quote by Al-Ghazali

Whoever determines the truth from people alone will remain lost in the plains of bewilderment. Rather, know the truth, and you will know its people.

— Al-Ghazali

Sublime Bewilderment quotations

O Lord! You are the guide of those who are passing through the Valley of Bewilderment. If I am a heretic, enlarge my heresy.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.

In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.

Time has been transformed, and we have changed;

it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

I believe in not quite knowing. A writer needs to be doubtful, questioning. I write out of curiosity and bewilderment.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void.

Comedy born of bewilderment is the only comedy that should be in magic.

The context of the general teachings is one of talking to a sentient being who is experiencing uninterrupted bewilderment – one thought or emotion after another like the surface of the ocean in turmoil, without any recognition of mind essence. This confusion is continuous, without almost any break, life after life.

A man's bewilderment is the measure of his wisdom.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.

I can only regard with bewilderment an educated man who is also religious

The dogma of the Incarnation is the most dramatic thing about Christianity, and indeed, the most dramatic thing that ever entered the mind of man; but if you tell people so, they stare at you in bewilderment.

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.

This deep agnosticism is more than the refusal of conventional agnosticism to take a stand on whether God exists or whether the mind survives bodily death. It is the willingness to embrace the fundamental bewilderment of a finite, fallible creature as the basis for leading a life that no longer clings to the superficial consolations of certainty.

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the language-river. Listen to the ocean, and bring your talky business to an end. Traditional words are just babbling in that presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight.

Our ignorance can be divided into problems and mysteries.

When we face a problem, we may not know its solution, but we have insight, increasing knowledge, and an inkling of what we are looking for. When we face a mystery, however, we can only stare in wonder and bewilderment, not knowing what an explanation would even look like.

Miles exhaled carefully, faint with rage and reminded grief.

He does not know, he told himself. He cannot know... "Ivan, one of these days somebody is going to pull out a weapon and plug you, and you're going to die in bewilderment, crying, "What did I say? What did I say?" "What did I say?" asked Ivan indignantly.

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the river. Listen to the ocean.

I like the word bewilderment because it has both be and wild in it.

Changing our decision sets up a bad habit.

It reinforces decision-making as an expression of bewilderment and ignorance, instead of wisdom and freedom.

Bewilderment is the true comprehension. Not to know where you are going is the true knowledge.

If we turn to early Irish literature, as we naturally may, to see what sort of people the Irish were in the infancy of the race, we find ourselves wandering in delighted bewilderment through a darkness shot with lightning and purple flame.

I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three;

and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began.

Love is the ark appointed for the righteous, Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition.

History ... may be regarded as an artificial extension and : broadening of our memories and may be used to overcome the natural bewilderment of all unfamiliar situations.

Jesus Christ: A common exclamation indicating surprise, disgust, anger or bewilderment.

We are living in a time of trouble and bewilderment, in a time when none of us can foresee or foretell the future.

Art is the lens through which I experience the world.

Art is the medium to present the human condition... love, fear, bewilderment, pleasure, distaste, brotherhood and all the subtleties that we all know.

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