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If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule -- these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.
He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me -- with such a one I am in love.
For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death.
Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.
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.
Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know.
Man knows more than he understands.
I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear. But those who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them.
The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.
Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.
But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from death's vast sea, for their consciousness has entered into me.
It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.
Action should culminate in wisdom.
There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.
The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.
Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature.
O Krishna, the stillness of divine union which you describe is beyond my comprehension. How can the mind, which is so restless, attain lasting peace? Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent; trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind.
Sages speak of the immutable Tree of Life, with its tape root above and its branches below.
Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.
As person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.
Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
Those who consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do.
Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
Don't borrow money from a neighbor or a friend, but of a stranger where, paying for it you shall hear of it no more.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
Whatever you do, make it an offering to me -- the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
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.
Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma.
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.

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