Saturday, September 03, 2016

Quotation Saturday

Jer. 48:10 “Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.”

LIES

“When you look at the past without God’s eyes, you subject yourself to deception. The past no longer exists and God doesn’t linger there. However, Satan will show you whatever you want to see and believe, so you will be trapped in an emotion that cannot communicate truth, beyond what you want to remember.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!” 
― Leo Tolstoy

“Perhaps you notice how the denial is so often the preface to the justification.” 
― Christopher Hitchens

“Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult....Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings -- much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.” 
― George Eliot

EGO

“The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.” 
― Deepak Chopra

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.” 
― Bill Bullard

“The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.”

“In prayer all are equal.” 
― Jalaluddin Rumi

“Arguments should always be held in private. Audiences inflate the ego.”
― L.J Vanier

SELF

“You are who you are when nobody's watching.” 
― Stephen Fry

“Don't look to the approval of others for your mental stability” 
― Karl Lagerfeld

“We carry about us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young -- not in time or age, but young, innocent, alive at whatever age -- and only such a mind can see that which is truth and that which is not measurable by words.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I've come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are.” 
― Richard Paul Evans

STRENGTH

“To run with the wolf was to run in the shadows, the dark ray of life, survival and instinct. A fierceness that was both proud and lonely, a tearing, a howling, a hunger and thirst. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst. A strength that would die fighting, kicking, screaming, that wouldn't stop until the last breath had been wrung from its body. The will to take one's place in the world. To say 'I am here.' To say 'I am.” 
― O.R. Melling

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” 
― Lao Tzu

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
 ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.” 
― Christian D. Larson

OPTIMISM

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 
― Anne Frank

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus Aurelius

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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