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The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. - Edward Morgan Forster


The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard


In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking of a tightrope. - Henri Matisse


Though one sits in meditation in a particular place, the Self in him can exercise its influence far away. Though still, it moves everywhere. The Self cannot be known by anyone who desists not from unrighteous ways, controls not his senses, stills not his mind, and practices not meditation. - Voltaire


Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs. - Albert Einstein


What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. - Henri Matisse


There are four chief obstacles in grasping truth, namely, submission to faulty and un-worthy authority, influence of custom, popular prejudice, and the concealment of our own ignorance accompanied by an ostentatious display of our knowledge. - Roger Bacon