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We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole. On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.
Beyond the limits of our ephemeral vision lies the key to our eternal gifts
It is better to be faithful than famous.
Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
Always expect the worst, and you will never be disappointed.
Laughter does not seem to be a sin, but it leads to sin.
That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms -- hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Our relatives are ours by chance, but we can choose our friends.
The rich never have to seek out their relatives.
An advantage of poverty, your relatives gain nothing by your death.
Right human relations is the only true peace.
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
Go to friends for advice, woman for love, strangers for charity and relatives for nothing.
Injustice is relatively easy to bear what stings is justice.
What a man sows, that shall he and his relations reap.
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
I judge the relative strength of a man by how envious they become, of others, who enjoy a measure of success.
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
Goals should be SMART: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Assignable (who does what) R = Realistic T = Time-Related
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
The immature man wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mature man wants to live humanely for one.
Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
Reliable office staff come in the shape of mature married women working from 9.30 to 3.30 (inside school hours) during which they will do more than the 9-5ers.
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.
One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds -- they mature slowly.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.
When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Without wisdom, knowledge is either useless or destructive.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.
Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.
Instead of starry-eyed worship of grand illusions, the mature citizen admires and idealizes proven values. He reveres, among other things, certain time-honored virtues and the people who practice them, especially the personal ideals of honesty, integrity, self-reliance, courage, persistence and dependability; the political ideals of individual liberty, the rights of property and contract, and the rule of law; and the ethical ideals of mutuality, decency and charity, among others.
The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Maturity is knowing when to be immature.
Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.
It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race.
Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.
Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth
Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.
Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family
We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
Life at the top is financially rewarding, spiritually draining, physically exhausting, and short.
Unwavering obedience to the true principles we learn will assure us spiritual survival.
There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems.
As we mature spiritually, we exhibit a growing capacity to care for and appreciate one another in the body of Christ, regardless of our differences.
The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again.
Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.
A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words... the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
Poetry is the special medium of spiritual crazy wisdom, the form of expression that comes closest to creating a bridge between words and what is wordless.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
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.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor judgment.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.
Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
The most foolish kind of a book is a kind of leaky boat on the sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

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