Philosophy quotes

The walls of protection we build around ourselves to protect from external threat become the very …The walls of protection we build around ourselves to protect from external threat become the very walls of self-imprisonment

Freedom Short Wisdom

Never try to destroy the enemy. Destroy the …Never try to destroy the enemy. Destroy the enmity

Short Wisdom Enemy

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

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

if you want flowers to grow in your garden, you don't have to think flowers, you don't have to …if you want flowers to grow in your garden, you don't have to think flowers, you don't have to chant flowers. You just have to think of soil, manure, water, sunlight - nothing to do with flowers; if you handle filth well, flowers will happen

Success Truth Wisdom Spirituality

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

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

Never look up to anyone - never look down on anyone. When you see all the way they are, you shall …Never look up to anyone - never look down on anyone. When you see all the way they are, you shall navigate life effectively

Life Wisdom Perspective

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

Prayer is essentially seeing that your presence here is very minuscule, you are just a speck of …Prayer is essentially seeing that your presence here is very minuscule, you are just a speck of dust in this existence, tomorrow if you vanish a few people will cry.. rest of the existence will just go on fine without you

Perspective Existence

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

Short Humor






Life + Philosophy quotes

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

Life Short

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

Comfort is not what you're seeking. What you're seeking is a deeper experience of …Comfort is not what you're seeking. What you're seeking is a deeper experience of life.

Life Truth Wisdom Experience

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

The most beautiful moments in your life have happened to you only when you kept your logic aside a …The most beautiful moments in your life have happened to you only when you kept your logic aside a little bit.

Life Truth Wisdom

The most precious thing in life is life itself. Are you getting this now or only on your …The most precious thing in life is life itself. Are you getting this now or only on your deathbed?

Life Short Truth Wisdom

People started this philosophy, 'Thank God its Friday!' If you are not enjoying what you are doing …People started this philosophy, 'Thank God its Friday!' If you are not enjoying what you are doing five days a week, then why are you doing it? It's a very brief life

Life Work Perspective People

The mind is like a mirror. A concave mirror exaggerates. A convex mirror depreciates. A plain …The mind is like a mirror. A concave mirror exaggerates. A convex mirror depreciates. A plain mirror shows you life the way it is

Life Wisdom Analogy Mind

The most significant aspect of your life is that you're alive right now. Everything else is …The most significant aspect of your life is that you're alive right now. Everything else is secondary and incidental

Life Truth Reality

Make yourself in such a way that you are always looking at how to make someone else's life …Make yourself in such a way that you are always looking at how to make someone else's life beautiful

Life Compassion Spirituality

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



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

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 Lie 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 Comfort

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

If you see someone doing something wrong, condemn the action, not the …If you see someone doing something wrong, condemn the action, not the person

Short Wisdom Action

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 Self control 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 Earth

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



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

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

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

You don't have to be better than everyone else, but you have to be at your …You don't have to be better than everyone else, but you have to be at your best.

Inspirational Short Success Witty

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

When you came into this world, you came without a single investment. So whatever happens in your …When you came into this world, you came without a single investment. So whatever happens in your life, anyway you are in profit.

Inspirational Life Perspective World

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 Earth

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

Life has a certain pace. You should be joyfully in a hurry but never …Life has a certain pace. You should be joyfully in a hurry but never impatient

Inspirational Life Short

Being spiritual does not mean being dead serious. If you allow life to happen within you …Being spiritual does not mean being dead serious. If you allow life to happen within you exuberantly, unbridled, you will touch the spirit.

Inspirational Life Truth Wisdom

If you are joyful and you have created joy for people around you, then you do not have to go to …If you are joyful and you have created joy for people around you, then you do not have to go to heaven because you are already there

Inspirational Truth Joy

If what is happening in the world is not the way you want it, at least what is happening within you …If what is happening in the world is not the way you want it, at least what is happening within you must be the way you want it.

Inspirational Truth Wisdom Responsibility

What are you so afraid of? Live totally today and if you fall dead tomorrow out of exhaustion, it's …What are you so afraid of? Live totally today and if you fall dead tomorrow out of exhaustion, it's okay

Inspirational Wisdom Fear



Wisdom + Philosophy quotes

Wisdom Quotes
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 Self control

Misery is always self-created. Misery is caused by you, only by you, nobody else but …Misery is always self-created. Misery is caused by you, only by you, nobody else but you.

