Quotable Wisdom Quotes
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When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it ... always.
Mahatma Gandhi

I believe in the essential unity of humanity and for that matter, of all lives. Therefore, I believe that if one person gains spiritually, the whole world gains with that person, and if one person falls, the whole world falls to that extent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl G. Jung

We cannot heal the wounds we do not feel.
S.R. Smalley

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through, completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Whatever the tasks, do them slowly with ease,
In mindfulness.
Don't do any tasks in order to get them over with.
Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.

Don Miguel Ruiz
The more you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you necessarily love God.
Baruch Spinoza
Everything God does is love — even when we do not understand Him.
M. Basilea Schlink

When I appear before the Almighty, I am not afraid to be asked: “Reb Zusia, why have you not been like Abraham, the patriarch, or like Moses, our great teacher?” The question I truly fear is: “Reb Zusia, have you truly been Reb Zusia?”
— Rabbi Reb Zusia

There is a space within the heart in which all space is contained. Fire, air, sun, moon, lightning and stars - everything exists within. When we pass beyond the mind with its measuring faculties, with its categories of time and space, we find the very ground of the universe. There all things are not dead matter as Western science has told us for so long. They are life and intelligence.

Western man has been turning outwards to the world of senses for centuries and losing himself in outer space. The time has now come to turn inwards, to learn to explore the inner space within the heart, and to make that long and exciting journey to the Centre. Compared with this, the exploration of the moon and planets is the play of children.
— Bede Griffiths

Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
Meister Eckhart
From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wherever you turn is God's face.
By Love, God may be gotten and held; but by thinking, never.
The Cloud of Unknowing
Why do you resist forgiving others when God gives you His Love so freely?
Every secret is told, every crime is punished, every virtue rewarded, every wrong redressed, in silence and certainty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
Thomas Merton

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humanity.

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.
Bertrand Russell

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