perfection

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, fullness, emptiness, and perfection

Great accomplishment seems imperfect,
Yet it does not outlive its usefulness.
Great fullness seems empty,
Yet it cannot be exhausted.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, fullness, emptiness, and perfection

Great accomplishment seems imperfect,
Yet it does not outlive its usefulness.
Great fullness seems empty,
Yet it cannot be exhausted.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on character, perfection, and life

To live each day as though one's last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing - here is the perfection of character.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, perfection, and mastery

True perfection seems imperfect,
yet it is perfectly itself.
True fullness seems empty,
yet it is fully present.

True straightness seems crooked.
True wisdom seems foolish.
True art seems artless.

The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the Tao speak for itself.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on perfection, process, life, and choice

There is perfection in the process—and all life arises out of choice.

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Richard David Bach on speed, heaven, perfection, and presence

You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on love, authenticity, life, god, and perfection

Many people ask, “Should I do this or should I do that?” I say, “Why are you wasting your time? Love God and perfect yourself. That is the fastest way to God.” It is the most perfect path to God. Become a principled human being. Become an authentic human being. When you say that you are going to do something, do it. Don’t say you will do something and then not do it. That’s not what a principled human being is like. Thought, word and deed must come together. These are actually the holy trinity within the human being: thought, word and deed. When thought, word and deed are in alignment at a very high level, then you are living a principled life. You are living an authentic life. This takes you to living a divine life.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on perfection, spirituality, awakening, personality, and life

How do you know how to be perfect? You do not know how to be perfect; you learn how to be perfect. It is the spiritual work that one does daily which awakens your world on the path to perfection. The world begins to reflect how to be perfect by experiences and actions, going on and around you all the time. These are the things that cannot be taught in books, as there are too many variances in behaviour and personality. The tough lessons of love and friendship happen throughout our own lives and we must seek to find the lessons of life hidden deep within all interactions.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on society, perfection, elegance, intensity, and moment

Imagine for a moment that each one of us takes only a little more care for each hour of his days, that he demands in it a little more of elegance and intensity; then, multiplying all these minute pressures toward the perfecting and deepening of each life by all the others, calculate for yourselves the gigantic enrichment, the fabulous ennobling which this process would create for human society.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on enemies, hate, joy, perfection, and happiness

We must see that God operates not only in us but in others as well. God also operates in our so-called enemies. But these are not our real enemies. Our real enemies are doubt, fear, anxiety and worry. When we do not cry to perfect others, but only try to perfect our own lives, then we will have joy.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

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