Quotations

Annie Besant

Annie BesantThe first requisite for competent thinking is attentive and accurate observation. The Self as a Knower must observe the Not Self with attention and with accuracy, if it is to become the Known, and thus merge in the Self.

 

Thought Power, by Annie Besant




Claude Falls Wright

Claude Falls WrightThe mission of Theosophy is, in the main, to broaden the thought of the age and to direct the minds of thinkers toward the contemplation of life from ground-stands high enough to overlook all the different sciences and philosophies.

 

Modern Theosophy, written in 1892, by Claude Falls Wright








Ravi Shankar

Ravi ShankarIn our (Indian) culture we have such respect for musical instruments; they are like part of God.

 

Ravi Shankar






George Harrison

George HarrisonIt’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

 

George Harrison




Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua HeschelEach of us has at least once in his life experienced the momentous reality of God.

 

Abraham Joshua Heschel (a leading Jewish theologian of the last century)




Golda Meir

Golda MeirTrust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.


Golda Meir






Robert Redford

Robert Redford

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?

 

Robert Redford

 

Gustav Mahler

Gustav MahlerThe point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.

 

Gustav Mahler







Andrea Bocelli

Andrea BocelliAll that counts in life is intention.

 


Andrea Bocelli





Albert Camus

Albert CamusWithout culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

 

Albert Camus

 

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