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Quotes to Meditate On While Drinking Tea

Abi Cowell
Posted on
January 18, 2023

The practice of drinking tea is emotional, physical and spiritual. Ponder one of these wise sayings while you sip your next cup.

“At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

If a man has no tea in him he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. – Japanese Proverb

“Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities. We have good and bad teas, as we have good and bad paintings — generally the latter.” – Kakuzo Okakura

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

“Joy delights in joy.” – William Shakespeare

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

“Tea beckons us to enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones, and especially to rediscover the art of relaxed conversation.” – Dorthea Johnson

“If I have the belief I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi

“I believe a leaf of grass is no less then the journey – work of the stars.” – Walt Whitman

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Tea… Is a religion of the art of life.” Okakura

“No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering substance more benign.” James Norwood Pratt

“A miracle of vegetation that became a treasure of the world as medicine, beverage, currency and communion-the wellspring of empires, industries and art.” -James Norwood Pratt

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”-Mother Teresa

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” -Kari Barth

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” -Desmond Tutu

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach for the heart is wise.” -Maya Angelou

“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking on air, but simply walking on this earth.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Drinking tea… punctuates our day with precious and refreshing pauses, whether it is after a satisfying meal or when taking a much needed break in our busy schedule.” – Tokunaga

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” – John Keats

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

“From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu

“There is only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as through everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.” – Unknown

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” -Hamilton Wright Mabie

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” -Joseph Campbell

“The only joy in the world is to begin.” -Casares Pavese

“No act of love, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

“Music is what feelings sound like.” -Unknown

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” -Oscar Wilde

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Aloha Mai no, aloha aku.” When love is given, love is returned. – Mary Kawena Pukui

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein

“Write in your heart the best day is every day of the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

” A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

“If you want to know where your heart is, look at where your mind goes when it wanders.” – Anonymous

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins

“The difference between can and cannot is only three letters. Three letters that can shape your life’s direction.” – Remez Sasson

“The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.” – Alexandra Stoddard

“It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.” – Henry David Thoreau

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the state of life you can fulfill your high destined role.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Llama

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G. K. Chesterton

“I put before you blessing and cursing — chose blessing.” – God

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” – Epicurus

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Ram Dass

“We must be our own before we can be another’s.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We’re fascinated by the words — but where we meet is in the silence behind them.” – Ram Dass

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

“Breath is a bridge which connects consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“There are those who give with joy, and the joy is their reward.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatama Gandhi

“We have come into this world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!” – Hafiz

“We can only be said to be alive in these moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilde

“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.” – Fredrick W. Faber

“It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. It takes time.” – Margery Williams

“Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.” – Charles du Bois

“Learn how to exhale, the inhale will take care of itself.” – Carla Melucci Ardito

“This is your world. Shape it of someone else will. – Gary Lew

“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.” – Earl Nightingale

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” – George Elliston

“Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” – Hafiz

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Unknown

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin

“Be yourself everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“Your best work will come in moments of grace.” – Joyce Tenneson

“Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy. – Catherine Rippenger

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

“Tea is one of those rare treasures, enjoyed throughout the world, that actually benefits health.” – Kit Chow, All the Tea in China


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