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First things first

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards:
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The perks of being a tennis pro

I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering, [...]
- Rafael Nadal

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At stake

Your desire should become so intense that you put all that you have at stake.
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The crazy ones

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
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The World is a Bridge

“Jesus, Son of Mary (on whom be peace) said: The World is a Bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity; but the World endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer, for the rest is unseen.”

Inscription at entry gate of Muslim monument, Fateh-Pur-Sikri, India, built by Akbar the Great

Illusion of reality

Reason is the illusion of reality.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Watch the thought

The thought manifests as the word;
the word manifests as the deed;
the deed develops into habit;
and the habit into character.
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To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

The unexamined life

The unexamined life is not worth living.

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Deep in the forest there’s an unexpected clearing that can be reached only by someone who has lost his way.

Tomas Tranströmer