— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
„Let nothing trouble you let nothing worry you everything passes away expect God God alone is sufficient“
— Norman Vincent Peale, livro The Power of Positive Thinking
Fonte: The Power of Positive Thinking
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
"Poem IX", in Complete Works St. Teresa of Avila (1963) edited by E. Allison Peers, Vol. 3, p. 288
Contexto: Let nothing disturb thee;
Let nothing dismay thee:
All things pass;
God never changes.
All that it strives for.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.
„If things do not change, there will be nothing left to change. Either power must pass to the people or everything will perish.“
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979
Fonte: Letter to his daughter (1978), p. 14.
„It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.“
— Eric Roth American screenwriter 1945
Fonte: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
„God knows everything, God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
"How to Love God" (12 September 1954).
Contexto: When I say I am the Avatar, there are a few who feel happy, some who feel shocked, and many who hearing me claim this, would take me for a hypocrite, a fraud, a supreme egoist, or just mad. If I were to say every one of you is an Avatar, a few would be tickled, and many would consider it a blasphemy or a joke. The fact that God being One, Indivisible and equally in us all, we can be nought else but one, is too much for the duality-conscious mind to accept. Yet each of us is what the other is. I know I am the Avatar in every sense of the word, and that each one of you is an Avatar in one sense or the other.
It is an unalterable and universally recognized fact since time immemorial that God knows everything, God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar. Again, it is He Who is tickled through some, and through others is shocked. It is God Who acts, and God Who reacts. It is He Who scoffs, and He Who responds. He is the Creator, the Producer, the Actor and the Audience in His own Divine Play.
„Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
As quoted in Sunbeams : A Book of Quotations (1990) by Sy Safransky, p. 42
„In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
„Enlightenment is not an attainment, it is a realization. And when you wake up, everything changes and nothing changes.“
— Dan Millman American self help writer 1946
Fonte: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
— Poppy Z. Brite Novelist, short story writer, food writer 1967
„It does not grow corrupt. because there is nothing else into which it could change, given that it is itself all things.“
— Giordano Bruno Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer 1548 - 1600
As translated by Paul Harrison <!-- Fifth dialogue ?-->
Cause, Principle, and Unity (1584)
Contexto: The Universe is one, infinite, immobile. The absolute potential is one, the act is one, the form or soul is one, the material or body is one, the thing is one, the being in one, one is the maximum and the best... It is not generated, because there is no other being it could desire or hope for, since it comprises all being. It does not grow corrupt. because there is nothing else into which it could change, given that it is itself all things. It cannot diminish or grow, since it is infinite.
„The world was never made;
It will change, but it will not fade.
So let the wind range;
For even and morn
Ever will be
Nothing was born;
Nothing will die;
All things will change.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Nothing Will Die (1830)
— Charles de Lint author 1951
“The Forever Trees”, p. 331
The Ivory and the Horn (1996)
— Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535
As quoted by Plato in Cratylus, 402a
Variants and variant translations:
Everything flows and nothing stays.
Everything flows and nothing abides.
Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
Everything flows; nothing remains.
All is flux, nothing is stationary.
All is flux, nothing stays still.
All flows, nothing stays.
This statement occurs in Simplicius' Commentary on Aristotle's Physics, 1313.11; while some sources attribute to Simplicius the coining of the specific phrase "πάντα ῥεῖ (panta rhei)", meaning "everything flows/is in a state of flux", to characterize the concept in the philosophy of Heraclitus, the essential phrasing "everything changes" and variations on it, in contexts where Heraclitus's thought is being alluded to, was current in both Plato and Aristotle's writings.
Original: (el) πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει
— E.M. Forster, livro A Room with a View
Fonte: A Room with a View
— Richard K. Morgan, livro Altered Carbon
I jerked a thumb back at the crowd outside. “You’ll always have morons like that, swallowing belief patterns whole so they don’t have to think for themselves. You’ll always have people like Kawahara and the Bancrofts to push their buttons and cash in on the program. People like you to make sure the game runs smoothly and the rules don’t get broken too often. And when the Meths want to break the rules themselves, they’ll send people like Trepp and me to do it. That’s the truth, Kristin. It’s been the truth since I was born a hundred and fifty years ago, and from what I read in the history books, it’s never been any different. Better get used to it.”
Epilogue (p. 524)
Altered Carbon (2002)
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941