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Every creature is a word of God. ...
by Meister Eckhart

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

 

God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.
- Meister Eckhart

The outward man is the swinging door;
the inner man is the still hinge.
- Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you,
it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

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Words derive their power from the original word.
- Meister Eckhart

The knower and the known are one.
Simple people imagine that they should see God as if
he stood there and they here.
This is not so.
God and I, we are one in knowledge.
- Meister Eckhart

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
- Meister Eckhart

What a man takes in by contemplation,
that he pours out in love.
- Meister Eckhart

What we plant in the soil of contemplation,
we shall reap in the harvest of action.
- Meister Eckhart

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
- Meister Eckhart

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing,
detachment.
- Meister Eckhart

The more we have the less we own.
- Meister Eckhart

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand
persons who have mastered only the contents of books,
but no one can get anything out of life without God.
- Meister Eckhart

Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.
- Meister Eckhart

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that
you should come out of yourself in so far as you are
a created being made and let God be God in you.
- Meister Eckhart

Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off;
he is always standing close at hand,
and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.
- Meister Eckhart

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.
- Meister Eckhart

The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.
- Meister Eckhart

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light,
so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart

The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.
- Meister Eckhart

To be full of things is to be empty of God.
To be empty of things is to be full of God.
- Meister Eckhart

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
- Meister Eckhart

If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not
be filled thereby but only with himself.
- Meister Eckhart

A human being has so many skins inside,
covering the depths of the heart.
We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves!
Why, thirty or forty skins or hides,
as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's,
cover the soul.
Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
- Meister Eckhart

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which
God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity...
But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this,
that it should take place in me.
- Meister Eckhart

There exists only the present instant...
a Now which always and without end is itself new.
There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow,
but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as
it will be a thousand years hence.
- Meister Eckhart

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

Man is not the creature of circumstances,
circumstances are the creatures of men.
We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Vice is a creature of such hideous mien...
that the more you see it the better you like it.
- Finley Peter Dunne

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself,
and yearns for the impossible.
- Eric Hoffer

In the same way, there is some creature gnawing away inside of me,
urging me to do things in different ways.
- Dylan Moran

CGI is done after the film is done.
It's through the computer.
Most of the film is not computer-generated special effects.
Most of it is that creature that is in the room with you.
- Sanaa Lathan

Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth,
name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.
- Ramakrishna

Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature,
one that makes the imagination gallop.
- Marcello Mastroianni

All great art is the work of the whole living creature,
body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
- John Ruskin

The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd,
is the square root of the number of people in it.
- Terry Pratchett

I was obliged to stand there, holding the leash of
this creature for their welcoming publicity shots,
implying that this was some kind of image the decided to have of me.
- Barbara Steele

I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature
movie than a horror creature movie.
- Uwe Boll

The transformation scene, where man is becoming insect
and insect has become at least man and beyond that -
a flying,
godlike, shimmering, diaphanous, beautiful creature.
- Michael O'Donoghue

What about David Bowie? He's a sexy creature.
- John Galliano

An artist is a creature driven by demons.
He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
- William Faulkner

God's first creature, which was light.
- Francis Bacon

All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
- Friedrich Schiller

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.
It is the opium of the people.
- Karl Marx

Man is the only creature whose emotions are entangled with his memory.
- Marjorie Holmes

Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason,
is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
- Henri Bergson

A lover may be a shadowy creature, but husbands are made of flesh and blood.
- Amy Levy

A man is a poor creature compared to a woman.
- Honore de Balzac

I'd rather be a creature of the night than an old dude.
- Gerard Way

His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night,
and then as its mausoleum.
- Kingsley Amis

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,
whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping,
and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams

Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his
activities are more or less automatic reflexes from
the stimuli of his environment.
- G. Stanley Hall

I just like the idea of this creature or a being on the roof,
you know? It's kind of spooky.
- Will Sergeant

What more felicity can fall to creature,
than to enjoy delight with liberty?
- Edmund Spenser

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation
of powers and a system of checks and balances because
man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power.
- Roy Moore

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,
is a miserable creature and has no chance of being
free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
- John Stuart Mill

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices,
and we know there are other food sources that do not
require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.
- Mary Tyler Moore

This creature of the poem may assemble itself into
a being with its own centrifugal force.
- Sharon Olds

I never belonged anywhere.
I just felt like a creature from another planet.
- Siobhan Fahey

Man, the living creature, the creating individual,
is always more important than any established style or system.
- Bruce Lee

But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality -
a consciousness of the human intelligence,
the human spirit and that man is a social creature.
- Norman McLaren

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man,
who is neither capable of receiving pleasures,
nor sensible of conferring them on others.
- William Temple

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject,
but man only.
- Thomas Hobbes

Man, as we know him, is a poor creature;
he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction.
- Dean Inge

I think of myself as a highly sexual creature.
- Charlize Theron


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