QUOTES (VIII)

“Let us rise up and be thankful,

for if we didn’t learn a lot today,

at least we learned a little,

and if we didn’t learn a little,

at least we didn’t get sick,

and if we got sick,

at least we didn’t die;

so, let us all be thankful.”

Buddha

“Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance,

from no to yes.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Stop thinking,

and end your problems.”

Lao Tzu

“If you cannot find truth just where you are,

where else do you expect to find it?”

Dogen

“The inspiration you seek is already within you.

Be silent and listen.”

Rumi

“Nothing ever goes away

until it has taught us

what we need to learn.”

Pema Chodron

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary

to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”

Hermann Hesse

“You need not do anything.

Remain sitting at your table and listen.

You need not even listen, just wait.

You need not even wait, just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.

And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.

It has no choice,

it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”

Franz Kafka

“Do not let the behavior of others

destroy your inner peace.”

Dalai Lama

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are,

and try to be that perfectly.”

Saint Francis de Sales

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.

The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”

Benjamin E. Mays

“If we were to do all we are capable of doing,

we would astonish ourselves.”

Thomas Edison

 

“Have patience to walk with short steps

until you have wings to fly.”

Saint Francis de Sales

“The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.”

Saint Augustine of Hippo

“Be still. 

Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.”

Lao Tzu  

“Being still does not mean don’t move.

It means move in peace.”

E’yen A. Gardner

“Look at your mind dispassionately;

it is enough to calm it.

When it is quiet,

you can go beyond it.

Do not keep it busy all the time.

Stop it – and just be.

If you give it a rest,

it will settle down and recover its purity and strength.

Constant thinking makes it decay. “

Sri Nisagadastta Maharaj

“There was never an angry man

that thought his anger unjust.”

Saint Francis de Sales

“Do you have patience to wait

until the mud settles

and the water is clear?

Can you remain unmoving

until the right action

arises by itself?

Lao Tzu    –    Tao Te Ching

“Your vision will become clear

when you look into your own heart.

Who looks outside, dreams;

who looks inside, awakens.”

Carl Jung

“We are people who need to love,

because love is the soul’s life.

Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.”

Hafiz

“What you need will come to you,

if you do not ask for what you do not need.”

 Nisargadatta Maharaj

“No man is free who cannot control himself.”

Pythagoras

“Choose to be optimistic,

it feels better.”

Dalai Lama

“Waiting is a state of mind, 

the usual state of mind.

Presence is

when you’re no longer waiting

for the next moment,

believing that the next moment

will be more fulfilling than this one.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Autumn is a second Spring

where every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus

“What wisdom can you find

that is greater than kindness?

Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Remember that children,

marriages, and flower gardens

reflect the kind of care they get.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“People travel to wonder 

at the height of the mountains,

at the huge waves of the sea,

at the long courses of the rivers,

at the vast compass of the ocean,

at the circular motion of the stars,

and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Saint Augustine of Hippo

“In our lives change is unavoidable,

loss is unavoidable.

In the adaptability and ease

with which we experience change

lies our happiness and freedom.” 

Buddha

“Of all the attitudes we can acquire,

surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important

and by far the most life-changing.” 

Zig Ziglar

True change is within,

leave the outside as it is.”

Dalai Lama 

“Look within.

Within is the fountain of good

and it will ever bubble up

if thou wilt ever dig.” 

Marcus Aurelius

“If you want to achieve steadiness of mind,

you should remain engaged constantly

in your moment-to-moment duties with attention.

The discipline this attention brings

makes opposing desires, thoughts and feelings

powerless to affect your mind.”

Bhagavad Gita – 18.45

 

“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

John William Gardner

“The true secret of happiness lies

in taking genuine interest

in all the details of daily life.” 

William Morris

“If you think you can do a thing

or think you can’t do a thing,

you are right.”

Henry Ford 

“There is no way to peace;

Peace is the Way.

There is no way to happiness;

Happiness is the Way.

There is no way to love;

Love is the Way.”

Dan Millman

“Would you like

to save the world

from the degradation and destruction

it seems destined for?

Then step away from shallow mass movements

and quietly go to work

for your own self-awareness.

If you want to awaken all of humanity,

then awaken all of yourself.

If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,

then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.

Truly,

the greatest gift you have to give

is that of your own self-transformation.”

Lao Tzu

“People do not see the enormous difference between

self-improvement and a deep change of the inner nature.

The great difference is this:

Self-improvement,

such as learning better grammar or a foreign language,

never challenges a man’s false ideas about himself.

But inner transformation requires him

to hear facts about himself

that he does not want to hear.

Only a teaching which makes a man face himself as he is,

with all his hidden confusions,

can develop a truly new kind of person.

Wholeness exists when the inner and the outer are the same,

and this is attained by seeing the inner as it actually is,

not as it is imagined.”

Vernon Howard

“Very little is needed to make a happy life;

it is all within yourself,

in your way of thinking.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Use your smile to change the world;

don’t let the world change your smile.”

Anonymous

“If you know the enemy and know yourself,

you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

If you know yourself but not the enemy,

for every victory gained your will also suffer a defeat.

If you know neither the enemy nor yourself,

you will succumb in every battle.”

Sun Tzu – The Art of War

 

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