the works of God only set apart) which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences . Many arts there are which beautify the mind of man; but of all none do more garnish and beautify it than those arts which are called mathematical , unto the knowledge of which no man can attain, without perfect knowledge and instruction of the principles, grounds, and Elements of Geometry." ~ Dr. John Dee, The Hieroglyphic Monad,
127:Many are God's forms by which he grows in man;
   They stamp his thoughts and deeds with divinity,
   Uplift the stature of the human clay
   Or slowly transmute it into heavens gold.
   He is the Good for which men fight and die,
   He is the war of Right with Titan wrong;
   He is Freedom rising deathless from her pyre;
   He is Valour guarding still the desperate pass
   Or lone and erect on the shattered barricade
   Or a sentinel in the dangerous echoing Night.
   He is the crown of the martyr burned in flame
   And the glad resignation of the saint
   And courage indifferent to the wounds of Time
   And the heros might wrestling with death and fate.
   He is Wisdom incarnate on a glorious throne
   And the calm autocracy of the sages rule.
   He is the high and solitary Thought
   Aloof above the ignorant multitude:
   He is the prophets voice, the sight of the seer.
   He is Beauty, nectar of the passionate soul,
   He is the Truth by which the spirit lives.
   He is the riches of the spiritual Vast
   Poured out in healing streams on indigent Life;
   He is Eternity lured from hour to hour,
   He is infinity in a little space:
   He is immortality in the arms of death.
   These powers I am and at my call they come.
   Thus slowly I lift mans soul nearer the Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
128:I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.

From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be - what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing - I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.

We do not know - neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I- what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Socrates,
129:Why God sometimes allows people who are genuinely good to be hindered in the good that they do. God, who is faithful, allows his friends to fall frequently into weakness only in order to remove from them any prop on which they might lean. For a loving person it would be a great joy to be able to achieve many great feats, whether keeping vigils, fasting, performing other ascetical practices or doing major, difficult and unusual works. For them this is a great joy, support and source of hope so that their works become a prop and a support upon which they can lean. But it is precisely this which our Lord wishes to take from them so that he alone will be their help and support. This he does solely on account of his pure goodness and mercy, for God is prompted to act only by his goodness, and in no way do our works serve to make God give us anything or do anything for us. Our Lord wishes his friends to be freed from such an attitude, and thus he removes their support from them so that they must henceforth find their support only in him. For he desires to give them great gifts, solely on account of his goodness, and he shall be their comfort and support while they discover themselves to be and regard themselves as being a pure nothingness in all the great gifts of God. The more essentially and simply the mind rests on God and is sustained by him, the more deeply we are established in God and the more receptive we are to him in all his precious gifts - for human kind should build on God alone. ~ Meister Eckhart,
130:The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we ... kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok ... But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. ~ Bill Hicks,
131:Some young men who had come with an introduction from the Ramakrishna Mission at Madras asked Bhagavan, "Which is the proper path for us to follow?"

Bhagavan: When you speak of a path, where are you now? and where do you want to go? If these are known, then we can talk of the path. Know first where you are and what you are. There is nothing to be reached. You are always as you really are. But you don't realise it. That is all.

A little while after, one of the visitors asked Bhagavan, "I am now following the path of japa. Is that all right?"

Bhagavan: Yes. It is quite good. You can continue in that. The gentleman who asked about creation said, "I never thought I was going to have the good fortune of visiting Bhagavan. But circumstances have brought me here and I find in his presence, without any effort on my part, I am having santi. Apparently, getting peace does not depend on our effort.

It seems to come only as the result of grace!" Bhagavan was silent. Meanwhile, another visitor remarked, "No. Our effort is also necessary, though no one can do without grace." After some time, Bhagavan remarked, "Mantra japa, after a time, leads to a stage when you become Mantra maya i.e., you become that whose name you have been repeating or chanting.

First you repeat the mantra by mouth; later you do it mentally.

First, you do this dhyana with breaks. Later, you do it without any break. At that stage you realise you do dhyana without any effort on your part, that dhyana is your real nature. Till then, effort is necessary." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day By Day,
132:At the basis of this collaboration there is necessarily the will to change, no longer to be what one is, for things to be no longer what they are. There are several ways of reaching it, and all the methods are good when they succeed! One may be deeply disgusted with what exists and wish ardently to come out of all this and attain something else; one may - and this is a more positive way - one may feel within oneself the touch, the approach of something positively beautiful and true, and willingly drop all the rest so that nothing may burden the journey to this new beauty and truth.

   What is indispensable in every case is the ardent will for progress, the willing and joyful renunciation of all that hampers the advance: to throw far away from oneself all that prevents one from going forward, and to set out into the unknown with the ardent faith that this is the truth of tomorrow, inevitable, which must necessarily come, which nothing, nobody, no bad will, even that of Nature, can prevent from becoming a reality - perhaps of a not too distant future - a reality which is being worked out now and which those who know how to change, how not to be weighed down by old habits, will surely have the good fortune not only to see but to realise. People sleep, they forget, they take life easy - they forget, forget all the time.... But if we could remember... that we are at an exceptional hour, a unique time, that we have this immense good fortune, this invaluable privilege of being present at the birth of a new world, we could easily get rid of everything that impedes and hinders our progress.

   So, the most important thing, it seems, is to remember this fact; even when one doesn't have the tangible experience, to have the certainty of it and faith in it; to remember always, to recall it constantly, to go to sleep with this idea, to wake up with this perception; to do all that one does with this great truth as the background, as a constant support, this great truth that we are witnessing the birth of a new world.

   We can participate in it, we can become this new world. And truly, when one has such a marvellous opportunity, one should be ready to give up everything for its sake. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958, [T1],
Hasten towards the good, leave behind all evil thoughts, for to do good without enthusiasm is to have a mind which delights in evil.

If one does an evil action, he should not persist in it, he should not delight in it. For full of suffering is the accumulation of evil.

If one does a good action, he should persist in it and take delight in it. Full of happiness is the accumulation of good.

As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the wrong-doer knows unhappiness.

As long as his good action has not yet ripened, one who does good may experience unhappiness. But when it ripens, the good man knows happiness.

Do not treat evil lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the fool fills himself little by little with wickedness.

Do not treat good lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the sage fills himself little by little with goodness.

The merchant who is carrying many precious goods and who has but few companions, avoids dangerous roads; and a man who loves his life is wary of poison. Even so should one act regarding evil.

A hand that has no wound can carry poison with impunity; act likewise, for evil cannot touch the righteous man.

If you offend one who is pure, innocent and defenceless, the insult will fall back on you, as if you threw dust against the wind.

Some are reborn here on earth, evil-doers go to the worlds of Niraya,1 the just go to the heavenly worlds, but those who have freed themselves from all desire attain Nirvana.

Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can find refuge from his evil actions.

Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can hide from death.

People have the habit of dealing lightly with thoughts that come. And the atmosphere is full of thoughts of all kinds which do not in fact belong to anybody in particular, which move perpetually from one person to another, very freely, much too freely, because there are very few people who can keep their thoughts under control.

When you take up the Buddhist discipline to learn how to control your thoughts, you make very interesting discoveries. You try to observe your thoughts. Instead of letting them pass freely, sometimes even letting them enter your head and establish themselves in a quite inopportune way, you look at them, observe them and you realise with stupefaction that in the space of a few seconds there passes through the head a series of absolutely improbable thoughts that are altogether harmful.
Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one's own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.
What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. 2 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
134:There is no invariable rule of such suffering. It is not the soul that suffers; the Self is calm and equal to all things and the only sorrow of the psychic being is the sorrow of the resistance of Nature to the Divine Will or the resistance of things and people to the call of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. What is affected by suffering is the vital nature and the body. When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt - which may create mental and vital suffering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature whose principal character is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffering of the mind and vital parts. The physical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incomprehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it does not want to do so; both vital and physical suffering may be the consequence. There is moreover the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence on the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to the Divine, refuses to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form - opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness, assaults from men or forces. There too the possibility of suffering is evident. There are two ways to meet all that - first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spirit, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner mind, the inner vital, the inner physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within, calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a channel of the Divine Consciousness and Force, one without, still encroached on by the lower Nature; but then the disturbances of the latter become something superficial which are no more than an outer ripple, - until these under the inner pressure fade and sink away and the outer being too remains calm, concentrated, unattackable. There is also the way of the psychic, - when the psychic being comes out in its inherent power, its consecration, adoration, love of the Divine, self-giving, surrender and imposes these on the mind, vital and physical consciousness and compels them to turn all their movements Godward. If the psychic is strong and master...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Resistances, Sufferings and Falls, 669,


1:The good is the beautiful. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
2:But let the good prevail. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
3:The good befriend themselves. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
4:Evil is the starry sky of the Good. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
5:The good and the wise lead quiet lives. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
6:In the motive lies the good or ill. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
7:Are you afraid of the good you might do? ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
8:Make finding the good in others a priority ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
9:It's the good loser who finally loses out. ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
10:Even the good Homer is sometimes caught napping. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
11:In a certain sense the Good is comfortless. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
12:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
13:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
14:Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
15:Say "no" to the good and say "yes" to the best. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
16:Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
17:For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
18:I love thee, as the good love heaven. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
19:May the good God pardon all good men. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
20:Don't wait for the good woman. She doesn't exist. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
21:Already I am smiling in anticipation of the good to come ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
22:I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
23:Don't let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
24:The good traveler has the gift of surprise. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
25:The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
26:War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
27:Ignore the awful times, and concentrate on the good ones. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
28:If only the good were a little less heavy-footed ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
29:We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
30:I am unlimited in my own ability to create the good in my life. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
31:We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
32:I didn't find my friends; the good God gave them to me. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
33:It is through education that all the good in the world arises. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
34:God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
35:The good thing is, we have household formation in this country. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
36:I am totally independent of the good or bad opinion of others.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
37:Pray: O Lord, make my eyes see only the good in everyone. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
38:The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
39:The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
40:Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.   ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
41:Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. ~ michelangelo, @wisdomtrove
42:The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
43:The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
44:Self-actualised people are independent of the good opinion of others. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
45:The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
46:He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
47:I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
48:Love wills the good of all and never wills harm or evil to any ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
49:The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
50:Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
51:You have to understand the good in things, to detect the real evil. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
52:Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
53:He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
54:I choose to open my arms to all the good that life has in store for me. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
55:Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
56:Power always protects the good of some at the expense of all others. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
57:The ultimate test ... to see the good in evil and the evil in good. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
58:If you know exactly what you're going to do, what's the good in doing ~ pablo-picasso, @wisdomtrove
59:The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
60:The wise escape doubt; the good-hearted, trouble; the bold, apprehension. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
61:Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
62:All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
63:Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
64:Don't focus on the good old days, look forward towards the good new days. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
65:Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
66:Surplus wealth is a sacred trust to be managed for the good of others. ~ andrew-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
67:The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
68:The really faithful lover of learning holds fast to the Good Way till death. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
69:For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
70:Kalos Kai Agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
71:All the good maxims which are in the world fail when applied to one's self. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
72:Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
73:Write the story, take out all the good lines, and see if it still works. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
74:Europe's the mayonnaise all right, but America supplies the good old lobster. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
75:The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
76:We know the good, we apprehend it clearly; but we can't bring it to achievement. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
77:Feed your mind with the good, the clean, the pure, the powerful, and the positive ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
78:The good thing about writing book is that you can dream while you are awake. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
79:To be able to proclaim the Good News to the poor we must know what is poverty. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
80:As we start looking for the good, our focus automatically is taken off the bad. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
81:I now deserve love. romance, and joy - and all the good that Life has to offer me. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
82:The ability to see the good in others and the bad in ourselves is perfect vision. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
83:Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
84:it who have lived in the good of charity in accordance with their religion. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
85:What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
86:You have to feed your mind daily with the good, clean, pure, powerful and positive. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
87:Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always find it. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
88:A man is really alive only when he delights in the good-will of others. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
89:First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
90:The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. ~ carl-rogers, @wisdomtrove
91:The good life is not an amount; it's an attitude, an act, an idea, a discovery, a search. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
92:These days she simply did the best job she could, accepting the good with the bad. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
93:I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
94:Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
95:The good we have enjoyed from Heaven's free will, and shall we murmur to endure the ill? ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
96:The good parent: someone who doesn't mind, for a time, being hated by their children. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
97:We love people not so much for the good they've done us, as for the good we've done them. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
98:Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
99:If I dwell on what I don't want, then I will get more of it. I affirm only the good in Life. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
100:So long as one believes in God, one has the right to do the Good in order to be moral. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
101:There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
102:Blame where you must, be candid where you can, And be each critic the Good-natured Man. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
103:Love not only prefers the good of another to my own, but it does not even compare the two. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
104:The SILENCE of the good people is more DANGEROUS than the BRUTALITY of the bad people ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
105:Develop a benovolent world view;look for the good in the people and circumstances around you. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
106:All the good things in my career are a direct descendant of what I did and learned at
107:When people censor themselves they're just as likely to get rid of the good bits as the bad bits. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
108:Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
109:In adverse hours the friendship of the good shines most; each prosperous day commands its friends. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
110:It is not through judgment that the good in people can be reached, but through love and faith. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
111:The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
112:Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines him to bestow benefits on the undeserving. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
113:Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
114:The good old horse-and-buggy days: then you lived until you died and not until you were run over. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
115:What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another? ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
116:Sin is in itself separation from the good, but despair over sin is separation a second time. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
117:The average woman sees only the weak points in a strong man, and the good points in a weak one. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
118:It is in adversity that the good show their friendship most clearly; prosperity always finds friends. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
119:The Good and Great must ever shun That reckless and abandoned one Who stoops to perpetrate a pun. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
120:The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
121:Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
122:The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
123:The Gospel is called the good news. My message is a message of hope, that's God's [message] for you. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
124:Even children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
125:Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
126:When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
127:But from the good health of the mind comes that which is dear to all and the object of prayer-happiness. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
128:Stay very close to Our Lady. If you do this, you can do great things for God and the good of people. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
129:The good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat, but cannot make certain of defeating the enemy. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
130:The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
131:Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
132:Fortunately I have never learned to take the good advice I give myself nor the counsel of my fears. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
133:How indestructibly the good grows, and propagates itself, even among the weedy entanglements of evil. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
134:To be happy in life... You've got to train your mind to see the good, to be grateful for what you have. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
135:Hence the saying: The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
136:Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
137:The Bible's emphasis is on the good treatment of animals, and not just the forbidding of cruel treatment. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
138:The life of a man is&
139:Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
140:Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
141:Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
142:Freedom's possibility is not the ability to choose the good or the evil. The possibility is to be able. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
143:Just as the good life is something beyond the pleasant life, the meaningful life is beyond the good life. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
144:The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
145:To realise the immovable means to become immovable. And the purpose is the good of all that lives. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
146:What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
147:Abstract qualities begin With capitals alway: The True, the Good, the Beautiful- Those are the things that pay! ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
148:Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
149:The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
150:The secret of his success? I will speak ill of no man, he said, . . and speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
151:To have beautiful lips, say beautiful things. To have beautiful eyes, look at people and see the good in them. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
152:The good man's past begins to change so that his forgiven sins and remembered sorrows take on the quality of Heaven. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
153:The truth is, we know so little about life, we don't really know what the good news is and what the bad news is. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
154:Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
155:You attract the good and desirable with positive mental attitude. You repel them with negative mental attitude. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
156:How absurd to take the credit of doing the good act on oneself and lay the blame for the evil act on the Lord! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
157:Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
158:Test everything, try everything, and then believe it, and if you find it for the good of many, give it to all. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
159:We can walk through the darkest night with the radiant conviction that all things work together for the good. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
160:It seems to be remarkable that death increases our veneration for the good, and extenuates our hatred for the bad. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
161:The good news may be that Nature is phasing out the white man, but the bad news is that's who She thinks we all are. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
162:We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it's good, is so very good That the bad when it's bad can't be bad! ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
163:When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
164:An act of love always tends towards two things; to the good that one wills, and to the person for whom one wills it. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
165:I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, the evil it dose is permanent. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
166:Let us, therefore, re-ascend to the good itself, which every soul desires; and in which it can alone find perfect repose. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
167:The world soffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
168:An act of love always tends towards two things; to the good that one wills, and to the person for whom one wills it. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
169:The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
170:“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
171:An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
172:It's easy to see the negative, but every person has something great about them. Develop a habit of looking for the good. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
173:The good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
174:The man of noble mind seeks to achieve the good in others and not their evil. The little-minded man is the reverse of this. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
175:Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
176:Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
177:God wants to speak to you on a one-to-one basis every day. He wants to lead you to the good things He has in store for you. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
178:Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
179:Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
180:In all people, I see myself - none more, and not one a barleycorn less; And the good or bad I say of myself, I say of them. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
181:The good news isn't that God is victorious. How can He not be victorious? The good news is we can be victorious, too. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
182:The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
183:The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
184:As there is no danger of our becoming, any of us, Mahometans (i.e. Muslim), I mean to say all the good of him I justly can. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
185:Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
186:I want to focus on God's grace and give thanks for all the good things in my life. I don't want to focus on what I don't have. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
187:Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. ~ andrew-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
188:The good Samaritan, he's getting dressed, he's getting ready for the show. He's going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
189:The Republicans have a habit of having three bad years and one good one, and the good one always happens to be election years. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
190:You shouldn't be looking for people slipping up, you should be looking for all the good things people do and praising those. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
191:As Michael (Chekhov)'s pupil, I learned more about acting. I learned psychology, history, and the good manners of art - taste. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
192:When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
193:A real desire to believe all the good you can of others and to make others as comfortable as you can will solve most of the problems. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
194:Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
195:Heaven is not located on high, but where the good of love is, and this resides within a person, wherever he or she might be. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
196:Every day is a gift from God. There's no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
197:For the good of all, I say: Be careful, the brutality of the world must not be more powerful or attractive than love and friendship. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
198:It seems to me that we often, almost sulkily, reject the good that God offers us because, at that moment, we expected some other good. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
199:That's one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
200:What really counts in life is the quiet meeting of every difficulty with the determination to get out of it all the good there is. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
201:An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
202:God grant me to SERENITY to accept what I cannot change the TENACITY to change what I may and the GOOD LUCK not to f*** up too often ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
203:So let the variety of your reality thrill you as you choose all the things you want.. get behind the good feelings of all your wants. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
204:The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
205:The good man does not grieve that other people do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety is lest he should fail to recognize theirs. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
206:I have chosen the positive approach - instead of stressing the bad things which I am against, I stress the good things which I am for. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
207:On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects: And on the Good Effects of Intercrossing. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
208:The good news is that more than ever, value accrues to those that show up, those that make a difference, those that do work that matters. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
209:To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
210:A man may lose the good things of this life against his will; but if he loses the eternal blessings, he does so with his own consent. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
211:Every man is indeed bound to do what he can to promote the good of others, and a man who is of no use to anyone is strictly worthless. ~ rene-descartes, @wisdomtrove
212:Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
213:A King should sacrifice the best affections of his heart for the good of his country; no sacrifice should be above his determination. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
214:But the good deed, through the ages Living in historic pages, Brighter grows and gleams immortal, Unconsumed by moth or rust. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
215:By and large... the good's an illusion, little fables folks tell themselves so they can get through their days without screaming too much. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
216:The bad things, don't do them. The good things, try to do them. Try to purify, subdue your own mind. That is the teaching of all buddhas. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
217:Be faithful in little things, for in them your strength lies. To the good God nothing is little, because He is so great and we are so small. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
218:Perhaps, the good and the beautiful are the same, and must be investigated by one and the same process; and in like manner the base and the evil. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
219:What enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
220:A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group - that's teamwork. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
221:Beauty is a pledge of the possible conformity between the soul and nature, and consequently a ground of faith in the supremacy of the good. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
222:Truth, in the broadest sense, means being attuned with the real. To be authentically in touch with the true, and the good and the beautiful. Yes? ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
223:Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, &
224:The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
225:the Musgroves had had the ill fortune of a very troublesome, hopeless son, and the good fortune to lose him before he reached his twentieth year. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
226:These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions ... The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
227:Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and goes off with the sugar grain; so pious men lift the good from the bad. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
228:The world is sown with good; but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field. I cannot reap a kernel of the good. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
229:You take souls for vegetables... . The gardener can decide what will become of his carrots but no one can choose the good of others for them. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
230:If all the world be worth thy winning. / Think, oh think it worth enjoying: / Lovely Thaïs sits beside thee, / Take the good the gods provide thee. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
231:It's our responsibility to see to it that the good outweighs the evil and I am convinced beyond a doubt that today's Americans will do exactly that! ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
232:The gentleman calls attention to the good points in others; he does not call attention to their defects. The small man does just the reverse of this. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
233:The good or healthy society would then be defined as one that permitted people's highest purposes to emerge by satisfying all their basic needs. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
234:The good things in history are usually of very short duration, but afterward have a decisive influence on what happens over long periods of time. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
235:As natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
236:Let the flower of compassion blossom in the rich soil of maître, and water it with the good water of equanimity in the cool, refreshing shade of joy. ~ longchenpa, @wisdomtrove
237:Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
238:What is necessary?  M: To grow is necessary. To outgrow is necessary. To leave behind the good for the sake of the better is necessary. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
239:Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
240:Good subjects must feel guilty. The guilt begins as a feeling of failure. The good autocrat provides many opportunities for failure in the populace. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
241:If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world… you should have faith in yourself. ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
242:When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
243:In leaving Hollywood and coming to New York, I feel I can be more myself. After all, if I can't be myself, what's the good of being anything at all? ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
244:It is impossible for good or evil to last forever; and hence it follows that the evil having lasted so long, the good must be now nigh at hand. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
245:Nothing lasts forever - except forever. That's the good news. It's a good thing that nothing lasts forever because things would get terribly boring. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
246:The wise man delights in water, the Good man delights in mountains. For the wise move; but the Good stay still.  The wise are happy; but the good secure. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
247:What is will? It is a decision. It is a decision to be something. We really aren't anything in particular. We can be anything. That's the good news. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
248:An evil man is a saint of the future. See good in everything. Destroy the evil-finding quality. Develop the good-finding quality. Rise above good and evil. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
249:Morality is an utterly meaningless term unless defined as the good one does to others, the fulfilling of one's function in the sociopolitical whole. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
250:Choose action, not rest. Choose the good in life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your face. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
251:If fifty thousand men were to die for the good of the State, I certainly would weep for them, but political necessity comes before everything else. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
252:Above all, you must maintain a positive mental attitude, looking for the good in every situation, and remain determined to be a completely positive person. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
253:Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
254:... I have read in your face, as plain as if it was a book, that but for some trouble and sorrow we should never know half the good there is about us. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
255:I think it can be shown that there is such an unerring power at work in Natural Selection, which selects exclusively for the good of each organic being. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
256:It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
257:The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
258:Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
259:Your enemy is one who misunderstands you; why should you not rise above the fog and see his error and respect him for the good qualities you find in him? ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
260:May be she’ll learn something about what death really is, which is where the pain stops and the good memories begin. Not the end of life but the end of pain. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
261:If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
262:I don't like hassles. But I love Christmas because it reminds us how "God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God" (Rom. 8:28 NLT). ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
263:Life is a gift from God, an unlimited series of opportunities to find the good in ourselves and others. There is good in everything, if we are willing to see it. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
264:The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
265:Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
266:The two chief things are faith and love. Faith receives the good; love gives the good. Faith offers us God as our own; love gives us to our neighbor as his own. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
267:You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
268:Nothing can destroy the good writer. The only thing that can alter the good writer is death. Good ones don't have time to bother with success or getting rich. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
269:When you get up and say, "God, I want to thank you for being alive, I've got family, I've got my health," you're going to draw in more of the good things from God. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
270:We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
271:It's in the difficult times that we're growing and you can't just rebuke everything hard. We've got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
272:You must look for the good in people to have more of it appear. As you look only for the good things in a person, you will be amazed at what your new focus reveals. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
273:The good for man is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue, or if there are more kinds of virtue than one, in accordance with the best and most perfect kind. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
274:If we don't forgive ourselves for mistakes we've made-and everybody's made their choices, some worse than others-we'll never experience the good life God has in store. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
275:I saw that evil was impotent‚ that evil was the irrational, the blind, the anti-real‚ and that the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to serve it. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
276:It is goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. One who is free to choose, yet does not prefer to dwell among the good - how can he be accorded the name of wise? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
277:The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
278:The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life - and one is as good as another. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
279:Happy is the man who knows how to distinguish the real from the unreal, the eternal from the transient and the good from the pleasant by his discrimination and wisdom. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
280:There may be men who act without understanding why. I do not. To listen much, pick out the good and follow it; to see much and ponder it: this comes next to understanding. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
281:Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
282:In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
283:Your feelings are cosmic communication! The good feelings mean, GOOD FOR YOU. The bad feelings are to get your attention so that you will change what you are focusing on. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
284:Since reason is man &
285:All the stuff that keeps you safe from feeling scary emotions? They also keep you from feeling the good emotions. You have to shake those off. You have to become vulnerable. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
286:So far as I am acquainted with the principles and doctrines of Freemasonry, I conceive it to be founded in benevolence and to be exercised only for the good of mankind. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
287:Take all the robes of all the good judges that have ever lived on the face of the earth, and they would not be large enough to cover the iniquity of one corrupt judge. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
288:If we get the good that belongs to us here and now, we must extract the sweetness of each passing minute while it is ours. That is the real art of living in the today. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
289:The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is only the second. Poverty privation and want are the school of the good soldier. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
290:if a sheep eats bushes does it eat flowers too? a sheep eats whatever it finds even a flower with thorn? even a flower with thorns. then what's the good of thorns? ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
291:The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
292:I think it's all to the good that a writer shouldn't be too famous. Because, in a country where a writer may be famous, he may be pandering to the mob, celebrity and so on. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
293:When life is hard it's easy to focus only on the bad things and forget all about the good things God has given us. But God has blessed every one of us in ways we often overlook. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
294:The church of the Lord is spread over all the globe, and is thus universal; and all those are in it who have lived in the good of charity in accordance with their religion. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
295:The good news is that you don't have to stop thoughts completely to meditate. It takes a long time to stop thought impeccably. What you need is to detach yourself from thought. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
296:Behold , I have graven you upon the palm of my hand, that is what Jesus came on earth to do: to proclaim, to give us the Good News that God loves us, that we are precious to Him. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
297:There is a place called heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
298:Pain, n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
299:So the bad news is that there’s always something bad about life we can choose to focus on. And the good news is that there’s always something good about life we can choose to focus on. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
300:You don't love hatred and evil, of course. You have to practice and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and to help them see it in themselves. That's what I mean by love. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
301:Meditation is like the cloak of the good thief. You find a corner or somewhere where you can actually entertain your own self and your own soul, and understand what your work [is] here. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
302:The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but- what is worse - the slave of as many masters as he has vices. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
303:To see a candle's light, one must take it into a dark place. This is the same as to see the good and be grateful, one must compare and contrast it with something worse - not better! ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
304:We live in a society that likes to kick people when they’re down. Don’t be a fair-weather friend. Stick with people. They need you more in the tough times than they do in the good times. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
305:If what matters in a person's existence is to accept the inevitable consciously, to taste the good and bad to the full and to make for oneself a more individual, unaccidental and inward ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
306:It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
307:The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is still a greater, which is the good man who comes to relieve it. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
308:Cato used to assert that wise men profited more by fools than fools by wise men; for that wise men avoided the faults of fools, but that fools would not imitate the good examples of wise men. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
309:History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
310:I do not seek the good of others as a sanction for my right to exist, nor do I recognize the good of others as a justification for their seizure of my property or their destruction of my life. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
311:But there are people who'll try to hurt you through the good they see in you&
312:To sit home, read one's favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men's doing. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
313:If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
314:I have to trust that there is a force greater than me that also knows and sees this, and breathes with it and knows that it's part of a grander plan, and all the good things people do matter. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
315:The mountebank told them that God was surely trying to kill them, possibly because He was through with them, and that they should have the good manners to die. This, as you can see, they did. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
316:Without goodness a man cannot endure adversity for long, nor can he enjoy prosperity for long. The good man is naturally at ease with goodness. The wise man cultivates goodness for its advantage. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
317:If we choose to believe that we're responsible for our experiences, the good and the so-called bad, then we have the opportunity to outgrow the effects of the past. We can change. We can be free. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
318:It's my hope that as you dip your toe into the Bible's story and viewpoint, you'll find yourself feeling that the Good Book knows more about the world - and about you - than any normal book does. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
319:There are a great many good people, and a great many sane people here this afternoon. Unfortunately, by a kind of coincidence, all the good people are mad, and all the sane people are wicked. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
320:But, in this separation I associate you only with the good and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you have done far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
321:How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
322:Connect with People Who Support You Identify friends and family who care about you, and try to spend more time with them. When you’re apart, visualize being with them and take in the good feelings. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
323:How would your life be different if you walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day! You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
324:Every good that you do, every good that you say, every good thought you think, vibrates on and on and never ceases. The evil remains only until it is overcome by good, but the good remains forever. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
325:Reality's just the accumulation of ominous prophecies come to life. All you have to do is open a newspaper on any given day to weigh the good news versus the bad news, and you'll see what I mean. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
326:What is morality, she asked. Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
327:I have to trust that there is a force greater than me that also knows and sees this, and breathes with it and knows that it's part of a grander plan, and all the good things people do matter. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
328:Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
329:And as the divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
330:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
331:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
332:The good man has his enemies. He would not be like His Lord if he had not. If we were without enemies we might fear that we were not the friends of God, for friendship of the world is enmity to God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
333:When we look in to the long avenue of the future, and see the good there is for each one of us to do, we realize, after all, what a beautiful thing it is to work, and to live, and to be happy. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
334:You have to make an effort to always look at the good side, always think about the good things. Then you've got nothing to be afraid of. If something bad comes up, you do more thinking at that point. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
335:You have endless energy only when you are working for the good of the whole - you have to stop working for your little selfish interests. That's the secret of it. In this world you are given as you give. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
336:I can't do anything about my past, but I can do a lot to cooperate with my destiny. I am re-created in Christ Jesus, born anew, that I might do the good works that he laid out for me and live the good life. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
337:I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
338:To choose this or that is to affirm at the same time the value of what we choose, because we can never choose evil. We always choose the good, and nothing can be good for us without being good for all. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
339:Heretics cannot themselves appear good unless they depict the Church as evil, false, and mendacious. They alone wish to be esteemed as the good, but the Church must be made to appear evil in every respect. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
340:How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
341:If you really want the good of others, the whole universe may stand against you and cannot hurt you. It must crumble before your power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and really unselfish. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
342:People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy. ~ democritus, @wisdomtrove
343:There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
344:The good news - and it is largely good news - is that everyone has a chance to stand out. Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills. Everyone has a chance to be a brand worthy of remark ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
345:Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
346:It was the policy of the good old gentleman to make his children feel that home was the happiest place in the world; and I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
347:The good music companies do an amazing thing. They have people who can pick the person that's gonna be successful out of 5,000 candidates. And there's not enough information to do that - it's an intuitive process. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
348:Every time you take in the good, you build a little bit of neural structure. Doing this a few times a day—for months and even years—will gradually change your brain, and how you feel and act, in far-reaching ways. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
349:I dedicate this novel to Gala, who was constantly by my side while I was writing it, who was the good fairy of my equilibrium, who banished the salamanders of my doubts and strengthened the lions of certainties. ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
350:The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
351:If you using local color in an unobtrusive way, it is all for the good. But if you stress it, the whole thing is artificial. But it should be used, I mean, it's not forbidden. But you don't have to stress it. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
352:We fight in honourable fashion for the good of mankind; fearless of the future, unheeding of our individual fates, with unflinching hearts and undimmed eyes; we stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
353:And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
354:I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
355:Jealousy, and local policy mix too much in all our public councils for the good government of the Union. In a words, the confederation appears to me to be little more than a shadow without the substance . . . . ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
356:Luck or tragedy, some people get runs. Then of course there are those who divide it even, good and bad, but we never hear of them. Such a life doesn't demand attention. Only the people who get the good or bad runs. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
357:The Diabolical sometimes assumes the aspect of the Good, or even embodies itself completely in its form. If this remains concealedfrom me, I am of course defeated, for this Good is more tempting than the genuine Good. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
358:But I say to you, my friends, there are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of good-will will be maladjusted until the good societies realize. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
359:For things to change you need to change. For things to get better you need to get better. The good news is you can change, you can get better and you can start right where you are at and you can go as far as you want to go. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
360:Thus, with the good we have the bad: we have the opposed movements of a dancer guided by one artistic plan; we recognize in his steps the good as against the bad, and see that in the opposition lies the merit of the design. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
361:The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
362:You hear that boy laughing?you think he's all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
363:With despair, true optimism begins: the optimism of the man who expects nothing, who knows he has no rights and nothing coming to him, who rejoices in counting on himself alone and in acting alone for the good of all. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
364:Don't wait for the good woman. She doesn't exist. There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
365:When it comes to judging individuals, I do not like remarks such as &
366:A nation is not to be judged by its weaklings called the wicked, as they are only the weeds which lag behind, but by the good, the noble, and the pure, who indicate the national life current flowing clear and vigorous. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
367:It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
368:What, for some, is sin, others do to the glory of God. And the good Dr. Pentecost's remarks notwithstanding , I intend to go home tonight and smoke a cigar to the glory of God. It is a kind of incense drifting to Heaven. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
369:Never let a day pass without looking for the good, feeling the good within you, praising, appreciating, blessing, and being grateful. Make it your life commitment, and you will stand in utter awe of what happens in your life. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
370:What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church ... a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
371:The hard discipline, with the exception of one great good point, is fraught with evil. The good point is that men can do one or two things well with very little effort, having practiced them every day through generations. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
372:Truth is, no two people are completely compatible. We have to learn to become one. That means we may have to make sacrifices; we may have to overlook some things. We must be willing to compromise for the good of the relationship. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
373:Equanimity is neither apathy nor indifference: you are warmly engaged with the world but not troubled by it. Through its nonreactivity, it creates a great space for compassion, loving-kindness, and joy at the good fortune of others. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
374:In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
375:And the funny thing was if you made the best of it, if you smiled through every storm, the bad things were never as terrible as you expected them to be, and the good things were better than anything you could have wished for yourself. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
376:There are evidently limits to the achievements of science; and there are irresolvable contradictions both between prosperity and virtue, and between happiness and "the good life," which had not been anticipated in our philosophy. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
377:Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
378:Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
379:The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power or goodness. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
380:The little idiosyncrasies that only I know about: that's what made her my wife. Oh she had the goods on me too, she knew all my little peccadilloes. People call these things imperfections, but they're not. Ah, that's the good stuff! ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
381:Now the goodness that we have to consider is clearly human goodness, since the good or happiness which we set out to seek was human good and human happiness. But human goodness means in our view excellence of soul, not excellence of body. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
382:It is within my power either to serve God or not to serve Him. Serving Him, I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving Him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
383:Saying no isn't easy, but it's a required skill if you wish to have any degree of focus in your life. If you say yes too often, you'll likely fall into the common trap of saying yes to the good while simultaneously saying no to the best. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
384:I would like a wine. The purpose of the wine is to get me drunk. A bad wine will get me as drunk as a good wine. I would like the good wine. And since the result is the same no matter which wine I drink, I'd like to pay the bad wine price. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
385:One should be an enigma not just to others but to oneself too. I study myself. When I'm tired of that I light a cigar to pass the time, and think: God only knows what the good Lord really meant with me, or what He meant to make of me. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
386:Let go of the things you don't love about your childhood, and keep the things you love. Let go of the things you don't love about your adolescent and adult years, and keep the good things. Just keep the things you love about your whole life. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
387:The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
388:I find it very difficult to think of mistakes; not that I don't make any but because I was brought up to look only at the good things in life ... As for what lost the most money, probably Virgin Cola. It is still No 1 in Bangladesh though. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
389:The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
390:The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: &
391:All the good stuff has already been said by someone somewhere at some point in time. You just have to find it. Today, communication pretty much comes down to understanding - saying what you have to say clearly and effectively... and then living it. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
392:Constantly through thought you are creating your inner conditions and helping to create the conditions around you. So keep your thoughts on the positive side, think about the best that could happen, think about the good things you want to happen. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
393:He told them tales of bees and flowers, the ways of trees, and the strange creatures of the Forest, about the evil things and the good things, things friendly and things unfriendly, cruel things and kind things, and secrets hidden under brambles. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
394:We are so presumptuous that we should like to be known all over the world, even by people who will only come when we are no more. Such is our vanity that the good opinion of half a dozen of the people around us gives us pleasure and satisfaction. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
395:Do not wade far out into the dangerous sea of this world's comfort. Take the good that God provides you, but say of it, "It passeth away;" for, indeed, it is but a temporary supply for a temporary need. Never suffer your goods to become your God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
396:Yet I have found that waging a war against myself doesn't wake me up to oneness but merely fragments me further. I now think that there are two Tims . . . the bad Tim, who is causing all of my troubles; and the good Tim, who is busy judging the bad Tim. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
397:Alone of human beings the good and wise mother stands on a plane of equal honor with the bravest soldier; for she has gladly gone down to the brink of the chasm of darkness to bring back the children in whose hands rests the future of the years. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
398:Benjamin Franklin, tactless in his youth, became so diplomatic, so adroit at handling people, that he was made American Ambassador to France. The secret of his success? I will speak ill of no man, he said, … and speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
399:Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
400:Taking in the good is not about putting a happy shiny face on everything, nor is it about turning away from the hard things in life. It's about nourishing well-being, contentment, and peace inside that are refuges you can always come from and return to. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
401:Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
402:There is no love like a mother’s - she who carries the child that God knits in the womb, she who nourishes and guides, she who teaches and inspires, she who gives of her heart and soul and self for the good and the happiness of her children and her family. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
403:When the common good of a society is regarded as something apart from and superior to the individual good of its members, it means that the good of some men takes precedence over the good of others, with those others consigned to the status of sacrificial animals. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
404:If you start praising your wife, if you start telling her how beautiful she is, and how glad you are to have her in your life, when you talk about the good, you will draw out the good. If you talk about the negative, you'll draw out the negative. It's up to you. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
405:I like solitude. It is when you truly hear and speak your natural, unadulterated mind, and out comes your most stupid self as well as your most intelligent self. It is when you realize who you are and the extents of the good and the evils which you are capable of ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
406:This process of the good life is not, I am convinced, a life for the faint-hearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one's potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life. ~ carl-rogers, @wisdomtrove
407:All the religions known in the world are founded, so far as they relate to man or the unity of man, as being all of one degree. Whether in heaven or in hell, or in whatever state man may be supposed to exist hereafter, the good and the bad are the only distinctions. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
408:Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
409:I'm for everybody. You may not agree with me, but to me it's not my job to try to straighten everybody out. The Gospel is called the good news. My message is a message of hope, that's God's [message] for you. You can live a good life no matter what's happened to you. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
410:The first time we meet another person an insidious little voice in our heads says, "I might wear eyeglasses or be chunky around the hips or a girl, but at least I'm not Gay or Black or a Jew." Meaning: I may be me- but at least I have the good sense not to be YOU. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
411:you parrot negative things and squawk about the things you don't love, you are literally jailing yourself, like a parrot in a cage. Every time you talk about what you don't love, you are adding another bar to the cage and you are locking yourself away from all the good. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
412:Appreciation empowers not just money transactions, but all interactions. Gratitude is one of the greatest meditations of a lifetime, the fastest attitude uplifter I know. Be grateful for all the good in your life and your good will only increase, along with your happiness. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
413:I had neither the good sense nor the good feeling to know that this was all my fault, and that if I had been easier with Joe, Joe would have been easier with me. I felt impatient of him and out of temper with him; in which condition he heaped coals of fire on my head. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
414:Being a lover of life doesn’t mean always feeling that life’s wonderful. It means loving life as it is. It means embracing both the good and bad of life. It means passionately enjoying and tenderly enduring the tumultuous adventure of life through which we learn how to love. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
415:Culture had worked in her own case, but during the last few weeks she had doubted whether it humanized the majority, so wide and so widening is the gulf that stretches between the natural and the philosophic man, so many the good chaps who are wrecked in trying to cross it. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
416:Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
417:Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other, and have the courage to accept each other as we are. Do not be surprised or become preoccupied at each other's failures - rather, see and find in each other the good, for each one of us is created in the image of God. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
418:Man’s strength resides in his capacity and desire to elevate himself, so as to attain the good. To travel step by step toward the heights. And that is all he can do. To reach heaven and remain there is beyond his powers: Even Moses had to return to earth. Is it the same for evil? ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
419:The fact that the evil ones, as long as they live, can be corrected from their errors does not prohibit that they may be justly executed, for the danger which threatens from their way of life is greater and more certain than the good which may be expected from their improvement. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
420:The fact that the evil ones, as long as they live, can be corrected from their errors does not prohibit that they may be justly executed, for the danger which threatens from their way of life is greater and more certain than the good which may be expected from their improvement. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
421:It is easy to recollect the good things of life, the times when one's heart rejoices and expands, when everything is enfolded in kindness and love; it is easy to recollect the fineness of life-how noble one was, how generous one felt, what courage one showed in the face of adversity. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
422:Remembering is a noble and necessary act. The call of memory, the call to memory, reaches us from the very dawn of history. No commandment figures so frequently, so insistently, in the Bible. It is incumbent upon us to remember the good we have received, and the evil we have suffered. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
423:They have become strong enough to be independent of the good opinion of other people, or even of their affection. The honours, the status, the rewards, the popularity, the prestige, and the love they can bestow must have become less important than self- development and inner growth. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
424:The Allied Powers having proclaimed that the Emperor Napoleon is the sole obstacle to the re-establishment of peace in Europe, he, faithful to his oath, declares that he is ready to descend from the throne, to quit France, and even to relinquish life, for the good of his country. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
425:I admire the good samaritan, but I don't want to be one.I don't want to spend my life picking up people by the side of the road after they have been beaten up and robbed.I want to change the Jericho road, so that everybody has an opportunity for a job, education, security, health. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
426:For power can guarantee the interests of some men but it can never foster the good of man. Power always protects the good of some at the expense of all the others. Only love can attain and preserve the good of all. Any claim to build the security of all on force is a manifest imposture. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
427:For power can guarantee the interests of some men but it can never foster the good of man. Power always protects the good of some at the expense of all the others.  Only love can attain and preserve the good of all.  Any claim to build the security of all on force is a manifest imposture. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
428:Think about all the good things of your life. Never think about your difficulties. Forget yourself, and concentrate on being of service as much as you can in this world, and then, having lost your lower self in a cause greater than yourself, you will find your higher self: your real self. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
429:We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
430:There have been men before who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God himself, as if the good Lord had nothing to do but to exist. There have been some who were so preoccupied with spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
431:We are, in a way, temporary ambulatory repositories for our nucleic acids. This does not deny our humanity; it does not prevent us from pursuing the good, the true and the beautiful. But it would be a great mistake to ignore where we have come from in our attempt to determine where we are going. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
432:A second characteristic of the process which for me is the good life, is that it involves an increasingly tendency to live fully in each moment. I believe it would be evident that for the person who was fully open to his new experience, completely without defensiveness, each moment would be new. ~ carl-rogers, @wisdomtrove
433:In order to help usher in the golden age we must see the good in people. We must know it is there, no matter how deeply it may be buried. Yes, apathy is there and selfishness is there - but good is there also. It is not through judgment that the good can be reached, but through love and faith. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
434:We should cultivate the optimistic temperament, and endeavour to see the good that dwells in everything. If we sit down and lament over the imperfection of our bodies and our minds, we profit nothing; it is the heroic endeavour to subdue adverse circumstances that carries our spirit upward. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
435:True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that a system that produces beggars needs to be repaved. We are called to be the Good Samaritan, but after you lift so many people out of the ditch you start to ask, maybe the whole road to Jericho needs to be repaved. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
436:You know, eating's much more important than most people think. There comes a time in your life when you've just got to have something super-delicious. And when you're standing at that crossroads your whole life can change, depending on which one you go into - the good restaurant or the awful one. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
437:She believed, and was entitled to believe, I must say, that all human beings were evil by nature, whether tormentors or victims, or idle standers-by. They could only create meaningless tragedies, she said, since they weren't nearly intelligent enough to accomplish all the good they were meant to do. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
438:The seasick passenger on an ocean liner detests the good sailor who stalks past him 265 times a day grandly smoking a large, greasy cigar. In precisely the same way the democrat hates the man who is having a better time in the world. This is the origin of democracy. It is also the origin of Puritanism. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
439:But there’s a reason we recognize Hamlet as a masterpiece: it’s that Shakespeare told us the truth, and people so rarely tell us the truth in this rise and fall here [indicates blackboard]. The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
440:I've often hesitated in beginning a project because I've thought, &
441:The fastest way for you to succeed is by piggy-backing on the good advice and counsel of men and women who have already spent years leaning how to succeed. When you do this on a regular and systematic basis, you will open up doors of opportunity and possibilities for you that today you cannot even imagine. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
442:Why does not goodness prevail?  M: It does - in my real world.  In my world, even what you call evil is the servant of the good and therefore necessary. It is like boils and fevers that clear the body of impurities. Disease is painful, even dangerous, but if dealt with rightly, it heals. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
443:The unemployed, poverty-stricken white man must be made to realize that he is in the very same boat with the Negro. Together, they could exert massive pressure on the government to get jobs for all. Together, they could form a grand alliance. Together, they could merge all people for the good of all. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
444:Until today, you may not have realized that your life provides the content of your obituary. Just for today, examine your life.  Think about all of the things you want to leave behind.  Remember, the good thing about doing this today is that you still have time to rewrite your life's content if necessary. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
445:Liza poured thick batter from a pitcher onto a soapstone griddle. The hot cakes rose like little hassocks, and small volcanoes formed and erupted on them until they were ready to be turned. A cheerful brown, they were, with tracings of darker brown. And the kitchen was full of the good sweet smell of them. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
446:Marco Polo tells the tale of The Old Man in the Mountains and how he recruits new members to his Band of Assassins by means of drugs, beautiful women, lush gardens, and religious promises. The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
447:That would be cool if you could eat a good food with a bad food and the good food would cover for the bad food when it got to your stomach. Like you could eat a carrot with an onion ring and they would travel down to your stomach, then they would get there, and the carrot would say, It's cool, he's with me. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
448:Each of us must make the effort to contribute to the best of our ability according to our individual talents. And then we put all the individual talents together for the highest good of the group. Understanding that the good of the group comes first is fundamental to being a highly productive member of a team. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
449:If you accurately distinguish the intelligible objects you will call the beautiful the receptacle of ideas; but the good itself, which is superior, the fountain and principle of the beautiful; or, you may place the first beautiful and the good in the same principle, independent of the beauty which there subsists. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
450:It's very intense to be in front of a live audience. It's just an amazing experience. It's dangerous. Everything out there is heightened. The bad stuff is extra-worse. The silences are extra-silent. The good stuff is amazing. It's electric when you walk out there. For 90 minutes, you're on this other planet. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
451:In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
452:In human affairs we accomplish everything through prayer. What has been properly arranged we keep in order, what has gone amiss we change and improve, what cannot be changed and improved we bear, overcoming all the trouble and sustaining all the good by prayer. Against force there is no help but prayer alone. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
453:Justice is a moral virtue, merely because it has that tendency to the good of mankind, and indeed is nothing but an artificial invention to that purpose. The same may be said of allegiance, of the laws of nations, of modesty, and of good manners. All these are mere human contrivances for the interest of society. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
454:Unfortunately for the good sense of mankind, the fact of their fallibility is far from carrying the weight in their practical judgement, which is always allowed to it in theory; for while every one well knows himself to be fallible, few think it necessary to take any precautions against their own fallibility. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
455:The federal [bank deposit] insurance scheme has worked up to now simply and solely because there have been very few bank failures. The next time we have a pestilence of them it will come to grief quickly enough, and if the good banks escape ruin with the bad ones it will be only because the taxpayer foots the bill. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
456:I'm not a righteous man. People put me up on a pedestal that I don't belong in my personal life. And they think that I'm better than I am. I'm not the good man that people think I am. Newspapers and magazines and television have made me out to be a saint. I'm not. I'm not a Mother Teresa. And I feel that very much. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
457:But suppose you struggle through to the good and find that it also is dreadful? How if food itself turns out to be the very thing you can't eat, and home the very place you can't live, and your very comforter the person who makes you uncomfortable? Then, indeed, there is no rescue possible: the last card has been played. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
458:Grieving, like being blind, is a strange business; you have to learn how to do it. We seek company in mourning, but after the early bursts of tears, after the praises have been spoken, and the good days remembered, and the lament cried, and the grave closed, there is no company in grief. It is a burden borne alone. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
459:About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
460:There is a point, of course, where a man must take the isolated peak and break with all his associates for clear principle; but until that time comes he must work, if he would be of use, with men as they are. As long as the good in them overbalances the evil, let him work with them for the best that can be obtained. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
461:No, I don’t wish I knew Heaven was like the picture in my Great Divorce, because, if we knew that, we should know it was no better. The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
462:In all His acts God orders all things, whether good or evil, for the good of those who know Him and seek Him and who strive to bring their own freedom under obedience to His divine purpose. All that is done by the will of God in secret is done for His glory and for the good of those whom He has chosen to share in His glory. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
463:Existence is predicated on paradoxity, so our experience flows between good and bad, joy and suffering, yum and yuk. We hope for yum without yuk. We fear there will be yuk without yum. But there is always both. We can focus on the good, but we can’t exile the bad. We can make our lives better, but we can’t make our lives perfect. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
464:The desire to kill is like the desire to attack another with a red hot iron. I have to pick up the incandescent metal and burn my own hand while burning the other person. Hate itself is the seed of death in my own heart while it seeks death of another. Love is the seed of life in my own heart while it seeks the good of another. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
465:That's exactly the way parents develop positive, successful kids. Don't look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes. Look for the gold, not for the dirt; the good, not the bad. Look for the positive aspects of life. Like everything else, the more good qualities we look for in our children, the more good qualities we are going to find. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
466:I am afraid that all the grace that I have got of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours, might almost lie on a penny. But the good that I have received from my sorrows, and pains, and griefs, is altogether incalculable … Affliction is the best bit of furniture in my house. It is the best book in a minister's library. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
467:Perhaps it would have been possible to see in him a new Prometheus... the hero who for the good of mankind exposes himself to the agonies of the damned... undaunted by failure, by an unceasing effort of courage holding despair at bay, doggedly persistent in the face of self-doubt, which is the artist's bitterest enemy. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
468:A disciple came to the celebrated Master of the Good Name with a question. Rabbi, how are we to distinguish between a true master and a fake? And the master of the good name said, When you meet a person who poses as a master, ask him a question: whether he knows how to purify your thoughts. If he says that he knows, then he is a fake. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
469:The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power, or goodness. A life that does this is pregnant with meaning, and if God comes at the end, such a life is sacred. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
470:An irreligious man is not one who denies the gods of the majority, but one who applies to the gods the opinions of the majority. For what most men say about the gods are not ideas derived from sensation, but false opinions, according to which the greatest evils come to the wicked, and the greatest blessings come to the good from the gods. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
471:Existence is predicated on paradoxity, so our experience must flow between good and bad, joy and suffering, yum and yuk. We hope for yum without yuk. We fear there will be yuk without yum. But there will always be both. We can focus on the good, but we can’t exile the bad. We can make our lives better, but we can’t make our lives perfect. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
472:That there should be some fire even after this life is not incredible, and it can be inquired into and either be discovered or left hidden whether some of the faithful may be saved, some more slowly and some more quickly in the greater or lesser degree in which they loved the good things that perish, through a certain purgatorial fire. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
473:This is the good and happy news, that Christ has paid for our sin, and through His suffering has redeemed us from eternal death. It is His kingdom and His ministry, to preach the Gospel to the poor; that is His purpose. For to the great and holy He cannot come. They do not wish to be counted sinners, and therefore do not need His Gospel. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
474:No one walks so safely as one who walks humbly and harmlessly with great love and great faith. For such a person gets through to the good in others (and there is good in everyone), and therefore cannot be harmed. This works between individuals, it works between groups and it would work between nations if nations had the courage to try it. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
475:One of the most painfully inauthentic ways we show up in our lives sometimes is saying "yes" when we mean "no," and saying "no" when we mean "hell yes." I'm the oldest of four, a people-pleaser - that's the good girl straitjacket that I wear sometimes. I spent a lot of my life saying yes all the time and then being pissed off and resentful. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
476:A stiff letter galls one like a stiff shirt collar - whilst a sheet garnished here and there with a careless blot - and here and there a dash - but in the main full of excellent matter, is like a clever fellow in a dirty shirt whom we value for the good humour he brings with him and not for the garb he wears. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
477:Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie. They are given to all kinds of marvellous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
478:To me it seems to be important to believe people to be good even if they tend to be bad, because your own joy and happiness in life is increased that way, and the pleasures of the belief outweigh the occasional disappointments. To be a cynic about people works just the other way around and makes you incapable about enjoying the good things. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
479:... the reason for [this age's] anxiety and unrest is because in one direction, &
480:The future is not in our hands. We have no power over it. We can act only today. We have a sentence in our Constitution that says: &
481:The Good Lord in his infinite wisdom, did not create us all equal when it comes to size, strength, appearance, or various aptitudes. But success is not being better than someone else, success is the peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfacti on in knowing that you gave your best effort to become the best of which you are capable. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
482:Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he sooth'd his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying. If all the world be worth the winning, Think, oh think it worth enjoying: Lovely Thais sits beside thee, Take the good the gods provide thee. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
483:Jesus reminds us that the good life combines the toughness of the serpent and the tenderness of the dove. To have serpent-like qualities devoid of dovelike qualities is to be passionless, mean, and selfish. To have dovelike without serpent-like qualities is to be sentimental, anemic and aimless. We must combine strongly marked antitheses. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
484:... Help me let go of my need to stay immersed in negativity. I can change the energy in myself and my environment from nega­tive to positive. I will affirm the good until it sinks in and feels real. I will also strive to find one quality that I like about someone else who's important to me, and I will take the risk of telling him or her that. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
485:Every single thought I have and every sentence I speak is an affirmation. It is either positive or negative. Positive affirmations create positive experiences, and negative affirmations create negative experiences. My new affirmation habit is to only speak of the good I want in my life. Then, only good will come to me. I use my affirmations wisely. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
486:Whatever was in the human nature of Christ was moved at the bidding of the divine will; yet it does not follow that in Christ there was no movement of the will proper to human nature, for the good wills of other saints are moved by God's will... For although the will cannot be inwardly moved by any creature, yet it can be moved inwardly by God. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
487:Whatever was in the human nature of Christ was moved at the bidding of the divine will; yet it does not follow that in Christ there was no movement of the will proper to human nature, for the good wills of other saints are moved by God's will... For although the will cannot be inwardly moved by any creature, yet it can be moved inwardly by God. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
488:Do not worry at all about negative thoughts, and do not try to control them. All you have to do is begin to think good thoughts each day. Plant as many good thoughts as you can in each day. As you begin to think good thoughts you will attract more and more good thoughts, and eventually the good thoughts will wipe out the negative thoughts altogether. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
489:The word &
490:A golden chain is as much a chain as an iron one. Shri Ramakrishna used to say that, to pick out one thorn which has stuck into the foot, another thorn is requisitioned, and when the thorn is taken out, both are thrown away. So the bad tendencies are to be counteracted by the good ones, but after that, the good tendencies have also to be conquered. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
491:The good thing about writing books is that you can dream while you are awake. If it’s a real dream, you cannot control it. When writing the book, you are awake; you can choose the time, the length, everything. I write for four or five hours in the morning and when the time comes, I stop. I can continue the next day. If it’s a real dream, you can’t do that. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
492:We have God's promise that what we give will be given back many times over, so let us go forth from here and rekindle the fire of our faith. Let our wisdom be vindicated by our deeds. We are told in II Timothy that when our work is done, we can say, "We have fought the good fight. We have finished the race. We have kept the faith." This is an evidence of it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
493:How were friendship possible? In mutual devotedness to the good and true; otherwise impossible, except as armed neutrality or hollow commercial league. A man, be the heavens ever praised, is sufficient for himself; yet were ten men, united in love, capable of being and of doing what ten thousand singly would fail in. Infinite is the help man can yield to man. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
494:All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States - and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death! ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
495:Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you. Regardless of who you are or what you do, if you are looking for the best way to reap the most reward in all areas of life, you should look for the good in every person and in every situation and adopt the golden rule as a way of life. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
496:It will not do merely to listen to great principles. You must apply them in the practical field, turn them into constant practice. What will be the good of cramming the high - sounding dicta of the scriptures? You have first to grasp the teachings of the Shastras, and then to work them out in practical life. Do you understand? This is called practical religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
497:History will have to recordThat the greatest tragedy of this period of social transitionWas not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad peopleBut the appalling silence and indifference of the good.Our generation will have to repent notOnly for the words and actions of the children of darknessBut also for the fears and apathy of thechildren of light. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
498:To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
499:Every one may know that to will and not to do, when there is opportunity, is in reality not to will; and that to love what is good and not to do it, when it is possible, is in reality not to love it. Will, which stops short of action, and love, which does not do the good that is loved, is a mere thought separate from will and love, which vanishes and comes to nothing. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
500:Children, pray for the good of everyone. We should pray to God to give a good mind even to those who harm us. One cannot sleep peacefully when there is a theif in the neighborhood. Likewise, when we pray for the well-being of others, it is we who gain peace and quietude. Children, the mantra &

