• An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

    - Buddha

  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • We are what we think. all that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

    - Buddha

  • With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

    - Dalai Lama

  • We can never make peace in the outer world until we make peace within ourselves.

    - Dalai Lama

  • Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.

    - James Baldwin

  • If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

    - Maya Angelou

  • In the presence of one firmly established in non-violence, all hostilities cease.

    - Master Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Sutra 2.35

  • To one established in non-stealing, all wealth comes.

    - Master Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras,  Sutra 2.37

  • By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.

    - Master Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Sutra 1.33

  • See yourself in your opponents. They will bring you to understand the Game. To accept the fact that the Game is about managed fear. That its object is to send from yourself what you hope will not return.

    - from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

  • There is neither wisdom nor meditation in an always-changing mind. Without a meditative, one-pointed mind, there is no peace. And without peace of mind, how can anyone be happy?

    - Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 vs. 66

  • It is better to do your own dharma (calling) even imperfectly, than someone else’s dharma perfectly. Even better to die in your dharma than in another’s, which brings great fear. 

    - Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3 vs. 35

  • As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.

    ~Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C



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