The heart is like a flower - unless it is open it cannot release its fragrance into the world. The fragrance of the heart is made up of the qualities and virtues of our spirit. Most of us have learned how to keep our heart closed in a world that would trample all over us if we let it. Being open hearted today seems to require tremendous courage. It is a courage which comes only when we realise that no one can hurt us, no matter what they say or do. They may hurt our body, but if we have realised we are spirit, nothing outside can touch us, if we so decide. Little by little, practice opening your heart to those you think have hurt you. Realise it wasnt them that hurt you, it was yourself. And it taught you not to trust and you closed your heart. A closed heart is in need of opening. And when you do, you will have begun to heal yourself.
Water's like me. It's laaazy... Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.
For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man. And no more than a hundred empty heads make one wise man will an heroic decision arise from a hundred cowards.
Humility means to understand the self and through that to understand others as well. Humility is the attitude where a person is not attached to his or her opinion and feelings. Humility is the most natural expression of truth. It helps in better understanding of truth. Humility is the basis for maintaining self-respect. Humility does not mean bowing down and being subservient to others. Humility allows you to see benefit in everything. Developing humility brings a lot of comfort and ease into your life.
When love is strong, personalities don't need to impress, for love in itself is impressive.
Its amazing what you can get done when you dont care who gets the credit.
The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent." "By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that weve set. Weve got to have a civilian national security force thats just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.
Hard work is what you do to make ends meet, easy work is getting others to do the hard work for you.
Rather than be concerned with what others think of you, concern yourself with what you think of yourself. The greatest fortune is to know who you are and who you need not to be.
If we live, we live; if we die, we die; if we suffer, we suffer; if we are terrified, we are terrified. There is no problem about it.