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1:look for the good ~ Justin Bieber,
2:the good part, ~ Karen McQuestion,
3:The good is the beautiful. ~ Plato,
4:But let the good prevail. ~ Aeschylus,
5:Just let the good happen. ~ K Webster,
6:Only the good die young. ~ Billy Joel,
7:Death's in the good-bye. ~ Anne Sexton,
8:God Sees the Good in You ~ Joyce Meyer,
9:These are the good old days. ~ Unknown,
10:The good old days are now. ~ Tom Clancy,
11:The good sense of Colonel ~ Jane Austen,
12:The good man does not grieve ~ Confucius,
13:Find the good—and praise it. ~ Alex Haley,
14:The good befriend themselves. ~ Sophocles,
15:Find the good, and praise it. ~ Alex Haley,
16:Laws are not made for the good. ~ Socrates,
17:The good man makes others good. ~ Menander,
18:It is easy to rule over the good. ~ Plautus,
19:Only the good deserve to hope. ~ Donna Leon,
20:The good is the enemy of the best. ~ Bill W,
21:It’s survival of the good-enough. ~ Bill Nye,
22:The good people died first. ~ Timothy Snyder,
23:It's the good-byes that are hard. ~ Jenny Han,
24:The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire,
25:Get all the good laughs you can. ~ Will Rogers,
26:The good and wise lead quite lives ~ Euripides,
27:Find the good and celebrate it. ~ Betty Shabazz,
28:I like the good feeling movies. ~ Robert Duvall,
29:Reading have got the good factor. ~ Ray Parlour,
30:Wherever the good work is I'll go. ~ Jamie Bell,
31:An unfairness of the good God, ~ Agatha Christie,
32:Assume the best, Look for the good. ~ Jeff Flake,
33:Thank the good Lord for a job. ~ Wynton Marsalis,
34:The good ideas will survive. ~ Quentin Tarantino,
35:The good man remains calm and serene. ~ Chi-king,
36:The perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire,
37:Evil is the starry sky of the Good. ~ Franz Kafka,
38:Let's make noise for the good guys. ~ Roma Downey,
39:The Good and Great must ever shun ~ Lewis Carroll,
40:The good stuff is in the details. ~ Dee Henderson,
41:The good will be welcome in heaven. ~ Mitch Albom,
42:The good writers touch life often. ~ Ray Bradbury,
43:Doubt afflicts the good, not the bad. ~ Fay Weldon,
44:In all the good Greek of Plato ~ John Crowe Ransom,
45:Take the good the gods provide thee. ~ John Dryden,
46:The good news is that we are Buddha. ~ Albert Low,
47:Come let us mock at the good ~ William Butler Yeats,
48:He who spares the wicked injures the good. ~ Seneca,
49:Hooray for the good people of Genoa ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
50:Quit stalling with the good bits! ~ Jennifer DeLucy,
51:The good and the wise lead quiet lives. ~ Euripides,
52:I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep. ~ Anonymous,
53:In the motive lies the good or ill. ~ Samuel Johnson,
54:Make positive effort for the good. ~ Dainin Katagiri,
55:The good hate sin because they love virtue. ~ Horace,
56:The good that men do lives after them. ~ Ruth Gordon,
57:All events come together for the good. ~ Nick Vujicic,
58:I try not to question the good things. ~ Cate Edwards,
59:The good leader carries water for his people. ~ Laozi,
60:Are you afraid of the good you might do? ~ Victor Hugo,
61:Cherish the good, learn from the bad ~ Brittany Murphy,
62:If you want the good, you can't give up. ~ Emily Henry,
63:Never apologise for being the good guy. ~ Ben Monopoli,
64:See the good in people and help them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
65:The good men will come, when your whole ~ Kenya Wright,
66:The good teams are good at what they do. ~ Brett Favre,
67:We are all guilty of the good we did not do ~ Voltaire,
68:Can I, just one time, play the good guy? ~ Clancy Brown,
69:Find the Good and Praise it" by Alex Haley ~ Alex Haley,
70:Humor is the good natured side of a truth. ~ Mark Twain,
71:Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye ~ Beyonce Knowles,
72:believe it or not, we're the good guys. ~ Karpov Kinrade,
73:God is all the good stuff. God equals love. ~ Amy Harmon,
74:The good of a book lies in its being read. ~ Umberto Eco,
75:You have to go where the good writing is. ~ Damian Lewis,
76:All the good are friends of one another. ~ Zeno of Citium,
77:Even the good Homer is sometimes caught napping. ~ Horace,
78:He looks like the good boy he's never been. ~ Holly Black,
79:He who spares the bad injures the good. ~ Publilius Syrus,
80:In a certain sense the Good is comfortless. ~ Franz Kafka,
81:It’s not easy remembering the good times. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
82:Men feel the good less intensely than the bad ~ Anonymous,
83:The good life demands a lot of maintenance ~ Lisa Wingate,
84:Thoughts are things - choose the good ones! ~ Mike Dooley,
85:The good life demands a lot of maintenance. ~ Lisa Wingate,
86:Train your mind to see the good in everything. ~ Anonymous,
87:We integrate the good wherever we find it. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
88:Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~ Ronald Reagan,
89:Good People bring out the good in other people. ~ Anonymous,
90:I am often wrong about the good of humanity. ~ Katie Heaney,
91:Is the good scientist allowed artistic license? ~ Lily King,
92:It's so hard for me to accept the good in him. ~ A G Howard,
93:My goal in life was to pursue the good life. ~ Oleg Cassini,
94:So you have to take the good with the bad. ~ Candace Parker,
95:The good is always the enemy of the best. ~ Oswald Chambers,
96:Train your mind to see the good in everything ~ Paul Walker,
97:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. ~ Voltaire,
98:Give me the good for which I do not know to ask, ~ Jo Walton,
99:Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~ Saint Peter,
100:Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
101:The good is not a category that interests me. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
102:The good is the end toward which all things tend. ~ Boethius,
103:The good news is I peed before going to sleep. ~ John Scalzi,
104:The homely beauty of the good old cause ~ William Wordsworth,
105:We will take the good-will for the deed. ~ Francois Rabelais,
106:Wicked men obey for fear, but the good for love. ~ Aristotle,
107:Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do, ~ Voltaire,
108:Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ~ Voltaire,
109:If character is destiny, the good are damned. ~ Joseph Heller,
110:Kindness which is bestowed on the good is never lost. ~ Plato,
111:Looking for the good in people is never stupid. ~ Bella Andre,
112:Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
113:Stop making the perfect enemy of the good. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
114:They say the good die young, so the bad die old. ~ Jon Connor,
115:Thoughts Become Things... Choose The Good Ones! ~ Mike Dooley,
116:all the good ideas feel daunting at first, ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
117:All the good ideas seem daunting at first. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
118:For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
119:It’s not the good that die young, it’s the lucky. ~ Mark Twain,
120:Let me say the good are often punished unfairly. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
121:The good guy only gets the girl in a soppy way. ~ James D arcy,
122:The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. ~ Epictetus,
123:To love is to will the good of another. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
124:We can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Lee Child,
125:You must ignore the bad and adopt the good. ~ Gichin Funakoshi,
126:I turn the good parts up and the bad parts down ~ Jim Dickinson,
127:tracking by the good full moon to sanctuary. ~ Colson Whitehead,
128:Do all the good you can, by all the means you can. ~ John Wesley,
129:Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
130:Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
131:Envy is pain over the good fortune of others. ~ John of Damascus,
132:Let go of the anger, hang on to the good lessons. ~ Eloisa James,
133:No rest for the wicked, no peace for the good. ~ James S A Corey,
134:The good mother sayes not, Will you? but gives. ~ George Herbert,
135:The good refrain from sin from the pure love of virtue. ~ Horace,
136:The good traveler has the gift of surprise. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
137:the most important thing is not life, but the good life. ~ Plato,
138:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
139:What's the good of reaching 90, if you waste 89? ~ Elvis Presley,
140:You learn from the good, you learn from the bad. ~ Carson Palmer,
141:And here you have the good Ser Maynard Plumm. ~ John Joseph Adams,
142:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
143:Government exists only for the good of the governed. ~ Pythagoras,
144:Heart is what separates the good from the great. ~ Michael Jordan,
145:Italian man had a girlfriend. The good ones always do. ~ R S Grey,
146:The good man is the friend of all living things. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
147:The Good, The Bad,.. I'm the one with the gun! ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
148:Through silence only the good messages go unheard. ~ Brian Patten,
149:What's there to remember if not the good things? ~ Susan Meissner,
150:You encourage people by seeing the good in them. ~ Nelson Mandela,
151:You would rather think about the good than do it. ~ Michael Flynn,
152:I love thee, as the good love heaven. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
153:It is the good war that hallows every cause. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
154:It's a great burden, being one of the good guys. ~ James Lee Burke,
155:May the good God pardon all good men. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
156:Memories, you see, hurt. The good ones most of all. ~ Harlan Coben,
157:No man is such a legalist as the good Secularist. ~ G K Chesterton,
158:Often ill comes from the good, as good from ill. ~ Herman Melville,
159:Remembering the good has also resurrected the bad. ~ Siobhan Davis,
160:The good globalization is technologically driven. ~ Paul T Hellyer,
161:The good I stand on is my truth and honesty. ~ William Shakespeare,
162:The good Lord has blessed me with a great journey. ~ Ernie Harwell,
163:The good opinion of the vulgar is injurious. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
164:Voltaire wrote, “The perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Anonymous,
165:What's the good of being stoical if nobody notices? ~ Mason Cooley,
166:You don't get the good roles when you're beautiful. ~ Eva Longoria,
167:You don’t take pictures, the good ones happen to you. ~ Ernst Haas,
168:Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good. ~ Anonymous,
169:Everyone values the good nature of a man with a gun. ~ Mason Cooley,
170:Fight the good fight, lay hold on eternal life. ~ I Timothy. VI. 12,
171:God does not shield the good from dying cruelly here. ~ Julie Berry,
172:Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die. ~ Markus Zusak,
173:I want to thank the good lord for making me a yankee ~ Joe DiMaggio,
174:Laissez le bon temp rouler. Let the good times roll. ~ Sable Hunter,
175:Let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord split ya. ~ Duffy Brown,
176:The good of the people is the greatest law. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
177:The good words reveal weaknesses and unleash potential. ~ Toba Beta,
178:The references you do not verify are the good ones. ~ Charles Peguy,
179:Tis the good reader that makes the good book. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
180:we catch the good infection of Godliness by contact. ~ Peter Kreeft,
181:We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works. ~ Gerry Adams,
182:Be independent of the good opinion of other people. ~ Abraham Maslow,
183:Don't wait for the good woman. She doesn't exist. ~ Charles Bukowski,
184:It's easy to forget the good things.' Hatcher said ~ Christina Henry,
185:Low tide exposed the good and the bad, she supposed. ~ Denise Hunter,
186:malcontents praised least. The good critics found ~ Timothy J Keller,
187:The good news is, nobody can be a better you than you. ~ Joel Osteen,
188:"The good old days." The only good days are ahead. ~ Alice Childress,
189:Well, the good news is I killed the space monster. ~ Brian Clevinger,
190:You can't have a back door that's only for the good guys. ~ Tim Cook,
191:You're stuck with me now; the good, bad and the ugly. ~ Kahlen Aymes,
192:Already I am smiling in anticipation of the good to come ~ Og Mandino,
193:A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. ~ Khalil Gibran,
194:Being precedes Truth, and ... Truth precedes the Good. ~ Josef Pieper,
195:By the wicked the good conduct of others is always dreaded. ~ Sallust,
196:Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are ~ Joan Crawford,
197:Grab the good people around you. Don't let them go. ~ Natalie Portman,
198:I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
199:If only the good were a little less heavy-footed ~ W Somerset Maugham,
200:I'm the guy with the good attitude towards menstruation. ~ Dave Foley,
201:Jack Daniels. Damn, she broke out the good stuff for him. ~ Nick Webb,
202:pity the fool who has the good fortune to fall for you, ~ Marie Force,
203:Please, I want so badly for the good things to happen. ~ Sylvia Plath,
204:prayer and persistence, the good Lord will provide. ~ Teresa Medeiros,
205:Some just wanted to be on the side of the good cookies. ~ Jean Ferris,
206:The good life is the best preparation for bad times. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
207:The good thing about being old is not being young. ~ Stephen Richards,
208:Voltaire: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” This ~ Howard Marks,
209:We make too much of the good and too much of the bad. ~ Robert Altman,
210:When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates. ~ Tal Ben Shahar,
211:You have to feel the bad to be able to feel the good. ~ Stephen Dorff,
212:You're all the good things wrapped into one good thing. ~ Nicola Yoon,
213:Be independent of the good opinion of other people. ~ Abraham H Maslow,
214:Come all over my cock like the good, bad girl that you are. ~ L J Shen,
215:Don't let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha. ~ Stephen King,
216:Let us think only of the good days that are to come. ~ Agatha Christie,
217:Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. ~ Mark Twain,
218:The good displeases us when we are not up to it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
219:The good, the bad, the in between. It’s ours. We own it. ~ Gail McHugh,
220:The good thing about flying solo is it's never boring. ~ Steve Fossett,
221:The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. ~ Bob Marley,
222:..we'll deal with it, because the good outweighs the bad. ~ E Lockhart,
223:When everything is for 'fun' nothing is for the good. ~ Anne Stevenson,
224:Even the good guys,' she said, 'can't win all the time. ~ Witi Ihimaera,
225:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Such ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
226:I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times ~ Tom Petty,
227:In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. ~ Anonymous,
228:I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter's hand. ~ Janet Fitch,
229:It's like he's determined not to see the good in anything. ~ Jojo Moyes,
230:Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. ~ Anonymous,
231:Looks like the good Lord got your ass and face mixed up. ~ John Marston,
232:Seek not the good in external things;seek it in yourselves. ~ Epictetus,
233:Someone has to spread the good news that we survived. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
234:The bad things can't matter more than the good things ~ Cassandra Clare,
235:the good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job. ~ Lionel Shriver,
236:The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. ~ Bob Marley,
237:The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow. ~ William James,
238:Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars. ~ Daniel Keys Moran,
239:Don’t long for “the good old days.”        This is not wise. ~ Anonymous,
240:Get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of Man. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
241:In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man. ~ Joe Biden,
242:I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me. ~ Stan Lee,
243:People forget the good, because the bad has more punch. ~ Louise Erdrich,
244:Potential is the good of life -- action the secret key. ~ Deron Williams,
245:The good chair is a task one is never completely done with ~ Hans Wegner,
246:The good news is you get to choose what follows the “I am. ~ Joel Osteen,
247:The good watercolors take a lifetime - plus a half an hour. ~ Toni Onley,
248:The only way to get to the good is to walk through the bad. ~ Kiera Cass,
249:The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week. ~ Les Dawson,
250:War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. ~ Sophocles,
251:We change for the good so long as good exists around us. ~ Michael Lewis,
252:You don't need to be the good guy to get a good message out. ~ LL Cool J,
253:You’re all the good things I didn’t know I was missing. ~ Helena Hunting,
254:24No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.† ~ Anonymous,
255:As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good. ~ James Clear,
256:Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us. ~ Aristotle,
257:Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being ~ Plato,
258:Let's face it, all the good stuff happens after midnight. ~ Matt Groening,
259:Love isn't just about the good. It's fortified by the bad. ~ Caisey Quinn,
260:No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help. ~ Paulo Coelho,
261:People tend to believe the bad rather than the good. ~ Giovanni Boccaccio,
262:The best which entailed from parents to children, is the good behavior. ~,
263:The Good Gardener planted each of us here for a reason. ~ Seth Adam Smith,
264:The good God would not inspire unattainable desires. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
265:The good lord tripped me up behind the line of scrimmage. ~ George Carlin,
266:there is a fundamental messiness to the nature of the good. ~ Tyler Cowen,
267:We must always seek the good which is hidden in everything. ~ Max Heindel,
268:Adversity is a misperception as all works toward the good. ~ Julia Cameron,
269:as Voltaire put it, the perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Rutger Bregman,
270:Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones. ~ Benjamin Noys,
271:It's always great to perform at home in the good ol' U.S.A. ~ Dolly Parton,
272:It's not the bad ideas that do you in, but the good ones. ~ Charlie Munger,
273:Jesus does not just bring good news; he is the good news. ~ Timothy Keller,
274:Moments are so fleeting; I want to hold on to the good ones. ~ Alicia Keys,
275:The best -- or chasing it -- is the worst enemy of the good. ~ Tom Sedl ek,
276:The good face pain. But the great? They embrace it. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
277:The good leader serves others and leads others to maturity. ~ Eric Metaxas,
278:The good thing about me is I just don't shop high-end. ~ Russell Westbrook,
279:This is a struggle between good and evil and we're the good? ~ Howard Dean,
280:We go through the good, the bad and the ugly all together. ~ Emily Robison,
281:What's the good of being alive if you don't do anything? ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
282:When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened. ~ Mary Connealy,
283:When were the good and the brave ever in a majority? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
284:All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things. ~ Guy Finley,
285:Every soul pursues the good and does whatever it does for its sake. ~ Plato,
286:I take the good with the bad. I can't love people in slices. ~ Sean Connery,
287:It’s the eternal struggle, Pudge. The Good versus the Naughty. ~ John Green,
288:Only the good die young, all the evil seem to live forever. ~ Chris Jericho,
289:The good life doesn't knock on the door.
Joy is a job. ~ Lionel Shriver,
290:The good thing about this game? There's always tomorrow. ~ Andrew McCutchen,
291:The only good thing about the good old days is they're gone. ~ Dick Gregory,
292:The rarest of the good qualities in human beings is courage ~ Dennis Prager,
293:The Way to Heaven has no favorites. It is always with the good man. ~ Laozi,
294:What's the good of living if you don't try a few things? ~ Charles M Schulz,
295:You can't appreciate the good times without the bad ones. ~ Beyonce Knowles,
296:You Make Your Mistakes To Learn How To Get To The Good Stuff ~ Quincy Jones,
297:Everyone looks for the good, therefore everyone looks for God. ~ Saint Basil,
298:God save us always,' I said 'from the innocent and the good. ~ Graham Greene,
299:Hal and Richard show all the good will of Cain and Abel. ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
300:I am unlimited in my own ability to create the good in my life. ~ Louise Hay,
301:If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff. ~ Loic Remy,
302:It's easy to be a saint when all you've known is the good. ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
303:It's important to focus on the good in life and appreciate it. ~ Geneen Roth,
304:Let's get this show on the road and move on to the good part. ~ Chloe Jacobs,
305:The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge ~ Bertrand Russell,
306:The power of evil men lives on the cowardice of the good. ~ Saint John Bosco,
307:We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ~ Mother Teresa,
308:What's the good of resisting temptation? There'll always be more. ~ Mae West,
309:Why do you have to risk the good things for the better things? ~ Nina LaCour,
310:Carpe Rectum. Seize the hot ass the good Lord has provided. ~ Valerie Z Lewis,
311:Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ~ John D Rockefeller,
312:Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you. ~ Mikhail Prokhorov,
313:Don't let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split you. ~ Maeve Greyson,
314:Forget bad deeds, even the good we do are full of mistakes. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
315:How you feel should be secondary to the good you can do. ~ Laura Schlessinger,
316:I always think that there is the good and the bad of it all. ~ Barry Levinson,
317:I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days. ~ Kabir Bedi,
318:In chess there’s a saying: “Only the good players are lucky. ~ James Altucher,
319:In football, the good thing is things can change in a second. ~ Didier Drogba,
320:I want to give moral relativism the good spanking it deserves. ~ Peter Kreeft,
321:The good-byes you refuse to say must be the hardest of all. ~ Craig Lancaster,
322:The good thing about a jail show is nobody gets up and walks out. ~ Jeff Ross,
323:The power of the Good has taken refuge in the nature of the Beautiful ~ Plato,
324:When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. ~ Jodi Picoult,
325:Dear Artificer, I’ve blown my quanta and gone to the Good Place! ~ Diane Duane,
326:God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the good may be undisturbed. ~ Saadi,
327:I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
328:I'm a would-be rebel. The good girl who'd like to be a bad one. ~ Helen Mirren,
329:I realised all the good ideas were taken before I was even born. ~ Jeff Kinney,
330:It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man. ~ Publilius Syrus,
331:It’s the bad days that make the good ones so much better. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
332:Philokalia (which literally means love of the good and beautiful), ~ Anonymous,
333:The abuse of something good does not diminish the good itself. ~ Matthew Kelly,
334:The good leader repeats the good news, keeps the worst to himself. ~ Sophocles,
335:The good thing about hugs: when you give one, you get one too. ~ Diana Rowland,
336:When you think of the good old days, think one word: dentistry. ~ P J O Rourke,
337:But that doesn't mean that the good parts get any less good. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
338:By letting go of the good, she’ll experience the great. ~ Genevieve Parker Hill,
339:Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
340:Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. ~ Baltasar Graci n,
341:God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
342:He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
343:If we repay evil with good, then how do we repay the good? ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz,
344:I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family. ~ Carlos Fuentes,
345:I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic. ~ Warren Christopher,
346:Playing a bad guy is always more fun than playing the good guy. ~ Margot Robbie,
347:The good God would not inspire unattainable desires. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
348:This infidelity thing is too easy. It is the good and the bad. ~ Katherine Owen,
349:A master sees the bad in the good, and the good in the bad. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
350:Give bad news swiftly, and spread out the good news. Machiavelli. ~ Louise Penny,
351:God or the Good, what is it but the existence of that which yet is not? ~ Hermes,
352:I read 'The Good Soldier' by Ford Madox Ford again every so often. ~ Ned Beauman,
353:I've always depended very heavily on the good opinion of others. ~ Joseph Heller,
354:I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama. ~ William J Clinton,
355:I want you. All of you. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I love you. ~ B N Toler,
356:Just remember all the good lies have an element of truth to them. ~ John J Davis,
357:Just see how idiotic one can be! One reckons without the good God. ~ Victor Hugo,
358:Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best. ~ John C Maxwell,
359:Pray: O Lord, make my eyes see only the good in everyone. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
360:Providence ever turns bad to the good, if you have eyes to see it. ~ D M Cornish,
361:So the good has been well explained as that at which all things aim. ~ Aristotle,
362:Stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
363:The best is the enemy of the good. (Le mieux est lennemi du bien.)
   ~ Voltaire,
364:The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever. ~ Paulo Coelho,
365:The good point is when you combine excitement and calm together. ~ Lyoto Machida,
366:The good thing is, we have household formation in this country. ~ Warren Buffett,
367:The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. ~ Mother Teresa,
368:Truth cannot be partial; it is for the good of all. Finally, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
369:Add in the good stuff - eventually it will crowd out the bad stuff. ~ David Wolfe,
370:Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. ~ Michelangelo,
371:I am an optimist and I always think the good will come out ~ Roger Meddows Taylor,
372:Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
373:Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. (The perfect is the enemy of the good.) ~ Voltaire,
374:Men in general desire the good and not merely what their fathers had. ~ Aristotle,
375:Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
376:Repeat the good. And the bad. Do it all...and pile on the years. ~ Natsuki Takaya,
377:The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. ~ Sun Tzu,
378:The good fight is the one that’s fought in the name of our dreams. ~ Paulo Coelho,
379:The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams. ~ Paulo Coelho,
380:The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell,
381:The Good Lord made all the integers; the rest is man's doing. ~ Leopold Kronecker,
382:The good thing about it, is that there will be plenty of make-up sex. ~ Lia Davis,
383:There it was again, the good and bad all rolled into a meatball. ~ Pam Mu oz Ryan,
384:Tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
385:We're all alive. We're all health. These are the good times. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer,
386:Wonder is the beginning of the desire to know the beautiful and the good. ~ Plato,
387:You get to me all of the time. Always have. In all the good ways. ~ Helen Boswell,
388:As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line. ~ Glenn Close,
389:as the Good Book says. I'm a laying up sin and suffering for us both, ~ Mark Twain,
390:Everyone suffers, even the good Lord suffered when he was on Earth. ~ Wilson Rawls,
391:In every man’s life there comes a time when the good Lord tests him, ~ James Comey,
392:No one in his right mind, the good Lord knows, would have children! ~ Ray Bradbury,
393:righteousness is not a shield. The good die more quickly than the bad. ~ Glen Cook,
394:Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others. ~ Wayne Dyer,
395:Tell people the good news from a heart of love and a life of service. ~ John Piper,
396:The art of the good art is to reach the beyond of the beyond! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
397:The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
398:The good life is not about avoiding fear. Just the opposite. ~ Frances Moore Lappe,
399:Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. ~ Aristotle,
400:tranquillity is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
401:We don't need the Good Life. The Pretty Good Life would be just fine. ~ Charles Yu,
402:We're all alive. We're all healthy. These are the good times. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer,
403:Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. ~ Kate Atkinson,
404:What is the good of religion without personal spiritual direction? ~ Thomas Merton,
405:Why settle for the ‘get by’ when in the long run the good costs less? ~ Zig Ziglar,
406:Emma was all the good in him, he thought, all that burned bright. ~ Cassandra Clare,
407:Harshness is for the good of a boy, soft-heartedness will ruin him. ~ Ihara Saikaku,
408:I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe. ~ Louise Hay,
409:If there were angels, would they be the good guys or the bad?” Lindsay ~ Sylvia Day,
410:I’m not going anywhere. The good, the bad, and the ugly . . . remember? ~ B N Toler,
411:It is through good education that all the good in the world arises. ~ Immanuel Kant,
412:It's hard to make strangers care about the good things in your life. ~ Stephen King,
413:Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments. ~ Timothy Radcliffe,
414:The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close. ~ Richard Codey,
415:The good thing about being explosive is that no one can beat you. ~ Neal Shusterman,
416:The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
417:These things take time. If it's rushed then where's the good in goodbye? ~ P B Kerr,
418:The ultimate test ... to see the good in evil and the evil in good. ~ Frank Herbert,
419:They can't get their head around 'the better is the enemy of the good. ~ John Ringo,
420:Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
421:To stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
422:You have to understand the good in things, to detect the real evil. ~ J R R Tolkien,
423:All the good things a man can do for a woman is against her religion ~ M F Moonzajer,
424:All the good you've ever done does not make it permissible to sin now. ~ Johnny Hunt,
425:An idle reason lessens the weight of the good ones you gave before. ~ Jonathan Swift,
426:Contemplate the good things in your life and be grateful for them. ~ Rebecca Pidgeon,
427:"Do the good that's in front of you, even if it feels very small." ~ Sharon Salzberg,
428:Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
429:Here's to the good Nuns for telling me what books NOT to read! ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
430:Here's to the good nuns for telling me what books NOT to read! ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
431:He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ Confucius,
432:He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ Confucius,
433:I am the result of the good choices I've made and the bad choices. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
434:I choose to open my arms to all the good that life has in store for me. ~ Louise Hay,
435:I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not. ~ Ulysses S Grant,
436:I think everyone wants for their kids the good things that they had. ~ Kirsten Dunst,
437:It's the good minds that find difficulty in committing themselves ~ James A Michener,
438:It takes writing a billion bad words before you get to the good ones. ~ Ray Bradbury,
439:Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win ~ Samuel Johnson,
440:Plot is the good writer's last resort and the dullard's first choice. ~ Stephen King,
441:Power always protects the good of some at the expense of all others. ~ Thomas Merton,
442:Take me. Take all of me. The good and the bad. Everything. Take it all. ~ Sylvia Day,
443:Taking away the good is even more lethal than pointing out the bad. ~ Gloria Steinem,
444:The Christian publishing world has embraced the safe over the good ~ J Mark Bertrand,
445:The good thing about the IMF is there is no European politics involved. ~ Mark Rutte,
446:The reward of the good man is to be allowed to worship in truth. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
447:When we are accomplishing the good, the greatest opposition comes. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
448:You don’t fall in love with just the good parts, and I know that now. ~ Amy Spalding,
449:And what about all the good I have in my heart - does it mean anything? ~ Saul Bellow,
450:A poet is one who can call forth the good latent in the human beast. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
451:I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe. ~ Louise L Hay,
452:Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. ~ Wayne Dyer,
453:No one ever talks about the good in me; they just say that I'm spoiled. ~ Petra Stunt,
454:once you become rich you find out all the good things in life are free. ~ Amy Schumer,
455:Really a bad guy is more interesting, dramatically, than the good guy. ~ Kirk Douglas,
456:Suspicion is a Virtue, if in the interests of the good of the people. ~ Patrick Henry,
457:The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. ~ Tom Stoppard,
458:The fate of the world depends on the triumph of the good people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
459:The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. ~ Ovid,
460:The good thing about breaking up is that you have nothing else to lose. ~ Sammy Hagar,
461:The good thing is I picked a profession that I'm passionate about. ~ Ainsley Earhardt,
462:The great government lie is that it exists for the good of its victims. ~ Adam Kokesh,
463:This is what the good guys do. They keep trying. They don't give up ~ Cormac McCarthy,
464:This is why people need God—because people are awful, even the good ones ~ Amy Gentry,
465:Truth is an homage that the good man pays to his own dignity. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
466:We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune. ~ Charles Kuralt,
467:what is the good of a man being honest in his worship of dishonesty? ~ G K Chesterton,
468:When you finally learn how to do it, you're too old for the good parts. ~ Ruth Gordon,
469:Beautiful is greater than Good, for it includes the Good. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
470:Everyone can be sick in their soul and still think they’re the good guys. ~ Alex White,
471:If you know exactly what you're going to do, what's the good in doing ~ Pablo Picasso,
472:I'm a positive person, and I try to look at the good side of everything. ~ Leona Lewis,
473:[Marriage] made the hard moments easier and the good moments better. ~ Jeannette Walls,
474:negativity instinct: our tendency to notice the bad more than the good. ~ Hans Rosling,
475:Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
476:The bad end unhappily; the good, unluckily. That is what tragedy means. ~ Tom Stoppard,
477:... the good are not willing to rule either for the sake of money or of honor. ~ Plato,
478:The good Lord wouldn't have put it in your heart if it wasn't right. ~ Neal Shusterman,
479:The good needs fear no law, It is his safety and the bad man's awe. ~ Philip Massinger,
480:The good thing about directing yourself is that you get over yourself. ~ John Slattery,
481:The good thing about living like me is everywhere you go is a step up. ~ Craig Benzine,
482:The good thing about painting from memory is that so much is forgotten. ~ Robert Henri,
483:The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
484:The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
485:The tax code is 10 times the size of the Bible with none of the good news. ~ Paul Ryan,
486:The way you get through tragedy is to look at the good things in life. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
487:The wicked are always surprised to find that the good can be clever. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
488:This is why people need God—because people are awful, even the good ones. ~ Amy Gentry,
489:We aren't the good guys, Anita. We're the necessary guys. -Edward ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
490:We ought to flee the friendship of the wicked, and the enmity of the good. ~ Epictetus,
491:What is the good of being an island, if you are not a volcanic island? ~ Wyndham Lewis,
492:What is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? ~ Oscar Wilde,
493:your life is what you make of it, with God’s grace, the good and the bad. ~ Lisa Carey,
494:18John used many such warnings as he announced the Good News to the people. ~ Anonymous,
495:All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience. ~ John Stuart Mill,
496:Any law which runs counter to the good of man is no law at all. ~ Jeremy Robert Johnson,
497:Better to have some hope in the good of people than no hope at all. ~ Angela Richardson,
498:Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible. ~ Charles Dickens,
499:Do good in the world,
And the good in the world
will come to you. ~ Jos N Harris,
500:Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler. ~ Aristotle,
501:He could hardly read or write but his heart spoke the language of the good ~ Primo Levi,
502:If we don’t understand the bad news, we will never grasp the good news. ~ Matt Chandler,
503:I love playing bad guys; they're always much more fun than the good guy. ~ Grant Bowler,
504:In conclusion, the good can be made better; the bad remains bad. ~ Carlo Michelstaedter,
505:It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad. ~ Jimmy Buffett,
506:I was like the good girl, bad girl, there were no grey areas for me. ~ Belinda Carlisle,
507:I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ Dale Carnegie,
508:Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
509:Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. ~ Plato,
510:Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. ~ Franklin P Adams,
511:Not one of the good-to-great companies focused obsessively on growth. ~ James C Collins,
512:Oh, Sophie, help me. I think he might actually be one of the good ones. ~ Stella Newman,
513:Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad to get what you need. ~ Patrick Carman,
514:The bad part is life continues. The good part is that the pain goes away. ~ Mary Balogh,
515:The good thing about writing fiction is that you can get back at people. ~ John Grisham,
516:The good will is all — and all the talents are ways to fulfill it. ~ Abraham Isaac Kook,
517:Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all. ~ Muhammad Ali,
518:To start to look more focused on the good that's been done and can be done. ~ Joe Biden,
519:What the good Lord lets happen, I am not ashamed to print in my paper. ~ Charles A Dana,
520:When you think you’re on the good side, you’re capable of unthinkable evil. ~ Nick Webb,
521:6So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news ~ Anonymous,
522:All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. ~ Frank Zappa,
523:A man's true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
524:A revolution will be the very last resource of the thinking and the good. ~ Edmund Burke,
525:Every form of haste, even toward the good, betrays some mental disorder. ~ Emil M Cioran,
526:husband down the steps so that he broke his leg. Take the good-for-nothing ~ Jacob Grimm,
527:I am the good girl and I always play the good girl. It's nice to do that. ~ Jessica Alba,
528:In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it. ~ Alex Haley,
529:I really do see the good in people, and I don't want to change that. ~ Jennifer Morrison,
530:I shall advise all the good-looking women of my acquaintance not to die ~ Susanna Clarke,
531:it’s kind of nice if all the bad can somehow make the good that much better. ~ T R Ragan,
532:I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. ~ Mother Teresa,
533:Surplus wealth is a sacred trust to be managed for the good of others. ~ Andrew Carnegie,
534:The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Oscar Wilde,
535:The good thing about life [...] is that we can fix our mistakes sometimes. ~ R J Palacio,
536:The good writers touch life. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. ~ Ray Bradbury,
537:The one thing I've learned about friends is that the good ones are rare. ~ Lauren Conrad,
538:The really faithful lover of learning holds fast to the Good Way till death. ~ Confucius,
539:We thank you, God, for this boy and his awesome genes. Keep up the good work. ~ Jo Raven,
540:We will be changing the regime of Iraq for the good of the iraqi people. ~ George W Bush,
541:Why doesn’t the Good Book say honor thy children, Grandpa, why doesn’t it? ~ V C Andrews,
542:..."ya gotta be one of the good guys...'cause there's too many of the bad. ~ Garth Ennis,
543:I'm not the good guy. I'm the one who puts the good guys in their graves. ~ Kaitlyn Davis,
544:let’s have a mango party on Pak One. Let’s bring back the good old days. ~ Mohammed Hanif,
545:Life is a challenge, and facing that challenge is what makes the good great. ~ Tim Lebbon,
546:Now let’s get upstairs and fight, or all the good Death Eaters’ll be taken. ~ J K Rowling,
547:Of all evil I deem you capable: therefore I want the good from you. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
548:People, if you can't get through the puns, I can't give you the good stuff. ~ Jon Stewart,
549:Remember me not for the ill I've done but for the good I've dreamed. ~ Frederick Buechner,
550:So you're her brother? Says Linn. I guess we know who got the good genes. ~ Veronica Roth,
551:The good news is that even minimal activity can significantly extend life. ~ Howard Coble,
552:The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away. ~ Cassandra Clare,
553:The good things in life are free, except for health care, and electricity. ~ Dov Davidoff,
554:When it's for the good of your state, you put partisan differences aside. ~ Amy Klobuchar,
555:When you love people, you see all the good in them, all the Christ in them. ~ Dorothy Day,
556:You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans. ~ George Carlin,
557:A good person is the bad person's teacher. A bad person is the good person's task. ~ Laozi,
558:But we are the good guys. Aren't we, Uncle?"
"I hope so. I hope we are. ~ Anthony Doerr,
559:Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. ~ Anonymous,
560:For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended. ~ Euripides,
561:If he turns out to be gay, I will be furious. They get all the good ones! ~ David Levithan,
562:If I never do another thing, I've met the good sweet people of the world. ~ Richard Dawson,
563:Is the devil to have all the passions as well as all the good tunes? ~ George Bernard Shaw,
564:I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
565:Kalos Kai Agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
566:Loving others, she thought, is the good thing we do in our lives. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
567:Make an effort to collect the good features from many beautiful faces. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
568:Man's greatest happiness comes from losing himself for the good of others. ~ David O McKay,
569:The good and bad things are what form us as people... change makes us grow. ~ Kate Winslet,
570:The good butterflies started to beat the shit out of the bad butterflies. ~ Kristen Ashley,
571:The good news is: If you can recognize illusion as illusion, it dissolves. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
572:The good rain, like a bad preacher, does not know when to leave off. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
573:The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen,
574:The happy life is to an extraordinary extent the same as the good life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
575:There are always great dangers in letting the best be the enemy of the good. ~ Roy Jenkins,
576:What the good Lord giveth, he also taketh away. Then he puts it back again. ~ James A Owen,
577:You tended to quit doing things after the bad times, and not the good times. ~ Jeff Strand,
578:7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ~ Anonymous,
579:All the good maxims which are in the world fail when applied to one's self. ~ Blaise Pascal,
580:Being the good daughter that everyone thinks of as the bad daughter sucks. ~ Seanan McGuire,
581:Bonis nocet, qui malis parcit.
He harms the good (people) who spares the evil. ~ Seneca,
582:But suppose you struggle through to the good and find that it is also dreadful? ~ C S Lewis,
583:But that’s not the way love goes. You show the good, disguise the bad. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
584:Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies. ~ George Whitefield,
585:I feel it's in people's nature to want to stop evil and embrace the good. ~ Chen Guangcheng,
586:I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith ~ Anonymous,
587:I hope you’re one of the good guys, Mr. Dresden. We really need a good guy. I ~ Jim Butcher,
588:In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good,
and praise it. ~ Alex Haley,
589:It is not difficult to know the good, but it is difficult to put it in practice. ~ Tsu King,
590:I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
591:Learn the good that you can of the foreign people and reject the unsuitable. ~ Pearl S Buck,
592:Man must develop his tendency towards the good. ~ Immanuel Kant, Thoughts on Education, #12,
593:Our doubts are traitors
And make us lose the good we oft might win ~ William Shakespeare,
594:Sometimes, you have to remind yourself the perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Barry Eisler,
595:The book is that is the good one is Woodsong and we are trying to finish it. ~ Gary Paulsen,
596:The dream is over. I gotta get down to reality. The good old days is garbage. ~ John Lennon,
597:The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention. ~ Thomas R Insel,
598:The good, of course, is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion. ~ Plato,
599:The good ones go, if you wait too long. So you should go, before you stay too long. ~ Drake,
600:The good suffer, the evil flourishes, and all that is mortal passes away. ~ Cassandra Clare,
601:The good thing about sins is they don’t have to be atoned for immediately, ~ Colleen Hoover,
602:Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
603:We hunt the flame, the light in the darkness, the good this world deserves. ~ Hafsah Faizal,
604:Write the story, take out all the good lines, and see if it still works. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
605:A good library has all the good books. A great library has all the books. ~ Daniel C Dennett,
606:All kings are blind. The good ones see this and use more than their eyes to lead. ~ J R Ward,
607:Bad memories were hard enough, but it was torture to be haunted by the good. ~ Shelley Noble,
608:Can’t stand war. Gets in the way of order and process and all the good things ~ Shannon Hale,
609:Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti,
610:Europe's the mayonnaise all right, but America supplies the good old lobster. ~ D H Lawrence,
611:For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
612:Funny how sometimes the good memories hurt worse than the bad ones. ~ Rebecca Patrick Howard,
613:Get up early in the morning before everybody has breathed up all the good air. ~ Ruth Gordon,
614:Good people don’t just see the good in others, they see it in themselves too. ~ Devney Perry,
615:He lied the way a parent lies to you, the good lie that helps you go to sleep. ~ Rick Yancey,
616:How was I supposed to not believe the bad stuff if he never said the good stuff? ~ Anonymous,
617:If you want to keep the bad guys in check, make sure the good guys are armed. ~ Anne Fortier,
618:In America, we like everyone to know about the good work we're doing anonymously. ~ Jay Leno,
619:I suppose you set up reading the Good Book all night-spoken by Woodrow Call ~ Larry McMurtry,
620:It’s impossible to not believe in God when you see all the good in the world. ~ Karina Halle,
621:It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. ~ Tallulah Bankhead,
622:Justice goes across racial and economic barriers - like the good Samaritan. ~ John M Perkins,
623:Let [children] be able to do all things, and love to do only the good. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
624:My priority is to see that some people don’t suffer for the good of others. ~ Chris Matthews,
625:Never too late to learn a language. And the good literature to come with it. ~ Sasa Stanisic,
626:That's the trouble about the good guys and the bad guys! They're all guys! ~ Terry Pratchett,
627:That’s the trouble about the good guys and the bad guys! They’re all guys! ~ Terry Pratchett,
628:The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Richard Dawkins,
629:The good-they cannot create; they are always the beginning of the end. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
630:The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young. ~ Stephen King,
631:The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
632:We know the good, we apprehend it clearly; but we can't bring it to achievement. ~ Euripides,
633:You only live but once, and when your died your done, so let the good times roll. ~ B B King,
634:3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good. ~ Anonymous,
635:All the good things that are happening in America don't get reported on a lot. ~ Barack Obama,
636:Evaluation on the GOOD–BAD dimension is an automatic operation of System 1, ~ Daniel Kahneman,
637:Even the good angels, I think, would inspire in humans some sort of fear. ~ Danielle Trussoni,
638:Even the good can become careless without the Lord's being there to chasten. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
639:Give bad news swiftly, and spread out the good news. Machiavelli.” Charpentier ~ Louise Penny,
640:Hemingway says somewhere that the good writer competes only with the dead. ~ Raymond Chandler,
641:He still loves life
But O O O O how he wishes
The good Lord would take him. ~ W H Auden,
642:If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends? ~ George Eliot,
643:It is for the good of states that men should be deluded by religion. ~ Marcus Terentius Varro,
644:I was just thinking about the good future," he said. "The one with you in it. ~ Marissa Meyer,
645:Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go! ~ Victor Hugo,
646:Politics is a romantic search for the good and the true and the beautiful. ~ James M Buchanan,
647:Put on your shoes so that you are ready to spread the Good News that gives peace. ~ Anonymous,
648:…she rejoiced as only mothers can in the good fortunes of their children. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
649:The good citizen need not of necessity possess the virtue which makes a good man. ~ Aristotle,
650:The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but the fly comes close. ~ Mark Twain,
651:The good news for Nigeria is that they're two-nil down very early in the game. ~ Kevin Keegan,
652:The good thing about people really is their iffy-ness and dodginess, isnt it? ~ Jarvis Cocker,
653:The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. ~ Andrew S Tanenbaum,
654:The Good Turn will educate the boy out of the groove of selfishness. ~ Baden Powell de Aquino,
655:You have to embrace the good times or the bad times will always overwhelm you. ~ Aly Martinez,
656:You need to accept your experiences, both the good and bad, and move forward. ~ Bryant McGill,
657:Find the good in all things, Sam. Find the beauty. And you will find peace and joy. ~ J R Rain,
658:I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as grass. ~ Lao Tzu,
659:It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy ~ Albert Einstein,
660:It's not the bad memories that tear a person apart. It's the good ones. ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes,
661:NEPOTISM, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
662:No government is safe unless it is protected by the good will of the people. ~ Cornelius Nepos,
663:Only the good Lord knows what's going to happen, and He ain't telling. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
664:Plot is, I think, the good writer's last resort and the dullard's first choice. ~ Stephen King,
665:Put out the good and keep the bad - don't believe all you read in the Bible. ~ Freddie Mercury,
666:Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent. ~ Michelangelo,
667:The apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. ~ William Shakespeare,
668:The bad can be found in anything. It is so much easier to find than the good. ~ David Levithan,
669:The best of men cannot defend their fate: the good die early, the bad die late. ~ Daniel Defoe,
670:The good fortune of Virginius was crowned by having the most eloquent of panegyrists ~ Tacitus,
671:The good thing about writing book is that you can dream while you are awake. ~ Haruki Murakami,
672:The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. ~ Ray Bradbury,
673:To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise. ~ Augustus Hare,
674:To be able to proclaim the Good News to the poor we must know what is poverty. ~ Mother Teresa,
675:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
676:We become willing servants to the good by the bonds their virtues lay upon us. ~ Philip Sidney,
677:What are movies for if not to have the good guys triumph over the bad ones? ~ Margaret Carlson,
678:What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do. ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
679:When I get to the Good Place I will continue to fight the Devil even harder. ~ Gabriele Amorth,
680:When others hurt you, Accept that it hurts, Have faith in the bad and the good. ~ Stuart Ayris,
681:And people strive not for the good in life, but for goods they can call their own ~ Leo Tolstoy,
682:Arise, my love, and come away,” and enjoy the good and glorious things of life. ~ Joseph Murphy,
683:As we start looking for the good, our focus automatically is taken off the bad. ~ Susan Jeffers,
684:Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” —John D. Rockefeller ~ Hourly History,
685:Drinking more often brings out the best in the good than the worst in the bad. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
686:Finally, I said, very quietly, 'I don't know if I'm one of the good guys anymore. ~ Jim Butcher,
687:God and God alone deserves all the credit for the good that takes place in our lives. ~ Bob Coy,
688:God’s call to radical generosity begins with the good news that he doesn’t need us ~ J D Greear,
689:If the Good Lord intended for us to walk, he wouldn't have invented rollar skates. ~ Roald Dahl,
690:I now deserve love. romance, and joy - and all the good that Life has to offer me. ~ Louise Hay,
691:It is for the good of states that men should be deluded by religion. ~ Publius Papinius Statius,
692:Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about. ~ Rollo May,
693:Salus populi suprema est lex [the good of the people is the chief law]. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
694:The chief requirement of the good life, is to live without any image of oneself. ~ Iris Murdoch,
695:The evil which does me no harm is like the good which in no wise avails me. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
696:The good Lord had been having a very creative day when he made Connor McKenzie ~ Suzanne Wright,
697:The good stars met in your horoscope,
Made you of spirit and fire and dew. ~ Robert Browning,
698:The good thing about reinventing the wheel is that you can get a round one. ~ Douglas Crockford,
699:The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis. ~ William Styron,
700:Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. ~ Sun Tzu,
701:To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach. ~ Demosthenes,
702:When the bad imitate the good, there is no knowing what mischief is intended. ~ Publilius Syrus,
703:Because who wants to Fast Forward anyway? You might miss some of the good parts. ~ Lauren Graham,
704:But you lose the opportunity to share the good things when you do something bad. ~ Courtney Maum,
705:God’s call to radical generosity begins with the good news that he doesn’t need us! ~ J D Greear,
706:If the bad stuff didn’t exist, the good stuff wouldn’t seem so incredibly good. ~ Allie Everhart,
707:I grew up before computers. Computers are changing things, not all for the good. ~ Graham Hawkes,
708:I learned the bad guys are not always bad, the good guys are not always good. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
709:I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as the grass. ~ Laozi,
710:I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock. ~ Brett Favre,
711:It was a hot sticky night in Barcelona and all the good whores had the summer flu. ~ Dan Jenkins,
712:Keep sharing the good news; we have not yet exhausted the number of God's elect. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
713:Love yourself, appreciate yourself, see the good in you... and respect yourself. ~ Betty Shabazz,
714:Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
715:The good news of Jesus always liberates and His perfect love removes every fear. ~ Joseph Prince,
716:The good news: the rest of my life didn’t look like it was going to be very long. ~ Rick Riordan,
717:the good thing about being old is that you don’t have to worry about dying young. ~ Stephen King,
718:There must be a subject to know the good and evil. Thatsubject is the ego. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
719:This is for Jersey, the good dog, who would be happy to share this bench with you ~ Harlan Coben,
720:Too much of anything can make you sick, even the good can be a curse - Cheryl Cole ~ Cheryl Cole,
721:us. The good of contemplation is contemplation—not some result that it may bring. ~ Alan W Watts,
722:We all have to do things we don’t like. That’s the way it is, the good with the ~ Ann Weisgarber,
723:What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good. ~ Martin Luther,
724:You'll always get the good news; it's how fast you get the bad news that counts. ~ Harvey Mackay,
725:Bad things open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before. ~ N M Facile,
726:Be careful with your faith !
It could make you see the good side of hell on earth. ~ Toba Beta,
727:Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life. ~ Eugene Delacroix,
728:It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises. ~ Chief Joseph,
729:One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good. ~ H G Wells,
730:Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book. ~ Saint John Bosco,
731:The bad guys dont always get punished and the good guys are not necessarily pure. ~ Sam Waterston,
732:The glory of the good is in their consciences, and not in the tongues of men. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
733:The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. ~ Anatole France,
734:The good painter must paint two things: a person and the essence of his soul. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
735:The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the pleasure, the pain. I want that. ~ Colleen Hoover,
736:The good thing is Jason and I both outrank you so we can both tell you to shut up. ~ Rick Riordan,
737:We just have to have faith. The good Lord wouldn’t give us more than we could bear. ~ Jim Butcher,
738:Why work? The gods are there to lavish upon the faithful the good gifts of nature. ~ Paul Gauguin,
739:Christ must do a lot of puking when he reflects upon the good works done in his name. ~ Pat Conroy,
740:Desire the good of all and the universe will work with you. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - I Am That,
741:Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day. ~ Dylan Thomas,
742:Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me. ~ Alain Badiou,
743:For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
744:Happy the man who sees a God employed in all the good and ills that checker life. ~ William Cowper,
745:He's one of the good guys,' she always said.'Just sometimes he's working undercover ~ Cath Crowley,
746:His was the disease we couldn’t cure. His was the good-bye that meant the most ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
747:I can critique the bad; I can take the good, and I can add whatever I want. ~ Justine Larbalestier,
748:In my writing I hope to have a balance between the good and bad, the hard and soft. ~ Renee Watson,
749:I pretty much stay true to myself and try to find the good in people and not be snarky. ~ Tim Gunn,
750:It's funny, but I think my stories - the good ones - they're much smarter than I am. ~ Etgar Keret,
751:I've often said if I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often. ~ Leonard Cohen,
752:Look on the happy side, think of the good things. Hadn't it been clever? Yes, it had. ~ Iain Banks,
753:Quitters have the good sense to admit their mistakes, cut their losses, and move on. ~ Evan Harris,
754:ROM7.19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. ~ Anonymous,
755:The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave. ~ Saint Augustine,
756:The good news is, the stock market is closed and it can't hurt us again until tomorrow. ~ Jay Leno,
757:The good that God works for in our lives is conformity to the likeness of His Son. ~ Jerry Bridges,
758:...the good thing about being old is that you don't have to worry about dying young ~ Stephen King,
759:The good thing about masturbation is that you don't have to get dressed up for it. ~ Truman Capote,
760:The gorgeous man presents a gorgeous view;
The good man will in time be gorgeous, too. ~ Sappho,
761:Today was a day for remembering only the good. And there had been a lot of good. ~ Barbara Freethy,
762:What do the good know?’ he said. ‘Except what the bad teach them by their excesses? ~ Clive Barker,
763:What was the good of having such a fine home if you weren't willing to fight for it? ~ Ann Aguirre,
764:When life is a DUMPSTER, don’t get MAD! EMBRACE the good, and TOSS the BAD! ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
765:. . . when we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can. ~ Matthew Henry,
766:Here sleeps Saon, of Acanthus, son of Dicon, a holy sleep: say not that the good die. ~ Callimachus,
767:Hold it against the good I've done, she prayed. We'll sort it out when I see You. ~ Alice McDermott,
768:If the Good Lord didn't want men to play with themselves, we'd have hooks for hands. ~ Mackenzi Lee,
769:It's not the bad people who are brave I fear, it's the good people who are afraid. ~ Terrance Hayes,
770:Love is not a sentiment or feeling. Love is actively willing the good of the other. ~ Robert Barron,
771:Most people affirm pleasure to be the good, but the finer sort of wits say it is knowledge. ~ Plato,
772:Silly thought, but there you go. Memories, you see, hurt. The good ones most of all. ~ Harlan Coben,
773:Since you refused the good grace to die on delivery, Rathain has got a living prince. ~ Janny Wurts,
774:Sometimes, if you just paraphrase everyone’s arguments, you get to be the good guy. ~ Chetan Bhagat,
775:Sometimes you need to stop seeing the good in people and start seeing what they show you. ~ Unknown,
776:The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
777:The bad scorn the good . . .
and the crooked despise the straight." ~Greville ~ Dick Francis,
778:The best of men cannot suspend their fate; The good die early, and the bad die late. ~ Daniel Defoe,
779:The good must merit God's peculiar care; But who but God can tell us who they are? ~ Alexander Pope,
780:The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he's really pissed off. ~ Bob Hope,
781:There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning. ~ Christopher Morley,
782:The worst evil is not to commit crimes, but to fail to do the good one might have done. ~ L on Bloy,
783:To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
784:We have to embrace the good over the bad. That has to be one's personal project. ~ Yusef Komunyakaa,
785:We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. [ Romans 8:28 ~ Max Lucado,
786:We lose our souls not only by the evil we do but also by the good we leave undone. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
787:We need to make fast decisions here. We can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Lee Child,
788:We were the good old boys. We did what we did, and we got a slap on the wrist. That’s ~ Kaira Rouda,
789:A man is really alive only when he delights in the good-will of others. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
790:And really, it’s not about the destination. It’s getting there that’s the good part. ~ Morgan Matson,
791:and some are every year restored to it upon the good character that is given of them.  ~ Thomas More,
792:Begin with the beautiful, which leads you to the good, which leads you to the truth. ~ Robert Barron,
793:Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, Beneath the good how far,-but far above the great. ~ Thomas Gray,
794:But sad as angels for the good man's sin, Weep to record, and blush to give it in. ~ Thomas Campbell,
795:First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me. ~ Steve Martin,
796:God can take the good, bad and the bitter and create a masterpiece called your destiny. ~ Tony Evans,
797:Greatness is maximizing your potential for the glory of God and the good of others. The ~ Tony Evans,
798:I’m not the kind of girl who ends up with the good guy. I’m the crime boss’s daughter. ~ Avery Flynn,
799:I'm still getting to the good part / the breaking down / learning how to write my story. ~ Lucy Hale,
800:I think more women should be involved in politics for the good of the human race. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
801:Love is the enemy of sound judgment, and occasionally this is in service of the good. ~ Tayari Jones,
802:May the good grant you a still heart, heavy eyes, and angels guarding at your door. ~ Mary E Pearson,
803:Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people. ~ John Quincy Adams,
804:Praise, Praise, Praise a child for the good they commit and the wrongs they rectify. ~ Asa Don Brown,
805:That's the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want ~ Ray Bradbury,
806:The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good. ~ John Barrymore,
807:The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. ~ Carl Rogers,
808:The good life is not an amount; it's an attitude, an act, an idea, a discovery, a search. ~ Jim Rohn,
809:The good thing about being Dr. Frankenstein is that you can always make new friends. ~ Aaron Allston,
810:These days she simply did the best job she could, accepting the good with the bad. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
811:Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is loved by the good. ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,
812:All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best. ~ John C Maxwell,
813:Consciousness of the bad is an essential prerequisite to the promotion of the good. ~ Khushwant Singh,
814:Every one is weary, the poore in seeking, the rich in keeping, the good in learning. ~ George Herbert,
815:happiness is simply collecting and remembering all the good moments in your life, ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
816:I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school ~ Jimmy Page,
817:If money can't buy you the freedom to do anything you want, well, what is the good of it? ~ Anne Rice,
818:If we take care of the good stuff there, then the good stuff here is much easier to get. ~ Zig Ziglar,
819:If you walk away from God you should probably try to stay in the good books of Luck. ~ Salman Rushdie,
820:Italian culture is so deeply soaked in an appreciation of the good things in life. ~ Mariska Hargitay,
821:It’s not about the destination. It’s getting there that’s the good part.
- Leonard ~ Morgan Matson,
822:I will speak ill of no man,” he said, “ … and speak all the good I know of everybody. ~ Dale Carnegie,
823:Killing someone, even if it's for the good of millions, shatters something inside you. ~ Cameron Jace,
824:Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. ~ Gabby Douglas,
825:Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. ~ Sophocles,
826:My greatest fortune was that I was ordered to take up art for the good of my health ~ Kyffin Williams,
827:Perfectionism is not only the enemy of the good; it is the enemy of adulthood. ~ Julie Lythcott Haims,
828:Perhaps the good Samaritan was lean and lank, and found it hard to live. Who knows! ~ Charles Dickens,
829:So let's take the good times as they go and I'll meet you further on up the road. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
830:That's the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want. ~ Ray Bradbury,
831:That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want. ~ Ray Bradbury,
832:The Good Lord doesn’t allow taxation of His workers and you must respect that. ~ Michael Z Williamson,
833:The good news is, the cake is baked. Barack Obama will not be reelected president. ~ Michele Bachmann,
834:The good ruler sublimates his needs as an individual to the service of the nation. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
835:The good thing about having this illness is that it allows me to be a little bit crazy. ~ Neil Cavuto,
836:The good we get from art is not what we learn from it; it is what we become through it. ~ Oscar Wilde,
837:The trouble with discarding bad memories was that evidently the good ones went with them ~ Anne Tyler,
838:They smiled at the good, and frowned at the bad, and sometimes they were very sad. ~ Ludwig Bemelmans,
839:To know the good is to react against the bad. Indifference is the mark of deprivation. ~ Marya Mannes,
840:We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. ~ Robert E Lee,
841:When you think about it, most of the good ideas came along to make sin a whole lot easier. ~ Joe Hill,
842:You wanted to be treated like grown-ups? Well, that includes both the good and the bad. ~ Ally Carter,
843:As I said, the good die young, and the motherfuckers go on forever, pardon my French. ~ Stephen Hunter,
844:Hearing and believing the good news will release the power of God into your situation. ~ Joseph Prince,
845:Hell must be like... reminiscing about the good old days when we wished we were dead. ~ Samuel Beckett,
846:I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school. ~ Jimmy Page,
847:I am the animal at the head of the pack. … I either get eaten, or I get the good grass. ~ David Tepper,
848:I had the need to be the good master, but definitely the master, no matter what the cost. ~ Pat Conroy,
849:In fact, I would say that the demand for the perfect is the greatest enemy of the good. ~ Richard Rohr,
850:I thought that religion, for all the good it does, seemed too risky for our modern world. ~ A J Jacobs,
851:It's so weird for me to be watching The Good Wife while I'm still shooting The Good Wife. ~ Cush Jumbo,
852:I will follow the good side right to the fire, but not into it if I can help it. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
853:I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them. ~ Ed Helms,
854:Life is about disappointments. Without the pain, how will we appreciate the good stuff? ~ Bijou Hunter,
855:Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always
find it. ~ Brian Tracy,
856:Sometimes, you have to take the good with the bad…otherwise ours is a pitiable existence. ~ H D Gordon,
857:Still, they have one thing I envy. Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die. ~ Markus Zusak,
858:The fate of a nation has often depended upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister. ~ Voltaire,
859:The good-humor of a man elated with success often displays itself towards enemies. ~ Thomas B Macaulay,
860:The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. ~ Carl R Rogers,
861:The good or bad is not in the circumstance, but only in the mind...that encounters it. ~ William James,
862:The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
863:The good we have enjoyed from Heaven's free will, and shall we murmur to endure the ill? ~ John Dryden,
864:The situation now is not easy. But I believe in the good sense of the Japanese people. ~ Katsuya Okada,
865:The women are always the whores; the priests are always the good men who were led astray. ~ John Boyne,
866:To the good I would be good; to the not-good I would also be good, in order to make them good. ~ Laozi,
867:To will is human, to will the bad is of fallen nature, but to will the good is of Grace. ~ John Calvin,
868:We are certain God's will is that all men share in the good things this earth produces. ~ Cesar Chavez,
869:We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them ~ Leo Tolstoy,
870:You never know what a day will bring, which is both the good news and band news of life. ~ Deb Caletti,
871:Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won. ~ Eartha Kitt,
872:Your children are not little mirrors reflecting back the good or bad job you've done. ~ Harriet Lerner,
873:A person’s reason for doing someone a good turn matters as much as the good turn itself. ~ Michael Ende,
874:a virtue is a disposition that inclines us to achieve the good for which we are made. ~ James K A Smith,
875:Gotta live outside your comfort zone. That’s where all the good stuff happens. ~ Barbara Claypole White,
876:He said it would ward off evil spirits. That just left me the good ones to worry about. ~ Mark Lawrence,
877:I have to save the parts of my soul that are left for the good roles and the true love. ~ Madeline Zima,
878:In the Way of Heaven, there is no partiality of love; it is always on the side of the good man. ~ Laozi,
879:I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I must be sure you don't overlook. ~ Gail Carson Levine,
880:It was always easier to believe the bad stuff people thought about you than the good. ~ Barbara Freethy,
881:I've made my share of mistakes, but had the good fortune to have them not be so public. ~ Joanna Garcia,
882:I want you to stop being afraid,' she said gently. 'The good ones don't run away, Lia. ~ Mary E Pearson,
883:Look not at
the greatness of the evil past, but the greatness of the good to follow. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
884:Many of the good things would never have happened if the bad events hadn't happened first. ~ Suze Orman,
885:Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. ~ Pope Leo XIII,
886:Sweet songs of youth, the wise, the meeting of all wisdom To believe in the good in man. ~ Jon Anderson,
887:The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. ~ William Shakespeare,
888:The exercise of the virtues is itself a crucial component of the good life for man ~ Alasdair MacIntyre,
889:The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weak mind. ~ Dizzy Dean,
890:The good news is, President Obama was born in America. The bad news is, so was Donald Trump. ~ Jay Leno,
891:The good news is that you are alive. The essential thing is that you must live ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
892:The good parent: someone who doesn't mind, for a time, being hated by their children. ~ Alain de Botton,
893:We love people not so much for the good they've done us, as for the good we've done them. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
894:When I look down, I miss all the good stuff And when I look up, I just trip over things. ~ Ani DiFranco,
895:When the Good Lord begins to doubt the world, he remembers that he created Provence. ~ Frederic Mistral,
896:Your teammates see you through the good and the bad. They see where your foundation lies. ~ Tobin Heath,
897:Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
898:A relationship is about appreciating the good, the bad, and the ugly. No one is perfect. ~ Penelope Ward,
899:Avoid the eye that discovers with rapidity the bad, and is slow to see the good. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
900:But it's the simple and the good that are meant to suffer in this world—ain't it, though! ~ Sarah Waters,
901:But the scent of the good is blown against the wind:
A good man perfumes all directions. ~ Anonymous,
902:Do you remember the good ol' days when Congress was only unsafe if you were an intern. ~ David Letterman,
903:Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it. ~ Jesse Owens,
904:First of all, war is a very, very difficult thing to deal with, even on the good days. ~ Saxby Chambliss,
905:If a man in truth wills the Good then he must be willing to suffer all for the Good. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
906:I love him. The good, the bad, the violent, the brutal, and the bloody. I love all of him. ~ T M Frazier,
907:In short, boundaries help us keep the good in and the bad out. They guard our treasures... ~ Henry Cloud,
908:In the good mystery there is nothing wasted, no sentence, no word that is not significant. ~ Paul Auster,
909:I prefer a story that has the good sense to stay on the page where it belongs. - Elinor ~ Cornelia Funke,
910:I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind. ~ Julia Ward Howe,
911:It’ll do you all the good in the world, Giles, to be a little uncertain of yourself". ~ Charles Williams,
912:L’éxactitude est la politesse des rois” (Punctuality is the good manners of kings). That ~ Jacques P pin,
913:Liberty is equally desirable to the good and to the bad, to the brave and to the dastardly. ~ John Major,
914:Like a proper gentleman, the good captain never made mention of the undergarment murder. ~ Gail Carriger,
915:love isn’t static. If it’s big enough, it changes to accommodate the good and the bad. ~ Tibby Armstrong,
916:No fear of forgetting the good-humoured faces that meet us in our walks each day. ~ Mary Russell Mitford,
917:O, no! The apprehension of the good
Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. ~ William Shakespeare,
918:repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do. ~ Anonymous,
919:Serve others. The failing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. ~ Desmond Tutu,
920:Simplify and focus on the good. The beauty of the journey ahead will flourish on its own. ~ Erik Tomblin,
921:Some people only look at the good stuff and some people only look at the bad stuff. ~ Dustin Lance Black,
922:The good guys are the ones who wander. The ones with the ocean spilling from their chests. ~ Laura Resau,
923:The good news is that anyone who fears God will never have any reason to be afraid of God. ~ Scott Sauls,
924:The good thing about doubting your sanity was you didn’t have to worry about dying of boredom. ~ J Thorn,
925:The greatest gift is the ability to forget - to forget the bad things and focus on the good. ~ Joe Biden,
926:The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn, though, that's the good part. ~ Sylvia Browne,
927:The only thing I know for certain is that everything passes. The good times, the bad times. ~ Jane Green,
928:There's no disappointment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side. ~ George Eliot,
929:the rest of the afternoon had passed the way the good ones always did: too fast to be fair. ~ Mira Grant,
931:We're showing a lot of the good signs you need for a good team, so I have high hopes. ~ Henrik Lundqvist,
932:We tend to overstate and to understate, to glorify the good and ignore the bad in ourselves. ~ J D Vance,
933:Whatever harm the evil may do, the harm done by the good is the most harmful harm. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
934:Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
935:You are aware that I have some proficiency in the good old British sport of boxing. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
936:You know, even Darth Vader had the good grace to ask Luke to join him on the dark side. ~ Kristen Ashley,
937:As a matter of fact, it is often harder to manifest the good that is in us than the evil. ~ Thomas Merton,
938:Bad writers tend to have self-confidence, while the good ones tend to have self-doubt. ~ Charles Bukowski,
939:For the man who is beautiful is beautiful to see but the good man will at once also beautiful be ~ Sappho,
940:God chooses people not for what He can do for them, but for the good they can do for others. ~ Max Anders,
941:If I dwell on what I don't want, then I will get more of it. I affirm only the good in Life. ~ Louise Hay,
942:If you cling frantically to the good, how are you to find out what the good really is? ~ Robertson Davies,
943:I really wanted to be nasty and mean and bad. It's so much easier than being the good girl ~ Robin Tunney,
944:I think it is owing to the good sense of the English that they have not painted better. ~ William Hogarth,
945:It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
946:Librarians lose reason when it comes to the regulars, the good people, the readers. ~ Elizabeth McCracken,
947:Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. ~ Sophocles,
948:No man chooses evil because it is evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. ~ Anonymous,
949:Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent. ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti,
950:So long as one believes in God, one has the right to do the Good in order to be moral. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
951:Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective. ~ Colleen Hoover,
952:Sometimes, we can’t trust our own vision. We have to see the good another sees in us. ~ Selena Montgomery,
953:That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve got nothing to lose, you run any risk you want. ~ Ray Bradbury,
954:The bad news is we don't have any control. The good news is we can't make any mistakes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
955:The good must be merciful, even if that mercy to the damned is merely in a quick dispatch. ~ Kate Griffin,
956:The good news is hopeful doesn't mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn't mean smart. ~ Sarah Silverman,
957:The good thing about L.A. is that there's always someone more famous 100 yards away from me. ~ Seth Rogen,
958:The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.” Stick to the good plan. ~ John C Bogle,
959:There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant. ~ Confucius,
960:The Warrior of the Light never forgets the old saying: The good little goat doesn't bleat. ~ Paulo Coelho,
961:To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good. ~ Criss Jami,
962:Townsend shrugged. 'With all due respect to the good doctor, I highly suspect he's a moron. ~ Ally Carter,
963:With Ed, I always pushed away the good and only heard the bad. Today, I let in the good. ~ Jenni Schaefer,
964:You never know what a day will bring, which is both the good news and the bad news of life. ~ Deb Caletti,
965:A driving range is the place where golfers go to get all the good shots out of their system. ~ Henry Beard,
966:Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
967:A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things. ~ Sasha Azevedo,
968:Blame where you must, be candid where you can, And be each critic the Good-natured Man. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
969:Christ must do a lot of puking when he reflects upon the good works done in his name. Anyway, ~ Pat Conroy,
970:Constantly look for the good in people and in situations. When you find it, tell the person. ~ Bob Proctor,
971:Ennius wrote, “The good is mostly in the absence of bad”; Nimium boni est, cui nihil est mali. ~ Anonymous,
972:For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world. ~ Gautama Buddha,
973:For the man who is beautiful is beautiful to see but the good man will at once also beautiful be ~ Sappho,
974:...Happiness is simply collecting and remembering all the good moments in your life... ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
975:He was so busy looking for the good in people, he didn't see the knife they're hiding. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
976:I am certain that the good Lord never intended grapes to be made into grape jelly. ~ Fiorello H La Guardia,
977:If Anderson was the good cop, and Blake was the bad cop, Jamaal was the complete psycho cop. ~ Jenna Black,
978:In reality nothing is so beautiful as the good, nothing is so monotonous and boring as evil. ~ Simone Weil,
979:Love not only prefers the good of another to my own, but it does not even compare the two. ~ Thomas Merton,
980:Sail through the good days, and on bad days pick a spot of blue sky to steer toward. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
981:That was me. Reliable. The good southern guy. Boy next door.
Except I wasn’t. Not really. ~ Kelly Moran,
982:The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones. ~ William Shakespeare,
983:The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones; ~ William Shakespeare,
984:The good die first, and they whose hearts are dry as summer dust, burn to the socket. ~ William Wordsworth,
985:The good thing about dead or remote masters is that they can’t refuse you as an apprentice. ~ Austin Kleon,
986:There is no cause for nostalgia save the good and life-enhancing nostalgia for the present. ~ Ray Bradbury,
987:There’s an old joke about Alzheimer’s: the good news is that you meet new people every day. ~ Stephen King,
988:What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel,
989:Wow. When he started looking back on the war with Kronos as the good old days—that was sad. ~ Rick Riordan,
990:Years of playing the good girl, and she’d managed to fuck it all up in forty-eight hours. ~ Pepper Winters,
991:All the good things in my career are a direct descendant of what I did and learned at #‎ camp ~ Seth Godin,
992:All the good times evaporated like naphtha, the moment some air of misconceptions touched it. ~ Faraaz Kazi,
993:Divine life is basically the inner freedom to choose the right and the good spontaneously. ~ Thomas Keating,
994:Enter and possess the good land the Lord your God swore to give your fathers. Deuteronomy 6:18 ~ Beth Moore,
995:For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. ~ Heidi Baker,
996:if we shall take the good we find,asking no questions,we shall have heaping measures. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
997:I prefer a story that has the good sense to stay on the page where it belongs.
- Elinor ~ Cornelia Funke,
998:It seems like the good guys turned out to be the bad guys, and the bad guys weren’t all that bad. ~ C J Box,
999:It’s strange, isn’t it? How we’re always the good guy in our own story. The protagonist. ~ Brianna Labuskes,
1000:I was very famous as a young man and I celebrated both the good and bad times with drinking. ~ Glenn Hughes,
1001:Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn't come easy. ~ Tim Westergren,
1002:Lord Maccon had the good grace to look sheepish-if a werewolf can be said to look sheepish. ~ Gail Carriger,
1003:love,' she said, 'may be described generally as the love of the everlasting possession of the good? ~ Plato,
1004:Sometimes in this life it is necessary to sacrifice oneself for the good of others . - Mam ~ Joseph Delaney,
1005:That's what friends should do. cherish the good and pretend not to notice the harmless rest. ~ Beth Hoffman,
1006:The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more. ~ Elia Kazan,
1007:The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects. ~ Dorothea Lange,
1008:the latter, hence Hou employed him. Their great achievements were all for the good of the people. ~ Sun Tzu,
1009:The world in all doth but two nations bear- The good, the bad; and these mixed everywhere. ~ Andrew Marvell,
1010:The world turns, and life changes, the good old days are fantasies-just screened memories. ~ Howard Chaykin,
1011:this is the rough part, okay? so just stay tuned for the good part. i promise it'll come soon. ~ John Green,
1012:We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them. ~ Richard Wiseman,
1013:What happened to the good old days when rich white men just bought their way into office? ~ Jennifer Crusie,
1014:What is the good of begetting a man until we have settled what is the good of being a man? ~ G K Chesterton,
1015:With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad. ~ Henry Rollins,
1016:Wow. When he started looking back on the war with Kronos as the good old days--that was sad. ~ Rick Riordan,
1017:A new star shines bright.
Angels herald the good news.
The Christ child is born. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1018:Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it. ~ Milton Friedman,
1019:Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,         for he will despise the good sense of your words. ~ Anonymous,
1020:If the Good Lord had intended us to crawl, he'd have given us a hundred legs and an exosqueleton. ~ Tom Holt,
1021:In the good mystery there is nothing wasted, no sentence, no word that is not significant. And ~ Paul Auster,
1022:It's true what they say - all the good men are married. But it's marriage that makes them good. ~ Gay Talese,
1023:I wanted to work hard. I wanted to prove myself somehow worthy of the good things I had known. ~ Bear Grylls,
1024:Men looke not at the greatnesse of the evill past, but the greatnesse of the good to follow. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
1025:Solitude is naught and society is naught. Alternate them and the good of each is seen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1026:That's the good part about dying; when you've got nothing to lose, you run any risk you want. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1027:That's the good part of having my past follow me, is that sometimes some of that stuff can help. ~ Tommy Lee,
1028:The bad news is we don't have any control.
The good news is we can't make any mistakes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1029:The bad news is we don’t have any con­trol. The good news is you can’t make any mis­takes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1030:The key question isn't 'What is Evil?' The key question is 'When does the Good become Evil? ~ Amish Tripathi,
1031:True words are not fancy. Fancy words are not true. The good do not debate. Debaters are not good. ~ Lao Tzu,
1032:When I look down, I miss all the good stuff
And when I look up, I just trip over things... ~ Ani DiFranco,
1033:Wherever you be, wherever you may, seek the truth, strive for the beautiful, achieve the good. ~ David Sheff,
1034:Whether you look for the good or look for the bad in a person, you'll find it." A. Lincoln ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1035:Done up. The good news? A lot rhymes with “done up.” The bad news? A lot rhymes with “done up. ~ Angie Thomas,
1036:Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life ~ Paulo Coelho,
1037:He calls books freedoms. And homes too. They preserve all the good words that we so seldom use. ~ Nina George,
1038:If only life were that simple; if one could jump to the good parts and flick through the bad. ~ Jasper Fforde,
1039:If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1040:I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his. ~ Catherine the Great,
1041:I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
1042:I've achieved a certain amount of success and now I'm thinking about the good things I can do. ~ Lori Greiner,
1043:Let him that hath done the good office conceal it; let him that received it disclose it. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1044:Love is like an onion, with a lot of layers and a lot of tears before you get to the good part. ~ Carian Cole,
1045:Men come together in cities in order to live: they remain together in order to live the good life ~ Aristotle,
1046:Most people are far more prone to let the bad experiences shape their views than the good ones. ~ Rick Joyner,
1047:People would be bored shitless if they had to love only the good in someone they care about. ~ Larry McMurtry,
1048:The bad kids and the good kids and all kids... They're just people, who deserve to be cared for. ~ John Green,
1049:The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before. ~ N M Facile,
1050:The good and the bad. It always happens together, and all you can do is press on. Press on. ~ Marjorie M Liu,
1051:The good news is God isn’t waiting for your perfect youth talk to do a mighty work through you. ~ Doug Fields,
1052:The SILENCE of the good people is more DANGEROUS than the BRUTALITY of the bad people ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1053:They had gained this supreme perfection, to be totally masters of their thoughts. ~ The Lotus of the Good Law,
1054:To know the gospel . . . to really know the gospel . . . is to know him who is the good news. ~ Leonard Sweet,
1055:To me, there's two types of songs, good and bad. And I just like to stick with the good ones. ~ Reba McEntire,
1056:We can never give up the belief that the good guys always win. And that we are the good guys. ~ Faith Popcorn,
1057:We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1058:What was the good of restrained laughter; it made a mockery of the entire practice of laughing. ~ Jean Plaidy,
1059:When people censor themselves they're just as likely to get rid of the good bits as the bad bits. ~ Brian Eno,
1060:Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety - now that is the good stuff! ~ Steven Tyler,
1061:You always had the power, my dear. You just had to learn it for yourself. Glinda the Good Witch ~ Susan Boles,
1062:You know the good thing about digging your own grave? You always make it just the right size. ~ Alison Gaylin,
1063:75The evil that men do lives after them: The good is oft interred with their bones;[125] ~ William Shakespeare,
1064:Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1065:All evils are to be considered with the good that is in them, and with what worse attended them ~ Daniel Defoe,
1066:All evils are to be considered with the good that is in them, and with what worse attends them. ~ Daniel Defoe,
1067:And the good know only one truth. But it's a lie, because there's always more than one truth. ~ Steven Erikson,
1068:Any book is a Good Book, and wherever they keep the Good Book safe is also the House a the Lord. ~ Kami Garcia,
1069:Christians obscured the good news by their efforts to restore morality to the broader culture? ~ Philip Yancey,
1070:If only life were that simple; if one could jump to the good parts and flick through the bad — ~ Jasper Fforde,
1071:I may be a shit writer,’ I remember him saying once, ‘but I’m richer than any of the good ones. ~ William Boyd,
1072:In adverse hours the friendship of the good shines most; each prosperous day commands its friends. ~ Euripides,
1073:I see beauty and pain. Joy and sorrow. I see the good and I see the bad . . . and I love it all. ~ A L Jackson,
1074:is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken? ~ J K Rowling,
1075:Life is about disappointments. Without the pain, how will we appreciate the good stuff?” “True. ~ Bijou Hunter,
1076:Mothers and schools plant the seeds of nearly all the good and evil which exists in the world. ~ Benjamin Rush,
1077:Music, to me, is mankind's greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does. ~ Henry Rollins,
1078:Of course it’s all a game. All of the good and hard and even bad things in life are just a game. ~ Dan Simmons,
1079:Oh judge! Your damn laws! The good people don't need them, and the bad people don't obey them. ~ Ammon Hennacy,
1080:Perhaps all the good that ever has come here has come because people prayed it into the world. ~ Wendell Berry,
1081:Remember, Weed: The good of one tree is not important. The good of the forest is what matters. ~ Maryrose Wood,
1082:The good news is" he paused, carefully choosing his words, "I kissed you, and you're still here. ~ Lauren Kate,
1083:the good reader is one who has imagination, memory, a dictionary, and some artistic sense–- ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1084:There are things which cannot be carried through even with the good will of everybody concerned ~ Isak Dinesen,
1085:There are things which cannot be carried through even with the good will of everybody concerned ~ Karen Blixen,
1086:There are three levels of happiness: the pleasant life, the good life, and the meaningful life. ~ Joel Garreau,
1087:The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
1088:Trust the Lord. He is the good shepherd. He knows His sheep. And His sheep know His voice. ~ M Russell Ballard,
1089:Try to live the life of the good man who is more than content with what is allocated to him. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1090:We do not love people so much for the good the have done us ,as for the good we have done them . ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1091:What makes for the good society is a sound economy. Without it, all the rest falls apart. ~ Llewellyn Rockwell,
1092:When the good die, it sometimes unshackles evil that would otherwise have been kept in check! ~ Joseph Delaney,
1093:You deserve all the good things that happen to you. Don't feel guilty and accept the blessings. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1094:Art is about trying to find the good in people, and making the world a more compassionate place. ~ Keanu Reeves,
1095:Genuine asceticism for finding one's own soul and for the good of humanity is worthy of reverence. ~ Rama Swami,
1096:Great God, have pity on the wicked, for thou didst everything for the good, when thou madest them good! ~ Saadi,
1097:Great is the good fortune of a state in which the citizens have a moderate and sufficient property. ~ Aristotle,
1098:He’ll never be good if he can’t choose to be nasty. It’s the choice that makes the good. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1099:If we live by subhuman means we might as well never have had the good fortune to be born human. ~ Ihara Saikaku,
1100:I wanted the good parts of him, and I knew now that it was another reason I wasn’t the one for him. ~ R J Lewis,
1101:I wished for my fairy godmother, the good witch of the north, or some other bitch with a wand. ~ Jocelynn Drake,
1102:Live a wild, generous full, exciting life – blessing those around you and seeing the good in all. ~ Bear Grylls,
1103:Love doesn't please itself by seeking revenge. Love sacrifices itself for the good of others. ~ Kerrelyn Sparks,
1104:Men are like parking spaces: all the good ones are taken, and the available ones are handicapped. ~ Clea DuVall,
1105:Mr. President, you've got to buy some democrats," Graham said. The good news is they come cheap. ~ Bob Woodward,
1106:Oh, baby. You have no idea what I’d do to get through those layers and down to the good stuff. ~ Jennifer Estep,
1107:Our doubts are traitors And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt. ~ William Shakespeare,
1108:Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. ~ William Shakespeare,
1109:Taking in the good, whenever and wherever we find it, gives us new eyes for seeing and living. ~ Krista Tippett,
1110:The good are innocent and create justice. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1111:The goodbyes we speak and the goodbyes we hear are the good byes that tell us we're still alive. ~ Stephen King,
1112:The Good Man
Better an enmity from one block
than friendship held together by glue. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1113:"The good news is that you can free yourself from your mind. This is the only true liberation." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1114:The good or ill hap of a good or ill life, is the good or ill choice of a good or ill wife. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1115:The joy of the story is not in whether the good guys will win, but in finding out how they got there. ~ Unknown,
1116:The nice thing about Farscape is that you got to be the good guy and still do the bad guy things. ~ Ben Browder,
1117:To accept opinions is to gain the good solid feeling of being correct without having to think. ~ C Wright Mills,
1118:V: After having sucked all the good out of him you duck him away like a... like a banana skin. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1119:We grew up in the good old days before kids had these damn computers and actually played outside. ~ Jon Stewart,
1120:We live in America, one of the good things what we have with all the people is we have dialogue. ~ Tommy Wiseau,
1121:What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another? ~ Marilyn Monroe,
1122:Working hard is one thing, but working hard with purpose is what separates the good from the great ~ Thad Matta,
1123:You cannot be the good all the time — sometimes it is necessary to get angry. [Vincent Van Gogh] ~ Irving Stone,
1124:Dare to be among the greatest. Even if you did not get the best, you will be above the good. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1125:Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
1126:I am thirty-three - the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists. ~ Camille Desmoulins,
1127:I'd say I'm a revolutionary optimist. I believe that the good guys -the people- are going to win. ~ Amiri Baraka,
1128:If you can discipline yourself to read, you can free up two years of your life for the good stuff!) ~ Seth Godin,
1129:I had to remember that he wasn't the good guy. He wasn't the hero. In fact, he was the villain. ~ Natasha Knight,
1130:i prefer to think of the good times. Like when you held my hair as I was vomiting into a bucket. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1131:Now that it's over, I wish I could have all the bad stuff back... just so I could have the good. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1132:people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1133:Sin is in itself separation from the good, but despair over sin is separation a second time. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1134:The average woman sees only the weak points in a strong man, and the good points in a weak one. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
1135:The bad scorn the good . . .
and the crooked despise the straight." ~ Dick FrancisGreville ~ Dick Francis,
1136:The good ones develop give. In all the green world nothing feels as good as a woman’s good nature. ~ John Updike,
1137:The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1138:There is yet something remaining for the dead, and some far better thing for the good than for the evil. ~ Plato,
1139:The thing that pleases is not always good and, helas, the good thing does not always please. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
1140:This world needs more than good works. It needs good news. Good works come out of the good news. ~ Mark Driscoll,
1141:We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them ~ Laurence Sterne,
1142:When I stop chasing all the wrong things in life all the good things start to fall into my lap. ~ Danny Castillo,
1143:You can easily recognize the good parts of your life because they are starkly outlined in crap. ~ John DeChancie,
1144:5:15See that no one renders evil for evil, but always pursue the good both one to another and to all. ~ Anonymous,
1145:Being able to discern the good decisions from the bad decisions, in advance, would be priceless. ~ Scott Hildreth,
1146:Each of us is like seed, planted by the Good Gardener so we might grow into something majestic. ~ Seth Adam Smith,
1147:He did not accept the good news of God; he strained it to his heart, and was jubilant over it. ~ George MacDonald,
1148:I don't know the good or the evil of the thing. That's something that only you mortals worry about. ~ Jim Butcher,
1149:In Heaven the good God will do all I wish, because I have never done my own will upon earth. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
1150:In order to console a soul in it's sufferings, point out to it all the good it can still do. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
1151:It is in adversity that the good show their friendship most clearly; prosperity always finds friends. ~ Euripides,
1152:It is of the essence of virtue that the good is not to be done for the sake of a reward. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
1153:It's definitely more fun playing a bad guy. It feels a lot better than playing one of the good guys. ~ Tom Felton,
1154:Mad is beautiful,” I say. “It has its flaws, but when shared with the good-hearted it’s beautiful. ~ Cameron Jace,
1155:Nobody ever mentions the good side of OxyContin: It makes you feel like Jesus fucking a horse. ~ Douglas Coupland,
1156:She called me Mav. I feel like I should fuck her right now just to reinforce the good behavior. ~ Rachel Robinson,
1157:Somehow, the Good Lord don't want to see no man start a cold morning with just black coffee. ~ Robert Newton Peck,
1158:The bad ideas kind of just drop out of the mix. You forget about them. The good ones stick around. ~ Stephen King,
1159:The desperately poor are not going to come to us to hear the Good News. We have to go to them. ~ Jackie Pullinger,
1160:The Devil may take the reckless, but the good will surely die of boredom. Boredom and frustration. ~ Sarah Dunant,
1161:The good enemy accompanies you on the journey,
but you will never reach your destination with him. ~ Toba Beta,
1162:The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. ~ Vince Lombardi,
1163:The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. ~ John Dewey,
1164:The good news is that we have a very active part of America that wants some radical progress. ~ Patricia Arquette,
1165:The good thing about being pregnant is that I don't have to worry about sucking it in or dieting! ~ Busy Philipps,
1166:The virtue of the good man is necessarily the same as the virtue of the citizen of the perfect state. ~ Aristotle,
1167:Those five words…“the good of the department.” They never added up to anything but high jingo. ~ Michael Connelly,
1168:To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating. ~ Julia Child,
1169:We are not made for ourselves alone, we are made for the good of all our fellow creatures. ~ Gregory of Nazianzus,
1170:What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1171:When I think of those who have influenced my life the most, I think not of the great but of the good. ~ John Knox,
1172:You have been given all the good things one must have, be proud of yourself and enjoy your gifts. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1173:You've to celebrate the good days because there are brutal days that make the good ones sweet. ~ Brian O Driscoll,
1174:Acknowledging the good that u already have in ur life is the foundation 4 all abundance. ~ Eckhart TolleMettā _/\_,
1175:A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward. ~ George R R Martin,
1176:Appreciate water before you are thirsty! Appreciate all the good things before you need them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1177:but as long as he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared no one will touch him ~ Christopher J Nolan,
1178:Don't you feel like a little glass of rum? It's Cuban, like all the good stuff that kills you. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1179:Friendship is a delightful thing when you have had the good judgment to choose the right friends. ~ Upton Sinclair,
1180:I believe in our side and theirs, with the good and evil decided after the fact, by those who survive. ~ Glen Cook,
1181:If only we could see in advance all the harm that can come from the good we think we are doing. ~ Luigi Pirandello,
1182:In the movies, it was always the bad guys that got killed, and the good guys lived happily forever. ~ Fannie Flagg,
1183:It's always the organizations that are resource constrained that come up with the good ideas to win. ~ Simon Sinek,
1184:It’s the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time.” —Tallulah Bankhead ~ Debbie Macomber,
1185:I want the good, the bad, and the in-between. All of it is what's going to make us amazing together. ~ Gail McHugh,
1186:I was the first to make it understood
that reason could undermine the just premises of the good. ~ Aristophanes,
1187:Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny. ~ Mike Pence,
1188:Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
1189:. “Love doesn’t please itself by seeking revenge. Love sacrifices itself for the good of others. ~ Kerrelyn Sparks,
1190:Mother-love is not inevitable. The good mother is a great artist ever creating beauty out of chaos ~ Alice Randall,
1191:My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive. ~ Jayne Mansfield,
1192:No man chooses evil because it's evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft,
1193:Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. ~ C S Lewis,
1194:The good Lord send out a spirit of mortification to cure our distempers, or we are in a sad condition! ~ John Owen,
1195:The good thing about being an artist, is it's a legitimate way of looking at things cross-eyed. ~ John Chamberlain,
1196:The good thing about not calling it a Constitution is that no one can ask for a referendum on it. ~ Giuliano Amato,
1197:The good thing about setting your expectations low is that you will not often be disappointed. ~ Danielle L Jensen,
1198:The only actions that do not cause opposing reactions are those that are aimed at the good of all. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1199:Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken? ~ J K Rowling,
1200:We pay Karma not only for the evil we do but also for the good left undone, being able to do it. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
1201:When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things. ~ Maya Angelou,
1202:You can love the good in us and hate the bad but the bad is in us too. Without it we wouldn't be us. ~ Rick Yancey,
1203:You cannot be the good all the time — sometimes it is necessary to get angry.
[Vincent Van Gogh] ~ Irving Stone,
1204:You must be able to see yourself, with your inner eye, already in possession of the good you desire. ~ Bob Proctor,
1205:45Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass. ~ Anonymous,
1206:Even children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
1207:I don't feel that as an artist my job is to offer PR propaganda, whether for the good or for the bad. ~ Ayad Akhtar,
1208:I don't know which one is the real you," I said. "Are you more like Kyle the dick or Kyle the good guy? ~ L D Davis,
1209:If fairness were the rule, the good would not die young, as Coryn, the king of the Great Tree, had. ~ Kathryn Lasky,
1210:In the middle of a crazy and drunk life, you have to hang onto the good and sober moments tightly. ~ Sherman Alexie,
1211:I think you just have to take the bad with the good and you're going to get hurt more, but it's worth it. ~ Amy Ray,
1212:I want to live for today, hope for tomorrow, and try to look for the good in everything in between. ~ Megan Squires,
1213:I was having that dream again, the good one where we're all in heaven and never heard of Treegap. ~ Natalie Babbitt,
1214:Most things don't work out as expected, but what happens instead often turns out to be the good stuff. ~ Judi Dench,
1215:No man chooses evil because it is evil; he just mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft,
1216:No one would have remembered the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions. He had money as well. ~ Anonymous,
1217:Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. ~ C S Lewis,
1218:Our hands we open of our own free will, and the good flies, which we can never recall. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1219:Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. ~ Mother Teresa,
1220:People say that bad memories cause the most pain, but it's actually the good ones that drive you insane. ~ Kid Cudi,
1221:Secondly, the Philanthropists had not the good temper of the Pugilists, and used worse language.  ~ Charles Dickens,
1222:Should we then not expect lions to refrain from killing antelopes, ‘for the good of the mammals’? ~ Richard Dawkins,
1223:The good Lord grant, that false religion may cease, and true religion prevail through the earth! ~ Jonathan Edwards,
1224:The good men may do separately,” he wrote, “is small compared with what they may do collectively. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1225:The good movies that people want to keep are probably creating their value more than anything else. ~ Bill Mechanic,
1226:The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics. ~ Andrew Sullivan,
1227:The good news is we had this idea of cloud computing. The bad news is we were 10 years too early. ~ Marc Andreessen,
1228:The good news is you both are still kinda young and have all your teeth,” D.J. finished optimistically. ~ D A Young,
1229:The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things. ~ William Ames,
1230:The good story lay in half-told things which must be filled in out of the hearer’s own experience. ~ John Steinbeck,
1231:The good stupid is the brave kind. When there's a real reason behind. Bad stupid is everything else. ~ Brandon Mull,
1232:The good, we do it; the evil, that is fortune; man is always right, and destiny always wrong. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
1233:There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment. ~ Joseph Joubert,
1234:To me, the good thing about living in L.A. is diversity in lifestyle choices, color, and religion. ~ Sandra Bullock,
1235:What IS it about this town? I never thought I’d long for the good old days of Nazi robots and dragons. ~ C T Phipps,
1236:What's the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, of being unhappy now just because you were then? ~ Seneca,
1237:You Change Your Valley Into A Peak When You Find And Use The Good That Is Hidden In The Bad Time. ~ Spencer Johnson,
1238:But from the good health of the mind comes that which is dear to all and the object of prayer-happiness. ~ Aeschylus,
1239:Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1240:Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1241:Here's the good news. If I realize that I'm insane, then I'm okay with it. I'm not dangerous insane. ~ Charlie Sheen,
1242:I always think clothing is like a scrapbook: you remember all the good memories and the past times. ~ Cynthia Rowley,
1243:I love my fellow creatures - I do all the good I can - yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man! ~ W S Gilbert,
1244:I make an idol of my moral consciousness. My pursuit of the good is corrupted by the sin of idolatry. ~ Susan Sontag,
1245:I remember an aunt saying sagely, "The good die young." Not exactly a motivation to behave yourself. ~ Connie Willis,
1246:Loving isn't about selecting only the good parts. It's about taking the whole and loving the lot. ~ Santa Montefiore,
1247:Men often think it's the bad boys who get the hot chicks. But I'm living proof that the good guys win. ~ Carson Daly,
1248:No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well. ~ Margaret Thatcher,
1249:No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well. ~ Margaret Thatcher,
1250:of all the good things in the world, the only ones humanity can claim for itself are stories and music; ~ Gene Wolfe,
1251:Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. ~ Ben Carson,
1252:Polite Conversation Why, everyone one as they like; as the good woman said when she kissed her cow. ~ Jonathan Swift,
1253:Sharing the good and bad times with a lifelong friend made the business of living a lot more bearable. ~ Karen White,
1254:Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keeo the good ones in perspective.
-Warren ~ Colleen Hoover,
1255:Sometimes you have to go through the crap to find the good stuff, you know? Shit makes the flowers grow. ~ Nina Lane,
1256:Stay very close to Our Lady. If you do this, you can do great things for God and the good of people. ~ Mother Teresa,
1257:Stupid dreams. Even the good ones are bad, because they remind you how poorly reality measures up. ~ Neal Shusterman,
1258:That she lived a lie. That she wasn't the good girl everyone believed her to be, wanted her to be. ~ Lacey Alexander,
1259:the glory of the next world that will never wear out, while the good things of this world will vanish. ~ John Bunyan,
1260:The good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat, but cannot make certain of defeating the enemy. ~ Sun Tzu,
1261:The good old boys had traded in their white robes for black robes, but it was still a lynching. ~ Anthony Ray Hinton,
1262:The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1263:The pride of man hopes but to blame God for the evils of the world, and to praise himself for the good. ~ Criss Jami,
1264:There's only room for one hero in this story-and everyone knows the devil doesn't get to be the good guy. ~ Joe Hill,
1265:The single most loving act we can do is share the good news of Jesus Christ, that God saves sinners. ~ Matt Chandler,
1266:This is my wife, Trish. The Good Lord overwhelms her on occasion. I find it best to just ignore it, ~ Kristen Ashley,
1267:Thus did they nurse their folly, as the good wife of Tam O’Shanter did her wrath, “to keep it warm. ~ Charles Mackay,
1268:To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution. ~ Ron Paul,
1269:V: After having sucked all the good out of hikike m you duck him away like a... like a banana skin. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1270:War is the action of low man: Low in morality, low in humanity, and low in all the good values! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1271:We're breaking protocol here. That's the good thing about being President - I can do whatever I want. ~ Barack Obama,
1272:What will be the good of the conquest of leisure and health, if no one remembers how to use them? ~ Bertrand Russell,
1273:Women should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
1274:Aim to live a wild, generous, full, exciting life—blessing those around you and seeing the good in all. ~ Bear Grylls,
1275:All that stuff with the tabloids is a kind of luxury tax I pay for all the good things I do in my life. ~ Ethan Hawke,
1276:For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Cat Grant,
1277:He was all the things I'd originally disliked about Zoë, with none of the good I'd come to appreciate. ~ Rick Riordan,
1278:He who has knowledge of the just and the good and beautiful ... will not, when in earnest, write them in ink. ~ Plato,
1279:I done been to the pearly gates, they sent me back said the good die young I ain't eligible for that ~ Curtis Jackson,
1280:If you want a real experience of serenity, look for the good. Affirm the good. Acknowledge the good. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
1281:I mean, I am still such the-good-girl. I want everybody to like me. I want everybody to be happy. ~ Michelle Williams,
1282:In the field of world policy; I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
1283:It's a lot harder to be clear-headed, but the good stuff is when you start realizing who's really you. ~ Bonnie Raitt,
1284:It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up. ~ James MacArthur,
1285:I will find the good in this loss. I will make something happen that wouldn't have happened otherwise. ~ Emily Giffin,
1286:Let me in. Let me be here for everything, all the good, all the bad. All your light and all your dark. ~ Karina Halle,
1287:Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1288:Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. I'm a laying up sin and suffering for us both, ~ Mark Twain,
1289:The bad doesn’t always erase the good,” I whisper. “No.” His eyes cut to mine. “I think it just blends. ~ Ashley Jade,
1290:The Gods are not to be feared; death cannot be felt; the good can be won; what we dread can be conquered. ~ Luc Ferry,
1291:The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.” Stick to the good plan. Traditional ~ John C Bogle,
1292:The (method of) correction shall by a turn become distortion, and the good in it shall by a turn become evil. ~ Laozi,
1293:The reading room for suckas,” Dr. Tennessee says. “The back stacks where all the good shit hiding. ~ Daniel Jos Older,
1294:There are two things I know about life... Only the good die young but the real jerks will live forever. ~ Lewis Black,
1295:There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil. ~ Benjamin Haydon,
1296:Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him. ~ C S Lewis,
1297:Where is the good will in the thought, I was going to throw this in the garbage, do you want to wear it? ~ Dana Gould,
1298:Why do bad things happen to good people?

