poverty

A Quote by Thomas Merton on christian, truth, humility, poverty, and glory

At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our live, which is inaccessable to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

Contributed by: ItsWill

A Quote by Francis of Assisi on charity, wisdom, fear, ignorance, patience, humility, anger, vexation, poverty, joy, greed, avarice, peace, meditation, anxiety, and doubt

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.  Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation.  Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice.  Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

Francis of Assisi

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A Quote by Father Seraphim Rose on god, christianity, spirituality, humility, poverty, struggles, life, truth, freedom, and peace

"Don't worry too much about how spiritually poor you are_God sees that,but for you it is expected to trust in God and pray to Him as best you can,never to fall into despair and to struggle according to your strength.If you ever begin to think you are spiritually_"well off"_then you can know for sure that you aren't!True spiritual life,even on the most elementary level,is always accompanied by suffering and difficulties.Therefore you should rejoice in all your difficulties and sorrows."

Father Seraphim Rose

Seraphim Rose

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on experience, contempt, happiness, disgust, reason, virtue, contentment, poverty, filth, existence, knowledge, lion, rage, good, evil, and weary

    What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue.
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment. But my happiness ought to justify existence itself.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my reason? Does it crave knowledge as the lion his food? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my virtue? As yet it has not made me rage. How weary I am of my good and my evil! All that is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Howard Zinn on civil disobedience, obedience, dictators, war, death, killings, poverty, starvation, jail, and theives

Civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.

Howard Zinn

Source: Failure to Quit, Pg. 45

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Confucius on overpopulation, poverty, ignorance, and education

Zan Yu said, "Once there are so many people, what should be done?"

"Enrich them," said the Master.

"Once they are enriched, what next?"

"Educate them."

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Kedar on slumdog, philosophy, poverty, india, mumbai, pune, and philosopher

I'm a slumdog philosopher.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, vegetarianism, and poverty

For one thing, environmentalism is a luxury.  Just like being a vegetarian is a luxury. When you have to worry about eating - you're not going to be worried about where the food's coming from, or who made your shoes.  Poverty, whether planned or not planned, is a way of making environmentalism moot. Even this discussion is a luxury.

Sherman Alexie

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on emulation, heros, books, faith, money, poverty, choice, adventure, and decision

He had not a cent in his pocket, but he had faith.  He had decided, the night before, that he would be as much an adventurer as the ones he had admired in books.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 45

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on art, poetry, life, blame, self-knowledge, and poverty

If your everyday life seems poor, do not blame it; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 8

Contributed by: Tsuya

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