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The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds


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The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.



Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.



‎"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.

‎"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.



Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.

Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.



In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom.

In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom.



People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.

People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.



Love is not a matter of getting what you want. Quite the contrary. The insistence on always having what you want, on always being satisfied, on always being fulfilled, makes love impossible.

Love is not a matter of getting what you want. Quite the contrary. The insistence on always having what you want, on always being satisfied, on always being fulfilled, makes love impossible.



Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.



It is my belief, that we should not be too sure of having found Christ in ourselves until we have found him also in that part of humanity that is most remote from our own.

It is my belief, that we should not be too sure of having found Christ in ourselves until we have found him also in that part of humanity that is most remote from our own.



The spiritual life is first of all a life. It is not merely something to be known and studied, it is to be lived.

The spiritual life is first of all a life. It is not merely something to be known and studied, it is to be lived.





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We must continually maintain an adventurous attitude toward Him, despite any potential personal risk.

We must continually maintain an adventurous attitude toward Him, despite any potential personal risk.



Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.



I am the woman with the cool vintage glasses... I am the proud wife beside her husband... I am the writer who has written a new novel.

I am the woman with the cool vintage glasses... I am the proud wife beside her husband... I am the writer who has written a new novel.



When there is a crisis, the first thing that gets damaged and gets harmed is democracy.

When there is a crisis, the first thing that gets damaged and gets harmed is democracy.



The place of my novels is Israel, almost without exception. All of them take place in Israel - in Jerusalem, in the desert, in the kibbutz, in small towns, in villages.

The place of my novels is Israel, almost without exception. All of them take place in Israel - in Jerusalem, in the desert, in the kibbutz, in small towns, in villages.



I began to expand my personal service in the church, and to search more diligently for a closer relationship with God among my different business, professional and political interests.

I began to expand my personal service in the church, and to search more diligently for a closer relationship with God among my different business, professional and political interests.



And if, to be sure, sometimes you need to conceal a fact with words, do it in such a way that it does not become known, or, if it does become known, that you have a ready and quick defense.

And if, to be sure, sometimes you need to conceal a fact with words, do it in such a way that it does not become known, or, if it does become known, that you have a ready and quick defense.



Into the the air, into the earth, into the fire, I am with you.

Into the the air, into the earth, into the fire, I am with you.



It is a great honor for me to be presented the award by Mikhail Gorbachev and also to be acknowledged with the World Actress Award at the Women World Awards Gala 2005.

It is a great honor for me to be presented the award by Mikhail Gorbachev and also to be acknowledged with the World Actress Award at the Women World Awards Gala 2005.




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