Dwelling quotes

  • Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Dwelling #Perfection

  • The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Men #Race #Dwelling

  • The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Men #Dwelling #Safe

  • Those with a high level of confidence may have as many or more weaknesses than those with low self-esteem. The difference is this; instead of dwelling on their handicaps, they compensate for them by dwelling on their strengths.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Self Esteem #Differences #Dwelling

  • An unchangeable colour rules over the melancholic: his dwelling is a space the colour of mourning. Nothing happens in it. No one intrudes. It is a bare stage where the inert I is assisted by the I suffering from that inertia. The latter wishes to free the former, but all efforts fail, as Theseus would have failed had he been not only himself but also the Minotaur; to kill him then, he would have had to kill himself
    -- Alejandra Pizarnik

    #Dwelling #Space #Mourning

  • Quit dwelling on other people's stories and make up some of your own.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Dwelling #People #Stories

  • Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation Deep space is my dwelling place The stars my destination
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Stars #Names #Dwelling

  • Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Fear #Dwelling #Savages

  • It is one thing to say that the dwelling has symbolic and cosmological aspects... and another to say that it has been erected for ritual purposes and is neither shelter nor dwelling but a temple.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Dwelling #Purpose #Shelter

  • I've always loved spaces and dwellings in general.
    -- Arizona Muse

    #Dwelling #Space

  • The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Civilization #Dwelling #House

  • Conscience is ... the God dwelling in us.
    -- Benjamin Whichcote

    #Dwelling #Conscience

  • If there's anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the gospel. And I don't mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate about thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be.
    -- C. J. Mahaney

    #Mean #Thinking #Dwelling

  • Ananna of Tanarau is a delightfully irascible heroine, inhabiting a fascinating and fresh new world that I would love to spend more time in. Pirate ships? Camels? Shadow dwelling assassins? Yes please! Can I have some more?
    -- Celine Kiernan

    #Dwelling #Pirate #Shadow

  • His eyes were still like caves with ghosts dwelling in their depths.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Eye #Dwelling #Depth

  • If you are looking for Christ in folks you will not be dwelling on their faults.
    -- Charles E. Fuller

    #Jesus #Dwelling #Faults

  • The fragile art of existenceIs kept alive by sheer persistenceThe fragile art of existence.No time for self-pityNo time for dwelling on what should have beenBut is yet to be.
    -- Chuck Schuldiner

    #Art #Self #Dwelling

  • The extent and condition of our property, and our choice of style in dwelling, create a powerful emblem of our identity and status.
    -- Deborah Tall

    #Powerful #Dwelling #Choices

  • My journey deep into coma, outside this lowly physical realm and into the loftiest dwelling place of the almighty Creator, revealed the indescribably immense chasm between our human knowledge and the awe-inspiring realm of God.
    -- Eben Alexander

    #Journey #Dwelling #Almighty

  • Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant Being nor the Earth with negativity. Do not give unhappiness in any form whatsoever a dwelling place inside you.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Beautiful #Dwelling #Giving

  • I think our lives are surely but the dreams Of spirits, dwelling in the distant spheres, Who as we die, do one by one awake.
    -- Edgar Saltus

    #Dream #Thinking #Dwelling

  • Things are what they are and there's no point dwelling in the past or wondering what could have been.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Past #Dwelling #Wonder

  • Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
    -- Ernest Holmes

    #Niece #Dwelling #Joy

  • There is strength deep bedded in our hearts, of which we reck but little till the shafts of heaven have pierced its fragile dwelling. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found?
    -- Felicia Hemans

    #Strength #Heart #Dwelling

  • Time and experience have forcefully taught that the power to inspect dwelling places, either as a matter of systematic area-by-area search or, as here, to treat a specific problem, is of indispensable importance in the maintenance of community health; a power that would be greatly hobbled by the blanket requirement of the safeguards necessary for a search of evidence of criminal acts.
    -- Felix Frankfurter

