Quotation Explorer - 'External'

By the external appearance of your knowledge, you have attained (high) ranks and reverence with the people! So seek with Allah higher ranks and closeness by virtue of your hidden good deeds. And know that these two ranks, one cancels out the other. - Wuhayb ibn al-Wird
"Know thyself," said the old philosopher, "improve thyself," saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Oh external worshiper, know that worship without heart is motions. Oh seeker of knowledge, know that knowledge without purification is a dangerous weapon of the ego. Oh activist, know that work without orientation of heart is fruitless. Oh lover, know that love without God is pain. - Yasmin Mogahed
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The greatest power we have in life is not external, but internal. - Steve Knox
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone.. the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. - Marcel Duchamp
Our happiness should not depend on external things; it is the expression of internal attitudes. - Debasish Mridha
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
External signs of wealth and success are often cheap storefronts that hide internal mediocrity or even incompetence. - Gordon Atkinson
The causal, abstract, binary, holistic, and reductionist functions of the human brain all help you to process the enormous amount of information coming into our brain from the external world every day. - Abhijit Naskar
Change is not change without changing Your Self first by changing the external factors of yourself, for darkness cannot glow in the light - Goitsemang Mvula
There is no external solution to the problem of insecurity. - Stefan Molyneux
Its not the eyes, that makes the visualization of the external world possible, but its the perception out of the awareness field. Your eyes are the same, but you view two person differently. - Roshan Sharma
What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. - Epictetus
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. - Marcel Duchamp
Spirituality is not primarily about values and ethics, not about exhortations to do right or live well. The spiritual traditions are primarily about reality...an effort to penetrate the illusions of the external world and to name its underlying truth. - Parker J. Palmer
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
True peaceful state is that when one has inner peace amidst total lack of peace on the outside. Bliss of the Self (samadhi) amidst external turmoil is ‘tested’ samadhi. - Dada Bhagwan
The ability to feel and express genuine gratitude for the help given when it is needed most, for the gift or boon that is given at just the right time and under the right circumstances, is a way of surrendering one’s self to benevolent external forces. - Stephen Richards
Many are poets, but without the name;For what is Poesy but to createFrom overfeeling Good or Ill; and aimAt an external life beyond our fate,And be the new Prometheus of new men,Bestowing fire from Heaven, and then, too late,Finding the pleasure given repaid with pain - George Gordon Byron
The goal of parenting is to create self-sufficient virtues in children. Applying external pressure and punishments tends to teach them fear-based compliance rather than the internalization of moral standards. - Stefan Molyneux
You are one and only creator of your reality. Even when you might think there is some external force out there creating it for you, it is just you. - Raphael Zernoff
A compulsive external search only leads us to the interpretation of another’s path. True identity and sustained harmony can only be achieved by turning inward, and it is there that you will find every answer that you need to step into enlightenment - Gary Hopkins
Happiness depends on our thoughts and actions, not on wealth, splendor, or external conditions. - Debasish Mridha
Every flower has a song in her heart, which we can never see.We only can see her external beauty. - Debasish Mridha
If the Internal enemy of hatred is not tamed, when one tries to tame external enemies, they increase. Therefore, it is a practice of the wise to tame themselves by means of the forces of love and compassion. - Bodhisattva Tokmay Sangpo
Life is not about changing the external circumstances, to please your internal world, rather life is to change your internal circumstances so that you can accept, whatever takes place in the external world. - Roshan Sharma
Life should never happen to you, but you should hold the power over life, with what kind of experience you wish to have, without any internal and external pressure. - Roshan Sharma
It is not our external actions that attract others, but it is the actions of our imaginations, visualizations, and subconscious minds that attract others. - Debasish Mridha
An external motive can never Inspire you. It will only Motivate you to move, but you will soon stop. Seek Inspiration! - RVM
The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture. - Merlin Donald
The journey of a human is not only to expand its illusory personality of his mind, in the external world, but to realize himself beyond the identity of the mind and see the truth behind the formation of life within. - Roshan Sharma
In the external reality, an action is required for the manifestation, but in the internal reality, all you need is your presence. Just with the inner presence, things begin to unfold. - Roshan Sharma
Your success in life depends on you more than any other external factors. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is the culture that makes the difference. When there is no internal transformation, there cannot be external progress and development whatsoever. - Sunday Adelaja
UNSOPHISTICATEDI sing my merry songat first blush of daythis external peacetendered by the soft shadeof tidy clouds idly crossing places,a fresh note returns to mind:I am unsophisticated at heart. - Tara Estacaan
