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I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain,
by Nicolas Malebranche

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain,
I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing,
that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
- Nicolas Malebranche

In this connection, faith and experience teach us many
truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by
the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
- Nicolas Malebranche

You find yourself in the world, without any power,
immovable as a rock, stupid, so to speak,
as a log of wood.
- Nicolas Malebranche

We are made to know and love God.
- Nicolas Malebranche

 

You cannot of yourself move your arm or alter your position,
situation, posture, do to other men good or evil,
or effect the least change in the world.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Our soul is not united to our body in the ordinary sense of these terms.
It is immediately and directly united to God alone.
- Nicolas Malebranche

God transforms, so to speak, this air into words,
into various sounds.
He makes you understand these various sounds through
the modifications by which you are affected.
- Nicolas Malebranche

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Prejudices are not easily got rid of as an old coat
which is no longer thought of.
- Nicolas Malebranche

God joins us together by means of the body,
in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements.
He affects us with the same feelings in consequence
of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul.
- Nicolas Malebranche

All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union.
They depend essentially and directly upon Him.
Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in
reciprocal dependence upon one another.
- Nicolas Malebranche

As our bodies live upon the earth and find sustenance
in the fruits which it produces,
so our minds feed on the same truths as the intelligible
and immutable substance of the divine Word contains.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon
Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way,
providing you are led by faith.
Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions
of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion
of the infinitely perfect Being.
- Nicolas Malebranche

He has willed - He wills incessantly -
that the modifications of the mind and those of the
body shall be reciprocal.
This is the conjunction and the natural dependence
of the two parts of which we are constituted.
- Nicolas Malebranche

You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them,
provided you never judge of Him by yourself,
provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections
and limitations of created beings.
- Nicolas Malebranche

We see things in this material world,
wherein our bodies dwell, only because our mind through
its attention lives in another world,
only because it contemplates the beauties of the archetypal
and intelligible world which Reason contains.
- Nicolas Malebranche

I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of
a thorough understanding of principles,
in order to stop the vivacity of his mind,
and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- 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

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Choose love - always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

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.


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