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1. “Christianity, like genius, is one of the hardest concepts to forgive. We hear what we want to hear and accept what we want to accept, for the most part, simply because there is nothing more offensive than feeling like you have to re-evaluate your own train of thought and purpose in life. You have to die to an extent in your hunger for faith, for wisdom, and quite frankly, most people aren't ready to die.”

Tags : Apologetics Changing Christianity Concepts Controversy Evangelism Faith Forgiveness Genius Life Misunderstood Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Religion Salvation Spirituality Theology Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

2. “One of the most breathtaking concepts in all of Scripture is the revelation that God knows each of us personally and that we are in His mind both day and night. There is simply no way to comprehend the full implications of His love by the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is all-powerful and all-knowing, majestic and holy, from everlasting to everlasting. Why would He care about us—about our needs, our welfare, our fears? We have been discussing situations in which God doesn’t make sense. His concern for us mere mortals is the most inexplicable of all.”

Tags : Breathtaking Care Concepts Day Fears Full His Holy In Is Love Majesting Make Mind Mortals Most Night Of Personally Scripture Simply Situations There To Us Would
Source : Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

3. “And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds "joy luck" is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation.”

Tags : China Concepts Daughters Family Fear Heritage Hope Ideas Immigration Joy Language Luck Mothers Perception Tradition Women
Author : Amy Tan
Source : The Joy Luck Club

4. “Moment by moment the Holy Spirit will work with your beliefs, taking you step by step as you unwind your mind from the many false concepts that you believe keep you safe and make you happy. Only the release from these false beliefs can bring you true happiness and lasting peace.”

Tags : Back To God Beliefs Concepts David Hoffmeister God Holy Spirit Lasting Happiness Lasting Love Moment Moment Quotes Release Release The Past Step By Step True Peace Unwind Your Mind
Source : Unwind Your Mind Back to God: Experiencing A Course in Miracles

5. “A poem to Raymond, whom everybody loves, originally composed on a waterproof smartphone in a sea of love, which was hidden under the pile of garbage that my bum-pals that have no pen names, or pen-pals, or names, for that matter, brought to me as an offering on the 1st of April 1877, exactly 111 years and 7 months before I was brought forth to this world, because some anonymous prophet told them this would bring luck, joy, happiness, food, and, of course – shelter from evil (he was lying):If it's fantasy you seek,to E. Feist then, you must speak.All he writes is all there is,for his words, they move the seas..I would write, but I know naught.In my heart there is a draught.Hidden desert - golden sands.Few my love can ever stand.And so far I've talked to many,a reply - will there be any?I know - not, yet I know naught,all to question, I was taught...So I learn, I borrow wisdom,from the great, the ones with vision.They can teach, the few that grasp,concepts from a long forgotten past.”

Tags : Admiration Bringing Composers Composing Concepts Food Friends Garbage Grasping Happiness Lie Loving Moving Original Originality Pile Piles Poem Prophets Questions Replies Sands Sea Standing Teaching Water Writing Years
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

6. “What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money ... but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth ... In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are "coins" for real things.”

Tags : Concepts Philosophy Theory Words
Author : Alan W. Watts
Source : The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

7. “The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared.”

Tags : Beauty Concept Conceptions Conceptions Of Beauty Concepts Concepts Of Beauty Form Life Light Nature Spiritual Unknown Void Voids
Source : The Woman in White

8. “You are what resides before, beyond and between what you think so do not be consumed by thought. It is only a fragment of your magic.”

