Sun Myung Moon quotes
Quotes by and about Sun Myung Moon
(Continued from his main entry on the site.)
Moon: "[As a child] when I went to the mountains, I would touch all the flowers and trees. I wasn't satisfied just to look at things with my eyes; I had to touch the flowers, smell them, and even put them in my mouth and chew on them."
Moon: "Developing sensitivity to nature is actually more important than developing our knowledge. What is the purpose of providing a university education to a child who cannot feel nature in his bosom and whose sensitivities are dull?"
Moon: "[Even as a child] I felt that I wanted to be a friend to everyone. In fact, I wanted to be more than just friends; I wanted to have relationships where we could share our deepest hearts."
Moon: "It is only the person who enjoys resonance with nature who can be said to have a true character."
Moon: "A dandelion blooming by the side of the road is more precious than all the gold in the world."
Moon: "We need to have a heart that knows how to love nature and love people. Anyone who cannot love nature or love people is not capable of loving God."
Moon: "Imagine that some fellow who has lived his life as a singer goes to an uninhabited island and sings as loudly as possible. If there is no one there to hear him, he will not be happy."
Moon: "To realize that we exist for the sake of others is the great achievement that changes our lives. When we realize that our life is not ours alone but is meant to be for the sake of the other, we begin to follow a path different from the one we were on. Just as singing to yourself will not make you happy, there is no joy without a partner."
Moon: "Anyone can hear his heart speaking to him. ... Anything that makes the heart sad will eventually make the person fall into sadness."
Moon: "I see hope, though, that an age of peace is about to be inaugurated. ... I can feel in every cell of my body that a powerful energy has been stored here and is ready to burst out. In the same way that no one can stop a new season of spring from coming, no human power can stop heavenly fortune from coming ... and spreading throughout the world."