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Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.

When asked if he was a man, an angel, or a god, the Buddha answered no to all of these, and then said, “I am awake.

Wherever you turn, there is the face of God

All creatures, in their essence, are God.

May the peace of God disturb you always.

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God ... I could be eating a slow learner.

If thoughts were bees
Who would dare to shut them
Tight in the hive of the head

A mind that is fast is sick.
A mind that is slow is sound.
A mind that is still is divine.

Anything that is said is not the truth. It is a statement of truth, and no statement is the truth.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather, the judgment that something is more important than fear.

Live as if you will die tomorrow,
and learn as if you will live for ever.

You can never be free
as long as you have an ego to defend.

He who does not trust enough
will not be trusted.

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angles!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!

Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor,
radiant in brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever!

I have known war as few men now living know it. Its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind . . .War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.

When you bow deeply to the universe, it bows back; when you call out the name of God, it echoes inside you.

Do not walk through time without leaving worthy evidence of your passage.

The invincible weapon against all our enemies is humility.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

The Light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

Earth can provide enough to satisfy everyone's needs but not everyone's greed.

Q: What is the difference between thinking and feeling?
A: Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do.

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power that can move the world.

"If a murder is committed privately it is considered a crime. But if it happens with the authority of the state, they call it courage."

Religion is hope, spirituality is life. Why hope when you can live?

When we speak to God, we call it prayer; when God speaks back, we call it psychosis!

To fight evil with activity is like fighting darkness with one's hands. So what you need is light, not fight.

When the heart weeps for what it has lost; the Spirit laughs for what it has gained.

When a couple brought home their newborn from the hospital, their 3-year-old daughter insisted on being alone in the baby's room, with the door closed. At first, the parents were apprehensive, until they remembered the baby monitor. They agreed, and listened. The little girl said to her new baby sibling, "tell me about God, I've almost forgotten."

The Irish invented bagpipes and gave them to the Scots, but the Scots never got the joke.

"I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. What matters now is what you will do with the time that is given you."

At 18, our convictions are hills from which we look.
At 45, they are caves in which we hide.

Memorial of September 11, 2001

Red meat isn't bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you.

You don't have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body.

“They live as if they will never die, and die as if they had never lived.”

The only way we eliminate war is to love our children more than we hate our enemies.

Joy is love exalted;
peace is love in repose;
long-suffering is love enduring;
gentleness is love in society;
goodness is love in action;
faith is love on the battlefield;
meekness is love in school;
and temperance is love in training.

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

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Last updated February 12, 2005