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Five or fourteen quotes about bread…

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So first a couple things. One is that I was likely prompted to post these quotes because (a) I love bread–eating it and making it–and (b) I just came across the photo below which was taken in ’08 or thereabouts. That was my first official cargo bike, when I graduated from carrying all sorts of things rather precariously on a “regular bike.” I still had a car at the time but didn’t use it very often and was testing the waters to see what it would be like to live without one (it’s great, by the way). And also, why this photo is relevant to this post, is that it was just a year or so prior that I started this blog. And in the early stages of my blogging I was uncertain as what to name it. One of the names in the ring at the time was “The Biking Baker,” because I baked a lot of bread and was gravitating towards going car-free. Ultimately I found the title too limiting, and later settled on the current name of Urban Simplicity. Because of a job change last year I don’t have the opportunity to bake bread as often as I once did or as often as I’d like. But as I sit here in a coffee shop typing these words on a beautiful spring morning there is a wonderful and fragrant loaf fermenting and rising on my kitchen counter. That’s likely the real reason I was prompted to post these quotes. With this said, if you’d like recipes for all sorts of bread (but mostly made with 100% whole wheat flour), click here. For more in the Five Quotes series, click here.

“No yoga exercise, no meditation in a chapel filled with music will rid you of your blues better than the humble task of making your own bread.”

~MFK Fisher

“Bread is an object of unparalleled worship and decorum. It embodies the full cycle of life and seasons, from the death of the wheat kernel in the earth to the resurrection as a stalk, from its ordeal in the mill to its journey through the oven and its offering at the table. Bread is a part of all major events in many lives, from birth, to betrothal and marriage, to death and resurrection.”

~Bernard Dupaigne

“God made yeast, as well as dough, and he loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I don’t preach a social gospel; I preach the Gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned for the whole person. When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.”

~Bishop Desmond Tutu

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”

~Ursula K. LeGuin

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”

~Aesop

“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

“We have learned to see in bread an instrument of community between men—the flavour of bread shared has no equal.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk.”

~M.F.K. Fisher

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”

~Robert Browning

“Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures. It’s not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.”

~Lionel Poilâne

“Bread and water—these are the things nature requires. For such things no man is too poor, and whosoever can limit his desire to them alone can rival Jupiter for happiness.”

~Seneca

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”

~James Beard

“Without bread all is misery.”

~William Cobbett

Five or Ten Quotes from Dr. Seuss

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(aka…Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, Theophrastus Seuss)

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” 

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

“Only you can control your future.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

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Five quotes on Thankfulness…

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So today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. This is my favorite holiday because it is simply about getting together with family and having a really good meal. But, I believe and hence its name, it is a time for reflection; a time to be thankful. Personally, I know that it is so easy to forget and take for granted all that I have in my life; all that I should be grateful for on a daily basis. While monetarily I have very little I still have more than many, and my life is filled with wealth in so many other ways. My cup, quite literally, runneth over. And for this, I truly am thankful. Anyhow, here’s a few quotes that inspire me.

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
~Meister Eckhart

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
~Harry A. Ironside

“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”
~Marcus Aurelius

“Rest and be thankful.”
~William Wadsworth

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Five or Nine Quotes from Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Leonard Huxley
26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963
“We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.”

“It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”
“A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.” 

“We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way.”
“Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.” 

“We live together, we act on, and react to one another; but always, and in all circumstances, we are by ourselves. ”
“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.”
“I know the outer world as well as you do, and I judge it. You know nothing of my inner world, and yet you presume to judge that world. ” 

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
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Five or Ten Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut

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November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?”
“If you can do no good, at least do no harm.”
“All this happened, more or less.”
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
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Five Quotes and a Video from Lou Reed

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March 2, 1942-October 27, 2013 

 We lost one of rock and roll’s great writers/musician/poets today. Click here to read his obituary.

“I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.”

“I don’t believe in dressing up reality. I don’t believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.”

“The music is all. People should die for it. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music?”

“I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.”

“I don’t know anyone actually who does care what a critic says.”

