Wisdom quotes

Wisdom is a chisel, love is the …Wisdom is a chisel, love is the sandpaper

Love Short

As a boat on the waters is carried off course by a gale, so an individual's discrimination is …As a boat on the waters is carried off course by a gale, so an individual's discrimination is driven from its intended path when the mind succumbs to the wandering senses.

Mind Bhagavad gita

The restless mind jumps at …The restless mind jumps at conclusions

Short Truth Mind

I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks …I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.

Funny War Witty Future

He who is undisturbed by anxiety under afflictions, nor attached to happiness under favorable …He who is undisturbed by anxiety under afflictions, nor attached to happiness under favorable circumstances; he who is free from worldly loves, fears & anger- is called a sage of steady wisdom

Bhagavad gita

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss …Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

Mind Idea

He who hurries through life hurries to his …He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.

Life

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.

Philosophy Perspective Bhagavad gita Pleasure

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by …You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

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

Change Inspirational Philosophy Short

He who is everywhere nonattached, neither joyously excited by encountering good nor disturbed by …He who is everywhere nonattached, neither joyously excited by encountering good nor disturbed by evil, has an established wisdom

Bhagavad gita

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand …Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

Life Short






Short + Wisdom quotes

Short Quotes
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of …Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Short Truth

The truth is rarely pure and never …The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Short Truth

Never memorize something that you can look …Never memorize something that you can look up.

Short Science Humor Knowledge

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of …Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.

Short Success

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and …There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.

Short Truth

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know …The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Short

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a …Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Short Mistake Enemy

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your …You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

Short

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be …Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

Short Acceptance Understanding

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only …We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Short

A smart person knows how to talk. A wise person knows when to be …A smart person knows how to talk. A wise person knows when to be silent.

Short Silence

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a …The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Short Truth

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever …Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.

Short

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see …The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

Short

There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and …There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow

Short Time Past

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all …Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Short

Respect yourself and others will respect …Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Short

The man who fears losing has already …The man who fears losing has already lost.

Short Fear

Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right …Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.

Short Humor Silence

Forever is composed of …Forever is composed of nows.

Short Time

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to …They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

Short

The past can't hurt you anymore, not unless you let …The past can't hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.

Short Truth Past Hurt

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you …You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.

Short Positive Attitude Acceptance

It takes a very long time to become …It takes a very long time to become young.

Short Time



Life + Wisdom quotes

Life Quotes
This is your life and its ending one moment at a …This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.

Life Short Time Truth

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight …The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Life Short Secret

It is not the length of life, but the …It is not the length of life, but the depth.

Life Truth

Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of …Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.

Life Short Humor Experience

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't …Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Life Truth Smile

Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when …Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.

Life Short Thought Life lessons

The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a …The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.

Life Time Learning Past

Love truth, but pardon …Love truth, but pardon error.

Life Love Short Truth

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is …You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Life Humor

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to …Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

Life Time Advice People

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are …Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"

Life Success

The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how …The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.

Life Character People

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are …It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Life Success

Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without …Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending.

Life Love Advice

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 Philosophy Pain Experience

Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. …Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they're blessings or lessons.

Life People The light in the heart

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of …Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

Life Humor Perspective

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more …Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Life Action

There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into …There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.

Life Time Perseverance

The more I see, the less I know for …The more I see, the less I know for sure.

Life Truth

Find what you love and let it kill …Find what you love and let it kill you.

Life Love Short

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

Life Philosophy Truth Memory

I regret that it takes a life to learn how to …I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.

Life Short

The unexamined life is not worth …The unexamined life is not worth living.

Life Short Truth



Inspirational + Wisdom quotes

Inspirational Quotes
Don't depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are …Don't depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.

Inspirational Darkness

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not …Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Inspirational Short

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

Inspirational Philosophy Short Truth

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him …Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Inspirational Character

Turn your wounds into …Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Inspirational Short Pain Experience

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a …I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Inspirational

There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns …There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.

Inspirational Life Truth

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless …Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Inspirational Belief

Thinking is difficult, that's why most people …Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.

Inspirational Short Truth Thinking

When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, …When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.

Inspirational

Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, …Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Inspirational

We all make mistakes... so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from …We all make mistakes... so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.

Inspirational Mistake Future

Travel far enough, you meet …Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

Inspirational Short

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by …Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Inspirational Reading Writing

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be …The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

Inspirational

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from …I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Inspirational Short Ignorance

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for …We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

Inspirational

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the …It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.

