It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.
Let your thinking and doing be equal, for only then will you be said to be a powerful soul who has will-power.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
If you develop your sense of self-respect, then regard will follow you like your shadow.
The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
The deepest wounds we all carry are locked in our subconscious (out of our awareness). Deep memories and subtle impressions, from unfinished experience, rooted in the past. The pain from those wounds comes to revisit, to block and paralyse us in the moment called now. We all know it comes without warning - "Why am I feeling this way, I didn't mean to do that, I don't know what made me say that." Healing does not mean finding and treating every single inner scar which sends it message to haunt us. It means going even deeper, past those wounds, beyond those distant memories and recordings of unfinished business, to the core of our self, to the heart of our spirit, where we find the light and warmth of our own core qualities of love and peace. They are eternally present within us. They are what we need to heal all our inner wounds. That's why this kind of deep healing is called spirituality and not therapy.
Determination brings the strength to continue, the steadiness to succeed, and the wisdom to slip past difficulties undisturbed.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones -- with ingratitude.
A man who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things.
When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
This administration of chloroform was somewhat eventful and, as frequently happened, the patient struggled violently after losing consciousness.
A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
Ignorance makes us believe that life functions haphazardly. Wisdom teaches us that everything that happens in this theatre of life has profound significance. What we see today is not the fruit of chance but the fruit of seeds planted in the past. Seeds of peace planted now will create a life of peace in the future.