"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it."
“No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees.”
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"
"Peace begins with a smile."
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the Universe."
"Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him."
"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."
"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another."
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow."
"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
"Listen to many, speak to a few."
"Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say."
"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
"Stupid is as stupid does."
“I am fortune's fool.”
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
“You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.”
“The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”
"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
"He who knows nothing is closer to the truth."
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
"Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know."
"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."
"He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two."
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light."
"An honest man is always a child."
"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.”
"Knowledge is love and light and vision."
"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
"I have to follow my thoughts and mine for the gold. I have to dig it out."
"I do not own an inch of land, but all I see is mine."
"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor."
"Poor and content is rich, and rich enough."
"The greatest wealth is to live content with little."
"I am so rich that I must give myself away."
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
"Things do not change; we change."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"None but ourselves can free our minds."
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
"Change in all things is sweet."
"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody."
"In heaven an angel is nobody in particular."
"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
"To change what you get, you must change who you are."
"The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me."
"The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands."
"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it."
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
"There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich."
"Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger."
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
"Failure is success if we learn from it."
"Action is the foundational key to all success."
"Every action has a consequence, so always try to be good."
"God always takes the simplest way."
"Condemn me if you choose — I do that myself, — but condemn me, and not the path which I am following, and which I point out to those who ask me where, in my opinion, the path is."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even."
"Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others."
"Peace of mind for five minutes, that's what I crave."
"Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all."
"To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations."
"You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart."
"I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge."
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing."
"I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
"Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep."
“Brevity is the soul of wit.”
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
"The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct."
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
"The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%."
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."
"The simpler things are, the happier they are."
"Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else."
"Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself."
"Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary."
"Only great minds can afford a simple style."
"A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions."
"Big results require big ambitions."
"I don't really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself."
"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."
"I am very humble, and I am very gracious and very grateful for everything that happens to me and about me and around me."
"I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors."
"I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes."
"When you are grateful - when you can see what you have - you unlock blessings to flow in your life."
"Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none."
"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."
"There are no regrets in life, just lessons."
"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."
"Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body."
"Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence."
"The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk."
"The awareness of our own strength makes us modest."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way."
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
"Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why.’ I dream things that never were and say,‘Why not.’"
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."
"Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness."
"Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns."
"Power is not alluring to pure minds."
"The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil."
"No speech can stain what is noble by nature."
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
"We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse."
"In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich."
"The point of power is always in the present moment."
"True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future."
"It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past."
"Every thought we think is creating our future."
"There are no regrets in life, just lessons."
"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."
"Where a man's heart is, there is his treasure also."
"Hope is the dream of a waking man."
"Home is where the heart is."
"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate."
"I always try to put a seed of hope into people's hearts."
"While there's life, there's hope."
"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery."
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”
“A great man is always willing to be little.”
"Grief does not change you. It reveals you."
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
"Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."
"I need to look like an idiot at least twice a day to keep myself humble."
"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."
"Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that."
"Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks."
"Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
"If you expect nothing from anybody, you've never disappointed."
"When you don't have anything, then you have everything."
"Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything."
"Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort."
"Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home."
"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all."
"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."
"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
"Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more."
"For whatever we lose, it's always our self we find in the sea."
"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
"I've got nothing to do today but smile."
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
"A friend is, as it were, a second self."
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
"You never fail until you stop trying."
“What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.”
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming."
"Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!"
"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change."
"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
“What goes up must come down.”
"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
“If you want to be happy, be.”
"Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you."
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
"Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
"He that can have patience can have what he will."
"Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly."
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
""Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he."
"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."
"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions."
"What does your conscience say? — 'You should become the person you are'."
"Conscience doth (does) make cowards of us all."
"A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory."
“Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation.”
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
"You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing ~ my conscience."
"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."
"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves."
“Love to be real, it must cost it, must hurt it, must empty us of self.”
"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."
"The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
“I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”
“The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
“And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.”
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
“May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.”
"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."
“When you know better you do better.”
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
“The sun shines not on us but in us.”
"A quiet conscience makes one strong."
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
“We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second.”
“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”
“Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold.”
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
“There is no Royal Road to Geometry.”
“Happiness is an inside job.”
“If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”
“If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. ”
“Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.”
“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
"Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past."
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.”
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.”
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience."”
“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”
“And to every action, there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction.”
“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”
“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.”
“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
“It's not a big thing, but I guess it's true ~ big things are often just small things that are noticed.”
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“Well done is better than well said.”
“The future depends on what you do today.”
"The more laws, the less justice."
“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
“The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree.”
“I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.”
“All for one and one for all.”
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
“Two rights don't equal a left.”
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
“Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress...”
“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter.”
“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
“Only the pure of heart can make a good soup.”
“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
“you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”
“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”
“No persons are more frequently wrong than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
“The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right.”
“Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”
“Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.”
“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens.”
“In nature there is nothing melancholy.”
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.”
“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.”
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.”
“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”
“Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.”
“A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.”
“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting...”
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
“The river that flows in you also flows in me.”
“The sun is within me and so is the moon.”
“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
“To perceive is to suffer.”
“Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.”
“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”
“With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.”
“Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not.”
“Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.”
"Fame changes a lot of things, but it can't change a lightbulb."
“Here comes another.”
“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
“Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
“A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone.”
“I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.”
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
“The sun also shines on the wicked.”
“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”
“On a day -
when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.”
“To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.”
“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
“What's even worse than a flute? - Two flutes!”
"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
“Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.”
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."
"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
“Happiness comes the way the wind blows.”
“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”
“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
“This above all: to thine own self be true.
And it must follow, as the night the day.
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
“They say: 'If a man knew himself,
he would know all mankind.'
I say: 'If a man loved mankind,
he would know something of himself.”
“I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process.”
“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
"If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you."
“He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.”
"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
“A photograph is usually looked at, seldom looked into.”
“The mind of man is a thousand times more beautiful than the earth on which he dwells.”
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
“The Lord is in me,
the Lord is in you,
as life is in every seed,
put false pride away
and seek the Lord within..”
“I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the spirit. ”
“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”
“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”
“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.”
“There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.”
“A great mind must be androgynous.”
“Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.”
“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."
“For all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me.”
"It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited."
“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
"When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction."
“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
“I only know one story. But oftentimes small pieces seem to be stories themselves.”
"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn."
"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul."
“My formula for happiness: a Yes, a No, a straight line, a goal.”
“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.”
"The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God."
“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they're given wings.”
“Superheroes were born in the minds of people desperate to be rescued.”
“What's the S stand for?” she asks. “It's not an S,” the mystery man says, “On my world it means hope.”
"A line is a dot that went for a walk."
"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt."
“Many of the bravest never are known, and get no praise. [But]that does not lessen their beauty...”
“All good things are wild and free.”
"An apology for the devil - it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."
"I know I got angels watching me from the other side."
"In seeking truth, you have to get both sides of a story."
“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”
"This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say."
"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"
"The simpler it is, the more beautiful it will become."
“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
"Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think."
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.”
"The game isn't over till the clock says zero."
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.”
“Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”
“A sight to dream of, not to tell.”
“It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.”
"There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors."
“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.”
"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
"Focus on the positives and be grateful."
“Never memorize something that you can look up.”
"Remember to play after every storm."
“Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.”
“By the time you open your eyes, the world might have already changed.”
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes."
"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings."
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
"I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all."
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
"It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual."
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
"Tell the truth, but tell it slant."
“A Curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line.”
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
“He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.”
“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.”
“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”
"Life comes full circle."
"Don't reinvent the wheel, just realign it."
"Be yourself. The world worships the original."
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
“Imagination means nothing without doing.”
“Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.”
“Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.”
“You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.”
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
"You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it."
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
"Vanity is my favourite sin."
"By that sin fell the angels."
"The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity."
“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.”
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."
"The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through."
"The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart."
"Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel."
"The wheel is come full circle."
“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
“Saying nothing sometimes says the most.”
“The world is quiet here.”
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
"Our whole life is solving puzzles."
"The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity."
“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”
"Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody."
“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”
“The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.”
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
"To know oneself, one should assert oneself."
"Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand."
“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”
“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.”
"Light is the symbol of truth."
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
"Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror."
"To love beauty is to see light."
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
"Conscience is a man's compass."
"To lovers of the truth, nothing can be put before God and hope in Him."
“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
"When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."
“What wisdom can you find greater than kindness?”
“I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”
“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.”
“I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.”
“In the faces of men and women, I see God.”
“I am large, I contain multitudes.”
"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are."
“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.”
“I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.”
“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”
"You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove."
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
“Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one!”
“It keeps eternal whisperings around desolate shores.”
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
"It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges."
"In a dark time, the eye begins to see."
"One eye sees, the other feels."
“Love comes in at the eye.”
“All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.”
“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”
“...I'm looking for the face I had, before the world was made...”
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”
“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold...”
“Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.”
"I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society."
"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."
"Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone."
"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"Solitude is the place of purification."
"The best thinking has been done in solitude."
“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.”
"To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
"Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think."
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
“To long a sacrifice can make a stone of a heart.”
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
“It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.”
"There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger."
“I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.”
“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison,
When the door is so wide open?”
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost."
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."
“Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.”
“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”
“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not the possession of but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.”
"No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music."
“Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty.
I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.”
"The shortest distance between two points is a straight line."
“We were together. I forget the rest.”
“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.”
“One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”
"The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less."
"Sometimes we reveal ourselves when we are least like ourselves."
“Myself I must remake.”
“Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."
“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
“The more I live, the more I regret how little i know.”
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."
“I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.”
“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”
"Most things in music go full circle eventually."
"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated."
“You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
“Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!”
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
“Black holes are where God divided by zero.”
“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
“Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”
“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”
“...if you live feeling like
Your glass is half empty, well,
It may as well be empty all the way.”
“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”
“I am only an average man, but by George, I work harder at it than the average man.”
“Now I'd like someone to tell me there is no drama in real life!”
“Life is a shipwreck but we must remember to sing in the lifeboats.”
“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.”
“No opinion is worth burning your neighbor for.”
"Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way."