Untraumatized people have a natural instinct to make healthy decisions in the best interest of their true selves. They are only limited by their immaturity and the brokenness of their external world. - Daniel Mackler
Just because you are available for a relationship, doesn't mean you are ready for one. Sometimes you need a break from external relationships to nourish the internal one. - Steve Maraboli
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Your personality of the mind is like a castle of sand around the sea. The time you begin to disassociate yourself with different experiences and impressions of both the external and internal world, you won’t find anything inside. - Roshan Sharma
Observe your internal and external world and rise above it. - Roshan Sharma
People can change their external lives with religion, but a lasting internal change only happens through a daily relationship with Jesus. - Alisa Hope Wagner
When it comes to human success, I'm pretty sure the object doesn't need a net external force to move it. - Majid Kazmi
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. - Oscar Wilde
Philosophy does not promise to secure anything external for man, otherwise it would be admitting something that lies beyond its proper subject-matter. For as the material of the carpenter is wood, and that of statuary bronze, so the subject-matter of the art of living is each person's own life. - Epictetus
It's not about the external things that surround you, but it's about YOU.How you operates your life, how you take your path and walk with it. - Jayson Engay
O holy Sunday, let your darkness not come along my way. Let her nurture internal and external world, as I start my personal day. - Santosh Kalwar
All Authors come from the unified countrynent known as Australia. Authors live in the future where love is external. - Will Advise
You can always choose how you prefer to respond to any external circumstances. Do not define your happiness by what is happening around you. Be happy only because this is what you enjoy doing. - Raphael Zernoff
Programming your mind with positive thoughts each day will go a long way to keep you from allowing external criticism to detail your dreams. - Ken Poirot
People seek light in the external darkness Not knowing that the Light is within.Close your physical eyes and see with your inner vision.Open your eyes and see what before was invisible to you. - Raphael Zernoff
...for no man lives in the external truth among salts and acids, but in the warm, phantasmagoric chamber of his brain, with the painted windows and the storied wall. - Robert Louis Stevenson
A grand and almost untrodden field of inquiry will be opened, on the causes and laws of variation, on correlation of growth, on the effects of use and disuse, on the direct actions of external conditions, and so forth. - Charles Darwin
This philosophy of spiritual formation through the consumption of external experiences creates worship junkies Christians who leap from one mountaintop to another, one spiritual high to another, in search of a glory that does not fade. - Skye Jethani
An external motive can never Inspire you. It will only Motivate you to move, but you will soon stop. Seek Inspiration!- - RVM
True happiness is when the love that is within us finds expression in external activities. - Mata Amritanandamayi
You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels sooo good. - Barbara Hall
Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. - Steve Jobs
I think instead [of happiness] we should be working for contentment... an inner sense of fulfillment that's relatively independent of external circumstances. - Andrew Weil
Our external results are merely a reflection of our internal reality. - Joan Posivy
The worst prison is not made of metal bars. The worst prison is when your internal reality does not match your external reality. - Yasmin Mogahed
Attitude is something that comes to your rescue when you're looking for help from external sources. - Sachin Kumar Puli
Love springs from the inside. It is the immortal surge of passion, excitement, energy, power, strength, prosperity, recognition, respect, desire, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and vitality, that nourishes, extends and protects. It possesses an external objective - life. - Ogwo David Emenike
Happiness, as is evident, depends partly upon external circumstances and partly upon oneself. - Bertrand Russell
the fact that every people feel itself threatened by the others gives the state it's definite unifying powers; it depends upon the instinct of self-preservation of society itself; the latent external crisis enables it to get the upper hand in internal crises - Martin Buber
If your eyes and mind can SEE IT, the body does not require external motivation to get motivated. - Harrish Sairaman
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. - Diogenes Laertius
The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace is more of an internal settlement in Nigeria rather than what is visible on the external hardship we face in the country. - Saminu Kanti
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. - Epictetus
Waking consciousness is dreaming but dreaming constrained by external reality - Oliver Sacks
To observe life is not only to organize your internal and external life, but reach to the state, from where, without any effort, both your internal and external life, moves in synchronization. - Roshan Sharma
Man is not suffering by external forces as much as his own dysfunctional mind and self inflicted negative stimulus. - Aditya Ajmera
You can never clear a thought from someone's mind, which is incepted by a external cause. thy you know the truth, let it pass patience and self realization is the key to clearance. - Pushkar Saraf
