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Quotes of a Master

Updated on May 20, 2014

It is early spring and the river is rising.

When you cannot cross a river, reflect on the beauty of what is on your side.
When you cannot cross a river, reflect on the beauty of what is on your side. | Source

ARGUE WITH THESE and leave your spouse alone ;-)

Why is it that familiarity breed’s contempt but fear begets hate? Makes you want to stay totally ignorant.

It seems true that walking up stairs is good for you, coming down stairs not so good for you. What does that tell us about life?

How come the more I drink, the drunker I get, but the less I drink does not make me more soberer. Or does it?

If life hands you lemons and so you make lemonade, do not forget to add some sugar.

The apple does not fall far from the tree, but if someone picks it up and polishes it – what is possible then?

The gift of love is strange. It is the one thing that the giving of creates the existence of.

Religion is like deodorant, it does not mean you do not stink, it just covers the odor.

How can our words get so twisted that the best shrimp I ever had was a jumbo?

If marriage between gays is confounding for straight folk, just think how confounding marriage between hetero’s is to gays.

Being a moral person must be awesome, I can hardly wait to find one.

If the student teaches then the teacher learns, but only if they listen.

Why is it so hard to accept that my mom was the greatest person to ever live, and I am proof.

The finest gift I ever got was my Dad saying that he had learned a lot from me.

If life is good how much better must death be? I have a plan to put that answer off as long as possible.

Young people irritate me, they are always thinking, testing, trying and questioning. Reckon I am Jealous?

I once gave my heart to a woman. I was so silly. I thought that doing it once was enough.

Spring, summer, autumn, winter. As I get older it is now, Winter, Summer, Fall and Spring. Kind of weird that that is like rebirth.

My momma loved me, then she died.

Entertainment is what gets me out of my head. Sometimes sleep is the best entertainment.

Is it pretty yet?

So we just came up from down there.

So just imagine those little cliffs are about 600 ft tall. And you can understand why they call this the Grand Canyon.
So just imagine those little cliffs are about 600 ft tall. And you can understand why they call this the Grand Canyon. | Source


I often just slow down and ask "why do I love?". I hope I never find a reason.

Goodness is not a place or action, it is a state of the heart.

Peace is where Love runs into quiet.

Love is not an honorable thing, it is a humble thing.

And they did not love each other, they were in love.

Nothing says I love you like "I love you".

How easy to love if you are loved first. How incapable we are of not loving.

Goofy but fun.


Wisdom is not earned by the mere fact of getting older, but it helps.

Why do we know little children that appeared wise only to grow into stupid teenagers? Do you think it had to do with their learning how to speak?

Wisdom is not a full time job, at best it is a part time hobby.

My vessel is filled with wisdom, can you help me find the nozzle?

How beautiful those cliffs are unless you have to climb them to get home ;-(

Take a picture of nature, then copywrite it? Seems like stealing to me ;-)
Take a picture of nature, then copywrite it? Seems like stealing to me ;-) | Source

I think the photos belong to someone else.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is I who have learned by your observations and wonderful discussion.

      I will leave you with a quote for yourself:

      I am who I am, let that be enough.

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      5 years ago

      I am not trying to sound intolerant and I apologise if that is how I sounded it's just I have had a couple of bad experiences with racism before that I would rather not discuss and this guys idea kind of reminds me of that. Well anyway thank you for the advice Eric I am going to my mother's this weekend for St. Patricks Day (my mom and I get along with each other again but my relationship with her is not what it use to be because of the thing with her and my dad but I do at least tolerate her now) well happy St. Patricks Day. :)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend, I think that for every difference in every person we are all made better, even if that difference may be negative.

      What our flesh is, is one thing, what our heart is, is what is important.

      If you are strong in your faith, you are ready to embrace differences in faith.

      My friend, you must be careful here, as one may have different genetic markers another may have different beliefs. We are not allowed to shun either. And the good news is: We really can change beliefs.

      I must admit to changing my skin tone twice a year. I love the sun and outdoors so I have a good tan until winter.

      By laughing at our own silly notions, we can learn to accept others' silly notions.

    • samowhamo profile image


      5 years ago

      Thank you Eric. I myself am not racist and I have no problems with interacial relationships or biracial people but what this guy is talking about kind of offend me I am happy with my race and skin color why cant he accept that and let people stay what they were born as the way God made them I dobt God would want us to change our race or skin color do you think God would approve of that. What is your opinion.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend I support your intentions. And you support your intentions. My son is a mixed race and bilingual little 3 year old. I must say his life so far reflects your position. He gets the love all the way around.

      I do not think you should censor the comments. I think you should embrace them as a way of figuring out your responses and strengthening your resolve and position. Good notions and concepts are more often born in the fire than in peace.

    • samowhamo profile image


      5 years ago

      Hey Eric I am sorry for posting this here but I did not know where else to. I deleted my racism article because this guy keeps posting this stupid comment that white men should change their skin color and live as a black man I keep deleting it but he keeps reposting anyway I deleted the article because I am getting tired of that idiot here'swhat else he said.

