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Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance."

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.




Anthony De Mello Quotes: "If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth."

If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.




Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Extend your arms in welcome to the future. The best is yet to come!"

Extend your arms in welcome to the future. The best is yet to come!



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Another illusion is that external events have the power to hurt you, that other people have the power to hurt you. They don't. It's you who give this power to them."

Another illusion is that external events have the power to hurt you, that other people have the power to hurt you. They don't. It's you who give this power to them.




Anthony De Mello Quotes: "When you fight something, you're tied to it forever. As long as you're fighting it, you’re giving it power."

When you fight something, you're tied to it forever. As long as you're fighting it, you’re giving it power.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something."

You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "One year of life is worth more than twenty years of hibernation."

One year of life is worth more than twenty years of hibernation.




Anthony De Mello Quotes: ""What is love?"; "The total absence of fear," said the Master; "What is it we fear?"; "Love," said the Master."

"What is love?"; "The total absence of fear," said the Master; "What is it we fear?"; "Love," said the Master.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "A nice definition of an awakened person: a person who no longer marches to the drums of society, a person who dances to the tune of the music that springs up from within."

A nice definition of an awakened person: a person who no longer marches to the drums of society, a person who dances to the tune of the music that springs up from within.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Because everyone is the same distance from the sun. Does it really lessen the distance if you live on top of a skyscraper?"

Because everyone is the same distance from the sun. Does it really lessen the distance if you live on top of a skyscraper?



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "The butterfly in a caterpillar: the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being."

The butterfly in a caterpillar: the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings."

Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings.




Anthony De Mello Quotes: "When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today."

When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."

What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.” “I know. An overwhelming passion for it.” “No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong."

If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.” “I know. An overwhelming passion for it.” “No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known."

We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you."

Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "If what you said was true, where was the need to shout?"

If what you said was true, where was the need to shout?



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Both what you run from- and what you yearn for - are within you."

Both what you run from- and what you yearn for - are within you.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You see persons and things not as they are but as you are."

You see persons and things not as they are but as you are.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You are never in love with anyone. You're only in love with your prejudiced and hopeful idea of that person."

You are never in love with anyone. You're only in love with your prejudiced and hopeful idea of that person.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Step by step, let whatever happens happen. Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality. Awareness releases reality to change you."

Step by step, let whatever happens happen. Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality. Awareness releases reality to change you.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!"

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You only change what you understand. What you do not understand and are not aware of, you repress. You dont change. But when you understand it, it changes."

You only change what you understand. What you do not understand and are not aware of, you repress. You dont change. But when you understand it, it changes.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Live your life as you see fit. That's not selfish. Selfish is to demand that others live their lives as you see fit."

Live your life as you see fit. That's not selfish. Selfish is to demand that others live their lives as you see fit.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You can never be free as long as you have an ego to defend."

You can never be free as long as you have an ego to defend.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story."

You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "When God means you to be a healer he sends you patients; when he makes you a teacher he sends you pupils; when he destines you to be a Master he sends you stories."

When God means you to be a healer he sends you patients; when he makes you a teacher he sends you pupils; when he destines you to be a Master he sends you stories.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You're so ashamed of your past; drop it! You're so proud of your past; drop it!"

You're so ashamed of your past; drop it! You're so proud of your past; drop it!



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable."

Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "What is my identity ?" "Nothing," said the Master. "You mean that I am an emptiness and a void?" said the incredulous disciple. "Nothing that can be labeled." said the Master."

What is my identity ?" "Nothing," said the Master. "You mean that I am an emptiness and a void?" said the incredulous disciple. "Nothing that can be labeled." said the Master.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You do not have to change for God to love you."

You do not have to change for God to love you.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "All conflict comes from attachment."

All conflict comes from attachment.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Say goodbye to golden yesterdays: or your heart will never learn to love the present."

Say goodbye to golden yesterdays: or your heart will never learn to love the present.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Behold God beholding you...and smiling."

Behold God beholding you...and smiling.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "A good teacher offers practice, a bad one offers theories."

A good teacher offers practice, a bad one offers theories.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "All suffering comes from a person's inability to sit still and be alone."

All suffering comes from a person's inability to sit still and be alone.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality."

Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "May the peace of God disturb you always."

May the peace of God disturb you always.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth."

Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Religion is the finger pointing to God. People are too busy licking the finger to notice where it's pointing."

Religion is the finger pointing to God. People are too busy licking the finger to notice where it's pointing.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self."

Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Concepts are always frozen. Reality flows."

Concepts are always frozen. Reality flows.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die."

Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding... you can be yourself. Relaxed. You'll no longer be driving with your brakes on."

When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding... you can be yourself. Relaxed. You'll no longer be driving with your brakes on.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "You are only a disciple because your eyes are closed. The day you open them you will see there is nothing you can learn from me or anyone."

You are only a disciple because your eyes are closed. The day you open them you will see there is nothing you can learn from me or anyone.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "The Master would insist that the final barrier to our attaining God was the word and concept God."

The Master would insist that the final barrier to our attaining God was the word and concept God.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "What is a loving heart? A loving heart is sensitive to the whole of life, to all persons; a loving heart doesn't harden itself to any persons or things."

What is a loving heart? A loving heart is sensitive to the whole of life, to all persons; a loving heart doesn't harden itself to any persons or things.



Anthony De Mello Quotes: "Problems only exist in the human mind."

Problems only exist in the human mind.