Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.— Criss Jami
The most blissful Criss Jami quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything.
If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror.
After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.
The weather is nature's disruptor of human plans and busybodies.
Of all the things on earth, nature's disruption is what we know we can depend on, as it is essentially uncontrolled by men.
Create with the heart; build with the mind.
To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable;
to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.
Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories.
There's no need to curse God if you're an ugly duckling.
He chooses those strong enough to endure it so that they can guide others who've felt the same.
God gives His deepest discernment and sharpest marksmanship to men who aim to expose His truth before an enemy's lies.
Disasters work like alarm clocks to the world, hence God allows them.
They are shouting, 'Wake up! Love! Pray!
A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.
The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not.
If ever it's necessary to ride the bandwagon, it's done with one leg swinging out and eyes scoping the fields.
Man has 2 common problems with God: the one is that there is evil in the world;
the other is that free will is limited. The one, he is charging that the world is too evil; the other is that it is not evil enough.
It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias
To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox.
People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
Love is without a doubt the laziest theory for the meaning of life, but when it actually comes a time to do it we find just enough energy to over-complicate life again. Any devil can love, whom he himself sees as, a good person who has treated him well, but to love also the polar opposite is what separates love from fickle emotions.
Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism.
The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.
In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.
The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers.
They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.
When it comes to judging individuals, I do not like remarks such as 'too good to be true.' They speak as though one is rewarding the nature of evil. Yet, ironically, we still wonder where all the good people have gone.
Those who stand for different causes during different generations often experience the same oppositions and the same difficulties as those of the previous and the next generations. That is the basis of history repeating itself.
Frequent risk-takers have had their fair shares of failures and successes, hence, being confident in reaching their goals, they will usually seem insensitive to whether or not they look foolish or cool to other people.
When emerging from humble beginnings, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were 'somebody'.
Old words are reborn with new faces.
The humble ones are always learning and improving, and their secret is always that it's a secret.
Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.
Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants.
When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.
Ask anyone and they'll most likely say their family is crazy, and if they don't say their family is crazy, their friends are crazy. That's because everyone is crazy after taking the mask off. People are most themselves when not really trying to fit in, when either alone or around those already closest to them, and that is crazy.
Everyone pretends to be 'free thinkers', but few individuals pass the line into expressive territories that may be detrimental to their own social well-being.
Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.
Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.
Companionship is a foreign concept to some people.
They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.
There is a master way with words that cannot be learned but instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper.
Self-righteousness is much like a spiritual egocentricity.
It constitutes a secular type of love that thrives under conditionality, one in which is only existent after an individual meets the adopted standards of the condemner; oppositely, unconditional love is a holy love.
We are to give (and take) true love without falling into the narcissistic habit of only trying to take it in.
Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.
In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.
If life is music, I sometimes feel as though I was born on the off-beat of the song, and I love it. As Christian numbers reportedly decrease in America, my love for Christ feels as though it increases. I must be honest about such strange feelings: I now want to be thought unfaithful about as much as a bougie aristocrat wants to be thought a hobo.
Of course, in our train of thought, we would all like to think we're on the right track, or at least the same railroad company as the right track.
Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.
Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.
Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.
To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.
Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart;
the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.
We tend to think that refusing to exalt Christ is staying true to our self-will and personal freedom when really we are condemning ourselves. Sure, we can pretend to stay true to ourselves, but if you want to talk about reality, all of that is completely trivial if this life is an island and He's the only pilot with a plane and a flight plan.
Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero.
Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.