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G.K. Chesterton

It is idle to talk always of the alternative of reason and faith. Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all. — G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (Ignatius Press; First edition, June 19, 1995)

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Rania Maria Rilke

Go To the Limits of Your Longing God speaks to each of us as he makes us,then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall,go to the limits of your longing.Embody me. Flare up like a flameand make big shadows I can… Continue reading Rania Maria Rilke

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Kahlil Gibran

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? […] And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. — Kahlil Gibran, “On Death,” The Prophet (Knopf, 1923)

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Swami Prabhavananda

The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not. — Swami Prabhavananda, The Upanishads: Breath from the Eternal (Vedanta Press… Continue reading Swami Prabhavananda

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Donald Miller

… fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life. —  Donald Miller, A Million Miles In a Thousand Years (‎ Thomas Nelson Inc; 33265th edition, January 1, 2009)

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John O’Donohue

The geography of your destiny is always clearer to the eye of your soul than to the intentions and needs of your surface mind. — John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong (Harper Perennial; Reprint edition, March 22, 2000)

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Khalil Gibran

On Joy and Sorrow Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.And he answered:Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.And how else can it be?The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.Is not… Continue reading Khalil Gibran

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man. —  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 12th edition June 14, 2002) Originally published November 1880.

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