Wisps of Wisdom

i read somewhere that "...quotes have the power to change our mental state very quickly. just like books or movies, quotes can generate strong emotions, inspire, motivate or make us laugh – with the notable difference that we don’t need to invest hours of our time to experience the desired effect..." , "... a quicker way to know people is by taking a look at the quotes they collect..." and "... even more interesting that stumbling upon a quote that expresses something you already know, is to find one that expresses something totally unexpected or contrary to what you know". 


"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." - Hippocrates

"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are." - Talmud

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." — Francis of Assisi

“We came into the world like brother and brother;
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.” - William Shakespeare

"I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go." — Anais Nin

“Give up the feeling of responsibility, let go your hold, resign the care of your destiny to higher powers, be genuinely indifferent as to what becomes of it all and you will find not only that you gain a perfect inward relief, but often also, in addition, the particular goods you sincerely thought you were renouncing.” - William James

"Life is life — whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage." — Sri Aurobindo

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

"Animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren…the fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect…as near to God as men are.” He reminded people that all living beings came into being because of the “breath” of God. He spoke of St. Francis’s love for animals declaring, “We, too, are called to a similar attitude." — His Holiness Pope John Paul II.

"Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death." - Unknown

“We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.” - Jhoen Leo F. Buscaglia

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

“I think God leaves me alone to let me find my own strength because no one else can give it to me. Sometimes it is very lonely. But I know the lonely times teach me the most. I must let go in order to let anything in. No one can love me, for me. Take” — Sabrina Ward Harrison

"Sometimes a glance, a few casual words, fragments of a melody floating through the quiet air of a summer evening, a book that accidentally comes into hands, a poem or memory-laden fragrance may bring about the impulse which changes and determines our whole life." - Lama Govinda

‎"Loneliness is the clearest of crystal insight into your own soul, its the fear of one's own self that haunts the lonely". - Keith Haynie

“Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.” — Dalai Lama

"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." - Albert Einstein

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dave Gardner

"I would be / A painter with words / Creating sharp portraits / On the wide canvas of your mind" - Frank Marshall Davis

"Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free." - Jessamyn West

"I may not recorgnize God’s hand each day, but I know it's there" - Paulo Coelho

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." - Albert Einstein

"If you bring forth what is within you, it will heal you. And if you do not bring forth what is within you, it will destroy you." - from the Gospel of St. Thomas

"Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust and to dust all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?" — Ecclesiastes 3:19-21

"Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now -- when?" - Hillel

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." - Carl Jung

"To live heroically is its own compensation in which all can share. In every person there is a slumbering hero." - Henry Neumann

"God is subtle but he is not malicious." - Albert Einstein

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." - Buddha

"Whatever you do unto the least of my brothers, you do it unto me." — Matthew 25:40

"Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance.…There is something so very dreadful…in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power." — Cardinal John Henry Newman

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated…I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by [people] from the cruelty of [human kind]" — Mahatma Gandhi

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you never stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no whenever you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing." — Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues)

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside." - Rumi

“I offer images- I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached- like the Doors, right? But we can only open the doors, we can't drag people through. I can't free them unless they want to be free. Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up. A person has to be willing to give up everything- not just wealth. All the bullshit that he's been taught- all society's brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren't willing to do that.” - Jim Morrison

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"... kiss me with your heart, touch me with your eyes, love me with your soul, I'll never compromise
holding your hand, shouldering your pain, I'll give you love like a year of rainy days..." - Jason Castro ~ Love Uncompromised

"If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are." - Zen proverb

“The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' -a leader says, 'Let's go!'.” - E. M. Kelly

"The things we touch have no permanence. My master would say: there is nothing we can hold onto in this world. Only by letting go can we truly possess what is real." - Li Mu Bai