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"I believe that those of us in the twenty-first century at the leading edge of consciousness and culture urgently need
a mystical spirituality and a source of soul liberation that points us not beyond time but toward the future that
we need to create. I believe the spiritual impulse today is calling us not away from the world but toward that big next step
we need to take in our world.…
Added by Peter Vizel on October 31, 2011 at 7:33am —
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine,
but because people refuse to see it.
-James Albert Michener,
Added by Peter Vizel on March 26, 2010 at 3:24am —
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree,
you water it and make it survive,
you haven't done a thing.
You are just talking.
-Wangari Muta Maathai,
activist and Nobel laureate (b. 1940)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 25, 2010 at 4:43am —
One cannot do right in one department of life
whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department.
Life is one indivisible whole.
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 23, 2010 at 3:22am —
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden
of it for anyone else.
Added by Peter Vizel on March 20, 2010 at 12:53pm —
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage,
can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness.
All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
-John Muir, naturalist,
explorer, and writer (1838-1914)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 18, 2010 at 6:04am —
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges
over which they invite their students to cross;
then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse,
encouraging them to create their own.
-Nikos Kazantzakis, poet
and novelist (1883-1957)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 17, 2010 at 5:22am —
How anyone can profess to find animal life interesting and yet take delight in reducing the wonder of any animal to a bloody mass of fur or feathers?
-Joseph Wood Krutch, writer
Added by Peter Vizel on March 16, 2010 at 5:08am —
Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules.
To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly,
in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry... To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery.
-George Polya, professor of mathematics (1887-1985)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 14, 2010 at 10:44am —
Yesterday we obeyed kings and
bent our necks before emperors.
But today we kneel only to truth,
follow only beauty, and
obey only love.
-Khalil Gibran, mystic,
poet, and artist (1883-1931)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 12, 2010 at 12:59am —
Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective.
If a human disagrees with you, let him live.
In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
-Carl Sagan, astronomer
and writer (1934-1996)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 10, 2010 at 6:56am —
The appropriately beautiful or ugly sound of any word
is an illusion wrought on us
by what the word connotes.
-Max Beerbohm, writer, critic,
and caricaturist (1872-1956)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 8, 2010 at 3:01am —
In the presence of eternity,
the mountains are as transient
as the clouds.
-Robert Green Ingersoll,
lawyer and orator (1833-1899)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 5, 2010 at 8:44am —
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil
and the ugly in us,
but our emptiness.
The hardest thing to hide is
something that is not there.
-Eric Hoffer, philosopher
and author (1902-1983)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 4, 2010 at 8:00am —
Twin Mystery. To many people artists seem /
undisciplined and lawless. /
Such laziness, with such great gifts, /
seems little short of crime. /
One mystery is how they make / the things they make so flawless; / another, what they're doing with / their energy and time.
-Piet Hein, poet
and scientist (1905-1996)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 3, 2010 at 6:30am —
If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
-Albert Einstein, physicist,
Nobel laureate (1879-1955)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 2, 2010 at 5:45am —
We all wear masks, and the time comes
when we cannot remove them
without removing some of our own skin.
novelist (b. 1938)
Added by Peter Vizel on March 1, 2010 at 5:17am —
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there --
lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.
She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again,
and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.
-Mark Twain, author
and humorist (1835-1910)
Added by Peter Vizel on February 26, 2010 at 2:31am —
Men rarely (if ever) managed to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
-Robert A. Heinlein,
Added by Peter Vizel on February 25, 2010 at 3:17am —
For money you can have everything it is said.
No, that is not true.
You can buy food, but not appetite;
medicine, but not health;
soft beds, but not sleep;
knowledge but not intelligence;
glitter, but not comfort;
fun, but not pleasure;
acquaintances, but not friendship;
servants, but not faithfulness;
grey hair, but not honor;
quiet days, but not peace.
The shell of all things you can get for money.
But not the kernel.
Added by Peter Vizel on February 24, 2010 at 9:44am —