Anthony De Mello Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Anthony De Mello quotes, Anthony De Mello sayings, and Anthony De Mello proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die. Anthony De Mello
Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, But I do not cli Anthony De Mello
All suffering comes from a person's inability to sit still and be alone. Anthony De Mello
Enlightenment is absolute cooperation with the inevitable. Anthony De Mello
Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it. Anthony De Mello
When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself. Anthony De Mello
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them. Anthony De Mello
Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside. Anthony De Mello
Rare indeed, is the relationship in which the other is not cultivated for what one can get for oneself. Anthony De Mello
A good teacher offers practice, a bad one offers theories. Anthony De Mello
What makes one a genius? The ability to recognize the butterfly in a catterpillar; the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being. Anthony De Mello
A good teacher offers practice, a bad one offers theories. Anthony De Mello
The only way that someone can be of help to you is by challenging your ideas. Anthony De Mello
Extend your arms in welcome to the future. The best is yet to come! Anthony De Mello
Because everyone is the same distance from the sun. Does it really lessen the distance if you live on top of a skyscraper? Anthony De Mello
You never live so fully as when you gamble with your own life. Anthony De Mello
Get rid of your illusions, and you'll find your happiness within yourself. Anthony De Mello
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. Anthony De Mello
It is not human to live to appease external expectation, paying attention to how we dress, how we comb out hair. Anthony De Mello
Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth. Anthony De Mello
Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth. Anthony De Mello
I hate all national flags, because they are idols. What do we salute? I salute humanity, not a flag surrounded by an army. Anthony De Mello