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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Truly Luminous Quotes

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Among the attributes of God,although they are all equal,

mercy shines with even more brilliance than justice.

-Cervantes




The books that help you most are those that make you think the most.

-Parker


Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.

-Menander




"Sorrow looks BACK, worry looks AROUND and faith looks UP!"

- Unknown (?)




"Follow your Bliss and the universe will open up doors for you
where there were only walls"

- Joseph Campbell





The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;
Above the world is streched the sky,
No higher than the soul is high
The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand;
The soul can split the sky in two,
And let the face of God shine through

-Edna St. Vincen Millay





Thank you,dear God, for being there

When I sought help from You,

My day so bleak and trouble filled
I knew not what to do.
I breathed Your name in silent prayer,
Made known to You my need.

I sensed You knew my urgency;

I didn't have to plead.

You gave me strength beyond my own

That helped to see me through.
I thank You, God,for being there
Just when I needed You.

-Kay Hoffman






THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART


Unlearn'd he knew no schoolman's subtle art
No language but the language of the heart.

-Alexander Pope


Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speakth.

-Matthew 12:34


Cor ad cor Loquitur ("Heart speaks to heart")

-Motto of John Henry Newman


Oh Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle,who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly,and speaketh the truth in his heart.

-Psalm 15:1-2


"-study after study reveals that human dialogue not only affects our hearts significantly but can even alter the biochemistry of individual tissues at the furthest extremities of the body. Since blood flows through every human tissue,the entire body is influenced by human dialogue. Thus,it is true that when we speak we do so with every fiber of our being.
------For the human heart speaks a language that not only is vital to our well-being but makes possible human feelings and binds human beings together."


From the book: "The Language of the Heart" by James J. Lynch




We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.

- Alanis Morissette


The only way up is to follow the light
The only way out is to live through the night
The only solution is no solution in mind
The only way home is backwards thru time
And if you'd understand we're all made the same
You could learn to avoid attacks on your name
If you could still feel what got you this far
You'd make an attempt to be more than you are
Logic traps you in a place you remember but cannot enjoy
Cannot enjoy
I know a man who's a slave to logic and his dreams are boring
His dreams are boring
What could be more pathetic than having boring dreams

- -- Burton Cummings, Canadian singer-songwriter
(the actual lyrics of his little-known gem, '
Boring Dreams'
- a personal favorite of mine!)





«Aqui acabam as palavras, aqui acaba o mundo que conheço;
aqui neste tremendo isolamento onde a vida artificial
está reduzida ao mínimo só as coisas eternas perduram.
O Corvo nao tem peso no mundo;
mas nunca senti como aqui a realidade
e o peso do Tempo.»
«Here end the words, here ends the world that I know;
here, in this sad isolation where the illusionary life
is reduced to its barest minimum,
only the everlasting things continue to exist.
The raven has no weight in this world;
but it never felt as here and now
the reality and the weight of Time.»

"Um santo é alguém que, apesar dos limites e defeitos,
vive plenamente a vida de Deus. com humildade a vive,
não precisa de o mostrar aos outros."
«A saint is someone who, despite his limitations and flaws,
lives fully and completely a Godly Life with humility;
for he does not need to show it to others.»

-PADRE CRUZ (1859-1948)
translated by Luciano Pimentel (1969-20__)

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"The virtue of the candle lies not in the wax that leaves its trace, but in its light."
- --Antoine de Saint-Exupery


"There are two ways to spread the light; be the candle... or the mirror that reflects It."
- -- Edith Wharton


What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this?
- - Epictitus


So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.
- Ernest L. Woodward


“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess”
- Martin Luther quotes - 1 of 4 (German Priest and Scholar whose questioning of certain church practices led to the Protestant Reformation. 1483-1546)


All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther (yes...)

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
- Martin Luther (the one and the same...)


Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther (that completes it!)


Great hopes make great men.
- -- Thomas Fuller



The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.
- -- Thomas Edison




Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco




It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
- -- James Thurber, writer, cartoonist, all-around funny guy
(1894-1961)




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TEN LUMINOUS TRUTHS

1. The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame.
- Chuang Tzu

2. Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven. - G. C. Lichtenberg

3. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Spend some time alone.
- Chi Tan

4. When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
- Greg Anderson

5. Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe. - Lao Tzu

6. An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
- Proverbs 12:13(NIV)

7. When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. - William Arthur Ward

8. Like a lotus blossom which comes out of the dirt of the world
but is not touched by it,
allow your true self to freely unfold
on the spiritual journey of detachment and calmness.
- Heart sutra

9. I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
- Thomas Carlyle

10. A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying,
but a life in which adventure is allowed to take
whatever form it will
is sure to be short.
- Bertrand Russell


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So...

Which quote is the best? (*LOL*).

In today's highly competitive world,
everything and anything is always compared
(although, admittedly, "it ain't fair to compare"...)
and pitted up against one another...
in whatever field it might be!