Inspirational

A Penny Saved is a Penny …A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Inspirational

When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to …When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose.

Inspirational Short Truth

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the …We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world

Inspirational Life Truth Joy

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other …A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

Inspirational Man

We must live together as brothers or perish together as …We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Inspirational Short Strength

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your …Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.

Inspirational Soul Spirituality Insult



Philosophy + Wisdom quotes

Philosophy Quotes
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.

Philosophy Friends Enemy Life lessons

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

Philosophy Short Truth

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.

Philosophy Enemy Mind Bhagavad gita

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.

Philosophy Truth

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

Philosophy Short

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

Philosophy Short Knowledge Perseverance

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

Philosophy Pain Spirituality Bhagavad gita

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.

Philosophy Short 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.

Philosophy Mind Bhagavad gita

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.

Philosophy 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.

Philosophy Honesty 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;!

Philosophy 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.

Philosophy Children Laughter



Truth + Wisdom quotes

Truth Quotes
If you knew how quickly people forget the dead... you would stop living to impress …If you knew how quickly people forget the dead... you would stop living to impress people.

Truth Honesty

The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy …The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed

Truth World

The essence of being human is that one does not seek …The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

Truth Humanity

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its …Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

Truth Strength

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by …Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

Truth

Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous …Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.

Truth

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day …Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Truth

What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like …What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.

Truth

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of …The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..

Truth Mind

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim …A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

Truth

This show has a purpose: that you learn how to play the various parts of the life movie without …This show has a purpose: that you learn how to play the various parts of the life movie without identifying your Self with your role

Truth Spirituality

I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and …I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.

Truth Ignorance

The truth is embodied in the wisdom of the great ones that reveal to us the world as it really …The truth is embodied in the wisdom of the great ones that reveal to us the world as it really is.

Truth



Happiness + Wisdom quotes

Happiness Quotes
If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take …If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.

Happiness

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being …Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Happiness Light

Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can …Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become

Happiness Life Life lessons

Obscurity and a competence-that is the life that is best worth …Obscurity and a competence-that is the life that is best worth living.

Happiness Life

Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend …Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.

Happiness Time Advice

Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being …Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.

Happiness

Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be …Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.

Happiness Truth

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is …Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.

Happiness Kindness Choice The light in the heart

The happiness that comes by fits and starts is only tantalizing; pleasures that become monotonous …The happiness that comes by fits and starts is only tantalizing; pleasures that become monotonous are tiresome; joy that comes momentarily and then flits away, sinking you in a state of deepening indifference, by contrast, is torturing.

Happiness Joy Moment Pleasure

Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige, and power. None of …Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige, and power. None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used. To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man.

Happiness Love Success



All Wisdom Quotes


It's the job that's never started as takes the longest to …It's the job that's never started as takes the longest to finish.

Success Work Action

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that …You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing …Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Change

Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes …Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.

Funny

Who, being loved, is …Who, being loved, is poor?

Love Short Witty

When you talk you are only repeating something you already know. But, if you listen you may learn …When you talk you are only repeating something you already know. But, if you listen you may learn something new.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all …Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.

Funny Truth Mistake

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping …There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to …The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

Change

Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for …Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself.

Forgiveness

He who withdraws his senses from the objects of perception, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs …He who withdraws his senses from the objects of perception, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in steady wisdom

Bhagavad gita

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go …Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Politics Short

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a …The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Mind

Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at …Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.

Love Short

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of …You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Imagination Short Truth

You have peace... when you make it with …You have peace... when you make it with yourself.

Peace Short Truth

You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic …You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.

Reality

Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against …Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is …The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

Heart Inspirational

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human …We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.

Humanity

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an …Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Funny Life Advice

The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the …The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you …No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care

Love Short Knowledge

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know …The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.

Knowledge Learning Reading

The only way to have a friend is to be …The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Friendship Short

Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in …Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.

Evil

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to …Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. …Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Change Life Peace Acceptance

I ask not for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one …I ask not for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one within.

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does …The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.

Funny Success Mistake

Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight …Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.

Pain Enemy Moment

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and …If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.

Forgiveness Inspirational Life lessons

It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give …It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.

Fear Question

Only the dead have seen the end of …Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Death Short War Life lessons

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second …Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

Success Mistake

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is …Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Fear

When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for …When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.

Enemy

Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or …Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.

Peace Short Soul

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your …If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Positive Attitude Pain

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting …It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Education Mind Thought

Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering …Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Relationship Short Truth Humor

Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, …Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.

