Boundaries Quotes (125) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Boundaries. Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for themselves what are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him or her and how they will respond when someone steps outside those limits.


The most difficult thing for spiritual seekers to do is to stop struggling, striving, seeking, and searching. Why? Because in the absence of struggle you don't know who you are; you lose your boundaries, you lose your separateness, you lose your specialness, you lose the dream you have lived all your life. Eventually you lose everything that your mind has created and awaken to who you truly are: the fullness of freedom, unbound by any identifications, identities, or boundaries.
~ Adyashanti

Simply pushing harder within the old boundaries will not do.
~ Karl Weick

Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries
~ Corita Kent

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment
~ Maxwell Maltz

I draw circles and sacred boundaries about me; fewer and fewer climb with me up higher and higher mountains.—I am building a mountain chain out of ever-holier mountains.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)

We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.
Samuel Johnson (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)

Love expands; it does not limit itself to boundaries.
~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Indian Spiritual leader, b.1926)

“Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.
~ Eduardo Chillida

Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundaries
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.” 
~ Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and 

“Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries.” 
~ Shannon L. Alder

“The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself.” 
~ Shannon L. Alder

“If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you 'do' boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality.” 
~ Henry Cloud

“Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.” 
~ Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.” 
~ Shannon L. Alder

“Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses.” 
~ Deborah Day

“I’m a guy who respects boundaries. I require a passport for interpersonal travel.” 
~ Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
~ Edgar Allan Poe

My motto in life is 'Take risks;' you don't have a voice if you don't. You have to venture outside your boundaries. That's what life's all about.
~ Kelly Wearstler

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
~ Brene Brown

With my feelings, I hold a lot in, because I didn't always have boundaries and people would take advantage of situations because I'm a nice guy.
~ Kellan Lutz

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
~ Corita Kent

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
~ Alan Turing

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
~ Jimmy Carter

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
~ Edgar Allan Poe

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
~ Henry David Thoreau

If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn.
~ Charlie Parker

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.
~ David Hilbert

I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
~ Marcus Garvey

Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.
~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
~ Jon Huntsman, Jr.

If I told you about all the stories I don't tell, I would be violating the very boundaries I set for myself.
~ Joyce Maynard

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.
~ Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Before the day begins, you are not yet engaged in any physical activities. And it is only physically that you are constrained by the limits of time and place; mentally, there are no such boundaries.
~ Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Love has no uttermost, as the starshave no number and the sea no rest.
~ Eleanor Farjeon

I also eschew the identity of "puppeteer" it is a concept that blurs the boundaries of discrete objects and persons. I do think Anarchist Nihilist Puppet Show is my day job.
~ Kalan Sherrard

So there's kind of a simultaneous aspect to pushing the boundaries, and being very safe
~ Bill Sienkiewicz 

Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us.
~ Baron de Montesquieu

Right knows no boundaries, and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution.
~ Learned Hand

I don't put boundaries on myself when I sit at the piano
~ Vanessa Carlton

Probably all the books I've ever written have been efforts to define the boundaries of humanity.
~ Fred Saberhagen

Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.
~ Franz Grillparzer

I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation into a solo world with no boundaries, no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds
~ Tommy Shaw

I turned everybody on so, psychologically, I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity.
~ Jim Capaldi

There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.
~ Brian Ferneyhough

Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set. I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age.
~ John Perry Barlow

Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.
~ Leon Kass

I think I would much rather push the boundaries of the degradation that the characters face.
~ Dave Rowntree

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
~ A. B. Yehoshua

This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries.
~ Nicholas Negroponte

Medicine also disregards national boundaries.
~ Irving Langmuir

I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh.
~ Jenny McCarthy

I had always wanted to be a writer who confused genre boundaries and who was read in multiple contexts.
~ Jonathan Lethem

A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects from moving across boundaries. That's absurd.
~ Jeremy Rifkin

Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do. Other artists may do something more edgy that gets on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy, I think.
~ Clint Black

I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
~ Michael Graves

Soul has no musical geographical or racial boundaries.
~ Roy Ayers 

The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science.
~ Phillip E. Johnson

I have to remind myself not to set boundaries.
~ Richard Thompson

Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements and to claiming new boundaries.
~ Albert Bushnell Hart

Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of 'others' and 'our' problems are being increasingly erased.
~ Janez Drnovsek

And this is one of the major questions of our lives: how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries, and how we do so.
~ A. B. Yehoshua

They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
~ Charlie Parker

He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits.
~ Jack Kroll

Man, there's no boundary line to art!
~ Charlie Parker

Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
~ Garrett Fort

The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
~ A. B. Yehoshua

I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books.
~ Michael Connelly

I lost boundaries as a child that I didn't even realize it and it wasn't talked about back then. You know, it was something you just buried and dealt with, and moved forward. What could you do about it?
~ Marie Osmond

It is a profound mistake to think that every thing has been discovered; as well think the horizon the boundary of the world.
~ Antoine-Marin Lemierre

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary
~ Francis Parker Yockey

Square cuts which ordinarily would have flashed to the boundary earned only two, and I believe that those two innings would have been worth 150 apiece in a county match.
~ Frank Woolley

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
~ Ansel Adams

Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
~ Ambrose Bierce

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.
~ Edwin Louis Cole

All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
~ Hakeem Olajuwon

Once you have an animal, you have to commit to it. They need a sense of freedom, but, of course, they must have some boundaries. I am against hitting them though; just send the vibe and that will do it.
~ Connie Stevens

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
~ Charlie Parker

I think you always have to find where the boundary is in relation to the context in order to be able to kind of articulate how you want the space to interact with the viewer.
~ Richard Serra

Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in.
~ Shonda Rhimes

From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
~ Adam Clayton

People seem to be losing their sense of boundaries more and more, what people are willing to put up on the internet, especially blogs. People seem to assume that only their friends are going to read it but anyone in the world could read it at any time.
~ Jon McGregor

At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them
~ Shonda Rhimes

Whereas the Greeks gave to will the boundaries of reason, we have come to put the will's impulse in the very center of reason, which has, as a result, become deadly.
~ Albert Camus

Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.
~ Ambrose Bierce

I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
~ Alain de Botton

Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.
~ Eduardo Chillida

Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas.
~ Roberta Flack

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience.
~ William Gibson

Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.
~ K. D. Lang

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.
~ Maxwell Maltz

After Proust, there are certain things that simply cannot be done again. He marks off for you the boundaries of your talent.
~ Francoise Sagan

By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us.
~ Alan Watts

Boundaries are the lines we draw that mark off our autonomy and that of other people, that protect our privacy and that of others. Boundaries allow for intimate connection without dissolving or losing one's sense of self.
~ Amy Bloom

The best stories are often true...The narrative of human life is most beautiful when told truthfully and without boundaries.
~ Shonda Rhimes

The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? Any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person's nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell.
~ Truman Capote

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
~ Brené Brown 

The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope — all reside within you.
~ Daisaku Ikeda

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.
~ Rumi

Confront your inadequacies and push your personal boundaries: It's the surest way to grow, improve and expand the scope of your influence.
~ John C. Maxwell

I am a master at setting boundaries that protect my time, energy, creativity, and emotional well-being.
~ Cheryl Richardson

Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal and necessary
~ Doreen Virtue

I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries.
~ Christa McAuliffe

I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own.
~ Howard Zinn

We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.
~ Henry Cloud

We live in our own souls as in an unmapped region, a few acres of which we have cleared for our habitation; while of the nature of those nearest us we know but the boundaries that march with ours.
~ Edith Wharton

The goal and target of our life is He, the Christ who awaits us -- each one singly and altogether -- to lead us across the boundaries of time to the eternal embrace of the God who loves us.
~ Pope John Paul II

If you do not have boundaries, you do not have a path.
~ Tariq Ramadan

There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe and what can be more special than that there is no boundary?
~ Stephen Hawking

Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no 'Nigerians' in the same sense as there are 'English,' 'Welsh,' or 'French.' The word 'Nigerian' is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not.
~ Obafemi Awolowo

Make men work together show them that beyond their differences and geographical boundaries there lies a common interest.
~ Jean Monnet

Even the enlightened person remains what he is, and is never more than his own limited ego before the One who dwells within him, whose form has no knowable boundaries, who encompasses him on all sides, fathomless as the abysms of the earth and vast as the sky
~ Carl Jung

I don't know about torture. I have educated myself on many things but on torture I have not known the boundary between what is torture and what isn't torture. I know the NRA tie these people (rebels, etc.) when they catch them. They tie their hands backwards. I am now being told that is torture. It is the traditional method.
~ Yoweri Museveni

The issue of environmental quality is one which transcends traditional political boundaries. It is a cause which can attract, and very sincerely, liberals, conservatives, radicals, reactionaries, freaks, and middle-class straights.
~ Russell Kirk 

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