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The state of minds vary according to the angle ...
by Ella Maillart

The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them.
- Ella Maillart

There is only one valid species of voyage,
which is walk towards the men.
- Ella Maillart

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical,
aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.
- Ella Maillart

The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be
weighed in terms of perfect moments,
but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character.
- Ella Maillart

 

Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed,
for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.
- Ella Maillart

Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes,
where every activity is direct and immediately understandable,
are able to live among them.
- Ella Maillart

We want to feel that this earth is all ours,
like our parents' house when we were children.
- Ella Maillart

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I had to live in the desert before I could understand
the full value of grass in a green ditch.
- Ella Maillart

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
- Ella Maillart

I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns:
I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
- Ella Maillart

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing
between my weakness and my ambition.
- Ella Maillart

Certain travellers give the impression that they keep
moving because only then do they feel fully alive.
- Ella Maillart

Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do,
without heat in pipes, ice in boxes,
sunshine in bulbs,
music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.
- Ella Maillart

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown,
you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.
- Ella Maillart

Words are impotent to describe certain emotions.
- Ella Maillart

The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible,
the easier the sailing will be.
- Ella Maillart

One travels to run away from routine,
that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and
all our capacity for enthusiasm.
- Ella Maillart

The usual channels of university studies or secretarial
work did not appeal to me.
I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.
- Ella Maillart

When I look at something, it is certain that for an
instant I am one with what I see.
- Ella Maillart

Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe
simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced
that to live is to travel towards the world's end.
- Ella Maillart

The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us,
cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we
speak about is geographic distances.
- Ella Maillart

Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it.
- Ella Maillart

Every time I took a long leave from home,
I felt as if I were going to conquer the world.
Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright,
my inheritance.
- Ella Maillart

The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into
the running warp of dying time,
vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
- Ella Maillart

Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals.
Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own.
- Ella Maillart

One of the main points about travelling is to develop
in us a feeling of solidarity,
of that oneness without which no better world is possible.
- Ella Maillart

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey.
The sooner we face that self, the better.
- Ella Maillart

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
- Ella Maillart

I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything,
to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man,
otherwise?
- Ella Maillart

I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes
no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references,
of relationships, of values.
- Ella Maillart

We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding
of the people we meet here or abroad.
Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life.
- Ella Maillart

One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel
at life in the way a child does.
And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to
keep alive his sense of wonder.
- Ella Maillart

I wanted to learn a few foreign languages,
and therefore I had to go abroad.
- Ella Maillart

That idea of escapism...
these words could sum up my life.
- Ella Maillart

From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life,
and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide.
- Ella Maillart

One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion:
It cannot be done,
since one travels with one's mind.
- Ella Maillart

When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming,
we spoke to no one but each other during many months,
and we covered exactly the same ground.
Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his.
- Ella Maillart

Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning,
it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self.
Our consciousness being broadened and enriched,
we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
- Ella Maillart

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the
unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you,
or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
- Ella Maillart

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

A consistent state of Serenity and Compassion
is living an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Soar - it's your natural state.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a state of mind.
- Anonymous

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas ... is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier
state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy,
that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher


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