Friday, 2 May 2014

Beautiful Maxims — Volume I

This multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun's northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colours in the image represent different gas temperatures. Earth's magnetic field is still reverberating from the solar flare impact on 3 August 2010, which sparked aurorae as far south as Wisconsin and Iowa in the United States. Analysts believe a second solar flare is following behind the first flare and could re-energise the fading geomagnetic storm and spark a new round of Northern Lights  NASA / SDO / AIA

To all who would hold life as dear as God would have them do, let them remember that His word is the Truth and He says that life is everlasting; therefore make it a continual beauty, filled with harmony of thought.

A wide view over Storfjorden (a part of Lyngen fjord) on a winter night in 2012 March. Some Aurora borealis (known as the northern lights) are running across the sky. The summits lighted by the Moon on the other side of the fjord belong to the Lyngen Alps (Lyngsfjellan). Also the planets Jupiter and Venus are quite near to each other (the bright dots, centre left)  Ximonic (Simo Räsänen)  CC-by-SA-3.0

To those who look forward with eagerness to some pleasurable event, there comes an extra heart throb. Let that throb be filled with pure joy, that it may permeate the entire being with clean thought.

Australian camps on slopes of Olivet & Mt. Scopus  Library of Congress

Pure thought is like a crystal  so transparent when reflected upon your face.

Auto wreck, USA, 1923. A Chevrolet 490 is shown with wheel spokes broken on the visible wheels; a group of men and youths are standing around the auto. Note the double licence plates for Washington D.C. and for Maryland, pre-dating a time when a single auto licence could be used across state lines in the U.S.A. In the background is the Thomas Jefferson Building, known as the Library of Congress Building at the time  National Photo Company, the photographer's name is not mentioned

Always think of some way to better yourself in God's eyes and don't be so anxious to look beautiful to them who have no power of observation for the beautiful.

An autumn view near Gullesfjordbotn in the island of Hinnøya, Kvæfjord, Troms, Norway in September 2010  Ximonic (Simo Räsänen)  CC-by-SA-3.0

Everything in nature strives to grow upward to the Light; why do so many human beings strive to bend and turn from it? Shouldn't all make the attempt to be as intelligent as the trees and the flowers?

Long exposure photo of the lower Aysgarth Falls in Yorkshire  Mattbuck  CC-by-SA-3.0

To them that hath, shall be given the old adage of Bible times. It means clearness of mental vision shall come to those who have faith in God. The more beautiful the trust, the more beautiful will the thought be which comes to you.

All who welcome God into their hearts are fitting themselves for a glorious Future Life.

Assumption of Mary — Il Tintoretto, Il Furioso, Jacopo Robusti, Birth name: Jacopo Comin

One and all are welcome in God's home, if they come unto Him with Truth in their hearts, for He asks
nothing more than that.

Bangkok at night, seen from top of Banyan Tree Hotel

Think each day that you will try your best to improve in some way. However small it may appear — the effort will bring results of a gratifying nature to the mind.

Bareina, a small desert village in the south of Mauritania, West Africa
Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland

When one is sincerely truthful, he naturally becomes prayerful; that is because the natural desire is thoughtful and more or less religious in some form. It is only the warped and insincere nature which shuns prayer; for knowing that prayer must be truthful, it shuns the thought of facing the imperfectness of its own self. Whereas the imperfection and shadow would soon vanish if sincere prayer was indulged in more frequently. 

Grand Tetons Barns The John Moulton Barn on Mormon Row at the base of the Tetons
Jon Sullivan

A prayer is any sincere and truthful combination of words offered with kind intent, either for oneself or another. A request which God dearly loves to favour.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (Venezuela) Interior

As seeds must be sown in the ground to bring forth a harvest of grain, so must seeds of Truth be sown within the mind, that the harvest may be one of worthiness unto the Creator, for He alone is the judge of the quality of your Soul.

A flower from Bauhinia blakeana in Key West, Florida

To bear cheerfully your burdens, whether mental or physical, is a great accomplishment. Would that more might profit by the thought, for it is a good one.