To balance out the good things that happen to bad people. ~ Anonymous,
1299:Acting is not a competition; everything must be done for the good of the film or else everybody loses. ~ Michael Caine,
1300:As Amma used to say, the good thing about the truth is it’s true, and there’s no arguing with the truth. ~ Kami Garcia,
1301:Bad, quirky poetry might be better than some of the good stuff, because it really comes from the heart. ~ Cheryl Hines,
1302:Fortunately I have never learned to take the good advice I give myself nor the counsel of my fears. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1303:greatest concern is not for your health, or temporal welfare, but for the good of your soul. Though ~ Jonathan Edwards,
1304:Health and health inequalities tell us a great deal about the good or bad effects of social policies. ~ Michael Marmot,
1305:Her struggles seemed pointless though. She might as well be a week-old kitten for all the good they did. ~ Mina Carter,
1306:How indestructibly the good grows, and propagates itself, even among the weedy entanglements of evil. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1307:...hugging Dad back feels like the good thing to do and my hope is to grow into a good man, so I do it. ~ Trent Dalton,
1308:I feel I grew up in a different century than I live in. I think most of them are changes for the good. ~ John McGahern,
1309:If I never received a bad review then I wouldn't be a real writer, but I much prefer the good ones ~ Charity Parkerson,
1310:If we believe the good we read about ourselves, we have to believe the bad we read about ourselves. ~ Anthony Anderson,
1311:I take the good with the bad, and I try to face them both with as much calm and dignity as I can muster. ~ Arthur Ashe,
1312:it is essential that in entering a new Province you should have the good will of its inhabitants. ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
1313:it is only in the ideal or perfect state that the virtues of the good citizen and the good man are identical. ~ Seneca,
1314:Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others. ~ Sallust,
1315:Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1316:Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
1317:[Nazi] copied stuff from us for their "final solution" but we get to walk around like we're the good guys. ~ Bill Burr,
1318:One day the good times had to keep on rolling, and all of life's horseshit would turn to circuses. ~ Christopher Moore,
1319:So the Warrior fights the Good Fight and he helps others, even though he does not quite understand why. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1320:That the good that we do might live on after us, while the evil lies interred with their bones. ~ Jennifer Lee Carrell,
1321:That was the good thing about having different directors [on series]. You had to stay on your toes. ~ Robert Pattinson,
1322:The good I do is not a matter of the direct benefits I cause. Rather, it is the difference I make. ~ William MacAskill,
1323:The good Jew, like the good Christian, sees behind the law to the Lawgiver, whose will is perfect love. ~ Peter Kreeft,
1324:The good man is free, even if he is a slave. The evil man is a slave, even if he is a king. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1325:The good news was that the streets were litter-free, maybe because no one had anything to throw away. ~ Nelson DeMille,
1326:The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1327:These manly sentiments, in private life, make the good citizen; in public life, the patriot and the hero. ~ James Otis,
1328:What is forgotten, however, is that many times the Good we create leads to Evil that will destroy us. ~ Amish Tripathi,
1329:When that man wants something, he'll stop at nothing to get it. And I also believed in the good of him. ~ Marla Maples,
1330:Why do all the hot girls want the jocks and the good boys? We losers are the ones that need you. ~ Huntley Fitzpatrick,
1331:You can bluff the good players, but not the bad players. Against the bad players, you have to have a hand. ~ Sam Farha,
1332:You ever make fun of someone so much, you think you should thank them for all the good times you've had? ~ Dave Attell,
1333:A novel that features real people is complicated, but in the end, that extra challenge is all for the good. ~ Rick Bass,
1334:At his words, the good butterflies trounced the bad butterflies and the bad ones retreated to Siberia. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1335:Cattle die, kindred die, Every man is mortal: But the good name never dies Of one who has done well. ~ David D Friedman,
1336:Hence the saying: The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources. ~ Sun Tzu,
1337:If the Good Lord meant men to use percussion caps, he wouldn't have strung flint all over the ground. ~ Taylor Anderson,
1338:If you ask: What is the good of education? The answer is easy: Education makes good men and good men act nobly. ~ Plato,
1339:In Heaven the good God will do all I wish, because I have never done my own will upon earth. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
1340:Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him? ~ Anthony Burgess,
1341:It still is. The good. The bad. The sea of ugly in between—as long as it’s us, it will always be perfect. ~ Jewel E Ann,
1342:I've had the good fortune and blessing to run for the offices for which I really wanted to do the work. ~ Kamala Harris,
1343:let it judge that nothing is either bad or good which can happen equally to the bad man and the good. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1344:Only in failure do you reach success. You can only get to the good stuff when you've done the hard stuff. ~ Kate Hudson,
1345:Part of that Power, not understood, Which always wills the Bad, and always works the Good. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1346:Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself. ~ Maya Angelou,
1347:Remember the good old days when the only bomb you had to worry about on a plane was the Rob Schneider movie? ~ Jay Leno,
1348:So what was the good doctor doing at a chapel so late? Seeking counsel? A late-night confessional perhaps? ~ Fiona Paul,
1349:Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. I'm a laying up sin and suffering for us both, I ~ Mark Twain,
1350:The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. ~ Heinrich Heine,
1351:The good news in investing is there are no HR problems. If there are no humans, there are no problems! ~ Mohnish Pabrai,
1352:The good news is that the president gets another chance. The bad news is that he'll be two weeks older. ~ Johnny Carson,
1353:The good old days needed a lot of improvement. People aren't the only things that get better with age. ~ David Levithan,
1354:The good quarterbacks in this league, if you're not playing your best, sometimes will win a game for you ~ Kerry Rhodes,
1355:The good thing about a self-help book is that if you misunderstand something then it won't mock you. ~ Stephen Richards,
1356:The hazards of the generalized prisoner's dilemma are removed by the match between the right and the good. ~ John Rawls,
1357:The (method of) correction shall by a turn become distortion, and the good in it shall by a turn become evil. ~ Lao Tzu,
1358:To know the good from the bad, study a man or woman's history of actions, not their record of intentions. ~ Suzy Kassem,
1359:Well, we can skip childhood because I didn't have any. Not one goddam moment on the Good Ship Lollipop. ~ Joan Crawford,
1360:What was the good of dreaming of adventure if you turned your back on the first one that came your way? ~ Delia Sherman,
1361:You'll never get anywhere unless you're independent of the good and bad opinion of others. Be fearless. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1362:But could the good things be fairly weighed against the lies? Or more accurately, against sins of omission? ~ A J Banner,
1363:Character consists of the moral awareness and strength to know the good, love the good and do the good. ~ Thomas Lickona,
1364:Darky was always looking for the good thing, no matter how small, and consequently he often found it. ~ Richard Flanagan,
1365:Everyone is so attached to someone having a spat with another celebrity. It overshadows the good people do. ~ Cher Lloyd,
1366:Here’s the good I’m holding on to today. I’m lucky to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to. ~ Vi Keeland,
1367:I am a firm believer that the pull for human beings is towards the good, generally outweighing the bad. ~ Neill Blomkamp,
1368:I don't need music for the good times. I don't have that kind of need. Music doesn't serve me like that. ~ Henry Rollins,
1369:If there is any test that can be applied to movies, it's that the good ones never make you feel virtuous. ~ Pauline Kael,
1370:I like music with soul and passion and the good of humanity. As long as it has those things, I'm all the way in. ~ Q Tip,
1371:I will find the good in this loss. I will make something
happen that wouldn't have happened otherwise. ~ Emily Giffin,
1372:I would rather be the good aunt who never says anything bad and lets the parents discipline the child. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
1373:One of the good things about being twelve or younger is that you tend to believe that you’ll live forever. ~ Dean Koontz,
1374:Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest shall be provided or its loss shall not be felt. ~ Francis Bacon,
1375:She was not someone's sister, she was not someone's child. She was Dolores and Dolores was the good guys. ~ Bruce Brooks,
1376:She wished all her memories could be of the good times, but the bad times kept coming back to haunt her. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
1377:...that which is worth having - the good, fine, honorable, and noble things - are difficult to attain. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1378:The Bible's emphasis is on the good treatment of animals, and not just the forbidding of cruel treatment. ~ Billy Graham,
1379:The evilest of us all get to walk the earth for as long as they like. The good ones are buried beneath it. ~ Anne Malcom,
1380:The Female Western is the battle between the good and evil methods of getting the men who perform best. ~ Warren Farrell,
1381:The good news is you survived. The bad news is you're hurt and no one can heal you but yourself. ~ Clementine von Radics,
1382:The one fact that I would cry form every housetop is this: the Good Life is waiting for us - here and now. ~ B F Skinner,
1383:The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good. ~ Leon Kass,
1384:This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. ~ Norm Dicks,
1385:Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty Often have a share in their misfortunes. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
1386:Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1387:Wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else. ~ Aristotle,
1388:Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1389:When a group of people get together, it's collective power. You know that you're doing it for the good. ~ Dolores Huerta,
1390:As an entrepreneur, what drives you has to be the good news; otherwise, you just don't get out of bed. ~ Natalie Massenet,
1391:As Ennius wrote, “The good is mostly in the absence of bad”; Nimium boni est, cui nihil est mali. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1392:But the good thing about life is that we can fix our mistakes sometimes. We learn from them. We get better. ~ R J Palacio,
1393:Even the jerks earn some of our affection. We can be glad they're gone and yet still mourn the good parts. ~ Shannon Hale,
1394:Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. ~ Moliere,
1395:Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is that which we perceive as a value. ~ Konrad Lorenz,
1396:For me, the stronger ground I have in my personal life, then the more will I have to fight the good fight. ~ Ani DiFranco,
1397:Is the man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him? ~ Anthony Burgess,
1398:Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice. In ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1399:No director wants to be directed, but no good director... would shy away from the good ideas of others. ~ Tommy Lee Jones,
1400:Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt. ~ William Shakespeare,
1401:That is the good stuff that comes into our life and it's based on the good stuff that goes out of our life! ~ Bob Proctor,
1402:That's sort of what I like about this character is that he's not the good guy, he's not truly the bad guy. ~ Nicholas Lea,
1403:The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man. ~ Julius Sterling Morton,
1404:The good news is, we have a huge opportunity here because the President`s [Barack Obama] policies have failed. ~ Jeb Bush,
1405:The good part of having six kids is, there's always one who wants to hug you and say, 'Daddy, I love you.' ~ John McEnroe,
1406:The good thing about animation is that you can affect it. If something is not working, then you just fix it. ~ Tim Burton,
1407:The good thing about being with a woman who has amnesia is that the conversation gets to be all about you ~ Carla Cassidy,
1408:To refrain from evil and from strong drink and to be always, steadfast in virtue; this is the good luck. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1409:Well, the good Lord and good luck must have been with me because I did exactly what I said I was going to do. ~ Babe Ruth,
1410:What is the good of dragging up sufferings that are over, of being unhappy now just because you were then? ~ Jeff Wheeler,
1411:Canada had the good health-care system and educational system. It was a privilege for me to grow up there. ~ Melanie Fiona,
1412:Concentrating on the evil things you are doing will never help you do the good things that you desire to do. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1413:I don't like conservatives. They always talk about the good old days. I'm black, we have no good old days. ~ Alonzo Bodden,
1414:If a law were passed giving six months to every writer of a first book, only the good ones would do it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
1415:If Christ taught us anything it is this -- not to let our fear of death keep us from doing the good thing. ~ Robert Fanney,
1416:If one had never had the good fortune of meeting Borges, then meeting his library was the next best thing ~ Salman Rushdie,
1417:I thank God daily for the good fortune of my birth, for I am certain I would have made a miserable peasant. ~ C S Forester,
1418:It is easy enough to die for the good and beautiful; the hard thing is to die for the miserable and corrupt. ~ Sh saku End,
1419:It is the glorious doom of literature that the evil perishes and the good remains. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
1420:It is the glory of the next world that will never wear out, while the good things of this world will vanish. ~ John Bunyan,
1421:It’s not so much what happens to us in life; it’s the good grace we show in reacting to those experiences. ~ Ashley Farley,
1422:Law had no purpose beyond the codification of a Führer’s momentary intuitions about the good of his race. ~ Timothy Snyder,
1423:Lord of Lords, grant us the good whether we pray for it or not, but evil keep from us, even though we pray for it. ~ Plato,
1424:Mice: But reading all the good writers might discourage you.
Y.C.: Then you ought to be discouraged. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1425:Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1426:Only the action that is moved by love for the good at hand has the hope of being responsible and generous. ~ Wendell Berry,
1427:Since Caesar, we know his historians are liars. The good writers get read. Bad history doesn't get read. ~ Peter Greenaway,
1428:The good Lord made the world so we could earn our joy, Ma said. But it's no guarantee we'll ever be happy. ~ Robert Morgan,
1429:The Normal is the good smile in a child’s eyes - all right. It is also the dead stare in a million adults. ~ Peter Shaffer,
1430:The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry. ~ Anonymous,
1431:Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad. ~ Jeffrey R Holland,
1432:We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious. ~ Eric Hoffer,
1433:We have to find climate-friendly ways of encouraging economic growth. The good news is we think they exist. ~ Jim Yong Kim,
1434:Each one of us has both; good and evil virtues. Those who decide to focus on the good ones succeed in life. ~ Narendra Modi,
1435:Fashion, which elevates the bad to the level of the good, subsequently turns its back on bad and good alike. ~ Eric Bentley,
1436:Freedom's possibility is not the ability to choose the good or the evil. The possibility is to be able. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1437:God has made a way of salvation for the lost. Not a way, but the way. And this is the good news - the gospel. ~ David Platt,
1438:If you do not rest on the good foundation of nature, you will labour with little honor and less profit. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
1439:I knew that just because people on the outside were free and clean, it didn’t mean they were the good ones. ~ Nova Ren Suma,
1440:I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I
must be sure you don't overlook.
-Char to Ella ~ Gail Carson Levine,
1441:Just as the good life is something beyond the pleasant life, the meaningful life is beyond the good life. ~ Martin Seligman,
1442:No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
1443:Often faith isn't hoping that good times are coming; it's trying to see that the good times are here. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1444:Rule number one. The good guys always win.

