Quotation Explorer - 'Inward'

When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
The answer to why we exist does not exist, at least not where most of us look for it. We must look inward not out. We should not ask this question of life, but rather of ourselves - and then answer it. - Glenn A. Maltais
You are magnificent - a jewel reflecting inwardly and outwardly, the light of the universe. Observe how you respond to beauty everywhere - you bear witness to everything. Be aware that you, yourself, are an inextricable part of the infinite creative intelligence, and be blessed. - Jay Woodman
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace. - Plato
Goodness is richer than greatness. It consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I'd run. But maybe you can't run. Think of that, too.' His yellow eyes seemed to look inward, and he sounded tired. 'Sometimes you can't run. - Robert Jordan
Anger is an indication of pain and pain is an indication of sadness that grows inward and creates a lot of discomfort. - Euginia Herlihy
When the energy is directed outside, you create and manifest life outside, and when the same energy is directed inward, you reach to the ultimate truth of life. - Roshan Sharma
Creation, in all its forms, is where I find beauty. If I could travel as far outward as I have inward, I would know with the utmost conviction that distance does not exist. - L.A. Rosenberg
When you journey inwardly exploring yourself, a sense of personal trust begins. - David W. Earle
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
To face a real daemon, you must first look inwards and conquer your own darkness. - Luis Marques
Unlike Kim Cardassian or Donald Trump, Montaigne regarded the inward glance as an adventure in self-effacement not self infatuation. He was a charming and perceptive critic of his own foibles, especially alert to his weakness for inconsistency. - Danny Heitman
The first act of honoring the self is the assertion of consciousness: the choice to think, to be aware, to send the searchlight of consciousness outward toward the world and inward toward our own being. To default on this effort is to default on the self at the most basic level. - Nathaniel Branden
Now the big question is: what direction are you moving? Look inward; there is a burning desire in your heart that will make you the person you can become A superstar! - Maureen Lawrence
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. - Mahatma Gandhi
You begin to understand your personality, your response, and the functions of your body, heart and mind into different situations, events and with different people, with the inward attention. - Roshan Sharma
For many years, I searched for this connection outside of myself but always to no avail. It was only when I turned inward did I find this power. - David W. Earle
Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. - Jeremiah Burroughs
Tearless grief bleeds inwardly - Christian Nestell Bovee
Never be hurried in anything. Do all things calmly and in a spirit of repose. Do not lose your inward peace even if everything seems to be going wrong. What is anything in life compared to peace of soul? - Francis de Sales
Everything that you wish to know, or desire for life, exists in you. All you have to do is take your attention inward and begin your search within. - Roshan Sharma
The eyes were damned, the staring, glaring eyes of one who sees but does not see, eyes ever turned inward to the sterile hell of dreams beyond control, dreams unleashed, risen out of the stinking swamps of the unconscious. - Stephen King
If we feel inwardly strong, we will have no need or desire to speak ill of others. - Sri Chinmoy
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. - Otto Rank
Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude. - John Chrysostom
Life reality tells us that to grow physically, you first need to grow inwardly - Sunday Adelaja
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
To have a deeper understanding of life one must pause from looking outward and travel inward into the depths of consciousness. - Jiulio Consiglio
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
The subtle thread of the spirit can expand and contract within the body. When it expands, it passes through the brain, heart and body to experience life, and when the same subtle thread of the spirit, is taken inward, it contract itself into the soul, to experience the bliss from within. - Roshan Sharma
Perhaps these are inward irritations always produced by love: the acutely sensitive nerves of intimacy: the haunting fear that all may not go well. - Anthony Powell
Worship is an inward reverence, the bowing down of the soul in the presence of God. - Elizabeth George
He missed her, a longing that tore deep into him. He resented her He wondered endlessly what might have happened. He changed, curled more inwardly into himself. He was, by turns, inflamed by anger, twisted by confusion, withered by sadness. - Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
The Window to the Universe Opens Inward and Outward. - Daniel Lee Edstrom
If you meditate or exercise, with the inward attention, the subtle world of thoughts, imagination, breathe, sensation and spiritual energy will get clear to you. - Roshan Sharma
Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony. - Seneca
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. - Cicero
It’s the inward attention that takes you into the depth of the mind. - Roshan Sharma
One of the strengths of the belief in Antinous was its appeal to the most sensitive and inward of mystical natures as well as to the exuberant, joyous and ecstatic sides of human experience. - Royston Lambert
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
Attractive souls are different than beautiful souls. Attractive souls take care of their outward appearance for appearance sake. Beautiful souls care for themselves inwardly and outwardly, so they can be of value to themselves and to others. - Toni Sorenson
...all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and (there is) no cause to value one above the other."
