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Manifest Destiny

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THE DEVIL. "what is the use of knowing?"

DON JUAN. "Why, to be able to choose the line of greatest advantage instead of yielding in the direction of least resistance. Does a ship sail to its destination no better than a log drifts nowhither? The philosopher is Natures pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer."

-George Bernard Shaw

"Being, by its very nature, outside language, some of this stuff has to remain unsaid and unspoken . It's a very serious study for me."
-Clive Barker on magic

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
-Frank Herbert

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
-Sun Tzu

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Buckminster Fuller

In the darkness of the North Sea, there is a kind of fish. Its name is Kun. Kun's body is vast, its length extending to unknown thousands of miles. Suddenly it changed into a bird. Its name is Peng. Peng's back is even bigger, its width extending to unknown thousands of miles.

With force, Peng flies from the sea to the sky, and its wings are like clouds at the horizon. When storms arise in the North Sea, the Peng bird flies to the South Sea. The South Sea is void without boundary. It is not created by man's work. It is created by Heaven and Earth, so it is known as the Lake of Heaven.

-Li Po