Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
That which we do not believe, we cannot adequately say; even though we may repeat the words ever so often.
Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.
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Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.
I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.