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Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
John Marks Templeton

1 "In 'Man's Search for Meaning', Victor Frankl tells of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that dreadful period. How could that be true? Even though all obvious freedoms had been taken away from him and he was living in constant threat of sickness, torture, and death, he discovered a depth of freedom inside of himself that he had never before experienced. We are free spirits, and our minds are not bound to anything unless we think we are."

2 "Every single atom in the universe responds and yields its deepest secrets to unconditional love."

3 "Our thoughts are, most assuredly, things. They are conceived in the mind and travel through time and space like ripples in a pond affecting all that they touch."

4 "In our uniqueness and diversity there is a deep unifying, underlying unity that moves in and through all people."

5 "Everyone on the face of the globe is worthy of being loved."

6 "All conditions and circumstances in affairs and body are attracted to us to accord with the thoughts we hold steadily in consciousness."

7 "Socrates believed in a divine principle, expressed through an inner voice that directs our actions along the path of morality. He taught us to explore our thinking and behaviors that are unworthy of us."

8 "Of all the powers that you possess as a human being, the greatest power is the power to CHOOSE. What you are right now is the sum total of the choices you have made in your life. The power to choose is also a power, or ability, to create WHO YOU ARE!"

9 "We always have a choice. We can let the garden of our life grow wild and unattended until it fills with weeds, or we can take up the proper tools and tend to our garden until we create a place of unimaginable loveliness."

10 "It is important to rise to the place where we are able to see the perfect image and likeness of God in all people."

11 "Since the beginning of time, prayer, in some form, has been observed in almost every culture recorded and studied. The desire to attune one's self toward a higher point of view is an innate part of the human soul."

12 "Love has the patience to endure the fault we cannot cure." J. Jelinek

13 "The Laws of Life work for the highest good of all."

14 "We are part of a grand program, moving forward in accordance with the unfolding of our expanding consicousness."

15 "Every time we hold our tongue instead of returning the sharp retort, show patience for another's faults, show a little more love and kindness; we are helping to stockpile more of these peace-bringing qualities in the world." Constance Foster

16 "To be a happy and useful person, it is important to understand and practice the Laws of Life. These laws are simply the set of rules by which we should live. They come from a vast array of sources – the major Scriptures of the world; various schools of philosophical thought, both ancient and modern; storytellers, such as Aesop; scientists, such as Isaac Newton; and from various artists and historians – to name a few."

17 "Shakespeare wrote, 'There is a destiny that will shape our end, rough hew it how we will.' This statement seems to mean that there may be an ultimate goal, or a divine plan, established for each person who comes into this world."

18 "It's important to realize that there's good in everything and everyone."

19 "The true universal, 'higher' self within us is an individualized center of God-consciousness."

20 "When we recognize our roots in the human family, we no longer feel a need to stand in judgment of others. Judgment only condemns and separates people. It places one person or group against another, whereas compassion and empathy can bring people together and promote clearer communication. 'I care about you and I want to support you' is the clear message."

21 "Without the Divine Being, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail." Abraham Lincoln

22 "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness." Motto of the Christophers

23 "Just as a hologram is made up of numerous pixels – each one containing all of the information that can be found in the total image – so each person may be a tiny particle of life, containing all the data that is present in the sum of total existence."

24 "Love is the 'spiritual glue' that holds everything together."

25 "We are a part of the wholeness of creation. We do not walk our path of life alone. The whole universe walks with us, and we, as a human race, are coming to a greater realization that we are all 'one' in spirit."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite