Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own
A good example has twice the value of good advice
If you own something you cannot give away, then you don’t own it, it owns you.
At that point in life where your talent meets the needs of the world, that is where God wants you to be.
The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.
The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.
Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive.
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… the truly wise person is colorblind.
Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.
The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
The result of the voyage does not depend on the speed of the ship, but on whether or not it keeps a true course.
Open your eyes and look for some man, or some work for the sake of men, which needs a little time, a little friendship, a little sympathy, a little sociability, a little human toil….It is needed in every nook and corner. Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.