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Persian Quotes

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I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

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To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass
is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
- Helen Keller

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

 

Persian social manners are well known,
and there is no other society that can compete with them.
- Moshe Katsav

We were impressed with the size and scope of the Persian
Gulf as we traveled to Islamabad,
Pakistan.
- Jon Porter

The bulk of extra supplies that could be put into the
market come from two places.
One, they come from other Persian Gulf suppliers,
of which Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list.
- Daniel Yergin

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Shah is a kind of magic word with the Persian people.
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

I speak Urdu quite a lot, too, and I read a lot of Persian.
- Juan Cole

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side.
because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear,
gives it its life and bloom.
- Rumer Godden

Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger
cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would
eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf.
- Jan Schakowsky

We've made some mistakes in this country in times past -
the Korean conflict proceeding that,
some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War,
where we were ambiguous as to what we would do.
- Fred Thompson

Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets,
said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God.
It fell, and broke into pieces.
Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it
and thought they had the truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels,
aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned
earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more
support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of
the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there.
- Paul Cellucci

As I have said for many years throughout this land,
we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the
Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization.
Every bit of that has to change.
- Al Gore

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew,
Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious
value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own;
and in this respect the original Bible stands very
high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
- Lafcadio Hearn

But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism,
and we are grateful for that.
Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel
continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf.
- Paul Cellucci

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
- Democritus

Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia.
The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims,
but it's also the language of the Hindus.
- Ismail Merchant

Although when Christianity appeared the total population
of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century,
most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world,
Persia, India, and China.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

The Gospel having spread itself into Persia,
the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun,
were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that
influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties.
- John Foxe

One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was
granted access with a camera to go back in time,
and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing
into India through Iran and Persia.
- Oliver Stone

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries
have lived soft and luxurious lives;
we of Macedon for generations past have been trained
in the hard school of danger and war.
Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
- Arrian

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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