— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
— John Ruysbroeck Flemish mystic 1293 - 1381
John of Ruysbroeck Spiritual Espousals, complete works, Mechelen 1934, vol. 1, p. 148. English version New York 1953.
Contexto: 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.
— 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
„If we think that the world is here for us we will continue to destroy it the way we have been destroying it, because we think we can do no harm.“
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
Parrots, the Universe and Everything (2001)
„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
Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823)
„Only when we eat up this planet will God give us another. We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.“
— Chuck Palahniuk, livro Invisible Monsters
Fonte: Invisible Monsters
— Werner Heisenberg German theoretical physicist 1901 - 1976
Fonte: Across the Frontiers
„It is blasphemy to separate oneself from the earth and look down on it like a god. It is more than blasphemy, it is dangerous. We can never be gods, after all—but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.“
— N. K. Jemisin, livro The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Fonte: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010), Chapter 7 (p. 74)
— Alexander McCall Smith, livro The Careful Use of Compliments
The Careful Use of Compliments, chapter 1.
The Sunday Philosophy Club series
„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 American academic 1944
Fonte: 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, livro The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh (1982)
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
„I have just discovered something I have always known: we can no more escape from one another than we can escape from God.“
— Georges Bernanos French writer 1888 - 1948
Chantal, p. 112
La joie (Joy) 1929
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„They may be a quarter million years more advanced than we are technologically. Their technology will look like magic to us. I don't think that we should be running around thinking these are gods in flying saucers that we should worship. We need to take this in a very rational way.“
— Steven M. Greer American ufologist 1955
Greer describing extraterrestrials.
„God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.“
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954
Fonte: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?