Contentment achieve inwardly change outer realities - Kishore Bansal
Unless you can guide the mind inward, and take the attention beyond the comprehension of mind, and directly experience life, you never reach to the ultimate truth of life. - Roshan Sharma
Celestial light, shine inward...that I may see and tell of things invisible to mortal sight - John Milton
To eliminate the inner turmoil we must focus our attention inward and act with loving kindness to ourselves—and each other. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
The contact between beings is established only by mute presence, by apparent non-communication, by that mysterious and wordless exchange which resembles inward prayer. - Emil Cioran
One faerie - and then we were free. Just on more swing of my arm. And maybe one more after that - maybe one more swing, up and inward and into my own heart. - Sarah J. Maas
Not knowing how to feed the spirit, we try to muffle its demands in distraction...What matters is that one be for a time inwardly attentive. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A person is an objective entity, which as a definite subject has the closest contacts with the whole (external) world and is most intimately involved with it precisely because of its inwardness, its interior life. - Pope John Paul II
Your outcome is not necessarily decided by your income, but by your outlook. To improve your out look, look inwards. - Roy Smoothe
...I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward. - Susan Cain
It is in providing outward display for things and pathways as they exist within the horizons of landscape that places enable memories to become inwardly inscribed and possessed: made one with the memorial self. The visibility without becomes part of the invisibility within. - Edward S. Casey
Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion. - Depak Chopras
Every major outward change must first begin in the mind .So for us to expect development in our nations, we must first bring development to the minds and understandings of our people. The change we quest for outwardly must first be attained inwardly. - Sunday Adelaja
We may be focused on looking forward and upward yet looking inward can be the easiest path to take. - Raphael Zernoff
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
For us to expect development in our nations, we must first bring development to the minds and understandings of our people.The change we quest for outwardly must first be attained inwardly. - Sunday Adelaja
We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together. - Terence McKenna
Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing. - John Stuart Mill
As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls. - Sonia Sotomayor
Science, like nothing else among the institutions of mankind, grows like a weed every year. Art is subject to arbitrary fashion, religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself, law shuttles between freeing us and enslaving us. - Kary Mullis
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other. - H.P. Lovecraft
As we try to change society to fit our standards and bring about the sense of peace we long for, it is only when we turn inwards, clean our own backyards and serve as a source of inspiration that society will improve on its own. - Dana Gore
So what if you're scared spitless? So what if you're intimidated, insecure or inundated with doubt? If it's the thing that will advance you, do it anyway. Forward movement always begins with an inward decision. - Toni Sorenson
The spiritual process does not look outward to find beauty, but it is a process of looking inwards to see the inner beauty. - Debasish Mridha
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
You can never reach to the truth if you don’t even look for it, and the bigger dilemma with the truth is, that you don’t have to go too far, but simply have to, turn your attention inward. - Roshan Sharma
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. - Benjamin Franklin
Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom. Literature was freedom. Especially in a time in which the values of reading and inwardness are so strenuously challenged, literature is freedom. - Susan Sontag
Passion is the journey inward.. Purpose is the journey overcoming the fear.. Know Freedom and Leave Your Legend. - Jonathan Bailey
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 degree of freedom we enjoy outwardly is a reflection of the degree of love we cultivate inwardly. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
In times of suffering, don't turn inward to self-pity or outward to revenge, but turn to the lover of your soul, Jesus. - Crystal Mary Lindsey
I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored. - Louis C.K.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent. - Virginia Woolf
Grace makes us inwardly RIGHT so we walk outwardly UPRIGHT - John Paul Warren
The longest journey is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold
Let me be one of the upward and outward lookers, not one of the downward and inward lookers. - Alfred Edersheim
Stop looking forward to things, look inward instead. - Kamand Kojouri
It requires no special talent to be a shadow; but to be a light, you need to be burning inwardly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Whatever draws the mind outward is unspiritual and whatever draws the mind inward is spiritual - Ramana Maharshi
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