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The knower and the known are one.
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

Words derive their power from the original word.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are
the three factors which motivate action;
the senses,
the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
- Friedrich Schiller

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

Every goal, every action, every thought,
every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known,
is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
- John Lennon

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor
upon the business known as gambling.
- Ambrose Bierce

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
- Elton John

Money and women are the most sought after and the least
known about of any two things we have.
- Will Rogers

Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when
confronted by my superior tenacity.
- Margaret Halsey

My company is known for being funny as well as moving.
You get a bit of everything in these shows.
I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience.
- Matthew Bourne

It is a far, far better thing that I do,
than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to,
than I have ever known.
- Charles Dickens

I was known around the college for jamming in the lounge.
- Bernie Worrell

No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction.
- Fay Weldon

The nature of rumor is known to all.
- Tertullian


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