experience

A Quote by Carlos Fuentes on books, experience, and good

I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.

Carlos Fuentes (1928 -)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on defense, experience, and religion

Religion is a defense against a religious experience.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on belief, experience, god, and people

I could not say that I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on experience

Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Canon Ellacombe on doubt, experience, extremism, faith, past, seasons, and weather

The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable, is never a master of his craft. Gardening, above all other crafts, is a matter of faith, grounded, however (if on nothing better), on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course, and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer, but, after all, frost and drought are necessities for which, in all his calculations, he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases, when the margin is past, the gardener's occupation is not gone.

Canon Ellacombe

Source: a Glouchestershire Garden, 1895

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A Quote by C. W. De Kiewiet on acting, challenge, chance, experience, future, history, life, men, progress, and vision

A vision of the future has been one of the sustaining marks of the American experience. Without that vision and without the men who devote themselves to realizing that vision, there can be no true American way of life. We must beware of the thoughtless men who proclaim that a particular stage of our social development, or any special set of conditions, is the best that progress can offer. These men would immobilize us in the great stream of history. They would let its great challenges and chances pass us by, . . . forgetting that the American way of life is a way of acting, not a state of inactivity.

C. W. De Kiewiet

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, day, experience, meditate constantly, gotama, gautama, buddha, awake, disciples, sangha, dhamma, body, and harmlessness

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the Buddha.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the Dhamma.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the Sangha.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night always contemplate the body.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night delight in harmlessness.

Well awake the disciples of Gotama ever arise —
they who by day and night delight in meditation.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: The Gift Of Truth Excels All Other Gifts 1940‎ - Page 75 by Narada Thera, Cassius A. Pereira, v.296-301; modified by Bhikkhu Pesala

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on anger, body, criticism, discipline, endurance, experience, life, mind, patience, suffering, and attachment

(The real brahmin is the one who:) ... has crossed beyond duality ... (373) ...knows no this shore, other shore, or both (385) ...(is) settled in mind ... without inflowing thoughts (386) ...is without attachment (396) ...endures undisturbed criticism, ill-treatment and bonds, (and is) strong in patience(399) ...(is) without anger, devout, upright, free from craving, disciplined and in his last body (400) ...has experienced the end of his suffering here in this life, who has set down the burden, freed! (402)
(snippets from verses 373-402)

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 373-402

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A Quote by Bruce C. Hafen on choice, control, desires, emptiness, experience, mortality, and weakness

The Savior desires to save us from our inadequacies as well as our sins. Inadequacy is not the same as being sinful - we have far more control over the choice to sin than we may have over our innate capacity. . . . A sense of falling short or falling down is not only natural but essential to the mortal experience. Still, after all we can do, the Atonement can fill that which is empty, straighten our bent parts, and make strong that which is weak.

Bruce C. Hafen (1940 -)

Source: The Broken Heart, p. 19. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Booker T. Washington on death, experience, happiness, life, needs, opportunity, world, and worth

The longer I live and the more experience I have of the world, the more I am convinced that, after all, the one thing that is most worth living for - and dying for, if need be - is the opportunity of making someone else more happy and more useful.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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