The meaning of the living words that come out of the experiences of great hearts can never be exhausted by any one system of logical interpretation. They have to be endlessly explained by the commentaries of individual lives, and they gain an added mystery in each new revelation.
Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty.
All that is not given is lost.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door—or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
God seeks comrades and claims love, the Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.
Where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price…
With begging and scrambling we find very little, but with being true to ourselves we find a great deal more.
Topics: Being Ourselves
We are hidden in ourselves, like a truth hidden in isolated facts. When we know that this One in us is One in all, then our truth is revealed.
Do not say, “It is morning,” and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone;
But let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.
You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed
Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Topics: Life and Living
O Woman, you are not merely the handiwork of God, but also of men; these are ever endowing you with beauty from their own hearts… . You are one-half woman and one-half dream.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Life is given to use, we earn it by giving it.
I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.
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