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Adalbert de Vogüé
When a person eats shortly before going to bed, digestion accompanies sleep. The two great physiological functions are completed together, leaving the maximum of freedom to the mind during the day.
Adalbert de Vogüé
The discrepancy between the modern observance and the prescriptions of the Rule had struck me ever since the novitiate, and no satisfactory explanation had ever been given to me. People said that man had changed: the weakness of people's health no longer allows us to fast. Was it true?
Adalbert de Vogüé
. . .fasting gives me singularly happy afternoons.
Adalbert de Vogüé
One of my confreres sketched an explanation that attracted me: since the process of digestion is under the control of the brain, its cessation gave repose to the brain, allowed it a vacation.
Adalbert de Vogüé
In the afternoon the digestion of the meal deprives me of the incomparable lightness which characterizes the fast days.
Adalbert de Vogüé
When I walk in the forest just before the meal, while reciting the scriptural phrase that I meditate for that day, spiritual joy comes over me as if by appointment.
Hermann Hesse
Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, ifhe is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.
John Piper
The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie.It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite forheaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is notthe X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality wedrink in every night.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Purify, purify.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Keep the faith. The vision is always for the appointed time. Be patient, prayerful and wait for the fulfillment of your visions.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You must not only pray and fast, but read and mediate on word of God.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The spirituality of the soul is awakening of spirit.
Upton Sinclair
In the evening I came home and read about the Messina earthquake, and how the relief ships arrived, and the wretched survivors crowded down to the water's edge and tore each other like wild beasts in their rage of hunger. The paper set forth, in horrified language, that some of them had been seventy-two hours without food. I, as I read, had also been seventy-two hours without food; and the difference was simply that they thought they were starving.