It’s the sensation that gives rise to ego or personal identity. All the external and internal experiences of life are experienced only with the sensation. - Roshan Sharma
It’s only the ego that wants to surrender the ego; the real meaning of surrender does not involve anything external. It means to surrender to your true nature. - Enza Vita
It is in my internal and external struggles, when it feels like someone is river-dancing on my last nerve, that the fruit of the Spirit is developed. - Matt Chandler
The more you remain aware with all the internal and external changes of life, more you allow yourself to move deeper towards the source. - Roshan Sharma
As much purity one has within, his external circumstances will be that much more favorable. As much impurity there is within, there will be a corresponding amount of unfavorable external circumstances. - Dada Bhagwan
A bitter awareness that everything is a sensation of mine and at the same time something external, something not in my power to change. Ah, how often my own dreams have raised up before me as things, not to replace reality but to declare themselves its equal - Pessoa
When I say Be Perfect - it means BE AUTHENTICALLY YOURSELF in expressing your feelings, without any external interference! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else. - Brian L. Weiss
When you look at the external reality, you may assume you know everything, but when you close your eyes and try to look into the darkness of your internal reality, all the knowledge of the external life fails to create a way out of the darkness. - Roshan Sharma
All deities are external manifestation of humanity's internal divinity. - Abhijit Naskar
Internal and external world is interdependent. Your experiences and impressions of the outside world shape your thoughts and imagination, while making the choice and decisions, from your internal thought process, creates your physical reality. - Roshan Sharma
You cannot rise beyond the external as well as internal reality unless you understand your own perception. - Roshan Sharma
The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation. - Abraham H. Maslow
The life is not limited to the external reality but the external life, has been formed for the human’s experience. The time you feel you are done with all the experiences of the external life, you have a choice to move inward. - Roshan Sharma
Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities. - William Bridges
There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Winning and losing is not an external game. It is an internal battle over telling yourself the truth vs. lies regarding why you haven’t stepped into the life you dreamed of. - Shannon L. Alder
Consciousness is a state of existence where subjects are aware of their surroundings and can respond to its demands according to internal and external perceptions. - Debasish Mridha
I’m not interested in external ego but internal satisfaction. I’m not interested just in easy glory but in constructing something….together we are trying to build a project that is not just short term - manuel pellegrini
Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterward propagate it.
To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example. - Samuel Johnson
Nothing can get spoilt as long the mind is steady, and when it becomes restless, it will spoil. God doesn’t give or take from anyone, but because God is in the permanent blissful state, all external actions will go well when one’s mind is steadied in Him. - Dada Bhagwan
If you are an artist, may no love of wealth or fame or admiration and no fear of blame or misunderstanding make you ever paint, with pen or brush, an ideal of external life otherwise than as you see it. - Olive Schreiner
In our external world we create and attract with our beliefs, thoughts, emotions and perceptions. - Debasish Mridha
Never force yourself on another. If you do this, then this is you trampling on your own dignity without the external help. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
The basis of all reasoning is the mind's awareness of itself. What we think, the external objects we perceive, are all like actors that come on and off stage. But our consciousness, the stage itself, is always present to us. - Trey Parker
Shutting out all external objects, fixing the vision between the eyebrows, making even the inward and outward breaths, the sage who has controlled the senses, mind and understanding, who is intent upon liberation, who has cast away desire, fear and anger, he is ever freed. - The Bhagavad Gita
The spiritual path is an inward journey. On the spiritual path, the external life remains the same, but you begin the inward journey towards the truth. - Roshan Sharma
Only the subject's individual consciousness can testify for the unwitnessed acts, and there is no act more deprived of external testimony than the act of knowing. - Olavo de Carvalho
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Look at what your idea of success would be. The more that you take in external motivators, the more it reduces your ultimate satisfaction because it doesn't come from inside. - Chris Messina
An external pressure is required to be applied on SOMETHING hard to boil from inside to become soft and not on SOMEONE strong to toil to be productive and perform long. - Anuj Somany
When it is imperative to make a vivid offering towards life then a simulated introspection for all possible dimensions may be endured to establish a relationship with external world and world within - Amit Gupta
Some People Think That Only The Wounds That Appear On External Parts Of Body Cause PainBut they Don't Know That When Heart Gets Hurt That Won't Appear To The Outside World Only The Person Who Suffers The Pain Will Know about It ! - Nithin Kumar
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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