      Truth is it is not that hard for a minority to make a fast buck by hollering discrimination against the white man. BLACK SKIN WILL PROTECT THE WHITE MAN FROM THESE LAWSUITS! That is why so many white people are choosing to have biracial kids because it gets them off the hook. Only an idiot would want to be a white man in todays world. Peace

      I am biracial half white half black.

      I am objective when it comes to race and I just noticed that people of all races will F*** with a white person a lot quicker than they would a black person. Black skin is like a shield. All races have enemies but black skin in my eyes protects you from your enemies. Especially if you are a male.

      I am just trying to expose things that people overlook. My ideas are to address the complaints of white people. White people complain about being considered racist until proven innocent. Black on white crime. etc. Black skin is the answer to all the white mans problems. And it would be much easier for a white person to add pigmentation to his skin than for a black man to go white ex:(Michael Jackson).

      I just want white people to know that it would be very easy for them to beat racism. If they don't want to be associated with being white all they have to do is when they have kids either a.) choose a black partner or b.) a white couple can ask a close black friend for a sperm sample. A lot of white people are choosing to have kids with black partners because they don't want their kids to be hated for all the white mans sins. Barrack Obama, Tiger Woods and myself are all loved not hated by the black community because our moms chose a black partner to have kids with.

      Are black men/ Biracial men hated? Not nearly as much as white men. Barrack Obama almost got nearly half the white vote. Romney got maybe 2% of the black vote. So between Romeny and Obama who do you think would have benefited from getting a race chance in the year 2013.

      The truth is if the white man was smart he would try to come up with a plan to add some pigmentation to his game. I don't think the white man knows how many enemies he has. The white man is an easy target. Black skin will protect him. Black skin would make a white nerd look more cool and masculine. I have friends and family that are white and I have told them all that black skin would protect them. Some agree some disagree. But we all have to remember this is 2013 NOT 1913. IT IS MUCH SAFER TO HAVE BLACK SKIN THAN WHITE SKIN. Peace.

      I just feel like black skin reduces your chances of getting fired or horassed on the job. It just seems like people don't mess with you as much. I also feel safer walking to my car at night because of my pigmentation. I feel like a black skin attracts women like bees on honey. I could promote black skin as a chick magnet. I just feel like black skin is almost like a bodyguard and I don't understand why people don't realize this. But I am on a mission to let the cat out of the bag with limited resources.

      PS I have already started leaving random notes in public reatrooms. You know how sometimes people leave those booklets on how the only way to be saved is through Jesus Christ as your saviour. I have been leaving notes about how I feel black skin would help the white man. And I hope God approves of what I am doing. While it may not always be popular I believe in my heart that I am doing the right thing. I think that black skin can protect those that can't protect themselves. I think that if a Napoleon Dynamite type person was black nobody would mess with him in most cases.


      No I do not know of any white people who got a race change. But while 99% of black men are putting a negative spin on being black I go around telling people my perception of having black skin in america based on experience and what I see.

      I am going to leave an anonymous note in the managers comment box where I work at and I am going to say what I really think. That some of the black employees there would work harder and complain less if the managers had a black face. I am also going to catch up with an ex coworker who is a white male that never got any respect and got picked on. Was he a bad worrker? Yes, but I can tell you people would have talked to him with more respect if he was black.

      That is what my movement is all about. Telling these soft touch white males out there that don't get no respect that black skin would help them. I guess God has blessed me with a gift that no one else seems to realize. I look forward to promoting the race change movement. Any man who does not get any respect, Struggles with the ladies or does not get any love from the black community Black skin will turn the tables in a snap.

      Black skin is like a bodyguard in my opinion and I laugh when people say otherwise. Peace.

      He is trying to change people into something they are not and he calls that a gift from God. I think this guy is kind of racist does he even realize how fake this would make people it would be like what Michael Jackson did to his skin he changed his skin and it made him fake it made him something he is not people should be happy with their skin color and keep it the way it is.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you, that nice comment means alot.

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      Bill Blackburn 

      5 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      This was a great diversion for me from a mindset of feeling pressured from several different sources. Thanks!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My lady, my friend.

      I hope not to evoke in you what is not there. It is you, the princess of reading and commenting that gives these feeble quotes life. If you were not a caring and loving and living person, you would not have commented. May all honor be where it is deserved.

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      Diane Minton 

      5 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      I love your outlook on the positive and negative aspects in life!!! Keep writing like this and your readers are sure to have a happy outlook!!!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Be of love and consideration as is your nature. The Master says this of you: Love is a rainbow, every so often you meet an angel with all the colors.

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - I remember reading this before, but didn't have time to comment. Some funny comments, some "verily, this is true" proverbs, and some deep philosophical observations. I like this hub quite a bit. Thought provoking. :) Sharing. ~~Theresa

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I hope that some of them, you consider as wrong. It would mean you thought about them "as to you". One of the great things about the Internet is that we can use it -- Just to be there for another. Thank you for being Here Christopher.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 

      5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      There is much here that I need to remember. Thanks for showing me.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      billy we are lucky. Your constant uplifting and attention, is more than what I deserve yet what I need.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Some of these are great! Thanks for sharing them, and have a great weekend.


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