Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success. — Albert Schweitzer
You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” — George Bernard Shaw
Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size. — Albert Einstein
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. — Albert Einstein
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. — Aristotle
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. — Aristotle
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends — Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle
An egoist can be won over by being respected, a crazy person can be won over by allowing him to behave in an insane manner and a wise person can be won over by truth. — Chanakya
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions — Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead. — Chanakya
One who is in search of knowledge should give up the search of pleasure and the one who is in search of pleasure should give up the search of knowledge. — Chanakya
Simple living helps in high thinking and getting mastery over mind and body. — Swami Sivananda
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear. — Mark Twain
Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right. — Henry Ford
If you want peace, my child, do not look into anyone’s faults. Look into your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger. The whole world is your own. — Sarada Devi
Watch your thougts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your desitny.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. — Elbert Hubbard
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. — Khalil Gibran
Change before you have to. — Jack Welch
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. — George Edward Woodberry
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. — Abraham Lincoln
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. — Harriet Woods
All things are possible until they are proved impossible — and even the impossible may only be so, as of now. — Pearl S. Buck
The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world — all we have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put around them. — Muhammad Yunu
Love is not of the self. Self cannot recognize love. You say ‘I love’; but then in the very saying of it, in the very experiencing of it, love is not. But when you know love, self is not. When there is love, self is not.
— J. Krishnamurti,
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.
— Albert Schweitzer
In the true order of things one does not do something in order to be happy—one is happy and, hence, does something. One does not do some things in order to be compassionate, one is compassionate and, hence, acts in a certain way.
Your effort to smile and laugh is making you cry and weep. You are doing the opposite. There is nothing you need to do. Just smile and laugh. Life has no purpose, no mission. It is a game. It’s a play. Life has no message. Life itself, is an expression of joy.
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Doing is a function of the body. Being is a function of the soul. The body is always doing something. Every minute of every day it’s up to something. It never stops, it never rests, it’s constantly doing something.
The soul is forever being. It is being what it is being, regardless of what the body is doing, not because of what it’s doing. If you think your life is about doingness, you do not understand what you are about.
So, don’t try to do something to make yourself happy. Just be happy, just Be, everything else follows.
Sri Ramakrishna — No, beyond one and two.
When the mind perceives duality then there is both duality and its counterpart, which is unity. When the mind drops the perception of duality there is neither duality nor unity. When one is firmly established in the oneness of the infinite consciousness, whether he is quiet or actively engaged in work, then he is considered to be at peace with himself.
The Vedas deal mainly with the subject of the three modes of material nature. O Arjuna, become transcendental to these three modes. Be free from all dualities and from all anxieties for gain and safety, and be established in the self.
Somebody came and asked a saint, “What do you think about this particular situation?” The saint said, “Where is the time to think about anything? I have no time to think.” This statement is difficult to understand: “I have no time to think.” But how can you think when you are in the present, when you are aware, when you are in the now totally? Thinking is like a chewing gum. It doesn’t produce anything. You can think only those things which you know. And once you know, what is the need to think about it? And you can’t think something which you don’t know. How can you? It is not possible. Ultimately, thinking is useless!!!