Saturday, July 07, 2007
Among the attributes of God,although they are all equal,
mercy shines with even more brilliance than justice.
The books that help you most are those that make you think the most.
Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
"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.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART
Unlearn'd he knew no schoolman's subtle art
No language but the language of the heart.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speakth.
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.
"-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
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__)
"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
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
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... ;)
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