Recent Quotes


Recent Daily Quotes
from multiple authors


Showing daily quotes from the last 6 days:

[Saturday September 18] Kempis, Thomas à (1380-1471, Germany): primary subject "Patience" (search under Inner Life/Love, Positive Emotion, Virtue, Will)": detail "From 'Imitation of Christ' BkIII,Chap.xiii"
Christianity: Middle Ages to 1600If you wish to obtain victory, make ready for the battle. The crown of patience cannot be received where there has been no suffering. If you wish to be crowned, you must fight manfully and suffer patiently: without labor none can obtain rest, and without contending there can be no conquest.

[Friday September 17] St. Thalassios the Libyan (c. late 6th - 7th century, Libya): primary subject "Thought, control and stopping of" (search under Inner Life/Practices)": detail "From 'Fourth Century on Love, et al'"
Christianity: Eastern OrthodoxThe intellect’s task is to reject any thought that secretly vilifies a fellow being.

[Thursday September 16] Aristotle (384-322 BC, Greece): primary subject "Use, or goal, end, purpose" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": source "Philosophy of Plotinus: Gifford Lectures 1917-1918, vol.1"
Greece, Rome, AlexandriaNature makes nothing without a purpose.

[Wednesday September 15] Chief Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939, USA): primary subject "Society, and origins of" (search under Outer Life/Culture, Life, Society)"
ShamanismI am going to venture that the man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures, and acknowledging unity with the universe of things was infusing into his being the true sense of civilization.

[Tuesday September 14] St. Francis de Sales (1567-1665, France): primary subject "Way, difficulties on" (search under Outer Life/Religions, Ways)": source "Introduction to the Devout Life": detail "Part 1, chapter V.2"
Christianity: Catholic after 1600The diseases of the soul, as well as those of the body, come post-haste on horseback, but go away on foot at a snail’s pace. Courage and patience then are necessary in this enterprise.

[Monday September 13] Philo of Alexandria (c. 15 BC - AD 50, Egypt): primary subject "Immortality" (search under Afterlife/Afterlife, Heaven, Hell)": detail "Concerning the World (quoting one of the tragic poets)"
Judaism (and Kabbalah)And for things sprung from earth, they must
Return unto their parent dust,
 While those from heavenly seed which rise
 Are borne uplifted to the skies.
 Nought that has once existed dies,
 Though often what has been combined
 Before, we separated find,
 Invested with another form.