Heart Inspirational The light in the heart

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it …I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Evil

Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing …Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.

People swallow the bitter pill of evil because it is sugarcoated with immediate …People swallow the bitter pill of evil because it is sugarcoated with immediate pleasure.

Evil People Pleasure

The trouble is that instead of living only in the present, we try to live in the past and in the …The trouble is that instead of living only in the present, we try to live in the past and in the future at the same time.

Time Future

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and …Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Courage Inspirational Strength

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering …Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

Forgiveness Life

Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! …Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! Control the present! Live supremely well now! It will whitewash the dark past, and compel the future to be bright! This is the way of the wise

Time Future

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a …On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.

If you are infected with the germs of worry you should go on a strict mental …If you are infected with the germs of worry you should go on a strict mental diet

Funny Short

There's a lot of difference between listening and …There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing.

Short Truth

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and …Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.

Short Feeling Thinking

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, …By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Experience Learning

It takes something more than intelligence to act …It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

Short Action

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model …You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Change Inspirational Science

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find …Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Short Truth

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick …It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Short Truth

Speak only if it improves upon the …Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

Peace Short Silence

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and …Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

Individuality

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find …Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Peace Compassion

It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our …It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Choice

Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her …Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.

Soul Understanding

Recognizing power in another does not diminish your …Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.

Short Truth Human nature

Do not dispute with anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm …Do not dispute with anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm and its evil is greater than its benefit.

Evil

Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of …Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.

God Love Short

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to …Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

Life Experience

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't …I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy …As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Death Happiness Life Short

Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your …Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions.

Life Advice

A leader is best When people barely know he exists, who talks little, When his work is done, his …A leader is best When people barely know he exists, who talks little, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say, "We did this ourselves."

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers …The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Life Science Knowledge

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of …Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.

Short Truth Pain

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than …Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

People are too complicated to have simple …People are too complicated to have simple labels.

Short Truth People

Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over …Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.

Forgiveness Life Trust

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've …The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.

You only lose what you cling …You only lose what you cling to.

Desire Short Suffering

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you …Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any …wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.

Life Short

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their …Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Relationship

I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to …I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to it.

Life Humor Secret

Be - don't try to …Be - don't try to become

Life Short

To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. …To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.

Knowledge Ignorance

Knowledge comes, but wisdom …Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Short Knowledge

You shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw …You shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.

Life

Never attempt to win by force what can be won by …Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.

Politics

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to …The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

History Knowledge Past

We learn from failure, not from …We learn from failure, not from success!

Failure Short Success Experience

When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you …When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk.

Ignorance

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his …A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Friends Enemy Advice

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better …Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.

Courage Fear

You should never give up a happy 'middle' in the hopes of a happy 'ending', because there is no …You should never give up a happy 'middle' in the hopes of a happy 'ending', because there is no such thing as a happy ending

Life

The art of being wise is knowing what to …The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

Short Perspective Art

When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and …When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.

Life Pain Sadness Suffering

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers …It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.

Life Problems

Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with …Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!

Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find …Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he …A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Short Perseverance

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to …I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

Individuality

The mind once enlightened cannot again become …The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

Education Short Experience Mind

Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I …Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.

Belief Humor Advice

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to …You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Life

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the …Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Short Perspective

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is …Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for …You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

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

Nature Philosophy Short

Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable …Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable desires for further sense experiences.

Desire Spirituality Pleasure

Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, 'men whose hearts are changed by money are …Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"

Change Education Heart Truth

Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a …Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a tyrant to those who resist and resent.

Suffering

The man who has peace in his soul has all the wisdom of the …The man who has peace in his soul has all the wisdom of the gods.

Peace Short Soul

Meditation is 'active calmness.' Passive calmness, as in sleep or idle daydreaming, is essentially …Meditation is "active calmness." Passive calmness, as in sleep or idle daydreaming, is essentially different from active calmness—the positive state of peace found in scientific meditation.

Meditation Spirituality

Fulfilled desire is 'pleasure' and contradicted desire is 'pain' or 'sorrow'. They are …Fulfilled desire is "pleasure" and contradicted desire is "pain" or "sorrow". They are inseparable

Desire Truth Pain Pleasure

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red …An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.

He who is wise does his best to overcome difficulties, but he smiles, first, last, and all the …He who is wise does his best to overcome difficulties, but he smiles, first, last, and all the time. There is no better panacea for sorrow, no better revivifying tonic, than smiles.

Smile

But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, …But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthword, downword, into the dark, the deep - into evil.

