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All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
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.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
Thomas a Kempis
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
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 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.
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
Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.
In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.
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.
And yet you see the weakness of external evidence-and outward miracles; they were not sufficient to make true believers, or to make the Israelites believe that Jesus was their promised Messiah.
Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
Kenneth L. Pike
Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.
Kenneth L. Pike
A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry.
The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home, for the general movement of human migrations has been outward from that region and not inward.
In like manner, if I let myself believe anything on insufficient evidence, there may be no great harm done by the mere belief; it may be true after all, or I may never have occasion to exhibit it in outward acts.
William Kingdon Clifford
Human improvement is from within outward.
James Anthony Froude
Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.
My dad instilled in me a great sense of humor. I wasn't bullied at school because my outward attitude was confident, and that helps.
Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things.
John C. Ransom
They've discovered that, where all the other galaxies are moving in one direction, ours is going in another. Now, the Big Bang theory says that we're all moving outward.
As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe.
H. P. Blavatsky
It's how you look at beauty. Is it only an outward appearance with hair and makeup and a hot body, or is it something deeper than that?
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career.
John Lothrop Motley
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