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1. “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.”

Tags : Expectations Experience Grief Mourning Others Personal Experience Reality Suffering
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

2. “Most women are all too familiar with men like Calvin Smith. Men whose sense of prerogative renders them deaf when women say, "No thanks," "Not interested," or even "Fuck off, creep.”

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Author : Jon Krakauer
Source : Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

3. “The purpose of life is to become acquainted with the deepest recesses of a person’s own mind by reflecting upon what a person reads, witnesses, and personally experiences. Wisdom is a form of power. Lacking knowledge of the world and without comprehending the essence of humanity, we can never know the truth of our own being.”

Tags : Humanity Knowledge Of Self Knowledge Of World Personal Experience Personal Experiences Philosophy Of Life Reading Books Reflection Reflection On Life Reflection Quotes Reflections On Life Self Knowledge Self Knowledge Quotes Truth Truth Quotes Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Writing
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

4. “Once you are defiled, you can't get back your purity by any means, instead, you will only look for ways to be defiled over and over again.”

Tags : Bad Compulsion Crazy Quote Defilement Doing Evil Experience Flesh Immorality Insane Life Pleasure Premature Sex Pressure Prostitution Sex Sin Time Wasted Trap Trapped Web Of Sin

5. “There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”

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6. “Believers often forget that most atheists used to be religious, that many non-believers used to think they had a personal relationship with their God and they used to 'feel' the power of prayer. They've since learned that it was all a farce, that their feelings were internal emotions and not some external force.”

Tags : Agnostic Atheists Ex Christian External Internal Personal Experience Religious

7. “Never hesitate to tell the truth as you see it.”

Tags : Honesty Personal Experience Self Expression Truth Truthfulness
Author : Marty Rubin

8. “It requires something more than personal experience to gain a philosophy or point of view from any specific event. It is the quality of our response to the event and our capacity to enter into the lives of others that help us to make their lives and experiences our own. In my own case my convictions have derived and developed from events in the lives of others as well as from my own experience. What I have seen meted out to others by authority and repression, economic and political, transcends anything I myself may have endured.”

Tags : Authority Oppression Personal Experience Philosophy
Author : Emma Goldman
Source : Red Emma Speaks

9. “It is true that we instinctively recoil from seeingan object to which our emotions and affections are committedhandled by the intellect as any other object is handled. The firstthing the intellect does with an object is to class it along withsomething else. But any object that is infinitely important to us andawakens our devotion feels to us also as if it must be sui generis andunique. Probably a crab would be filled with a sense of personaloutrage if it could hear us class it without ado or apology as acrustacean, and thus dispose of it. “I am no such thing,” it wouldsay; “I am MYSELF, MYSELF alone.”The next thing the intellect does is to lay bare the causes inwhich the thing originates. Spinoza says: “I will analyze the actionsand appetites of men as if it were a question of lines, of planes,and of solids.”

Tags : Intellect Personal Experience Religion
Author : William James

10. “Eliot was scornful of idle women readers who imagined themselves the heroines of French novels, and of self-regarding folk who saw themselves in the most admirable character in a novel, and she hoped for more nuanced engagement from her own readers. Even so, all readers make books over in their own image, and according to their own experience.”

Tags : Fictional Characters Personal Experience Reading
Author : Rebecca Mead
Source : My Life in Middlemarch

11. “Personal experiences that disrupt stale routines result in the phenomena of cognitive dissiliency, jolting our minds and enhancing our ability to internalizing new information.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

12. “All of our thoughts – ideas – are traceable to a sensation, an encounter with the world that leaves an impression upon the mind.”

Tags : Ideas Mindfulness Personal Experience Reality Of Life Sensation Thinking Thinking Quotes Thoughts
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

13. “Meditation is a willfully stimulated personal experience designed to increase our inner coherence.”

Tags : Coherence Design Increase Inner Meditation Personal Experience Who We Are Will
Author : Joseph Rain

14. “See the sun with your own eyes; feel the earth with your own hands.”

Tags : Immediacy Personal Experience Self Discovery The Senses
Author : Marty Rubin

15. “Are the grapes bitter or sweet? You have to taste.”

Tags : Personal Experience Sensation Taste
Author : Marty Rubin

16. “They will say you're mad, if the truth you tell is yours.”

Tags : Madness Personal Experience Truth
Author : Marty Rubin

17. “...personal experiences are probably the most convincing reason to believe for any individual who has had them.”

Tags : Evidence Personal Experience
Author : Lewis N. Roe
Source : From A To Theta: Taking The Tricky Subject Of Religion And Explaining Why It Makes Sense In A Way We Can All Understand

18. “We employ education and the convictions gained through the intermeshing of personal experiences and fresh ideas to establish the configuration of our being that in actuality was our mysterious potentiality from the very inception of our birth.”

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Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

19. “First of all, nothing good ever came from a beanbag chair. Nothing. I am speaking from personal experience.”

Tags : Beanbag Beanbag Chair Ideas Nothing Personal Experience
Author : Eric Weiner
Source : The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley