Quotes: awareness

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  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
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    A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
  • Carole Bouquet
    Carole Bouquet
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    A man can't pass on, like a mother could, an awareness of your body, or sensuality, or what it means to be a woman. I was never taught what femininity was. I learnt it - or rather I invented it - on my own. I tended not to talk at all, if people were staring at me.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you - no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact.
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
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    An awareness of one's mortality can lead you to wake up and live an authentic, meaningful life.
  • As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.
  • Awareness has changed so that every act for children, every piece of legislation recognizes that children are part of families and that it is within families that children grow and thrive or don't.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.
    Source: Logical and Philosophical Papers, 1909-13
  • Eric Berne
    Eric Berne
    Canadian-born psychiatrist 1910-1970
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    Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future.
    Source: Games People Play
  • Phil McGraw
    Phil McGraw
    American television personality and author 1950-
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    Awareness without action is worthless.
  • Bodhidharma
    Bodhidharma
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    Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
    Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
  • Ching I
    Ching I
    Ancient Chinese text
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    Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
  • Faith is an awareness of divine mutuality and companionship, a form of communion between God and man. It is not a psychical quality, something that exists in the mind only, but a force from the beyond.
    Source: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997) p. 331
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.
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