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When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

When I'm trusting and being myself... everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.

The world is a stage and we are all actors. Each actor plays a unique part and is responsible for their own actions. Responsibility means doing the right thing no matter how big or small the task may be. Each one of us has a special role to play in the making the world a better place.

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

When I speak about love and compassion, i do so not as a Buddhist, nor as a Tibetan, nor as the Dalai Lama. I do so as one human being speaking with another. I hope that you at this moment will think of yourself as a human being rather than as an American, Asian, European, African, or member of any particular country. These loyalties are secondary.

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.

There are two types of mind... the mathematical, and what might be called the intuitive. The former arrives at its views slowly, but they are firm and rigid; the latter is endowed with greater flexibility and applies itself simultaneously to the diverse lovable parts of that which it loves.

Never promise more than you can perform.

String theory is an attempt at a deeper description of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor makes you more human, more humble. The sense of humor -- according to me -- is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.

Just as the bird has to find the courage to let go of the branch in order to fly, so we also must let go of our branches if we are to know the exhilaration of soaring to the highest potential of our life. The branches we hold to are our inner attachments - our beliefs, ideas and memories. And then there are the outer attachments - people, possessions, positions and privileges are a few. But as long as we hold on to them we will live in fear (of letting go and loss) and we will never be free. And just watch those birds, by letting go of one branch they are able to spend the rest of their life alighting on a million other branches, and they enjoy the view from each. Are you flying and soaring in your life, or are you stuck on one branch, cursing others as they fly past. Go on, try it ...let go!

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.

Your mind is trying to find an escape and does not want to rise to that level to which the master is trying to raise you, trying to pull you up.

We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness.

Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.

Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

When I look at birds and animals, their survival is without rules, without conditions, without organization... that's nature.

Silence is one great art of conversation.

Be aware of your thinking and know it can manifest in the future.

I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me.

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.

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