„All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.“
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Ch. 3, P. 62
„They who stand ready to content Love are also eternal and unfathomable. For their conversation is in heaven, and their souls follow everywhere their Beloved who is unfathomable“
— Hadewijch 13th-century Dutch poet and mystic
P. Mommaers, Hadewijch: Writer, Beguine, Love Mystic, p. 82.
„Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.“
— James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
— Christopher Morley American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet 1890 - 1957
„I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm welcome.“
— Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936
"Pope: welcoming refugees helps keeps us safe from terrorism", Lexington Herald-Leader (17 September 2016) http://www.kentucky.com/news/nation-world/world/article102453732.html
„To all my friends without distinction I am ready to display my opulence: come one, come all; and whosoever likes to take a share is welcome to the wealth that lies within my soul.“
— Antisthenes Greek philosopher -444 - -365 pred n. l.
„Ecstasy is our very nature, not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable.“
— Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990
Context: Ecstasy is our very nature, not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look so tired, because misery is real hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against the nature. You are going upstream — that's what misery is. The Book of Wisdom
„Two principles we should always have ready — that there is nothing good or evil save in the will; and that we are not to lead events, but to follow them.“
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Book III, ch. 10.
„This Ecstatic, who gives birth to all things, who rejoices in them all and yet destroys them, this Ecstatic is my Son!“
— Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957
Context: God confronts me with terror and love — for I am His only hope — and says: "This Ecstatic, who gives birth to all things, who rejoices in them all and yet destroys them, this Ecstatic is my Son!"