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Showing daily quotes from the last 6 days:

[Wednesday July 6] Tauler, Johann (c. 1300-1361, Germany): primary subject "Love" (search under Inner Life/Love, Positive Emotion, Virtue, Will)": detail "From Sermon 14 ‘Blessed Virgin’"
Christianity: Middle Ages to 1600The power of love must ever be thirsting; while moderation and discretion flee away.

[Tuesday July 5] Anonymous: primary subject "Providence" (search under Beings/God)": detail "African Proverb (Ashanti)"
ShamanismChance comes to those who know what they want.

[Monday July 4] Kempis, Thomas à (1380-1471, Germany): primary subject "Opinion, concern about other people's" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": source "Imitation of Christ": detail "From Book 2, Chapter 6"
Christianity: Middle Ages to 1600Nobody's praise is going to make a saint of you, and nobody's abuse is going to make a villain of you. What matters is what you're really like in yourself. Men see but outward appearances, God reads the heart.

[Sunday July 3] St. Mark the Ascetic (5th century, Greece): primary subject "Intelligence" (search under Inner Life/Mind, Psyche, Soul, Spirit)": detail "From ‘On the Spiritual Law’"
Christianity: Church FathersSome call men intelligent because they have the power of discernment on the sensible plane. But the really intelligent people are those who control their own desires.

[Saturday July 2] Law, William (1686-1761, England): primary subject "Work, done only on/by oneself" (search under Inner Life/Practices)": source "William Law: The Works, vol.2": detail "‘Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life’ ch. 18"
Christianity: ProtestantRemember that there is but one man in the world, with whom you are to have perpetual contention, and be always striving to exceed him, and that is yourself.

[Friday July 1] Plotinus (c. 204-270, Egypt): primary subject "Working with other people" (search under Inner Life/Practices)": source "Studies in Mystical Religions"
Greece, Rome, AlexandriaWhen you revere the soul in another you are revering yourself too.