„Shut out the evil love of the world, that you may be filled with the love of God. You are a vessel that was already full: you must pour away what you have, that you may take in what you have not.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Second Homily, as translated by John Burnaby (1955), p. 274
„May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.“
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
— Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
„TO COME HOME TO YOURSELF May all that is unforgiven in you Be released. May your fears yield Their deepest tranquillities. May all that is unlived in you Blossom into a future Graced with love.“
— John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Invocations and Blessings
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
Context: To love Me for what I may give you is not loving Me at all. To sacrifice anything in My cause to gain something for yourself is like a blind man sacrificing his eyes for sight. I am the Divine Beloved worthy of being loved because I am Love. He who loves Me because of this will be blessed with unlimited sight and will see Me as I am. Final Message (6 January 1969).
„Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself“
— George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876
— Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
— John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom