mystery

A Quote by Lao Tzu on delusion, good, learning, mystery, teachers, and value

The good man is the teacher of the bad,  And the bad is the material from which the good may learn.  He who does not value the teacher,  Or greatly care for the material,  Is greatly deluded although he may be learned.  Such is the essential mystery.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Kenneth Patchen on absence, books, emptiness, mystery, secrets, silence, sorrow, and wine

'THIS ROOM HAS MYSTERY LIKE A TRANCE' This room has mystery like a trance Of wine ; forget-me-nots of you Are chair and couch, the books your Fingers touched. And now that you Are absent here the silence scrapes A secret rust from everything; While sudden wreaths of sorrow's Dust uncover emptiness like halls To stumble through, and terror falls

Kenneth Patchen (1911 - 1972)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on awareness, future, heart, hope, life, mystery, past, secrets, silence, spirit, and attachment

There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on architecture, books, composers, god, language, meaning, men, music, mystery, poets, and soul

God created music as a common language for all men. It inspires the poets, the composers and the architects. It lures us to search our souls for the meaning of the mysteries described in ancient books.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, mystery, pain, silence, and tragedy

A look which reveals inward stress adds more beauty to the face, no matter how much tragedy and pain it bespeaks; but the face which, in silence, does not announce hidden mysteries is not beautiful, regardless of the symmetry of its features.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Jules Michelet on animals, inferiority, life, mystery, and nature

Animal life, sombre mystery. All nature protests against the barbarity of man, who misapprehends, who humiliates, who tortures his inferior brethren.

Jules Michelet (1798 - 1874)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on husbands, idleness, lovers, mystery, power, sons, and world

Will you not covet such power as this, and seek such throne as this, and be no more housewives, but queens? There is no putting by that crown; queens you must always be; queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond. . . . But alas! you are too often idle and careless queens, grasping at majesty in the least things, while you abdicate it in the greatest.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies, Of Queens’ Gardens

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A Quote by John Keats on doubt, facts, mystery, and reason

I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. . . .

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to his brothers (December 1817)

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A Quote by John Donne on body, love, mystery, and soul

This Extasie doth unperplex (We said) and tell us what we love, Wee see by this, it was not sexe, Wee see, we saw not what did move: But as all severall soules contain Mixture of things, they know not what, Love, these mixt souls, doth mixe againe. Loves mysteries in soules doe grow, But yet the body is his booke.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Extasie, c. 1593-1601

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A Quote by John Donne on control, heaven, mystery, questions, and soul

Who ever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreath of hair, which crowns my arm; The mystery, the sign you must not touch, For 'tis my outward soul, Viceroy to that, which then to heaven being gone, Will leave this to control, And keep these limbs, her provinces, from dissolution.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Funeral, st. 1

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