A few quoted gems

I love a good sentence. That’s one reason I write. Here are some I like.

To look deeply is to understand. Anyone who has made us suffer is undoubtedly suffering too. —Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-)

To know how to think is to know how to live. —Ernest Holmes (1887-1960)

Anything that can be perceived must be reality. . . . Your reality depends upon what you are willing to imagine and allow. —Abraham-Hicks

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. —Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. —John Donne (1573-1631)

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. —Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327)

Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon. —Mizuta Masahide (1657?-1723)

As water given sugar sweetens, given salt grows salty, we become our choices.

Each yes, each no continues, this one a ladder, that one an anvil or cup.

—Jane Hirshfield (1953-)

From the ego’s point of view, spiritual progress is “one insult after another.” —Lama Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987)

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. —Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything. —Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952)

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. —Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

We learn only when it is too late that the marvel is the passing moment. —Francois Maurice Mitterand (1916-1996)

The only thing you have to offer another human being, ever, is your own state of being. —Ram Dass (1931-)

Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story. —Don Miguel Ruiz (1952-)

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror. —Ken Keyes Jr. (1921-1995)

Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be. —Grandma Moses (1860-1961)

Let everything happen to you/ Beauty and terror/ Just keep going /No feeling is final —Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)