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  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
    Simone Weil
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    Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    American religeous writer, poet 1915-1968
    Thomas Merton
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    Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
  • Beverly Sills
    Beverly Sills
    American operatic soprano
    Beverly Sills
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    Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
    Buddha
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    I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.
  • St. John of the Cross
    St. John of the Cross
    Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-1591
    St. John of the Cross
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    If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. If you deny your appetite for them, you will enjoy their truth, understanding what is certain in them.
  • Flannery O'Connor
    Flannery O'Connor
    American writer and essayist 1925-1964
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    It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
  • Ralph Marston
    Ralph Marston
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    Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
  • Norman O. Brown
    Norman O. Brown
    American scholar, writer and philosopher 1913-2002
    Norman O. Brown
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    Love without attachment is light.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    My attachment has neither the blindness of the beginning, nor the microscopic accuracy of the close of such liaisons.
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