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John Mardlin

Organic Vegetable Producer/Marketer, Saanich Organics

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What is your favourite single sentence from a TED Talk?

Credit to Emily McManus for this conversation: http://www.ted.com/conversations/10/what_s_your_favorite_single_se.html

I wanted to keep it going since it really can serve as an important place to store those most succinct and powerful utterances.

I was so struck by Aaron O'Connell closing remarks from his talk in the 4th session of TED2011. Poorly recalled is would be:
"Just as quantum objects are defined by their relationships to other objects, so to are people defined by our connections to other people".

If you can better the quote please do so.

Please share your favourites from TED2011 here.

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    jag . 50+

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    Jun 18 2011: ‘’When you are totally at peace with yourself, nothing can shake you’’.
    “Many answers to what you seek don’t lie “out there”. If you look inwards, you’ll find the answer has been in you all along.”
    “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
    ‘’Bad situations happen for me, not to me’’
    "You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied; something or other will remain to be changed. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect."
    “Be yourself, you’ve got no choice”
    “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

    ‘’The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.”
    “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
    “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a method of travelling.”
    “Whenever you see something you dislike, it represents something you are repelling inside of you.”
    “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha
    ‘’Everything that irritates us (and causes us immense pain) about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves’’. – Carl Jung
    ‘’So you have some enemies…good, that means you stood up for something!” – Winston Churchill
    ‘’If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place’’.
    ‘’The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new’’.
    “You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and respect.” – Buddha
    “Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”
    “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
    • Jun 23 2011: “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

      Please tell me what this is from. I'd love to know.

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