So, I think thatís the centerpiece of morality: Donít lie. But to do that, you have to go a step further and find out what the truth is. You know, itís easy to say, ěIíll never tell a lie.î But if you say, ěIím going to speak the truth,î youíre going to have to work damn hard to find out what the truth is. The next thing is just plain, old, simple kindness: to other people, to your family. Love for other people. I think thatís another very important part of morality, being genuinely compassionate and concerned about the feelings and well being of other people, especially those that depend on you directly.
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others,whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion
You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening
Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love
Harmony is pure love, for love is complete agreement
A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony
Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, This is real, too.
I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism, it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say -This is real, too.
I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, "This is real, too."
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
Abundance ~ An endless supply of water, trees heavily laden with fruit, a sun that shines every day, seasons in their never-ending cycle, a constant supply of air, an infinite wellspring of love, so many people to share with, an eternal cascade of imagination and creativity, unlimited lessons and growth, much valuable work to do, limitless potential for expanding and opening our hearts, unending forests to wander, evermore books to read and write, a vast mind of thoughts to explore, overflowing goodness, exponential wonder, overwhelming mercy, ~ a copious abundance of abundance to ponder.
Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind.
It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.
What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.
I am fully and intensely aware that plants are conscious of love and respond to it as they do to nothing else.
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
It used to be thought that our love of plants was an impractical but pure passion. But now, in the age of environmental crisis, we're discovering that gardening is essential to human life.
We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike