The Feeder of wolves fell, worker of evil deeds. The poet chopped Ljot’s leg off, I brought Fridgeir peace. I do not ask reward from the splasher of gold for that. The spears’ din was fun enough, the fight with the pale man. -from “Egil’s Saga”

to be filled

the seed has in it the leaf and the flower and the fruit. But the fulfillment of the purpose of that seed is that it is put in the ground, that it is watered, that a seedling springs up and is reared by the sun; it brings forth its flowers and fruits. This is the fulfillment of that seed which already contained in itself the fruit and the flower. Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Way of Illumination

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The Kenryll’ah have ruled a long time, Trull Sengar. And have grown weak with complacency. They cannot see their own impending demise. It is always the way of things, such blindness. No matter how long and perfect the succession of fallen empires and civilizations so clearly writ into the past, the belief remains that one’s own shall live for ever, and is not subject to the indomitable rules of dissolution that bind all of nature.’ The small, calm eyes of the demon looked down steadily upon Trull. ‘I am a caster of nets. Tyrants and emperors rise and fall. Civilizations burgeon then die, but there are always casters of nets. And tillers of the soil, and herders in the pastures. We are where civilization begins, and when it ends, we are there to begin it again. Steven Erikson, Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #5) l

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We are all in this world travelers, and those near to us or those whom we see, they are the ones we meet on our journey. And therefore, it is an opportunity of thinking of our duty towards them. Neither shall we be with them always, nor will they be with us. Life is a dream in which we are thrown, a dream which is ever changing. Therefore an opportunity lost of considering our little obligations in our everyday life, which form part of our duty, is like forgetting our religion. Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Way of Illumination

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How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex? —Julia Child William Alexander, 52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust

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How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex? —Julia Child William Alexander, 52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust

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And yet the most valuable things are attained with the least effort. But one does not realize their importance. One would rather have something which is attained with a great effort Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Way of Illumination

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In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first. Jimi Hendrix

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