Enlightening Quotes

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Mark Twain
“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”
Mark Twain

Dean Koontz
“The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs it, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth.”
Dean Koontz, Forever Odd

“Let us not be content with merely ‘formatting’ generations, but instead, focus on cultivating and enlightening them, ensuring independent thinking where acceptance is in pace with challenge and trust steers clear of gullibility. ("Skyward, over and above")”
Erik Pevernagie

Jean-Dominique Bauby
“Does it take the harsh light of disaster to show a person’s true nature?”
Jean-Dominique Bauby

“It's not differences that divide us. It's our judgments about each other that do.”
Margaret Wheatley

“...people who struggle against tyranny are more psychologically healthy than those who are docile and simply conform to current ways of thinking...there is much evidence that some of the most creative people in history were driven individuals who were terribly unhappy and out of sync with their social context. Creativity itself is a form of deviant behavior that requires individuals to break from usual assumptions and understandings in developing entirely new perspectives and approaches.”
David Mechanic

Lauren DeStefano
“There is a need, in every world, to believe in things that cannot be seen.”
Lauren DeStefano, Burning Kingdoms

Rick Yancey
“The world will burn for a hundred years. Fire will consume the things we made from wood and plastic and rubber and cloth, then water and wind and time will chew the stone and steel into dust. How baffling it is that we imagined cities incinerated by alien bombs and death rays when all they needed was Mother Nature and time.”
Rick Yancey

Maharishi Sadasiva Isham
“We effect more than we can possibly know. With every mood, every thought, every word, every gesture, we change our lives and our universe.”
Maharishi Sadasiva Isham

Ana Claudia Antunes
“How's daydreaming affecting nightmares??
Showing the light where is all dark!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Dearer Mirror

Amit Ray
“Compassion can help you to be present right in this moment. Compassion can release your trapped life-energy and blossom your life.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Barbara Brooke
“Drama entered my home last week, but I ushered it to the door and tossed it to the curb.”
Barbara Brooke, Glimmers

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“What movie are you guys gonna see anyway?”
“I don’t...know,” I answered when Rider remained quiet. An idea formed. “Do you want to come?”
Jayden blinked as if he was surprised. “Aw, that’s sweet of you, but I’m not good sittin’ in a theater.”
My brows furrowed. “Why?”
“Because he’d talk through it,” Paige answered from the couch. “He would literally talk through the entire movie.”
“True dat,” one of the other guys responded.
I grinned.
“It’s true. You know, I like to add commentary every once in a while,” Jayden explained. “But for some reason people be all upset over that.”
“I can imagine,” Rider replied drily.
“I like to think what I’m addin’ actually enlightens the experience,” Jayden said.
Paige snorted. “I don’t think enlighten is the right word.”
“My entire presence is enlightening,” he replied.
Hector looked over his shoulder, eyebrows raised. “I can come up with a few words that describe your presence. Enlightening is not one of them.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Problem with Forever

Manny Segarra
“Life is an adventure. If you treat it as such, you'll enjoy it's happiness”
Manny Segarra

Vivian Gornick
“Suddenly, literature, politics, and analysis came together, and I began to think more inclusively about the emotional imprisonment of mind and spirit to which all human beings are heir. In the course of analytic time, it became apparent that -- with or without the burden of social justice -- the effort required to attain any semblance of inner freedom was extraordinary.

Great literature, I then realized, is a record not of the achievement, but of the effort.”
Vivian Gornick, The Men in My Life

“Live Life, Laugh Lots, and Love Big!”
Jeremy Logue, Jeremy Shares His Love From Above: A guide to living joyously on Earth following the passing of a loved one and always!

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“They that cannot govern themselves cannot govern others (Pg. 238).”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

“Artists have the ability 2 changes lives with a single per4mance.”

Vivian Amis
“Every moment is brand new, but we often fill the new with fear of the future or pain of the past instead of simply enjoying the present.”
Vivian Amis, The Essentials of Life

Elise Icten
“Each one of us is lit
If only one could see
That not one way is right
We are all part of the same light”
Elise Icten

“Always lend a helping hand, for one day- YOU might be the one reaching for it!”

“And remember also that when we seek to learn from nature directly, our ultimate aim is to understand the world in which we live. We neither agree nor disagree with nature as we often do in the case of books.”
Adler Mortimer

“Enlighten yourself and then enlighten the world”
Rashid Jorvee

“I stand on the banks of time silently witnessing the world change beneath my feet. I arrive at a desirable place in a world when I learn to accept a world devoid of my paltry existence. When my self-inflicted wounds heal, I will stand as mute as a mountain impervious to the whimsy of the quaking world and no longer be deluded into aspiring to be a member of a fantasy world of pleasure-seeking people. Fame and fortune do not matter to an enlightened person, it is sufficient simply to be present and unflinchingly support all life forms without hesitation.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Michael  Greger
“I’m such a stickler for veracity that I hired nine fact-checkers to go through every citation of the How Not to Die manuscript, and I committed to the same rigor with this book.”
Michael Greger, How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss

Timothy J. McCollum II
“3D thoughts cannot be limited to 2D words, however, words can be aligned to inspire thought.”
Timothy J. McCollum II, The Great Relief: An Exploration of Unknowns

Pema Chödrön
“As we change our own dysfunctional habits, we are simultaneously changing society. Our own awakening is intertwined with the awakening of enlightened society. If we can lose our personal appetite for aggression and addiction, the whole planet will rejoice.”
Pema Chödrön, Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The student asked: Master, do you know of a desert island, I want to go there to get enlightened! The master replied: Instead of going to a desert island, bring the desert island to your mind! The key to enlightenment is neither the place you are in nor other people, but only your own mind!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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