concern

A Quote by John (Jay) Davison Rockefeller, IV on concern, conflict, death, inspiration, life, problems, religion, spirit, spirituality, strength, women, and world

What the world craves today is a more spiritual and less formal religion. To the man or woman facing death, great conflict, the big problems of human life, the forms of religion are of minor concern, while the spirit of religion is a desperately needed source of inspiration, comfort and strength.

J.D. Rockefeller (1937 -)

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A Quote by Jacques René Chirac on business, commitment, concern, consequences, courage, debt, decisions, globalization, government, imagination, information, mistakes, work, and world

Never before has information been so important, to governments and businesses alike. And please don't imagine that some of you gathered here today may be less concerned than others. Globalization means that the "butterfly effect" is everywhere at work. The mistakes of a stockbroker in Singapore or the collapse of the Baht in Bangkok, the decisions of a Finnish industrial concern, or what the Governor of Minas Gerais in Brazil decides to do about his State's debt, have had consequences for the world as a whole. More than raw information, what I expect from you is shrewd judgement and foresight. I also expect you to have the courage to commit yourself by proposing new initiatives.

Jacques Chirac (1932 -)

Source: Reception for Ambassadors, at the Elysée Palace, 26, August 1999

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A Quote by J. Reuben Clark, Jr. on belief, chastity, civilization, concern, death, debauchery, destruction, disease, friendship, life, love, misery, nations, parenthood, past, people, salvation, shame, soul, present, trust, women, and worth

Chastity is fundamental to civilization. If the race becomes unchaste, it will perish. Immorality has been basic to the destruction of mighty nations in the past. It will bring to dust the mighty nations of the present. You young people, may I directly entreat you to be chaste? Please believe me when I say that chastity is worth more than life itself. This is the doctrine my parents taught me; it is true. Better die chaste than live unchaste. The salvation of your very soul is concerned in this. I ask you to believe me whenever a man or woman, young or old, demands as the price of his friendship that you give up the righteous standards of your life, or any of them, that man's friendship is not worth the price he asks. You may not trust that friendship. He will cast it off as he does his worn out coat. Friendship is not now, and never was, the offspring of debauchery or unrighteousness. I ask you young women to believe me further when I say that any young man who demands your chastity as the price of his love is spiritually unclean, and is offering something that is not worth the purchase price. His love will turn to ashes under your touch; it will lead you to misery and shame, and too often, it will curse you with dread disease.

J. Reuben Clark (1871 - 1961)

Source: The Improvement Era, December, 1938, p. 714

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on concern, emptiness, and mind

As long as the mind is seeking to fill itself, it will always be empty. When the mind is no longer concerned with filling its own emptiness, then only does that emptiness cease to be.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, christianity, concern, country, islam, mankind, nationality, politics, religion, rest, separation, traditions, trying, understanding, and violence

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is trying to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Freedom from the Known, pp.51-52

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on achievement, body, books, christianity, concern, difficulty, enthusiasm, god, imagination, individuality, leadership, life, patience, people, philosophy, quiet, study, truth, understanding, value, vision, and work

In his enthusiasm, the evangelist often finds it difficult seriously to imagine that anyone could be called not to be an evangelist. The man of vision and imagination finds it difficult to see the value of those who do no more than plod on faithfully along a well-tried road. The man whose concern is in personal dealing with people and leading them to understand God better finds it difficult to be patient with the theologian or the Christian philosopher whose work is in the quiet of a book-lined study. Yet the truth is that the wholeness which God is working to achieve is never complete in an individual, but through individuals living together as one body, each supplying the deficiencies of the others.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Making Men Whole

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on concern, desires, direction, and women

The desire of a man for a woman is not directed at her because she is a human being, but because she is a woman. That she is a human being is of no concern to him.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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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 I Ching on adulthood, concern, day, earth, fortune, good, heart, laughter, misfortune, perfection, and thought

On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth.

I Ching

Source: the I Ching

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A Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. on companions, concern, socialism, and weakness

Companion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

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