Posts Tagged ‘spirituality’

People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.

T.S. Eliot (Image Licensed)

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There are certain people and certain things in life which are anathema to one’s happiness and success. They need to be recognized, and then cut from one’s life to the greatest possible degree. Personal and spiritual growth and development is the aim, so why would we willingly carry inhibitors with us on our journey?

Mike Hazell (Image Licensed)

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In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before they can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than an aloof friend. 

Madame Sophie Swetchine (pron “SVYEE-chen”; Public Domain)

(Madame Swetchine was a Russian mystic who converted to Catholicism in 1815 and, as a result, was forced to emigrate to Paris.) 

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Happy the soul who has learned the cause of things and has put under their feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed.

—Virgil (Public Domain)

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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

—Carl Jung (Public Domain)

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“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.”

—Euripides (Public Domain)

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Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, which it overflows upon the outward world.

—Nathaniel Hawthorne (by Mathew Brady; Public Domain)

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