Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel


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We're living in a time when people are struggling to appear perfect.
Shirley Manson

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
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Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.
Sri Chinmoy

Where God is, there is no other. Where the world is, there is no God. These two will never unite. Like light and darkness. That is what I have understood from Christianity and the life of Jesus. Isn't that also Buddhism? Isn't that Hinduism? Isn't that Islam? Isn't that the teaching of all the great sages and teachers?
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Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
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When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.
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