View Quotations by:     Authors     Subjects     Tag     Country     Date Range

Quotations by Tag

Tag: "AWARENESS"      Page 2 of 2

First * Back * Next * Last

Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity....
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

George Harrison George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 - 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian mysticism, and helped broaden the horizons of the other Beatles, as well as those of their Western audience. Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, and also as a film and record producer. Harrison is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, Harrison, also a songwriter, generally contributed 1-2 songs per record from the With The Beatles onwards. His later compositions with The Beatles include "Here Comes the Sun", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". By the time of the band's break-up, Harrison had accumulated a backlog of material, which he then released as the acclaimed and successful triple album All Things Must Pass in 1970, from which came two singles: a double A-side single, "My Sweet Lord" backed with "Isn't It a Pity", and "What Is Life". In addition to his solo work, Harrison co-wrote two hits for Ringo Starr, another former Beatle, as well as songs for the Traveling Wilburys""the supergroup he formed in 1988 with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.

Author Information from Wikipedia

As scientists are thrust forward into positions of power and influence in natural resource management, it is well that they be humble. For of all people, scientists should be acutely aware that we know so little and that there is no final truth. Scientists are not accustomed to power and are likely to use power poorly. If we are not careful, we may be like the Wizard of Oz that Dorothy discovered behind the curtain manipulating an impressive show...
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Jack Ward Thomas Jack Ward Thomas was the thirteenth Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, serving during the Clinton administration years of 1993-1996.

Light that makes some things seen, makes some things invisible. Were it not for darkness and the shadow of the earth, the noblest part of the creation would remain unseen, and the stars in heaven invisible."

[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]


Sir Thomas Browne


Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.

[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]


Ludwig Borne

German political writer and satirist.

When a man finds a conclusion agreeable, he accepts it without argument, but when he finds it disagreeable, he will bring against it all the forces of logic and reason
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Thucydides http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thucydides
From wikipedia:
Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods, as outlined in his introduction to his work.[1]

He has also been called the father of the school of political realism, which views the relations between nations as based on might rather than right

The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Voltaire

The walnut of my brain glows. I feel it irradiate the skull. I am aware of the consciousness I have, and I mourn the consciousness I do not have.

[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]


Robert Bly

An American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States

Consciousness of our powers augments them.

[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Vauvenargues

With enlightenment and self-awareness, we can reguide and realign our whole selves: our bodies, by finding new ways of moving and celebrating them and by adding good foods in amounts they tell us they need; our soul, our sense of ourselves as good and worthwhile, by connecting them to the earth and to each other.
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Diana Roesch

It is notorious how powerful is the force of habit. The most complex and difficult movements can in time be performed without the least effort or consciousness.

[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]


Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist[I] who realised that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors, and published compelling supporting evidence of this in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species in which he presented his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, but it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed that natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.

Darwin's early interest in nature led him to neglect his course in medicine at Edinburgh University and instead help to investigate marine invertebrates, then the University of Cambridge encouraged a passion for natural science. His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell's uniformitarian ideas, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author.

Author Information from Wikipedia

Pleasures of achievement demand difficulties such that beforehand success seems doubtful although in the end it is usually achieved. This is perhaps the chief reason why a modest estimate of one's own powers is a source of happiness. The man who underestimates himself is perpetually being surprised by success, whereas the man who overestimates himself is just as often surprised by failure. The former kind of surprise is pleasant, the latter unple...
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]


Bertrand Russell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell
from wikipedia:
He was a prominent anti-war activist, championing free trade between nations and anti-imperialism.[5][6] Russell was imprisoned for his pacifist activism during World War I, campaigned against Adolf Hitler, for nuclear disarmament, criticised Soviet totalitarianism and the United States of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.[7]

In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought."[8]

English[1] philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic.[2] Although he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.[3]

Russell led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 1900s. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his protégé Wittgenstein and his elder Frege, and is widely held to be one of the 20th century's most important logicians.[2] He co-authored, with A. N. Whitehead, Principia Mathematica, an attempt to ground mathematics on logic. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy."[4] Both works have had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, and philosophy.

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception

[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Aldous Huxley

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the 14th and current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.

The Dalai Lama was born in Taktser, Qinghai (also known to Tibetans as Amdo), and was selected as the rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama two years later, although he was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15. The Gelug school's government administered an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent People's Republic of China wished to assert central control over it. There is a dispute over whether the respective governments reached an agreement for a joint Chinese-Tibetan administration.

Author Information from Wikipedia

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself
[full quote]   [add comments]   [Rate]   [Share]

Abraham Maslow Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 - June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Maslow was a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research and Columbia University. He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a "bag of symptoms."


Contents


1 Biography

1.1 Youth
1.2 College and university
1.3 Academic career
1.4 Death


2 Legacy
3 Humanistic theories of self-actualization

3.1 Qualities of self-actualizing people
3.2 Dynamics of self-actualization
3.3 Methodology
3.4 Hierarchy of Needs
3.5 Peak experiences
3.6 Metamotivation
3.7 B-values
3.8 Humanistic psychology
3.9 Psychology of religion
3.10 Positive psychology


4 Maslow's hammer
5 Criticism
6 Writings
7 See also
8 References
9 Further reading
10 External links


Biography[edit]
Youth[edit]

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Maslow was the oldest of seven children and was classed as "mentally unstable" by a psychologist. His parents were first generation Jewish immigrants from Russia who fled from Czarist persecution in the early 20th century. Maslow's parents had decided to live in New York City and in a multiethnic, working-class neighbourhood. His parents were poor and not intellectually oriented, but they valued education. It was a tough time for Maslow, as he experienced anti-Semitism from his teachers and from other children around the neighborhood. He had various encounters with anti-Semitic gangs who would chase and throw rocks at him. Maslow and other youngsters at the time with his background were struggling to overcome such acts of racism and ethnic prejudice in the attempt to establish an idealistic world based on widespread education and monetary justice. The tension outside of his home was also felt within it, he rarely got along with his mother, and eventually developed a strong revulsion to her. He is quoted as saying, "What I had reacted to was not only her physical appearance, but also her values and world view, her stinginess, her total selfishness, her lack of love for anyone else in the world - even her own husband and children - her narcissism, her Negro prejudice, her exploitation of everyone, her assumption that anyone was wrong who disagreed with her, her lack of friends, her sloppiness and dirtiness..." He also grew up with few friends other than his cousin Will, and as a result "...[He] grew up in libraries and among books." It was here that he developed his love for reading and learning. He went to Boys High School, one of the top high schools in Brooklyn. Here, he served as the officer to many academic clubs, and became editor of the Latin Magazine. He also edited Principia, the school's Physics paper, for a year.[10] He developed other strengths as well:

As a young boy, Maslow believed physical strength to be the single most defining characteristic of a true male; hence, he exercised often and took up weight lifting in hopes of being transformed into a more muscular, tough-looking guy, however, he was unable to achieve this due to his humble-looking and chaste figure as well as his studiousness.[11]

College and university[edit]

Author Information from Wikipedia

First * Back * Next * Last


Return to Tag List

Tell a Friend: Tell A Friend


Copyright © 2002-2014, OpEdNews

Powered by Populum