Amidst all your cries and laughter let your mind take a moment off, and go still. Look at this moment, this moment alone, and go still.
Two things are easiest to do. One, to carry water in a sieve. Two, to still the mind. Freeze water. Breathe calm. Only two secrets to learn.
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
I think therefore I am (Cogito, ergo sum)
One cannot step twice in the same river
I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with a huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence. Grow Silently
To belittle you have to be little
Life is not something that ‘has’ meaning – it’s something we give meaning to. You don’t ‘end up’ with a meaningful life, you create it.
You will never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.
When you are going through difficulty and wonder where God is, remember that the teacher is always quiet during the test.
When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
When God solves your problems, you have faith in his abilities; When God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.
Today is the Tomorrow you talked about Yesterday
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Honor the space between “no longer” and “not yet”
“Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.”
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Keep smiling and one day life will get tired of upsetting you.
Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness and the black keys show sadness, but as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Don’t sell the sun to buy a candle
Don’t depend too much on anyone – even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.
Not all storms come to disrupt our life, some come to clear your path.
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
Today is the beginning of whatever you want.
Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons:
we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.
ANGER is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Be careful who you pretend to be. You might forget who you are.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Some things are to be believed to be seen.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or to be the mirror that reflects it.
Don’t blow out someone else’s candle just so that yours can shine brighter
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Holding on to anger is like grasping hot coals with the intent of throwing it at someone else – you are the one who gets burned.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.
There are those who will resent you for not being confined by their limitations.
Beware pride; it would have us seek revenge from those most deserving of our pity.
Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
I like my shadow; it reminds me that I exist.
Your identity is like your shadow: not always visible and yet always present.
Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.
Don’t be afraid of the shadows, it only means there’s a light nearby.
“Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.”
Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
It’s quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it’s not the sort of comfort they supply.
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.