Rule number two. If the good guys lose, we play again. ~ Charles S Faddis,
1445:The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true ~ Honore de Balzac,
1446:The good men of every age are those who go to the roots of the old thoughts and bear fruit with them. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1447:The good news is you are a beloved child of God; the bad news is you don’t get to choose your siblings. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1448:The good thing about life [...] is that we can fix our mistakes sometimes. We learn from them. We get better. ~ R J Palacio,
1449:The good thing about social media is it gives everyone a voice. The bad thing is … it gives everyone a voice. ~ Brian Solis,
1450:The good thing in chess is that very often the best moves are the most beautiful ones. The beauty of logic. ~ Boris Gelfand,
1451:The good times were over. Nobody gave a shit and nobody had any money and if they had any, they kept it. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1452:The group will not prosper if the leader grabs the lion's share of the credit for the good work that has been done. ~ Laozi,
1453:The opinion of all lawyers, the unanimous cry of the nation, and the good of the state, are in themselves a law. ~ Voltaire,
1454:Wanderlove is about forgetting the bad things and focusing on the good. Out with the old and in with new. ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
1455:We are members of one great body, planted by nature…. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole ~ Seneca,
1456:We drank our whiskeys. It was the good stuff and it tasted of salt, sea, rain, wind and the Old Testament. ~ Adrian McKinty,
1457:We live now in an era where normal values have been displaced. The good is called bad, the bad - good. ~ Anna Politkovskaya,
1458:An ambassador’, quipped Sir Henry Wootton, ‘is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. ~ Norman Davies,
1459:A tax can never be favorable to the public welfare, except by the good use that is made of its proceeds. ~ Jean Baptiste Say,
1460:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." Such a notion made it virtually impossible to enjoy life. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1461:First of all, very few people listen to Hugh Hewitt, radio show, that`s the good news. Check out the ratings. ~ Donald Trump,
1462:Hollywood continues to present the US army as being the good guys, always defeating the aliens or foreigners. ~ Hideo Kojima,
1463:If I was president of the good old U.S.A., I'd turn the churches into strip clubs and watch the whole world pray. ~ Kid Rock,
1464:I have not the least doubt that school developed in me nothing but what was evil and left the good untouched. ~ Edvard Grieg,
1465:I know what my strengths are and what theirs are and what the three of us do is play for the good of the team. ~ Luis Suarez,
1466:I'm going to stab you through the heart with the same blade... not for the good of the world... but for myself. ~ Kaori Yuki,
1467:I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God        than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. ~ Anonymous,
1468:Just as riches are an impediment to virtue in the wicked, so in the good they are an aid of virtue. ~ Saint Ambrose of Milan,
1469:Just as the normative standard for the good and for the true is God, so the ultimate standard of beauty is God. ~ R C Sproul,
1470:Let me do all the good I can, to all the people I can, as often as I can, for I shall not pass this way again. ~ John Wesley,
1471:Listen, gods die when they are forgotten. People too. But the land’s still here. The good places, and the bad. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1472:Loralee had shown us both the importance of looking up, of seeing the beauty and the good in unexpected places ~ Karen White,
1473:My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
1474:She sighed as he left, wondering why it was becoming so difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys. ~ Barbara Freethy,
1475:The acceptable is unacceptable. The truth is a lie. The good is pure evil. Even freedom has become a prison. ~ Bryant McGill,
1476:The good man can be proud of his virtue because it is his. But of what is the intelligent man proud? ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
1477:The reason for the prosperity of the wicked, and also for the troubles of the good, is not in our hands.” Then ~ Herman Wouk,
1478:The root of creativity is found in the need to repair the good object destroyed during the depressive phase. ~ Melanie Klein,
1479:The secret to following God's will, I discovered, usually is wrapped up in rejecting the good for God's best. ~ K P Yohannan,
1480:The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience. ~ Saint Augustine,
1481:They will tremble with awe because of all the good and all the peace I will bring about for them. Jeremiah 33:9 ~ Beth Moore,
1482:those who believed in the Good Lord, for whom death was just a journey, and it didn't make them sad at all ~ Fran ois Lelord,
1483:We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. ~ David Letterman,
1484:Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
1485:And here's the good part: He got a tongue could measure twenty-one inches. Bet Mrs. Giraffe likes that one. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1486:God did not will the good according to what is "natural" for that would in some sense make creation the paradigm. ~ Anonymous,
1487:I actually had the good fortune to work with Nick Hoult on Mad Max in Africa, so we became really fast friends. ~ Josh Helman,
1488:I just think there is so little positive news out there, that we should showcase the good whenever we can... ~ Jason F Wright,
1489:I'm slightly distracted with how this happy little vacation on the good ship Holy Shit is going to pan out for me. ~ J R Ward,
1490:In our country we must trust the people to hear and see both the good and the bad and to choose the good. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
1491:I think a good script is a rare thing, and I think no matter who you are you have to fight for the good ones. ~ Anna Kendrick,
1492:I want to marry you, Jenna. And marriage means a partnership. A partnership means we take the good and the bad. ~ Jaci Burton,
1493:My mother was a Bohemian - in the good sense of the word. A searcher. And she investigated various religions. ~ Madeline Kahn,
1494:Nostalgia is recall without the criticism of the present day, all the good parts, memory without the pain ~ Carrie Brownstein,
1495:Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt. ~ Francis Bacon,
1496:She liked thinking about the good things in her life. If she thought about the sad things, she might go crazy. ~ Joseph Badal,
1497:The biggest mistake of the man is that he thinks he doesn't deserve the good and the bad things from his life. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1498:The good and the bad news is that politicians rarely do what they say they are going to do when they campaign. ~ Charles Koch,
1499:The good guys had to operate on a higher level than the killers--just for society to keep track of who was who. ~ Keith Ablow,
1500:The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration. ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset,

