Widely-known for his books on spirituality, Anthony de Mello, was a Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, and writer. Anthony’s quotes and sayings are very supporting and comforting for the disturbed minds that are going through distress in their lives. He is no more in this world but his thoughts serve as a guiding light when a person’s life turns rough and will always keep on serving the people all around the world.
A newly married couple said, “What shall we do to make our love endure?” Said the Master, “Love other things together”
Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them.
Anthony de Mello’s quotes can be exacted from his prayers and teachings and these words give a sense of comfort to the people and motivate them in leading each and every step of life in a good way. His quotes and thoughts still have the capability to bring solace to the crippled hearts and disturbed minds.
“Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.”
“These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness, and worship without awareness.”
Through his inspirational and motivational quotes, he is surely going to uplift your spirits. His thoughts about what perfect love is, make us realize that love is not based on demands, expectations, and dependency or clinging on the other person.
“You see persons and things not as they are but as you are. ”
“People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.”
“When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself.”
Through these words, we get to realize that we do not understand the true meaning of love and destroy our lives by making other people the reason of our smile and happiness. Such quotes can also help you come out of the grief and sadness caused by heartbreak and will motivate us to focus on the spiritual aspects of our lives.
“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”
“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.”
“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 come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today.”
“People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change.”
“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”
“Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description.”
“Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable.”
“Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.”
“The greatest learning of the ages lies in accepting life exactly as it comes to us.”
“As the Arabs say, “The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.”
“The Rose does not preen herself to catch my eye. She blooms because she blooms. A saint is a saint until he knows he is one.”
“The world is right because I feel good.
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.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.
When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today.
Don’t ask the world to change….you change first.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
The one who would be constant in happiness must frequently change.
You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.
Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.
The Rose does not preen herself to catch my eye. She blooms because she blooms. A saint is a saint until he knows he is one
If what you said was true, where was the need to shout?
A thought is a screen, not a mirror; that is why you live in a thought envelope, untouched by Reality.
Sinners often speak the truth. And saints have led people astray. Examine what is said, not the one who says it.
Certainty is the culprit. The spiritual person knows uncertainty—a state of mind unknown to the religious fanatic.
To be properly wicked, you do not have to break the Law. Just observe it to the letter.