A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on needs, opposites, and spirituality

Materialism, which gives priority to material needs and objects, is obviously the opposite of spirituality

Dallin H. Oaks (1932 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1985, p. 62., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Coretta Scott King on clothes, happiness, life, money, spirituality, and thought

I'm fulfilled in what I do. . . . I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

Coretta Scott King (1927 -)

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A Quote by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel on certainty, good, and spirituality

Good taste ruins certain true spiritual values: such as taste itself.

Coco Chanel (1883 - 1970)

Source: Remark

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A Quote by Clarence F. Robison on achievement, body, day, effort, growth, idleness, laws, life, and spirituality

There is a fundamental law that the tissue of the human body will waste away through idleness and disuse. Conversely, muscles and vessel that are stressed grow and increase in capacity. This same basic law also applies to spiritual and intellectual growth and can be achieved only by continual nourishment and effort in day-to-day living.

Clarence F. Robison

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A Quote by Chung-feng Ming-pen on birth, death, logic, meaning, principles, privacy, reason, spirituality, understanding, words, and writing

The koans do not represent the private opinion of a single man, but rather the highest principle . . . that accords with the spiritual source, tallies with the mysterious meaning, destroys birth-and-death, and transcends the passions. It cannot be understood by logic; it cannot be transmitted in words; it cannot be explained in writing; it cannot be measured by reason. It is like . . . a great fire that consumes all who come near it.

Chung-feng Ming-pen (1263 - 1323)

Source: a Zen teaching, quoted in Miura and Sasaki 1966:5

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on intelligence, lies, spirituality, and taoism

To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent - herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Christopher McDowell on books, control, garden, humility, learning, nature, sacred, spirituality, theology, and understanding

There is a theology to gardening that few of us consider, but to understand this theology means relinquishing much control - our arsenal of books, techniques, tools, chemicals, fertilizers, fancy hybrids, and expectations. Yet, that is exactly what we must do if we are to fully embrace a more spiritual form of gardening. As a part of Nature we must learn to enter our garden as if it were truly sacred, we must learn to enter with humility.

Christopher McDowell

Source: Sanctuary Garden: Creating A Place Of Refuge In Your Yard Or Garden, 1998, p. 17

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A Quote by Christopher McDowell on beauty, exploring, garden, journeys, peace, practicality, soul, and spirituality

Beyond its practical aspects, gardening - be it of the soil or soul - can lead us on a philosophical and spiritual exploration that is nothing less than a journey into the depths of our own sacredness and the sacredness of all beings. After all, there must be something more mystical beyond the garden gate, something that satisfies the soul's attraction to beauty, peace, solace, and celebration.

Christopher McDowell

Source: Sanctuary Garden: Creating A Place Of Refuge In Your Yard Or Garden, 1998, p.13

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A Quote by Charles Proteus Steinmetz on creativity, day, force, happiness, history, learning, men, people, power, scientists, spirituality, study, and world

Spiritual power is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest force in the development of men. Ye. we have been merely playing with it and never have really studied it as we have the physical forces. Some day people will learn that material things do not bring happiness, and are of little use in making people creative and powerful. Then the scientists of the world will turn their laboratories over to the study of spiritual forces which have hardly been scratched.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865 - 1923)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on science and spirituality

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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