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20 Spiritual Quotes From Eckhart Tolle

January 29, 2013 4 comments

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1- To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.

2- For what you do to others, you do to yourself.

3- Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”

4- If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream.

5- Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?

6- Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.

7- You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.

8- Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. … When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative.

9- All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind.

10- If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me

11- Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.

12- Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.

13- Not all thinking and all emotion are of the ego. They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become “I.”

14- Space has no “existence.” “To exist” literally means “to stand out.” You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.

15- Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.

16- Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.

17- The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly — you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.

18- What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.

19- “How” is always more important that “what.” See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it.

20- The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.

To get a deeper understanding of these quotes, I highly recommend that you get your hands on some of Eckhart Tolle‘s writings. It’s really a joy to read, and can really make a difference in your life.

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes to Live By

February 23, 2012 2 comments

Good quotes are often powerful words of wisdom that inspire, educate and even motivate a person to take action. They usually share common themes such as:

  • Positive thinking leads to positive outcomes
  • Failure is a stepping stone to success
  • Help yourself by helping others
  • Determination, initiative and persistence are the foundation of success

And yet these lessons of life are typically condensed into 1-2 lines. Therefore we thought it’d be a great idea to come up with the ultimate list of 100 inspiring quotes to live by.

1. “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

2. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein

3. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

4. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

5. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

6. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

8. ”An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M.K. Gandhi

9. ”Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

10. ”I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

11. ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”– Aristotle

12. ”It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff

13. ”It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

14. ”Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun-Tzu

15. ”Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

16. ”Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

17. ”Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” – William Shakespeare

18. ”That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

19. ”The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers

20. ”Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

21. ”To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

22. ”When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

23. ”Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

24. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. ”I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

27. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

28. ”Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

29. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Apple Computers

30. ”You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – M.K. Gandhi

31. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

32. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” – E. Joseph Cossman

33. ”Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

34. ”Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

35. ”Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy Goodman

36. ”In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” – Sid Caesar

37. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

38. ”The only thing worse than a man you can’t control is a man you can.” – Margo Kaufman

39. “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

40. ”We see things not as they are, but as we are.” – H. M. Tomlinson

41. ”The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb

42. ”Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb

43. ”If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.” – Isaac B. Singer

44. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

45. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris

46. “The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.” – Foster’s Law

47. ”I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

48. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

49. ”Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire

50. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

51. “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

52. “Positive anything is better than negative thinking.” – Elbert Hubbard

53. ”Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague

54. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

55. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

56. “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

57. “Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

58. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

59. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Dr. Denis Waitley

60. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

61. “Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die.” – Ray Norda

62. “Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.” – Joe Clark

63. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans

64. ”A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” – Frank Zappa 

65. “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” – J.M. Power

66. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson

67. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

68. “Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” – Matthew Keith Groves

69. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” – Prescott

70. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller

71. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

72. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

73. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

74. ”Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

75. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

76. “If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

77. “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – Dale Carnegie

78. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”– Joe Girard

79. “Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

80. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – Sidney Greenberg

81. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

82. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

83. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker

84. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

85. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

86. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

87. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

88. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”– Robert Brault

89. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”– Albert Einstein

90. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

91. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

92. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

93. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

94. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

95. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”– Theodore Roosevelt

96. “You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill

97. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

98. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

99. ”Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

100. ”Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Source: Lifed.com

 

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Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment
  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
  • “In middle of difficulties, lies opportunities.”
  • “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
  • “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
  • “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
  • “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
  • “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
  • “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
  • “I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”
  • “God is subtle but he is not malicious.”
  • “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
  • “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
  • “The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.”
  • “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”
  • “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”
  • “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
  • “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”
  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
  • “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
  • “Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.”
  • “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
  • “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
  • “God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.”
  • “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”
  • “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”
  • “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
  • “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.”
  • “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
  • “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
  • “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”
  • “Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.”
  • “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.”
  • “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
  • “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain; they do not refer to reality.”
  • “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
  • “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
  • “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.”
  • “The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”
  • “Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.”
  • “Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!”
  • “No, this trick won’t work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”
  • “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
  • “Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.”
  • “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
  • “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”
  • “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
  • “A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would in deeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
  • “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.”
  • “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
  • “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”
  • “One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.”
  • “…one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.”
  • “He, who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
  • “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
  • “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton)

Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)

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Best Quotes From The Masters

August 26, 2011 1 comment

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Motivational words from Walt Disney

June 26, 2011 2 comments

Walt Disney was a creative visionary. Just look at the legacy that he left – Disney Land, Disney World, Disney TV, Disney movies and the stable of Disney characters.

Fortunately, some of Walt Disney’s words were captured for our motivation. Enjoy the Disney quotes below. Be sure to credit them to Walt Disney.

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“We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.”

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

“When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”“I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land – no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships – just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.”

 

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Pearls of Wisdom

June 22, 2011 8 comments

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Friendship Week

February 12, 2011 2 comments

By: R.Hundoo.

Think about this for a minute….

If you happened to show up on my door step crying,I would care!

If you called me and asked me to pick you up because something happened, I would come!


If you had one day left to live your life, I would want to be part of that last day!

If you needed a shoulder to cry on, I would give you mine!

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?


They blink together,they move together, they cry together,they see things together,and they sleep together,

but they never see each other;

….that’s what friendship is.

Happy World Best Friends Week’

 

Life isn’t about how you survived the storm…it’s about how you danced in the rain!

 

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