Quotation Explorer - 'Seeking'

Enlightenment, awakening or liberation can never be attained by seeking or desiring. It is realized only through experience. - Gian Kumar
Dollar bill: people spend their whole life seeking to earn it, but won't spend 10 minutes seeking to learn it. - Orrin Woodward
Love is the language of life and all others are transient epi-phenomena. Like a fish, we are swimming in the ocean of love. We are so busy seeking love that we don’t realize we are swimming in love. - Debasish Mridha
Those who are actively seeking enlightenment will not find it because the act of looking for it is the distraction from it. - Enza Vita
There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help. - Joel S. Manuel
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. - Vincent Van Gogh
Peace is not found by seeking it but in simply letting it be. - Janni Styles
Real leadership is not seeking the applause from followers; real leadership is applauding the followers who become leaders. - Onyi Anyado
So does he live, seeking, finding, joying and suffering. - Kate Chopin
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better. - Socrates
The act of seeking is essential to life. - Mark Fraley
The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is unrelenting in seeking to convert every area of our hearts and lives. The Gospel is all-encompassing. It is in fact the only source of godliness. Search anywhere else, and you have nothing more than self-reform at best and idolatry at its worst. - Barbara Hughes
Why would we want fame, when God promises us glory? Why would we be seeking the wealth of the world when the wealth of heaven is ours? Why would we run for a crown that will perish with time, when we're called to win a crown that is imperishable? - Paul David Washer
The seeking face that will not alter when presented with reason, must delight in its wearer's prideful ignorance. - Justin Kyle McFarlane Beau
I am a knight riding from tower to tower seeking a princess to rescue but all the dragons are slain, the towers are empty and the princesses taken. - Pieter Niemand
The mystery of seeking God is that HE is the One who finds you. - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
We have come to love darkness of religion more than seeking for the knowledge of God. - Sunday Adelaja
Pleasured equallyIn seeking as in finding,Each detail minding,Old Walt went seekingAnd finding. - Langston Hughes
It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness. - Loren Eiseley
In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions. - William Osler
They're simply seeking an interlude from emotional pain and searing mental agony, a sleep from which they'll awaken to discover they're the person they always wanted to be. - Gillibran Brown
The desire for knowledge begins with searching and seeking. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water. - Alison Gopnik
I only come here seeking knowledge - Sting Police
People take different roads seeking fullfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
I am as wrapped up in her as a vine that clings to a tree seeking for sustenance. She’s tied me to her for eternity. She’s my home. She’s my reason for being. To win and hold her heart is my only purpose. - Colleen Houck
Behold yon rough and flinty roadWhere youth, now youth no more,Gropes whining, seeking crumbs of loavesHe cast away of yore. - Emma Ghent Curtis
Everybody is seeking to reach higher self but hardly anyone reaches. - Santosh Kalwar
We are the universe seeking truth. - Jay Woodman
Divine Love is the key to all of existence. Without it, nothing can survive. Every one of us is only seeking one thing. Though it is called by many names (God, Alpha and Omega, Allah, etc..) it's ultimate name is Divine Love. - C.Michelle Gonzalez
According to Democritus, truth lies at the bottom of a well, the water of which serves as a mirror in which objects may be reflected. I have heard, however, that some philosophers, in seeking for truth, to pay homage to her, have seen their own image and adored it instead.
We can be safe and live with other defined truths exemplified by a capital T or we can change and with our limited time experience truth with a small t, seeking our own understanding, which can change with new awareness. - David W. Earle
The seeking face that does not alter when presented with peace and reason, must bask in its wearer's prideful ignorance. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
People can have the best of intentions when they tell their loved ones how they should be living their lives. But often times, when we are in struggle, we are seeking to be supported, not solved. - Jaeda DeWalt
I feel bad for those who cannot do anything, not even to have fun... without first seeking the permission of others. - Ali B. Moe
Hard times lifts the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way. - A. Lawrence Lowell
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
Seeking Your face and not only Your hand, I find You embracing me just as I am. - Big Daddy Weave
One who is seeking the truth sooner or later finds a woman. - Sergey Vedenyo
Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them. - Francis de Sales
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. - Confucius
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. - Bible
Don't question what you don't understand unless you're asking questions seeking to understand. - Rob Liano
The grace of prayer is an act of seeking to communicate with divine power. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The consequences of seeking popularity is not only the chronic feeling of lonliness, but a desire to hide your face from the eyes of the universe. - Michael Bassey Johnson
By seeking and blundering we learn. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is an old joke that went around- it goes, in the beginning God made man in His own image, and since the fall, man has been seeking to return the compliment. - Alistair Begg
Success only comes to who is seeking every moment towards it - Sivaprakash Sidhu
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. - Cicero
I have yet to find that one perfect phrase that epitomizes all the mysteries of the universe. Luckily, I doubt to ever pen it in this lifetime, for then the seeking ends; miserable is the day the adventure ends. - D.A. Botta
Keep seeking the spirituality of thy soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When your mind cannot find its way out of its current spectrum of reality, your heart will always guide you along the the path you are seeking. Trust it. - L.J. Vanier
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
NOMINEE, n. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office. - Ambrose Bierce
Curiosity is the pleasure of seeking - Lailah Gifty Akita
The very desire to be certain,to be secure,is the beginning of bondage.It's only when the mind is not caught in the net of certainty,and is not seeking certainty, that it is in a state of discovery. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
When you are seeking love, from the distance, in silence, love is attracting you. - Debasish Mridha
If you go deeper into the details of your calling, finding out new things about it, seeking wisdom and understanding from God on it, this in itself will cause you to be successful. He that tills his land will be satisfied with bread. - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
