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A Quote by Daisaku Ikeda on creativity, difficulty, effort, life, mystery, struggle, universe, and world

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.

Daisaku Ikeda

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A Quote by Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. on accidents, birth, blindness, brevity, darkness, giving, god, good, life, thought, universe, and world

It is possible that our race may be an accident, in a meaningless universe, living its brief life uncared for, on this dark, cooling star: but even so - and all the more - what marvelous creatures we are! What fairy story, what tale from the Arabian Nights of the jinns, is a hundredth part as wonderful as this true fairy story of simians! It is so much more heartening, too, than the tales we invent. A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is - blind or not - a good world to live in, a promising universe. . . . We once thought we lived on God's footstool, it may be a throne.

Clarence Shepard Day (1874 - 1935)

Source: This Simian World, 1920, XIX

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on purity, sage, and universe

The sage has the sun and moon by his side and the universe under his arm. He blends everything into a harmonious whole. . . . He blends the disparities of ten thousand years into one complete purity. All things are blended like this and mutually involve each other.

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

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on creation, mind, sage, stillness, universe, and water

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

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

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on creation, good, government, nature, principles, and universe

Thus, those who say they would have right without its correlate, wrong; or good government without its correlate, misrule, do not apprehend the great principles of the universe, nor the nature of all creation.

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

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on age, body, creation, death, good, life, rest, universe, and work

Tzu Li went to see Tzu Lai who was dying. Leaning against the door, he said, 'Great is the Creator! What will he make of you now? Will he make you into a rat's liver? Will he make you into an insect's leg?' Tzu-Lai replied, 'The universe gave me my body so I may be carried, my life so I may work, my old age so I may repose, and my death so I may rest. To regard life as good is the way to regard death as good. . . . If I regard the universe as a great furnace and creation as a master foundryman, why should anywhere I go not be all right?'

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

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on theology and universe

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Charles Waddell Chesnutt on despair, divinity, heart, kindness, mystery, reflection, and universe

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858 - 1932)

Source: The Marrow of Tradition, 1901

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A Quote by Charles Simmons on greatness, integrity, love, men, practice, praise, self-denial, and universe

Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.

Charles Simmons (1924 -)

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on blindness, design, evil, good, indifference, observation, purpose, and universe

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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