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Guru Nanak Quotes and Sayings

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Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye;
Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.
- Guru Nanak

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow,
and one eats the fly, along with the sweets.
- Guru Nanak

One cannot comprehend Him through reason,
even if one reasoned for ages.
- Guru Nanak

Let no man in the world live in delusion.
Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.
- Guru Nanak

 

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient;
nor am I of any caste.
- Guru Nanak

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast
dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
- Guru Nanak

From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.
- Guru Nanak

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I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him,
the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.
- Guru Nanak

That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen;
whatever seed is sown,
a plant of that kind even comes forth.
- Guru Nanak

I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?
- Guru Nanak

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman
is united according to the law,
such qualities even she assumes, like a river,
united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak

Death would not be called bad, O people,
if one knew how to truly die.
- Guru Nanak

Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord,
and become the servant of His servants.
- Guru Nanak

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field,
prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind,
marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed,
springs up in it.
- Guru Nanak

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake;
owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state
arises of the individualized,
limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
- Guru Nanak

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites,
faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly
bliss for the ancestors and oneself,
depend on one's wife alone.
- Guru Nanak

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that
which is salutary for his soul,
for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
- Guru Nanak

God is one, but he has innumerable forms.
He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.
- Guru Nanak

The production of children, the nurture of those born,
and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.
- Guru Nanak

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Look within.
Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up,
if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

Be not affronted at a joke.
If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm,
unless thou art raw.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
- Thomas Holcroft

It behoves thee to love God wisely; and that may thou
not do but if thou be wise.
- Richard Rolle

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

Through the Thou a person becomes I. - Martin Buber

Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

If thou be industrious to procure wealth,
be generous in the disposal of it.
Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it;
a mistress,
if thou knowest not.
- Horace

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every
act of thy life as if it were the last.
- Marcus Aurelius

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it,
to fear and suspect the worst.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Begin thus from the first act, and proceed;
and,
in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done,
be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
- Pythagoras

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
- Marcus Aurelius

Thou shalt not give birth reluctantly.
- Otto Rank

The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' does not say it's O.K.
to kill some people and not others.
- Marvin Harris

Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee,
thou art not for the world.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour -
let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till
to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing.
- Austin Dobson

Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy
servant with joy and peace in believing.
- Christopher Love

O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The grave, dread thing!
Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature appalled,
Shakes off her wonted firmness.
- Robert Blair

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full,
that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
- Saint Augustine

Thou strange piece of wild nature!
- Colley Cibber

Wake the power within thee slumbering,
trim the plot that's in thy keeping,
thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize.
- John Stuart Blackie

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
love, thou art every day my Valentine!
- Thomas Hood

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment:
Thou shalt not ration justice.
- Learned Hand

Thou shalt not steal.
I mean defensively.
On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.
- Branch Rickey

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things,
even though they fail.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Art thou the King of the Jews?
- Pontius Pilate

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
- Jack Kerouac

All the world old is queer save thee and me,
and even thou art a little queer.
- Robert Owen


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