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Ramana Maharshi Quotes and Sayings

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The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the
degree of concentration on a single thought are the
measures to gauge spiritual progress.
- Ramana Maharshi

No one succeeds without effort...
Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
- Ramana Maharshi

You need not aspire for or get any new state.
Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
- Ramana Maharshi

Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations.
You are originally unlimited and perfect.
Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
- Ramana Maharshi

 

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

All differences in this world
are of degree, and not of kind,
because oneness is the secret of everything.
- Swami Vivekananda

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.
- Ron D. Burton

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree:
you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
- T. S. Eliot

His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished
his knowledge of the world.
- William Shenstone

It's the degree of success and the length of time that is amazing.
- Ruth Handler

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is
in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance
in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
- Ernest Hemingway

To me, this degree was an acknowledgment of my work in music.
- Chaka Khan

In 1960, I went to St.
Catherine's College, Oxford, and received the B.A.
degree in Chemistry in 1964.
- John E. Walker

Everything goes in cycles, to a degree.
- Herb Brooks

I started working with friends of mine and that,
to some degree, continues.
- Jim Jarmusch

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
- James Madison

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with
one's knowledge of the facts.
- Bertrand Russell

Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and
painting isn't worth much any more.
- Dan Fogelberg

It may be said with a degree of assurance that not
everything that meets the eye is as it appears.
- Rod Serling

I did get a degree in special education.
- Clay Aiken

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts
for four years and emerged with a degree.
- Bela Lugosi

The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants,
and the very foundation of government,
law and order, are imperilled.
- Ida B. Wells

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination
nor both together go to the making of genius.
Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more.
I select my travel destinations according to their
degree of usefulness to my work.
- Jose Saramago

This means that to man God gave a degree of free will.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of
precision relevant to a particular situation.
- Kenneth L. Pike

I have a high degree of confidence about India's growth potential in IT.
- Sanjay Kumar

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which
we are influenced by those we influence.
- Eric Hoffer

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree
succeed? I can scarcely think so.
Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
- John James Audubon

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes
from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs
which have been dammed up to a high degree.
- Sigmund Freud

The degree of leverage now being reversed is staggering,
and the underlying global imbalances -
notably between the savers and the spenders -
will require long and painful adjustment.
- Vince Cable

Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to
a greater degree than some other sins.
- Walter Lang

I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota,
and I was a teacher for about a minute.
- Loni Anderson

Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements.
- Werner Erhard

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School,
and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate.
- Simon Newcomb

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an
exceedingly high degree of improbability.
- Ronald Fisher

To some degree it matters who's in office,
but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.
- Noam Chomsky

Our promise to our children should be this:
if you do well in school,
we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.
- Ruth Ann Minner

Every man becomes, to a certain degree,
what the people he generally converses with are.
- Robert Motherwell

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a
high degree from the perfect freedom with which we
each follow and declare our own impressions.
- George Eliot

Nothing can happen nowhere.
The locale of the happening always colours the happening,
and often, to a degree, shapes it.
- Elizabeth Bowen

You are educated.
Your certification is in your degree.
You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.
Let me ask you to think of an alternative.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
- Tom Brokaw

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.
- Eric Hoffer

My first degree came years before my second.
I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political
process was to sully oneself to such a degree that
whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in.
- John Perry Barlow

A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive,
especially to a psychologist.
- Sigmund Freud

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace,
but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener
in the lap than the strong one.
- William Gurnall

The knowledge of languages was very useful.
I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.
- Emma Bonino

I got my degree in rhetoric.
- Alex Borstein

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I'm not impressed by someone's degree...
I'm impressed by them making movies.
- Richard King

All women's issues are to some degree men's issues
and all men's issues are to some degree women's issues
because when either sex wins unilaterally both sexes lose.
- Warren Farrell

Any degree of unemployment worries me.
- Gerhard Schroder

The American people must be willing to give up a degree
of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security.
- Louis Freeh

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

Anybody can become angry - that is easy,
but to be angry with the right person and to the right
degree and at the right time and for the right purpose,
and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
- Aristotle


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