Awareness Quotes

Quotations about Awareness

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. ~ Eric Hoffer

Most people grow old within a small circle of ideas, which they have not discovered for themselves. There are perhaps less wrong-minded people than thoughtless. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost. ~ Kevin Patterson

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. ~ Agnes Martin

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. ~ Paul Cezanne

Very few people really see things unless they’ve had someone in early life who made them look at things. And name them too. But the looking is primary, the focus. ~ Denise Levertov

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. ~ Virginia Woolf

There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. ~ Charles Baudelaire

There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations. ~ David Korten

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~ Buddha

God always provides what we need, but we must be ready to open our eyes and see it. ~ Midrash

People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation. ~ Elias Canetti

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~ Henry Miller

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. ~ Eleanor Chaffee

To think and to be fully alive are the same. ~ Hannah Arendt

Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake. ~ Richard Rorty

To be awake is to be alive. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.~ Voltaire

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~ James Thurber

My mind is my biggest asset.~ Tiger Woods

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny. ~ Eric Hoffer

If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. ~ Leo Tolstoy

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

I’m heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation. ~ Jim Clyburn

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. ~ Abraham Maslow

May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. ~ Emily Post

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. ~ Garrison Keillor

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~ Thomas Merton

To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything. Between what I do recognize and what I do not recognize, there stands myself. And what I do not recognize, I shall continue not to recognize. ~ Andre Breton

Necessity can set me helpless on my back, but she cannot keep me there; nor can four walls limit my vision. ~ Margaret Fairless Barber

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life. ~ Rachel Carson

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. ~ Charles Lindbergh

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden

Most people don’t have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed. ~ Sara Paretsky

Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers. ~ Aldo Leopold

Only a spiritual being has awareness. ~ Chick Corea

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.~ M. Scott Peck

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. ~ Lao Tzu

I think that growth and spiritual awareness come in slow increments. Sometimes you don’t know it’s happening. ~ Mariel Hemingway

I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities. ~ Angela Davis

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. ~ Tenzin Gyatso

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.~ Jim Rohn

Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons’ feelings, a courtesy that’s inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I’m immediately impressed. ~ Kent McCord

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma

As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian.~ Shelley Berman

Alertness and courage are life’s shield. ~ Philippine Proverb

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. ~ Demosthenes

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. ~ Henry David Thoreau

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. ~ Tom Peters

A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. ~ Jessamyn West

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~ Anais Nin

I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly — or ever — gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe. ~ Brian Greene

How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet? ~ Catharina Elisabetha Goethe

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves. ~ Carl Jung

Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept. ~ Bertrand Russell

I wanted to help raise awareness, so I created an environmental foundation called Just Within Reach. ~ Kevin Richardson

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. ~ Aristotle

Awareness without action is worthless.~ Phil McGraw

The best-educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed. ~ Helen Keller

Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans. ~ Ron Lewis

Awareness is empowering. ~ Rita Wilson

I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn’t call it fear, but it’s an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I’m able to do that. ~ Mary Tyler Moore

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. ~ Harold B. Melchart

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. ~ Jimmy Carter

Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds. ~ Bob Hayes

Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory. ~ Betty Smith

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~ Anton Chekhov

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. ~ W. Eugene Smith

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. ~ Maya Angelou

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does. ~ Allen Ginsberg

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