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An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Where there is love there is life.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
Patience means self-suffering.
There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.
Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
One thing alone not even God can do,To make undone whatever hath been done.
[The educated differ from the uneducated] as much as the living from the dead.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
Wit is educated insolence.
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
God comes to the hungry in the form of food.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it.
It is easier for a camel to pass through they eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
We have the best government that money can buy.
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
The ink of the scholar and the blood of a martyr are of equal value in heaven.
Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.
To get to heaven, turn right and keep straight.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
All things come from above.
Everybody wants to go heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Morality is contraband in war.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
There is no god higher than truth.
We must become the change we want to see.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
We are all alike, on the inside.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
live as if your were to die tomorrow. learn as if you were to live forever.
Cowards can never be moral.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price...
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
It's so easy to ignore loss to others but so difficult to ignore loss to yourself.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
We live in the world when we love it.
No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from 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 Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

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