Astoria Brown Psychic Readings
(469 - 399 B.C.)
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." Albert Einstein
Macedonia now Greece
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge".
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods."
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent."
“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.”
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
Sir Isaac Newton
"Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults."
"Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth."
"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. "
"One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. "
"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself."
"Your silence gives consent."
"People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die."
"You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. "
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an,act but a habit".
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self".
"It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way? that is not easy".
"The soul never thinks without a picture."
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else".
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection".
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth". Buddha
"A man's character is his fate".
"Much learning does not teach understanding".
"It is the Thunderbolt that stears the Universe".
"Change alone is unchanging."
540 B.C. - 480 B.C.
Place of Birth: Ephesus
Born 2,549 years ago in this village in Nepal’s ‘tarai’ (plains) near the border with India.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Tao Te Ching
Li Erh Tan, China
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent".
"You must be the change you want to see in the world".
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy"?
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes".
"Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart".
"What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others".
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles".
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom".
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".
"He who knows others is wise;
He who know himself is enlightened".
"I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:
The first is deep love,
The second is frugality,
And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.
Because of deep love, one is courageous.
Because of frugality, one is generous.
Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world".
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage".
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us “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 consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. "
– Albert Einstein
"What do we mean by the word 'wisdom'? Usually we mean something superior to knowledge, something deeper. In the spiritual world, the word 'wisdom' is not used in that way. Here wisdom means Light, illumining Light, transforming Light. That which illumines our unlit consciousness is wisdom. That which transforms the finite consciousness into the infinite Consciousness is called wisdom."
Born in East Bengal, India 1931 ~ 2007
"If we live in our oneness-heart, we will feel the essence of all religions which is the love of God. Forgiveness, compassion, tolerance, brotherhood and the feeling of oneness are the signs of a true religion."
"There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved. The aspiring soul which he embodies is the lover in him. And the transcendental Self which he reveals from within is his Beloved."
"Usually when I draw, I try to be in a contemplative mood. I try to keep my mind as empty, vacant and tranquil as possible. The outer mind is like the surface of the sea. On the surface, the sea is full of waves and surges; it is all restlessness. But when we dive deep below, the same sea is all peace, calmness and quiet, and there we find the source of creativity."
Jesus Christ of Nazarath
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Judea
Born 5 BC ~ 30 AD
Birthplace: Samos, Greece 570 B.C. ~ 500 B.C.
Birthplace: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
1564 ~ 1642
Born in Florida, Missouri
1835 ~ 1910
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois
1899 ~ 1961 (suicide)
Leonardo Da Vinci
Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
"It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. "
"Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will."
"The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought."
"A thought is an idea in transit."
"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."
Leonardo Da Vinci
"Intellectual passion dries out sensuality."
Leodardo Da Vinci
"Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."
Leonardo Da Vinci
"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in."
Leonardo da Vinci
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know"
"I was always a lonely person when I was with everyone."
"There are two kinds of stories, the ones you live and the ones you make up. And nobody knows the difference, and I don't ever tell which is which."
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.”
"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. "
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain"
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets."
“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
"Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else."