— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
— John Ruysbroeck Flemish mystic 1293 - 1381
Context: God is more interior to us than we are to ourselves. His acting in us is nearer and more inward than our own actions. God works in us from inside outwards; creatures work on us from the outside. John of Ruysbroeck Spiritual Espousals, complete works, Mechelen 1934, vol. 1, p. 148. English version New York 1953.
— Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954
— Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972
As quoted in SQ : Connecting with Our Spiritual Intelligence (2000) by Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall, p. 15
„We have no more thought of using our own powers to escape the arm of authorities than had the Apostles of old. No more are we ready to keep silent at man's behest when God commands us to speak. For it is, and must remain, the case that we must obey God rather than man.“
— Martin Niemöller German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor 1892 - 1984
Last sermon before being imprisoned by the Nazi regime of Germany (27 June 1937), as quoted in Religion in the Reich (1939) by Michael Power, p. 142
„There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please — that is as they please or displease us.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
— Alexander McCall Smith British writer 1948
The Careful Use of Compliments, chapter 1.
„Maybe the fear is that
we are less than
we think we are,
actuality of it
is that we are much much more.“
— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness
„What could we call the moment before we begin to eat the honey? Some would call it anticipation, but we think it's more than that. We would call it awareness. It's when we become happy and realize it, if only for an instant. By Enjoying the Process, we can stretch that awareness out so that it's no longer a moment, but covers the whole thing. Then we can have a lot of fun. Just like Pooh.“
— Benjamin Hoff American writer 1946
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
„God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?