Saturday, December 1, 2007

Religious/Spiritual

Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.
Bahá'u'lláh

My object is none other than the betterment of the world and the tranquility of its peoples.
Bahá'u'lláh

The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.
Bahá'u'lláh

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Buddha

He is able who thinks he is able.
Buddha

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Buddha

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.
Russell M. Nelson, LDS Church News, April 1992 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith (English writer and Anglican clergyman)

Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Billy Sunday (American athlete and evangelist)

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
Billy Sunday (American athlete and evangelist)

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali poet, Brahmo religionist, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer)

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich (German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher)

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry van Dyke (American author, educator, and clergyman)

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