awareness

A Quote by Joseph Zeitlin on awareness, beauty, duty, divinity, goodness, growth, hatred, injustice, life, men, nations, peace, reflection, relationships, truth, war, and world

As long as men and nations are aware of their divine origin, that human beings are a reflection of the source of all life, then it follows that it is the beholden duty of man to increase goodness, beauty, truth and peace in the world. But when men and nations deny the relationship of man to the divine, then the soil is fertile for the growth of hatred, injustice, strife and war.

Joseph Zeitlin

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on awareness, democracy, freedom, individuality, planning, study, and world

The flight from study and awareness is much too common in a world that throws too many confusing pictures to the individual. For the sake of our democracy, based on freedom and individualism, we have to bring ourselves back to study again and again. Otherwise, we can become easy victims of a well-planned verbal attack on our minds and our consciences.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on awareness, community, and force

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Peter Berger on awareness, consequences, death, people, politics, principles, world, writers, and writing

In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.

John Peter Berger (1926 -)

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A Quote by John Adams on awareness, gloom, glory, god, posterity, support, trust, and worth

I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.-Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even although We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776.—Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield, vol. 2, p. 31 (1963).

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on awareness and silence

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.

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 E. James (Jim) Rohn on awareness, food, mind, understanding, and words

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

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 Jay Neugeboren on awareness, difficulty, happiness, and work

It was difficult to enjoy the trees and flowers when I was so aware of all that I had not yet done - pruning, weeding, transplanting, mulching, composting, tagging. When I was doing the work myself, I was happy, free.

Jay Neugeboren

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A Quote by James E. Faust on awareness, day, divinity, friendship, hunger, kindness, past, people, restaurants, spirituality, and time

Our awareness of time affects how we think and act. This is illustrated by the story about the clock in a restaurant window. It "had stopped a few minutes past noon. One day a friend asked the owner if he knew the clock was not running. 'Yes,' replied the restaurant man, 'but you would be surprised to know how many people look at that clock, think they are hungry, and come in to get something to eat."' If only there were some kind of divine timepiece that would arouse a spiritual hunger in people!

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Irene Claremont de Castillejo on awareness, conflict, difficulty, facts, learning, life, losing, needs, soul, strength, trust, and women

A woman today lives in perpetual conflict. She cannot slay the dragon of the unconscious without severing her own essential contact with it; without in fact destroying her feminine strength and becoming a mere pseudo-man. Her task is a peculiarly difficult one. She needs the focused consciousness her animus alone can give her, yet she must not forsake her woman's role of mediator to man. Through a woman, man finds his soul. She must never forget this. Through a woman, not through a pseudo-man. Through man, woman finds the animus who can express the soul she has never lost. Her burning need is to trust her own diffuse awareness, to know what she knows and to learn to speak of it, for until it is expressed she does not wholly know it.

Irene Claremont de Castillejo

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