Peaceful be heaven, peaceful the earth, peaceful the broad space between. Peaceful for us be the running waters, peaceful the plants and herbs! Peaceful to us be the signs of the future, peaceful what is done and undone, peaceful to us be what is and what will be. May all to us be gracious!
- Atharva Veda 19.9
In reply to the question, 'What is the best that people can possess, what brings them truest happiness, what is the sweetest of the sweet, and what is the pleasantest life to live?' the Buddha answered: 'Trust is the best that people can possess; following the way brings happiness; truth is the sweetest of the sweet; and the practice of insight is the pleasantest way to live.'
- Sutta Nipata
Like the corn fields that yield before the ferocious winds, the believers endure trials with fortitude. The hypocrites like cypress trees stand arrogantly until they are knocked down.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah
In dreams, the soul transcends the faculties of the body to hold divine communication with the angels.
- St. Athanasius
Prompted by love is greater than prompted by fear.
- Rabbi Simeon ben Eleazar, Talmud