    #Dwelling #Community #Criminals

  • Where there is Love and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance. Where there is Patience and Humility, there is neither Anger nor Annoyance. Where there is Poverty and Joy, there is neither Cupidity nor Avarice. Where there is Peace and Contemplation, there is neither Care nor Restlessness. Where there is the Fear of God to guard the dwelling, there no enemy can enter. Where there is Mercy and Prudence, there is neither Excess nor Harshness.
    -- Francis of Assisi

    #Ignorance #Humility #Dwelling

  • By the anxieties and worries of this life Satan tries to dull man's heart and make a dwelling for himself there.
    -- Francis of Assisi

    #Heart #Men #Dwelling

  • The day will come when all nations amidst which the Jews are dwelling will have to raise the question of their wholesale expulsion, a question which will be one of life or death, good health or chronic disease, peaceful existence or perpetual social fever.
    -- Franz Liszt

    #Dwelling #Peaceful #Fever

  • He gulped. "No, we aren't done chatting. Why aren't you afraid of dying?" "Everything and everyone has an end," she said. "I mean, you're going to be killed soon and though I loathe the thought, you don't see me crying about that, either. I know what will happen, and I accept what cannot be changed. I'm trying to live while I can. While WE can. Dwelling on the bad is what destroys all hints of joy.
    -- Gena Showalter

    #Mean #Dwelling #Joy

  • Diogenes, filthily attired, paced across the splendid carpets in Plato's dwelling. Thus, said he, do I trample on the pride of Plato. Yes, Plato replied, but only with another kind of pride.
    -- Georg C. Lichtenberg

    #Plato #Pride #Dwelling

  • To every description of citizens, let praise be given. but let them persevere in their affectionate vigilance over that precious depository of American happiness, the Constitution of the United States. Let them cherish it, too, for the sake of those who, from every clime, are daily seeking a dwelling in our land.
    -- George Washington

    #Land #Dwelling #United States

  • ... where Solomon says that 'Wisdom has built herself a house' (Prov. 9:1), he refers darkly in these words to the preparation of the flesh of the Lord: for the true Wisdom did not dwell in another's building, but built for Itself that dwelling-place from the body of the Virgin.
    -- Gregory of Nyssa

    #Christian #Dwelling #House

  • Our lives are full of supposes. Suppose this should happen, or suppose that should happen; what could we do; how could we bear it? But, if we are living in the high tower of the dwelling place of God, all these supposes will drop out of our lives. We shall be quiet from the fear of evil, for no threatenings of evil can penetrate into the high tower of God.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Dwelling #Evil #Towers

  • The habit of dwelling on the past, has a narrowing as well as a debilitating influence. Behind us, there is a small, - an almost insignificant measure of time; before us, there is an eternity. It is the natural tendency of the mind to magnify the one, and to diminish the other ...
    -- Harriet Martineau

    #Past #Dwelling #Perspective

  • Writing is the passageway, the entrance, the exit, the dwelling place of the other in me.
    -- Helene Cixous

    #Writing #Dwelling #Exit

  • A man's true estate of power and riches is to be in himself; not in his dwelling or position or external relations, but in his own essential character.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Character #Men #Dwelling

  • In this we see the wondrous virtue of the Lord: that the power dwelling in His body should communicate to perishable things the efficacy to heal, and that the divine activity should issue forth even from the hem of His garment. For God is not perceptible by the senses, to be enclosed within a body. The assumption of a body did not limit the nature of His power; but for our redemption His power took upon it the frailty of our body.
    -- Hilary of Poitiers

    #Christian #Dwelling #Issues

  • We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!
    -- Hudson Taylor

    #Home #Dwelling #People

  • Do everything as if He were dwelling in us. Thus we shall be His temples and He will be within us as our God - as He actually is.
    -- Ignatius of Antioch

    #Faith #Inspiration #Dwelling

  • The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth - social and environmental.
    -- Ingrid Newkirk

    #Mean #Dwelling #Race

  • Maybe I spent more time dwelling on emotions than some people, and maybe that's why I ended up writing.
    -- Iris DeMent