IN CHAPTERS [150/810]

  226 Integral Yoga
  157 Poetry
   94 Christianity
   92 Philosophy
   54 Occultism
   35 Yoga
   21 Psychology
   21 Fiction
   13 Mysticism
   9 Hinduism
   7 Philsophy
   6 Education
   4 Mythology
   4 Baha i Faith
   3 Theosophy
   3 Kabbalah
   2 Science
   2 Integral Theory
   2 Cybernetics
   1 Sufism
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

  114 Sri Aurobindo
  109 The Mother
   65 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   41 Satprem
   38 Plotinus
   30 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   23 James George Frazer
   22 Sri Ramakrishna
   22 Friedrich Nietzsche
   20 Carl Jung
   17 William Wordsworth
   17 Robert Browning
   14 Walt Whitman
   13 Saint Teresa of Avila
   13 Aldous Huxley
   12 Plato
   12 H P Lovecraft
   12 Anonymous
   10 Swami Vivekananda
   10 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   10 Friedrich Schiller
   9 William Butler Yeats
   9 Rudolf Steiner
   8 Saint John of Climacus
   8 Aleister Crowley
   8 A B Purani
   7 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   7 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   7 John Keats
   7 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   5 Thubten Chodron
   5 Jordan Peterson
   4 Vyasa
   4 Swami Krishnananda
   4 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   4 Rabindranath Tagore
   4 Franz Bardon
   4 Baha u llah
   3 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   3 Ovid
   3 Lucretius
   3 Henry David Thoreau
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Patanjali
   2 Norbert Wiener
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Edgar Allan Poe

   23 The Golden Bough
   21 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   21 City of God
   19 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   19 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   18 The Bible
   17 Wordsworth - Poems
   17 Browning - Poems
   13 The Perennial Philosophy
   13 Questions And Answers 1953
   13 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   12 Whitman - Poems
   12 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   12 Lovecraft - Poems
   12 Essays On The Gita
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   11 Words Of Long Ago
   11 The Life Divine
   11 The Divine Comedy
   11 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   11 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   10 The Way of Perfection
   10 Shelley - Poems
   10 Schiller - Poems
   10 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   10 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   9 Yeats - Poems
   9 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   9 Questions And Answers 1956
   8 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   8 Talks
   8 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   8 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   8 On Education
   8 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   8 Letters On Yoga IV
   8 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   7 Keats - Poems
   7 Emerson - Poems
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   7 Collected Poems
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Human Cycle
   6 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   6 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Raja-Yoga
   5 Questions And Answers 1955
   5 On the Way to Supermanhood
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   5 Goethe - Poems
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   5 Aion
   5 Agenda Vol 10
   5 Agenda Vol 08
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   4 Vishnu Purana
   4 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   4 Tagore - Poems
   4 Some Answers From The Mother
   4 Savitri
   4 Questions And Answers 1954
   4 Magick Without Tears
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   4 5.1.01 - Ilion
   3 Walden
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Secret Of The Veda
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Metamorphoses
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   3 Hymn of the Universe
   3 General Principles of Kabbalah
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Bhakti-Yoga
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   2 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   2 The Phenomenon of Man
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 Symposium
   2 Song of Myself
   2 Prayers And Meditations
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Let Me Explain
   2 Initiation Into Hermetics
   2 Faust
   2 Cybernetics
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Agenda Vol 09
   2 Agenda Vol 01

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But Yama did answer and unveil the mystery and impart the supreme secret knowledge the knowledge of the Transcendent Brahman: it is out of the transcendent reality that the immanent deity takes his birth. Hence the Divine Fire, the Lord of creation and the Inner Mastersarvabhtntartm, antarymis called brahmajam, born of the Brahman. Yama teaches the process of transcendence. Apart from the knowledge and experience first of the individual and then of the cosmic Brahman, there is a definite line along which the human consciousness (or unconsciousness, as it is at present) is to ascend and evolve. The first step is to learn to distinguish between the Good and the Pleasurable (reya and preya). The line of pleasure leads to the external, the superficial, the false: while the other path leads towards the inner and the higher truth. So the second step is the gradual withdrawal of the consciousness from the physical and the sensual and even the mental preoccupation and focussing it upon what is certain and permanent. In the midst of the death-ridden consciousness in the heart of all that is unstable and fleetingone has to look for Agni, the eternal godhead, the Immortal in mortality, the Timeless in time through whom lies the passage to Immortality beyond Time.
   Man has two souls corresponding to his double status. In the inferior, the soul looks downward and is involved in the current of Impermanence and Ignorance, it tastes of grief and sorrow and suffers death and dissolution: in the higher it looks upward and communes and joins with the Eternal (the cosmic) and then with the Absolute (the transcendent). The lower is a reflection of the higher, the higher comes down in a diminished and hence tarnished light. The message is that of deliverance, the deliverance and reintegration of the lower soul out of its bondage of worldly ignorant life into the freedom and immortality first of its higher and then of its highest status. It is true, however, that the Upanishad does not make a trenchant distinction between the cosmic and the transcendent and often it speaks of both in the same breath, as it were. For in fact they are realities involved in each other and interwoven. Indeed the triple status, including the Individual, forms one single totality and the three do not exclude or cancel each other; on the contrary, they combine and may be said to enhance each other's reality. The Transcendence expresses or deploys itself in the cosmoshe goes abroad,sa paryagt: and the cosmic individualises, concretises itself in the particular and the personal. The one single spiritual reality holds itself, aspects itself in a threefold manner.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   "O Mother," he would constantly pray, "I have taken refuge in Thee. Teach me what to do and what to say. Thy will is paramount everywhere and is for the Good of Thy children. Merge my will in Thy will and make me Thy instrument."
   His visions became deeper and more intimate. He no longer had to meditate to behold the Divine Mother. Even while retaining consciousness of the outer world, he would see Her as tangibly as the temples, the trees, the river, and the men around him.
   Even when man descends from this dizzy height, he is devoid of ideas of "I" and "mine"; he looks on the body as a mere shadow, an outer sheath encasing the soul. He does not dwell on the past, takes no thought for the future, and looks with indifference on the present. He surveys everything in the world with an eye of equality; he is no longer touched by the infinite variety of phenomena; he no longer reacts to pleasure and pain. He remains unmoved whether he — that is to say, his body — is worshipped by the Good or tormented by the wicked; for he realizes that it is the one Brahman that manifests Itself through everything. The impact of such an experience devastates the body and mind. Consciousness becomes blasted, as it were, with an excess of Light. In the Vedanta books it is said that after the experience of nirvikalpa samadhi the body drops off like a dry leaf. Only those who are born with a special mission for the world can return
   from this height to the valleys of normal life. They live and move in the world for the welfare of mankind. They are invested with a supreme spiritual power. A divine glory shines through them.
   His body would not have survived but for the kindly attention of a monk who happened to be at Dakshineswar at that time and who somehow realized that for the Good of humanity Sri Ramakrishna's body must be preserved. He tried various means, even physical violence, to recall the fleeing soul to the prison-house of the body, and during the resultant fleeting moments of consciousness he would push a few morsels of food down Sri Ramakrishna's throat. Presently Sri Ramakrishna received the command of the Divine Mother to remain on the threshold of relative consciousness. Soon there-after after he was afflicted with a serious attack of dysentery. Day and night the pain tortured him, and his mind gradually came down to the physical plane.

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  is not above reproach. the Good materials get spoiled
  under a pile of useless things, because one cannot take
  If only the Good materials had been kept, it would
  have been easier to take care of them. Am I right, Sweet
  enough room to keep things in order and separate, the Good
  things on one side and the bad on the other, it is better to get rid
  way, for I know the Goodness of your heart.
  My blessings are with you.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  music lesson, the Good things that were developing in me
  have been broken to pieces. Is it true?

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  insensible to their suffering, but what's the Good of this
  feeling if I cannot come to their aid in their suffering?

0.07 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  egoism. But if my Mother chooses to see only the Good
  in her child, that only speaks of the Goodness of the
  Mother's heart.

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But the more truly modern mind looks at the thing in a slightly different way. the Good and the evil are not, to it, contrary to each other: one does not deny or negate the other. They are intermixed, fused in a mysterious identity. The best and the worst are but two conditions, two potentials of the same entity. Baudelaire, who can be considered as the first of the real moderns in many ways, saw and experienced this intimate polarity or identity of opposites in human nature and consciousness. What is Evil, who is the Evil One:
   Une Ide, uneForme, Un tre

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  They have no portion in the Good that dies,
  Mute, pure, they share not in the evil done;

01.05 - The Nietzschean Antichrist, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Nietzsche as the apostle of force is a name now familiar to all the world. The hero, the warrior who never tamely accepts suffering and submission and defeat under any condition but fights always and fights to conquersuch is the ideal man, according to Nietzsche,the champion of strength, of greatness, of mightiness. The dominating personality infused with the supreme "will to power"he is Ubermensch, the Superman. Sentiment does not move the mountains, emotion diffuses itself only in vague aspiration. The motive power, the creative fiat does not dwell in the heart but somewhere higher. The way of the Cross, the path of love and charity and pity does not lead to the kingdom of Heaven. The world has tried it for the last twenty centuries of its Christian civilisation and the result is that we are still living in a luxuriant abundance of misery and sordidness and littleness. This is how Nietzsche thinks and feels. He finds no virtue in the old rgimes and he revolts from them. He wants a speedy and radical remedy and teaches that by violence only the Kingdom of Heaven can be seized. For, to Nietzsche the world is only a clash of forces and the Superman therefore is one who is the embodiment of the greatest force. Nietzsche does not care for the Good, it is the great that moves him. the Good, the moral is of man, conventional and has only a fictitious value. The great, the non-moral is, on the other hand, divine. That only has a value of its own. the Good is nothing but a sort of makeshift arrangement which man makes for himself in order to live commodiously and which changes according to his temperament. But the great is one with the Supreme Wisdom and is absolute and imperative. the Good cannot create the great; it is the great that makes for the Good. This is what he really means when he says, "They say that a good cause sanctifies war but I tell thee it is a good war that sanctifies all cause." For the Goodness of your cause you judge by your personal predilections, by your false conventionalities, by a standard that you set up in your ignoranceBut a good war, the output of strength in any cause is in itself a cause of salvation. For thereby you are the champion of that ultimate verity which conduces to the ultimate good. Do not shrink, he would say, to be even like the cyclone and the avalanche, destructive, indeed, but grand and puissant and therefore truer emblems of the BeyondJenseitsthan the weak, the little, the pitiful that do not dare to destroy and by that very fact cannot hope to create.
   This is the Nietzsche we all know. But there is another aspect of his which the world has yet been slow to recognise. For, at bottom, Nietzsche is not all storm and fury. If his Superman is a Destroying Angel, he is none the less an angel. If he is endowed with a supreme sense of strength and power, there is also secreted in the core of his heart a sense of the beautiful that illumines his somewhat sombre aspect. For although Nietzsche is by birth a Slavo-Teuton, by culture and education he is pre-eminently Hellenic. His earliest works are on the subject of Greek tragedy and form what he describes as an "Apollonian dream." And to this dream, to this Greek aesthetic sense more than to any thing else he sacrifices justice and pity and charity. To him the weak and the miserable, the sick and the maimed are a sort of blot, a kind of ulcer on the beautiful face of humanity. The herd that wallow in suffering and relish suffering disfigure the aspect of the world and should therefore be relentlessly mowed out of existence. By being pitiful to them we give our tacit assent to their persistence. And it is precisely because of this that Nietzsche has a horror of Christianity. For compassion gives indulgence to all the ugliness of the world and thus renders that ugliness a necessary and indispensable element of existence. To protect the weak, to sympathise with the lowly brings about more of weakness and more of lowliness. Nietzsche has an aristocratic taste par excellencewhat he aims at is health and vigour and beauty. But above all it is an aristocracy of the spirit, an aristocracy endowed with all the richness and beauty of the soul that Nietzsche wants to establish. The beggar of the street is the symbol of ugliness, of the poverty of the spirit. And the so-called aristocrat, die millionaire of today is as poor and ugly as any helpless leper. The soul of either of them is made of the same dirty, sickly stuff. The tattered rags, the crouching heart, the effeminate nerve, the unenlightened soul are the standing ugliness of the world and they have no place in the ideal, the perfect humanity. Humanity, according to Nietzsche, is made in order to be beautiful, to conceive the beautiful, to create the beautiful. Nietzsche's Superman has its perfect image in a Grecian statue of Zeus cut out in white marble-Olympian grandeur shedding in every lineament Apollonian beauty and Dionysian vigour.