Evil Humanity Light Man

In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for …In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.

Children

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest …It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

Mistake Strength

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know …I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks …Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up

Faith Life Short

People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their …People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak.

People

Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by …Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.

Life Short War

Positive expectations are the mark of the superior …Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.

Positive Attitude Personality

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 Philosophy Truth

Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and …Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain.

Pain

Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You …Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not.

Life Choice The light in the heart

Never compete with someone who has nothing to …Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.

Life Short

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 Philosophy Bhagavad gita

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and …The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.

Strength

He is a wise man whose pursuits are all without selfish plan or longings for results, and whose …He is a wise man whose pursuits are all without selfish plan or longings for results, and whose activities are purified by the fire of wisdom.

Bhagavad gita

When you realize there is something you don't understand, then you're generally on the right path …When you realize there is something you don't understand, then you're generally on the right path to understanding all kinds of things.

Understanding

The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must …The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.

There are three signs of a knowledgeable person: knowledge, forbearance and …There are three signs of a knowledgeable person: knowledge, forbearance and silence.

Knowledge Silence

Self-realized sages behold with an equal eye a learned and humble Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a …Self-realized sages behold with an equal eye a learned and humble Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater.

Self realization Bhagavad gita

Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will …Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.

Enemy Honesty People

People are running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. …People are running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. Ultimately, each one must face himself.

Courage Truth Reality People

Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish …Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by …Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.

Short

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the …When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Short

If you have to keep a secret, it's because you shouldn't be doing it in the first …If you have to keep a secret, it's because you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

Secret

Never, never, never give …Never, never, never give in!

Short Perseverance

A true genius admits that he/she knows …A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.

Short

If you're afraid - don't do it, - if you're doing it - don't be …If you're afraid - don't do it, - if you're doing it - don't be afraid!

Courage Short Fear Action

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the …The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.

Short

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not …Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Friendship Happiness Life Short

Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you …Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.

Short Belief

Let no man pull you so low as to hate …Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.

Short

I don't think anybody's necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you …I don't think anybody's necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you've said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.

Death Truth

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading …You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Book People Reading

Wonder is the beginning of …Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Short

Honesty is the first chapter of the book …Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.

Short Honesty Book

Truth is singular. Its 'versions' are …Truth is singular. Its 'versions' are mistruths.

Short Truth

Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and …Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.

Education Learning Book

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to …When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.

Love

Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness …Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak …If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they …There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in …Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

Short Kindness The light in the heart

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire …Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Education Short Learning

Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake …Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.

Mistake

If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a …If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much …It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

Short Learning

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of …A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Man

Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never …Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.

Strength

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never …I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of …He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of …A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Knowledge Book

There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly …There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.

Suffering

Knowing thyself, that is the greatest …Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom.

Short

It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living …It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.

Freedom

Sometimes you weren't supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it …Sometimes you weren't supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.

Pain Sadness

To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much, Just remember two main rules for the …To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much, Just remember two main rules for the beginning: You better starve, than eat whatever And better be alone, than with whoever.

Life Relationship

If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell …If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart

Heart

Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse …Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.

Enemy

The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either …The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

War

Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't …Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.

Understanding

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 Philosophy

Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can …Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.

If indeed you must be candid, be candid …If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

Inspirational Short 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 Philosophy Action

These violent delights have violent …These violent delights have violent ends.

Short Feeling

When suffering comes it is more difficult to detach your consciousness from identification with the …When suffering comes it is more difficult to detach your consciousness from identification with the body; so be wise and make the effort now, while you have strength and health

Strength Consciousness Suffering Body

Live without being attached. Wherever you are, carry within your bosom a portable heaven of joy. …Live without being attached. Wherever you are, carry within your bosom a portable heaven of joy. Remember that you are here in this world to be entertained.

Joy World

These loads (of past) are too heavy for the mind to carry, so we must restrict the amount of the …These loads (of past) are too heavy for the mind to carry, so we must restrict the amount of the load. The past is gone. Why continue to carry it in the mind?

Mind

Only when one pleasure after another fails him does man finally begin to wonder if, after all, …Only when one pleasure after another fails him does man finally begin to wonder if, after all, happiness is possible through the senses. This thought has a liberating effect

Failure Happiness Pleasure Man

Since you alone are responsible for what goes on in your mind, only you can change your …Since you alone are responsible for what goes on in your mind, only you can change your thoughts.

Change Short Mind Thought

That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're …That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.

