A Quote by John Fowles on attitude, life, and men

Only fools think our attitude to our fellow men is a thing distinct from our attitude to 'lesser' life on this planet.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Adair on attitude, blindness, humility, leadership, life, managers, and mistakes

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility - that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures or personal shortcomings.

John Adair (1757 - 1840)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on attitude and people

People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on acceptance, attitude, and laws

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by Jeffrey Shallit on attitude, belief, criticism, environment, freedom, kindness, sacred, and truth

[He] seems to want it both ways: the freedom to hold and express beliefs, and immunity from criticism for those beliefs. This is the kind of attitude that leads inexorably to totalitarianism. It is to be decried, particularly in a university environment where the search for truth necessitates that no belief be treated as sacred or above scrutiny.

Jeffrey Shallit

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A Quote by Javan on action, attitude, fate, and life

Fate determines who comes into our lives Our attitude and actions determine who stays in our lives.


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A Quote by J. Donald Walters on attitude, circumstances, determination, happiness, mind, and simplicity

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

J. Donald Walters

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on attitude, existence, losing, mind, preparation, privilege, proof, quality, reading, and spirituality

This astonishing sense of spiritual attack which, it seems to me, must inevitably follow the continual reading of the four Gospels, without preconception but with an alert mind, is not the sole privilege of the translator. It can happen to anyone who is prepared to abandon proof-texts and a closed attitude of mind, and allow not merely the stories but the quality of the Figure Who exists behind the stories to meet him afresh. Neat snippets of a few verses are of course useful in their way, but the overall sweep and much of the significance of the Gospel narratives are lost to us unless we are prepared to read the Gospels through, not once but several times.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: New Testament Christianity

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on attitude, concern, doctors, giving, ignorance, islam, laws, mortality, secrets, spirituality, stupidity, and sufi

When Sufism was at loggerheads with the legalitarian Islam embodied by the doctors of the Law, known as the fuqaha', according to Henry Corbin: . . . Ibn 'Arabi made no secret of his disgust at their stupidity, ignorance, and depravity, and such an attitude was not calculated to win their favor. The tension rose, giving rise to denunciations and arrests; our shaikh was in mortal peril. At this critical moment the irreducible antagonism between the spiritual Islam of Sufism and legalitarian Islam became patent. Saved by the intervention of a friendly shaikh, Ibn 'Arabi had but one concern, to flee far from Cairo and its hateful, bigoted canonists. Where was he to seek refuge? He returned to Meca (1207).

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969.

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on attitude, future, happiness, and present

Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.

Hugh Prather

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