A Quote by Albert Einstein on fear, insecurity, men, misery, pain, and satisfaction

If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Out of My Later Years, chapter 7 (1950)

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A Quote by Albert E. N. Gray on desires, facts, habits, lies, men, satisfaction, secrets, and success

Successful men are influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do. The common denominator of success-the secret of every man who has ever been successful-lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do.

Albert E. N. Gray

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on caring, mind, satisfaction, trouble, and wisdom

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Adrienne Gusoff on satisfaction and sex

Shopping is better than sex. If you're not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.

Adrienne Gusoff

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on absence, beginning, behavior, belief, books, confidence, facts, fear, god, order, people, practice, profit, progress, repentance, rules, satisfaction, spirituality, struggle, success, and war

Oh, you who believe! Fear Allah, and seek a means of access to Him, and struggle on His way; perhaps you will succeed! (Koran 5:35) Commentary: . . . God commands believers to practice the fear of Him. This corresponds to what is called . . . the "station of repentance" which is the basis of all progress on the Way and the key which permits one to arrive at the "station of realization". . . . After that God says to us: "And seek a means of access to Him" . . . There is absolute unanimity among the People of Allah on the fact that, in the Way toward Gnosis, a "means of access", that is to say, a master, is indispensable. However, at the beginning of the Way he can be satisfied with books which deal with pious behavior and with spiritual combat in its most general sense. "And struggle on His Way": this is an order to do battle after having found a master. It is a matter of a special holy war (jihad), which is carried out under the command of the master and according to the rules which he prescribes. One cannot have confidence in a spiritual combat carried on in the absence of the master, except in very exceptional cases. . . . The dispositions of beings are varied, their temperaments are very different one from another and something which is profitable for one can be harmful for another.

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 197, pp. 49-50

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