Beauty Advice People

Of all qualities the purest is wisdom. Its unpollutable flame of light is the only effective …Of all qualities the purest is wisdom. Its unpollutable flame of light is the only effective adversary of darkness, ignorance

Darkness Ignorance

Even strength must bow to wisdom …Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.

Short Strength

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in …In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.

Book

But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the …But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.

Evil

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be …It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.

Science Art

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of …Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.

Short Truth

It is one thing to be clever and another to be …It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise.

Short

Knowledge of the scriptures is beneficial only when it stimulates a desire for practical …Knowledge of the scriptures is beneficial only when it stimulates a desire for practical realization; otherwise, theoretical knowledge gives one false conviction of wisdom

Self realization

Your experiences bring wisdom according to the measure of the cup of your …Your experiences bring wisdom according to the measure of the cup of your receptivity

Experience

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he …If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

Short Book

You have control over the activity you perform, never the resultant fruit of your actions. Do not …You have control over the activity you perform, never the resultant fruit of your actions. Do not consider yourself the creator of the fruits of your activities, nor be attached to inaction

Action Bhagavad gita

When a man completely relinquishes all desires of the mind and is entirely contented in the self, …When a man completely relinquishes all desires of the mind and is entirely contented in the self, by the self, he is then considered to be settled in wisdom

Desire Mind Bhagavad gita

Even if you are the chief sinner among all sinners, yet by the sole raft of wisdom you shall safely …Even if you are the chief sinner among all sinners, yet by the sole raft of wisdom you shall safely cross the sea of sin

Bhagavad gita

As enkindled flame converts firewood into ashes, so does the fire of wisdom consume to ashes all …As enkindled flame converts firewood into ashes, so does the fire of wisdom consume to ashes all karma.

Bhagavad gita

Verily, nothing else in this world is as sanctifying as wisdom. In due course of time, the devotee …Verily, nothing else in this world is as sanctifying as wisdom. In due course of time, the devotee who is successful in yoga will spontaneously realize this within his Self.

Spirituality Self realization Bhagavad gita

The greatest sin is ignorance — not knowing what life is all about. And the greatest virtue is …The greatest sin is ignorance — not knowing what life is all about. And the greatest virtue is wisdom — to know the meaning and purpose of life and its Creator... that we are one with Him, is wisdom

Life Ignorance

It is not necessary to go through every kind of human experience in order to attain the ultimate …It is not necessary to go through every kind of human experience in order to attain the ultimate wisdom. You should be able to learn by studying the lives of others.

Experience Learning

There is no greater power with which to overcome failure than a real smile. There is no more …There is no greater power with which to overcome failure than a real smile. There is no more beautiful ornament one can wear than a genuine smile of peace and wisdom glowing on the face.

Failure Smile

Material things cannot be owned by anybody, for at death they must be left behind & given to …Material things cannot be owned by anybody, for at death they must be left behind & given to others. We are only allowed the use of things. It shows a lack of wisdom to be 'possessed' by material things.

Death

One who looks from the cinema booth through the beam sees the villain and the hero both as …One who looks from the cinema booth through the beam sees the villain and the hero both as pictures. When one is united with God, then and then only he sees no difference between good and evil.

God Evil

Do not indiscriminately swallow useless …Do not indiscriminately swallow useless ideas.

Short Advice Idea

Never concentrate on your faults. By doing so you identify yourself with them. You are the one who …Never concentrate on your faults. By doing so you identify yourself with them. You are the one who puts the veil of delusion in front of your wisdom's eyes. Whatsoever you think, that is what you are.

Thought

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and …Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.

Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your …Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.

Failure Heart Success Advice

Angry people are not always …Angry people are not always wise.

Lost Time is never found …Lost Time is never found again.

Short Time

You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your …You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.

Beauty Life

Women may fall when there's no strength in …Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

Marriage Women Strength

His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him …His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.

Heart

If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose …If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.

Change Life

Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the …Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.

Short

The road of excess leads to the palace of …The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

Short

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper …It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.

Life Time

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage …The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.

Courage Fear

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of …There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the …Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Inspirational Humor

Dear friend, Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it clean of the veil of dust that has …Dear friend, Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it clean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.

Heart

There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the …There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.

Heart Short

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. …Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.

Beauty Love Music Truth

I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the …I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.

Spirituality

A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting …A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.

Life

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do …Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Politics

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. …Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this …The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?

Short

Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, …Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Music

Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't …Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more.