Tags : Before Beyond Beyond Words Breaking Habits Cognition Concepts Consume Finding Slf Finding Yourself Fragment Ideas Imagination Inner Voice Limited Thinking Magic Meditation Peace Of Mind Philosophical Quotations Philosophy Of Life Quotes On Thinking Rasheed Ogunlaru Self Discovery Thinking Thought Thought Patterns

9. “That's all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. There's no part in it, no shape in it, that is not out of someone's mind [...] I've noticed that people who have never worked with steel have trouble seeing this—that the motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon. They associate metal with given shapes—pipes, rods, girders, tools, parts—all of them fixed and inviolable., and think of it as primarily physical. But a person who does machining or foundry work or forger work or welding sees "steel" as having no shape at all. Steel can be any shape you want if you are skilled enough, and any shape but the one you want if you are not. Shapes, like this tappet, are what you arrive at, what you give to the steel. Steel has no more shape than this old pile of dirt on the engine here. These shapes are all of someone's mind. That's important to see. The steel? Hell, even the steel is out of someone's mind. There's no steel in nature. Anyone from the Bronze Age could have told you that. All nature has is a potential for steel. There's nothing else there.”

Tags : Concepts Foundry Machining Mechanics Motorcycle Maintenance Motorcycles Philosophy Steel Welding
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

10. “Life is a great big beautiful three-ring circus. There are those on the floor making their lives among the heads of lions and hoops of fire, and those in the stands, complacent and wowed, their mouths stuffed with popcorn. I know less now than ever about life, but I do know its size. Life is enormous. Much grander than what we’ve taken for ourselves, so far. When the show is over and the tent is packed, the elephants, lions and dancing poodles are caged and mounted on trucks to caravan to the next town. The clown’s makeup has worn, and his bright, red smile has been washed down a sink. All that is left is another performance, another tent and set of lights. We rest in the knowledge: the show must go on. Somewhere, behind our stage curtain, a still, small voice asks why we haven’t yet taken up juggling. My seminars were like this. Only, instead of flipping shiny, black bowling balls or roaring chainsaws through the air, I juggled concepts. The world is intrinsically tied together. All things march through time at different intervals but move ahead in one fashion or another. Though we may never understand it, we are all part of something much larger than ourselves—something anchoring us to the spot we have mentally chosen. We sniff out the rules, through spiritual quests and the sciences. And with every new discovery, we grow more confused. Our inability to connect what seems illogical to unite and to defy logic in our understanding keeps us from enlightenment. The artists and insane tiptoe around such insights, but lack the compassion to hand-feed these concepts to a blind world. The interconnectedness of all things is not simply a pet phrase. It is a big “T” truth that the wise spend their lives attempting to grasp.”

Tags : Artists Circus Clown Clowns Concept Concepts Confusion Discovery Enlightenment Imagination Insane Insanity Interconnectedness Life Lions Logic Popcorn Understanding
Source : Unnatural Truth

11. “Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such an authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens. Thus they come to be stamped as “necessities of thought”, “a priori givens”, etc. The path of scientific advance is often made impassable for a long time through such errors. For that reason, it is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analyzing the long commonplace concepts and exhibiting those circumstances upon which their justification and usefulness depend, how they have grown up, individually, out of the givens of experience. By this means, their all-too-great authority will be broken. They will be removed if they cannot be properly legitimated, corrected if their correlation with given things be far too superfluous, replaced by others if a new system can be established that we prefer for whatever reason.”

Tags : Analysis Analyze Analyzing Authority Commonplace Concepts Correct Error Experience Given Justification Legitimate Science Superfluous Usefulness

12. “Some concepts are so incredibly risky they take an honest fool to try to articulate them.”

Tags : Articulation Concepts Controversy Fool Honesty Philosophy Risk
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

13. “I think actually if you take the analogy with other areas of engineering, and increasingly of science and even mathematics, you can see people do not have to learn the vast number of formulae they used to learn. Instead, they have to learn to use the computer effectively. This frees them, I feel, to understand concepts and the foundations while they’re learning the mechanics of the application of the theory.”

