He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ali ibn-Abi-Talib (602 AD - 661 AD), A Hundred Sayings

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)
You love the world very dearly. If you did not love the world, you would not mention it so much. It is always the purchaser who first disparages what he wants to buy. If you wre done with the world, you would not mention it either for good or evil. As it is, you keep mentioning it because, as the proverb says whoever loves a thing mentions it frequently.

Rabi'a al-Adawiyya