Wisdom

The mind is like a puzzle with too many pieces missing. Trying to make sense out of it makes no …The mind is like a puzzle with too many pieces missing. Trying to make sense out of it makes no sense

Wisdom Mind

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

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 Control Yoga

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

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 Integrity Thinking

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

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

If you stop identifying with things that you are not, your mind will become still. That's all it …If you stop identifying with things that you are not, your mind will become still. That's all it takes to meditate

Wisdom Mind Meditation

Unless there is involvement in what you do, and it means a lot to you, your work is just a waste of …Unless there is involvement in what you do, and it means a lot to you, your work is just a waste of time and life for yourself and everybody else

Wisdom Work



Change + Philosophy quotes

Change Quotes
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

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

If your doctor told you that you are going to die tomorrow, that you can't live for more then 24 …If your doctor told you that you are going to die tomorrow, that you can't live for more then 24 hours, you will see you will transform yourself so rapidly; minute to minute you will change. So don't wait for your doctor to tell you something horrible (change by yourself)

Change Death Life Truth

If you are not willing to be vulnerable, you are not willing to transform. Whatever does not …If you are not willing to be vulnerable, you are not willing to transform. Whatever does not transform is as good as dead.

Change Death Wisdom

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

Change Inspirational Short

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

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

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

Transformation means just this - that who you are is not determined by other people's opinions or …Transformation means just this - that who you are is not determined by other people's opinions or other people's presence. You are like this - whether somebody is there or somebody is not there, this is the way you are - this is transformation

Change Life

it's time.. If we are concerned about life it's time that we are one hundred percent straight, at …it's time.. If we are concerned about life it's time that we are one hundred percent straight, at least with ourselves. Otherwise, neither yourself nor your life situations will ever get fixed, simply complaining and going on. Life will be a lifelong complaint for a whole lot of people because they don't want to address it, they want to beat around it.

Change Life Truth Wisdom

we have to be alive to it every moment and as the context changes, what we do has to change. …we have to be alive to it every moment and as the context changes, what we do has to change. Morality and mortality are not very different.

Change Funny Life Wisdom



Truth + Philosophy quotes

Truth Quotes
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 Limitation

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

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

For one moment if you forget that you are mortal, ignorance will sprout, if you forget for a long …For one moment if you forget that you are mortal, ignorance will sprout, if you forget for a long time, it will bear fruit.

Truth Wisdom Humor Ignorance

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

Joys come and go like a pleasant breeze. It's the miseries that stick in you like thorns - until …Joys come and go like a pleasant breeze. It's the miseries that stick in you like thorns - until you realize that it's all your doing.

Truth Wisdom Joy

You need to look at why you want a break from work. If you were doing something that you truly care …You need to look at why you want a break from work. If you were doing something that you truly care about, would you want a break?

Truth Witty Work

Your personality is a fake representation of yourself. The more you invest in it, the more …Your personality is a fake representation of yourself. The more you invest in it, the more incomplete and insecure you feel

Truth Wisdom Personality

The reminder of one's mortality has always been the fundamental force behind the human search for …The reminder of one's mortality has always been the fundamental force behind the human search for something beyond. If they never knew that they would die, nobody would seek spirituality.

Truth Seeking Spirituality

If you lose your humanity just because someone is doing something stupid in the world, have you …If you lose your humanity just because someone is doing something stupid in the world, have you done any good to yourself or the world that you live in?

Truth Witty Question Humanity

To generate untruth, you have to do a lot of things. For truth, there is nothing to do - anyway it …To generate untruth, you have to do a lot of things. For truth, there is nothing to do - anyway it is there.

Truth

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



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 Morality Attitude

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 Opinion

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



All Philosophy Quotes


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

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

If it is impairing you rather than empowering you, then it is not Love, it is some convoluted …If it is impairing you rather than empowering you, then it is not Love, it is some convoluted idea

Love Wisdom

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 Intelligence

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

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

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

if you are going to make people around you joyful and relieved only when you die, that's not a good …if you are going to make people around you joyful and relieved only when you die, that's not a good way to live.

Death Funny Life Success

Without the necessary awareness, freedom is …Without the necessary awareness, freedom is dangerous

Freedom Short Truth Wisdom

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

For every action you perform there is a consequence. Most people are not willing to face the …For every action you perform there is a consequence. Most people are not willing to face the consequences when they come; Anybody who is not willing to joyfully accept the consequences that come to them for whatever actions they perform is just a fool

Acceptance Action

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.

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

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

You cannot rise in love, you cannot stand in love, you cannot fly in love, you have to fall. …You cannot rise in love, you cannot stand in love, you cannot fly in love, you have to fall. Something of you should fall, otherwise it will not work. You will not know it.

