The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
Life + Perspective quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you'd get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you'll never really enjoy it when things go right.
I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
When you go to a movie, whether you see a tragedy, or a comedy, or a drama, you say afterward, "Oh, it was a good movie!" So must you look upon life
All perspective Quotes ⇑
A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe.
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairytale and the other in the abyss.
Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.
Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.
The right thing isn't always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So...good luck figuring that out.
The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
One person's craziness is another person's reality.
It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?
Once in a golden hour I cast to earth a seed. Up there came a flower, The people said, a weed.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?
When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, then look to those who have been given less.
Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.
Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?"
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Look wide, beyond your immediate surroundings and limits, and you see things in their right proportion. Look above the level of things around you and see a higher aim and possibility to your work.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.
When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.