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  • More people would live responsibly were it not for their having no one else to blame but themselves.


  • Few things attract followers as much as one that seems to know where to go; this is because most have a feeling of being lost and without direction.


  • Before we can soar, we need to sever the bonds of fear and desire that anchor us to the trifles of the day.


  • The most beautiful things in life are not to be seen, not to be heard, and not to be tasted, but sensed while detecting the intense beauty that is locked within each of us.


  • Our memories of childhood are like the coloring books of children, in that they come to us with outlines only that we can color with any crayon that we are inclined to use, whether all in black or all yellow, or colors that are closer to reality. It shouldn’t be forgotten however, that the final appearance will always be different than if a color photograph or a color movie could be produced. Thus, memories are almost always closer to the way we are inclined to remember than the way they actually were.


  • How very different life would be if each of us would only assume that we are as nothingness in the Universe except to ourselves and to one another.


  • Perhaps our greatest unrecognized blessing is the ability to recognize all of the great blessings that come to us daily by living in America and living here today.


  • Fears and desires are not gods that require our obedience, but are only feelings that often sabotage that which we value most highly.


  • There may be exceptions, but it is probable that almost anything that we imagine can be attained if not stopped by our lack of resolve or death.


  • Those that look for happiness through the promise of endless self-gratification, will not only find the promise empty but their lives will become much wasted in the process. Happiness is to be found only through discovering and satisfying the deep longings within us that are specific to each of us.


  • Don’t go to the “Lost and Found Department” to find the time that we’ve lost.


  • Perhaps the most pitiful of all is the individual that sinks into a bottomless morass of self-pity.


  • Our minds work remarkably like our intestines in that both absorb that which is deemed useable and lets everything else go down the drain.


  • The laws that are written within each of us are more important for our life’s directions than the laws that are written in the books of other’s.


  • Few things are as destructive to our present and future as the hate that ferments within our souls.


  • It is better to remain in solitude and think about things that matter, than to be among others and talk about things that matter not.


  • Few things make so many demands on one’s free time as does poverty.


  • If we are in the least bit introspective, each of will detect persistent longings. It is easy to pass these off as being of little consequence, but they may be much more vital to a fulfilled life than we suppose. If the same longings persist for years, then they obviously represent some deficiency in our lives that are not being fulfilled. It matters little as to whether these are innate or learned, as they are present and probably unalterable except by their fulfillment. These longings are not mere whims or impulses, but persistent messages from our deep inner-self that something is lacking in our lives. It should become a priority to understand these longings and adopt a pattern of life that fulfills them without introducing new discords that disrupt our inner-self in new ways.


  • No matter how high we may soar, we will always be snared in the webs of our pasts.


  • The abject emptiness felt by most of us and denied by almost all, can never be filled by possessions, but by growing that which is deep within that has been ignored because our culture has found no way to profit from its cultivation.


  • To exist is to be in danger; to not be in danger is to be avoided.


  • We most often make our dumbest mistakes at the times we feel we are smartest.


  • Those that rely only on intuition are only a little less wise than those that totally ignore intuition.


  • If we were always objective in what we do, there’d be no need to study science since we would all be scientists already.


  • Many minds lie like fallow ground just waiting for advertisers to plough and sow the seeds of desire in order to harvest their sales.


  • The dreamer, when failing at a task, still believes that he should have succeeded, even though the failure is shouting: “Your failure means that you should have failed!”


  • To receive the benefit of the good opinions of others, one must first never speak ill of another.


  • Many women that profess that they want to have the same rights as men seem to be offering to forfeit a few of the unique rights that they already have.


  • Unconditional love is just a fantasy. How can anything be unconditional when our existence is conditional; when our own mental stability is conditional, and when the emotional disposition of the one loved is conditional? Virtually everything in the Universe is conditional on something else.


  • When knowledge is wedded to imagination the benefits are boundless. When ignorance is wedded to imagination, the harms are unlimited.


  • Obsessive dissatisfaction is the embryo that grows into most of life’s unhappiness.


  • WALT HASKINS


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