A mystic is a person who sees the facts as inadequate.
— Madeleine L'Engle in Suncatcher by Carole Chase
Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about God.
— Thomas Merton quoted in The Busy Soul by Terry Bookman
The true object of pilgrimage has always been a loving attention to God.
— Philip Sheldrake in Living Between Worlds
The good deeds you do now are the treasure for the future.
— Filipino Proverb
A dog can never tell you what she knows from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing.
— Mary Oliver quoted in Creating an Imaginative Life by Michael Jones
Buddha suggested that if we consider all living beings as our mothers from previous lives, we will be more likely to generate love and compassion toward them. So if a hungry mosquito comes for us, we are advised to consider the kin relationship and act accordingly.
— Joanne Elizabeth Lauck in The Voice of the Infinite in the Small
May truth and justice
guide our acts
temper our lives.
— Marcia Falk in The Book of Blessings