Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused
Oh Jesus, they have built these churches for the sake of their own glory, and embellished them with silk and melted gold. . . . They left the bodies of Thy chosen poor wrapped in tattered raiment in the cold night. . . . They filled the sky with the smoke of burning candles and incense and left the bodies of Thy faithful worshipers empty of bread. . . . They raised their voices with hymns of praise, but deafened themselves to the cry and moan of the widows and orphans. Come again, Oh Living Jesus, and drive the vendors of Thy faith from Thy sacred temple, for they have turned it into a dark cave where vipers of hypocrisy and falsehood crawl and abound.
Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung
I love it Practicing in Texas. You can find anything. You can practice rain, you can practice wind, you can practice on hard pan, you can practice on lush gold courses, you can find all the conditions you will ever encounter in Texas
If worrying were an Olympic sport, you'd get the gold for sure
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars ... or your two legs ... or your hands ... or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
The Internet is like a gold-rush; the only people making money are those who sell the pans.
The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.
Earth is dearer than gold
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
A man from the west will fight over three things: water, women and gold, and usually in that order.
But scarce observed, the knowing and the bold Fall in the general massacre of gold; Wide-wasting pest! that rages unconfined, And crowds with crimes the records of mankind; For gold his sword the hireling ruffian draws,
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
The prodigality of millionaires is comparable only to their greed of gain. Let some whim or passion seize them and money is of no account. In fact these Croesuses find whims and passions harder to come by than gold.
A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
Gold is worse poison to a man's soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug.
One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...
When we have gold we are in fear, when we have none we are in danger.
Everything that gristles is not gold.
The world is glittering with gold, and yellow streamers of sunlight wind through the tree boughs like God was throwing a party!
Even the just may sin with an open chest of gold before them.