Tags : Application Concepts Learning Theory
Author : C.A.R. Hoare

14. “Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in transition - and added in assumption / projection”

Tags : Assumptions Concepts Feelings Freedom Ideas Interpretation Life Life Story Mindset Myths Non Duality Projections Quotes About Life Quotes On Mindfulness Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Sensations Thinking Thoughts

15. “If we are to talk in the language of social constructions, then the construction of the very concepts of the social and the biological must also be elucidated.”

Tags : Biologism Concepts Denise Riley Riley Social Social Construct War In The Nursery
Author : Denise Riley
Source : War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother

16. “A nation lives forever through its concepts, honour, and culture. It is for these reasons that the rulers of nations must judge and act not only on the basis of physical and material interests of the nation but on the basis of the nation's historical honour, of the nation's eternal interests. Thus: not bread at all costs, but honour at all costs.”

Tags : Concepts Culture Eternal Honour Origins Values
Source : For My Legionaries

17. “Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.”

Tags : Awareness Concepts Thought
Source : One Minute Wisdom

18. “The Copenhagen Interpretation is sometimes called "model agnosticism" and holds that any grid we use to organize our experience of the world is a model of the world and should not be confused with the world itself. Alfred Korzybski, the semanticist, tried to popularize this outside physics with the slogan, "The map is not the territory." Alan Watts, a talented exegete of Oriental philosophy, restated it more vividly as "The menu is not the meal.”

Tags : Concepts Knowledge Philosophy Science
Source : Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

19. “However expressive, symbols can never be the things they stand for.”

Tags : Concepts Reality Symbols
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell

20. “There are two atheisms of which one is a purification of the notion of God.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Concepts God
Author : Simone Weil

21. “Above all we have to go beyond words and images and concepts. No imaginative vision or conceptual framework is adequate to the great reality.”

Tags : Concepts Reality Religion Spirit

22. “No original thought still exists. People are original, each one of them. The same ideas that others had before you are waiting for you to bring them back to life in a new way. The part of who you are that is left behind within these old ideas is what makes them original all over again.”

Tags : Concepts Creativity Ideas Individuality Innovation Originality People Thoughts Uniqueness

23. “15"General ideas and great conceit are always a fair way to bring about terrible misfortune.”

Tags : Concepts Goethe Ideas
Source : Criticisms, Reflections and Maxims of Goethe

24. “Becoming limitless involves mental agility; the ability to quickly grasp and incorporate new ideas and concepts with confidence.”

Tags : Concepts Confidence Excuses Ideas Limitless Mental Agility
Author : Lorii Myers
Source : No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

25. “We seldom make logical mistakes, but often have mistaken logics.”

Tags : Concepts Error Learning Logic Logical Mistake Mistakes Understanding
Author : Raheel Farooq

26. “Nothing is less like life than our idea of it.”

Tags : Concepts Ideas Life Rationalsim
Author : Marty Rubin

27. “To say "all that which does not exist" is to introduce, effectively, a new concept, but it does not bring into existence anything more than that very concept which it introduces. That is, a certain entity about which we know nothing except that it bears the name of "all that which does not exist.”

Tags : Being Concepts Reality Words
Author : Pablo Tusset
Source : The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant

28. “Enlightenment is not about attaining an ultimate level of intelligence or intellect. It is regained by shedding all the ideas, illusion and binds thrust on you and that you then so readily accrue.”

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29. “Enlightenment is not about attaining a ultimate level of intelligence or intellect. It is regained by shedding all the ideas, illusion and binds thrust on you and that you then so readily accrue.”

Tags : Concepts Conciousness Conditioning Enlightenment Quotes Evolution Freedom Human Condition Ideas Illusions Inspirational Quotes Intellect Intelligence Mind Mindfulness Oneness Peace Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Thoughts Wisdom

30. “Learning is easy; misunderstanding makes it complex!”

Tags : Complex Task Concepts Education Learning Misunderstanding Simple Things

31. “No, I'm not an Atheist. I simply do not acknowledge Any God 'concepts'. Therefore, nothing for me to "believe" or disbelieve. I am a Critical Thinker.”

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