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The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Walters
Charity can be the outward expression of faith and hope.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
In many ways, America is on the receiving end of a pendulum that has been swung with great force, and for a long time, outward into the world. The impact is a wake-up call on every level.
Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
An inner process stands in need of outward criteria.
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
However great his outward conformity, the immigrant is not Americanized unless his interests and affections have become deeply rooted here. And we properly demand of the immigrant even more than this. He must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations and cooperate with us for their attainment.
Louis D. Brandeis
All religious leaders and spiritual teachers emphasize finding a place within us that is true. People who obsessively follow these leaders instead of their own purpose attach to the spiritual leader and become fanatical and controlling. That's why Jesus tried to tell his followers not to get attached to outward form.
We're constantly morphing into different outward manifestations of ourselves. That's what I find curious about people.
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.
Robert M. Pirsig
The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. To my knowledge, they didn't wait around for a return trip to Europe. You settle some place with a purpose. If you don't want to do that, stay home. You avoid an awful lot of risks by not venturing outward.
Parents learn the uses of power and its limits. They can insist on certain outward behavior but cannot change inner attitudes. They can require obedience but not goodness - and certainly not love.
In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut.
V. S. Naipaul
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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