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his page contains more of my favourite spiritual quotations.  They are all meaningful to me and have been carefully selected. Enjoy!

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your 
concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
 ~ John Macnaughton

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After winter comes the summer. After night comes the 
dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
~ Samuel Rutherford

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It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to 
love without giving.
~ Richard Braunstein

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Learn your lessons quickly and move on.
~ Eileen Caddy

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Silence is a great help to a seeker after truth. In the attitude 
of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is 
elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our 
life is a long and arduous quest after Truth, and the 
soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height.
~ Mohandas K Gandhi

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Keep your faith in beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, 
in the Spring when it is gone.
~ Roy R. Gibson

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There are two ways of passing from this world - one in light and one 
in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but 
when one passes in darkness, he returns.
~ Bhagavad Gita

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Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the 
latter enters, the former makes its exit.
~ Alexandre Dumas

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You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; 
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no 
doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
~ Max Ehrmann

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Life is a promise; fulfill it.
~ Mother Theresa

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If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you 
expect to find it? Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations 
of the soul; unbelief, denying them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
~ Lin Yutang 

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; 
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,which is the 
bitterest.
~ Confucius

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Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can
be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
 ~ M. Scott Peck

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Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not do to others what thou wouldst
not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be
reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
~ Confucius

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Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms,
you would never see the beauty of their canyons.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

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"... here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)..."
~ e. e. cummings

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The Truth is your birthright: no one can take it from you.
 ~ Svami Purna

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Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
~ Milton

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When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long 
and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones 
which open for us.
~ Alexander Graham Bell

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Just think out for yourselves, if a man who was good yesterday has 
become bad after having come in contact with me, is he responsible 
that he has deteriorated or am I? ... It is well to take the blame 
sometimes.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful 
servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has 
forgotten the gift.
~ Albert Einstein

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Let this be my last word, that I trust in your love.
~ Rabindranath Tagore


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