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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Words of Wisdom 2

Here are some words. Whether they are wise or not I leave up to every individual to decide for themselves.

"We do not see things as they are. We see things as WE are. And that is our biggest flaw."
Ali Yıldırım

"Doing the right thing even when it doesn't benefit me is what makes me a man."
Ali Yıldırm - to a friend

"I drove past a church the other day. The sign said God provides for everyone's need not everyone's greed".
Ali Yildirim - in a discussion with a friend

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Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Aristotle

You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been to so many places, I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see, if the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew

We need to sing with all the voices of the mountain
We need to paint with all the colours of the wind

You think you own whatever land you land on
That the earth is just a dead thing you can claim
You can own the earth and still
All you'll own is earth until
You can paint with all the colours of the wind

From Disney's Motion Picture "Pocahontas"
Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz, Music: Alan Menken
Vocal: Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas), Original song: Vanessa Williams
Adapted for this post by Ali Yıldırım

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