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June 13, 2016 Leave a comment

“I can tell you that if I had been at the Bataclan or in one of the cafés, I would have opened fire. I might have died, but I would have drawn [my gun],” Trump was quoted as saying in the interview by French news site 20 Minutes.

“Do you really think that if there had been a few armed and trained people in the audience, things would have turned out that way?” Trump continues. “I don’t think so. They would have killed the terrorists. It’s good sense.”

Speaking at a campaign rally in Beaumont, Texas, the day after the November 13 [2015] attacks, Trump said the situation would have been “much, much different” if France had more lenient gun laws.                                     from Vice News

Oh yeah?

Well, it seems that both in France and in the U.S., nobody (even Americans!) managed to stop the killer before the intervention of the police who showed up 2 or 3 hours after the beginning of the shooting.

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Some quotes

December 12, 2015 Leave a comment

By Jean-Paul Sartre:

*  “We are our choices”
*  “On est ce qu’on veut.”
(Huis Clos)

*  “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.”
*  “L’homme n’est rien d’autre que ce qu’il se fait.”
(L’existentialisme est un humanisme)

*  “I felt myself in a solitude so frightful that I contemplated suicide. What held me back was the idea that no one, absolutely no one, would be moved by my death, that I would be even more alone in death than in life.”
*  “Je me sentais dans une solitude si affreuse que j’ai songé au suicide. Ce qui m’a retenu, c’est l’idée que personne, absolument personne, ne serait ému de ma mort, que je serais encore plus seul dans la mort que dans la vie.”
(La Nausée)

*  “What is important is not what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us.”
*  “L’essentiel n’est pas ce qu’on fait de l’homme, mais ce qu’il fait de ce que l’on a fait de lui.”
( L’Être et le Néant)

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“Fluctuat nec mergitur”

November 15, 2015 Leave a comment

“Tossed but not sunk”.
The motto has been used by the city of Paris since at bybenjamin regnierleast the fourteenth century.
It is now written on a fresco on Place de la République where people can see a lot of signs saying “we are not scared”.
I stand in solidarity for the victims of terrorism after the terror attacks in Paris on Friday November 13th.
France is now under state of emergency and begins three days of mourning.

I was supposed to see a U2 concert tonight in Paris to lift my spirits a little. The show is canceled, of course.

But yesterday night all the members of U2 join mourners paying tribute to victims outside the Bataclan theatre where a terrorist attack took place the night before.

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About meditation…and other stuffs.

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

In the beginning, nothing comes;
In the middle, nothing stays;
At the end, nothing goes.

by Milarepa

Right now, I’m at the beginning. Nothing comes. Sniff

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Quotes

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

The secret of getting ahead is getting started
Mark Twain

Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past
Brian Tracy

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Abraham H. Maslow

Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world — making the most of one’s best.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Seneca

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James

What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now.
Buddha

There are two rules for success: 1) Never tell everything you know…
Roger H. Lincoln

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Some quotes

March 1, 2010 Leave a comment

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds”.
R.D. Laing

“The journey to wholeness requires that you look honestly, openly, and with courage into yourself, into the dynamics that lie behind what you feel, what you perceive, what you value, and how you act. It is a journey through your defenses and beyond so that you can experience consciously the nature of your personality, face what it has produced in your life and choose to change that”.
Gary Zukov

“Every emotion that you experience in your life is a choice”.
Wayne Dyer

“If your happiness depends upon what somebody else says or does, then you have got a problem”.
Illusions

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome”.
Samuel Johnson

“When you begin to see from the perspective that everything in your life is a Lesson, an Opportunity or a Gift (LOG), the moments are periods of emotional suffering pain and suffering you experience will diminish significantly”.
Unknown

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Quotes

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

“Ce n’est pas parce que les choses sont difficiles que je n’ose pas, c’est parce que je n’ose pas qu’elles sont difficiles.”

“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.”

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable”.
Zig Ziglar

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
Hindy proverb.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your permission”.
Eleanor Roosevelt.

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