The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.— Rene Descartes
Exciting Conversion quotations
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
My daily conversation, it consists of hustle. Grinding from the bottom sick and tired of struggle.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
The way I think I should stay out of trouble is by stayin' busy.
With idle time comes a lot of biz, so the more my work load is heavy, I'll have no time to get into any trouble or makin' dis tracks or get into conversation about any other rappers.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
I and me are always too deeply in conversation.
Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child's conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.
We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man.
In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman.
The stronger person is not the one making the most noise but the one who can quietly direct the conversation toward defining and solving problems.
A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation.
Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
Should we not press it home upon our consciences that the sole object of our conversion was not the salvation of our own souls, but that we might become co-workers with our Lord and Master in the conversion of the world?
If you don't encourage healthy sexual expression in public, you get unhealthy sexual expression in private. If you attempt to suppress sex in books, magazines, movies and even everyday conversation, you aren't helping to make sex more private, just more hidden. You're keeping sex in the dark. What we've tried to do is turn on the lights.
The most holy and necessary practice in our spiritual life is the presence of God. That means finding constant pleasure in His divine company, speaking humbly and lovingly with him in all seasons, at every moment, without limiting the conversation in any way.
The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.
Very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.
God, the supreme being, is neither circumscribed by space, nor touched by time;
he cannot be found in a particular direction, and his essence cannot change. The secret conversation is thus entirely spiritual; it is a direct encounter between God and the soul, abstracted from all material constraints.
After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.
You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about.
I have abandoned all particular forms of devotion, all prayer techniques.
My only prayer practice is attention. I carry on a habitual, silent, and secret conversation with God that fills me with overwhelming joy.
The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
There's no greater lifestyle and no greater happiness than that of having a continual conversation with God.
Spiritual people are not those who engage in certain spiritual practices;
they are those who draw their life from a conversational relationship with God.
It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.
Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.
Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable.
It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations.
You're sincere, but in order not to upset your views you avoid talking with people who think differently. You pick your thoughts from conversations with people like yourself, from books written by people like yourself. In physics they call it resonance. You start out with modest opinions, but they match and build each other up to a scale.
It's time we become comfortable with the uncomfortable conversations about race.
..Instead of being color blind, we need to be color brave.
People go through three conversions: The conversion of their head, their heart, and their pocketbook. Unfortunately, not all at the same time.
We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers, we are not listening to the wind and stars. We have broken the great conversation. By breaking that conversation we have shattered the universe. All the disasters that are happening now are a consequence of that spiritual 'autism.'