Quotations for July 2019

Children are like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get.

—Alan Steinle

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

—Albert Einstein, from goodreads

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

—Voltaire, from BrainyQuote

All things work together for good. There are no exceptions, except in the ego’s judgment.

A Course in Miracles: Complete and Annotated Edition (p. 175)