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The Imperishable Gem 01 Jan 2012 13:44 #46934

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The Daily Gem is a quote, thought, or prayer open for submissions by any member of this Temple. If you'd like to submit for the Daily Gem, please send me a PM.

Here we go: May The Force Be With Us and may we come away with greater learning and inspiration...

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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 1st, 2012 01 Jan 2012 13:45 #46935

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Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

-- Excerpt from "Ring Out, Wild Bells".
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 2nd, 2012 02 Jan 2012 13:45 #47003

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Today everybody permits himself the expression of his wish and dearest thought; hence I, too, shall say what it is that I wish for myself today, and what was the first thought to run across my heart this year – what thought shall for me be the reason, warranty, and sweetness of my life henceforth. I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things: then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful.

-- Gay Science, 276
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

Daily Gem -- Jan 3rd, 2012 03 Jan 2012 13:31 #47055

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In light of several having lost loved ones of the four-legged type recently, the following is a submission by Jedi robert maccuswell:

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

- Unknown
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 4th, 2012 04 Jan 2012 14:08 #47148

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Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.

-- Benjamin Franklin
Master: Jestor
“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 5th, 2012 05 Jan 2012 12:49 #47216

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It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is a vast
landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.

-- Thornton Wilder
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 6th, 2012 06 Jan 2012 12:56 #47277

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An hour’s contemplation is better than a year’s adoration.

-- Prophet Muhammad
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 7th, 2012 07 Jan 2012 09:36 #47338

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The idea of punishing evil presupposes that we know evil when we see it

-- God Wants You Dead, pg 128.
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 8th, 2012 08 Jan 2012 11:07 #47391

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Keep yourself surrounded by people you can't live without, not people you can live with.

-- Unknown
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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Daily Gem -- Jan 9th, 2012 09 Jan 2012 11:35 #47432

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He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

-- Proverbs 16:32
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them" -- Baruch Spinoza.

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