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DiLee (Diana Lee) / Blog

FAVORITE QUOTES 4

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about... If you've opened your loving to God's love, you're helping people you don't know and have never seen. -Rumi

Out of a great need we are all holding hands and climbing. Not loving is a letting go. -Hafiz

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. -Einstein

Cleanse your heart’s chamber for the Beloved to come…..One little heart teeming with desires ever increasing; where then is room at all for your Lord’s seating? -Tulsi Sahib

Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly and wants to rip to shreds all your erroneous notions of truth that make you fight within yourself, dear one, and with others, causing the world to weep on too many fine days. The Beloved sometimes wants to do us a great favor, hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out. -Hafiz

You asked me if I thought your visions were true, I would say that they were if they make you become more human, more kind to every creature and plant that you know. -Hafiz

The intelligent man quickly realizes the impotence of Gold. -Hafiz

The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. -Lao Tzu

He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed. -Confucius

He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened. -Lao Tzu

The good man is the teacher of the bad, And the bad is the material from which the good may learn. He who does not value the teacher, Or greatly care for the material, Is greatly deluded although he may be learned. Such is the essential mystery. -Lao-tzu

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground and it explodes into a great oak. Bury a sheep and nothing happens but decay. -George Bernard Shaw

Conquering others takes force, conquering yourself is true strength. -Lao Tzu

Where is God? ....He is the breath within the breath. -Kabir

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophets themselves or because they wanted to prophesy. It was the Holy Spirit who moved the prophets to speak from God. -2 Peter 1:20-21 NLT

I assure you, unless you turn from your sins and become as little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. -Matthew 18:3-4 NLT

God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble. -James 4:6 NLT

Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. -Colossians 3:2 NLT

FAVORITE QUOTES 3

There is someone who looks after us from behind the curtain. In truth, we are not here. This is our shadow. -Rumi

Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. -Carl Jung

Oh Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. -St. Francis of Assisi

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. -Socrates

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. -Albert Einstein

Your beliefs become your thoughts; Your thoughts become your words; Your words become your actions; Your actions become your habits; Your habits become your values; Your values become your destiny. -Mahatma Gandhi

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. -Buddha

I love all who love me. Those who search for me will surely find me. -Proverbs 8:17 NLT

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh. -Gandhi

Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself. -Gandhi

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Buddha

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous face many troubles, but the Lord rescues them from each and every one. -Psalm 34:18-19 NLT

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor. The Lord rescues them in times of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity and rescues them from their enemies. The Lord nurses them when they are sick and eases their pain and discomfort. -Psalm 41:1-3 NLT

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. -2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT

Obedience is the key to all doors; feelings come (or don't come) and go as God pleases. We can't produce them at will, and mustn't try. -C.S. Lewis

FAVORITE QUOTES 2

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. -C.S. Lewis

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. -Giordano Bruno

That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it. We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself. -Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. -Confucius

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses-- To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. -Confucius

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. -Albert Einstein

Do you remember how electrical currents and "unseen waves" were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy. -Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. -Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on. -Winston Churchill

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -Carl Jung

What we are looking for is what is looking. -St. Francis of Assisi

To love another person is to see the face of God. -Les Miserables

The truth dazzles gradually, or else the world would be blind. -Emily Dickinson

It gives me a deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal. -Helen Keller

I can see, and that is why I can be happy in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world. -Helen Keller

Envy is the ulcer of the soul. -Socrates

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. -Socrates

I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person -Socrates

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. -Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we Become. -Buddha

No one saves us but ourselves, no one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the Path. -Buddha

FAVORITE QUOTES 1

I have come into this world to see this: the sword drop from men's hands even at the height of their arc of rage because we have finally realized there is just one flesh we can wound. I have come into this world to experience this: men so true to love they would rather die before speaking an unkind word, men so true their lives are His covenant—the promise of hope. -Hafiz

How can you be idle?—and not work with Him and for Him and for yourself, for love, because at heart you are love? -Rumi

Take my advice: Present a flower to him who pricks you with sharp thorns. Your flower will return to you, while your enemy will be pierced with a three-pronged lance. -Kabir

Your worrying shows that you have no faith in the goodness of God or even in God Himself. Let Him accomplish things in His own way rather than in the way that you desire. Try to adjust yourself to all that he does and you will never be unhappy. -Kabir

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. -1 Corinthians 13:4

The wise man learns what draws God near. It is the beauty of compassion in your heart. -Hafiz

What unspeakable wonders must await with the commencement of unfolding of the infinite number of petals that are the soul. What excitement will renew your body when we all begin to see that His heart resides in everything? God has a root in each act and creature that he draws his mysterious Divine life from. -Hafiz

All the talents of God are within you. How could this be otherwise when your soul derived from His Genes? I love that expression all the talents of God are within you. -Hafiz

I understand the wounds that have not healed in you. They exist because God and love have yet to become real enough to allow you to forgive the dream. Your wounds of love can only heal when you can forgive this dream. -Hafiz

The admission price to hear the lofty minstrels speak of love is affordable only to those who have not exhausted themselves dividing God all day and thus need rest. -Hafiz

As if your God himself had need of you his life to live. And so in truth He does. -Mirdad

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. -Lao-tzu

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. -Lao-tzu

Beloved, if God so loved us we ought also to love one another. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is perfected in us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. -St. John

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. -Galatians 5:22-23

I will walk in my house with a blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing. -Psalm 101:2-3

Without you, if we ask anything from you, we are only inviting misery in this world. The only thing asking of you is you. -Nanak

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