01.11 - Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   "'Listen to this!' shouted Monkey. 'After all the trouble we had getting here from China, and after you specially ordered that we were to be given the scriptures, Ananda and Kasyapa made a fraudulent delivery of goods. They gave us blank copies to take away; I ask you, what is the Good of that to us?' 'You needn't shout,' said the Buddha, smiling. 'As a matter of fact, it is such blank scrolls as these that are the true scriptures. But I quite see that the people of China are too foolish and ignorant to believe this, so there is nothing for it but to give them copies with some writing on.' "
   A sage can smile and smile delightfully! The parable illustrates the well-known Biblical phrase, 'the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life'. The monkey is symbolical of the ignorant, arrogant, fussy human mind. There is another Buddhistic story about the monkey quoted in the book and it is as delightful; but being somewhat long, we cannot reproduce it here. It tells how the mind-monkey is terribly agile, quick, clever, competent, moving lightning-fast, imagining that it can easily go to the end of the world, to Paradise itself, to Brahmic status. But alas! when he thought he was speeding straight like a rocket or an arrow and arrive right at the target, he found that he was spinning like a top at the same spot, and what he very likely took to be the very fragrance of the topmost supreme heaven was nothing but the aroma of his own urine.

01.12 - Three Degrees of Social Organisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It might be objected here however that actually in the history of humanity the conception of Duty has been no less pugnacious than that of Right. In certain ages and among certain peoples, for example, it was considered the imperative duty of the faithful to kill or convert by force or otherwise as many as possible belonging to other faiths: it was the mission of the Good shepherd to burn the impious and the heretic. In recent times, it was a sense of high and solemn duty that perpetrated what has been termed "purges"brutalities undertaken, it appears, to purify and preserve the integrity of a particular ideological, social or racial aggregate. But the real name of such a spirit is not duty but fanaticism. And there is a considerable difference between the two. Fanaticism may be defined as duty running away with itself; but what we are concerned with here is not the aberration of duty, but duty proper self-poised.
   One might claim also on behalf of the doctrine of Right that the right kind of Right brings no harm, it is as already stated another name for liberty, for the privilege of living and it includes the obligation to let live. One can do what one likes provided one does not infringe on an equal right of others to do the same. The measure of one's liberty is equal to the measure of others' liberty.

0 1956-09-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Go to Brazil, to this good rich man, make him understand the importance of our work, the extent to which his fortune would be used to the utmost for the Good of all and for the earths salvation were he to put it, even partially, at the disposal of our action. Win this victory over the power of money, and by so doing you will be freed from all your personal difficulties. Then you can return here with no apprehension, and you will be ready for the transformation.
   Reflect upon this, take your time, tell me very frankly how you feel about it and whether it appears to you, as it does to me, to be a door opening onto a path that will bring you back, free and strong at last to me.

0 1958-10-17, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   7) But even in the event you have not made the irrevocable decision at the outset, should you have the Good fortune to live during one of these unimaginable hours of universal history when the Grace is present, embodied upon earth, It will offer you, at certain exceptional moments, the renewed possibility of making a final choice that will lead you straight to the goal.
   That was the message of hope.

0 1961-03-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Things are going very badly: a pack of enemies assailing me, friends deserting usits going very, very badly. Then yesterday evening, while I was walking for japa and all these good tidings were arriving, I said to the Lord, Listen, Lord, you have Indra to help the Good people I beseech you, send him to me; he has some work to do!(Mother laughs) Then my walk became so amusing! I was watching them come in as I walked Indra and all the other godsand they were hard at work. Delightful!
   Hibiscus, double flower, light pink.

0 1963-06-15, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But is he humanitarian, does he work for the Good of mankind? Or for the Good of his own glory?!
   He says he has received a Message. He has a Message.

0 1963-07-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But is his power of organization a power for the Good, if I may say so, or what?
   I tell you, its a power of domination. But now he is the Pope, so his domination will have to be at the service of his position, you understand.

0 1963-08-10, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The last stage: when the cells have faith in the divine Presence and the divine sovereign Will and trust that all is for the Good, then ecstasy comes the cells open up, become luminous and ecstatic.
   That makes four stages (this aphorism refers to only three).

0 1963-08-28, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had already told you about my misgivings.1 As to the motives for the decision, it always boils down to the same point: a sincere (though ambiguous) will of ecumenism, a broad rather than deep intellectual curiosity, permit mentalities such as those that give our firm its orientation and public image to pay some attention to academic essays regarded (wrongly so in the present instance) as dealing with the famous Eastern spirituality. But as soon as the essays are lived from within, the Goodwill withdraws into its shell. The reaction is even worse if the author is a renegade, a Westerner who has gone over to the enemy side. (I can vouch for that!2) I must emphasize that this whole process is not only unintentional but, more than that, unconscious (which is not an excuse but an aggravating circumstance). The opposition put up against your first manuscript3 rather hardened with the second, a much more personal book, I mean less detached, still less objective than the firstand more ample. Through the medium of literature, you were able to convey whatever you liked. Through a direct essay, you will reach and so much the worse, or so much the betteronly those who seek. Our firm and its public do not belong, for that matter, to the category of those who seek.
   Hes conscious!

0 1963-11-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So there is the Good destiny and the bad destiny; there is a divine force which one regards as something entirely beyond understanding, whose designs and aims are perfectly inexplicable, and the submission, the surrender consists in acceptingblindlyall that happens. Ones nature revolts, but revolts against an Absolute against which it is helpless. And all of that is Ignorance. Not one of all those movements is truefrom the most intense revolt to the blindest submission, its all false, not one true movement.
   I dont know if its in Sri Aurobindos writings (I dont remember), but I hear very strongly (not for me, for mankind):

0 1964-09-23, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The problem is made worse by the fact that the Goodwill of the cells (a necessarily ignorant goodwill) doesnt know if one attitude is better than the other, if it should choose between the two, if both should be accepted they dont know! And as it isnt mentalized or formulated or with words, its very difficult. Oh, as soon as the words are there all that has been said comes back, and its over. Its not that, its not that anymore. Even if strong sensations or a vital force come up, its not a problem anymore. The problem is only HERE, in this (Mother strikes her body).
   Nights, for instance, are a long awareness, a great action, a discovery of all kinds of things, a taking stock of the situation as it is but there arent any problems! But the minute the body (I cant say wakes up because it isnt asleep: its only in a state of rest sufficiently complete for its personal difficulties not to interfere), but from time to time, what well call waking up takes place, that is to say, the purely physical consciousness comes back and the whole problem comes back instantly. Instantly the problem is there. And without your remembering it: the problem doesnt come back because you remember it, its that the problem is there, in the very cells.

0 1965-07-28, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And examples come, so precise, to show you: See, when you are like this, outer things are like this (gesture in the wrong direction); and when you are like that (gesture in the Good direction), outer things are like that. Then you can only tweak your ears and say, There, again the same old stupidity.
   I dont know if I am understood, but I understand myself! (Mother laughs)

0 1965-10-13, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then you can only smile. Instead of being affected because this one is in a bad mood and that one got angry and things go wrong and people fight each other and the elements cause hurricanes, instead of being saddened, you can only smile. You can only smile, because everything, but everything is the same the Good and the bad, the luminous and the darkeverything is the same and everything grates in comparison with that. And you see, the experience you have when you climb up there to find Him isnt the same thing, because you feel, Yes, up there everything is like that, its very fine, but when you come down here, its horrible. But thats not what I am referring to: its the experience RIGHT HEREright herein other words, what the world MUST be. What it must be, what obviously it will be when men permit it.
   They are very attached to their grating, very attached, they cling to it. They dont feel alive when it doesnt grate.

0 1965-11-13, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Bringing that and keeping it. Holding it, learning to hold it. Its fantastic! And then it becomes just a question of receptivity, thats all. And the receptivity must be in proportion to the Goodwill (thats what the old experience is saying for the moment, I have no proof), the receptivity must be in proportion to the Goodwill or to the aspiration (but the two are very similar), to this something that wants something else. People who are very content, very satisfied and (this is an interesting illustration) and who have realized a harmony in life (some people have realized a harmony in this life: everything appears so harmonious, so comfortable, they succeed in everything they do, everything that happens to them is), I think those still have a long way to go before they can receive.
   That [vibration] has nothing, but nothing to do with that whole path, that long, long, long path one has walked to prepare oneself, and with such blows, oh! THAT (gesture like a burst of light), and all the rest no longer matters.

0 1965-11-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And thats why its so difficult to know how one should be. Because in thought you can be in the same constant state, even in aspiration you can be in the same constant state, in the general goodwill, even in surrender to the Divine, it all can be the same thing, in the same stateits in here (Mother touches her body), and this makes the whole difference. I can very well conceive that there may be people in whom this opposition persists in the mind and the vital, but there its so obvious. But I am talking of something absolutely material. Some people say and think, How come? I have such goodwill, such a desire to do the right thing, and then nothing works, everything jarswhy? I am so good (!) and yet things dont respond. Or those who say, Oh, I have made my surrender, I have such goodwill, I have an aspiration, I want nothing but the Truth and the Good, and yet I am ill all the timewhy am I ill? And naturally, one small step more, and you begin to doubt the Justice that rules the world, and so on. Then you fall into a hole. But thats not it, thats not what I mean. Its much simpler and much more difficult at the same time, because it isnt blatant, it isnt evident, its not an opposition from which you can choose, its truly, totally and integrally leaving the entire responsibility to the Lord.
   Of all things, this is the most difficult for manits far easier for the plant and even for the animal, far easier. But for man its very difficult. Because there was a whole period in the evolution when in order to progress he had to take on the responsibility for himself. So the habit has formed, it has taken root in the being.

0 1967-05-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, the Good-will hidden in all things reveals itself everywhere to that one who carries goodwill in his consciousness.
   This is a constructive way of feeling leading straight to the future.
   I found this very interesting (it was written years ago, in any case more than a year ago, and Pavitra told me he hadnt even found it in a letter: it was there among the files). And it was as if to tell me, See, you were already speaking like this before. Because the Goodwill is the Harmony (psychological, of course), its the will for everything to go well psychologically. I found this rather interesting.
   And its good it came back; its a form quite within everyones grasp, which they can understandyou arent asked extraordinary things: you are asked goodwill. When I found this again, I smiled and found it amusing, I said, Well, I could have written the same thing about cheerfulness! I could have said, Be cheerful and you will see cheerfulness everywhere.One can say many things (Mother rotates her hand slowly as if to present various facets), it always makes me think of a kaleidoscope with colour arrangements to express something else which shrinks, becomes diminished, generalized and finally within everyones grasp. But there is something: like a FORMIDABLE conflict taking place over the earth at this moment, with this wonderful divine Grace always helping, always striving for the best and exerting a pressure, Come now, be cheerful, come now, have goodwill, come now, have, yes, have that inner Harmony of contentment, of hope, of faith. Do not accept the vibrations of decomposition the vibrations that diminish, degrade and lead towards destruction.

0 1967-05-20, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   the Goodwill was obvious, but theres above all a sense of imbecility, something so blind in the perception.

0 1967-08-26, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sweet Mother, it is said that the Good and the true always triumph, but in life, one often sees the opposite happen. The wicked win and seem to have some protection against suffering.
   (Mother laughs, then remains silent)

0 1967-09-23, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I told her I wasnt a guru, that if she wanted to follow this path, she had to have a guru and I wasnt here to spread the Good Word. I told her, If you walk alone on this path, you run the risk of taking your thoughts and desires for Gods commandments, so it helps to have a guru who protects and leads you. But I am not a guru at all. And I told her once more, If you wish, Mother is there and you can turn to her. Then there was a little something that made me angry: she said, Sri Aurobindo, yes, I understand Sri Aurobindo; Sri Aurobindo is an Avatar, but the Mother she is a highly developed personality, but not an Avatar. I replied, But what kind of perception do you have to say things of that sort! Then I added, It doesnt matter in the least

0 1967-10-04, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One thing I know. Its that I deliberately (I dont know if this is what she understood), I deliberately wanted her mothers departure to take place in the most harmonious possible conditions, with the least possible wastage, so she may retain the COMPLETE fruit of her passage in life here, and What I did in reality (but this I didnt tell her), from the moment I heard the news of her stroke (it was an apoplectic seizure), from the moment I heard the news I put her in a bath of the Lord. I kept her like this (gesture of enfolding). So, for me, first of all I knew that if she was to be cured, she would recover fairly quickly, and that if she didnt recover, it would show it was really time for her to go, but then she would go with her body benefiting, so to speak, the substance benefiting from all the Good of physical life, and with her inner being in the best conditions. Of course, the inner being in the best conditions is the case for everyone, for all those who pass away here (but I generally dont have the opportunity to let the inner being go out slowly, you understand4). I saw you know that when Sri Aurobindo left, we kept him for five days; I saw how it happened. I told you, while I stood beside him, it came out of his body and entered mine, and it was so material that there was a friction the body felt the friction of the Force entering. And I saw (of course, in that case it was quite different, tremendous, but for everybody its like that), I saw this: for the departure to be as harmonious as possible, it should take place like that, according to an inner RHYTHM, with the Presence (which is both a protection and a help), the Presence of the divine Force. So I put her in that Presence. And even (I dont know if she told you), when her brother, who is a doctor came, he declared with their usual presumptuousness, Oh, shell be gone before tomorrow noon. I didnt say anything, I remained quiet. Naturally, three more days went by. And even he was forced to acknowledge that there was something there he didnt understand.
   What did she tell you?

0 1968-06-18, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Someone (most of the time I know who it is, but sometimes I dont) something has happened to him, something has got twisted; so one works on it, one sets it straight again, puts the light, the Good vibration back on it, and then later in the day, or the next day, Ill receive a line, I was in a lot of pain or I called you. Like that.
   But free from the whole mental notation that doesnt exist: very still.

0 1968-09-25, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was a question: Our self-deception is always in good faith; we always act for the Good of others or in the interest of humanity and to serve you, that goes without saying! How exactly do we deceive ourselves, and how can we truly know?1
   Its terribly true.

0 1969-03-08, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then he sends another note. In Rome they had the visit of Swami Z, and our friend P.L. had lunch with him (because they took the Swami to see the Pope, he had an audience with the Pope), they had lunch together and, writes Msgr. R., The Swami declared himself very happy about the audience with the Pope. He was able to give one of his books to the Holy Father, who told him (in English) that he liked India very much, that he thanked him for his spiritual work undertaken for the Good of humanity, and encouraged him to pursue his mission. The Pope gave him a papal medal, and even added that he had great difficulty in developing his spirituality owing to his present entourage.
   Oh, this is interesting! Its interesting.

0 1969-09-20, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Human beings have the sense of their limitation, and they are under the impression that in order to grow, to increase, even to live on, they need to take from outside, because they live in the consciousness of their personal limitation. So, for them, what they give leaves a hole which they must fill by receiving something. Naturally, that is wrong. And in truth, if, instead of being shut up within the narrow limits of their little person, they were able to broaden their consciousness to the point of not only identifying with others within their narrow limits, but also to break out of those limits, to go beyond, spread out everywhere, unite with the one Consciousness and become all things, then, at that point, the narrow limits would vanish but not before. As long as you have a sense of narrow limits you want to take, because you are afraid to lose. You spend, and you want to get back. Thats why, my child! Because if you were spread out in all things, if all the vibrations that come in or go out expressed the need to merge in everything, to broaden, to grow, not remaining in our limits but breaking out of them, eventually identifying with the whole, you would have nothing to lose anymore, because you would have everything. Only, you dont know, so you cannot do it. You try to take, to accumulate and accumulate, but its impossible, you cannot accumulate: you must identify. And you want to get back the little you have: you give out a good thought, and expect some gratefulness; you give out a little of your affection, and expect to be given some. Because you do not have the capacity to be the Good thought in everything, do not have the capacity to be the affection, the tenderness in everything. You feel like that, all cut off and limited, and you are afraid of losing everything, afraid of losing what you have because you would be diminished. While if you are capable of identifying, you no longer need to draw to yourself. The more you spread out, the more you have. The more you identify, the more you become. And then, instead of taking, you give. And the more you give, the more you grow.
   What year was it?

0 1969-10-25, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I havent learned anything new. All that she [Mother] says I have known for twenty years. The very basis of my experience was the transformation of the cells, that was my starting point. According to what Mother writes, I think she only began this experience two years ago, and I understand she has now completed it. So for me, all that she says is true, correct, and it cannot be otherwise. Only, unlike her, I did not go through every stage of the experience in detail, right to the end. My method was direct straight, all the way up; I cut out all those stages and visions on the way, because otherwise I could not have done what I did. You understand, I couldnt attempt those details, because if I had, I would have lost my aim, I would have missed my realization. For her, its all right, because she was educated. She knows philosophy, metaphysics, science, and what not! Moreover, she had the Good fortune of meeting Sri Aurobindo. I would like to meet him. But as for me, I was all alone. So I had no option. I dont regret it. I came here because I knew there was here someone who spoke my language. I got confirmation of my experiences, and I provide conirmation to her experience. Thats right. One might say that we have gone hand in hand into our experiencewe are on the same plane. Thats how I understand it. I dont know what she thinks of me, she didnt tell me anything. I wanted to talk with her, but I dont think she is inclined to speak much. So!
   At any rate, she told me she would help me; in that case, something is surely being done. The seed you sow today doesnt grow the next day. We must wait. It may take time.

0 1969-11-15, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   While in Auroville, the Goodwill to carry out a collective experience for the progress of mankind is alone sufficient to get admitted.
   November 10, 1969

0 1969-12-27, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Intelligence at its higher level very easily understands that it knows nothing and is very easily in the attitude required to progress, but even those who have that intelligence, when they deal with material things, they instinctively feel all that is quite well known and based on established experiences. So there, one is vulnerable. Thats just what is being taught to the body: the inanity of this present way of seeing and understanding things based on the Good and the bad, good and evil, the luminous and the dark all those contradictions; and the whole judgment, the whole conception of life (material life) is based on thatits to teach you the inanity of this base. I see that. The work has become very acute, very persistent, as if with a will to go fast.
   Even the practical part which thought it knew how to live and knew what needs to be done and how it should be done, even it must understand that this isnt true knowledge, it isnt the true way of using external things.

0 1970-10-21, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I dont know but he suffers, you understand! Hes unhappy, poor man. On the one hand he is pulled by the Good side, and on the other by his little gnome. I didnt cut off my relations with him for personal reasons I dont take offense at all but because I saw it didnt help him, thats all. Otherwise I have nothing against himhe suffers, poor man.
   As for me, I have never spoken to him.

0 1971-07-03, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In short, its becoming very, very critical: how far the world is from what it should be. Usually people say theres a mixture of good and bad things; but all that is childish the Good things arent any better than the bad ones. Thats not IT. The Divine is something else.
   (Mother goes within)

0 1972-02-16, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Those who already are have the Good fortune of being the first ones, thats all.

0 1972-04-03, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If it can abdicate to the point of really becoming a transparent instrument, so much to the Good.
   Its none of its businessit is incapable of knowing what has to be done. And it is becoming increasingly incapable PURPOSELY, I know it. So let Your will be done, Lord, that alone matters. Nothing else.

0 1972-05-06, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As if both extremes were becoming more extreme: the Good getting better and the bad worse. Like that. And a stupendous Power PRESSING down on the world. Such is my impression.
   Yes, its very perceptible.

02.01 - The World War, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When man was a dweller of the forest,a jungle man,akin to his forbear the ape, his character was wild and savage, his motives and impulsions crude, violent, egoistic, almost wholly imbedded in, what we call, the lower vital level; the light of the higher intellect and intelligence had not entered into them. Today there is an uprush of similar forces to possess and throw man back to a similar condition. This new order asks only one thing of man, namely, to be strong and powerful, that is to say, fierce, ruthless, cruel and regimented. Regimentation can be said to be the very characteristic of the order, the regimentation of a pack of wild dogs or wolves. A particular country, nation or raceit is Germany in Europe and, in her wake, Japan in Asiais to be the sovereign nation or master race (Herrenvolk); the rest of mankindo ther countries and peoplesshould be pushed back to the status of servants and slaves, mere hewers of wood and drawers of water. What the helots were in ancient times, what the serfs were in the mediaeval ages, and what the subject peoples were under the worst forms of modern imperialism, even so will be the entire mankind under the new overlordship, or something still worse. For whatever might have been the external conditions in those ages and systems, the upward aspirations of man were never doubted or questioned they were fully respected and honoured. The New Order has pulled all that down and cast them to the winds. Furthermore in the new regime, it is not merely the slaves that suffer in a degraded condition, the masters also, as individuals, fare no better. The individual here has no respect, no freedom or personal value. This society or community of the masters even will be like a bee-hive or an ant-hill; the individuals are merely functional units, they are but screws and bolts and nuts and wheels in a huge relentless machinery. The higher and inner realities, the spontaneous inspirations and self-creations of a free soulart, poetry, literaturesweetness and light the Good and the beautifulare to be banished for ever; they are to be regarded as things of luxury which enervate the heart, diminish the life-force, distort Nature's own virility. Man perhaps would be the worshipper of Science, but of that Science which brings a tyrannical mastery over material Nature, which serves to pile up tools and instruments, arms and armaments, in order to ensure a dire efficiency and a grim order in practical life.
   Those that have stood against this Dark Force and its over-shadowing menaceeven though perhaps not wholly by choice or free-will, but mostly compelled by circumstancesyet, because of the stand they have taken, now bear the fate of the world on their shoulders, carry the whole future of humanity in their march. It is of course agreed that to have stood against the Asura does not mean that one has become sura, divine or godlike; but to be able to remain human, human instruments of the Divine, however frail, is sufficient for the purpose, that ensures safety from the great calamity. The rule of life of the Asura implies the end of progress, the arrest of all evolution; it means even a reversal for man. The Asura is a fixed type of being. He does not change, his is a hardened mould, a settled immutable form of a particular consciousness, a definite pattern of qualities and activitiesgunakarma. Asura-nature means a fundamental ego-centricism, violent and concentrated self-will. Change is possible for the human being; he can go downward, but he can move upward too, if he chooses. In the Puranas a distinction has been made between the domain of enjoyment and the domain of action. Man is the domain of action par excellence; by him and through him evolve new and fresh lines of activity and impulsion. The domain of enjoyment, on the other hand, is where we reap the fruits of our past Karma; it is the result of an accumulated drive of all that we have done, of all the movements we have initiated and carried out. It is a status of being where there is only enjoyment, not of becoming where there can be development and new creation. It is a condition of gestation, as it were; there is no new Karma, no initiative or change in the stuff of the consciousness. The Asuras are bhogamaya purusha, beings of enjoyment; their domain is a cumulus of enjoyings. They cannot strike out a fresh line of activity, put forth a new mode of energy that can work out a growth or transformation of nature. Their consciousness is an immutable entity. The Asuras do not mend, they can only end. Man can certainly acquire or imbibe Asuric force or Asura-like qualities and impulsions; externally he can often act very much like the Asura; and yet there is a difference. Along with the dross that soils and obscures human nature, there is something more, a clarity that opens to a higher light, an inner core of noble metal which does not submit to any inferior influence. There is this something More in man which always inspires and enables him to break away from the Asuric nature. Moreover, though there may be an outer resemblance between the Asuric qualities of man and the Asuric qualities of the Asura, there is an intrinsic different, a difference in tone and temper, in rhythm and vibration, proceeding as they do, from different sources. However cruel, hard, selfish, egocentric man may be, he knows, he admitsat times, if hot always, at heart, if not openly, subconsciously, if not wholly consciously that such is not the ideal way, that these qualities are not qualifications, they are unworthy elements and have to be discarded. But the Asura is ruthless, because he regards ruthlessness as the right thing, as the perfect thing, it is an integral part of his swabhava and swadharma, his law of being and his highest good. Violence is the ornament of his character.

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    While mitred, holding the Good shepherd's staff,
    Falsehood enthroned on awed and prostrate hearts

02.14 - Panacea of Isms, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   So the cry is for greater human values. Man needs food and shelter, goes without saying, but he yearns for other things also, air and light: he needs freedom, he needs culturehigher thoughts, finer emotions, nobler urges the field and expression of personal worth. The acquisition of knowledge, the creation of beauty, the pursuit of philosophy, art, literature, and science in their pure forms and for their own sake are things man holds dear to his heart. Without them life loses its charm and significance. Mind and sensibility must be free to roam, not turned and tied to the exclusive needs and interests of physical life, free, that is to say, to discover and create norms and ideals and truths that are values in themselves and also lend values to the matter-of-fact terrestrial life. It is not sufficient that all men should have work and wages, it is not sufficient that I all should have learnt the three R's, it is not sufficient that they should understand their rightssocial, political, economic and claim and vindicate them. Nor is it sufficient for men to r become merely useful or indispensablealthough happy and I contentedmembers of a collective body. The individual must be free, free in his creative joy to bring out and formulate, in thought, in speech, in action, in all the modes of expression, the truth, the beauty, the Good he experiences within. An all-round culture, a well-developed mind, a well-organised life, a well-formed body, a harmonious working of all the members of the system at a high level of consciousness that is man's need, for there lies his self-fulfilment. That is the ideal of Humanismwhich the ancient Grco-Roman culture worshipped, which was again revived by the Renaissance and which once again became a fresh and living force after the great Revolution and is still the high light to which Science and modern knowledge turns.
   The More Beyond

03.01 - Humanism and Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It goes without saying that in the East too there is no lack of such sympathy or fellow-feeling either in the saint or in the man of the world. Still there is a difference. And the critics have felt it, if not understood it rightly. The Indian bhutadaya and Christian charity do not spring from the same source I do not speak of the actual popular thing but of the idealeven when their manner of expression is similar or the same, the spirit and the significance are different. In the East the liberated man or the man aiming at liberation may work for the Good and welfare of the world or he may not; and when he does work, the spirit is not that of benevolence or philanthropy.
   The Indian sage is not and cannot be human in the human way. For the end of his whole spiritual effort is to transcend the human way and establish himself in the divine way, in the way of the Spirit. The feeling he has towards his fellow beingsmen and animals, the sentient or the insentient, the entire creation in factis one of identity in the One Self. And therefore he does not need to embrace physically his brother, like the Christian saint, to express or justify the perfect inner union or unity. The basis of his relation with the world and its objects is not the human heart, however purified and widened, but something behind it and hidden by it, the secret soul and self. It was Vivekananda who very often stressed the point that the distinctive characteristic of the Vedantist was that he did not look upon created beings as his brethren but as himself, as the one and the same self. The profound teaching of the Upanishadic Rishi iswhat may appear very egoistic and inadmissible to the Christian saint that one loves the wife or the I son or anybody or anything in the world not for the sake of the wife or the son or that body or thing but for the sake of the self, for the sake of oneself that is in the object which one seems to love.
   Indian spirituality precisely envisages such a transcendence. According to it, the liberated soul, one who lives in and with the Brahman or the Supreme Divine is he who 'has discarded the inferior human nature and has taken up the superior divine nature. He has conquered the evil of the lower nature, certainly; but also he has gone beyond the Good of that nature. The liberated man is seated above the play of the three Gunas that constitute the apar prakti.Human intelligence, human feeling, human sentiment, human motive do not move him. Humanism generally has no meaning for him. He is no longer human, but supra-human; his being and becoming are the spontaneous expression of a universal and transcendent consciousness. He does not always live and move externally in the non-human way; but even when he appears human in his life and action, his motives are not humanistic, his consciousness lies anchored somewhere else, in the Divine Will that makes him be and do whatever it chooses, human or not.
   There is, however, a type of humanism that is specially known in Indiait is not human humanism, but, as it is called, divine humanism. That is to say, the human formula is maintained, but a new significance, a transcendent connotation is put into it. The general contour of the instrumentation is preserved, but the substance is transmuted. The brain, the heart and the physical consciousness not only change their direction, but their very nature and character. And the Divine himself is conceived of as such a Human Person for the norm of the human personality is an eternal verity in the divine consciousness.

03.04 - The Body Human, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The human frame is the abode of the gods; it is a temple of God, as we all know. But the most significant thing about it is that the gods alone do not dwell there: all being, all creatures crowd there, even the ungodly and the undivine. The Pashu (the animal), the Pishacha (the demon), the Asura (the Titan), and the Deva (the god), all find comfortable lodging in itthere are many chambers indeed in this mansion of the Lord. Man was made after the image of God and yet Lucifer had access into that tabernacle and all his entire host with him. This duality of the divine and the undivine, the characteristic mark of human nature as it is, presents a field and a labour through which man's progress has to be worked out. The soul, the divine flame, has, been placed in Ignorance, that is to say, what is apparent Ignorance, the frame of Matter, just because this Matter in Ignorance is to be smelted, purified, given its original and intrinsic substance, shape and character. The human person in its actual form is not obviously something absolutely perfect and divine. The type, the norm it represents is divine, but it has been overlaid with all obscure and base elementsit has to be washed and cleaned thoroughly, smelted and reconditioned. The dark ungodly elements mar and vitiate; they must be removed on the one hand, but on the other, they point out and test the salvaging work that has to be done and is being done. Man is always at the crossroads. This is his especial difficulty and this is also his unique opportunity. His consciousness has a double valency, in contradistinction to the animal's which is, it can be said, monovalent, in that it is amoral, has not the sense of divided loyalty and hence the merit of choice. The movements of the animal follow a fixed stereotyped pattern; it has not got to deviate from the beaten track of its instincts. But man with his sense of the moral, of the Good, of the progressive is at every step of his life faced with a dilemma, has to pause at a parting of the ways, always looks before and after and is puzzled at a cas de conscience. That, we have said, has been made for him the condition of growth, of a conscious and willed change with an ever-increasing tempo towards perfect perfection. That furnishes the occasion and circumstance by which he rises to divinity itself, becomes the Divine. He becomes the Divine thus not merely in the own home of the Divine, but on all the levels of the manifestation: all the planes of consciousness with all the hierarchy of beingspowers and personalitiesfind a new play of harmony, a supreme and global fulfilment in the transfigured human vehicle. The frame itself that encases the human consciousness acts as a living condenser: the very contour in its definiteness seems to exert a pressure towards an ever larger and higher synthesis, it may be compared to a kind of field office (Einsteinian, for example) that controls, regulates, moves and configurates all elements within its range. The human frame even as a frame possesses a magic virtue.
   Vaishnavism sees the Divine as a human person, the human person par excellence. Krishna's body is a radiant form of consciousness (cinmaya), no doubt, but it is as definite, determinate, and concrete as the physical body, it is the physical itself but in its true substance. And its exquisiteness consists in its being human in form. The Vedantin's Maya does not touch it, it is beyond the illusory consciousness. For they say Goloka stands above Brahmaloka.

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.
   The real truth is that a group has the soul the spiritual being that is put into it. How can that be done? It is done by the individual, in and through the individual. Not a single individual perhaps, but a few, a select body, a small minority who by their conscious will and illumined endeavour form the strong nucleus that builds up automatically and inevitably the larger organisation instinct with its spirit and dharma. In fact all collective organisations are made in the same way. The form that a society takes is given to it by the ideology of one man or of a few men. All depends upon the truth and reality, the depth and fecundity of the inspiration and vision, whether it will last a day or be the eternal law of life, whether it will be a curse for mankind or work for its supreme good. Naturally, the higher the aim, the more radical the remedy envisaged, the greater the difficulty that has to be surmounted. An aggregate always tends to live and move on a lower level of consciousness than the individual's. It is easy to organise a society on forces and passions that belong to the lower nature of manalthough it can be questioned whether such a society will last very long or conduce to the Good or happiness of man.
   On the other hand, although difficult, it may not prove impossible to cast the nature, character and reactions of the aggregate into the mould prepared out of spiritual realities by those who have realised and lived them. Some theocratic social organisations, at least for a time, during the period of their apogee illustrate the feasibility of such a consummation. Only, in the present age, when all foundations seem to be shaking, when all principles on which we stood till now are crumbling down, when even fundamentalsthose that were considered as suchcan no more give assurance, well, in such a revolutionary age, one has perforce to be radical and revolutionary to the extreme: we have to go deep down and beyond, beyond the shifting sands of more or less surface realities to the un-shaking bed-rock, the rock of ages.

03.06 - Divine Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It goes without saying that, in the East too, there is no lack of such sympathy or fellow-feeling either in the saint or in the ordinary man of the world. Still there is a difference. And the critics have felt it, if not understood it rightly. Indian bhta day and Christian charity do not spring from the same source I do not speak of the actual popular thing, but of the ideal and ideology; even when the manner of expression is similar or the same in both, the spirit and the significance are different. In the East the liberated man, or the man aiming at liberation, may work for the Good and welfare of the world, but also he may not; and, what is more important, when he does so work, the spirit is not that of benevolence or philanthropy, nor is there the ethical sense of duty.
   The Indian sage is not and cannot be human in the human way. For the end of his whole spiritual effort is to transcend the human way and establish himself in the divine way, in the way of the Spirit. The feeling he has towards his fellow-beingsmen and animals, the sentient and the insentient, the entire creation, in factis one of identity in the One Self. And, therefore, he does not need to embrace physically his brother, like the Christian saint, to express or justify the perfect inner union or unity. The basis of his relation with the world and its objects is not the human heart, however purified and widened, but something behind it and hidden by it, the secret soul and self. It was Vivekananda who very often stressed the point that the distinctive characteristic of the Vedantin was that he did not look upon created beings as his brethren, but as himself, as the one and the same self. The profound teaching of the Upanishadic Rishi iswhat may appear very egoistic and inadmissible to the Christian saint that one loves the wife or the son or anybody or anything in the world, not for the sake of the wife or the son or that body or that thing, but for the sake of the self, for the sake of one's own self that is in the object which one seems to love.
   Indian spirituality envisages precisely such a transcendence. According to it, the liberated soul, one who lives in and with the Brahman or the Supreme Divine, is he who has discarded the inferior human nature and has taken up the superior divine nature. He has conquered the evil of the lower nature, certainly; but also he has gone beyond the Good of that nature. The liberated man is seated above the play of the three Gunas that constitute the inferior hemisphere of manifestation, apar prakti, Human intelligence, human feeling, human sentiment, human motive, even at their best and purest, do not move him. Humanism has naturally no meaning for him. He is no longer human, but supra-human; his being and becoming are the spontaneous expression of a universal and transcendent consciousness. He may not always live and move externally in the non-human way; but even when he appears human in his life and action, his motives are not humanistic, his consciousness lies anchored somewhere else, in the transcendent Will of the Divine that makes him be and do whatever it chooses, human or otherwise.
   And yet there is a humanism that is proper to Indiait is not 'human humanism', but, as it is called, 'divine humanism'. That is to say, the human formula is maintained, but a new significance, a transcendent connotation is put into it. The general contour of the instrumentation is preserved, but the substance is transmuted. The brain, the heart and the physical consciousness not only change their direction, but their very nature and character. And the Divine Himself is conceived as such a Divine Person for the norm of the human personality in this view is an eternal verity in the divine consciousness.

03.07 - Some Thoughts on the Unthinkable, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The actual manifestation, the world as it stands, is in the hands of the Undivine. The Divine has to establish his reign through a working out of struggling and combating forces. The evil that man does or suffers from comes from his slavery to the Undivine: likewise the Good that he is capable of doing or receiving is the sign of his freedom from that slavery and of his openness to the secret Divine.
   The Undivine means the obscure separativeness of the Ignorance, the darkness of Inferior Nature. The Divine, from his superior status, has cast himself down and is scattered and concretised as the ignorant creation, he has consented to be degraded and imbedded into Matter, in order to quicken Matter gradually, to illumine and transform it and invest it with the Divine's own glory. The whole dynamics of creation consists in the interaction of these two forces, one apparent and pragmatic and patent, the other behind and involved and latent. The elements and forces of the Ignorance, while they appear to move in the cycles of their inexorable Law, are gradually led by the stress of the involved Spirit, to evolve and change, and finally express and incarnate that which it now negates, that which is the Spirit unveiled in its pristine au thenticity.

03.07 - The Sunlit Path, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Like the individual, nations too have their sunlit path and the path of the doldrum as well. So long as a nation keeps to the truth of its inner being, follows its natural line of development, remains faithful to its secret godhead, it will have chosen that good part which will bring it divine blessings and fulfilment. But sometimes a nation has the stupidity to deny its self, to run after an ignis fatuus, a mymrga, then grief and sorrow and frustration lie ahead. We are afraid India did take such a wrong step when she refused to see the great purpose behind the present war and tried to avoid contri buting her mite to the evolutionary Force at work. On the other hand Britain in a moment of supreme crisis, that meant literally life or death, not only to herself or to other nations, but to humanity itself, had the Good fortune to be led by the right Inspiration, the whole nation rose as one man and swore allegiance to the cause of humanity and the gods. That was how she was saved and that was how she acquired a new merit and a fresh lease of life. Unlike Britain, France bowed down and accepted what should not have been accepted and cut herself adrift from her inner life and truth, the result was five years of hell. Fortunately, the hell in the end proved to be a purgatory, but what a purgatory! For there were souls who were willing to pay the price and did pay it to the full cash and nett. So France has been given the chance again to turn round and take up the thread of her life where it snapped.
   Once more another crisis seems to be looming before the nations, once more the choice has to be made and acted upon. In our weakness it is natural and easy to invoke God, to feel the presence of a higher Guidance, to trust in a heavenly light; but it is in our strength that we must know whose strength it is, and in whose strength it is that we conquer.

