A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, judgement, good, self reliance, delusion, strength, spirituality, advice, man, and truth

For this reason, we should, with all our strength, guide ourselves toward God's will and not trust in our own heart.  Even if there is a good thing to be done, but we have testimony of some saint that it is not good, we must on the one hand hold that which is good, but on the other, not trust in our ability to perform it properly in the way it should be done.  We must do all that we can, but at the same time, ask advice as how to do it.  After we have done it, we should ask if we have done it well, and even when we act thus must not be carefree but await the judgment of God.  As the saintly man, Abba Agathon said, when he was asked, "Are even you afraid, father?"  He replied, "I have done what I could but I do not know if my work pleased God.  God's judgment is one thing, and man's is another."  May God shelter us from danger of guiding ourselves, and make us worthy of our fathers.

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by St. Isaac the Syrian on god, life, death, christianity, strength, victory, obedience, love, awakening, and success

Be dead in life, and you will not live in death.  Let your soul die strenuously, and not live in weakness.  Not only those who suffer death for the sake of faith in Christ are martyrs; but also those who die because of their observance of His commandments.

St. Isaac the Syrian


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A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on letting go, weakness, and strength

You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it. Admit your 'weaknesses' and watch them morph into your greatest strengths.

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Neale Donald Walsch

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on self, intelligence, wisdom, strength, power, and true

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche on nietzsche and strength

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Practice of Happiness

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on warrior of light, strength, responsibility, and power

Like the fighter, the Warrior of Light is aware of his or her immense strength, and will never fight with anyone who does not deserve the honor of combat.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Flavia Weedn on strength, dream, and perserverance

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.

Flavia Weedn


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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on weakness, strength, awareness, and acceptance

A saying from the area of Chinese medicine would be appropriate to mention here: "One disease, long life; no disease, short life." In other words, those who know what's wrong with them and take care of themselves accordingly will tend to live a lot longer than those who consider themselves perfectly happy and neglect their weakness. So, in that sense at least, a Weakness of some sort can do you a big favor, if you acknowledge that it's there.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh, Pages: 48

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on struggle, power, strength, and memory

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Anna Freud on strength and confidence

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Anna Freud (1895 - 1982)

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