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Aum Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Aum Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

AUM, the most primordial human sound -
and the sound most connected to Spirit,
is pronounced in these three parts:
A (as in mama) - a throat sound
that vibrates in the abdomen - signifies waking.
U (as in who) - a tongue sound
that vibrates in the chest - signifies dreaming.
M (as in mama) - a lip sound
that vibrates in the head - signifies sleeping.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect,
but of all human contemplations,
the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
- John Galsworthy

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool;
it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I adore the human experience
- Jewel

Nature and human life are as various
as our several constitutions.
Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
- Henry David Thoreau

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron


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