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Beauty saves.
by Matthew Fox

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

Related topics: Beauty

We are in the cosmos and the cosmos is in us.
- Matthew Fox

A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills.
Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe.
Work and calling often go together.
- Matthew Fox

If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches,
just like our bodies.
What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
- Matthew Fox

 

Do not confuse beauty with beautiful.
Beautiful is a human judgment.
Beauty is All.
The difference is everything.
- Matthew Fox

To connect with the great river we all need a path,
but when you get down there there's only one river.
- Matthew Fox

Creation is all space, all time - all things past,
present, and future.
- Matthew Fox

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Evil is the shadow of angel.
Just as there are angels of light, support,
guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels.
And we have names for them: racism, sexism,
homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.
- Matthew Fox

When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make
an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in.
Its come to a point though, clearly,
where some species have to be cared for by humans if
they are not going to disappear altogether.
- Matthew Fox

To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation,
and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate
new possibilities between spirituality and science
that would shape the paradigms for culture,
its institution, and its people.
- Matthew Fox

I am a Westerner.
We're not going to change the West by going East.
The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it's like a mirror,
saying, hey, can't you see what's here in your own religion,
what are you, stupid?
- Matthew Fox

I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ.
They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian,
count me out.
Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed.
They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell.
- Matthew Fox

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Like Beauty, Joy and Suffering are
in the Eye of the Beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
- Juvenal

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep.
But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain.
The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
- James Caan

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
- Chanakya

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
- Aldous Huxley

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

Real beauty is to be true to oneself.
That's what makes me feel good.
- Laetitia Casta

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
- Maria Mitchell

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Beauty is a fragile gift.
- Ovid

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
- Anouk Aimee

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

Beauty is not caused.
It is.
- Emily Dickinson

We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
- Conrad Hall


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