Many / One

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Wisdom for Life
Lynette Evans, editor
A source of quotations, whose topics include: Compassion and caring, our relation to others, living wisely, and Divinity and the Divine.

1 "The nature of infinity is this: That everything has its own Vortex; and when once a traveller through Eternity has passed that Vortex, he perceives it roll backward behind his path, into a globe itself unfolding, like a sun or like a moon, or like a universe of starry majesty." William Blake (1757-1827)

2 "Was, and is, and will be, are but 'is'." Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

3 "Eternal love made me." Dante (1265-1321)

4 "For He would not have brought on any man what He has brought, if it were not useful for the whole." Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

5 "One Force in every place, though manifold. I am the Sacrifice. I am the Prayer. I am the Funeral Cake set for the dead. I am the healing herb. I am the ghee, the Mantra, and the flame, and that which burns. I am, of all this boundless Universe, the Father, Mother, Ancestor and Guard." Bhagavad Gita, Book 9

6 "Every man whose heart is no longer shaken by any doubt, knows with certainty that there is no being save only One." Muhammed Shabistari (written 1317)

7 "Sublime virtue is profound, is immense…It will bring about a state of universal freedom." Lao Tsze (c. 604-531bc)

8 "The elements, the conscious life, the mind, the unseen vital force, the nine..gates of the body, and the five domains of sense; desire, dislike, pleasure and pain, and thought deep-woven, and persistency of being; these all are wrought on Matter by the Soul!" Bhagavad Gita, Book 13

9 "Whoso thus knows himself, and knows his soul, working through the qualities with Nature's modes, the light hath come for him." Bhagavad Gita, Book 13

10 "He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened." Lao Tsze (c. 604-531bc)

11 "There is surely a piece of Divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage to the sun." Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

12 "The Imagination is not a State: it is the Human Existence itself." William Blake (1757-1827)

13 "Each heart is a world. You find all within yourself that you find without. The world that surrounds you is the magic glass of the world within you." Johann Lavater (1741-1801)

14 "When in the world goodness is recognized to be good, straightway there is evil. And thus, in like manner, existence and non-existence mutually originate each other; so also difficulty and ease, long and short, high and low, treble and bass, before and after." Lao Tsze (c. 604-531bc)

15 "Every age contains in itself the germ of all future ages as surely as the acorn contains the future forest." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite