Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
- Myla Kabat-Zinn

Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction.
- Kabbalah

[In 2000] Commuters will go to the city in huge aerial buses that hold 200 passengers. Hundreds of thousands more will make such journeys twice a day in their own helicopters.
- Waldemar Kaempfert

The meaning of life is that it stops.
- Franz Kafka

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Visionary is a self-fulfilling prophet. Don't predict the future. Create it.
- Leland Kaiser

The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.
- Leland Kaiser

Give a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.
- Abraham Kaplan

The future must be seen in terms of what a person can do to contribute something, to make something better, to make it go where he believes with all his being it ought to go.
- Frederick R. Kappel

We can invent only with memory.
- Alphonse Karr

Do not learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others so that you do not make any.
- Sean Karsten

Don't try to reason with your heart or feel with your mind for just as the heart knows no logic the mind can't lead you to your soul.
- Lady Katilyn

Star Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening... when you'd have preferred to talk.
- D.J. Kaufman

Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya.
- Walter Kaufmann

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
- Kenneth Kaunda

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Danny Kaye

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it better not come at all.
- John Keats

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced - even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
- John Keats

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty.' -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
- John Keats

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
- Arthur Keith

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
- Clarence Buddinton Kelland

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
- Father James Keller

The rational individualist is not the enemy of benevolence or civility, but their truest exemplar.
- David Kelley

The happiness of society is the end of government.
- Walt Kelly

We have met the enemy, and they are us.
- Walt Kelly

Star The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who without a dream.
- Harry Kemp

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- Thomas ã Kempis

Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.
- Thomas ã Kempis

Don't be angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, because you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas ã Kempis

Ambition never comes to an end.
- Yoshida Kenko

If you thought going to the dentist was painful, you should try Solaris.
- Dave Kennedy

Star If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
- Rose F. Kennedy

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
- Rose F. Kennedy

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
- Corita Kent

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything in the house.
- Jean Kerr

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
- Jean Kerr

He had delusions of adequacy.
- Walter Kerr

Doubt yourself, and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgement, and you can see forever.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get too confident.
- Nancy Kerrigan

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
- Charles F. Kettering

We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have - and not worrying about what we don't have.
- Ken Keyes Jr.

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
- Ken Keyes Jr.

It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone....
- John Maynard Keynes

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even where there are no rivers.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Life can only be understood backward, yet, it has to be lived forward.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
- Søren Kierkegaard

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Adversity not only draws people together but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship, just as the cold winter forms ice-figures on the window panes which the warmth of the sun effaces.
- Søren Kierkegaard

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. What wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!
- Søren Kierkegaard

To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner.
- Søren Kierkegaard

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
- Søren Kierkegaard

The air is like a butterfly With frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky and sings.
- Joyce Kilmer

Star Don't knock your competitors. By boosting others you will boost yourself. A little competition is a good thing and severe competition is a blessing. Thank God for competition.
- Jacob Kindleberger

Star The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
- B.B. King

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- Basil King

Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
- Billie Jean King

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart. Then people are going to treat you better. You're going to find, yes you will, that you're beautiful as you feel.
- Carole King

If a ship has sunk, I can't bring it up. If it is going to be sunk, I can't stop it. I can use my time much better working on tomorrow's problem than fretting about yesterday's. Besides, if I let those things get me, I wouldn't last long.
- Ernest J. King

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
- Martin Luther King

Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King

We muct accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.
- Martin Luther King

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also those who need it so much.
- Daphine Rose Kingma

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say: I have made one human being, at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day.
- Charles Kingsley

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
- Charles Kingsley

Star You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.
- Darwin P. Kingsley

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
- Rudyard Kipling

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling

One learns more from a good scholar in a rage than from a score of lucid and laborious drudges.
- Rudyard Kipling

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody - it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

True happiness consists in making happy.
- Bharavi's Kiratarjuniya (Hindu)