Thus, in the true spirit of this...
all-American way of life (?!?)
LET US COMPARE ANYWAY!
(Only not apples and oranges... hmm?).

I might even call this "the first annual (?)
comparatative luminous competition"...!!!

And let us start right away with the BEST OF THE BEST...
and la Crème de la Crème!

Which quote deserves the nod here...
by the right criteria, though...
which are which one is most inspiring...
and closer to the truth!


Cast your votes... uh... a.s.a.p.? :\ (LOL).
(The voting is closed on the other thing -
you know, "n7w"...? ;)
I shall not try to influence the vote... that is, if anyone ever does "vote"...
However, I will state the following;
although both inspire me,
only one makes up my signature quote
on a certain message board where I posted, practically,
as if it were my blog in actuality...!
(Not telling you which one though... ;)

Blessings!


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Here - have more Martin Luther - on me!



All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
Martin Luther

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
Martin Luther

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Martin Luther

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
Martin Luther

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
Martin Luther

Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money.
Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
Martin Luther

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
Martin Luther

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Martin Luther

Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
Martin Luther

Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
Martin Luther

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.
Martin Luther

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Martin Luther

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Martin Luther

Forgiveness is God's command.
Martin Luther

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
Martin Luther

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
Martin Luther

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
Martin Luther

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
Martin Luther

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.
Martin Luther

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
Martin Luther

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Martin Luther

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Martin Luther

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
Martin Luther

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
Martin Luther

If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
Martin Luther

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
Martin Luther

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
Martin Luther

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Martin Luther

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.
Martin Luther

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Martin Luther

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Martin Luther

Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Martin Luther

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Martin Luther

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Martin Luther

People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Martin Luther

Pray, and let God worry.
Martin Luther

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Martin Luther

Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
Martin Luther

Reason is the enemy of faith.
Martin Luther

Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.
Martin Luther

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
Martin Luther

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Martin Luther

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
Martin Luther

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
Martin Luther

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
Martin Luther

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
Martin Luther

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
Martin Luther

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
Martin Luther

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
Martin Luther

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Martin Luther

To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Martin Luther

War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
Martin Luther

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Martin Luther

When schools flourish, all flourishes.
Martin Luther

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
Martin Luther

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
Martin Luther





Martin Luther said: "Who loves not wine, women and song, Remains a fool..." and:


“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”



“All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired, although not in the hour or in the measure, or the very thing which they ask. Yet they will obtain something greater and more glorious than they had dared to ask.”


“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess”



“I more fear what is within me than what comes from without”



Users who liked, "Who loves not wine, women and song, Remains a fool...", also liked



“I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist”


“Pray, and let God worry”




“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”




“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess”



“How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'.”

Martin Luther quotes (German Priest and Scholar whose questioning of certain church practices led to the Protestant Reformation. 1483-1546)


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Ah yes - let's emulate the voting process that culminated in the unveiling of THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD in Lisbon, Portugal on the fateful and ominous date of 07/07/07...




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LISBON (Reuters) - From India's Taj Mahal to Mexico's Mayan ruins, suggestions for seven new Wonders of the World have flooded in from more than 60 million people in one of the biggest global polls ever conducted.

With just over two weeks to go until the result is announced, Tia Viering, spokeswoman for the Zurich-based New 7 Wonders campaign, said on Wednesday: "We have votes pouring in and are now one of the most popular Web sites in the world."

National pride has played a role in the contest's widespread popularity, she told Reuters.

Politicians have seized the opportunity to promote their national monuments in hopes of raising their country's profile and boosting tourism.

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was seen embracing Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue after using his weekly radio address to pass on instructions on how to vote for the landmark.

Students in some of China's schools and universities have campaigned for the Great Wall while Jordan's royal family has been lobbying for the rose-red desert city of Petra.

The government of Peru encouraged its people to vote for the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu by setting up free computer terminals, while Coca-Cola cans in Mexico carry adverts calling on people to vote for the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.

Mexico's tourism board created a simulation of the Mayan ruins in the virtual world of Second Life, which has its own economy, currency, and more than 7 million registered users, to lobby for votes in the competition.

The leading sites so far included the Taj Mahal, the Coliseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the mysterious stone statues of Easter Island.

However, the contest has caused concern that excessive tourism may threaten sites in countries such as Peru, where the filming of a beer commercial several years ago damaged an Inca artifact in Machu Picchu.

"There are some groups that have expressed their concern about the contest but there is no such thing as bad publicity," Viering said, adding that the worst fate for a historical landmark was that it should be forgotten.

The Pyramids of Giza are the only one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world still standing.

The organization conducting the poll was set up by Swiss-Canadian adventurer Bernard Weber. The results will be announced in Portugal's Benfica Stadium of Light on July 7.

(Additional reporting by Sofia Van Holle in Lisbon and Adam Pasick in New York)




And the "n7w" (of the nWo...?)
include some oldies...
But also the Christ Redeemer Statue from Brazil - and NOT the statue of Liberty!
So all is well, I think...!


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