Part III
2 September, 2000

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Sometimes other's thoughts can help clarify our own. Enjoy these inspirational quotations.

Nature has placed in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
- Cicero

A human being is part of the whole called by us "Universe." We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a prison for us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature.
- Albert Einstein
When you are identified with the One, all things will be complete to you.
- Chuang Tzu
They that have time, and look for a better time, will lose time. Oh, seize the instant time; you will never power the mill with waters that have already passed by.
- Sufi Proverbs

Your own heart is the dwelling place of the Essence of the Universe.
- Sufi Master Attar

He who knows his own self knows God.
- Mohammed (The Hadith)
It is with the interior eye that truth is seen.
- St. Augustine
Those who form desires in their minds become offspring of those desires.
-Mundaka Upanishad
All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made of our thoughts.
- Buddha
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius
As we think in our hearts, so we are.
- Proverbs 23:7
The transmigration of one's life takes place in one's mind. Therefore keep the mind pure, for what we think, that we become.
- The Upanishads
Self-knowledge is the shortest road to God.
- Suri Master 'Aziz ibn Muhammad al-Nasafi
I want to show others a man just as he is, true to his nature; and this man will be myself. I am not made like any of those I have come across. If I am not better, at least I am different.
- Rousseau
The good man does not grieve that others do not recognize his merits.
- Confucius
Riches do not come from an abundance of goods but from a contented mind.
- Mohammed (The Hadith)
A mind absorbed in sense objects is the cause of bondage, and a mind detached from sense objects is the cause of liberation.
- Vishnu Purana
When the heart weeps for things that are lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.
- Sufi Proverb
When we are old, we must do more than when we were young.
- Goethe
Our life should be so active and progressive as to be a journey.
- Henry Thoreau

I am still learning.
- Michelangelo's lifelong motto

No one was ever great without divine inspiration.
- Cicero
The poet sometimes seems to have a chamber in his brain into which an angel flies with divine messages.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as you yourself would be dealt.
- The Mahabharata
A true friend is someone with whom you can discard your rationalizations and pretenses so that you can develop your unique human potential without fear. A true friend is someone whose soul joins with yours in exploration of the universe and with whom you rejoice in your mutual discoveries.
- John H. McMurphy