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Quotes about Attachments

Let these Attachments quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom

I chose to release all my attachments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am ME.
I am not my attachments.
I am not my possessions.
I am not the people in my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mankind have their local attachments.
They have a particular regard for the spot,
in which they were born and nurtured.
- Thomas Clarkson

 

If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company;
I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
- John Barrymore

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is,
or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country.
There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country,
who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations
in his private connections.
- Samuel Adams

You must be ready to give up everything,
not only material attachments but also human attachments -
father,
mother, wife, children - everything that you have.
But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self.
- Bede Griffiths


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Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions,
beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages
well beyond the way in which their districts are configured.
- Thomas E. Mann

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Love without attachment is light.
- Norman O. Brown

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow,
for the root of all grief is attachment.
Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
- Chanakya

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others,
his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment,
or an enlarged egotism.
- Erich Fromm

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults.
Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
- George Eliot

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington

We Jews have a special attachment to the Book.
The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.
- Theodore Bikel

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps,
but still attached to life at all four corners.
Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
- Virginia Woolf

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment
to the family has led some liberals to concede that
family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
- Christopher Lasch

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent,
their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful,
as those observed to be in human nature.
- William Bartram

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation
of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next.
Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
- Ramakrishna

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely
compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.
- Andrew Sullivan

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover
who has no control over you,
except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Attachment to spiritual things is...
just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
- Beverly Sills

I didn't spend a whole lot of time here,
but I had the seven best years of my career in this
city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years
later is pretty special to me.
- Paul Coffey

Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth,
name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.
- Ramakrishna

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access
to guns or violence on TV.
It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.
- Rob Reiner

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on
does not constitute so strong an attachment
as that from which they draw their gains.
- Thomas Jefferson

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions;
reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
- Simone Weil

The excitement that you were feeling about a special,
unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of
your identification with and attachment to being female.
And that's ultimately all ego.
- Andrew Cohen

If there is any principle of the Constitution that
more imperatively calls for attachment than any other
it is the principle of free thought,
not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom
for the thought that we hate.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more,
often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you,
and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life,
to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Convinced that the attachment of colonies to the metropolis,
depends infinitely more upon moral and religious feeling,
than political arrangement, or even commercial advantage,
I cannot but lament that more is not done to instill
it into the minds of the people.
- John Strachan

It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor,
for even when he writes about the rich,
he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
- Flannery O'Connor

There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and
I believe should be made,
between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life,
and nationalism, which is the insistence that your
way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
- Todd Gitlin

We shall suffer no attachment to literature,
no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories,
to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed,
the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
- George Ripley

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene


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