Funny Love Relationship Witty

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

There is no such a thing as Death, Death is a fiction of the unaware, there is just Life, Life and …There is no such a thing as Death, Death is a fiction of the unaware, there is just Life, Life and Life moving from one dimension to another

Death Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Goal Happiness Life

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

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

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

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

Happiness Pleasure

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil …The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

Evil Men

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

We love our children just the same even if they are exchanged in the hospital, so it is just your …We love our children just the same even if they are exchanged in the hospital, so it is just your willingness to include somebody, it doesn't have to come from your body, if you are willing it is possible to love anybody

Love Wisdom Humor Children

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

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 Hate Life Love

'What I Know, I know, what I do not know, I do not know', once you come to this sincerely, your …'What I Know, I know, what I do not know, I do not know', once you come to this sincerely, your knowing will constantly go on expanding on a daily basis, otherwise, the moment you believe, you are stagnant

Belief Seeking Integrity Spirituality

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

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

Education Life Truth Humor

if you mortgage your pleasantness to something outside of you, you being pleasant or unpleasant is …if you mortgage your pleasantness to something outside of you, you being pleasant or unpleasant is only by chance.

Happiness Success Wisdom

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

Time Humor

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.

Human folly is that people are always trying to extract joy from the …Human folly is that people are always trying to extract joy from the outside.

Happiness Short Truth Wisdom

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

Whether I keep you half alive or you keep yourself half alive, whichever way- it's …Whether I keep you half alive or you keep yourself half alive, whichever way- it's torture

Funny Life Short Truth

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

One who is in constant journey learns to love and enjoy everything, but not pick up anything on the …One who is in constant journey learns to love and enjoy everything, but not pick up anything on the way.

Love Wisdom Spirituality

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

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

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

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

If you want a plant to grow and blossom into beautiful fragrant flowers, you can think you are …If you want a plant to grow and blossom into beautiful fragrant flowers, you can think you are fighting the earth and getting flowers out of it. Or you can see it as a great love affair, that your involvement with the earth gives out such beauty and fragrance for you

Beauty Inspirational Love Wisdom

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 Analogy Bhagavad gita

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

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

Nature Short Wisdom

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 Opinion

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

Teachings and philosophies cannot transform people - they can only …Teachings and philosophies cannot transform people - they can only inspire.

Short One liners

Do not just think about making money - think about living well. The most important aspect of living …Do not just think about making money - think about living well. The most important aspect of living well is doing what you truly care for

Life Wisdom

Is there anybody who is not a philosopher? everybody has a philosophy for whatever they're doing, …Is there anybody who is not a philosopher? everybody has a philosophy for whatever they're doing, just go to the drunkard on the street & ask him 'why are you drinking like this?' he has a solid philosophy as to why he's drinking, you stop a thief & ask him 'why are you a thief?' he's got a solid philosophy as to why he's a thief.

Funny Being human

If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become …If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become limitless.

Short Witty Wisdom

If you get God's stamp on your philosophy, you don't have to turn back and look, you can just go on …If you get God's stamp on your philosophy, you don't have to turn back and look, you can just go on doing the same stupid thing endlessly. The moment you get God's stamp on your philosophy you don't have to use your intelligence anymore, you don't have to wonder what nonsense you are doing with your life

God Religion Belief Intelligence

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.

If you cannot embrace everything the way it is, if you accept some and reject others, you will only …If you cannot embrace everything the way it is, if you accept some and reject others, you will only have morality, no spirituality

Life Morality Spirituality

We need to create a society where our values are more spread out to all aspects of life. Music, …We need to create a society where our values are more spread out to all aspects of life. Music, art, love, care, all these things are as important as economics.

Life Love Music Truth

I know so many philosophies are being propounded just to support people's sexuality. I don't see …I know so many philosophies are being propounded just to support people's sexuality. I don't see why you need a philosophy to have sex, it's just biology. You don't need a philosophy

You have wrapped life in all kinds of philosophies, in your ideas, in your emotions, in (all) …You have wrapped life in all kinds of philosophies, in your ideas, in your emotions, in (all) things that you created, that you neither see the beauty of it nor the pain of it.

Life Emotions Pain Idea

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 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

Life within you should happen like a huge explosion, but outside it is fully controlled. That is …Life within you should happen like a huge explosion, but outside it is fully controlled. That is how it should be.

Life Control

The more absent one's personality becomes, the more powerful his presence …The more absent one's personality becomes, the more powerful his presence becomes

Short Wisdom Personality Liberation

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

'Tomorrow' never happened to anybody. But the idea of 'tomorrow' has robbed people of their …'Tomorrow' never happened to anybody. But the idea of 'tomorrow' has robbed people of their lives.

Time Idea

A spiritual process means just that - that the outside situations need not drive you, the outside …A spiritual process means just that - that the outside situations need not drive you, the outside situations do not mold you.

