"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans."
-John Lennon
"We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell
"All things share the same breath- the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports."
-Chief Seattle
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
"Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called, “All Things That Could Go Wrong."
-Marianne Williamson
"When you are present, when attention is fully and intensely in the NOW, being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally."
-Eckert Tolle
"One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen."
-John O'Donohue
"It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there."
-John O'Donohue
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
"Positive thoughts, Positive molecules."
-Deepak Chopra
"Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb."
"The quieter you become, the more you an hear."
-Ram Das
"Do your practice and all is coming."
-Pattabi Jois
"Pre-programmed inside you is greatness of the most extraordinary sort. What do you have to do such that that greatness reveals itself and is actually available to you and expressed and manifested in your life?"
-Paul Muller-Ortega
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind."
-Bob Marley
"The unexamined life is one not worth living."
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and to endure what cannot be cured."
-Bks Iyengar
"…self-mastery and stability of purpose; and cheeriness in sickness as well as in all other circumstances; and a character justly proportioned of sweetness and gravity; and to perform without grumbling the task that lies to one’s hand."
-Marcus Aurelius
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
"Opportunity lies in the middle of difficulties."
"Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome: 'Do your worst, for I will do mine!'"
-Alexandre Dumas (Count of Monte Cristo)
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
-Franz Kafka
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
"Not knowing when the dawn will come… I open every door."
-Emily Dickinson
"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
-Carlos Castaneda
"Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you."
-Walt Whitman
"Tell a wise person, or else keep silent, because the massman will mock it right away."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"O friend, understand; the body is like the ocean, rich with hidden treasures. Open your innermost chamber and light it’s lamp!"
"I was dead, then alive. Weeping then laughing. The power of love came into me and I became fierce like a lion and then tender like the evening star."
"Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think…and think…while you are alive. What you call “salvation” belongs to the time before Death."
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?"
-Henry David Thoreau
"You give nothing when you give of your possessions—it is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
-Kahlil Gibran
"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."
-William Wordsworth
"To see the World in a Grain of Sand…And Heaven in a wild Flower…To hold infinity in the palm of your hand…And eternity in an hour"
-William Blake
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Two Roads diverged in a wood, and I –I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
-Robert Frost
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. "
"When love overflows and is expressed through every word and deed, we call it Compassion. That is the goal of religion."
-Amma (hugging Saint)
"Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity."
-Neem Karoli Baba
"All that is required to realize the Self is to 'Be Still'."
-Ramana Maharshi
"In a day, when you don’t come across any problems-you can be sure that you are traveling the wrong path."
-Swami Vivekananda
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."
-Swami Vivekananda
"Don’t renounce the world, renounce the unwanted parts of yourself."
-Swami Rama
"Be the change you wish to see."
"Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you."
-Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you."
-Paramhansa Yogananda
"We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do."
-Mother Theresa
"The world can give only what you gave it."
-A Course in Miracles
"To forgive is merely to remember all the loving thoughts you gave in the past, and those that were given you. All the rest must be forgotten."
-A Course in Miracles
"When the temptation to attack rises to make your mind darkened and murderous, remember you can see the battle from above."
-A Course in Miracles
"The Reality (Truth) is one: the wise call It by various names. Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadani."
-Rig Veda 1.164.46
"That thou art: Tat Tvam Asi"
-Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7
"Now, therefore, the instruction (about Brahman): Neti, neti: Not this, Not this."
-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.3.6
"Yoga is the settling of the activities of the mind. Then the seer becomes established in its true nature."
-Yoga Sutras 1:2-3
"As a tree is know by its fruits, so man by his works."
-The Talmud
"Do not confine your children to your learning for they were born in another time."
-The Talmud
"Learn first and philosophize later."
-The Talmud
"Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled."
-The Quran
"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."
-Gautama Buddha (The Dhammapada)
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."
-The Dhammapada
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
-The Dhammapada
"To keep the body in good Health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
-The Dhammapada
"When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When some people see some things as good, other things become bad."
-Tao Te Ching
"Those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know."
-Tao Te Ching
"He leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul…"
-Psalms 23
"Ask and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you."
-Matthew 6:7
"If I speak in the tongue of men and angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal… Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."
-Corinthians 13
"Whatsoever things are true, Whatsoever things are honest, Whatsoever things are just, Whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, Whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, an if there be any praise, think on these things."
-Philippians 4:8
"Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, as to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive and it is in pardoning that we are pardoned."
-St. Francis of Assisi
"The one person who see inaction in action, and action in inaction is a wise person. Such a person is a yogi and has accomplished everything."
-Bhagavad Gita 3.16
"As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes, O Arjuna."
-Bhagavad Gita 4.37
"However men try to reach me, I return their love with my love. Whatever path they may travel, it leads to me in the end."
-Bhagavad Gita 4.11
"Now hear the wisdom of yoga. Armed with this understanding you will shatter your Karmic bonds. On this Path no effort is wasted no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow."
-Bhagavad Gita 2.38