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A Quote by Christmas Humphreys on awareness, brothers, compassion, desires, illusions, learning, life, meaning, and suffering

As we increasingly become aware of the One Life breathing in each brother form of life, we learn the meaning of compassion, which literally means to 'suffer with' ... How does [the] self cause the desire which causes suffering?...by the illusion of separateness, the unawareness of One.

Christmas Humphreys (1901 - 1983)

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on argument, decisions, desires, feeling, imagination, judgment, and reason

Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

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A Quote by Charles Wesley on angels, birth, christ, death, desires, earth, glory, god, home, humility, jesus, life, love, men, mercy, nations, peace, sons, time, and women

Hark! the herald-angels sing, "Glory to the new-born King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild; God and sinners reconciled." Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin's womb! Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th' incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with men to 'ppear, Jesus our Immanu'l here. Hail the heav'n-born Prince of peace! Hail the Sun of righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris'n with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die; Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth. Come, Desire of nations, come, Fix in us Thy humble home; Rise, the woman's conquering Seed Bruise in us the serpent's head. Adam's likeness now efface, Stamp Thine image in its place: Second Adam from above, Reinstate us in Thy love. Amen.

Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788)

Source: HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS SING - by Charles Wesley, 1743 - Public Domain

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A Quote by Charles W. Penrose on desires, diligence, direction, god, people, and spirit

Some people are very earnest after the things of God, and he who seeks finds, and the more he seeks in the right direction the more he finds. He that is dilatory in searching after the things of God, obtains but little; he that is diligent obtains much. All may receive it, but they must obtain it in the way that God has appointed, all receiving their measure according to their diligence and desire; but the spirit is the same.

Charles W. Penrose (1832 - 1925)

Source: Journal of Discourses 24:88

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A Quote by Charles E. Popplestone on day, desires, and life

Concentrate all your thoughts on the great desire in your life. This concentration must be continuous, unceasing - every minute; every hour; every day; every week.

Charles E. Popplestone

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A Quote by Channing Pollock on conceit, confidence, desires, greed, life, and self-confidence

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.

Channing Pollock (1880 - 1946)

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A Quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen on america, belief, day, death, departure, desires, faith, fame, future, heart, immortality, independence, life, mankind, presidency, and work

On the Fourth of July, 1826, America celebrated its Jubilee the Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence. John Adams, second President of the United States, died that day, aged ninety, while from Maine to Georgia bells rang and cannon boomed. And on that sameday, Thomas Jefferson died before sunset in Virginia. In their dying, in that swift, so aptly celebrated double departure, is something which shakes an American to the heart. It was not their great fame, their long lives or even the record of their work that made these two seem indestructible. It was their faith, their bounding, unquenchable faith in the future, their sure, immortal belief that mankind, if it so desired, could be free.

Catherine Drinker Bowen (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on desires, world, overcome, wretched, sorrows, and rain

When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one's sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards, v.335

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on action, desires, destruction, evil, faith, good, mind, needs, opportunity, peace, and speech

Freed by full realization and at peace, the mind of such a man is at peace, and his speech and action peaceful. He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire. He is indeed the ultimate man.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 96-97

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, authority, buddhism, conceit, desires, justice, pleasure, respect, solitude, thinking, fool, wise, and monk

One may desire a spurious respect and precedence among one's fellow monks, and the veneration of outsiders. "Both monks and laity should think it was my doing. They should accept my authority in all matters great or small." This is a fool's way of thinking. His self-seeking and conceit just increase. One way leads to acquisition, the other leads to nirvana. Realizing this a monk, as a disciple of the Buddha, should take no pleasure in the respect of others, but should devote himself to solitude.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 73-75

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