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A Quote by Lu Xun on hope and lu xun

"Hope is like a path in the countryside: originally there was no path - - yet, as people are walking all the time in the same spot, a way appears." - Lu Xun

Lu Xun

Source: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/710215/quote_of_the_week_by_lu_xun.html?cat=10

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, spirituality, growth, life, truth, hope, awakening, and enlightenment

"He who follows properly the spiritual pathway begins to see in himself more and more sins, until finally he sees himself completely immersed in sin.  Through his spiritual eyes he perceives his leprous soul.  He feels with his whole heart that he is dirt and filth, that he is unworthy even to call out the name of God.  Like the publican, unable to raise his eyes, he cries out with pain of heart: 'God have mercy on me the sinner.'  When a person maintains his soul in such a spiritual state for a long time, he finally emerges from it absolved, like the publican."

Abbot Nikon

Abbot Nikon

Source: Abbot Nikon: Letters to Spiritual Children.

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by St. Justin the Philosopher on god, christianity, freedom, passions, liberty, hope, happiness, joy, and enlightenment

"To yield and give way to our passions is the lowest slavery, even as to rule over them is the only liberty." 
-- St. Justin the Philosopher

St. Justin the Philosopher

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A Quote by St. John Chrysostom on god, christianity, healing, miracles, spirituality, love, freedom, hope, and truth

For if you change from inhumanity to alms giving, you have stretched fourth the hand that was withered.  If you withdraw from theaters and go to church, you have cured the lame foot.  If you draw back your eyes from a harlot ... you have opened them when they were blind ... These are the greatest miracles.

Saint John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on god, christianity, courage, hope, mindfulness, spirituality, self control, truth, and love

"Be careful with your mouth, but primarily with your mind; do not let evil thoughts start talking to you.  Do not let your mouth say words that could perhaps wound your brother.  Let your mouth put forth words which are fragrant: words of consolation, courage and hope.  It is a person's mouth that reveals his interior, inner man."

Elder Ephraim of Philitheou and St. Anthony's Orthodox Monasteries.www.stanthonysmonastery.org/index.php

Elder Ephraim

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Saint. John Climicus on god, spirituality, life, truth, hope, peace, love, enlightenment, joy, and freedom

"Those who submit to the Lord with simple heart will run the good race.  If they keep their minds on a leash, they will not draw the wickedness of the demons onto themselves."

Saint John Climacus.

John Climacus

Source: Daily Lives, Miacles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on optimism and hope

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Bradley Whitford on life, waiting, action, future, hope, and love

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Bradley Whitford

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on writing, waiting, paper, writers, faith, hope, and work

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on love, life, and hope

Where there is love there is life.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Contributed by: Siona

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