Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Meditation for the Lenten Season

Living with Nature - School on Blog
"All that live must die, passing through Nature to eternity." William Shakespeare

Michaelangelo's Pieta, after the restoration. The Vatican

1. There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and for this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

2. I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power that can move the world. Mahatma Gandhi

3. It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear. Henry David Thoreau

4. All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy

5. Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Saint Matthew

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If at first you don't succeed;, try, try again. William Edward Hickson
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6. Ars longa, vita brevis. (Art is long, but life is short.) Hippocrates

7. Procrastination is the thief of time. Edward Young

8. We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Jonathan Swift

9. If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace. John Russell

10. Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo,
Shovel them under and let me work - I am the grass; I cover all. Carl Sandburg

11. Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem laeseris. (It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.) Tacitus

12. So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
When just the art of being kind
Is all this sad world needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

13. Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. - John Ruskin

14. Wherever you go, you will always bear yourself about with you, and so you will always find yourself. Thomas Kempis

15. Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at the close of day;
Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas

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It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.
Saint John of the Cross
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Selected and compiled by Abe V Rotor

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