My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.
It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
But this momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror.
Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air, we destroy forests, and exterminate fishes, birds, and mammalsnot to speak of vulgarizing charming landscapes with hideous advertisements. But at last it looks as if our people were awakening. Many leading men, Americans and Canadians, are doing all they can for the Conservation movement.
I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening.
That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.
Walking awakens the total senses.
Today many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?
Your vision becomes clear when you look inside your heart.
Who looks outside-dreams. Who looks inside-awakens.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious naturethis is alike the aim of parent and teacher.
Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily.
Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.
Softly and kindly remind yourself, I cannot own anything.
It is a valuable thought to keep in mind as you struggle to improve your financial picture, worry about investments, and plan how to acquire more and more. It is a universal principle which you are part of. You must release everything when you truly awaken. Are you letting your life go by in frustration and worry over not having enough? If so, relax and remember that you only get what you have for a short period of time. When you awaken you will see the folly of being attached to anything.
There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth.
It is the works of writers of genius. They give us, in the guise of fiction, something equivalent to the actual density of the real, that density which life offers us every day but which we are unable to grasp because we are amusing ourselves with lies.
To see helpless infancy stretching out her hands, and pouring out her cries in testimony of dependence, without any powers to alarm jealousy, or any guilt to alienate affection, must surely awaken tenderness in every human mind; and tenderness once excited will be hourly increased by the natural contagion of felicity, by the repercussion of communicated pleasure, by the consciousness of dignity of benefaction.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give.
When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
We need to reach the millions who live in cities, the hundreds of thousands in industrial centers, the tens of thousands in medium-sized towns, the thousands in small towns, and the hundreds in villages -- all these at once. Like a volcanic eruption, a spiritual revolution needs to spread through the country, to spur people to crucial decisions. People have to recognize the futility of splitting life up into politics, economics, the humanities, and religion. We must be awakened to a life in which all of these things are completely integrated.
Confidence awakens confidence.
Creativity comes from awakening and directing men's higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the uni- verse and are appointed by Heaven.
As the rain falling out of the clouds becomes the life origin for plants, so the stream of creativeness becomes the source of life for a man. Let us feel the pulse of a creative spirit within a man, which sustains his or her vitality, for it, is the only way for one to join the river of eternity. As this truth submerges a man in joy like the sunrays, he or she feels incredibly happy. The spirit of creativity like a stream flowing in a man and watering a dry land of his or her soul, refreshing it and awakening up new forces
A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace.
He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
All joy emphasises our pilgrim status;
always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.