A Quote by Frederica Mathewes-Green on transformation, change, growth, learning, wisdom, people, self, and spirit

Everyone wants to transform, but nobody wants to change.

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Source: The Jesus Prayer.

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, self, spirituality, sacred, divine, growth, learning, evil, passions, and change

It often happens that someone sees himself sitting peacefully and quietly, but when his brother says a word that upsets him, he is troubled.  Thus, he thinks that he is justly upset with him, saying, 'If he hadn't come and spoken to me and troubled me, I wouldn't have sinned.'  But this is folly and absurdity.  Did the person that spoke to him give him that passion?  He simply showed him that the passion existed within him, so that, if he wanted to, he could repent of it.  He is like fine bread bread that shines on the outside, but when one breaks it, he see its moldeness.  In just the same way, he was sitting, as he thought, in peace, but he had this passion inside him he was unaware of.  His brother said one word and revealed the filth hidden inside him.  Therefore if he wants to receive mercy, he must repent, purify himself, progress and he must understand that he ought to thank his brother for being the great cause of his spiritual benefit.

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Peter Clothier on questions, answers, searching, and learning

Here's another thing I learned: never be satisfied with the first answer or with the easy one. The moment I think I have it is often the moment I most need to keep digging. Answers, it seems to me, are always provisional. It's the questions that keep moving me forward into the unknown--which is where the good stuff is to be found.

Peter Clothier

Source: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce, Pages: 24

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by unknown on mortals, affliction, cosmos, wisdom, tribulation, and learning

The greatest affliction of the cosmos is never to have been afflicted.  Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation


Source: urantia book

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by unknown on learning

Learning is my Lifestyle.


Source: life, learning

Contributed by: Shalini

A Quote by unknown on life and learning

Its the courage to die, which leads to life.


Source: dream

Contributed by: Shalini

A Quote by Father Paisios Eznepides on god, christianity, spirituality, relationships, learning, growth, life, people, peace, and lessons

"Sometimes God allows a relative or fellow worker to cause us problems in order to exercise our patience and humbleness; however, instead of being grateful for the chance God gives us, we react and refused to be cured.  It is like refusing to pay the doctor who is giving us a shot when we are ill."

Father Paisios Eznepides (+1994)

Paisios Eznepides

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

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on taoism, learning, and wisdom

The wise are not learned; the learned are not wise.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Muir on nature, earth, environment, learning, alone, and solitude

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on learning, knowledge, experience, and question

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 154

Contributed by: Tsuya

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