03.09 - Art and Katharsis, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Art, we all know, is concerned with the Beautiful; it is no less intimately connected with the True; the Good too is in like manner part and parcel of the sthetic movement. For, Art not only delights or illumines, it uplifts also to the same degree. Only it must be noted that the uplifting aimed at or effected is not a mere moral or ethical edificationeven as the Truth which Art experiences or expresses is not primarily the truth of external facts and figures in the scientific manner, nor the Beauty it envisages or creates the merely pleasant and the pretty.
   There is a didactic Art that looks openly and crudely to moral hygiene. And because of this, there arose, as a protest and in opposition, a free-lance art that sought to pursue art for art's sake and truth for truth's sakeeven if that truth and that art were unpleasant and repellent to the morality-ridden sophisticated consciousness. Or perhaps it may have been the other way round: because of the degeneracy of Art from its high and serious and epic nobility and sublimity to lesser levels of sthetic hedonism and dilettantism that the didactic took its rise and sought to yoke art to duty, to moral welfare and social service. Not that there is an inherent impossibility of moralising art becoming good art in its own way; but great art is essentially a-moralnot in the sense of being infra-moral, but in the sense of being supra-moral.
   Art does not tend towards the Good in the manner of the moralist. It does not teach or preach that virtue is to be pursued and vice to be shunned, that a good deed is rewarded and a wrong one punished. Poetic justice, of the direct and crude style, is a moral code or dogma, and, if imposed upon the sthetic movement, serves only to fetter and curb and twist it. Art opens the vision to a higher good than what the conventions of moral idealism can frame. Great art does not follow the lines laid down by the ethical mentality, not only because this mentality cannot embody the true truth, but also because it does not give us the Good which art should aim at, that is to say, the purest and the highest good.
   Aristotle speaks of the purifying function of the tragic art. How is the purification effected? By the evocation of the feelings of pity and terror. For such feelings widen the sympathies, pull us out of our small egoistic personal ephemeral pleasures and put us in contact with what is to be shared and enjoyed in wide commonalty. Tragedy, in this way, initiates the spectator into the enjoyment that is born not of desire and gain but of detachment and freedom.
   even if they make us sad do not depress the soul; it is a divine sadness fraught with a profound calm and a strange poignant sweetness of secret delight. The rhythm and the sound and the suggestions so insinuate themselves into our nerve and blood that these seem to be sublimatedas if by a process of oxygenationto a finer substance, a purer and more limpid and vibrant valency. A consciousness opens in our very flesh and marrow that enables us to pierce the veil of things and pass beyond and understandsee and experience the why and the how and the whither of it all. It is a consciousness cosmic in its purview and disposition, which even like the Creator could contemplate all and declare it all as good. Indeed, this is the Good which Art at its highest seeks to envisage and embody the summum bonum that accompanies a summit consciousness. It is idle to say that all or most poets have this revelatory vision of the SeerRishi but a poet is a poet in so far as he is capable of this vision; otherwise he remains more or less either a moralist or a mere sthete.
   Whatever is ugly and gross, all the ills and evils of life that is to say, what appears as such to our external mind and senseswhen they have passed through the crucible of the poet's consciousness undergoes a sea-change and puts on an otherworldly beauty and value. We know of the alchemy of poetic transformation that was so characteristic of Wordsworth's manner and to which the poet was never tired of referring, how the physical and brute natureeven a most insignificant and meaningless and unshapely object in it attains a spiritual sense and beauty when the poet takes it up and treasures it in his tranquil and luminous and in-gathered consciousness, his "inward eye". A crude feeling, a raw passion, a tumult of the senses, in the same way, sifted through the poetic perception, becomes something that opens magic casements, glimpses the silence of the farthest Hebrides, wafts us into the bliss of the invisible and the beyond.

03.10 - Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Hamlet is the third stage; it is a vision of sattva-guna and a creation attempted by that vision. The human consciousness that was imprisoned in the vital mind, is released here into the higher or pure mind. The soul escapes from its sheath of sheer hunger and desire and egoism and self-aggrandisementyearns for light, more light. Lear is a dark mass of unconsciousness, crude and violent, even like the naked and raging elements into whose arms he is thrown; Macbeth is the beginning of consciousness in which one is conscious of one's own self alone, and keenly and deliberately attached to it,here light has dawned, but a lurid light. Hamlet is consciousness that is seeking to transcend the barrier of the little self and its narrow and vulgar appetites and impulses. Man here comes into touch with something that is impersonal, other-regarding, afar; he has grown interests that are not merely mundane, utilitarian, pragmatic, self-centred, but abstract, metaphysical, beyond the individual's own and immediate concern: he has now ideals and aspirationshe is a seeker of the true, the Good, the beautiful. He has been initiated into the divinedaivanature. Culture, refinement, sensibility, understandingall the graces of a truly rational being make Hamlet the very flower of an evolving humanity.
   Over against the personality of Hamlet stands another which represents false height, the wrong perfection, the counterfeit ideal. Polonius is humanity arrested in its path of straight development and deviated into a cut-de-sac of self-conceit and surface urbanity, apparent cleverness and success and pretentious and copy-book morality. When one has outgrown the barbarian, one runs the risk of becoming a snob or philistine. It is a side table-land, as it were, on mid-heights, the standard perhaps of a commoner humanity, but which the younger ideal has to transcend or avoid or even to destroy, so that it may find itself and live its own life. To the philistine too the mere biological man is a taboo, but he seeks to confine human nature into a scheme of codes and maxims and lifeless injunctions and prohibitions. He is also the man of Reason but without the higher inflatus, the living and creative Something More the poetry, the vision, the dream that would transfigure the merely pragmatic, practical, worldly wise the bourgeoisinto the princely aristocratic idealist, elevate the drab terre terre To-day into the glory of a soaring To-morrow.

03.12 - TagorePoet and Seer, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Tagore is modern, because his modernism is based upon a truth not local and temporal, but eternal and universal, something that is the very bed-rock of human culture and civilisation. Indeed, Tagore is also ancient, as ancient as the Upanishads. The great truths, the basic realities experienced and formulated by the ancients ring clear and distinct in the core of all his artistic creation. Tagore's intellectual make-up may be as rationalistic and scientific as that of any typical modern man. Nor does he discard the Good things (preya)that earth and life offer to man for his banquet; and he does not say like the bare ascetic: any vco vimucatha, "abandon everything else". But even like one of the Upanishadic Rishis, the great Yajnavalkya, he would possess and enjoy his share of terrestrial as well as of spiritual wealthubhayameva. In a world of modernism, although he acknowledges and appreciates mental and vital and physical values, he does not give them the place demanded for them. He has never forgotten the one thing needful. He has not lost the moorings of the soul. He has continued to nestle close to the eternal verities that sustain earth and creation and give a high value and purpose to man's life and creative activity.
   In these iconoclastic times, we are liable, both in art and in life, to despise and even to deny certain basic factors which were held to be almost indispensable in the old world. The great triads the True, the Beautiful and the Good, or God, Soul and Immortalityare of no consequence to a modernist mind: these mighty words evoke no echo in the heart of a contemporary human being. Art and Life meant in the old world something decent, if not great. They were perhaps, as I have already said, framed within narrow limits, certain rigid principles that cribbed and cabined the human spirit in many ways; but they were not anarchic, they obeyed a law, a dharma, which they considered as an ideal, a standard to look up to and even live up to. The modernist is an anarchic being in all ways. He does not care for old-world verities which seem to him mere convention or superstition. Truth and Beauty and Harmony are non-existent for him: if at all they exist they bear a totally different connotation, the very opposite of that which is normally accepted.
   The modernist does not ask: is it good? is it beautiful? He asks: is it effective? is it expressive? And by effectivity and expressiveness he means something nervous and physical. Expressiveness to him would mean the capacity to tear off the veil over what once was considered not worth the while or decent to uncover. A strange recklessness and shamelessness, an unhealthy and perverse curiosity, characteristic of the Asura and the Pisacha, of the beings of the underworld, mark the movement of the modernist. But I forget. The Modernist is not always an anarchist, for he too seeks to establish a New Order; indeed he arrogates to himself that mission and declares it to be his and his alone. Obviously it is not the order of the higher gods of Olympus: these have been ousted and dethroned. We are being led back to the mysteries of an earlier race, reverting to an infra-evolutionary status, into the arcana of Thor and Odin, godlings of an elemental Nature.

03.14 - Mater Dolorosa, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Is that the whole truth? We, for ourselves, do not subscribe to this view. Truth is a very complex entity, the universe a mingled strain. It is not a matter of merely sinners and innocents that we have to deal with. The problem is deeper and more fundamental. The whole question is, where, in which world, on which level of consciousness do we stand, and, what is more crucial, how much of that consciousness is dynamic and effective in normal life. If we are in the ordinary consciousness and live wholly with that consciousness, it is inevitable that, being in the midst of Nature's current, we should be buffeted along, the Good and the evil, as we conceive them to be, befalling us indiscriminately. Or, again, if we happen to live in part or even mainly in an inner or higher consciousness, more or less in a mood of withdrawal from the current of life allowing the life movements to happen as they list, then too we remain, in fact, creatures and playthings of Nature and we must not wonder if, externally, suffering becomes the badge of our tribe.
   And yet the solution need not be a total rejection and transcendence of Nature. For what is ignored in this view is Nature's dual reality. In one form, the inferior (apar), Nature means the Law of Ignoranceof pain and misery and death; but in another form, the superior (par), Nature's is the Law of Knowledge, that is to say, of happiness, immunity and immortality, not elsewhere in another world and in a transcendent consciousness, but here below on the physical earth in a physical body.

03.16 - The Tragic Spirit in Nature, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There runs a pessimistic vein in Nature's movement. Due to the original Inconscience out of which she is built and also because of a habit formed through millenniums it is not possible for her to expect or envisage anything else than decay, death and frustration in the end or on the whole. To every rise there must be a fall, a crest must end in a trough. Nature has not the courage nor the faculty to look for any kind of perfection upon earth. Not that within her realm one cannot or should not try for the Good; the noble, even the perfect, but one must be ready to pay the price. Good there is and may be, but it is suffered only on payment of its Danegeld to Evil. That is the law of sacrifice that seems to be fundamental to Nature's governance.
   The Evil, we have said, is nothing else than the basis of unconsciousness or Inconscience in Nature. It is this which pulls the beingwhatever structure of consciousness can be reared upon itdown to decay and frustration. It is the force of gravitation or inertia. Matter is unconsciousness; the body, formed basically of matter, is unconsciousness too. The natural tendency of Matter is towards disintegration and dissolution; the body, therefore, is mortalbhasmntamidam arram. The scope and range of mortality is measured by the scope and range of unconsciousness. Matter is the most concrete and solid form of unconsciousness; but it casts its shadow upon the higher levels toolife and mind always lie in the penumbra of this original evil.

04.01 - The Divine Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But there is a still closer mystery, the mystery of mysteries. There has not been merely a general descent, the descent of a world-force on a higher plane into another world-force on a lower plane; but that there is the descent of the individual, the personal Godhead into and as an earthly human being. The Divine born as a man and leading the life of a man among us and as one of us, the secret of Divine Incarnation is the supreme secret. That is the mechanism adopted by the Divine to cure and transmute human illshimself becoming a man, taking upon himself the burden of the evil that vitiates and withers life and working it out in and through himself. Something of this truth has been caught in the Christian view of Incarnation. God sent upon earth his only begotten son to take upon himself the sins of man, suffer vicariously for him, pay the ransom and thus liberate him, so that he may reach salvation, procure his seat by the side of the Father in Heaven. Man corrupted as he is by an original sin cannot hope by his own merit to achieve salvation. He can only admit his sin and repent and wait for the Grace to save him. The Indian view of Incarnation laid more stress upon the positive aspect of the matter, viz, the role of the Incarnation as the inaugurator and establisher of a new order in lifedharmasasthpanrthya. The Avatar brings down and embodies a higher principle of human organisation, a greater consciousness which he infuses into the existing pattern, individual or collective, which has -served its purpose, has become otiose and time-barred and needs to be remodelled, has been at the most preparatory to something else. The Avatar means a new revelation and the uplift of the human consciousness into a higher mode of being. The physical form he takes signifies the physical pressure that is exerted for the corroboration and fixation of the inner illumination that he brings upon earth and in the human frame. The Indian tradition has focussed its attention upon the Goodreyasand did not consider it essential to dwell upon the Evil. For one who finds and sees the Good always and everywhere, the Evil does not exist. Sri Aurobindo lays equal emphasis on both the aspects. Naturally, however, he does not believe in an original evil, incurable upon earth and in earthly life. In conformity with the ancient Indian teaching he declares the original divinity of man: it is because man is potentially and essentially divine that he can become actually and wholly divine. The Bible speaks indeed of man becoming perfect even as the Father in Heaven is perfect: but that is due exclusively to the Grace showered upon man, not because of any inherent perfection in him. But in according full divinity to man, Sri Aurobindo does not minimise the part of the undivine in him. This does not mean any kind of Manicheism: for Evil, according to Sri Aurobindo, is not coeval or coterminous with the Divine, it is a later or derivative formation under given conditions, although within the range and sphere of the infinite Divine. Evil exists as a stern reality; even though it may be temporary and does not touch the essential reality, it is not an illusion nor can it be ignored, brushed aside or bypassed as something superficial or momentary and of no importance. It has its value, its function and implication. It is real, but it is not irremediable. It is contrary to the Divine but not contradictory. For even the Evil in its inmost substance carries or is the reality which it opposes or denies outwardly. Did not the very first of the apostles of Christ deny his master at the crucial moment? As we have said, evil is a formation necessitated by certain circumstances, the circumstances changed, the whole disposition as at present constituted changes automatically and fundamentally.
   The Divine then descends into the earth-frame, not merely as an immanent and hidden essencesarvabhtntratm but as an individual person embodying that essencemnu tanumritam. Man too, however earthly and impure he maybe, is essentially the Divine himself, carries in him the spark of the supreme consciousness that he is in his true and highest reality. That is how in him is bridged the gulf that apparently exists between the mortal and the immortal, the Infinite and the Finite, the Eternal and the Momentary, and the Divine too can come into him and become, so to say, his lower self.

04.03 - The Eternal East and West, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And yet mankind has always sought for an integral, an all comprehending fulfilment, a truth and a realisation that would go round his entire existence. Man has always aspired, in the midst of the transience and imperfection that the world is, for something stable and perfect, in the heart of disharmony for some core of perfect harmony. He termed it God, Atman, Summum Bonum and he sought it sometimes, as he thought necessary, even at the cost of the world and the life, if it is to be found elsewhere. Man aspired also always to find this habitation of his made somewhat better. Dissatisfied with his present state, he sought to mould it, remake it, put into it something which his aspiration and inspiration called the True, the Beautiful, the Good. There was always this double aspiration in man, one of ascent and the other of descent, one vertical and the other horizontal, one leading up and beyondtotally beyond, in its extreme urge the other probing into the mystery locked up there below, releasing the power to reform or recreate the world, although he was not always sure whether it was a power of mind or of matter.
   This double aspiration has found its expression and symbol in the East and the West, each concentrating on one line, sometimes even to the neglect or denial of the other. But this division or incompatibility need not be there and must not be there. A new conception of the Spirit and a new conception of Matter are gaining ground more and more, moving towards a true synthesis of the two, making for the creation of a new world and a new human type.

04.06 - To Be or Not to Be, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This is a way of cutting the Gordian knot. But the problem is not so simple as the moralist would have it. Resist not evil: if it is made an absolute rule, would not the whole world be filled with evil? Evil grows much faster than good. By not resisting evil one risks to perpetuate the very thing that one fears; it deprives the Good of its chance to approach or get a foothold. That is why the Divine Teacher declares in the Gita that God comes down upon earth, assuming a human body,2to protect the Good and slay the wicked,3 slay not metaphorically but actually and materially, as he did on the field of the Kurus.
   It is a complex problem and the solution too is complex. The GitaHinduism generallydoes not posit a universal dharma, but a hierarchy of dharmas. Men have different natures; so their duties, their functions and activities, their paths of growth and development must naturally be different. A rigid rule does not fit in with the facts of life, and the more absolute it is, the less efficacy it possesses as a living reality. Therefore in the Indian social scheme, there is one dharma for the Brahmin and another for the Kshatriya, a third for the Vaishya and a fourth for the Shudra.

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Positivists are those who swear by facts. Facts to them mean naturally facts attested in the end by sense-experience. To a positivist the only question that matters and that needs to be answered and can be answered is whether a thing is or is not physically: other questions are otiose, irrelevant, misleading. So problems of the Good, of the Beautiful, of God are meaningless. When one says this is good, that is bad, well, it is a proposition that cannot be related to any fact, it is a subjective personal valuation. In the objective world a thing simply is or is not, one cannot say it is good or it is bad. The thing called good by one is called bad by another, the same thing that is good to you now will appear bad at another time. This is a region absolutely of personal and variable idiosyncrasy. The same with regard to the concept of beauty. That a thing is beautiful or ugly is a subjective judgment; it is not and cannot be an objective statement. Beauty is a formula in your mind and imagination, it is a changing mode of your apprehension. The concept of God too fares no better. God exists: it is a judgment based upon no fact or facts of sense-experience. However we may analyse it, it is found to have no direct or even indirect but inevitable rapport with the field of actual reality. There is between the two an unbridgeable hiatus. This is a position restated in a modern style, familiar to the Kantian Critique of Pure Reason.
   There are two ways off acing the problem. First, the Kantian way which cuts the Gordian knot. We say here that there are two realms in which man lives, but they are incommensurables: the truths and categories of one cannot be judged and tested by those of the other. Each is sui generis, each is valid in its own right, in its own dominion. God, Soul, Immortality these are realities belonging to one section of our nature, seizable by a faculty other than the Pure Reason, viz.,the Practical Reason; while the realities given by the senses and the judgments of the logical mind are of another section. It may be said one is physical, the other metaphysical. The positivists limit their field of enquiry and knowledge to the physical: they seek to keep the other domain quite apart as something imaginary, illusory, often unnecessary and not unoften harmful to true human interest.

05.06 - The Role of Evil, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The advent or the presence of evil upon earth has introduced certain factors in human life that have enriched it, increased even its value. Certain experiences would not have been there, intimate and revelatory experiences, but for this Dark Shadow. One can, of course, conceive a line of growth and development in which it is all light and delight, everything is good and for the Good. But then a whole domain of experience and realisation would have been missed. There are certain experiences that one would not like not to have had at all, even though that may mean paying and paying heavily.
   Evil is evil, no doubt; it is not divine and it is not an illusion. It is a real blot on the fair face of creation. Its existence cannot be justified in the sense that it is the right thing and has to be welcomed and maintained, since it forms part of the universal symphony. Not even in the sense that it is a test and a trial set by the Divine for the righteous to prove their merit. It has not been put there with a set purpose, but that once given, it has been the occasion of a miracle, it offered the opportunity for the manifestation of something unique, great and grandiose, marvellous and beautiful. The presence of evil moved the DivineGiustizia masse il mio alto Fattorel1and Grace was born. He descended, the Aloof and the Transcendent, in all his love and compassion down into this vale of tears: he descended straight into our midst without halting anywhere in the infinite gradation that marks the distance between the highest and the lowest, he descended from the very highest into the very lowest, demanding nothing, asking for no condition whatsoever from the soul in Ignorance, from the earth under the grip of evil. Thus it was that Life lodged itself in the home of death, Light found its way into the far cavern of obscurity and inconscience, and Delight bloomed in the core of misery. Hope was lit, a flame rising from the nether gloom towards the Dawn. But for the spirit of denial we would not have seen this close and intimate figure of the gracious Mother.

05.07 - Man and Superman, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When we speak of the superman we refer to a new racealmost a new species that will appear on earth as the inevitable result of Nature's evolution. The new race will be developed out of the present humanity, there seems to be no doubt about that; it does not mean however that the whole of humanity will be so changed. As a matter of fact, humanity in general does not ask for such a catastrophic change in itself or for itself. But Supermanhood does mean a very radical change: it means giving up altogether many and some very basic human qualities and attributes. It does not aim merely at a moral uplift, that is to say, a shedding of the bad qualities, what are considered, for example, as predominantly animal and brutish in man; it signifies also a shedding of some at least of the Good qualities or what are considered as such. The superman is not a purified moralised man, even as he is not a magnified glorified animal man; he is a man of a different type, qualitatively different. Let us take an analogy. What was the situation at the crisis when man was about to come out of (or be superimposed upon) an ape race? We can imagine a good part of that old race quite unwilling to go in for the new type that would appear to them queer, outlandish, even if not inferior on the whole or in some respects at least. They would not envisage with equanimity the disappearance of many of their cherished characteristics and powers: the glory of the tail, for example, the infinite capacity to swing and jump, the strength to crack a nut with the sheer force of the jaws. And who knows whether they would not consider their intelligence sharper and more efficacious than the type of reason, dull and slow, displayed before them by man! They would lose much to gain little. That would most probably be the general verdict.
   Even so mankind, at the crucial parting of the ways, would very naturally look askance at the diminished value of many of its qualities and attri butes in the new status to come. First of all, as it has been pointed out, the intellect and reasoning power will have to surrender and abdicate. The very power by which man has attained his present high status and maintains it in the world has to be sacrificed for something else called intuition or revelation whose value and efficacy are unknown and have to be rigorously tested. Anyhow, is not the known devil by far and large preferable to the unknown entity? And then the zest of life, peculiar to man, that works through contradictionsdelight and suffering, victory and defeat, war and peace, doubt and knowledge, all the play of light and shade, the spirit of adventure, of combat and struggle and heroic effort, will have to go and give place to something, peaceful and harmonious perhaps but monotonous, insipid, unprogressive. The very character of human life is its passion to battle through, even if it is not always through. For it is often said that the end or goal does not matter, the goal is always something uncertain; it is the way, the means, the immediate action that is of supreme consequence: for it is that that tests man's manhood, gives him the value he may have. And above all man is asked to give up the very thing which he has laboured to build up through millenniums of his terrestrial life, his individuality, his personality, for the demand is that he must lose his ego in order to attain the superhuman status.

05.11 - The Place of Reason, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Another point in Sri Aurobindo's view of consciousness which troubles Prof. Das is about the exact nature and function of Reason. For while on one side Sri Aurobindo never seems to be tired of pointing out the inherent incapacity of Reasonin the Good company of the ancient Rishisas an instrument for the discovery or realisation of the Absolute or the integral Reality, he asserts, on the other hand, almost in the same breath as it were, that mind can have some idea or conception of what is beyond it, which it so often vainly strives to seize or represent. Evidently, the rationalist logic fails to hold together the two ends, as it is further seen in Prof. Das's failure to perceive any distinction between types or gradations of "thinking".1 He thinks that just as a philosopher thinks, or a cabman thinks or an animal thinks, all must think in the same way and through the same function of the same organ: either there is thinking (thinking proper, of one particular kind) or there is no thinking. That Nature consists of a graduated scale in every line of its movements, and that the gradations shade off into each othernot only so but that each scale or principle may contain within itself all the others2is a phenomenon which runs contrary to the "either this or that" or "no-overlapping" principle, like the colour-blind for whom things are either black or white. In the global outlook, however, we do not stand in the relation of division, separation, mutual exclusiveness. There is a consciousness in which all contraries find a harmonising truth and rhythm.
   In Sri Aurobindo, Reason and Intuition possess a dual relation of mutual negation and mutual affirmation, of exclusiveness and inclusiveness, as indeed is the relation of Brahman and the World. One negates the other in the sphere of ignorance but in knowledge one affirms the other. That is to say, Reason or mental logic, so long as it is dominated by the senses, by the external impressions from things and by its analytic or exclusively separative method of procedure, is a denial of Intuition and a bar to spiritual experience. But Reason can be purified, relieved of its dross, illumined (sam-buddha)sublimated and uplifted then it comes to its own, becomes what it really is and should bea frame to give body to what is beyond and unembodied, a mirror in conceptual terms to what is supra-conceptual. It loses its hard rigidity and becomes supple, loses its obscurity, density and becomes transparent: it attains a new rhythm and gait and capacity. Many of the Upanishadic mantras, a good part of the Gita, do that. And Sri Aurobindo's own exposition is a miracle in that style. "Reason was a helper, Reason is the bar"and, we can add, Reason will again be an aid. The world, as it is, is anything but Divine; and yet it is nothing but the Divine essentially and fundamentally; it can and will attain the divine figure apparently and externally too. Even so with regard to man's mind and reason and all his other limbs.

05.12 - The Revealer and the Revelation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   According to the Dean the qualities themselves are God, the living God whom one can worship. The True, the Good and the Beautiful the Hellenic trinity he adores more than the Holy Trinity. "The God of religion is rather the revelation than the revealer. The source of revelation cannot be revealed: the ground of knowledge cannot be known".2 This, one might say, almost echoes the Upanishadic mantra, "How can one know the knower?" (Vijtram are kena vijnyt). The Upanishad says indeed that he who thinks he knows does not certainly know, but he who says he knows not is the one who knows; he knows who knows not, he knows not who knows. This simply means that God, the supreme Reality, is apprehended in and through other channels than mind and reason. It is a commonplace of spiritual experience that the Spirit is directly, immediately realisable, although its indirect approaches are walled in by a thousand appearances. A direct non-rational experience is not however something vague, nebulous, inarticulate; it is even more concrete, precise and tangible than a sense experience or a rational idea. Not only so, a suprarational knowledge can be grasped and presented by the intellect if it is purified and illumined. A brain mind under the sway of the senses and the outgoing impulse is an obstacle: it disturbs and prevents the higher Light. But passive and transparent it can be a faithful mirror, a docile instrument and channel. That is why the Upanishad says in the first instance that the supreme Reality cannot be seized by the reason, but in another context, it declares that the mind, the intelligence too has to hold and realise the same. Normally intellect acts as a lid, but it can also be a reflector or projector.
   One knows the Revealer for one becomes it. Knowledge by identity is the characteristic of spiritual knowledge. If one keeps oneself separate and seeks to apprehend the Divine as an object outside, the Divine escapes or is caught only by the trail it leaves, its echoes and shadows, its apparent qualities and attributes. But one with the Divine, the being realises and possesses it in full consciousness, the Revealer reveals himself as such (vute tanum swm) and not merely in or as his phenomenal formulations.

06.10 - Fatigue and Work, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The question is not about your scope and capacity. All depends upon your attitude, the consciousness with which you approach a work, especially when you are a sadhak. When a work comes to you or when you have to do a work, you must take it up as a thing worth doing. Whatever the value given to it normally or you often put upon it, you should not neglect or merely tolerate it, but welcome it and set about it with the utmost conscientiousness possible. Even if it were a trifling insignificant thing, a menial affair, for example, do not consider it as mean or beneath your dignity. Directly you begin to do a thing in the right spirit, you will find it becoming miraculously interesting. Try to bring perfection even in that bit of insignificance. Do it with a goodwill, even if it is scrubbing the floor, telling yourself: I must do it as best I can, that is to say, this too I shall do even better than a servant, I shall make the floor look really neat and clean and beautiful. That is the crux of the matter. You should try to bring out the best in you and put it into your work. In other words, the work becomes an instrument of progress. the Goodwill, attention, concentration, self-forgetfulness and the control over yourself, over your organs and nerves the smaller the work the more detailed is the control gainedall which are involved in doing a work perfectly, with as much perfection as it is possible for you to command, are elements called forth in you and help to make you a better man. Indeed a work for which you have no preferential bias, to which you are not emotionally attached, even indifferent normally, may be of especial help, for you will be able to do it with less nervous disturbance, with a large amount of detachment and disinterestedness.
   Man usually chooses his work or is made to choose a work because of a vital preference, a prejudice or notion that it is the kind in which he can shine or succeed. This egoistic vanity or opportunism may be necessary or unavoidable in ordinary life; but when one wishes to go beyond the ordinary life and aspires for the true life, this attachment or personal choice is more an impediment than a help to progress, towards finding the way to the true life. The Yogic attitude to work therefore is that of absolute detachment, not to have any choice, but to accept and do whatever is given to you, whatever comes to you in your normal course of life and do it with the utmost perfection possible. It is in that way and that way alone that all work becomes supremely interesting, and all life a miracle of delight.

06.36 - The Mother on Herself, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You will say if the truth I bring is supreme and omnipotent, why does it not compel the world to accept it, why can it not break the world's resistance, force man to accept the Good it refuses? But that is not the way in which the world was created nor the manner in which it moves and develops. The origin of creation is freedom: it is a free choice in the consciousness that has projected itself as the objective world. This freedom is the very character of its fundamental nature. If the world denies its supreme truth, its highest good, it does so in the delight of its free choice; and if it is to turn back and recognise that truth and that good, it must do so in the same delight of free choice. If the erring world was ordered to turn right and immediately did so, if things were done in a trice, through miracles, there would be then no point in creating a world. Creation means a play of growth: it is a journey, a movement in time and space through graded steps and stages. It is a movement awayaway from its source and a movement towards: that is the principle or plan on which it stands. In this plan there is no compulsion on any of the elements composing the world to forswear its natural movement, to obey to a dictate from outside: such compulsion would break the rhythm of creation.
   And yet there is a compulsion. It is the secret pressure of one's own nature that drives it forward through all vicissitudes back again to its original source. When it is said that the Divine Grace can and should do all, it means nothing more and nothing less than that: the Divine Grace only accelerates the process of return and recognition. But on the side of the journeying element, the soul, there must be awakened a conscious collaboration, an initial consent and a constantly renewed adhesion. It is this that brings out, at least helps to establish outside on the physical level, the force that is already and has always been at work within and on the subtler and higher levels. That is the pattern of the play, the system of conditions under which the game is carried out. The Grace works and incarnates in and through a body of willing and conscious collaborators; these become themselves part and parcel of the Force that works.

07.01 - Realisation, Past and Future, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A realised person, if I may say so graphically and somewhat strongly, is a finished product to be kept in a glass-case for show in a museum. He is a sample showing what has been done and what could be done. But you do not have there the stuff to do more. I would prefer for my work to have someone who may have little knowledge, but who has much goodwill, a great aspiration, who feels within him this flame, this need to go on. I say, he may know little, he may have realised even less, but here is good material with which one can go far, very far. Besides, there is another point to note. As in mountain-climbing a guide is very useful, even indispensable, who can show you the proper way and make it easy for you to climb higher and higher altitudes, so in spiritual ascension, a guide, if you have the Good fortune to meet one, will help you to rise much higher than you could do yourself with your own personal strength and your own personal view of a fixed goalyou are not proud of your discovery and you do not waste time or energy in useless searches and enquiries.
   That is why I prefer childrenchildren in body or in soul and fear grown-ups steeped in erudition and realisation.

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He is the Good for which men fight and die,
  He is the war of Right with Titan wrong;

07.40 - Service Human and Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Why do you wish to serve humanity? What is your purpose? What is your motive? Do you know in what consists the Good of humanity? And do you know better than humanity itself what is good for it? Or do you know it better than the Divine? You say the Divine is everywhere, so if you serve humanity, it is the Divine whom you serve. Well, if the Divine is everywhere, he is in you too; so the best and the most logical thing should be to begin by serving yourself.
   Is there then no need for service to humanity? Hospitals, nursing organisations, charitable institutions have not been useful to humanity? Has not the spirit of philanthropy mended and improved the conditions of human life?

08.16 - Perfection and Progress, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The people who were announcing the Good news from the beginning of time must have been the best informed of men. And I tell you that since the beginning of earth history, Sri Aurobindo has always presided over the great earthly transformations, under one form or another, one name or another. And if he came this time and said this is the final, then it must be the final. Perhaps he knows.
   In that case, if this time it is final, then those who are ready or make themselves ready will naturally be the people who start first on the new path. There will be many such, I hope. But my own standpoint here is this: even if the thing has only half a chance of materialising it is worth the trouble. I think I have told you more than once that a moment comes in the life of many when life as it is, human consciousness as it is, becomes absolutely unbearable, creating only disgust and repulsion; one does not wish to continue it any longer, one can only throw all effort, all force, all life and soul into this single chance, into this singular opportunity given at last, so that one may pass on to the other side. What a relief, to set one's foot on a road that takes you elsewhere! It is worth the trouble of throwing behind all your burdens, freeing yourself of all loads so that you may leap all the better. This is how I look at the thing. It is the sublimest of adventures; if you have in you the true spirit of adventure in the least, you will feel it is worth risking all for all. But they who fear and hesitate, who ask, "Am I not giving away my prey for the shadow?"a most stupid saying, according to methey who are more for profiting by what they possess than for risking to lose all in the hope of something that may or may not happen tomorrow, I assure you, such people will not notice the change even if it happens right under their nose. They will say, "It is all right, we do not care, there is nothing to regret." Quite possibly; but after all, they might have to regret, we do not know.

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Leaving the Good to their fate in a wicked world
  And evil to reign in this enormous scene.

1.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  right where we are, with our cloddy shoes and the little ray of sunshine on the Good days; such is our simplehearted faith. We see that the world around us is not so great, and we aspire for it to change,
  but we have become wary of universal panaceas, of movements,

1.00 - Preliminary Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  In fact, there are three main classes of stroke; the bad stroke, which we associate, and rightly, with wandering attention; the Good stroke which we associate, and rightly, with fixed attention; and the perfect stroke, which we do not understand, but which is really caused by the habit of fixity of attention having become independent of the will, and thus enabled to act freely of its own accord.
  This is the same phenomenon referred to above as being a good sign.

10.10 - A Poem, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  When I see the Good in evil,
  Cruelty, kindness, then salvation

1.010 - Self-Control - The Alpha and Omega of Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  It is dangerous to miss practice even for one day. Why is it so? It is dangerous because the senses will revolt, and once they revolt we cannot control them. They will gain the upper hand and we will be finished, and all the Good that we have done for months and years will be in dust. We are warned that carelessness is equal to death. It is better to die than be careless in this practice. It is like touching dynamite. One has to be cautious. So why is self-control necessary? It is necessary because that is the return of the mind and consciousness to its own healthy condition of higher expansiveness. It is also necessary that we should not miss the practice. If we miss it for a period in the middle, the controlled senses gain the opportunity to revolt and exert a pressure with such vehemence that our whole personality will be driven by a blast of wind in a direction which is contrary to what is expected.
  So while self-control is extremely difficult, to miss the practice of self-control is extremely dangerous. Hence, the guidance of a Guru is called for, and earnestness of practice is also requisite. Conducive atmosphere, suitable company, activity commensurate with the nature of the goal, and the presence of a competent master or a Guru all these are indispensable requisites in the practice of yoga.

10.16 - The Relative Best, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is an absolute best but that can happen only when the consciousness has arrived at, attained union with the Supreme Consciousness. In fact there is then no longer any path to traverse, the path has lapsed or merged into the goal, the path and the goal have become one. This does not mean that dangers and difficulties and pitfalls have to be accepted and welcomed but that they have to be faced in the right spirit as aids and helps necessary and inevitable at certain points of the journey. One must grow into the consciousness that will be able to see them as such, find their use and turn them into the Good that lies behind or ahead.

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  these depths, but he also throws away the Good which a bold but
  imprudent venture might bring.
  she had convinced Adam of the Goodness of the forbidden apple.
  Were it not for the leaping and twinkling of the soul, man

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found, that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living. The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study. I have thoroughly tried school-keeping, and found that my expenses were in proportion, or rather out of proportion, to my income, for I was obliged to dress and train, not to say think and believe, accordingly, and I lost my time into the bargain. As I did not teach for the Good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure. I have tried trade; but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil. I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business. When formerly I was looking about to see what I could do for a living, some sad experience in conforming to the wishes of friends being fresh in my mind to tax my ingenuity, I thought often and seriously of picking huckleberries; that surely I could do, and its small profits might suffice,for my greatest skill has been to want but little,so little capital it required, so little distraction from my wonted moods, I foolishly thought. While my acquaintances went unhesitatingly into trade or the professions, I contemplated this occupation as most like theirs; ranging the hills all summer to pick the berries which came in my way, and thereafter carelessly dispose of them; so, to keep the flocks of Admetus. I also dreamed that I might gather the wild herbs, or carry evergreens to such villagers as loved to be reminded of the woods, even to the city, by hay-cart loads. But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
  As I preferred some things to others, and especially valued my freedom, as I could fare hard and yet succeed well, I did not wish to spend my time in earning rich carpets or other fine furniture, or delicate cookery, or a house in the Grecian or the Gothic style just yet. If there are any to whom it is no interruption to acquire these things, and who know how to use them when acquired, I relinquish to them the pursuit. Some are industrious, and appear to love labor for its own sake, or perhaps because it keeps them out of worse mischief; to such I have at present nothing to say. Those who would not know what to do with more leisure than they now enjoy, I might advise to work twice as hard as they do,work till they pay for themselves, and get their free papers. For myself I found that the occupation of a day-laborer was the most independent of any, especially as it required only thirty or forty days in a year to support one. The laborers day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
  But all this is very selfish, I have heard some of my townsmen say. I confess that I have hitherto indulged very little in philanthropic enterprises. I have made some sacrifices to a sense of duty, and among others have sacrificed this pleasure also. There are those who have used all their arts to persuade me to undertake the support of some poor family in the town; and if I had nothing to do,for the devil finds employment for the idle,I might try my hand at some such pastime as that. However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor. While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways to the Good of their fellows, I trust that one at least may be spared to other and less humane pursuits. You must have a genius for charity as well as for any thing else. As for Doing-good, that is one of the professions which are full. Moreover, I have tried it fairly, and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the Good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it. But I would not stand between any man and his genius; and to him who does this work, which I decline, with his whole heart and soul and life, I would say,
  Persevere, even if the world call it doing evil, as it is most likely they will.

