The advent of the Christian God, as the maximum god attained so far, was therefore accompanied by the maximum feeling of guilty indebtedness on earth.
Human history, like all great movements, was cyclical, and returned to the point of beginning. the idea of indefinite progress in a right line was a chimera of the imagination, with no analogue in nature. The parabola of a comet was perhaps a better illustration of the career of humanity. Tending upward and sunward from the aphelion of barbarism, the race attained the perihelion of civilization only to plunge downward once more to its nether goal in the regions of chaos.edward bellamy
Securitycan only be obtained bya scheme by whichthe nations of Europe and outside agree together that all will guarantee each, and each will guarantee all. The purposes ofthewar will be attained ifthereisa League of Nations with an absolute and decisive veto upon any mere aggression, and consideration of any legitimate claims that any of the countries engaged in the war may be able to make good.
The success of sainthood is the success attained by struggle and suffering and achieved by faith; a success of honor, of clean hands and pure heart, of service to man and glory to God.william croswell doane
From far, far in the distant past,Down to this day, this very instant,Those things we have longed for mostHave not been attained, and we sorrow.ippen
So that in the first place, I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of Power after power, that ceaseth only in Death. And the cause of this is not always that a man hopes for a more intensive delight than he has already attained to, or that he cannot be content with a moderate power: but because he cannot assure the power and means to live well, which he hath present, without the acquisition of more.thomas hobbes
That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. We are in the midst of unparalleled difficulties and untold sufferings; we have been through dark days of apprehension and anguish; but I can say with confidence that with courage and self-reliance and by the Grace of God we shall emerge triumphant.muhammad ali jinnah
to argue according to rigorous rational criteria is to guarantee that the results attained are universally valid.
They offer me neither food nor drink intellectual nor spiritual consolation... [Conservatism] leads nowhere; it satisfies no ideal; it conforms to no intellectual standard, it is not safe, or calculated to preserve from the spoilers that degree of civilisation which we have already attained.john maynard keynes
"He must be greatly changed. Has he attained the seventh degree of concentration?"George Bernard Shaw
When we have attained success, we see how inferior it is to the hope, yearning and enthusiasm with which we started forth in life’s morning.john lancaster spalding
For those who do not need to work to provide for their maintenance, it is a question of conferring to their lives a content worthy of themselves. Now, this purpose can be attained only if we do not act solely with a view to our own benefits, but with a view to the benefit of all. Christ said: 'Where is your treasure, there also will be your heart.'african spir
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.Mahatma Gandhi
It was, however, from Spain, and not from Arabia, that a knowledge of eastern mathematics first came into western Europe. The Moors had established their rules in Spain in 747, and by the tenth or eleven century had attained a high degree of civilisation.
There is something more in life... No man has reached the maximum capacity for self-preservation and growth, no man has attained the full measure of conscious spiritual existence, no man has entered into the deepest communion with God or is entirely devoted to his service.
Though he lives in the conditionings ( Upadhis ), he, the contemplative one, remains ever unconcerned with anything or he may move about like the wind , perfectly unattached. On the destruction of the Upadhis, the contemplative one is totally absorbed in " Vishnu ", the All-pervading Spirit, like water into water, space into space and light into light. Realise That to be Brahman , the attainment of which leaves nothing more to be attained, the blessedness of which leaves no other blessing to be desired and the knowledge of which leaves nothing more to be known.
The only route to Moksha is through dharma , since freedom is seen, on this view, not as presupposition of action but as the culmination of life . It requires a switch in thinking to be able to regard freedom as in opposition to responsibility – freedom being attained after responsibilities are over (on the extreme form of the theory as against jivanmukti form)
In its negative sense, moksha means moksha from bondage...this moksha from bondage is to be attained through knowledge .
The end is low, like all quantitative ends, personal or not, and it can be attained and verified.
He is a being who has attained what is called ‘ liberation ' in the East, what is called salvation in the West; a being whose soul and Spirit have become unified, who lives consciously on the higher plane of our own universe – the fivefold universe – and whose centre of consciousness is on the atmic, sometimes called the nirvanic , plane.
I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs. It is only by prudence , wisdom , and dexterity, that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds
Peace is a practical positive policy, which must be attained by friendly co-operation between the nations, putting the good of all before the interests of each.
Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.patañjali
The final emancipation called mokhsha for the beings who are bound to the problems of samsara can be attained by intense devotion to the Lord with the true knowledge of HIM.