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
- Henry Kissinger

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry Kissinger

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
- Henry Kissinger

Don't talk to me about atrocities in war; all war is an atrocity.
- Lord Kitchener

To touch is to experience, but to feel is to live.
- Loren Klein

Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.
- Grenville Kleiser

The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
- Bobby Knight

Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
- George Knight

The art of being a woman can never consist of being a bad imitation of a man.
- Olga Knopf

Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.
- Chuck Knox

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.
- Edward Koch

...in the course of the last century science has become so dizzy with its successes, that it has forgotten to ask the pertinent questions- or refused to ask them under the pretext that they are meaningless, and in any case not the scientists concern.
- Arthur Koestler

Even a cursory glance at history should convince one that individual crimes committed for selfish motives play a quite insignificant part in the human tragedy, compared to the numbers massacred in unselfish loyalty to one's tribe, nation, dynasty, church, or political ideology, ad majorem gloriam dei. The emphasis is on unselfish. Excepting a small minority of mercenary or sadistic disposition, wars are not fought for personal gain, but out of loyalty and devotion to king, country or cause. Homicide committed for personal reasons is a statistical rarity in all cultures, including our own. Homicide for unselfish reasons, at the risk of one's own life, is the dominant phenomenon of history.
- Arthur Koestler

...one of the tests of a theory is that, once grasped, it appears self-evident.
- Arthur Koestler

Conscious and unconscious experiences do not belong to different compartments of the mind; they form a continuous scale of gradations, of degrees of awareness.
- Arthur Koestler

...we are apt to forget that the vast majority of men and women who fell under the totalitarian spell was activated by unselfish motives, ready to accept the role of martyr or executioner, as the cause demanded.
- Arthur Koestler

When reality becomes unbearable, the mind must withdraw from it and create a world of artificial perfection. Plato's world of pure Ideas and Forms, which alone is to be considered as real, whereas the world of nature which we perceive is merely its cheap Woolworth copy, is a flight into delusion.
- Arthur Koestler

...the more original a discovery the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler

The individual is not a killer, but the group is, and by identifying with it the individual is transformed into a killer.
- Arthur Koestler

Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
- E. L. Konigsburg

Suppose you considered your neighborhood to be your temple - how would you treat your temple and what would be your spiritual task there?
- Jack Kornfield

The basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love.
- Jack Kornfield

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another and ourselves.
- Jack Kornfield

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
- Jack Kornfield

If the girl kisses you that can be a good sign, but yet again it can be a friendly kiss. If she slips you the tongue, that can be a good sign, but then again it could be just a friendly tongue slipping. I'll stop now...
- Christopher Koziol

The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he.
- Karl Kraus

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstacy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
- J. Krishnamurti

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
- J. Krishnamurti

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
- J. Krishnamurti

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
- J. Krishnamurti

If my behaviour is according to either the code of the Hindu, the Muslim, the Buddhist or the Christian or the Communist, then I must be in opposition to other cultures. But the world is no longer so rigidly divided into the Hindu, the Muslim, the Catholic and all the rest of it; must there not be a behaviour which is completely human and yet free beyond all nationalistic, linguistic, geographical divisions?
- J. Krishnamurti

The reality of truth is not to be bought, to be sold, to be repeated; it cannot be taught in books. It has to be found from moment to moment, in the smile, in the tear, under the dead leaf, in the vagrant thought, in the fullness of love.
- J. Krishnamurti

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.
- Nikita Krushchev

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Star The ultimate lesson all of us have is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It's not peace I want, not mere contentment. It's boundless joy and ecstasy for me.
- Kugell

Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition.
- Thomas Kuhn

Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
- Rich Kulawiec

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
- Milan Kundera

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
- Charles Kuralt

Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that.
- Rabbi Harold Kushner

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
- Rabbi Harold Kushner

The son offers the father his life as a vessel for carrying forth his father's dream.
- Tony Kushner


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