    #Writing #Dwelling #People

  • There's no point in dwelling on rejection.
    -- Isabel Lucas

    #Dwelling #Rejection

  • The incorruptible things are all within the narrow gate. The peace of God which passed all understanding - the bright hope of good things to come - the sense of the Spirit dwelling in us - the consciousness that we are forgiven, safe, insured, provided for in time and eternity, whatever may happen - these are true gold, and lasting riches.
    -- J. C. Ryle

    #Dwelling #Understanding #Gold

  • Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God.
    -- J. I. Packer

    #Spiritual #Thinking #Dwelling

  • You renounce your friendship even in the hour of our need ' he said. 'Yet you were glad indeed to receive our aid when you came at last to these shores fainthearted loiterers and well-nigh emptyhanded. In huts on the beaches would you be dwelling still had not the Noldor carved out your haven and toiled upon your walls.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Beach #Wall #Dwelling

  • Then the voices of the Ainur, like unto harps and lutes, and pipes and trumpets, and viols and organs, and like unto countless choirs singing with words, began to fashipn the theme of Iluvatar to a great music; and a sound arose of endless interchanging melodies woven in harmony that passed beyond hearing into the depths and into the heights, and the places of the dwelling of Iluvatar were filled to overflowing, and the music and the echo of the music went out into the Void, and it was not void.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Voice #Dwelling #Echoes

  • When our souls shall leave this dwelling, the glory of one fair and virtuous action is above all the 'scutcheons on our tomb, or silken banners over us.
    -- James Shirley

    #Dwelling #Soul #Action

  • I have been dwelling upon downtowns. This is not because mixtures of primary uses are unneeded elsewhere in cities. On the contrary they are needed, and the success of mixtures downtown (on in the most intensive portions of cities, whatever they are called) is related to the mixture possible in other part of cities.
    -- Jane Jacobs

    #Dwelling #Cities #Use

  • The Bible does say, "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." Preaching, music, the reading of the Word-these things are fine-but they must never override prayer as the defining mark of God's dwelling.
    -- Jim Cymbala

    #Prayer #Reading #Dwelling

  • There is no other way to know good from evil, right from wrong, unless we have His Word dwelling richly in our heart. It's good for us to spend time in His Word.
    -- John Bevere

    #Heart #Dwelling #Evil

  • Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
    -- John Nelson Darby

    #Children #Dwelling #Church

  • It would seem, after this, that even when living upon earth we must live as if in the heavenly kingdom, dwelling there in anticipation by hope. But in reality, for the greater part, the contrary is the case. Men cling with their whole being to the earth and everything earthly.
    -- John of Kronstadt

    #Reality #Men #Dwelling

  • Christ is our hope, our cleansing and santification, our resurrection, life and repose. He alone is what we all need, and therefore, the Orthodox Church constantaly pronounces these words aloud so that we may hear them during Holy Services of the Church, and be constantly renewed. For we are inclined to forget the only thing we need. With death all will be taken from us, all earthly goods, riches, beauty of body and raiment, spacious dwellings, etc., but the virtue of the soul, that incorruptible raiment, shall remain with us eternally.
    -- John of Kronstadt

    #Life #Taken #Dwelling

  • How will it be with us in the future life, when everything that has gratified us in this world: riches, honors, food and drink, dress, beautifully furnished dwellings, and all attractive objects-how will it be, I say, when all these things leave us-when they will all seem to us a dream, and when works of faith and virtue, of abstinence, purity, meekness, humility, mercy, patience, obedience, and others will be required of us?
    -- John of Kronstadt

    #Dream #Humility #Dwelling

  • When men do not love their hearth, nor reverence their thresholds, it is a sign that they have dishonoured both ... Our God is a house-hold God, as well as a heavenly one; He has an altar in every man's dwelling.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Home #Men #Dwelling

  • Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
    -- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

    #Self #Dwelling #Weakness

  • Greatly ought we to rejoice that God dwells in our soul; and more greatly ought we to rejoice that our soul dwells in God. Our soul is created to be God’s dwelling place, and the dwelling of our souls is God, who is uncreated. It is a great understanding to see and know inwardly that God, who is our Creator, dwells in our soul, and it is a far greater understanding to see and know inwardly that our soul, which is created, dwells in God in substance, of which substance, though God, we are what we are.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Dwelling #Understanding #Soul