Bedouin woman in Jerusalem
United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division

To hear the voice of conscience one must make good use of their grey matter. Don't let it mould through disuse.

Bee collecting pollen at the Del Mar fairgrounds
Jon Sullivan

If we were kind to all living creatures as we should be, how beautiful would all things appear, for we would then know the true meaning of justice.

Berberaffe Macaca sylvanus
Friedrich Böhringer

Pray to God often that everlasting peace may enter into thy true self.

Touratech BMW F800GS, BMW Welt, Munich, Germany
Diego Delso

Think thoughts above the earthly Plane to bring comfort to the sad heart.

Old World Swallowtail
Thomas Bresson

Aspire to godliness by truthful living. It is the only way to succeed.

A Snowy Ski lift on top of Åreskutan, in Sweden
Anders Carlsson

True success means the entrance into the mind of the Holy Spirit.

Flowers of Bugloss
Joaquim Alves Gaspar

All that which is good and true is welcomed by God in His home, therefore strive for purity that you may be a welcome guest.

The bridge "Mintarder Ruhrtalbrücke" in Mülheim an der Ruhr is an impressive landmark in the Ruhr valley connecting the cities Düsseldorf and Essen through a motorway Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

A motto is a thing which should be truthful, that one may live by it without fear of mistake.

Sahrawi tribal men performing fantasia at the Tan-Tan (Moussem) Festival in Tan-Tan, Morocco
Максим Массалитин (Maxim Massalitin)

Let all maxims explain themselves clearly and sincerely, then they will be of assistance to them that read.

San Francisco International Airport at night
Andrew Choy from Santa Clara, California

Thinking sincerely means to the mind what deep breathing means to the lungs.

Southern Red Bishop at the Bird Walk (walk-in aviary), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
J. J. Harrison (

Kind and loving thought should affect the heart as April showers affect the budding plants.

Bois d'Oye fortifications (HDR)
Thomas Bresson

Chide them not who are of seemingly weaker intellect than yourself, for it is quite possible that their heart may feel more kindness to a fellow-creature than your own.

Rowing boat on a house roof, Fira, Santorini, Greece
Norbert Nagel

Do not inquire into that reason as we are not supposed to know all that God knows. He is the Perfect General, so let us try to follow, not guide Him.

Humpback whales in North Pass between Lincoln Island and Shelter Island in the Lynn Canal north of Juneau, Alaska. This is a group of 15 whales that were bubble net fishing on 18 August 2007 (Evadb)

Life is a strange thing to many, insomuch as they cannot see it all at once, as they would wish to. It will become clearer to them when they learn patience.

OVER FLORIDA -- A formation of F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft fly in formation during a heritage flight demonstration here. The heritage flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

MSgt Michael Ammons

There are clear, bubbling springs within the bowels of the earth. Hunt for them within your heart, for they are there.

Hong Kong; View from Victoria Peak to Victoria Harbour and Kowloon
© Ralf Roletschek - Fahrradtechnik und Fotografie

The word Friendship is carelessly used in many cases. Make it more sincere each day that it may become more filled with beautiful meaning. 

Photograph of 2 men and 2 children in an automobile, Paris in 1910
Alexandre Louis

Each and every soul aspires to Truth if it be given its original freedom. It is mortal, not God who places the handicap upon it.

A Japanese garden scene through a window from the Keitaku-en chickee

Thinking of a beautiful Future Life will always bring happy results to a weary mind. Try it.

Jon Sullivan

Tears shed in sympathy for another always bring relief to one's own heart.

Arangement an der Adlergasse Nr 6 Friedrich Böhringer CC-by-SA-2.5

The cloak of Charity is a garment which fits many forms. See to it that it covers Truth, not Hypocrisy.

Male Agama sinaita, Jordan. This species is common in deserts around the shores of the Red Sea. While in heat, the male turns striking blue to attract females
Ester Inbar

All things in this world should be of interest to man, as God placed them here to be of benefit to him.

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969

A simple, truthful heart is in a direct line of vision with God. To be simple does not necessarily mean to be foolish or ignorant. One cannot be truly great mentally without being simple. Study the thought.

All Giza Pyramids in one shot
Ricardo Liberato