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DEVOTION

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate DEVOTION.

“Attention is the beginning of devotion.”
– Mary Oliver

Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Jane Austen

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith.
-Mary Baker Eddy
I pledge devotion to the earth, our one and only home,
and to the life this earth sustains;
one nation, one spirit indivisible,
with freedom and fulfillment for all.
– Bruce Hagen, New Pledge of Allegiance, 1983
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman; it’s a thing that no married man knows anything about.
The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one’s devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life. ~Norman Cousins
Complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives and the sincerest part of our devotion. ~Jonathan Swift

DEVOTION

The devotion to God as seen in every religion is divided into two parts: the devotion which works through forms and ceremonies and through words, and that which works through love.
(Notes from a lecture Lessons on Bhakti yoga)

“In The Arena”

The credit in life goes not to the critic who stands on the sideline and points out where the strong stumble. But rather, the real credit in life goes to the person who’s actually in the arena. Who’s face do sweat and dust mar. Who knows great enthusiasm and great devotion and learns to spend himself or herself at a worthy cause. If they win, they know the thrill of great achievement, and if they lose, at least they lose while daring greatly so that their place in life will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Paraphrased from Theodore Roosevelt

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