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  And the Good and bad deeds,
  Through which they have received

1.01 - How is Knowledge Of The Higher Worlds Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   and further into the background, so that they can only be conveyed to man through his every-day life in a very small degree. Whoever seeks higher knowledge must create it for himself. He must instill it into his soul. It cannot be done by study; it can only be done through life. Whoever, therefore, wishes to become a student of higher knowledge must assiduously cultivate this inner life of devotion. Everywhere in his environment and his experiences he must seek motives of admiration and homage. If I meet a man and blame him for his shortcomings, I rob myself of power to attain higher knowledge; but if I try to enter lovingly into his merits, I gather such power. The student must continually be intent upon following this advice. The spiritually experienced know how much they owe to the circumstance that in face of all things they ever again turn to the Good, and withhold adverse judgment. But this must not remain an external rule of life; rather it must take possession of our innermost soul. Man has it in his power to perfect himself and, in time, completely to transform himself. But this transformation must take place in his innermost self, in his thought-life.
   p. 11

1.01 - Isha Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  18. O god Agni, knowing all things that are manifested, lead us by the Good path to the felicity; remove from us the devious attraction of sin.13 To thee completest speech of submission we would dispose.14
  1 There are three possible senses of vasyam, "to be clothed", "to be worn as a garment" and "to be inhabited". The first is the ordinarily accepted meaning. Shankara explains it in this significance, that we must lose the sense of this unreal objective universe in the sole perception of the pure Brahman. So explained the first line becomes a contradiction of the whole thought of the Upanishad which teaches the reconciliation, by the perception of essential Unity, of the apparently incompatible opposites, God and the
  13 Sin, in the conception of the Veda, from which this verse is taken bodily, is that which excites and hurries the faculties into deviation from the Good path. There is a straight road or road of naturally increasing light and truth, r.juh. panthah., r.tasya panthah., leading over infinite levels and towards infinite vistas, vtani pr.s.t.hani, by which the law of our nature should normally take us towards our fulfilment. Sin compels it instead to travel with stumblings amid uneven and limited tracts and along crooked windings
  (duritani, vr.jinani).

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  of motivational states about the Good.) This imagined future constitutes a vision of perfection, so to
  speak, generated in the light of all current knowledge (at least under optimal conditions), to which specific
  prosperity a good game. the Good, however, is the enemy of the better; a more compelling game might
  always exist. Myth portrays what is known, and performs a function that if limited to that, might be

1.01 - MASTER AND DISCIPLE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "In this creation of God there is a variety of things: men, animals, trees, plants. Among the animals some are good, some bad. There are ferocious animals like the tiger. Some trees bear fruit sweet as nectar, and others bear fruit that is poisonous. Likewise, among human beings, there are the Good and the wicked, the holy and the unholy.
  There are some who are devoted to God, and others who are attached to the world.
  "Among the ever-free we may count sages like Narada. They live in the world for the Good of others, to teach men spiritual truth.
  "Those in bondage are sunk in worldliness and forgetful of God. Not even by mistake do they think of God.
  As they were returning to the Master's room, Sri Ramakrishna said to M.: "When peasants go to market to buy bullocks for their ploughs, they can easily tell the Good from the bad by touching their tails. On being touched there, some meekly lie down on the ground. The peasants recognize that these are without mettle and so reject them.
  They select only those bullocks that frisk about and show spirit when their tails are touched. Narendra is like a bullock of this latter class. He is full of spirit within."

1.01 - Meeting the Master - Authors first meeting, December 1918, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   When the talk turned to Prof. D. L. Purohit of Baroda, Sri Aurobindo recounted the incident of his visit to Pondicherry where he had come to inquire into the relation between the Church and the State. He had paid a courtesy call on Sri Aurobindo as he had known him at Baroda. This had resulted in his resignation from Baroda State service on account of the pressure of the British Residency. I conveyed to Sri Aurobindo the Good news that after his resignation Mr. Purohit had started practice as a lawyer and was quite successful, earning more than the pay he had been getting as a professor.
   It was time for me to leave. The question of Indian freedom again arose in my mind, and at the time of taking leave, after I had got up to depart, I could not repress the question it was a question of my very life for me: "Are you quite sure that India will be free?"

1.01 - Newtonian and Bergsonian Time, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  outside world to the Goodness and honesty of God.
  The role attributed to God in this matter is unstable. Either

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The heart has dominion and control through three channels. One is through visions, by which revelations are made to all men. But the kind of mysteries generally revealed to people in visions, are revealed to prophets and saints in the outward world. The second kind is through the dominion which the heart exercises over its own body, a quality, which is possessed by all men in general, though prophets and saints for the Good of the community, possess the same power over other bodies than their own. The third source of dominiou of the heart is through knowledge. The mass of men obtain it by instruction and learning, but it is bestowed by God upon prophets and saints directly, without the mediums of learning and instruction. It is possible also for persons of pure minds to acquire a knowledge of some arts and sciences without instruction, and it is also possible that some persons should have all things opened up to them by the will of God. This kind of knowledge is called "infused and illuminated," as God says in his word : "we have illuminated him with our knowledge."1 These three specialities are all of them found in certain measure in some men, in others two of them are found, and in others, only one is found: but whenever the three are found in the same person, he belongs to the rank of prophets or of the greatest of the saints. In our Lord the prophet Mohammed Mustafa, these three specialities [30] existed in perfection. The Lord in bestowing these three properties upon certain individuals, designates them to exhort the nations and to be prophets of the people. To every man there is given a certain portion of each one of these peculiarities, to serve as a pattern.
  Man cannot comprehend states of being which transcend his own nature. Hence none but the great God himself can comprehend God, as we have shown in our Commentary upon the "Names of God." So also the prophets cannot be comprehended by any but the prophets themselves. No person, in short, can understand any individual who belongs to a scale of rank above him. It is possible that there is a peculiarity in prophets, of which no pattern or model is found in other persons, and therefore, we are incapable of understanding them. If we knew not what a vision is, and an individual should say to us, that a man, at a moment when he can neither move, see or hear, can perceive events which are to occur at a future period, and yet might not be able to perceive the same while walking, listening or looking, we should not in any wise be able to persuade ourselves of the truth of it, as God says in his Holy word: "They treat as a lie that which they cannot comprehend with their knowledge."1 And you, do you not see that he who comes blind into the world, does not understand the pleasure which is derived from seeing? Let us not regard, therefore, as impossible all those states ascribed to the prophets which we cannot understand: for they are the accepted and praiseworthy servants of God.

1.01 - On renunciation of the world, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  All who enter upon the Good fight, which is hard and narrow, but also easy, must realize that they must leap into the fire, if they really expect the celestial fire to dwell in them. But, let everyone examine himself, and so let him eat the bread of it with its bitter herbs, and let him drink the cup of it with its
  1 I.e. blindness, obtuseness.
  Some people living carelessly in the world have asked me: We have wives and are beset with social cares, and how can we lead the solitary life? I replied to them: Do all the Good you can; do not speak evil of anyone; do not steal from anyone; do not lie to anyone; do not be arrogant towards anyone; do not hate any one; be sure you go to church; be compassionate to the needy; do not offend anyone; do not wreck another mans domestic happiness;3 and be content with what your own wives can give you. If you behave in this way you will not be far from the Kingdom of Heaven.
  Let us charge into the Good fight with joy and love without being afraid of our enemies. Though unseen themselves, they can look at the face of our soul, and if they see it altered by fear, they take up arms against us all the more fiercely. For the cunning creatures have observed that we are scared. So let us take up arms against them courageously. No one will fight with a resolute fighter.
  The Lord designedly makes easy the battles of beginners so that they should not immediately return to the world at the outset. And so rejoice in the Lord always, all servants of His, detecting in this the first sign of the Masters love for us, and a sign that He Himself has called us. But when God sees courageous souls, He has often been known to act in this way: He lets them have conflicts from the very beginning in order to crown them the sooner. But the Lord hides the difficulty4 of this contest from those in the world. For if they were to know, no one would renounce the world.

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  tendencies and, eventually, the Good ones also. Those good
  and evil tendencies will suppress each other, and there will
  out the Good impressions that are in us, but which have
  become latent. There is nothing holier in this world than to
  keep good company, because the Good impressions will have
  this same tendency to come to the surface.

1.01 - The Dark Forest. The Hill of Difficulty. The Panther, the Lion, and the Wolf. Virgil., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  But of the Good to treat, which there I found,
  Speak will I of the other things I saw there.
  And lived at Rome under the Good Augustus,
  During the time of false and lying gods.

1.01 - The First Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  There was once a minister to a great king. He fell into disgrace. The king, as a punishment, ordered him to be shut up in the top of a very high tower. This was done, and the minister was left there to perish. He had a faithful wife, however, who came to the tower at night and called to her husb and at the top to know what she could do to help him. He told her to return to the tower the following night and bring with her a long rope, some stout twine, pack thread, silken thread, a beetle, and a little honey. Wondering much, the Good wife obeyed her husband, and brought him the desired articles. The husb and directed her to attach the silken thread firmly to the beetle, then to smear its horns with a drop of honey, and to set it free on the wall of the tower, with its head pointing upwards. She obeyed all these instructions, and the beetle started on its long journey. Smelling the honey ahead it slowly crept onwards, in the hope of reaching the honey, until at last it reached the top of the tower, when the minister grasped the beetle, and got possession of the silken thread. He told his wife to tie the other end to the pack thread, and after he had drawn up the pack thread, he repeated the process with the stout twine, and lastly with the rope. Then the rest was easy. The minister descended from the tower by means of the rope, and made his escape. In this body of ours the breath motion is the "silken thread"; by laying hold of and learning to control it we grasp the pack thread of the nerve currents, and from these the stout twine of our thoughts, and lastly the rope of Prana, controlling which we reach freedom.
  We do not know anything about our own bodies; we cannot know. At best we can take a dead body, and cut it in pieces, and there are some who can take a live animal and cut it in pieces in order to see what is inside the body. Still, that has nothing to do with our own bodies. We know very little about them. Why do we not? Because our attention is not discriminating enough to catch the very fine movements that are going on within. We can know of them only when the mind becomes more subtle and enters, as it were, deeper into the body. To get the subtle perception we have to begin with the grosser perceptions. We have to get hold of that which is setting the whole engine in motion. That is the Prana, the most obvious manifestation of which is the breath. Then, along with the breath, we shall slowly enter the body, which will enable us to find out about the subtle forces, the nerve currents that are moving all over the body. As soon as we perceive and learn to feel them, we shall begin to get control over them, and over the body. The mind is also set in motion: by these different nerve currents, so at last we shall reach the state of perfect control over the body and the mind, making both our servants. Knowledge is power. We have to get this power. So we must begin at the beginning, with Pranayama, restraining the Prana. This Pranayama is a long subject, and will take several lessons to illustrate it thoroughly. We shall take it part by part.

1.01 - The Mental Fortress, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Thus, we shall not effect the passage with our own strength; if such were the condition, no one could do it, except spiritual athletes. But those athletes, filled with meditations and concentrations and asceticism, do not get out either, although they may seem to. They inflate their own spiritual ego (a kind worse than the other one, far more deceptive, because it is garbed in a grain of truth) and their illuminations are simply the luminous discharges of their own accumulated cloud. The logic of it is simple: one does not get out of the circle by the power of the circle, any more than the lotus rises above the mud by the power of the mud. A little bit of sun is needed. And because the ascetics and saints and founders of religions throughout the ages only reached the rarefied realms of the mental bubble, they created one church or another that amazingly resembled the closed system from which they originated, namely, a dogma, a set of rules, the Tables of the Law, a one and only prophet born in the blessed year 000, around whom revolved the beautiful story, forever fixed in the year 000, like the electrons around the nucleus, the stars around the Great Bear, and man around his navel. Or, if they did get out, it was only in spirit, leaving the earth and bodies to their habitual decay. Granted, each new hub was wiser, more luminous, worthy and virtuous than the preceding one, and it did help men, but it changed nothing in the mental circle, as we have seen, for thousands of years because its light was only the other side of one and the same shadow, the white of the black, the Good of evil, the virtue of a frightful misery that grips us all in the depths of our caves.
  This implacable duality which assails the whole life of mental man a life that is only the life of death is obviously insoluble at the level of the Duality. One might as well fight the right hand with the left. Yet, that is exactly what the human mind has done, without much success, at all levels of its existence, offsetting its heaven with hell, matter with spirit, individualism with collectivism, or any other isms that proliferate in this sorry system. But one does not get out by the decrees of any ism pushed to its perfection: deprived of its heaven, our earth is a poor whirling machine; deprived of its matter, our heaven is a pale nebula filled with the silent medusas of the disembodied spirit; deprived of the individual, our societies are dreadful anthills; and deprived even of his sins, the individual loses a focus of tension that helped him to grow. The fact is, no idea, however lofty it may seem, has the power to undo the Artifice for the very good reason that the Artifice has its value and season. But it has also its season, like the winged seed tumbling over the prairies, until the day it finds its propitious ground and bursts open.

1.01 - The Path of Later On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The wild grasses around him whisper in his ear, "Later." Later, yes, later. Ah, how pleasant it is to brea the the scented breeze, while the sun warms the air with its fiery rays. Later, later. And the traveller walks on; the path widens. Voices are heard from afar, "Where are you going? Poor fool, don't you see that you are heading for your ruin? You are young; come, come to us, to the beautiful, the Good, the true; do not be misled by indolence and weakness; do not fall asleep in the present; come to the future." "Later, later," the traveller answers these unwelcome voices. The flowers smile at him and echo, "Later." The path becomes wider and wider. The sun has reached its zenith; it is a glorious day. The path becomes a road.
  The road is white and dusty, bordered with slender birchtrees; the soft purling of a little stream is heard; but in vain he looks in every direction, he can see no end to this interminable road.

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  to convince it and awaken in it the Goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention
  each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  Obsession with these seductions is a serious disease, and it is one that neither the wise nor the foolish can escape. A wise person blinded by delusion is like a tiger that falls into a well and yet has sufficient strength to claw its way out without losing its skin. When a foolish man is similarly blinded, he is like a tired, skinny old fox that falls in but perishes miserably at the bottom of the well because he lacks the strength to clamber out. Even a person who is just tolerably clever will, once he has fallen victim to these seductions and begins behaving in an unfilial manner, heed the warnings of his elders and the advice of the Good and virtuous, immediately change his ways and become a kind and considerate son to his parents. Receiving heaven's favor and the gods' hidden assistance, he will be blessed with great happiness and long life. When he dies, he will leave a sterling reputation for wisdom and goodness behind him.

1.01 - Who is Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  of all the Good qualities that we admire and want to cultivate. This gives us a
  different feeling. - Action and the Divine Will, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  18. O god Agni, knowing all things that are manifested, lead us by the Good path to
  the felicity; remove from us the devious attraction of sin. To thee completest speech of
  into the Immortality, the Good, the beatitude. The Vedic gods
  are a parable of human life emerging, mounting, lifting itself

1.025 - Sadhana - Intensifying a Lighted Flame, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The meritorious deeds that we performed in previous lives, the Good karmas of our past produce a force called 'apurva' in Mimamsa parlance. the Good karmas of the past are present in the mind even now as a kind of prarabdha, and when the prarabdha is of a sattvic nature, it permits the rise of a novel type of asking by the soul, which is called spiritual aspiration. It is this peculiar context - which is inscrutable, of course, to anyone's mind which brings a person in contact with a Guru. How we come in contact with a Guru cannot be understood. It is worked up by mysterious forces from within that are associated with the Good deeds of our past lives, etc., and which permit good actions in this present birth. Such forces make it possible for us to think divine thoughts and to take the initial step in the practice of yoga. It is this initial step, as mentioned, which is capable of generating a peculiar potency, enough to carry us forward to the next step. Like the chain reaction of an atomic bomb burst, every step is automatically an urge towards another step.
  The more we practise sadhana, the stronger we become and the greater is our capacity to understand, to enlarge our perspective of thinking and to contact reality in deeper profundity. Many factors operate in spiritual practice. the Good deeds that we did in the past is one factor. The other factors are the associations that we have established in society with wise people in this present birth, the practical experience that we gain by living in this world, the initiation that we receive from the Guru, and the wisdom that we acquire from the Guru. Finally, the most mysterious, of course, is the grace of God Himself, which is perennially operating, perpetually working, and infinitely and most abundantly contri buting to the onward march of the soul towards its goal.
  The practice of yoga is nothing but a conscious participation in the universal working of nature itself and, therefore, it is the most natural thing that we can do, and the most natural thing that we can conceive. There can be nothing more natural than to participate consciously in the evolutionary work of the universe, which is the attempt of the cosmos to become Self-conscious in the Absolute. Evolution is nothing but a movement of the whole universe towards Self-awareness this is called God-realisation. Our every activity from the cup of tea that we take, to the breath that we breathe, from even the sneeze that we jet forth, to the least action that we perform, from even a single thought which occurs in the mind everything is a part of this cosmic operation which is the evolution of the universe towards Self-realisation. Therefore, the practice of yoga is the most natural thing that we can think of and the most necessary duty of a human being. Nothing can be more obligatory on our part than this duty. It is from this point of view, perhaps, that Lord Krishna proclaims, towards the end of the Bhagavadgita, sarvadharmnparityajya mmeka araa vraja (B.G. XVIII.66): Renounce every other duty and come to Me for rescue which means to say, take resort in the law of the Absolute. This is the practice of yoga, and every other dharma is subsumed under it and included within it, as every drop and every river is in the ocean. In this supreme duty, every other duty is included. There is no need to think of every individual, discrete and isolated duty, because all duties are included in this one duty, which is the mother of all duties.

1.028 - Bringing About Whole-Souled Dedication, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Similarly, the minds of 99.9% of the people in the world are made in such a way that while it looks as if there is a good and pious intention on one side, there is also a stultifying effect immediately following from it, due to a lack of understanding. While we are doing some good things, we are also doing correspondingly counteracting actions every day, so that the Good things do not bring any result. We then complain, "I am doing so much good, but nothing comes of it." How can anything come? We are pulling up the plant every day to see the depth of the root.
  It is impossible to do anything wholly good on account of it being impossible for us to wholly understand the total pattern involved in the movement of any successful action. No human being can wholly succeed in life, because a wholly correct action cannot be performed. The reason is that all the contri butory factors tending towards the success of an action cannot become the object of knowledge of any individual, because that would call for omniscience, almost, and no one can be omniscient; therefore, no one can be wholly successful. Entire success is possible only when there is omniscience, and not before. So, we have to swallow the bitter pill and then try to be satisfied with whatever we get. Nevertheless, it is up to us to see that we put forth the best of our abilities, commensurate with the extent of knowledge with which we are endowed in our life.

1.02 - IN THE COMPANY OF DEVOTEES, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  DEVOTEE: "What is the Good of holy company?"
  MASTER: "It begets yearning for God. It begets love of God. Nothing whatsoever is achieved in spiritual life without yearning. By constant living in the company of holy men, the soul becomes restless for God. This yearning is like the state of mind of a man who has someone ill in the family. His mind is in a state of perpetual restlessness, thinking how the sick person may be cured. Or again, one should feel a yearning for God like the yearning of a man who has lost his job and is wandering from one office to another in search of work. If he is rejected at a certain place which has no vacancy, he goes there again the next day and inquires, 'Is there an vacancy today?'

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  would not have affected you at all. You might have even appreciated them at least the Good-looking ones
   or may at least not have classified them as obstacles. Maybe you would have even used the time to enjoy
  of meaning can easily lead us to conclude that the Goodness or badness of things or situations is something
  more or less fixed. However, the fact of subjective interpretation and its effects on evaluation and
  created, that is, the Good fortune, fertility, and richness of the new world that had just been born were
  Hathor, the Good cow goddess, who in the form of a hippopotamus is the goddess of the underworld.
  She has a positive aspect, and at the same time she is the goddess of war and death....
  distinct, invulnerable, loving the Good, keen,
  for the Good story, cross-culturally. That good story which is what to do, when you no longer know what
  to do defines the central pattern of behavior embedded in all genuinely religious systems (furthermore,
  Everyone who inhabits the state dominated by the Good friend behaves in a programmatic, and
  identical manner. Anyone who differs is adjusted, painfully, or eliminated. There is no space for disorder
  A load fell from the Kings heart on hearing the Good news, and he sent out a great proclamation to
  all parts of his kingdom that his son was to come home, where he would be received with great favor.

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  help its followers cultivate ethical discipline and a kind heart. Therefore, anyone who sincerely practices the Good teachings of their tradition will benet
  and will contri bute to well-being in the world. Since different explanations,
  The fourth, rejoicing in our own and others virtues, cuts jealousy and develops delight in the Goodness and attainments of others. The fth and sixth
  limbs, requesting the Buddhas and our spiritual mentors to remain in our

1.02 - Priestly Kings, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  sacrificed for the Good of the kingdom, the king stood over the
  sacrifice to offer prayer and thanksgiving, while his attendants

1.02 - Skillful Means, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  And the Good and bad karma
  Of their previous lives,

1.02 - The Doctrine of the Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  THE IMAGE of this sacrifice is sometimes that of a journey or voyage; for it travels, it ascends; it has a goal - the vastness, the true existence, the light, the felicity - and it is called upon to discover and keep to the Good, the straight and the happy path to the goal, the arduous yet joyful road of the Truth. It has to climb, led by the flaming strength of the divine will, from plateau to plateau as of a mountain, it has to cross as in a ship the waters of existence, traverse its rivers, overcome their deep pits and rapid currents; its aim is to arrive at the far-off ocean of light and infinity.
  And this is no easy or peaceful march; it is for long seasons a fierce and relentless battle. Constantly the Aryan man has to labour and to fight and conquer; he must be a tireless toiler and traveller and a stern warrior, he must force open and storm and sack city after city, win kingdom after kingdom, overthrow and tread down ruthlessly enemy after enemy. His whole progress is a warring of Gods and Titans, Gods and Giants, Indra and the Python, Aryan and Dasyu. Aryan adversaries even he has to face in the open field; for old friends and helpers turn into enemies; the kings of Aryan states whom he would conquer and overpass join themselves to the Dasyus and are leagued against him in supreme battle to prevent his free and utter passing on.

1.02 - THE NATURE OF THE GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The bodies of human beings are affected by the Good or bad states of their minds. Analogously, the existence at the heart of things of a divine serenity and good will may be regarded as one of the reasons why the worlds sickness, though chronic, has not proved fatal. And if, in the psychic universe, there should be other and more than human consciousnesses obsessed by thoughts of evil and egotism and rebellion, this would account, perhaps, for some of the quite extravagant and improbable wickedness of human behaviour.
  The acts willed by our minds are accomplished either through the instrumentality of the physiological intelligence and the body, or, very exceptionally, and to a limited extent, by direct supernormal means of the PK variety. Analogously the physical situations willed by a divine Providence may be arranged by the perpetually creating Mind that sustains the universein which case Providence will appear to do its work by wholly natural means; or else, very exceptionally, the divine Mind may act directly on the universe from the outside, as it werein which case the workings of Providence and the gifts of grace will appear to be miraculous. Similarly, the divine Mind may choose to communicate with finite minds either by manipulating the world of men and things in ways, which the particular mind to be reached at that moment will find meaningful; or else there may be direct communication by something resembling thought transference.

1.02 - The Principle of Fire, #Initiation Into Hermetics, #Franz Bardon, #Occultism
  Bible we read: Fiat Lux There shall be light. The origin of the light, of course, is to be sought in the fire. Each element and therefore that of fire, too, has two polarities, i.e., the active and the passive one, which means positive (+) and negative (-). Plus will always signify the constructive, the creative, the productive sources whereas minus stands for all that is destructive or dissecting. There are always two basic qualities, which must be clearly distinguished in each element. Religions have always imputed the Good to the active and the evil to the passive side. But fundamentally spoken, there are no such things as good or bad; they are nothing but human conceptions. In the Universe there is neither good nor evil, because everything has been created according to immutable rules, wherein the Divine Principle is reflected and only by knowing these rules, shall we be able to come near to the Divinity.
  As mentioned before, the fiery principle owns the expansion, which I shall call electrical fluid for the sake of better comprehension. This definition does not just point to the roughly material electricity in spite of its having a certain analogy to it.

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   candidate for initiation is only that the latter acts consciously and with full insight into the entire situation. He acquires by training the gifts bestowed on others by higher powers for the Good of humanity. We can sincerely revere these favored of God; but we should not for this reason regard the work of esoteric training as superfluous.
  Once the student has learned the sign-language there awaits him yet another trial, to prove whether he can move with freedom and assurance in the higher worlds. In ordinary life he is impelled to action by exterior motives. He works at one occupation or another because one duty or another is imposed on him by outward circumstances. It need hardly be mentioned that the student must in no way neglect any of his duties in ordinary life because he is living and working in higher worlds. There is no duty in a higher world that can force a person to neglect any single one of his duties in the ordinary world. The father will remain just as good a father to his family, the mother just as good a mother, and neither the official nor the soldier, nor anyone else will be diverted from his work by becoming an esoteric

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 uncommitted. 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.

10.35 - The Moral and the Spiritual, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Indian spiritual consciousness considers the secular distinction of good and evil as otiose: both are maya, there must neither be attachment to the Good, nor repulsion from Evil, the two, dwandwas, belong to the same category of relativity, that is, unreality.
   Indian artists and poets were steeped in that tradition, wholly inspired by that spirit. Orthodox morality often wonders, is even shocked at the frankness, the daring nonchalance in Indian art creations ,a familiar prudery would call it shamelessness and even vulgarity, but to the Indian view, 'the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant' are of equal value and merit. The movement conventional morality calls 'libidinous' has a nobler name in Indian tradition: it is dirasa, the first or primary delight of existence. As I have said, the modern consciousness finds it a horror and is therefore all the more fascinated by it and dives into it head foremost.

1.038 - Impediments in Concentration and Meditation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Duhkha and daurmanasya sorrow and depression in the mind can be due to a memory in the mind of having lost everything pleasurable in life. This memory can come after years and years of practice. The memory need not come immediately. After fifteen, twenty years of meditation we may remember, "After all, I have lost all the Goods of life. I am a miserable person." This condition can supervene due to the memory of having lost the centres of satisfaction in life. Or there can be a writhing of spirit from within due to the pressure of Reality itself, though our meditation has been correct and in the right direction, and this requires that the external centres of pleasure be isolated from the spiritual ideal that is before it, because the centres of pleasure, whatever they be, are ultimately irreconcilable with the ideal of meditation.
  The irreconcilability arises on account of the fact that all objects of pleasure are centres which pull consciousness in a direction which is different from the direction which the spirit is trying to take in the practice of meditation. To use a common term, 'objects of sense', the centres of pleasure in life exert a centrifugal force, while in meditation the force is centripetal. It is a movement towards the centre rather than towards the circumference. But in the pursuit of pleasure in the cognition of objects of sense and the activity that is directed towards the achievement of these objects there is a movement of the mind away from the centre externally, like the radii of a circle moving away from the centre towards the circumference. In meditation these rays, which are the radii of the mind, are withdrawn to the centre and conserved with a tremendous effort of understanding. Whatever the circumstance, one has to pass through these stages, and perhaps no one can escape these conditions. One day or the other we will find ourselves in this mood of sorrow and despondency; and most of these difficulties come only in an advanced state and not in the initial stages. A beginner does not know what all this is, because he has not felt any one of these. It is only after a certain stage, perhaps after years of intense practice, that these experiences will come like violent winds blowing over one's head.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  determined to wrest the Good life and the stable state from the intransigent forces of nature although we
  may be sporadically aware that the intransigent forces shaped so heroically included the now-decimated

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The will is free and we are at liberty to identify our being either exclusively with our selfness and its interests, regarded as independent of indwelling Spirit and transcendent Godhead (in which case we shall be passively damned or actively fiendish), or exclusively with the divine within us and without (in which case we shall be saints), or finally with self at one moment or in one context and with spiritual not-self at other moments and in other contexts (in which case we shall be average citizens, too theocentric to be wholly lost, and too egocentric to achieve enlightenment and a total deliverance). Since human craving can never be satisfied except by the unitive knowledge of God and since the mind-body is capable of an enormous variety of experiences, we are free to identify ourselves with an almost infinite number of possible objectswith the pleasures of gluttony, for example, or intemperance, or sensuality; with money, power or fame; with our family, regarded as a possession or actually an extension and projection of our own selfness; with our goods and chattels, our hobbies, our collections; with our artistic or scientific talents; with some favourite branch of knowledge, some fascinating special subject; with our professions, our political parties, our churches; with our pains and illnesses; with our memories of success or misfortune, our hopes, fears and schemes for the future; and finally with the eternal Reality within which and by which all the rest has its being. And we are free, of course, to identify ourselves with more than one of these things simultaneously or in succession. Hence the quite astonishingly improbable combination of traits making up a complex personality. Thus a man can be at once the craftiest of politicians and the dupe of his own verbiage, can have a passion for brandy and money, and an equal passion for the poetry of George Meredith and under-age girls and his mother, for horse-racing and detective stories and the Good of his country the whole accompanied by a sneaking fear of hell-fire, a hatred of Spinoza and an unblemished record for Sunday church-going. A person born with one kind of psycho-physical constitution will be tempted to identify himself with one set of interests and passions, while a person with another kind of temperament will be tempted to make very different identifications. But these temptations (though extremely powerful, if the constitutional bias is strongly marked) do not have to be succumbed to; people can and do resist them, can and do refuse to identify themselves with what it would be all too easy and natural for them to be; can and do become better and quite other than their own selves. In this context the following brief article on How Men Behave in Crisis (published in a recent issue of Harpers Magazine) is highly significant. A young psychiatrist, who went as a medical observer on five combat missions of the Eighth Air Force in England says that in times of great stress and danger men are likely to react quite uniformly, even though under normal circumstances, they differ widely in personality. He went on one mission, during which the B-17 plane and crew were so severely damaged that survival seemed impossible. He had already studied the on the ground personalities of the crew and had found that they represented a great diversity of human types. Of their behaviour in crisis he reported:
  Their reactions were remarkably alike. During the violent combat and in the acute emergencies that arose during it, they were all quietly precise on the interphone and decisive in action. The tail gunner, right waist gunner and navigator were severely wounded early in the fight, but all three kept at their duties efficiently and without cessation. The burden of emergency work fell on the pilot, engineer and ball turret gunner, and all functioned with rapidity, skilful effectiveness and no lost motion. The burden of the decisions, during, but particularly after the combat, rested essentially on the pilot and, in secondary details, on the co-pilot and bombar ther. The decisions, arrived at with care and speed, were unquestioned once they were made, and proved excellent. In the period when disaster was momentarily expected, the alternative plans of action were made clearly and with no thought other than the safety of the entire crew. All at this point were quiet, unobtrusively cheerful and ready for anything. There was at no time paralysis, panic, unclear thinking, faulty or confused judgment, or self-seeking in any one of them.
  Sometimes crisis alone, without any preparatory training, is sufficient to make a man forget to be his customary self and become, for the time being, something quite different. Thus the most unlikely people will, under the influence of disaster, temporarily turn into heroes, martyrs, selfless labourers for the Good of their fellows. Very often, too, the proximity of death produces similar results. For example, Samuel Johnson behaved in one way during almost the whole of his life and in quite another way during his last illness. The fascinatingly complex personality, in which six generations of Boswellians have taken so much delight the learned boor and glutton, the kindhearted bully, the superstitious intellectual, the convinced Christian who was a fetishist, the courageous man who was terrified of deathbecame, while he was actually dying, simple, single, serene and God-centred.
  Paradoxical as it may seem, it is, for very many persons, much easier to behave selflessly in time of crisis than it is when life is taking its normal course in undisturbed tranquillity. When the going is easy, there is nothing to make us forget our precious selfness, nothing (except our own will to mortification and the knowledge of God) to distract our minds from the distractions with which we have chosen to be identified; we are at perfect liberty to wallow in our personality to our hearts content. And how we wallow! It is for this reason that all the masters of the spiritual life insist so strongly upon the importance of little things.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  of multiplying their totem for the Good of the community by means of
  magical ceremonies. Most of the totems are edible animals and
  vegetation either for good or for evil according to the Good or the
  bad character of his acts or states: for example, a fruitful woman

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  full-length prostrations. While prostrating, we contemplate the Good qualities of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which makes respect and admiration
  arise in our mind. This reduces any embellishment we may have regarding our

1.03 - The Gate of Hell. The Inefficient or Indifferent. Pope Celestine V. The Shores of Acheron. Charon. The, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
    Who have foregone the Good of intellect."
    And after he had laid his hand on mine

1.03 - THE STUDY (The Exorcism), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  And the Good and the Beautiful vilipends,
  Finding them often hard to measure:
  Which always wills the Bad, and always works the Good.

1.03 - The Sunlit Path, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Then the question sinks a little deeper. In fact, it is not that it sinks or intensifies; it is as if a first breath of air enabled us to appreciate better the daily suffocation we live in and revealed deeper layers to our eyes, other, subtler coverings. We are indeed Bill Smith, a legal and national artifice, a little mechanized cog that would like to get out of the machine. But what is behind Bill Smith? There is a man walking a boulevard, going up and down the great mental roller coaster, humming with a thousand thoughts, of which none truly matters, none remedies his sorrow or desire; there is what the latest book thinks, what that billboard or those headlines scream, what the professor or schoolmaster or friend or colleague or neighbor said a thousand passersby milling in the inner street but where is the one who does not pass, the lodger of the dwelling? There is yesterday's experience, which ties in with the accident of the day before, which ties in with... a gigantic telephone network, with switches, relays and instant communications, but which really communicates nothing, except the same rehashed and self-contained story, which keeps swelling up and swelling up and curling back onto itself and unrolling a sum of past that never makes a true present, or a future that is but the sum of a million acts adding up to zero where is the act, where? Where is the self of that addition, the minute of being that is not the result of the past, the pure touch of sunlight that escapes that machinery, even more merciless than the other one? There is what our fathers and mothers have put into us, and books, priests, partisans, grandfa ther's cancer, great-uncle's lust, the Good of this one, the less good of that one; there are the Tables of the Law of iron, the thou-cannots, thou-should-nots, Newton and the churches, Mendel and the law of gestation of germ cells but what germinates in all that? Where is the Germ, the pure unexpected seed suddenly bursting open, the Thou-Can like a stroke of grace in this implacable round conditioned by the fathers of our fathers inside the mental fortress? There is this little man walking along a boulevard, going up and down the same avenue a thousand times; inside, outside, it's all the same, like nothing walking in nothing, anybody inside anything, John or Peter with only different neckties: between this lamppost and that one nothing has happened. There was nothing, not a single second of being!
  But, suddenly, on this boulevard, there is a sort of second-degree suffocation. We stop and stare. What do we stare at? We don't know, but we stare. All of a sudden we are no longer in the machine; we are no longer in it, we never were! We are no longer Bill Smith or American or New Yorker, the son of our father or the father of our son, our thought, or heart or feelings, or yesterday or tomorrow, or male or female or anything of the kind we are something else altogether. We don't know what, but it stares. We are like a window opening.

1.03 - The Syzygy - Anima and Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  processes, for the Good reason that the conscious mind is always
  in danger of becoming one-sided, of keeping to well-worn paths

1.03 - VISIT TO VIDYASAGAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Though they are rajasic, they are influenced by sattva. Compassion springs from sattva. Though work for the Good of others belongs to rajas, yet this rajas has sattva for its basis, and is not harmful. Suka and other sages cherished compassion in their minds to give people religious instruction, to teach them about God. You are distributing food and learning. That is good too. If these activities are done in a selfless spirit they lead to God. But most people work for fame or to acquire merit. Their activities are not selfless. Besides, you are already a siddha."
  VIDYASAGAR: "How is that, sir?"

1.03 - YIBHOOTI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  bad for the Good, the dream for the reality. Soul is the only
  reality, and we have forgotten it. Body is an unreal dream, and

1.04 - Body, Soul and Spirit, #Theosophy, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  carries within itself of the true and the Good is immortal in it. That which shines forth in the soul as eternal is to be called here consciousness-soul. consciousness can be spoken of even in connection with the lower soul stirrings. The most ordinary everyday sensation is a matter of consciousness. To this extent animals also have consciousness. The kernel of human consciousness, that is, the soul within the soul, is here meant by consciousness-soul. The consciousness-soul is accordingly differentiated from the intellectual-soul as yet another distinct member of the human soul. The intellectual-soul is still entangled in the sensations, the impulses, the passions, etc. Everyone knows how at first a man holds that to be true which he, owing to his feelings, prefers. Only that truth, however, is permanent which has freed itself from all taint of such feelings as sympathy and antipathy. The truth is true, even if all personal feelings revolt against it. The part of the soul in which this truth lives will be called consciousness-soul.
  So that even as one had to distinguish three members in the body, one has also to distinguish
  three in the soul; sentient-soul, intellectual-soul, consciousness-soul. And just as the corporality works from below upward with a limiting effect on the soul, so the spiritual works from above downward into it, expanding it. For the more the soul fills itself with the True and the Good, the wider and the more comprehensive becomes the eternal in it. To him who is able to "see" the soul, the splendor which goes out from a human being, because his eternal is expanding, is just as much a reality as the light which streams out from a flame is real to the physical eye. For the "seer" the corporeal man is only a part of the whole man. The body as the coarsest structure lies within others, which interpenetrate both it and each other. The ether-body fills the physical body as a double form; extending beyond this on all sides is to be seen the soul-body (astral shape). And beyond this, again, extends the sentient-soul, then the intellectual-soul, which grows the larger the more it receives into itself of the True and the Good. For this True and Good cause the expansion of the intellectual-soul. A man living only and entirely according to his
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  Just as within the physical world each human body is built up as a separate being, so is the spirit-body within the spirit world. In the spirit world there is for man an inner and