I will probably take all the bible quotes here and others, and soon do a separate note like the Qur’anic quotes one.
“The purpose of life is to find the gifts God gave you, the meaning of life is to give them away.” – Unsure
“People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.” – Kierkegaard
“Problems can never be solved with the same minds that created them.” – Einstein
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Ben Franklin
“Everybody has to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.”
— W.C. Fields
“It is better for the thinker to control the thoughts than for the thoughts to control the thinker.” – Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,”
– Ephesians 2:19
“There are only four questions in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? what is the spirit made of? what is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? the answer to each is the same. Only love. ”
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test
and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”-
The one who would be frequent in happiness must frequently change. (fortune cookie)
The eye is not strong enough to look at the brilliant sun,
But you can watch its light reflected in water.
Pure Being is too bright to behold,
yet it can be seen reflected in the mirror of this world …
Every particle of the world is a mirror.
In each atom lies the light of a thousand suns.
~Shabistari, The Secret Rose Garden
“No one is afraid of heights, they are afraid of the fall; No one is afraid to play, they are afraid to lose;
No one is afraid of the dark, they are afraid of what’s in it;
No one is afraid to say “I love you”, they are afraid of the response.” – some facebook thing
“When someone tells you you’re cute, they’re looking at your face.
When someone tells you you’re hot, they’re looking at your body.
When someone tells you you’re beautiful, they’re looking at your heart.” – another facebook thing
“God (Brahman) is one without a second. [Its] name is Truth. [She] is the creator, devoid of fear and enmity. He is immortal, unborn, and self-existent. [It] is truth, consciousness, and bliss. [She] is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. He is changeless and flawless.” – the Adi Granth (Sikhism)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. – a Christian evangelist
In the 0 dimension, there can only be 1 point, that is infinitely thin, short, and cramped. However, because there is only 1 single point, and no other, everything must exist at that point, whether a 1 dimensional, 2 dimensional, or 3 dimensional being. Because of that, we all share at least 1 point in the universe, with everything. – someone on a random online physics forum
Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath (/spirit); humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. – Ecclesiastes 3:19
Our problem is that inside us there’s a mind going, “Impossible, impossible, impossible. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.” We have to banish that mind from this solar system. Anything is possible; everything is possible. Sometimes you feel that your dreams are impossible, but they’re not. Human beings have great potential; they can do anything. The power of the mind is incredible, limitless.
~~ Lama Yeshe ~~
Dr. Ekman once read to the Dalai Lama a passage from Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man that said one of humankind’s noblest virtues “seems to arise incidentally from our sympathies becoming more tender and more widely diffused, until they are extended to all sentient beings.” After hearing this, His Holiness told Dr Ekman, “I am a Darwinian.” – an online article which now escapes me