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
"We are all alike, on the inside."
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”
"The opposite of anger is not calmness, it's empathy."
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
“...remember that what has once been done may be done again.”
“Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.”
"Once in a while the simple things work right off."
“Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.”
"Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development."
“If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”
“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
"Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend."
“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom."
“Being unable to make people more reasonable, I preferred to be happy away from them.”
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.”
"Each one of them is Jesus in disguise."
“I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.”
“Paradise is where I am.”
“The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.”
“Sincerity is never having an idea of oneself.”
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”
“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
"Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart."
"I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process."
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
“How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another.”
“Everyone ends up moving alone towards the self.”
“My answer is: Recognize yourself in others.”
“There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain and he forgets to live.”
“The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.”
“Love truth, but pardon error.”
“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.”
“I am a part of everything that I have read.”
“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
“I talk to God but the sky is empty.”
“We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.”
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.””
"Character develops itself in the stream of life."
“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”
“Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.”
“Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.”
“Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill.”
“We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.”
“The best is the enemy of good.”
"The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up."
"You don't have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today you will do what you did yesterday, and tomorrow you will do what you did today. Eventually you will get somewhere."
“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.”
“I'm not smart, but I like to observe.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked "why".”
“One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.”
“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.”
“The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.”
"Your inner knowing is your only true compass."
“When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.”
“All human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.”
"You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little."
“To a great mind, nothing is little,' remarked Holmes, sententiously.”
“Do real and permanent good in this world.”
“No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.”
濟公老師慈悲：每一個人頭上都要頂著這兩句話 ─ 有功於世，有德於人。
“If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”
“The hottest love has the coldest end.”
“Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.”
“The human soul needs beauty more than bread.”
“Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.”
“The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn't thought about it.”
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”
“I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.”
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
“You never know who's swimming naked until the tide goes out.”
“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”
“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
“Do you know whether or not you are in God's grace?
Joan: If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.”
“Act, and God will act.”
“Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed.”
“It is not the length of life, but the depth.”
“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
“I am not afraid... I was born to do this.”
“I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.”
“I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.”
“Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.”
“What is God? He is the breath inside the breath.”
“If you don't break your ropes while you're alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?”
“Wherever you are is the entry point.”
“A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.”
“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.”
“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.”
“Good and bad men are each less so than they seem.”
“Be as you wish to seem.”
“Going to the woods is going home.”
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...”
“Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea!
And never a saint took pity on
My soul in agony.”
"Solitude is creativity's best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls."
“Nothing truly wild is unclean.”
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
“Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.”
"One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.”
“The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony.”
“Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.”
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
“What are men? Mortal gods.
What are gods? Immortal men.”
“The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own.”
“The way up is the way down.”
“To be evenminded
is the greatest virtue.
Wisdom is to speak
the truth and act
in keeping with its nature.”
釋迦牟尼佛慈悲：是法平等， 無有高下， 是名阿耨多羅三藐三菩提。
"To God, everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just."
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
"Look the world straight in the eye."
“The world is round.”
“Tomorrow is tomorrow.
Future cares have future cures,
And we must mind today.”
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
"Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men."
"I searched myself.”
“Traveling on every path, you will not find the boundaries of soul by going; so deep is its measure.”
“Travel's greatest purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
"You cannot step into the same river twice."
“The only thing that is constant is change.”
“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.”
"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one."
“We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.”
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
"If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends."
“If you try to cure evil with evil, you will add more pain to your fate.”
“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
“All things come into being by conflict of opposites.”
"While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change."
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
“The sun is the width of a human foot.”
“You should neither play bad compositions, nor, unless compelled, listen to them.”
"Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls."
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.”
“Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”
“May you live every day of your life.”
“The sun is new each day.”
“Renew thyself completely each day.”
“If all would play first violin, we could not obtain an orchestra. Therefore esteem every musician in his place.”
“When you play, never mind who listens to you.”
“Play always as if in the presence of a master.”
“Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.”
“Minds differ still more than faces.”
“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts.”
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it.”
"Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble."
"Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeated all things."
“The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”
“It is all one to me where I begin;
for I shall come back again there.”
“One thunderbolt strikes root through everything.”
“I have a room all to myself; it is nature.”
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."
"To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."
“No mind is thoroughly well-organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.”
“This world is but a canvas for our imagination.”
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”
“Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.”
“Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.”
“He prayeth best who loveth best, all things both great and small.”
“We are constantly invited to be who we are.”
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
“It is all one to me.”
“Keep all your eggs in one basket, but watch that basket closely.”
“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”
“For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.”
"If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music."
“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”
“My art and profession is to live.”
“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts, such is the duty of the artist.”
“How can you hide from what never goes away?”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”
“Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour.”
“Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.”
“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.”
“Receive without conceit, release without struggle.”
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
"Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea."
“There are two men in me--one lives in the full sense of the word, the other reasons and passes judgment on the first. The first will perhaps take leave of you and the world forever in an hour now; and the second . . . the second?”
“It ever was, and is, and shall be, ever-living fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out.”
"God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger."
"Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places."
"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
“What we do now echoes in eternity.”
“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
“More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth it self.”