Philosophy quotes

The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels …The best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.

Wisdom Perspective Bhagavad gita Pleasure

Be the change that you wish to see in the …Be the change that you wish to see in the world

Change Inspirational Short Wisdom

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say …Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.

Humor

Never explain- your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you …Never explain- your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Wisdom Friends Enemy Life lessons

One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by …One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Funny Politics Truth

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt …The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

Funny World Man

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest …I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Desire Spirituality

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it …Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Life Short

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long …When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.

Past Idea

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the …Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.

Inspirational

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God …My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

God Inspirational Politics Religion

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people …Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep

Funny Witty






Short + Philosophy quotes

Short Quotes
Many atrocities have been done in the name of the greater …Many atrocities have been done in the name of the greater good.

Short

The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as …The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.

Short Truth Wisdom

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial …Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Short

A day without laughter is a day …A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Short Laughter

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the …Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

Short Humor

He who is not satisfied with a little is satisfied with …He who is not satisfied with a little is satisfied with nothing.

Short Truth Human nature

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for …The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Short Question

The best revenge is not to be like your …The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

Short Enemy

You cannot open a book without learning …You cannot open a book without learning something.

Short Learning Book

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can …A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.

Short Truth Kindness

One should use common words to say uncommon …One should use common words to say uncommon things

Short Writing

The trouble is you can shut your eyes but you can't shut your …The trouble is you can shut your eyes but you can't shut your mind.

Short Humor Mind

Wisest is she who knows she does not …Wisest is she who knows she does not know.

Short Wisdom

Don't explain your philosophy. Embody …Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.

Short

Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually …Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.

Short War

The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the …The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.

Short

One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has …One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Short

No man was ever wise by …No man was ever wise by chance

Short Wisdom Knowledge Perseverance

One who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly established in …One who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly established in wisdom.

Short Wisdom Bhagavad gita

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your …There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Short

Youth is a dream, a form of chemical …Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.

Short

Doing nothing is better than being busy doing …Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.

Short Humor

One is not born, but rather becomes, a …One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

Short Women

I was never aware of any other option but to question …I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.

Short Question



Life + Philosophy quotes

Life Quotes
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the …How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Life World

This should be your new attitude toward life: no matter what your experiences are, you are going to …This should be your new attitude toward life: no matter what your experiences are, you are going to enjoy them, in the same way, that you enjoy viewing the pleasant or painful experiences of another person in a motion picture.

Life Wisdom Pain Experience

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have …One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.

Life Humor

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before …Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!

Life

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only …Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Life Children

The past has no power over the present …The past has no power over the present moment.

Life Truth Wisdom Memory

Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the …Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.

Life Time Idea

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? …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.

Life Perspective

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing …There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.

Life

Life is a constant process of …Life is a constant process of dying.

Life Short

Without music, life would be a …Without music, life would be a mistake.

Life Music Short Mistake

I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my …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.

Life Perspective

Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't …Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.

Life Wisdom Man

Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in …Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.

Life Wisdom Moment

No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is …No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.

Life

What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for …What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.

Life Short Suffering

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work …One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.

Life Advice

You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. …You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.

Life Wisdom Action

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I …I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.

Life Knowledge Experience

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy …I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.

Life

There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the …There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.

Life

Life is much more successfully looked at from a single …Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window.

Life Short

That's not a bad word...hate and war are bad words, but fuck …That's not a bad word...hate and war are bad words, but fuck isn't.

Life War Humor



Humor + Philosophy quotes

Humor Quotes
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally …Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.

Humor

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be …I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Humor

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and …Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them

Humor Children

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the …On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

Humor Humans Human nature

Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run …Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away.

Humor

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of …A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

Humor

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in …There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better.

Humor People

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for …It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

Humor

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed …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.

Humor Perspective Universe

I think I am, therefore, I am... I …I think I am, therefore, I am... I think.

Humor



Inspirational + Philosophy quotes

Inspirational Quotes
Newt Scamander: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer …Newt Scamander: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.