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Five or Fourteen Quotes on the Golden Rule…

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I find this amazing…that the Golden Rule (or the Original Truth), which of course is a blueprint on how we as humans should treat one another, is said across the board in every religion, faith, and non-faith. While the actual words that are said may change, these all still say the same thing…be nice to one another! This is so easy but also so difficult. Such a simple task but we still don’t seem to grasp it, at least not entirely (I speak for myself here). Anyhow, this is by no means a a complete list–just a few that stood out to me–and they are in no particular order.

Christianity


So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:12


Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 39


Judaism


Love your neighbor as yourself.

Leviticus 19:18


What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.

The Talmud


Hinduism


This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.

Mahabharata 5:1517


Islam


None of you has faith until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.

Number 13 of Imam “Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths.”


Native American


Do not wrong or hate your neighbor. For it is not he who you wrong, but yourself.

Pima proverb


Taoism


Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.

T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien.


The sage does not dwell on his own problems. He is aware of the needs of others.

Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 49


Zoroastrianism


Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.
Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29


Jainism


A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.

Sutrakritanga 1.11.33


Buddhism


Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.

Udana-Varga 5:18


Confucianism


Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.

Analects 15:23


Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.

Mencius VII.A.4


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Five or Ten Quotes from John Lennon…

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Born on this day 73 years ago.
“It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.”
 
“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” 
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” 

“I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.” 

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”  

“I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.”

“Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.”
 

“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.”
“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets. ”  


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Five or Eleven Quotes from Ram Dass

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Ram Dass
Born, Richard Alpert, April 6, 1931
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”
“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion–and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”
“The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”

“Be here now.”
“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.”
“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.”
“The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.”

“We’re all just walking each other home.” 
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Five or Eleven Quotes from Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), plus a song and its lyric

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(born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948)
“Communal well-being is central to human life.”
“Ever since I became a Muslim, I’ve had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to.”
“If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there’s a million ways to be, you know that there are.
“Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah.” 
“It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.”
“Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions of human beings.”
“Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.”
“People have times in their lives when they are forced to examine themselves.”
“The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur’an was the message of unity and peace.”
“To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are.”
“Music is part of God’s universe.”    
Peace Train 

Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I’ve been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it’s going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I’ve been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cause it’s getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it’s not so far from you
And it’s getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Now I’ve been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can’t we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again.

A brief letter to the President of the United States and a few quotes about war…

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Our earth is finite. So are its resources. And even more importantly, so are its people. As you likely know, the United States is on the cusp of yet another war (this is beyond my understanding). I can’t stop thinking about it. So I wrote a very brief letter (see below) and sent it (electronically) to the the president of this great nation. Anyone can do this (click here). I also asked him to call me. I’m still waiting…

Dear President Obama,
If war is my country’s way of trying to make me feel safer, it’s not working. Please stop. Please do not enter another war. War does not work, nor is it the answer. It’s time we learn to wage peace.
Sincerely,
Joe George
PS: I voted for you (twice)
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
~Albert Einstein
“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
~Herbert Hoover
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
~Voltaire
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
~Mahatma Gandhi
“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”
~Ernest Hemingway
“When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.”
~Jean-Paul Satre
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.
“How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?” 
~Howard Zinn
“If we don’t end war, war will end us.” 
~HG Wells
“Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity” 
~Stephen King

Five (or seven) Quotes and a Prayer from Howard Thurman

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November 18, 1899 – April 10, 1981
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
 “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” 
“During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.” 
“It is very easy to sit in judgement upon the behavior of others, but often difficult to realize that every judgement is a self-judgement.”
“Often, to be free means the ability to deal with the realities of one’s own situation so as not to be overcome by them.” 
“And this is the strangest of all paradoxes of the human adventure; we live inside all experience, but we are permitted to bear witness only to the outside. Such is the riddle of life and the story of the passing of our days.”
“There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful.”