Life Wisdom Spirituality

Do not like anyone, do not dislike anyone - just be with …Do not like anyone, do not dislike anyone - just be with them

Short Wisdom

This piece of life is a complete entity by itself. Why is it feeling incomplete? And why is it …This piece of life is a complete entity by itself. Why is it feeling incomplete? And why is it trying to fulfill itself by making a partnership with another piece of life? reason is that we have not explored this life in its full depth and dimension

Life Feeling

You may be wonderful, but you are not loyal to your wonderfulness. If you remain wonderful no …You may be wonderful, but you are not loyal to your wonderfulness. If you remain wonderful no matter what life does to you, you are on the way to Enlightenment.

Life Wisdom

Thought can come to you as simply gossip- It is harmless. Or as an ideology- now it's little …Thought can come to you as simply gossip- It is harmless. Or as an ideology- now it's little strong, or as a philosophy- it's much stronger, the worst form is when it comes to you as the word of God, you cannot deny even the silliest thought. You have lost even the discriminatory process that you cannot even see this is stupid. It's stupid but it's holy

Faith God Religion Belief

If there is no love in your heart, you are anyway an adulteress. For convenience and comfort if you …If there is no love in your heart, you are anyway an adulteress. For convenience and comfort if you have given yourself to any aspect of life, not necessarily a man or a woman for that matter. Without love in your heart, if you have given yourself to any aspect of life you are an adulterer

Heart Life Love Comfort

You are working towards somebody else's idea of success, that is not a success, your success is you …You are working towards somebody else's idea of success, that is not a success, your success is you as a human being you found your full potential, that is your success

Success Truth Wisdom Being human

An intelligent person knows that he is a fool but a fool does not know that he is a …An intelligent person knows that he is a fool but a fool does not know that he is a fool

Funny Short Truth Intelligence

In the whole system of yoga - there are no concepts, there're no philosophies, there're no …In the whole system of yoga - there are no concepts, there're no philosophies, there're no ideologies, there're no belief systems - only methods to enhance your perception because only what you perceive is real, rest is all made up in your head. You are living in a psychological reality, not in an existential reality.

Belief Reality Perception Yoga

In my experience I am the richest person on the planet. Maybe I don't have a bank balance but I own …In my experience I am the richest person on the planet. Maybe I don't have a bank balance but I own the whole cosmos within myself in my experience. I have the richest experience of life and this is important

Life Witty Perspective Experience

Life is not about pushing your way through. Life is about allowing life to push through …Life is not about pushing your way through. Life is about allowing life to push through you.

Life Short

Yoga means experiencing everything as a part of …Yoga means experiencing everything as a part of yourself

Short Experience Yoga Spirituality

The essence of education is to enhance your perception in such a way that you are able to perceive …The essence of education is to enhance your perception in such a way that you are able to perceive a blade of grass being as important as the coconut tree, it is different, not less important

Education Perception

Allowing a slogan to define our life is not a sensible way to live. Nobody should identify with any …Allowing a slogan to define our life is not a sensible way to live. Nobody should identify with any slogan, regardless of what the slogan is.

Life Wisdom

Even if you put all the philosophies on the planet together, they do not have the beauty of a …Even if you put all the philosophies on the planet together, they do not have the beauty of a single tree leaf, but still, it occupies people for a lifetime because it gives them the kind of explanations that they like to hear

Beauty

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

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

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

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

Music Poetry

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

Knowledge Thinking

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.

Morality Responsibility Devotion Thinking

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

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 Morality

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Opinion

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.

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

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

Hope Life Short Perspective

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

Heart

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 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

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

Short Time Children

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

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

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

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

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

Short Silence

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

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness Poetry Short

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

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

Short Trust

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 Existence Bhagavad gita Non-duality

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

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

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 Possibility

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

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.

Comfort

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

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.

Analogy Non-duality

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

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

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

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

Perception Bhagavad gita

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

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

If your pleasantness is dependent upon what happens around you, the chances of you being pleasant …If your pleasantness is dependent upon what happens around you, the chances of you being pleasant all the time is remote, in the very nature of things it is not possible.

Happiness Truth

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

If you want joy, you have to turn inward, because that is where it is …If you want joy, you have to turn inward, because that is where it is generated.

Short Joy

What will be worthwhile for you today and after fifty years, however small or big - invest your …What will be worthwhile for you today and after fifty years, however small or big - invest your life into that.

Life Wisdom

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

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

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

If you value your life, should you not try to understand the source of …If you value your life, should you not try to understand the source of life?

Life Wisdom Question Understanding

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

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

Short

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

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.

Hate Life War Humor

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.

I am my …I am my world.

World