growth

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on growth, seed, and beginning

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: Lynn

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, growth, and self-realization

It is man's intrinsic and irreducible self-responsibility to humanize himself, to exercise his entire range of rational and moral resources to raise his mode of being and seeing and acting above not just that of animals, but also above that of the majority of subhuman (never to be self-realized) humans who will never draw themselves into a self-punishing position of focal self-diagnosis and self-accountability.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by unknown on growth

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God will take you through hell just to get you to heaven

unknown

Source: T.I

Contributed by: Amanda

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on youth, falsehood, learning, unlearning, fountain, and growth

To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Contributed by: Súigh Dílis

A Quote by Hugh Walpole on relationship, love, life, growth, and beauty

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.

Hugh Walpole

Source: Huge Walpole, Sr. 1884-1941

Contributed by: Dee

A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron, the wisdom of no escape, buddhism, pain, pleasure, meditation, courage, and growth

There's a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and just try to get comfortable. You can see this even in insects and animals and birds. All of us are the same.

A much more interesting, kind, adventurous, and joyful approach to life is to begin to develop our curiosity, not caring whether the object of our inquisitiveness is bitter or sweet.  To lead a life that goes beyond pettiness and prejudice and always wanting to make sure that everything turns out on our own terms, to lead a more passionate, full, and delightful life than that, we must realize that we can endure a lot of pain and pleasure for the sake of finding out who we are and what this world is, how we tick and how our world ticks, how the whole thing just is.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 3

Contributed by: crow

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on growth, living, and change

We don't grow old.  When we cease to grow, we become old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contributed by: Inner Alchemist

A Quote by unknown on growth, discontent, and progress

Discontent is the seed of growth.

unknown

Source: Children of Promise

Contributed by: Inner Alchemist

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, self-mastery, growth, will, spirit, transcendence, passions, morality, aristoi, valuing, power, and self-delusion

The aristic thrust and conception of "contra natura" lie in our power finitely to extend our self-mastery, to GROW in will and spirit; but as Nietzsche repeatedly teaches in ZARATHUSTRA, such ends must be WILLABLE, achievable. There is nothing to be learned from the human-all-too-human impulse for self-deification or wholesale transcendence over the vicissitudes of life -- even though this aims at something contra natura, it is not truly concretely WILLABLE, it is just a fantasy of our imagination. We cannot BECOME a God. But we can learn to hold our deepest passions in check for the sake of a higher morality, if indeed we are aristoi. Willing and valuing must become an art, must be made consonant or coherent with the fabric of our natures. Mere megalomaniacal extravagance does not truly increase our charge of concentrated power; on the contrary it fires up our ambition with inflationary abstractions that give no traction or purchase to our actual wills. That way lies radical frustration and a metaphysics of depression: an inevitable life-pattern of self-delusion, as we suffer over and over from the necessity that "it would not be better if men got what they wanted," and yet will not permit ourselves ever to see or to learn anything from this self-deception and self-betrayal.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by unknown on life and growth

I've learned that 'sideways' is a GOOD direction - it isn't backwards.

unknown

Source: my heart and soul journey

Contributed by: Vonnie

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