Intuition is a spiritual faculty…

Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.

Betty Williams (1943 โ€“ 2020)

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs (1955 โ€“ 2011)

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

Deepak Chopra (b. 1946)

Faith is a passionate intuition.

William Wordsworth (1770 โ€“ 1850)

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.

Rudolph Arnheim (1904 โ€“ 2007)

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.

Florence Scovel Shinn (1871 โ€“ 1940)

The intuition of free will gives us the truth.

Corliss Lamont (1902 โ€“ 1995)

The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.

Renรฉ Descartes (1596 โ€“ 1650)

What passes for womanโ€™s intuition is often nothing more than manโ€™s transparency.

George Jean Nathan (1882 โ€“ 1958)

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.

Farrah Fawcett (1947 โ€“ 2009)

44 thoughts on “Intuition is a spiritual faculty…”

  1. I recently wrote an article in which I mentioned that intuition is simply the brain making a quick judgement from existing patterns. It’s interesting that I send off the article to the client, and drop into WordPress and see you re-quote people on intuition.

    My fav of this bunch is the one about compassion.

  2. Another wonderful collection of intuition quotes. You’re so intuitive, David! ๐Ÿ˜
    The one by Florence Scovel Shinn stood out to me. Much said in a few words.

  3. Wonderful selection. I really cherish each one of them.

    Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.

    โ€“Betty Williamsย (1943 โ€“ 2020)

    Surprising how things get done when one goes with both- compassion and intuition -of them.

    Faith is a passionate intuition.

    โ€“William Wordsworthย (1770 โ€“ 1850)

    Somebody said it, and it is powerful. We walk in faith following our directions. There is always a reason for a crossroad or a juncture, when a voice tells you to take a certain path.

    God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man Iโ€™ve ever met.

    โ€“Farrah Fawcettย (1947 โ€“ 2009)

    Lol, trust the words of a beauty queen
    And an ugly duckling
    ๐Ÿ˜‚

          1. Eh, I only make it for Yomim Tovim. We stick to veggie soups, and anyway, our Friday night meal is Pareve, which is a tradition in my family. There have to be three kinds of fish on the table, though, to symbolize the three Avot.

          2. I’d never heard that the challot or nerot represent the imahot – is that a common interpretation? I can’t find anything about this online… I mean, obviously women usually light the candles and bake the challah… but does that necessarily imply that these mesorot symbolize the imahot?

          3. Have you heard about the three kinds of fish that symbolize the Avot swimming in Torah? Both are our family traditions going back to 15th century Spain, where my grandmother’s family originated (they left in 1478, before the edict). I was surprised to have met some other families that have the same tradition.

          4. Nope, I hadn’t heard of that tradition either! This is all entirely new to me! Whatever traditions my family had once are long dead, sadly ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

          5. David, I would dare to suggest that the customs of Russian Jews must have been radically different from Spanish or other European lands. We had Salmon from Tasmania with mushrooms,chips and peas, A cross between Catholic and Pommy.

          6. Andrew, of course that’s true. I know a bit about Jewish traditions from all around the world. In Dolly’s case, she herself is from Soviet Ukraine, and my family was from Soviet Russia and Soviet Lithuania.

  4. “God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man Iโ€™ve ever met.”

    โ€“Farrah Fawcett (1947 โ€“ 2009)

    She’s not wrong here! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    “… and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.”

    โ€“Betty Williams (1943 โ€“ 2020

    I really like how she equates intuition with being a searchlight! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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