Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Favorite Sayings, Quotes and Proverbs

Don’t let anyone steal your spirit. -Sinbad

Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth -Yoruba Proverb

You’ve been tricked! You’ve been had! Hoodwinkled! Bamboozled – El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. 

Until you free yourself from the final monster in the jungle of life, your soul is up for grabs – Rona Barrett

Identification with an organization or a cause is not substitute for self-realization – Swami Rudrananda

You can be so heavenly bound until you are no earthly good – Dr. Oscar Lane

When the law of an eye for an eye operates, all the people will end up blind – Bishop Desmond Tutu

“If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything . . . that smacks of discrimination or slander.” –
Mary McLeod Bethune, “Certain Unalienable Rights”, What the Negro Wants, edited by Rayford W. Logan

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. – Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary 

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging. – Duke Snider, American Baseball Player 

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear. – Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, British Philosopher/Essayist/Statesman 

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life. – Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906-2001, American Aviator and Author 

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895-1983, American Architect and Engineer 

What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love! – Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist 

When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace. – John Lubbock, 1834-1913, English Archaeologist/Naturalist/Politician 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist 

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. – Dean Smith, American Basketball Coach

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. – Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author/Lecturer/Course Developer 

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. – Carl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist 

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American Philosopher and Writer 

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Dramatist and Literary Critic 

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author and Speaker 

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. This is particularly difficult for me when my mind falls upon the cruel person, the batterer, and the bigot. I would like to think that the mean-spirited were created by another force and under the aegis and direction of something other than my God. But since I believe that God created all things, I am not only constrained to know that the oppressor is a child of God, but also obliged to try to treat him or her as a child of God.” –Maya Angelou

Appreciation of life
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Budah

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”

– Phillips Brooks

No one falls in love by choice,
> it is by CHANCE.
> No one stays in love by chance,
> it is by WORK.
> And no one falls out of love by chance,
> it is by CHOICE

—Unknown author


  marlajayne wrote @

These are all great, but I must admit that I like Buscaglia’s the best. I think it’s because I haven’t thought of him in a while, and the quote brought him to mind. What an inspirational, warm, loving person he was.

  bibomedia wrote @

Have a nice day !

  knowledgetoday wrote @

I love your site. Keep it up !

  Jessica Ortiz wrote @

May the light you have found within continue in every aspect of your life. Isn’t it wonderful to live in the stillness within. I LOVE IT!!!


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