melittle - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[I never criticize a player until they are first convinced of my unconditional confidence in their abilities.]]> <![CDATA[No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing permanent except change.]]> <![CDATA[Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.]]> <![CDATA[Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.]]> <![CDATA[You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.]]> <![CDATA[All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.]]> <![CDATA[Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.]]> <![CDATA[You REAP what You SOW: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.]]> <![CDATA[All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.]]> <![CDATA[Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.]]> <![CDATA[Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.]]> <![CDATA[By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives]]> <![CDATA[It seems that we learn lessons when we least expect them but always when we need them the most, and, the true gift in these lessons always lies in the learning process itself.]]> <![CDATA[You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.]]> <![CDATA[We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.]]> <![CDATA[Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.]]> <![CDATA[Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.]]> <![CDATA[The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.]]> <![CDATA[Keep true to the dreams of your youth.]]> <![CDATA[That prayer has great power which a person makes with all his might. It makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight, a cold heart ardent. It draws down the great God into the little heart; it drives the hungry soul up into the fullness of God; it brings together two lovers, God and the soul, in a wondrous place where they speak much of love.]]> <![CDATA[All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.]]> <![CDATA[I used to take myself very seriously, now it's all just funny. You gotta laugh at yourself. You know, most of the time when something's a big deal for us, it's only become a big deal in the space between our ears.]]> <![CDATA[The Amen of nature is always a flower.]]> <![CDATA[Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.]]> <![CDATA[Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly as he thinks.]]> <![CDATA[Like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.]]> <![CDATA[If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.]]> <![CDATA[He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .]]> <![CDATA[I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.]]> <![CDATA[The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.]]> <![CDATA[Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.]]> <![CDATA[A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.]]> <![CDATA[Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.]]> <![CDATA[If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.]]> <![CDATA[To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.]]> <![CDATA[Cowards can never be moral.]]> <![CDATA[The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.]]> <![CDATA[They also serve who only stand and wait.]]> <![CDATA[Those who know how to think need no teachers.]]> <![CDATA[Be the change you want to see in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.]]> <![CDATA[Where there is love there is life.]]> <![CDATA[I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.]]> <![CDATA[Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.]]> <![CDATA[A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.]]> <![CDATA[In a gentle way, you can shake the world.]]> <![CDATA[An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.]]> <![CDATA[There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.]]> <![CDATA[All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.]]> <![CDATA[Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.]]> <![CDATA[They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.]]> <![CDATA[It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes you have to do the work and hope the career materializes.]]> <![CDATA[A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.]]> <![CDATA[Change your thoughts and you change your world.]]> <![CDATA[If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well. ]]> <![CDATA[I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. ]]> <![CDATA[I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. ]]> <![CDATA[Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.]]> <![CDATA[Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.]]> <![CDATA[Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.]]> <![CDATA[If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.]]> <![CDATA[Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.]]> <![CDATA[You've gotta do what you've gotta do and then you can do what you wanna do.]]> <![CDATA[Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.]]> <![CDATA[Living things take priority over non-living things.]]> <![CDATA[Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day.]]> <![CDATA[Style is knowing who you are, what to say, and not giving a damn.]]> <![CDATA[Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.]]> <![CDATA[Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned.]]> <![CDATA[Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.]]> <![CDATA[Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.]]> <![CDATA[The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someone]]> <![CDATA[The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.]]> <![CDATA[Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.]]> <![CDATA[The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.]]> <![CDATA[The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.]]> <![CDATA[Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.]]> <![CDATA[The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.]]> <![CDATA[At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.]]> <![CDATA[Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.]]> <![CDATA[No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.]]> <![CDATA[For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.]]> <![CDATA[The only journey is the one within.]]> <![CDATA[Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.]]> <![CDATA[He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.]]> <![CDATA[One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.]]> <![CDATA[This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.]]> <![CDATA[For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.]]> <![CDATA[Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.]]> <![CDATA[Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.]]> <![CDATA[At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will.]]> <![CDATA[The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another]]> <![CDATA[We do not exist for ourselves...]]> <![CDATA[Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.]]> <![CDATA[Women are considered deep -- why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.]]> <![CDATA[The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.]]> <![CDATA[The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.]]> <![CDATA[There are no facts, only interpretations.]]> <![CDATA[What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.]]> <![CDATA[What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.]]> <![CDATA[In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.]]> <![CDATA[You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.]]> <![CDATA[Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.]]> <![CDATA[The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.]]> <![CDATA[We would not let ourselves be burned to death for our opinions: we are not sure enough of them for that. But perhaps for the right to have our opinions and to change them.]]> <![CDATA[Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.]]> <![CDATA[Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!]]> <![CDATA[He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.]]> <![CDATA[He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.]]> <![CDATA[In Heaven all the interesting people are missing.]]> <![CDATA[He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.]]> <![CDATA[And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?]]> <![CDATA[We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[When one has not had a good father, one must create one.]]> <![CDATA[Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.]]> <![CDATA[One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.]]> <![CDATA[Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it-likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.]]> <![CDATA[Men's activities are occupied into ways -- in grappling with external circumstances and in striving to set things at one in their own topsy-turvy mind.]]> <![CDATA[Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.]]> <![CDATA[The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.]]> <![CDATA[The earth laughs in flowers.]]> <![CDATA[No man is useless while he has a friend.]]> <![CDATA[There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.]]> <![CDATA[To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.]]> <![CDATA[Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.]]> <![CDATA[It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.]]> <![CDATA[Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.]]> <![CDATA[When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.]]> <![CDATA[The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.]]> <![CDATA[The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.]]> <![CDATA[The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.]]> <![CDATA[The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.]]> <![CDATA[To spend life for something which outlasts it.]]>