A Quote by Gary Zukav on awareness, guidance, projects, soul, and teachers

The number of teachers and guides that a soul has depends upon what it seeks to accomplish and its level of awareness. Souls that take upon themselves projects of more magnitude bring to themselves more assistance.

Gary Zukav

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A Quote by Freeman Dyson on awareness, divorce, endings, facts, marriage, mathematics, past, and physics

I am acutely aware of the fact that the marriage between mathematics and physics, which was so enormously fruitful in past centuries, has recently ended in divorce.

Freeman Dyson

Source: Missed Opportunities, 1972. (Gibbs Lecture?)

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A Quote by Ferdinand Columbus on authority, awareness, belief, discovery, earth, giving, inspiration, learning, men, reason, and world

Every schoolchild knows that Columbus set out across the sea to prove that the world was round. But the belief in a spherical earth had a long and illustrious pedigree, as Columbus himself was well aware. . . . "The second reason that inspired the Admiral [Columbus] to launch his enterprise and helped justify his giving the name 'Indies' to the lands which he discovered was the authority of many learned men who said that one could sail westward from the western end of Africa and Spain to the eastern end of India, and that no great sea lay between."

Ferdinand Columbus (1488 - 1539)

Source: The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, ca., 1539, used by historian Las Casas

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on awareness, blessings, god, gratitude, and mind

I remember hearing in a talk that the more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on audiences, awareness, and glory

Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on age, awareness, beginning, people, time, and world

To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on ability, achievement, awareness, confidence, difficulty, effort, failure, inspiration, misfortune, patience, persistence, and talent

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Elton Trueblood on awareness, christianity, competence, conviction, decisions, earth, experience, facts, fatherhood, history, honesty, meditation, problems, science, scientists, service, sharing, and work

When scientists are honest, as most of them are, they are well aware of the fact that their competence in science does not give them a clue to the problem of how their science should be used in the service of man. The sensitive visitor to the mesas of Los Alamos is almost sure to meditate on the experience of that gifted man, Klaus Fuchs. Though his work in the laboratories was outstanding, his decision concerning the use of what he knew was disastrous. What if, in addition to his scientific competence, the younger Fuchs had shared something of the Christian conviction of his father, Emil Fuchs? Much of the subsequent history of our earth might then have been different.

Elton Trueblood

Source: The Incendiary Fellowship

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on awareness, birds, dreams, earth, garden, rest, timidity, and words

WAKING In spring I write of earth still half asleep, of matted grass and weeds not yet aware that stretching fingers stir the soil down deep and sift the frozen dreams of roots with air that breathes forgotten scents of blossoming. I write of branches stiff and gnarled with cold, like ancient bones that can't remember spring or how the sun could painlessly unfold each timid, paling leaf. I write of birds returning one by one. They leave their flocks for tempting caterpillars scrawled like words across my garden wall of crumbling rocks. These early signs of spring unthaw my brain from numbing winter rest. I write again.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: At the Edges, published by the Utah State Poetry Society, 1990

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on awareness

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

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