Truth is a shining Goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable.bertrand russell
According to our belief, Japan was founded by the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami, who is revered by the entire nation for her all-pervading virtue, and from whom our Imperial House is descended.sadao araki
Cease, gentle Maid, cease, cease to grieve,Thy Goddess does thy Pray'rs receive,And Providence will Thee relieve.Those, who on Providence depend,And patiently its Will attend,Shall be rewarded in the End,By Ways and Means least thought upon,That Mortals may be forc'd to ownTheir Help comes from the Gods alone.jane barker
The Goddess Fortune is the devils servant ready to Kiss any ones Arse.william blake
All gods are one God, and all goddesses are one Goddess, and there is one Initiator.dion fortune
That power of the Gods which orders for the good things which are not uniform, and which happen contrary to expectation, is commonly called Fortune, and it is for this reason that the Goddess is especially worshipped in public by cities; for every city consists of elements which are not uniform.sallustius
Joy, thou spark from Heav'n immortal, Daughter of Elysium! Drunk with fire, toward Heaven advancing Goddess, to thy shrine we come. Thy sweet magic brings together What stern Custom spreads afar; All men become brothers Where thy happy wing-beats are.friedrich von schiller
One should worship the Supreme Goddess with blood , meat and wine .Yogini Tantra (og T.2.8) quoted in in "Matrix of Power: Tantra, Kinship, and Sacrifice in the Worship of Mother Goddess Kamakhya, South Asia: South Asia Journal of Asian Studies, n.s., Vol. XXXI, no.3, December 2008"
Shimla was annexed by the British in 1819, after the Gurkha war. At that time it was known for the temple of Hindu Goddess Shyamala Devi.Ashok Kumar, in A Journey into the Past, 23 November 2012.
Kali represents the disintegrative force in nature as displayed in the passage of time and an increase in entropy. Kali is symbolized in the yantra as black. The downward pointing triangle is the ancient symbol of the primal female, the origin of all things – the pubic triangle of the Great Goddess.In "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness", pp.162-63
The Kali yantra is invoked when you are dealing with a major life crisis or trauma. It activates the latent code of Kali for the purpose of survival and mastery of an overwhelming situation....The mantra to guide your consciousness through the Kali yantra meditation is Om Kareeng Kalekaye Namah , which means “Salutations to Goddess Kali”.In "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness", p.164
The Realization of the Nondual traditions is uncompromising: There is only Spirit, there is only God, there is only Emptiness in all its radiant wonder. All the good and all the evil, the very best and the very worst, the upright and the degenerate each and all are radically perfect manifestations of Spirit precisely as they are. There is nothing but God, nothing but the Goddess, nothing but Spirit in all directions, and not a grain of sand, not a speck of dust, is more or less Spirit than any other.Ken Wilber, in The Eye of Spirit : An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad (1997)
There are no rules anywhere. The Goddess Prevails.Principia Discordia (1965) by Greg Hill (Malaclypse the Younger) and Kerry Thornley (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst)
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great Goddess?Ludwig van Beethoven
Most of authors seek fame, but I seek for justice — a holier impulse than ever entered into the ambitious struggles of the votaries of that fickle, flirting Goddess.davy crockett
Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a Goddess.donna haraway
Caissa, the Goddess of chess, had punished me for my conservative play, for betraying my nature.garry kasparov
Even though you were once a Goddess, Kalidasa’s heaven was only an illusion.arthur c. clarke
Growth as a goal, to repeat, is delusion . William James, the American philosopher, talked of the "bitch Goddess success." A philosopher of business today might well talk of the "bitch Goddess growth."Peter Drucker
The temple of the sylvan Goddess, indeed, has vanished, and the King of the Wood no longer stands sentinel over the Golden Bough.james frazer
Her track, where'er the Goddess roves, Glory pursue, and gen'rous shame, Th' unconquerable mind, 3 and freedom's holy flame.thomas gray
All men even, I have written, Jesus Christ began as flecks of tissue inside a woman's womb. Every boy must stagger out of the shadow of a mother Goddess, whom he never fully escapes.camille paglia
“She is the Goddess of the dead. She comes to you smiling and kindly, and you know it is time to die.”philip pullman
-...the buffalo headed demon king of Hindu mythology, Mahishasura, whom once lived here and was vanquished in battle by the Goddess Chamundeshwari. The Goddess is worshipped even today, atop the Chamundi Hills where she is said to reside.Rosemary Vargas, in Ashtanga City - The Westerner's Guide to Mysore, p.9
She moves a Goddess, and she looks a queen.Homer, The Iliad, Book III, line 208. Pope's translation.
Although conceived as female in nature, Shakti is not an individual Goddess , but rather a dynamic quality that all goddesses (and even all women, at least within the Shakta Tatric tradition ) are said to possess. Unbridled, uncontainable.George Orwell, in Critical Companion to George Orwell, p.399
Venereal: From Venus, the Goddess of love, this word refers to the reality of desire. With the rise of Protestantism and science, the word "disease" was tacked on in a revealing combination of categorization and moralizing. "Which disease?" "The disease of love."john ralston saul
It was in the days of the rains that their prayers went up, not from the fingering of knotted prayer cords or the spinning of prayer wheels, but from the great pray-machine in the monastery of Ratri, Goddess of the Night.Ratri to Tak
Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side. Thy ev’ry action let the Goddess guide. A crown, a mansion, and a throne tat shine, With gold unfading, Washington! be thine.Boston slave poet Phyllis Wheatley.
Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, ’t were all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch’d, But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But, like a thrifty Goddess, she determines Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use.Duke Vincentio, scene i