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Edward Young

They build too low who build beneath the skies.

Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.

Daniel Berrigan, fully Daniel Joseph Berrigan

I was publishing when I was 20, 21. And it really never stopped.

Winston Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

Just to paint is great fun. The colors are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing.

Saul Bellow

Depressives cannot surrender childhood--not even the pains of childhood.

Hannah More

He who cannot find time to consult his Bible will one day find he has time to be sick; he who has no time to pray must find time to die; he who can find no time to reflect is most likely to find time to sin; he who cannot find time for repentance will find an eternity in which repentance will be of no avail; he who cannot find time to work for others may find an eternity in which to suffer for himself.

Irish Proverbs

Mothers hold their children's hands for just a little while... and their hearts forever.

Thomas Merton

There are people one meets in books or in life whom one does not merely observe, meet, or know. A deep resonance of one's entire being is immediately set up with the entire being of the other (Cor ad cor loquitur)—heart speaks to heart in the wholeness of the language of music; true friendship is a kind of singing.

Brené Brown

Steve said, ?I don?t know. I really don?t. All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It keeps me out of judgment and lets me focus on what is, and not what should or could be. His answer felt like truth to me. Not an easy truth, but truth.?

Emanuel Swedenborg, born Emanujel Swedberg

It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, this is the mark and character of intelligence.

Woody Allen, formally Heywood "Woody" Allen, born Allan Stewart Konigsberg

I used to steal second base, and feel guilty and go back.

Malaysian Proverbs

A dumb fish will shun the golden hook.

Pat Buchanan, fully Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan

Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth. They have dethroned our God, purged our cradle faith from public life, and repudiated the Judeo-Christian moral code by which previous generations sought to live.

William Shakespeare

Affection is a coal that must be cooled; Else, suffered, it will set the heart on fire.

Marcel Proust, fully Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust

I was left alone there in the company of the orchids, roses and violets, which, like people waiting beside you who do not know you, preserved a silence which their individuality as living things made all the more striking, and warmed themselves in the heat of a glowing coal fire.

Spanish Proverbs

Between two Saturdays happen many marvels.

William James

It is as important to cultivate your silence power as your word power.

Thomas Traherne

For though it be a maxim in the schools that there is no Love of a thing unknown, yet I have found that things unknown have a secret influence on the soul,

Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

Be not dilatory in doing, nor confused in conversation, nor vague in thought; leave thyself leisure in thy life.

Paul Brunton, born Hermann Hirsch, wrote under various pseudonyms including Brunton Paul, Raphael Meriden and Raphael Delmonte

It is not only a path to be followed but one to be followed with good humor and graciousness.

Molière, pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin

We are all mortal, and each one is for himself.

S'rîmad Bhâgavatam, aka Bhâgavata Purâna or Bhāgavata

In the contaminated state called material consciousness, we conditioned souls become proud of our insignificant position and are thus reluctant to bow our heads before the Lord. Yet just as Lord Krsna forcibly pushed Kaliya’s heads down and thus defeated him, the Supreme Lord’s energy in the form of irresistible time kills all conditioned souls and thus forces them to bow down their arrogant heads.

Walter Scott, fully Sir Walter Scott,1st Baronet

Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.

Rod Serling, fully Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling

I think the destiny of all men is not to sit in the rubble of their own making but to reach out for an ultimate perfection which is to be had. At the moment, it is a dream. But as of the moment we clasp hands with our neighbor, we build the first span to bridge the gap between the young and the old. At this hour, it?s a wish. But we have it within our power to make it a reality. If you want to prove that God is not dead, first prove that man is alive.

Ken Wilber, fully Kenneth Earl Wilber II

There are four major stages of spiritual unfolding: belief, faith, direct experience, and permanent adaptation: you can believe in Spirit, you can have faith in Spirit, you can directly experience Spirit, you can become Spirit… Meditation is not primarily uncovering the repressed unconscious, but allowing the emergence of higher domains--which usually leaves the lower, repressed domains still lower, and still repressed… Well, the point, of course, is to take up integral practice as the only sound and balanced way to proceed…If you are interested in genuine transformative spirituality, find an authentic spiritual teacher and begin practice. Without practice, you will never move beyond the phases of belief, faith, and random peak experiences. You will never evolve into plateau experiences, nor from there into permanent adaptation. You will remain, at best, a brief visitor in the territory of your own higher estate, a tourist of you own true Self.