Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less.
There is great beauty in simplicity. That which is simple is close to Truth.
There is nothing more certain than that the world will continue to change. Accepting and not resisting this, is the first and most important inner skill in this frenetically changing, modern world. Life tests us every day to see how well we have developed this ability. Equally, there is nothing more real than the inner space within each of us that never ever changes. We may change our thoughts, our feelings, even our sense of who we are, but we fail to visit the unchanging centre of our own self. The ability to be in this inner space, where our peace is found, when all around would prefer chaos and crisis, is the deepest spiritual change skill. It is the eye of the storm, it is the oasis in the desert, it is the place where peace is power. Call in today. You'll be surprised how much it can influence and change everything and everyone around you!
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.
The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.
All that this world needs is a good cleansing of the heart of all the inhibitions of the past. And laughter and tears can do both. Tears will take out all the agony that is hidden inside you and laughter will take all that is preventing your ecstasy. Once you have learned the art you will be immensely surprised.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Your world is your mirror.
If the whole existence is one, and if the existence goes on taking care of trees, of animals, of mountains, of oceans - from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest star - then it will take care of you too. Why be possessive? The possessiveness shows simply one thing - that you cannot trust existence. You have to arrange separate security for yourself, safety for yourself; you cannot trust existence. Non-possessiveness is basically trust in existence. There is no need to possess, because the whole is already ours.
God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
Have the faith that, despite appearances, people are doing the best they can.
When there is growth, changes are automatic, if I fear change, how can there be growth?
To what shall I liken the world? Moonlight, reflected in dewdrops. Shaken from a crane's bill.
Do everything you have to do with love not anger. You are not able to achieve as much with anger as with love.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.