A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on agreement, constitution, freedom, principles, thought, and attachment

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought; not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought that we hate.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on death, familiarity, people, and attachment

Dying was apparently a weaning process; all the attachments to familiar people and objects have to be undone.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on growth and attachment

Loving, hating, having expectations: all these are attachments. Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (15)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on death, earth, heaven, ideas, life, religion, world, and attachment

Most of the world's religions serve only to strengthen attachments to false concepts such as self and other, life and death, heaven and earth, and so on. Those who become entangled in these false ideas are prevented from perceiving the Integral Oneness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (16)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on mind and attachment

To manage your mind, know that there is nothing, and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (72)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on awareness, future, heart, hope, life, mystery, past, secrets, silence, spirit, and attachment

There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Joseph Henry Shorthouse on admiration, enthusiasm, illusions, life, love, pity, world, youth, and attachment

When you have lived longer in this world and outlived the enthusiastic and pleasing illusions of youth, you will find your love and pity for the race increase tenfold, your admiration and attachment to a particular party or opinion fall away altogether.

Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1838 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on feeling, friendship, losing, men, and attachment

Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Quincy Adams on america, constitution, earth, failure, good, justice, language, liberty, losing, nations, people, power, principles, reflection, weakness, and attachment

Let us not be unmindful that liberty is power, that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth. Our Constitution professedly rests upon the good sense and attachment of the people. This basis, weak as it may appear, has not yet been found to fail. Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost. America, in the assembly of nations, has uniformly spoken among them the language of equal liberty, equal justice, and equal rights.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Source: 1821

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A Quote by Claude Roy on existence, humor, laughter, love, misfortune, and attachment

Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment - a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.

Claude Roy

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