Quotes #7: My Own Personal QUOTES
Learn from the Masters
In my healing sessions, I tend to use quotations from many different sources.
Here are my faves... selected and arranged by me so I can stop wasting valuable session time in repeating them!
"The word heretic means 'being the
one is who able to choose'. Being called a heretic means
having chosen a way different from whatever is now the
mainstream. Being punished as a heretic happens in a
society, a state, a church, a community of the like
minded (say in this era, scientists) where the
predominant philosophy is 'believe like me, think like
me, and act like me, or I will bury you'. Being proud to
be a heretic is to honor one's own uniqueness. I have
been a heretic in many lifetimes.
I still am proud to be one!"
"Here I stand; I can do no other.
God help me. Amen!"
"A mighty fortress is our God, a
bulwark never failing;
"A thing of BEAUTY is a JOY
forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass
into nothingness; but still will keep. A bower for us,
and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet
"For those that have faith, no
evidence is necessary;
"Death is but a path that must be trod,
If man would ever pass to God...
"You may be whatever you resolve
"I came, I saw, I conquered."
"Do, or do not. There is no
"Every man is my superior in that
I may learn from him."
"There is nothing too strange to
have happened. There are only things too strange to be
"For all sad words of tongue and
pen, the saddest are those 'It might have been.'"
"For I was hungry and you gave me
something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something
to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I
needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you
looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me
. . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of
the least of these brothers of mine, you did for
"For if thou hadst walked in the
way of God, thou shouldest have dwelled in peace for
"The definition of insanity is
doing the same thing over and over and expecting
"Guilt is like taking poison and
expecting someone else to die."
"Holding on to anger is like
holding on to a hot coal with the intent of throwing it
at someone else. You are the one who gets burned."
"Hatred corrupts the subject (the
one who hates) not the object (the one who is
"Don't complain. Don't
"It is better to ask for
forgiveness than for permission."
"Until I accept my faults I will
most certainly doubt my virtues."
"The fault lies not in our stars
but in ourselves."
"Yesterday is but a memory,
Tomorrow an uncharted course,
"Today is a good day to die."
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier
– not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability
to do it has increased."
"The greatest hazard in life is to
"No answer is also an answer.
Doing nothing is also a decision."
"Right is right, even if everyone is against
it and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."
"What cannot princes err? Cannot
subjects receive wrong?"
"Resistance to tyranny is
obedience to God."
"Fiat justitia, ruit coelum.
Translation: 'Let justice be done, even if Heaven
"Men willingly believe what they
"With words we govern men."
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom
"Climb on down from the cross,
honey. Someone else needs the wood."
"You've got to think about 'big
things' while you're doing small things, so that all the
small things go in the right direction. For leaders 'do
the right thing' while getting their followers to 'do
"The difference between great
people and everyone else is that great people create
their lives actively, while everyone else is created by
their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes
them next. The difference between the two is the
difference between living fully and just existing."
"Cripple them, and you get a Sir
Walter Scott or a Florence Nightingale. Lock them in a
prison cell, and you get a John Bunyan or a Susan B.
Anthony. Pit them against impossible, overwhelming odds,
and you get a George Washington or a Joan of Arc. Raise
them in abject poverty, and you get an Abraham Lincoln or
a Mother Theresa. Strike them down with terrible illness,
and you get a Franklin Roosevelt or a Charlotte, Emily,
& Anne Bronte. Deafen them, and you get a Ludwig von
Beethoven or a Helen Keller. Have them born black in a
society filled with racial hatred and discrimination, and
you get a Booker T. Washington or a Marian Anderson. Call
them slow learners, 'retarded', or write them off as
uneducable or crazy, and you get an Albert Einstein or a
and so it is that life is 20% what
happens to us and 80% the way we respond to it."
"The man with a new idea is a
crank until the idea succeeds."
"I care not what others think of
what I do, but I care very much about what I think of
what I do."
"Now is no time to think of what
you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there
"We must free ourselves of the
hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail
in high winds."
"The only thing necessary for the
triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
"Faith is often the step into the
light that feels like a leap in the dark."
"Through the gateway of feeling your
weakness lies your strength.
"And what is a weed? A plant whose virtues have
not been discovered."
"Nursing a grudge will never make
it better, it will only keep it alive."
"I have noticed that nothing I have never
said ever did me any harm."
"It is difficult to get a man to understand
something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"
"Most of the world's greatest
feats were accomplished by those who did not know they were
"I am always doing that which I
can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
"Experience is the hardest kind of
teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson
"Discontent is the first step in
the progress of an individual or a nation."
"This life is a test. It is only a
test. Had it been an actual life you would have received
further instructions on where to go and what to do!"
"Tell me your philosophy and I will tell
you your destiny."
"What we do in life echoes through
"For any question, love is the
For My Beloved "Never Ending" Love
"Every age is the same. It is only
love that makes any of them bearable."
"I love thee to the depth and
breadth and height my soul can reach."
"They that love beyond the world
cannot be separated by it. Death is but crossing the
world, as friends to the seas; they live in one another
"Two souls with but a single
thought: two hearts that beat as one."
"Let me not to the marriage of
true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which
alters when it alteration finds or bends with the remover
"The best and most beautiful
things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but
are felt in the heart."
"Love is the only thing that we
can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so
"Don't grieve. Anything you lose
comes round in another form."
"Of all the music that reached
farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving
"Death leaves a heartache no one
"But, O Sarah! if the dead can
come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they
loved, I shall always be near you; In the gladdest days
and in the darkest nights... always, always, and if
there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my
breath, as the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it
shall be my spirit passing by. Sarah do not mourn me
dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall
"...losing through you what
seemed myself, i find selves unimaginably mine; beyond sorrow's
own joys and hopings very fears yours is the light by which my
spirit's born: yours is the darkness of my soul's return you
are my sun, my moon, and all my stars."
"The pleasures of loves which we
shared have been too sweet - they can never displease me, and
can scarcely be banished from my thoughts. Wherever I turn they
are always there before my eyes, bringing with them awakened
longings and fantasies which will not even let me
"Past the devil's own temptation,
Beyond where angels sleep,
"I want to go. I want to fight. I
want to rush. I want to run.
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