Nachman of Breslov Quotes

Let the good in me connect with the good in others, until all the world is transformed through the compelling power of love.

You are wherever your thoughts are, make sure your thoughts are where you want to be.

There is Truth, the truth of the Truth and there is Peace. The Truth is ‘the boy stole an apple’, the truth of the Truth is ‘the boy was hungry’ and Peace is ‘nobody stole anything, now, give the boy an apple!’

Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are.

If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?

Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to.

Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.

Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship.

All new beginnings require that you unlock a new door.

Always wear a smile. The gift of life will then be yours to give.

The essence of peace is to merge two opposites. Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another, who absolutely opposes you, and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two. On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites, never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile. On the contrary, and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites.

The Exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and in every day.

Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe.

It is a great mitzvah to be happy always.

Even if you can’t sing well, sing. Sing to yourself. Sing in the privacy of your home. But sing.

Always remember, joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital.

Find a day for yourself-better yet, late at night. Go to the forest or to the field, or lock yourself in a room … You will meet solitude there. There you will be able to listen attentively to the noise of the wind first, to birds singing, to see wonderful nature and to notice yourself in it … and to come back to harmonic connection with the world and its Creator.

If you never want to see the face of hell, when you come home from work every night, dance with your kitchen towel and, if you’re worried about waking up your family, take off your shoes.

The world goes on because of those who close their lips when they meet hostility from others.

While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer without your having to force it.

Prayers truly from the heart open all doors in Heaven.

If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow?

Believe that none of the effort you put into coming closer to God is ever wasted – even if in the end you don’t achieve what you are striving for.

If you do not help a man with his troubles, it is equivalent to bringing troubles to him.

Depression does tremendous damage. Use every ploy you can think of to bring yourself to joy.