What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.
When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us;
and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do;
it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws.
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If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.
The surplus wealth we have gained to some extent at least belongs to our fellow beings; we are only the temporary custodians of our fortunes, and let us be careful that no just complaint can be made against our stewardship.
The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependent on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.
Unless we have a Central Bank with adequate control of credit resources, this country is going to undergo the most severe and far reaching money panic in its history.
Now, just think, to accuse me of such a crime.
Think of it! I, who have for twenty-five years single- handed struggled against the invasion of the Russian Government into American money markets, and to this day stave them off. Think of it! Who, as I, have been foremost in the past for agitation and insisted to the President of the United States; as some of you must know, that our treaty with Russia must be abrogated.
The one who wants to love God has to take care about the purity of the soul, first of all. This purity is attained through conquering the passions. (The one who has not conquered the passions cannot enter) the chaste and pure region of the heart. Do not hate a sinner, for we all are to be responsible.
Only when we rid ourselves of passions and lust and put the desires of flesh under the control of Spirit, only then we accept the cross and follow Christ. And "withdrawal from the world" is nothing but the destruction of passions and manifestation of the innermost life in Christ.
The key to risk management is never putting yourself in a position where you cannot live to fight another day.
I can assure you, as long as I'm here, as long as my colleagues are here, we do know about risks.
George Bush's political, intellectual and other shortcomings cannot be restricted to one sentence.
You can't mine coal without machine guns.
Shall any of us repine that it is our lot to live in perilous and sacrificial days? Rather I say we are glad that we live in this time of mortal struggle and are doing our share to put to flight the powers of darkness. Our children and grandchildren will be proud that this country saved freedom for itself by helping to preserve it for the world.
Some important ideas from the book of early Christians which is called Philokalia: From Spiritual Directions of Diadochus of Photiki The acme of faith is... immersion of the mind in God. The acme of freedom from wealth is to desire to be possessionless even as others desire to possess. The acme of humbleness is to forget unfalteringly good deeds of oneself. The acme of love is to enhance your friendly attitude to those who insult and revile you.
There are many possibilities that people can choose from.
There are bad and there are good ones. So, look carefully to choose for yourself the noble path... ... Do not let the deeds and thoughts of other people confuse you; let them not prompt you to do or say anything evil! Listen to others' advice and deliberate yourself. Only fools acts thoughtlessly, without consideration!
Hear and understand: the Flame is the source of all things, all things are its manifestation! Seek to be One with the Divine Sun! Hold your thought on uniting the Light with your human body. Light is the Source of all the life; for without the Great Light nothing can ever exist! Know, Light is the basis of all formed matter. Know, O man, that all space is filled by worlds within worlds.
Faith receives. Love gives. One must not receive without faith. One must not give without love. Therefore, in order to receive, we believe, and in order to give truly, we love. But if one gives without love, he does not benefit from such giving.
A pearl, even if it is cast down into the mud, is not despised.
And if one covers it with balsam, it does not become more valuable. But it is always valuable to its owner. It is the same with the Sons of God: wherever They may be, They are still of value to Their Father.
As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption, mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth ... to provide men with buying power. ... Instead of achieving that kind of distribution, a giant suction pump had by 1929-30 drawn into a few hands an increasing portion of currently produced wealth. ... The other fellows could stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped.
The acme of love is to enhance your friendly attitude to those who insult and revile you.
If you want to conquer pride, do not say that your deed was done by your hands and might; say that with God's help and guidance it was done, not by my power and efforts.
Meyer [sic] Amschel Rothschild, who founded the great international banking house of Rothschild which, through its affiliation with the European Central Banks, still dominates the financial policies of practically every country in the world, said: ‘Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.’
We shall have world government whether you like it or not, by conquest or consent.
Love takes nothing: how can it take something? Everything belongs to it.
It does not say, "This is mine! And this is mine!" But it says: "This is yours!"
I leave everything to the young men. You've got to give youthful men authority and responsibility if you're going to build up an organization. Otherwise you'll always be the boss yourself and you won't leave anything behind you.
Love enters only one gates - the spiritual heart opened towards! And then the reciprocal wave of love arises in it, streaming outside. In that way love lives and grows.
From Spiritual Directions of Diadochus of Photiki
The acme of faith is... immersion of the mind in God.
The acme of freedom from wealth is to desire to be possessionless even as others desire to possess.
The acme of humbleness is to forget unfalteringly good deeds of oneself.
... Do not let the deeds and thoughts of other people confuse you; let them not prompt you to do or say anything evil!
Listen to others' advice and deliberate yourself.
Only fools acts thoughtlessly, without consideration!
The task of the intellectual is not one of blending into the opaque consciousness of the tumultuous mob around him, his voice drowned in a cacophony of misdirected protests. His task is to remind them of who they are and what they ought to be. Our values are not to be taken from conduct of our adversaries but from the great heritage of our people.
The state is captive to vested interests.
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I care not who controls a nation's political affairs, so long as I control her currency
No man actually owns a fortune. It owns him.
If the Czar will not accord our people these desired liberties, then a revolution will bring about a republic which will assure us our rights.