  • I think that dwelling on other people's perception of you is the road to complete madness, unfortunately. I try and resist that.
    -- Kate Beckinsale

    #Thinking #Dwelling #People

  • Some find Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran’s poetry preachy and moralizing, but I find it plenty enlightening—it’s hard to object to the melodic, cosmic of mysticism of a line like ‘That which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.’
    -- Khalil

    #Stars #Dwelling #Space

  • - "Control what an interesting word for you to be dwelling on" - "I have other words" I scream the F-Word in my head, over and over again.
    -- Kiersten White

    #Dwelling #Interesting #Scream

  • For the first time in the history of Bihar, I provided a stable government. Despite being denied funds by the Centre, Bihar survived on its resources. I provided pucca dwellings to half a million Dalit families.
    -- Lalu Prasad Yadav

    #Government #Dwelling #Half

  • In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
    -- Laozi

    #Simple #Thinking #Dwelling

  • Life is not about dwelling on the bad.
    -- Lara Logan

    #Dwelling #Life Is

  • A dwelling should be not a retreat from space, but life in space.
    -- Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

    #Home #Dwelling #Space

  • Table talk, to be perfect, should be sincere without bigotry, differing without discord, sometimes grave, always agreeable, touching on deep points, dwelling most on seasonable ones, and letting everybody speak and be heard.
    -- Leigh Hunt

    #Dwelling #Perfect #Touching

  • Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.
    -- Leonardo da Vinci

    #Dwelling #Discipline #Mind

  • Small rooms and dwellings set the mind on the right path, large ones cause it to go astray.
    -- Leonardo da Vinci

    #Dwelling #Mind #Rooms

  • Go sweep out the chamber of your heart. Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved. When you depart out, He will enter it. In you, void of yourself, will He display His beauties.
    -- Mahmud Shabistari

    #Heart #Dwelling #Void

  • To despond is to lie ungrateful beforehand. Be not looking for evil. Often thou drainest the gall of fear while evil is passing by thy dwelling.
    -- Martin Farquhar Tupper

    #Lying #Dwelling #Evil

  • Dwelling is not primarily inhabiting but taking care of and creating that space within which something comes into its own and flourishes.
    -- Martin Heidegger

    #Home #Dwelling #Creating

  • Change the conversation of the world by dwelling on what's gone right.
    -- Mary Anne Radmacher

    #Dwelling #Gone #World

  • But when you dwell in a house you mislike, you will look out of a window a deal more than those that are content with their dwelling.
    -- Mary Webb

    #Home #Dwelling #House

  • I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.
    -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    #Reflection #Self #Dwelling

  • Whether he is aware of it or not, every human being dwells in tradition and history. Human memory is this constant dwelling in tradition. It constitutes that fundamental human characteristic of historicity.
    -- Medard Boss

    #Memories #Dwelling #Fundamentals

  • But really, the term “forgive and forget” doesn’t make sense to me. Forgiving does allow us to stop dwelling on an issue, which isn’t always healthy. But if we forget, we don’t learn from our mistakes. And that can be deadly.
    -- Meg Cabot

    #Mistake #Dwelling #Issues

  • This extravagant dwelling, as domineering as it was distant, brought home to me the intimateconnection between tyranny and abstraction, and put me in mind of John Berger's observation that "abstraction's capacity to ignore what is real is undoubtedly where most evil begins."
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Real #Home #Dwelling

  • We cannot ultimately specify the grounds (either metaphysical or logical or empirical) upon which we hold that our knowledge is true. Being committed to such grounds, dwelling in them, we are projecting ourselves to what we believe to be true from or through these grounds. We cannot therefore see what they are. We cannot look at them because we are looking with them.
    -- Michael Polanyi

    #Believe #Dwelling #Looks

  • Time that is spent dwelling on the past will surely continue in your present moment - and the future.
    -- Michelle Cruz

    #Past #Dwelling #Moments

  • Now two punctilious envoys, Thine and Mine Embroil the earth about a fancied line; And, dwelling much on right and much on wrong, Prove how the right is chiefly with the strong.
    -- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

