Richard G. Petty, MD

Some Memorable Quotations

Regular readers will know that I often find that quotations can inspire and educate us and can amplify points.

My own quotations database, lovingly crated over many years, contains almost 30,000 entries. Here are some that I think are wonderful, but for which I can find no reliable attribution. The first was said to have been written by a victim of the Holocaust, but I’ve not been able to confirm that.

If anyone can help with authorship please do let me know, and I’ll edit this entry, giving credit where it’s due!

I hope that you find these as inspirational as I have.

I believe in the sun, even when it isn’t shining.
I believe in love, even when I cannot feel it.
I believe in God, even when He is silent.

In the end, all I have of ultimate value is my word
And His Word.

I choose them carefully.
Yet my beliefs and mistakes abound
In a universe where justice prevails.

Let me be judged by my choices,
Not by the voices of condemnation
Shouting down errors
They cannot see in themselves.

Reality has rules whose breach does not go unnoticed,
Each violation creates a debt that must be paid.
All of life a striving toward this balance,
Frenzied futility, apology, pretense, denial,
And seeking of forgiveness and mercy.

The universe is just and accountable.
We seek formulas
God has the answers.

Let me love and be loved, even when it goes unnoticed,
And if my feelings and beliefs and vain wonderings
Figure into the solution,
Cast them as adornments
To the ledger of mercy and justice.

Along the journey of life
The longest distance is the foot
Between the heart and the head.
Step forward into the separation of powers,
And travel into eternity.

About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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