Many / One
A database of 11,000+ illuminated guiding quotations in 40 categories from 600+ inspired books by our most brilliant and influential authors.
Compiled by JoAnn Kite
|1||"Who are you who go about to save them that are lost? Are you saved yourself?.... Be sure, very sure, that each one of these can teach you as much as, probably more than, you can teach them. Have you then sat humbly at their feet, and waited on their lips that they should be the first to speak – and been reverent before these children – whom you so little understand? Have you dropped into the bottomless pit from between yourself and them all hallucination of superiority, all flatulence of knowledge, every shred of abhorrence and loathing? Is it equal, is it free as the wind between you? Could you be happy receiving favors from one of the most despised of these?.....Arise, then, and become a savior." Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), English author, poet, 'Towards Democracy' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)|
|2||"In the operation of any whole organism, every function is essential and valuable. There should be no question of 'superior' or 'inferior'….In an organic democracy every cell and organ – every individual and every healthfully operating group and situation – is equally important, necessary, and to be protected as well as valued." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)|
|3||"God has shared the divinity with the littlest among us. That is spiritual democracy. And to internalize it (make it our own), to reflect on it, and to live with it, learning to breathe the truth of it – this will make new people of us. A people truly rooted in the spiritual attitude of sharing. Of democracy. Of becoming like God. Of appreciating the We." WHEE! We, wee All the Way Home (Matthew Fox)|
|4||"In the prison One shall come; and the chains which are stronger than iron, the fetters harder than steel, shall dissolve – you shall go free forever." Edward Carpenter, 'Towards Democracy' Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)|