Inspirational Short Truth Wisdom

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most …One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Inspirational Perseverance

To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise …To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.

Inspirational Writing

May you live every day of your …May you live every day of your life.

Inspirational Life Short

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be …Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.

Inspirational

Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay …Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.

Inspirational

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday …For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Inspirational Science Knowledge Compassion

There is no easy way from the earth to the …There is no easy way from the earth to the stars

Inspirational Short

It is what it is. But, it will be what you make …It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.

Inspirational Short



All Philosophy Quotes


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one …Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

Friendship Life Art

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around …The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Politics

Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the …Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.

Idea People

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of …Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure

Happiness Pleasure

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it …Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Change Inspirational Life World

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once …Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Fear

The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as …The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Evil Ignorance Understanding

The menu is not the …The menu is not the meal.

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk …Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.

Freedom Book

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our …This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Heart Life Religion Kindness

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for …Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.

Religion Short Humor Suffering

The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before …The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.

Happiness Suffering

To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of …To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

Simile

In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a …In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.

Politics

If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said …If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone."

History Humor

If you win, you need not have to explain... If you lose, you should not be there to …If you win, you need not have to explain... If you lose, you should not be there to explain!

Failure War

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be …If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to …The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Politics

You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring …You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.

Universe

Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have …Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.

Knowledge Learning Understanding

To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps …To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.

Truth Wisdom

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when …There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

Courage

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's …The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Death Life Love

Progress just means bad things happen …Progress just means bad things happen faster.

Education Life Truth Humor

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage …Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Death Inspirational Poetry

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they …It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which …True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

Change Compassion

Man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from …Man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.

Truth

Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not …Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.

Death Humor Evil

I would believe only in a God that knows how to …I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.

God Short Humor

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no …Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy

Nature Short Wisdom

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my …The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.

Religion Humor

For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do …For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind acts like an enemy.

Wisdom Enemy Mind Bhagavad gita

Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the …Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.

Problems Question

He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by …He is full with contentment who absorbs all desires within, as the brimful ocean remains unmoved by waters entering into it

Desire Wisdom Bhagavad gita

Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our …Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.

Freedom Happiness Life

The beginning of all beings is veiled, beings manifest in the middle, and unmanifest again on …The beginning of all beings is veiled, beings manifest in the middle, and unmanifest again on death. Then, why lament this truth?

Death Life Truth Wisdom

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly …Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Time Humor

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he …Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

Human nature

In the middle of winter, I found in me an invincible …In the middle of winter, I found in me an invincible summer

Hope Poetry Short

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty …The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

Truth

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else …Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.

Happiness Inspirational Love

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your …You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

Peace Poetry Thought

Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we …Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.

Soul

I am, therefore I'll …I am, therefore I'll think.

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by …The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

Forgiveness Poetry Short

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the …Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.

Change History Future Past

There is no escape-we pay for the violence of our …There is no escape-we pay for the violence of our ancestors.

Death Life Wisdom

The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people …The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.

Freedom History Politics

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be …Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Short Silence

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know …The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.

Universe

Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We've …Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We've been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.

I don't know what's worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you've always …I don't know what's worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you've always wanted to be, and feel alone.

Happiness Loneliness

It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the …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?

Perspective

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go …We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

God Religion Belief Humor

Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the …Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.

Soul World

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the …Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Wisdom Children Laughter

Time is a game played beautifully by …Time is a game played beautifully by children.

Short Time Children

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put …The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.

Beauty Science Universe

It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, …It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change …The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

Change Action

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, …One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion

Friendship Life Love Compassion

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can …If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too;!

Wisdom Advice

The more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are …The more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.

Religion Science Problems

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you …Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Short Trust

When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don't take are snuffed out like candles, as …When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don't take are snuffed out like candles, as if they'd never existed.

Choice

The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their …The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their objects. Such ideas are limited by a beginning & an end, they are transitory, bear them with patience

Wisdom Pain Spirituality Bhagavad gita

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their …A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Wisdom Honesty Thinking

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not …Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's …If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

God Humor

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy …To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

Simile

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping …When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Heart

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable …Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.

