Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Spectacular Worldly Wisdom quotations
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.
He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
The only things you can take with you when you leave this world are the things you've packed inside your heart.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.
Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure Your Name on my tongue is the sweetest word My choicest hours Are the hours I spend with You - O God, I can't live in this world Without remembering You
If you have the power to make someone happy, DO IT. The world needs more of that !
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!
We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of the atom and forgotten the lessons of the Sermon on the Mount. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about dying than we know about living.
Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world.
Listen to your heart and not your ego.
Your ego prompts you to boast of vain assertions to obtain the glory of this world. Turn away from vanity and seek Him in the recesses of your heart and soul
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
There are two kinds of Riya - Showing off-Ostentation ie pure ostentation and adulterated ostention. In pure ostentation "Riya" a man does a good deed only for worldly benefit. In Adulterated ostentation, a man does a good deed with the intention of reaping the benefits of the world as well as of the Hereafter.
The world is made of stairs, and there are those who go up and those who go down.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness.
Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.
While you are alive, your worldly self is like a collector of benefits from Allah's bounties, which come to you from myriads of hands.
This is where we are at right now, as a whole.
No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart.
God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools...and He has not been disappointed....If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge - even wisdom. Like art.
If you believe in justice, surely you believe in the hereafter, because this world is not just.
When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try to treat the world better than it treated you.
Wasting time is worse than death, because death separates you from this world whereas wasting time separates you from Allah
And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Oh, yeah.
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world;
there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.
If Allah created you for this world, He would have created you without death.
Like us many have spoken over this spring, but they were gone in the twinkling of an eye. We conquered the world with bravery and might, but we did not take it with us to the grave.
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
Absorption in worldly affairs breeds darkness in the heart, and absorption in the affairs of the next world enkindles light in the heart