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Wise Quotes about Temple

May you find great value in these Temple quotes and sayings.

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

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Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir


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From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

 

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolf Hitler

There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Jacqueline Schiff

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves.
- Trieu Thi Trinh

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

Story is a sacred visualization,
a way of echoing experience.
- Terry Tempest Williams

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

I wish you a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I wish you a magical white rabbit kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish
there was less immaturity in political thinking.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is not a truth existing which I fear...
or would wish unknown to the whole world.
- Thomas Jefferson

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy,
and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you wish to be a writer, write.
- Epictetus


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