The awareness that seeks to know is the very object of its own seeking. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
During my life journey I've discovered an interesting thing; once you stop seeking outside you discover what already resides within. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Cease seeking a strangers heart to love when your own remains neglected. - Sara Secora
Perfection does not mean errorless . Real perfection starts with real intention and ends with delivery, all driven by seeking knowledge, trial & error and investing emotions. Whatever delivered after that is perfect . - Sameh Elsayed
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. - Coco Chanel
I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God. - Bede Griffiths
The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility. - John F. Kennedy
The self centred disregard for anything living outside of me , is pure solipsism. One may feel the world is pure evil but its " I " who filters the thought through "my "own un - coping mind, seeking complete annihilation of the world for my own self relief ! - BinYamin Gulzar
Seeking enlightenment is a waste of your time. ..In reality there is no seeker, no search, and no words. - Bert McCoy
Through my seeking of what is beyond beautiful, of what is intriguing, of what is free from all imperfections and wrongs, I realise my soul is not from here. I belong to a different place, from a different world, a different existence. - Khadija Rupa
People are like vines that grow upwards to the Sun in the heavens. Our ascent is inspired by seeking a deep connection with the divine. When we are attracted to others, we are attracted to a spark of the divine that is a reflection of our true being. - Ambika Devi
While amidst the crowd and seeking quieteness in another zone you can still get away from them by homing in on matters within. - Stephen Richards
It’s not the destination (of seeking the truth) that creates our dignity or integrity, it’s the journey. From Messages From a Grandfather, by - Robert Gately
Love is the shit way to say you care when you are seeking something else. - Rushabh Patel
Embrace the darknessbut dare you stop seeking the light - Aditya Kandari
The sun enlightens everyone, but the light of knowledge enlightens those who are actively seeking the light. - Debasish Mridha
I am seeking spiritual awaken and enlightenment from the Creator. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise."(reported by Ibn Majah and others, fulfilling the conditions of Imam al Bukhari and Imam Muslim) - Anonymous
I didn't know someone whom I wasn't seeking, could make me feel like I didn't need to search anymore. - Nikki Rowe
one captain, seizing the line-knife from his broken prow, had dashed at the whale, as an Arkansas duelist at his foe, blindly seeking with a six-inch blade to reach the fathom-deep life of the whale. That captain was Ahab. - Herman Melville
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. - Dalai Lama XIV
The Ego uses the mind as a means of spiritual search. It is through the mind that the Ego intends to understand what is beyond mind and forms. The mind in this way prepares the mental image of enlightenment, seeking, happiness etc. - Frank Wanderer
Our enemy attacks the conscience little by little seeking to wear us down and then wears out a leader's resolve to fight the good fight. - Gary Rohrmayer
When you are seeking love, love is seeking you. - Debasish Mridha
The Beloved is Always There, Actively Seeking You. - Tony Samara
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. - Henry Ward Beecher
I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image. - Leni Riefenstahl
Seeking for redemption. - divyaelizabeth
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: - Anonymous
Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking. - Jane Austen
As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant. - Nic Sheff
The opposite of value is a commodity item with little or no perceived value which means people are not seeking it out and when they do, it’s merely one of the many choices (so very likely the cheapest offering will get the sale). - David Brier
If one is seeking for Heaven on earth, has slept in geography class. - Stanisław Jerzy Lec
I love therapy. I don't get the taboo about seeking therapy at all. It's exactly like taking Buzzfeed quizzes. At the end of the day, we all want to know what cocktail we are. But it means so much more when it comes from a shrink. It's like 'Ooh, I really am Liquid Cocaine! - Judy Balan
religion, the most powerful of the elements which have entered into the formation of moral feeling, having almost always been governed either by the ambition of a hierarchy, seeking control over every department of human conduct, or by the spirit of Puritanism. - John Stuart Mill
I'd say we're all just ghosts on a wire seeking the prick of an electric thought. - Robert Fanney
Most humans are but beasts and bitches, till the One in All - this unconscious seeking, and conscious finding of it - 'em itches. - Fakeer Ishavardas
We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. - Amy Carmichael
Perhaps pondering words is also a form of seeking justice. If a monologue can invite a chorus, then perhaps it can speak for others as well. - Duo Duo
When you live your life seeking the opinion and approval of others, you become a slave in your mind and soul to others. This is the worst form of slavery. - Dr. Bien Sufficient
The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
Seeking the truth you will find lies from the past. - Pēteris Bitāns
The irony of seeking a shrink: they are successful in shrinking your brain but unfortunately they also make your wallet shrink. - Mico Monsalve
Indentured servitude is banned, but what about students seeking to sell shares of their future earnings in exchange for money up front to pay for their college tuitions? - Robert B. Reich
Allow yourself to grow. When you think you've seen it all, this is far beyond the truth... There is so much more out there seeking you. - Karen A. Baquiran
Seek success of your existing friends, instead of seeking friendship with the successful. - Faisal Khosa
If their tears could be read,as the blind can read brailleWould your eyes then be openedto another & how they feel?Without condemnation or any aversions from withinCould you set aside judgementwhile seeking total absolution? - Christine Upton
And what went wrong when other alchemists tried to make gold and were unable to do so?""They were looking only for gold his companion answered. They were seeking the treasure of their personal legend, without wanting actually to live out the personal legend. - Paulo Coelho
When you can give up approval and appreciation seeking behaviors, then you will become true to yourself and the universe. - Debasish Mridha
We are all doomed to seek our own happiness; we can't help ourselves. We are all, the cruel and the gentle alike, condemned to seeking that happiness in the dark. We use our need as the blind use a walking stick, to determine the safety of every forward step. - Jesse Browner
The human person finds his perfection "in seeking and loving what is true and good. - Pope Benedict XVI
Seeking revenge is like reaching out for your own personal turmoil, it's never worth it. Righteousness will always come through Jesus Christ. - Ron Baratono
Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.
Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves. - Robert Rodriguez
Hard times lift the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Knowing comes from learning, finding from seeking. - Vaddey Ratner
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Love is neither a sadist nor a masochist, but a woman seeking the approval of her lover. - Billy S VanOrsdol
Seeking Intimacy with God and desiring Fellowship with Him, will make our calling in Christ sure. - Santosh Thankachan
be-careful for what you wish for it may be seeking you as well... - Master Golden Wizard "Luxas Aureaum"
The moon is beautiful only when the mind is seeking beauty and the heart is loving. - Debasish Mridha
You can go from seeking to seeker when you stop bouncing. Set a plan for change and take the risks you need to take without worrying about failing. - Andrea Goeglein
Only when the seeker is lost, the truth is there. Seek, and you will miss. Seek not, and you will find. The very seeking becomes a barrier to truth, to the ultimate experience. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Seek. Seek. Never stop seeking. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return therefore, everything that you want is already yours. It is simply becoming more aware of what you already possess. - Bob Proctor
You are not blamed for your unwilling ignorance, but because you fail to ask about what you do not know.... For no one is prevented from leaving behind the disadvantage of ignorance and seeking the advantage of knowledge. - Augustine of Hippo
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
Seeking for salvation within covers with pages of printed letters - D.Kadie
The Saviour is seeking to save. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. - Charles Caleb Colton
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. - William Faulkner
...When a choice will make a real difference in our lives—obvious or not—and when we are living in tune with the Spirit and seeking his guidance, we can be sure we will receive the guidance we need to attain our goal. - Dallin H. Oaks
I ruthlessly expend my time and my energies seeking many random things, none of which will bless me in the way that I suppose they will, for despite my frequently stubborn resistance to the thought, the single and sole blessing that I can be utterly confident in is found in seeking God alone. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself. - Bertrand Russell
God may not give that instant dollar bill your seeking, but it's in the little change He brings, that will add to a dollar. - Anthony Liccione
If you don't know what it is you're looking for you're NEVER going to find it. You have to be clear on what it is you're seeking. - Germany Kent
The secret of joy is to give love without seeking it. - Debasish Mridha
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment. - Walter Lippmann
i wonder if he is seeking me; as i am seeking him. I dont know what he looks like; but i know one thing for sure, the moment i feel his soul, my entire world will change. - Nikki Rowe
The second level of prayer is seeking. - Sunday Adelaja
Habits - the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful. - Sallust
The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it. - SadhguruJV
How can you get what you want if you do not know what you are seeking? - RVM
How wonderful it would be if people did all they could for one other without seeking anything in return! One should never remember a kindness done, and never forget a kindness received. - Kentetsu Takamori
Instead of overly seeking to get more 'likes' and 'followers' on social media seek to build trust and more meaningful, lasting relationships. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
The lucky ones are those who take every opportunity and turn every life experience onto truth seeking adventure. They end up full filled with deeper dimensions of pleasure and spirit satisfaction.~Inspired by: Rania Rageh~ - Sameh Elsayed
My 11 #books come without pomp n frills, for all seeking #true #meaning & unafraid of overcoming past conditioning. #Rewards are infinite - Michael Levy
All of us are seeking a home, and I don't mean where we were born, or where we now live and have things, but where we can do the big things, the right things. Where we belong, where we fit, where we're loved."--Tennessee Williams, "Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog - James Grissom
Whatever you are seeking is also seeking you. - Shakti Sharan
The vacancy in your heart doesn't connotes that nobody is seeking for the job of servicing your feelings, but because the employee must first have all the necessary credentials needed for the job. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. - André Gide
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. - Ramana Maharshi
A true friend pays attention without seeking it. - Debasish Mridha
What seeks you when you are not seeking, is the universe's way of speaking to you without speaking. - Jennifer Sodini
The greatest adventure is soul seeking. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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