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Quotes about Meditation

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“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.”  Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) “No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.” Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) “Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”  Buddha (563-483 BC) “I know but one freedom and that […]

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Quotes by Great Artists

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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” Auguste Rodin “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas “Art washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may […]

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Quotes about Actions Speaking Louder Than Words

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Enjoy! “Well done is better than well said.”  Benjamin Franklin “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.”  Baltasar Gracian “The shortest answer is doing the thing.” Ernest Hemingway “Action is eloquence.”  William Shakespeare “The vision must be followed by the venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps – we […]

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Quotes about Peace of Mind

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Enjoy! “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.” Georg Christoph Lichtenberg “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” Francois de […]

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Freedom, Choices & Happiness

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What is true freedom?  Is freedom internal or external?  Can we choose ways to be free?  And…what does freedom have to do with happiness? I have been thinking a lot about freedom, free will, acceptance, choices, and happiness lately.  These quotes helped me to put some pieces of the puzzle together: “He who is brave is free.”  Seneca […]

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Quotes about Perception

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Please enjoy these quotations about perception(s).  You may also want to read “Communication Checkpoints.” “What is madness?  To have erroneous perceptions and to reason correctly from them.” Voltaire (1694-1778) “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”  Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) “If the doors of perception were […]

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Quotes about Grace

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Enjoy! ∞ “Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul” William Hazlitt (1778-1830) ∞ “I know nothing except what everyone knows- if there when Grace dances, I should dance” W.H. Auden (1907-1973) ∞ “Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity” […]

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Quotes about Silence

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Enjoy! ∞ “Do not speak unless you can improve the silence.”  Proverb ∞ “Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.”  Thomas Carlyle ∞ “Silence is the mother of truth.”  Benjamin Disraeli ∞ “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose.”  […]

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10 Quotes about Life & Purpose

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Enjoy! ∞  “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”  Eleanor Roosevelt ∞  “Because how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard ∞  “Whether you think that you can, […]

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