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Wise Quotes about Enlightened

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He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

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He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

 

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

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In less enlightened times, the best way to impress
women was to own a hot car.
But women wised up and realized it was better to buy
their own hot cars so they wouldn't have to ride around with jerks.
- Scott Adams

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

My commitment to the security and future of Israel
is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
- Gerald R. Ford

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings,
may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age,
be contested without danger.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The social and industrial structure of America is founded
upon an enlightened citizenship.
- Bainbridge Colby

You're already a bastard.
Might as well be an enlightened one.
- the movie Simon Birch

Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.
- Andrew Cohen

If I can bring some light to bear on problems like that,
I feel that people will be enlightened not only on
the question but also on a way of approaching such questions.
- Marvin Harris

I have been further enlightened by the conversation
and correspondence of some illustrious Italians,
whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.
- Edmond About

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
- Bodhidharma

An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is
to become a Benighted Slave.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
- George Orwell

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened.
But when we are in true spiritual darkness,
we do not even know that we have fallen.
- Thomas Merton

I represent all the enlightened people in this country,
and that's a fine thing to be able to do.
It infuriates my opponents when I say this,
but it is true.
- Helen Suzman

The more enlightened our houses are,
the more their walls ooze ghosts.
- Italo Calvino

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation,
but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
- Sun Tzu

Making sure that when my child went to school people
were enlightened enough not to torture them,
you know?
- Jennifer Beals

It is within your power at this very moment not only
to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship,
but, as the instrument of the Almighty,
to restore to freedom a race of men.
- Robert Dale Owen

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation,
sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
- Charles Sumner

Personally I believe that the courses we followed for
some years after World War II were enlightened,
surprisingly imaginative and extremely effective.
- David Bruce

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive
of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis
of all human labor and effort,
enterprise and new activity.
- William Howard Taft

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general
who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying,
and thereby they achieve great results.
- Sun Tzu

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I understood that the will could not be improved before
the mind had been enlightened.
- Johann Heinrich Lambert

Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.
- Lynn Johnston

This dragonfly came up to me.
He was hovering right in front of my face,
and I was really examining him, thinking,
How does he see me? I became enlightened.
- Ziggy Marley

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise
general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their
achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
- Sun Tzu

The more that social democracy develops,
grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened
masses of workers will take their own destinies,
the leadership of their movement, and the determination
of its direction into their own hands.
- Rosa Luxemburg

I wish to say to you that the life of an enlightened
people and a vibrant nation cannot be measured by the life of an individual.
A successful person is one who manages to lay down a new stone,
a brick that would help firm up his nation's existence.
- King Hussein I

Most enlightened men now recognize that General Jackson
is not fitted to fill the office of President;
his limited experience of anything to do with civil
government and his great age make him incompetent.
- Jared Sparks

It didn't take long for the world to realize that the
Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody
reactionary regime that followed,
and which executed more people in three months than
the Shah had done in 30 years.
- Alexander Haig

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers
of the society but the people themselves;
and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise
their control with a wholesome discretion,
the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
- Thomas Jefferson

In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off.
It was quite an enlightened sort of move.
You could go to this government bureau with scripts
and and get finance for films.
- Bruce Beresford

What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher
in the first place? It's not the spirit in you,
since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek.
No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.
- Ken Wilber

But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened,
and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations,
may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?
- Francis Wright

If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that
the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it
can be called into battle,
so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment
as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.
- Johann Most

The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the
world's eight million gods,
and I cooperate with them all.
The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that
is divine and enlightened in every land.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you,
we cannot obtain order by physical coercion.
We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest,
and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
- John Perry Barlow

The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it,
with all the beliefs they bring along -
however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those
of us who see ourselves as enlightened.
- Todd Gitlin

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

The Jews are a race and not a religion.
My goal was not to persecute the Jews but to enlighten
Gentiles to put them on guard.
- Julius Streicher

I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that
it isn't ideas but grief,
struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
- Margaret Anderson

Enlighten the people generally,
and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind
will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
- Thomas Jefferson

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics
arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths.
For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret,
and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
- Howard Barker

That's why I haven't been so anxious.
But now, lots of people write and say,
'I want to find out what you're doing.'
So I know that this book will enlighten them.
- Ornette Coleman

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Although born in a prosperous realm,
we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge,
and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us.
- Charles de Secondat

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality,
abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.
- Eric Cantona

I would like to enlighten people.
- Sammy Hagar

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling
and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
- Saint Augustine

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to
enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
- Al Gore

The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world,
and it is from the youth and not from the old that
the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world.
It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life
into the dry bones of many around you.
- Tom Mann

It is not the answer that enlightens,
but the question.
- Eugene Ionesco

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Every burned book enlightens the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth only irritates those it enlightens,
but does not convert.
- Pasquier Quesnel

Love works a different way in different minds,
the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
- John Dryden

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating
and interesting and enlightening.
- Bruce Davison

To sing a simple round is truly an enlightening experience.
- Phil Lesh


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