A Quote by Mother Theresa on prayer and silence

The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.

Mother Theresa

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A Quote by Maria Galenza on silence, truth, and essential

Who does not value silence should not speak.

Maria Galenza

Source: Source: m.t.g. Quotation Collatio Vol. IV

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A Quote by Terry Tempest Williams on wilderness, awakening, silence, stillness, grace, and divinity

“To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the pause within our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace.

Terry Williams

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A Quote by May Sarton on anguish, violence, anger, alone, temperament, fear, silence, heaven, hell, routines, silent, and clamor

The anguish of my life here - its rages - is hardly mentioned...There is violence there and anger never resolved.  I live alone, perhaps for no good reason, for the reason that I am an impossible creature, set apart by a temperament I have never learned to use as it could be used, thrown off by a word,a glance, a rainy day, or one drink too many.  My need to be alone is balanced against my fear of what will happen when suddenly I enter the huge empty silence if I cannot find support there.  I go up to Heaven and down to Hell in an hour, and keep alive only by imposing upon myself inexorable routines...It may be outwardly silent here but in the back of my mind is a clamor of human voices, too many needs, hopes and fear.  I hardly ever sit still without being haunted by the "undone"...

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

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A Quote by Carol Shields on silence and torment

The silence is perfect, and yet a torment ...

Carol Shields

Source: The Stone Diaries

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on eckhart tolle, power of now, space, unmanifested, exist, and silence

Space has no “existence.” “To exist” literally means “to stand out.” You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out. Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist. Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 138

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A Quote by Joseph Curiale on life, noise, senses, and silence

“Life has become a state of sensory overload.”

Joseph Curiale

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A Quote by Joseph Curiale on silence and music

“The silence between two notes is as beautiful and meaningful as the notes themselves.”

Joseph Curiale

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on silence


"Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom-light. "

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Height Of Silence And The Might Of Sound by Sri Chinmoy.

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on silence and love

Silence tells the seeker in us to love, to love himself. It tells us it is wrong to hate ourselves because of our imperfections. When the seeker loves himself, loves the Divine within himself, he eventually realises the Ultimate Truth.

Sri Chinmoy


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