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The Passionate State of Mind

The Passionate State of Mind

And Other Aphorisms

  • Author: Eric Hoffer
  • Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc
  • ISBN: 9781933435091
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 112
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Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. The Passionate State of Mind is a collection of timeless aphorisms taken from his brilliant writings.

Bruce Lee Artist of Life

Bruce Lee Artist of Life

Inspiration and Insights from the World's Greatest Martial Artist

  • Author: Bruce Lee
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462917909
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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"Bruce Lee was known as an amazing martial artist, but he was also a profound thinker. He left behind seven volumes of writing on everything from quantum physics to philosophy." — John Blake, CNN Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Greatest Men of the Century," Bruce Lee's impact and influence has only grown since his untimely death in 1973. Part of the seven-volume Bruce Lee Library, this installment of the famed martial artist's private notebooks allows his legions of fans to learn more about the man whose groundbreaking action films and martial arts training methods sparked a worldwide interest in the Asian martial arts. Bruce Lee Artist of Life explores the development of Lee's thoughts about Gung Fu (Kung Fu), philosophy, psychology, poetry, Jeet Kune Do, acting, and self-knowledge. Edited by John Little, a leading authority on Lee's life and work, the book includes a selection of letters that eloquently demonstrate how Lee incorporated his thought into actions and provided advice to others. Although Lee rose to stardom through his physical prowess and practice of jeet kune do—the system of fighting he founded—Lee was also a voracious and engaged reader who wrote extensively, synthesizing Eastern and Western thought into a unique personal philosophy of self-discovery. Martial arts practitioners and fans alike eagerly anticipate each new volume of the Library and its trove of rare letters, essays, and poems for the light it sheds on this legendary figure. This book is part of the Bruce Lee Library, which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

War and Conflict Quotations

War and Conflict Quotations

A Worldwide Dictionary of Pronouncements from Military Leaders, Politicians, Philosophers, Writers and Others

  • Author: Michael C. Thomsett,Jean Freestone Thomsett
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476611483
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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History is replete with pronouncements on war. Some reflect on man’s warlike nature (“We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth”—Homer); others deal with the practical strategies of the combatants (“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons”—Winston Churchill); and still others offer advice for avoiding conflict (“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war”—Desiderius Erasmus). More than 2,700 quotations on war and conflict are presented in this reference work. The quotations are arranged by more than 100 broad categories, from action to winning. For each, the quotation is first given, followed by its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date. The book includes numerous cross-references, and keyword-in-context and author indexes are provided for further utility.

The American Educational Monthly

The American Educational Monthly

A Magazine of Popular Instruction and Literature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
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Thought

Thought

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: India
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Silence Your Mind

Silence Your Mind

  • Author: Dr Ramesh Manocha
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0733628923
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 320
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Can't sleep because your thoughts won't switch off? Ever walked into a room to get something, only to realise you've forgotten what you were looking for? Does a constant stream of unnecessary chatter run through your head? Do you wish you could stop that mental noise whenever you wanted to? Australian bestseller SILENCE YOUR MIND offers a completely new approach to meditation - the experience of mental silence - that will help recharge your mental batteries and leave you feeling more positive, dynamic and wholly engaged with the world. It clearly explains how just 10 to 15 minutes of simple meditation practice each day can turn off that unnecessary mental chatter, thereby awakening your hidden abilities in work, sport, studies and creative pursuits. Scientifically based, this is fundamentally different from any meditation book you may have read before. Australian Dr Ramesh Manocha is leading the world in research into the positive impacts of the mental silence experience. His findings show that authentic meditation is easy, enjoyable, health-giving and life-changing. SILENCE YOUR MIND has sold over 10 000 copies in Australia. Royalties from its sale are directed to further research and educational activities in the field of meditation.

American Tricksters

American Tricksters

Thoughts on the Shadow Side of a Culture's Psyche

  • Author: William J. Jackson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630877336
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 292
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Tricksters are known by their deeds. Obviously not all the examples in American Tricksters are full-blown mythological tricksters like Coyote, Raven, or the Two Brothers found in Native American stories, or superhuman figures like the larger-than-life Davy Crockett of nineteenth-century tales. Newer expressions of trickiness do share some qualities with the Trickster archetype seen in myths. Rock stars who break taboos and get away with it, heroes who overcome monstrous circumstances, crafty folk who find a way to survive and thrive when the odds are against them, men making spectacles of themselves by feeding their astounding appetites in public--all have some trickster qualities. Each person, every living creature who ever faced an obstacle and needed to get around it, has found the built-in trickster impulse. Impasses turn the trickster gene on, or stimulate the trick-performing imagination--that's life. To explore the ways and means of trickster maneuvers can alert us to pitfalls, help us appreciate tricks that are entertaining, and aid us in fending off ploys which drain our resources and ruin our lives. Knowing more about the Trickster archetype in our psyches helps us be more self-aware.

The True Believer

The True Believer

Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

  • Author: Eric Hoffer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780062029355
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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A part of Harper Perennial’s special “Resistance Library” highlighting classic works that illuminate the “Age of Trump”: A boldly packaged reissue of the classic examination of dangerous nationalist political movements. “Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly.” —New Yorker A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer—the first and most famous of his books—was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., this landmark in the field of social psychology is completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today as it delivers a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

  • Author: Burton Feldman,Robert D. Richardson
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253201881
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 564
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Presents literary excerpts and readings which analyze and debate the origin, interpretation and validity of mythological theories

The Seed of the Tea Party: Racism and Religiosity. Christian Sharia in America

The Seed of the Tea Party: Racism and Religiosity. Christian Sharia in America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Ensure Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0983561214
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