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Meister Eckhart
1260 - 1328
Nationality: German
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: German Philosopher

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.


The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.


Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.


Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.


The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.


A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.


Words derive their power from the original word.


There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.


The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.


You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.


God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.


We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.


The more we have the less we own.


Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.


To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.


If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself.


A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.


What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.


When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.


God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.


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