A Quote by Henri Nouwen on advice, caring, confusion, despair, friendship, giving, grief, life, pain, reality, sharing, silence, and solution

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen

Source: Out of Solitude

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on acceptance, art, facts, order, practicality, and reality

Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order to set us face to face with reality itself.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henepola Gunaratana on clarity, perception, and reality

Vipassana: looking into something with clarity and precision, seeing each component as distinct, piercing all the way through so as to perceive the most fundamental reality of that thing.

Henepola Gunaratana

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A Quote by Hartman Rector, Jr. on eternity, mortality, and reality

Mortality is, in reality, a very, very short period. It is literally a snap of the fingers compared to an eternity. It is so short that we can do it. We can prevail. Why, you can stand your foot in a vise for a while if you know it's going to be released soon. Yes, earthly probation is short compared to eternity, but so very much is riding on how we handle the trials and temptations of the flesh.

Hartman Rector (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1985, p. 76., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Harold Geneen on performance and reality

Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.

Harold Geneen

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A Quote by Hakuun Yasutani on reality and regret

Even though flowers fall, don't regret it. Even though weeds grow, don't hate them. Don't arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving. If only we don't arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.

Hakuun Yasutani (1885 - 1973)

Source: Flowers Fall, 1996, Translated by Paul Jaffe

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A Quote by H. Stanley Judd on reality, security, and understanding

The ultimate security is your understanding of reality.

H. Stanley Judd

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A Quote by H. Stanley Judd on control, death, joy, life, energy, optimism, reality, and reflection

You may be dead broke and that's a reality, but in spirft may be brimming over with optimism, joy, and energy; the reality of your life may result from many outside factors, none of which you can control. Your attitudes, however, reflect the ways in which you evaluate what is happening.

H. Stanley Judd

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A Quote by H. R. Giger on beauty, death, depression, disease, future, home, hope, ideas, kindness, love, people, pessimism, reality, study, work, and world

Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future. If people want to interpret my work as warnings about too much overpopulation, disease and mechanization in the future, then that is up to them. I like to combine human beings, creatures and biomechanics. And I love to work with bones - they are elemental and function and, after all, are part of human beings. I have many bones in my home in Zurich, and I study them and use them as models. Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is. There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.

H. R. Giger

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A Quote by Godfrey H. Hardy on belief, lies, observation, and reality

I believe that mathematical reality lies outside us, that our function is to discover or observe it, and that the theorems which we prove, and which we describe grandiloquently as our "creations," are simply the notes of our observations.

Godfrey H. Hardy (1877 - 1947)

Source: A Mathematician's Apology, London, Cambridge University Press, 1941.

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