How a Capricorn thinks…

443052fRudyard Kipling (a Capricorn)

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If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

– If by Rudyard Kipling

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Zora-Neale-HurstonZora Neale Hurston (a Capricorn)

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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

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“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

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“I made up my mind to keep my feelings to myself since they did not seem to matter to anyone else but me.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

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“The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

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A.A.MilneA.A.Milne (a Capricorn)

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Jack LondonJack London (a Capricorn)

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Susan SontagSusan Sontag (a Capricorn)

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Henry-MillerHenry Miller (a Capricorn)

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Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir (a Capricorn)

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“What an odd thing a diary is: the things you omit are more important than those you put in.”
― Simone de Beauvoir

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“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.”
― Simone de Beauvoir

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“If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.”
― Simone de Beauvoir

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“It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.”
― Simone de Beauvoir

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TolkienJ.R.R. Tolkien (a Capricorn)

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When evening in the Shire was grey
his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
before the dawn he went away
on journey long without a word.

From Wilderland to Western shore,
form northern waste to southern hill
through dragon-lair and hidden door
and darkling woods he walked at will.

With Dwarves and Hobbits, Elves and Men,
with mortal and immortal folk,
with bird on bough and beast in den,
in their own secret tongues he spoke.

A deadly sword, a healing hand,
a back that bent beneath its load;
a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
a weary pilgrim on the road.

A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.

He stood upon the bridge alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;
his staff was broken on the stone,
in Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.

– Frodo’s Lament for Gandalf by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Just a few words expressed from the mouths and hands of some of those born under the sign of Capricorn. There are many more whom I have left out.

Stephenie Meyer, for instance… her work may be familiar to you, and your Sun sign may have enjoyed the products of her thinking, perhaps with you even thinking she was writing about you, expressing your thoughts and the way that you think and feel… and yet, maybe, you’re not a Capricorn but another sign who just doesn’t get Capricorns, and perhaps doesn’t like them because you think they think in a way which displeases you… maybe those are not their thoughts but yours projected into their minds.

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Stephenie Meyer quote

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That’s just a thought… a thought is just oxygen’s way of moving around a brain.

If you really want to know, understand the thoughts of another being, whether they are a` Capricorn who is confounding you or anyone else, then you need to think how someone else thinks, immerse yourself in their words and see how they see, feel their thoughts as though they were yours.

Or maybe you don’t really want to know or understand how someone else, such as a Capricorn, thinks, you just say that you do because it sounds good and you sound good when you say it… and what you really want to achieve is something else.

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Isaac-AsimovIsaac Asimov (a Capricorn)

– this is what Capricorn sounds like when they are being humorous, stop taking us so seriously and we won’t seem as annoying as you think we are.

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“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
― Isaac Asimov

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