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  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
  • Butch Trucks
    Butch Trucks
    American musician 1947-2017
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    'Enlightened Rogues' we made like the earlier ones: whatever tune came up, whatever direction it went in, that's the way it went. That's what we'll always do. I think if we ever stop doin' that, we ought to quit.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
  • Bo Sanchez
    Bo Sanchez
    Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
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    As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
  • Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson
    Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
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    Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
    Source: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
    American spiritual teacher 1955-
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    Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
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    How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?
  • Alexander Haig
    Alexander Haig
    American politician 1924-2010
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    It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist, writer, and mountaineer 1875-1947
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    Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
  • Bodhidharma
    Bodhidharma
    semi-legendary Buddhist monk
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    Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
    Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    Perhaps by this time the 14th century was not quite sane. If enlightened self-interest is the criterion of sanity, in the verdict of Michelet, no epoch was more naturally mad.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • William Howard Taft
    William Howard Taft
    American politician, judge and President of the United States 1857-1930
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    Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
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