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A human being has so many skins inside,
by 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

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

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

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

 

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

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

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

The more we have the less we own.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman


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