There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
The exercises of our meeting are to be simple and devoid of all ceremonial and formalism.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
People who didn’t live pre-Internet can’t grasp how devoid of ideas life in my hometown was. The only bookstores sold Bibles the size of coffee tables and dashboard Virgin Marys that glowed in the dark.
I feel a distaste for hunting, first because of a kind of Buddhist respect for the unity and sacredness of all life, and also because the pursuit of a hare or chamois strikes me as a kind of ‘escape of energy,’ that is, the expenditure of our effort in an illusory end, one devoid of profit.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
That which comes and goes, rises and sets, is born and dies is the ego. That which always abides, never changes, and is devoid of qualities is the Self.