Absolute Quotes

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Ayn Rand
“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. Whether you live or die is an absolute. Whether you have a piece of bread or not, is an absolute. Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist, who is willing to sit out the course of any battle, willing to cash in on the blood of the innocent or to crawl on his belly to the guilty, who dispenses justice by condemning both the robber and the robbed to jail, who solves conflicts by ordering the thinker and the fool to meet each other halfway. In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. In that transfusion of blood which drains the good to feed the evil, the compromise is the transmitting rubber tube.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Max Planck
“The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry.”
Max Planck, The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science

Peter Kreeft
“It is reasonable to love the Absolute absolutely for the same reason it is reasonable to love the relative relatively.”
Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

Dejan Stojanovic
“Since nothing is absolute
There is no absolute silence,
Only an appearance
Of temporary peace.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“Everything and nothing are the same in the Absolute.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Jeff Lindsay
“Anytime somebody is absolutely certain about something, they are almost always absolutely wrong”
Jeff Lindsay

Harry Shearer
“If absolute power corrupts absolutely,
does absolute powerlessness make you pure?”
Harry Shearer

Emil M. Cioran
Magnificat de Bach. Remué jusqu'aux larmes. Il est impossible que ce qui s'y exprime n'ait qu'une réalité subjective. L'« âme » doit être de la même essence que l'absolu. Et c'est le Vedânta qui a raison.”
Emil Cioran, Notebooks

Ranjani Ramachandran
“As deep as the ocean, My rewards for you;
The more I give, the more I have;
As clear as the summer sky, My thoughts for you;
The more I long, the more I fade;
As mighty as the mountains, My prayers for you;
The more I ask, the more I get;

Because our love is one of a kind;
The one that will make you rise like never before; absolute and infinite;
The one that I will never fall from; if so only in your arms”
Ranjani Ramachandran

Frithjof Schuon
“Relativism reduces every element of absoluteness to relativity while making a completely illogical exception in favor of this reduction itself. Fundamentally it consists in propounding the claim that there is no truth as if this were truth or in declaring it to be absolutely true that there is nothing but the relatively true; one might just as well say that there is no language or write that there is no writing. In short, every idea is reduced to a relativity of some sort, whether psychological, historical, or social; but the assertion nullifies itself by the fact that it too presents itself as a psychological, historical, or social relativity. The assertion nullifies itself if it is true and by nullifying itself logically proves thereby that it is false; its initial absurdity lies in the implicit claim to be unique in escaping, as if by enchantment, from a relativity that is declared to be the only possibility.”
Frithjof Schuon, Logic and Transcendence

Dejan Stojanovic
“Deceit dispels the boredom of the Absolute.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Rebecca McNutt
“To exist as an interpreter of the law, you first have to follow that law yourself. Law is the glue that holds society together. It's flawed, but absolute, and corruption only hinders its progress.”
Rebecca McNutt

Dejan Stojanovic
“Absolute is a game with only one player where Absolute forgets itself so it would have a reason to fulfill the motion while returning.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Theodore Roosevelt
“It is never worth while to absolutely exhaust one's self or to take big chances unless for an adequate object.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Letters to His Children

Seyyed Hossein Nasr
“We, that is, the traditionalists like myself, use the term ‘‘modernism’’ not in a vague way as characterizing just things that happen to be around today, but as a particular way of looking at the world, a worldview that began in the Renaissance in the West with such components as Renaissance humanism, rationalism, et cetera. As I have mentioned already, modernism rejects the primacy of absolute and ultimate truth transcending the human order and descend- ing upon the human realm from the Divine Order. It places man himself at the center of the stage as ‘‘the absolute.’’ In a sense it absolutizes the human being in his or her earthly reality. Usually it does not come out and say so explicitly, but that is what it really means; that is, it takes the absolute away from God and puts it on the human plane, and therefore makes human reason, human perceptions, human interests the criteria of reality, of knowledge, of the truth, of the goal of human life. Therefore, as a consequence it substitutes the significance of the temporal and the transient for the abiding and the eternal.”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, در جستجوي امر قدسي

Dada Bhagwan
“Man (human life form) is a 'second-hand' quality of the absolute supreme Self (Parmatma, Lord). Man is close to the Lord [absolute supreme Self].”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“It is possible for one to receive all the glory of the world provided there is absolutely no ill intent, within him.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“In the worldly life, due to maadakta (intoxication of the ego of ‘I am Chandubhai’), one has completely lost awareness of everything about one’s self. Everything in the worldly life is nothing but intoxication. The food is intoxicating, the senses are intoxicating. [Therefore] Go to the one, who is without mada (pride), the one who has destroyed all intoxication. There in his proximity, you will realize that, ‘wow! The intoxication of the ego is something that can go down!’ Then ‘our’ awareness will manifest. You, the Self are indeed the absolute supreme soul (Parmatma)!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“When there is not a trace of worldly love that is called ‘absolute ultimate love’ [paramarth prem]!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“This ‘Akram science’ does not scorn worldly interaction in the slightest. While living absolutely within it's reality, It does not scorn the worldly interaction. Not scorning worldly interaction is itself a thing of principle.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“One becomes Parmatma (absolute supreme self) if he comes into the True Self even for a fraction of time.”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Even the slightest criticism of others is an impediment (hindrance) to Absolute Knowledge (Kevalgnan, Absolute Enlightenment). It also hinders Atmagnan (Knowledge of the Self), also hinders Samkit (Self-realization).”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“You will not realize the absolute supreme Self (parmatma) unless the weakness departs. Anger, pride, deceit and greed are the weaknesses.”
Dada Bhagwan

Joseph Rain
“Absolute truth is the way it is.”
Joseph Rain, The Unfinished Book About Who We Are

“Pantheism is no eternal solution, it´s merely a fallen mirror of the true God potentiality. Everything that is not everlasting is not worthy to be defined as ultimate reality. Transience is a game played by the snake. In absolute reality there is no movement.”
Ingmar Veeck

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Here’s the way to destroy your life in sixty seconds or less; convince yourself that something is ‘right’ simply because you want it to be, and then go act on it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Creation means birth of Atma as seen in the seventh plane, i.e. life-power is transformed into Atma. Preservation is that when Atma holds the Universe within Him. Destruction is that condition when Atma turns into the Absolute.”
Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond

Stanley Hauerwas
“That I have something to say is not a personal achievement. I have something to say because I am a Christian.”
Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir

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