All Quotes

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

— Albert Pine

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.

— Japanese proverb

For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.

— Kalil Ghibran

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

— Frank Outlaw

A man who can do everything fully consciously becomes a luminous phenomenon. He is all light, and his whole life is full of fragrance and flowers. The mechanical man lives in dark holes, dirty holes. He does not know the world of light; he is like a blind man. The man of watchfulness is really the man who has eyes.

— Osho

All truth passes through 3 stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river.

— Mirza Ghalib

Peace…comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.

— Black Elk

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

— Aaron Rose

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

— Cherokee Expression

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

— Paul Valery

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone the question. … Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.

— Don Juan

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of an oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox….If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.

— Buddha, Dhammapada

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

— Ursula K. LeGuin

We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.

— Lakota seer

By being kind to others – if it’s done properly, with proper understanding – we benefit as well. So the first point is that we are completely interrelated. What you do to others, you do to yourself. What you do to yourself, you do to others.

— American Buddhist nun Pema Cho

The pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides!

— Artur Schnabel

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll:
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

— William Ernest Henly

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

— Allan Bloom

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.

— Felix Adler

There is not enough darkness in the world to snuff out the light of even one small candle.

— Marian Wright Edelman

This great, good light and comfort is inwardly revealed only to those who are . . . inwardly illuminated, and who know how to dwell inwardly with themselves.

— Johannes Tauler

His high endeavors are an inward light
That makes the path before him always bright.

— William Wordsworth

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.

— Plato

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

— Carl Jung

What is soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.

— Ray Charles

Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.

— Augustine

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.

— Simone Weil

When you possess light within, you see it externally.

— Anais Nin

There are two kinds of light–the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.

— James Thurber

Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.

— Oprah Winfrey

There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

— Edith Wharton

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.

— Thomas Merton

Interest which blinds some People, enlightens others.

— Benjamin Franklin quotes

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.

— Albert Einstein

As you grow older, you’ll discover that you have two hands: One for helping yourself, the second for helping others.

— Sam Levenson

Each day is a gift. Unwrap the packaging.

— Anonymous

A good relationship is a competition of generosity.

— Madonna

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness that frightens us.

— Maryanne Williamson

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

— Dr Wayne Dyer

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity.

— Henry Van Dyke

We make a living by what we earn. We make a life by what we give.

— Winston Churchill

Wise Men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

— Plato

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don’t worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest.

— Unknown

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

— Unknown

In golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.

— Unknown

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.

— Unknown

Use the talents you possess — for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.

— Unknown

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

— Unknown

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

— Unknown

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.

— Unknown

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

— Unknown

Don’t walk behind me I will not lead, don’t walk in front of me I will not follow, just walk beside me and be my friend.

— Unknown

Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible.

— Unknown

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.

— Unknown

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

— Unknown

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

— Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the something you do daily.

— Mike Murdock

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

— Mahatma Gandhi

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live.

— James Baldwin

I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

To live without art would be rather (he)artless.

— Sateesh Malla

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

— Marvin Gaye