Circle Quotes

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us 
“the universe,” a part limited in time and space. 
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, 
as something separate from the rest-a kind of 
optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion 
is a kind of prison, restricting our 
personal desires and affections. Our task must be to free ourselves 
from this prison by widening our circle of 
understanding and compassion to embrace 
all living creatures and the whole of nature 
in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein 

“The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere” – Empedocles

“I was seeing in a sacred manner the shape of all things in the Spirit, and the Shape of all Shapes as they must live together like one being and I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.” – Black Elk

“For the shape of the world exists everlastingly in the knowledge of the true Love which is God: constantly circling, wonderful for human nature, and such that it is not consumed by age and cannot be increased by anything new . . . in its workings the Godhead is like a wheel, a whole. In no way is it to be divided because the Godhead has neither beginning nor end.” – Hildegard of Bingen

“I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point — namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation. I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.” – C. G. Jung

“When there is no more separation between “this” and “that” it is called the still-point of Tao, at the still point in the center of the circle, one sees the infinite in all things.” – Chuang Tzu

“Circles: The moon is most happy when it is full, the sun always looks like a perfectly minted gold coin polished and placed in flight by God’s playful kiss. And so many varieties of fruit hang plump and round. I see the beautiful curve of a pregnant belly shaped by a soul within, and the earth it self. I have gotten the hint: There is something about circles the beloved likes. Within the circle of a perfect one there is an infinite community of light.” – Hafiz, Sufi Master

“Come out of the circle of time
. And into the circle of love.” – Rumi

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