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 Philosophy Man

A man without words is a man without …A man without words is a man without thought.

Short Thought 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 Philosophy Moment

Act your age, not your shoe …Act your age, not your shoe size.

Short Humor

True wisdom: understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all …True wisdom: understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things

God Short Consciousness Understanding

Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent of material rewards, …Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent of material rewards, the wise do not perform any binding action even in the midst of activities

Freedom Action Bhagavad gita

The senses naturally experience attachment and aversion to the sense objects but do not be …The senses naturally experience attachment and aversion to the sense objects but do not be controlled by them, for they are one's enemies

Enemy Bhagavad gita

To the knower of Brahman (spirit), all the Vedas (scriptures) are of no utility than is a reservoir …To the knower of Brahman (spirit), all the Vedas (scriptures) are of no utility than is a reservoir when there is a flood from all directions

Knowledge Self realization Bhagavad gita

Even wise people act according to their natures, for all living beings are propelled by their …Even wise people act according to their natures, for all living beings are propelled by their natural tendencies. What will one gain by repression?

Nature Bhagavad gita People

The truly wise mourn neither for those who are living nor for those who have passed …The truly wise mourn neither for those who are living nor for those who have passed away

Short Bhagavad gita

Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way of escape is through wisdom. The tragedy of death is unreal; …Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way of escape is through wisdom. The tragedy of death is unreal; those who shudder at it are like an ignorant actor who dies of fright on the stage when nothing more has been fired at him than a blank cartridge

Death Pain Ignorance

Wise? No, I simply learned to …Wise? No, I simply learned to think.

Short Thinking Learning

Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the …Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.

Thinking

The secret of true religion lies in the cave of stillness, in the cave of wisdom, in the cave of …The secret of true religion lies in the cave of stillness, in the cave of wisdom, in the cave of the spiritual eye.

Religion Spirituality Secret

God, the perfect ever-new unending Bliss, is the greatest temptation to the soul of man. He tests …God, the perfect ever-new unending Bliss, is the greatest temptation to the soul of man. He tests His children first with inferior temptations of the senses; when the man has rejected those in a proper spirit of wisdom, the superior divine treasures are revealed to him.

God Soul Children Spirituality

He who realizes that happiness is the highest goal, and who seeks happiness in God, follows the …He who realizes that happiness is the highest goal, and who seeks happiness in God, follows the path of wisdom

God Happiness

The greatest thing you can do to cultivate true wisdom is to practice the consciousness of the …The greatest thing you can do to cultivate true wisdom is to practice the consciousness of the world as a dream

Consciousness World

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is …In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

Short Humor

It is not a pumping-in from the outside that gives wisdom; it is the power and extent of your inner …It is not a pumping-in from the outside that gives wisdom; it is the power and extent of your inner receptivity that determines how much you can attain of true knowledge, and how rapidly

Knowledge

The wisdom-manifesting yogi fills his mind with scriptural studies and spiritual meditative …The wisdom-manifesting yogi fills his mind with scriptural studies and spiritual meditative perceptions that contribute to soul-realization.

Self realization

Realize that you are not really a fleshly being; neither categorize yourself as a Hindu nor as an …Realize that you are not really a fleshly being; neither categorize yourself as a Hindu nor as an American, or any other conception you may have of yourself that is limiting and sense-bound.

Religion Truth Soul

The yogi who roasts in a fire of wisdom all seeds of new desires becomes free from the thralldom of …The yogi who roasts in a fire of wisdom all seeds of new desires becomes free from the thralldom of reincarnation

Desire

Every unfulfilled active desire, unless roasted by wisdom, plants a new desire-seed in the …Every unfulfilled active desire, unless roasted by wisdom, plants a new desire-seed in the mind.

Desire

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow …No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.

...Nobody knows like a woman how to say things that are both sweet and profound. Sweetness and …...Nobody knows like a woman how to say things that are both sweet and profound. Sweetness and depth, this is all of woman; this is Heaven.

When in doubt, choose to …When in doubt, choose to live.

Life Humor

By concentration, you can condense each experience and garner whatever wisdom is to be learned from …By concentration, you can condense each experience and garner whatever wisdom is to be learned from it.

Experience

'But that's how memory works,' Bitterblue said quietly. 'Things disappear without your permission, …"But that's how memory works," Bitterblue said quietly. "Things disappear without your permission, then come back again without your permission." And sometimes they came back incomplete and warped.

Memory