Prayer, says St. Jerome, “is a groan.” Ah! our groans are prayers as well. The very cry of distress is an involuntary appeal to that invisible Power whose aid the soul invokes.
In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. — One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force — a malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.
Topics: Enemy, Enemies
When two truths seem directly opposed to each other, we must not question either, but remember there is a third — God — who reserves to himself the right to harmonize them.
Pride dries the tears of anger and vexation; humility, those of grief. The one is indignant that we should suffer: the other calms us by the reminder that we deserve nothing else.
- Nikolai Berdyaev Russian Christian Philosopher
- Anna Pavlova Russian Dancer
- Constantin Stanislavski Russian Actor
- Thomas Browne English Christian Author
- Hafez Persian Poet
- Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu Mystic
- Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi Persian Muslim Mystic
- Ramana Maharshi Indian Hindu Mystic
- Paramahansa Yogananda Indian Hindu Mystic
- Vilayat Inayat Khan British Sufi Mystic