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Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
American musician 1947-2017
'Enlightened Rogues' we made like the earlier ones: whatever tune came up, whatever direction it went in, that's the way it went. That's what we'll always do. I think if we ever stop doin' that, we ought to quit.
American author 1912-1989
Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.Source: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
American spiritual teacher 1955-
Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.
Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.
American Author 1862-1937
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?
American politician 1924-2010
It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years.
British occultist, writer, and mountaineer 1875-1947
Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
semi-legendary Buddhist monk
Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
Perhaps by this time the 14th century was not quite sane. If enlightened self-interest is the criterion of sanity, in the verdict of Michelet, no epoch was more naturally mad.Source: A Distant Mirror
William Howard Taft
American politician, judge and President of the United States 1857-1930
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
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