    #Strong #Two #Dwelling

  • A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
    -- Norman Cousins

    #Fashion #Thinking #Dwelling

  • The Church is the dwelling place of God in the Person of the Holy Ghost. Where the Church thrives, people are blessed and progress is evident. Where there is no Church, people feed their babies to crocodiles and roam naked in the jungles.
    -- Oliver B. Greene

    #Baby #Blessed #Dwelling

  • We do not dwell in the Palace of Truth. But, as was mentioned to me not long since, "There is a time coming when all things shall be found out." I am not so sanguine myself, believing that the well in which Truth is said to reside is really a bottomless pit.
    -- Oliver Heaviside

    #Believe #Dwelling #Long

  • Once I stopped dwelling on what I didn't have, on what I thought I was going to lose, and began to give freely, everything opened up for me. Everything began to flow into my life.
    -- Patti LaBelle

    #Dwelling #Giving #Optimism

  • I cannot be grasped in the here and now, For my dwelling place is much among the dead, As the yet unborn, Slightly closer to the heart of creation than usual, But still not close enough.
    -- Paul Klee

    #Death #Heart #Dwelling

  • The pale stars are gone! For the sun, their swift shepherd, To their folds them compelling, In the depths of the dawn, Hastes, in meteor-eclipsing array, and the flee Beyond his blue dwelling, As fawns flee the leopard.
    -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

    #Stars #Blue #Dwelling

  • For neither does wealth bring honour to the owner, if he be a coward; of such a one the wealth belongs to another, and not to himself. Nor does beauty and strength of body, when dwelling in a base and cowardly man, appear comely, but the reverse of comely, making the possessor more conspicuous, and manifesting forth his cowardice.
    -- Plato

    #Plato #Men #Dwelling

  • The Church is built on the rock of Peter, and he who eats the Lamb outside this holy dwelling is reprobate .. .He who eats the Lamb outside this Apostolic See has no part with God!
    -- Pope Pius IX

    #Dwelling #Rocks #Church

  • Keep your mind as much as you can from dwelling on your ailment. Think of strength and power and you will draw it to you. Think of health and you get it.
    -- Prentice Mulford

    #Health #Thinking #Dwelling

  • It is that the Spirit is the outbreathing of God, His inmost life going forth in a personal form to quicken. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive the inmost life of God Himself to dwell in a personal way in us. When we really grasp this thought, it is overwhelming in its solemnity. Just stop and think what it means to have the inmost life of that infinite and eternal Being whom we call God, dwelling in a personal way in you. How solemn and how awful and yet unspeakably glorious life becomes when we realize this.
    -- R. A. Torrey

    #Mean #Thinking #Dwelling

  • Dwelling on him would make him a bigger part of my life than I want him to be.
    -- Richard Paul Evans

    #Dwelling #Want #Bigger

  • The dead are the only people to have permanent dwellings.
    -- Rita Mae Brown

    #Dwelling #People

  • Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty.
    -- Robert Gilfillan

    #Dwelling #Poetry #Poetry Is

  • There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes.
    -- Rumi

    #Men #Dwelling #House

  • O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
    -- Saint Augustine

    #Heart #Dark #Dwelling

  • May all the stars hang bright above her dwelling, Silent as though they watched the sleeping earth!
    -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    #Stars #Sleep #Dwelling

  • Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
    -- Shirley MacLaine

    #Positive Thinking #Thinking #Dwelling

  • Some system of authority is a requirement of all communal living, and it is only the man dwelling in isolation who is not forced to respond, through defiance or submission, to the commands of others.
    -- Stanley Milgram

    #Men #Dwelling #Isolation

  • The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
    -- Stephen Gardiner

    #Dwelling #House #Age

  • Your mind must be at its best for God before it becomes His dwelling place.
    -- T. B. Joshua

    #Dwelling #Mind

  • The grove is the centre of their whole religion. It is regarded as the cradle of the race and the dwelling-place of the supreme god to whom all things are subject and obedient.
    -- Tacitus

    #Race #Dwelling #Tree