Lord, open unto me
Open unto me – light for my darkness.
Open unto me – courage for my fear.
Open unto me – hope for my despair.
Open unto me – peace for my turmoil.
Open unto me – joy for my sorrow.
Open unto me strength for my weakness.
Open unto me – wisdom for my confusion
Open unto me – forgiveness for my sins.
Open unto me – love for my hates.
Open unto me – thy Self for my self.
Lord, Lord, open unto me!
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Five (or Seven) Quotes from Julia Child

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Julia Child (née McWilliams)
August 15, 1912 — August 13, 2004
“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
“I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
“Everything in moderation… including moderation.”
“Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’! In other words, friendship is the most important thing–not career or housework, or one’s fatigue–and it needs to be tended and nurtured.”
“To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating.”
“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
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Five (or eight) Quotes from Frank Zappa

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December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

“I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.”

“Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I’m concerned–I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or necrodestination.”

“The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with somebody else’s life.”

“I think it’s really tragic when people get serious about stuff. It’s such an absurdity to take anything really seriously … I make an honest attempt not to take anything seriously: I worked that attitude out about the time I was eighteen, I mean, what does it all mean when you get right down to it, what’s the story here? Being alive is so weird.”

“Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons.”

“So many books, so little time.”

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Five Quotes from Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II
Born August 4, 1961
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.”
“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”
“We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.”
 “The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.” 
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Five (or six) Quotes from Helen Thomas

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August 4, 1920 – July 20, 201

To read Ms. Thomas’ obituary at the New York Times, click here.

“You don’t spread democracy with a barrel of a gun.” 

“George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history.” 

“I’m a liberal, I was born a liberal, and I will be a liberal till the day I die.” 

“It should be mandatory that every president would read the Constitution. Too many swear to uphold the Constitution and then make end runs around it.”

“I don’t think a tough question is disrespectful.” 

“But when will our leaders learn – war is not the answer.”

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Five (or seven) Quotes from Ellen DeGeneres

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“Who’s to even say what’s normal or average? We’re all different people and we’re allowed to be different from on another. If someone ever says you’re weird, say thank you. And then curtsy. No, don’t curtsy. That might be too weird. Bow. And tip your imaginary hat. That’ll show them.”

“Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself. Happiness comes from within. You have the power to change your own mindset so that all the negative, horrible thoughts that try to invade your psyche are replaced with happy, positive, wonderful thoughts.”

“So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.”

“I was raised very, very strictly with Christian Science. I didn’t have a shot or an aspirin or anything until I was 13 years old. We had to go to church, do testimonies every Wednesday night. I think all religion is based on what happens after this life. You live a certain way so that when you die, things can be good. But why can’t things be good now? Why can’t you understand that you’re in heaven now? That’s how I live. I believe in God. I think that God is everywhere. Every morning I look outside, and I say, “Hi, God.” Because I think that the trees are God. I think that our whole experience is God.”

“Contribute to the world. Help people. Help one person. Help someone cross the street today. Help someone with directions unless you have a terrible sense of direction. Help someone who is trying to help you. Just help. Make an impact. Show someone you care. Say yes instead of no. Say something nice. Smile. Make eye contact. Hug. Kiss. Get naked.”

“I personally like being unique. I like being my own person with my own style and my own opinions and my own toothbrush.”

“Be kind to one another. Bye, bye.”

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Five (or nine) Quotes about Bicycles

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“Get a bicycle.  You will certainly not regret it, if you live.”
~ Mark Twain

 

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.”
~ H.G. Wells 

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” 
~ Elizabeth West 
 
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.”
~ William G. Golding  

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.”
~ Susan B. Anthony

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equaled myself plus the world, upon whose spinning wheel we must all learn to ride, or fall into the sluiceways of oblivion and despair. That which made me succeed with the bicycle was precisely what had gained me a measure of success in life — it was the hardihood of spirit that led me to begin, the persistence of will that held me to my task, and the patience that was willing to begin again when the last stroke had failed. And so I found high moral uses in the bicycle and can commend it as a teacher without pulpit or creed. She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life”.

~ Frances E. Willard 

“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.”

~ Iris Murdoch

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Five (or seven) Quotes from Deepak Chopra

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“When you make a choice, you change the future.”

“You will be transformed by what you read.” 

“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”

“The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity. ” 

“Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.”

“Think Positive.” 

“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”

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Five (or seven) Quotes from Nelson Mandela

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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

 “Having a grievance or a resentment is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy.

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
 

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

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