Hope Life Short Perspective

Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on …Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.

Joy

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let …A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.

Things do not change; we …Things do not change; we change.

Change Inspirational Short

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is …Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Wisdom Humor

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our …It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

World

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all …The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

Science World

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that …The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Science Emotions Experience Art

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and …Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Poetry Short Book Reading

Undoubtedly the mind is fickle and unruly; but by yoga practice and by dispassion, the mind may …Undoubtedly the mind is fickle and unruly; but by yoga practice and by dispassion, the mind may nevertheless be controlled.

Wisdom Mind Bhagavad gita

Sense pleasures that arise from contact with the sense objects are ephemeral, they are begetters …Sense pleasures that arise from contact with the sense objects are ephemeral, they are begetters only of misery. No sage seeks happiness from them.

Bhagavad gita Pleasure

Just as a fire is covered by smoke, a mirror is masked by dust, and an embryo is concealed by the …Just as a fire is covered by smoke, a mirror is masked by dust, and an embryo is concealed by the womb; similarly, one's knowledge gets covered by desire

Desire Knowledge Bhagavad gita

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward …The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Art

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just …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.

Positive Attitude Perspective

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you …Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Short

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable …Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.

The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what …The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.

Death Life Religion Problems

Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning …Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

I have gained this by philosophy... I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by …I have gained this by philosophy... I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.

Fear

The soul is neither born nor does it ever die, having never existed will it ever cease to be. The …The soul is neither born nor does it ever die, having never existed will it ever cease to be. The soul is birthless, eternal, changeless, immortal

Soul Bhagavad gita

If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it …If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.

Truth

I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my …I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach.

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them …I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think

Knowledge Thinking

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our …We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.

Change Thought Thinking

Fair speech may hide a foul …Fair speech may hide a foul heart.

Heart

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of …Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Science Spirituality

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are …Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter

Music Poetry

Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of …Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.

Thinking

Darkness is drawn to light, but light does not know it; light must absorb the darkness and …Darkness is drawn to light, but light does not know it; light must absorb the darkness and therefore meet its own extinguishment.

Darkness Light

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me …The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

Religion

That which is a night (of slumber) to all creatures is (luminous) wakefulness to the man of …That which is a night (of slumber) to all creatures is (luminous) wakefulness to the man of self-mastery. And what is wakefulness to ordinary men, that is a night to the divinely perceptive sage

Bhagavad gita

All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, …All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, deluded by false identification with the body, thinks itself to be the doer.

Nature Soul Ignorance Spirituality

I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its …I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.

Short

You have to awaken in order to perceive that God is everywhere and to realize that you have been …You have to awaken in order to perceive that God is everywhere and to realize that you have been dreaming. All of you are sitting here in this dream, and you are part of the dream

God

Emotional moviegoers are too intent on beholding motion pictures to notice overhead the …Emotional moviegoers are too intent on beholding motion pictures to notice overhead the picture-causing beam. Similarly, worldly men are too deeply engrossed in God's dream pictures of life to perceive His taintless omnipresent Beam that is the sole Creator, the only Doer.

The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful …The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.

Emotions Humanity

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be …I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.

Beauty

You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter …You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

Politics Reality

I don't deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it …I don't deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it hurts.

Religion Short Humor Soul

I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and …I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it's the effect or vice versa

People

I don't want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by …I don't want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.

People

Like all magnificent things, it's very …Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.

Short

The most important thing you do every day you live is deciding not to kill …The most important thing you do every day you live is deciding not to kill yourself.

Free yourself from the triple qualities (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) and from the pairs of opposites, …Free yourself from the triple qualities (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) and from the pairs of opposites, eternally fixed in the truth, harboring no thoughts of receiving and keeping, be settled in the self

Truth Bhagavad gita

I am my …I am my world.

World