metaphor

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life, self-knowledge, do what you love, dog, and metaphor

Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise.  Do what you love.  Know your own bone, gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Gordon MacDonald on absence, confusion, direction, emptiness, encouragement, garden, god, growth, guidance, metaphor, order, peace, potential, quiet, sharing, spirit, spirituality, tranquility, and wisdom

For me the appropriate metaphor for the inner spiritual centre is a garden, a place of potential peace and tranquility. This garden is a place where the Spirit of God comes to make self-disclosure to share wisdom, to give affirmation or rebuke, to provide encouragement, and to give direction and guidance. When this garden is in proper order, it is a quiet place, and there is an absence of busyness, of defiling noise, of confusion. The inner garden is a delicate place, and if not properly maintained it will be quickly overrun by intrusive under-growth. God does not often walk in disordered gardens. And that is why inner gardens that are ignored are said to be empty.

Gordon MacDonald

Source: Cultivating Our Spiritual Garden

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on change, journeys, life, losing, metaphor, secrets, and travel

Not so many years ago there was no simpler or more intelligible notion than that of going on a journey. Travel - movement through space - provided the universal metaphor for change. One of the subtle confusions - perhaps one of the secret terrors - of modern life is that we have lost this refuge. No longer do we move through space as we once did.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on danger, desire, justice, forest, tree, destroy, cut down, brushwood, longing, metaphor, bhikkus, and monk

Cut down the forest, not just a tree. Out of the forest of desire springs danger. By cutting down both the forest of desire and the brushwood of longing, be rid of the forest, bhikkhus.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 283

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A Quote by Aristotle on genius, good, metaphor, and style

The greatest thing is style. . . a mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on friendship, good, life, time, weather, together, pleasant, cloudy, metaphor, friends, sigh, tear, leaving, and farewell

Life! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear, Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal away, give little warning; Choose thine own time; Say not 'Good-night'; but in some brighter clime Bid me 'Good-morning'.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Source: Ode to Life

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