I was looking up some quotations the other day by a famous person. The following three quotations were all made by the same person, but somehow they got mixed up before I could read them.

Can you tell me what happened to them, what the quotations are, and who said them?

Quotation 1

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Quotation 2

Harp rhyme purr puss sin thus lie fist ooh hell paw thirds. Sand diff few can tell path emmett leased owned heard dumb.

Quotation 3

Weak enough fur robed hay imp ease sin theatre whorl dent ill owe he may cap ease withers elves.


1 Answer 1



"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."


"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."


"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."

These are all quotes from

the Dalai Lama.

and they've been modified

by taking phonetically similar words.

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    $\begingroup$ He also asked for what happened to them, otherwise this answer seems correct $\endgroup$
    – DrunkWolf
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 5:45
  • $\begingroup$ This is good enough. I was looking for some explanation like "oral transcription error," but you got the gist of it. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 6:16
  • $\begingroup$ anyone can wreck a nice beach :-) - from an ad for Dragon IIRC $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 13:20

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