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Wisdom Quotes Of Wise Words To Live A Happy Life. Quick! Think of a memory that makes you smile!! That felt kinda good, right? Next time you.

When things look dark, we can all use a simple reminder of what is truly important. We can all use a small burst of inspiration.

Here are 75 quotes about happiness that can do just that.

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But most important, pick one you like best and place it where you'll see it every day... and let it help make your day a little brighter.

  1. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean
  2. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger
  3. "Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want." Alan Cohen
  4. "Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever." Peter Hagerty
  5. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
  6. "Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started." David Allen
  7. "We forge the chains we wear in life." Charles Dickens
  8. "If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you." Lao Tzu
  9. "Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." Ken Keyes Jr.
  10. "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Richard Bach
  11. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." Andrew Carnegie
  12. "Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are." Chinese Proverb
  13. "For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief." Fernandez de Andrada
  14. "You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy." Alan Cohen
  15. "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them." Bernard M. Baruch
  16. "Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect." Alain De Botton
  17. "If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem." Stephen Covey
  18. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
  19. "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck
  20. "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." Germaine Greer
  21. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." Greg Anderson
  22. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha
  23. "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be." Anne Frank
  24. "In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." Buddha
  25. "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
  26. "You never regret being kind." Nicole Shepherd
  27. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
  28. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." Paul Boese
  29. "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha
  30. "True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller
  31. "Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving." Dan Millman
  32. "The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive." Rachel England
  33. "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Bernard Meltzer
  34. "Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
  35. "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." Carl Jung
  36. "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." Marcus Aurelius
  37. "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
  38. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." Helen Keller
  39. "Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have." Unknown
  40. "True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self." JosephAddison
  41. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." AynRand
  42. "Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be." WilliamAdams
  43. "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie
  44. "We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." Lester Levinson
  45. "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
  46. "Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money." Sam Rosen
  47. "Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing...just expressed differently." Robert McPhillips
  48. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung
  49. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
  50. "I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have." Abraham Lincoln
  51. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
  52. "There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." Dr. Wayne Dyer
  53. "We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end--it's not the final curtain--it's really in the doing it, and loving what you're doing." Ralph Lauren
  54. "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." Deepak Chopra
  55. "Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?" Bill Walton
    If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.
  56. "There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." Archibald McLeish
  57. "Once you do something you love, you never have to work again." Willie Hill
  58. "Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it." Shakti Gawain
  59. "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character." Margaret Chase Smith
  60. "Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else." Nathaniel Branden
  61. "Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." Soren Kierkegaard
  62. "Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got." Sue Knight
  63. "The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  64. "We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover." Shakti Gawain
  65. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." Marcus Aurelius
  66. "Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." J. Petit Senn
  67. "To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek." Alan Cohen
  68. "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." John Milton
  69. "In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." Albert Clarke
  70. "Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." Betty Smith
  71. "You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on." Oprah Winfrey
  72. "Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." Shari R. Barr
  73. "View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn't?" Victor Frankl
  74. "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs--even though checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
  75. "Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is." Thomas Szasz

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Wisdom Quotes Of Wise Words To Live A Happy Life. Quick! Think of a memory that makes you smile!! That felt kinda good, right? Next time you.

65 Wise Sayings About Life To Expand Your Understanding

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They say that wisdom comes with age, and these wise sayings will give you better judgement and a sense of purpose in life.

What is wisdom exactly? Wisdom is defined as, “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement.”

If we’re lucky enough to have parents, mentors and advisors, then we have heard plenty of wise sayings about life.

We also know that you can’t just hear it once.

Life’s wisdom can often miss us because life moves so fast, that we have to practice standing still.

In many cultures and religions across the world, gaining wisdom is the ultimate goal.

Wisdom is seen as the highest form of understanding, which can lead you towards enlightenment.

Something I’ve learned in life is that my favorite quotes and sayings can often become principles to live by.

I hope these wise sayings about life can serve as guidelines for greater happiness, fulfillment, connection, and meaning.

Inspiring and wise sayings about life

Wise Sayings

1.) “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”― Gautama Buddha

Before you pour your love into someone else, fill yourself up first.

2.) “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

Start with you. Start where you are. Changing the world is an exciting idea. Changing yourself makes it possible.

3.) “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Everything you do and have done has gotten you closer to who you really are and who you aspire to be. So in essence, even if you disagree with what you have done, it was never time wasted.

4.) “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” 
― Gautama Buddha

Words only go so far, we must live our message. Our true wisdom is displayed through our actions.

5.) “Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.” ― Bob Dylan

Being wrong is just as powerful as being right. Sometimes, it’s even more powerful.

6.) “We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

Let’s be mindful of what we identify with and hold on to. Many times we think, “That’s just who I am, that just what I think…” But the truth is, many things we think and desire are not our own. Since our childhood, we’ve been looking for attention and acceptance and most of the time that came from ‘following directions’. Take some time to think about how you think.

7.) “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” ― Gautama Buddha

Once you’re angry, the harm is already done.

8.) “If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.” ― Miguel Ruiz

 The only thing worse than making assumptions is to believe them.

9.) “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. ”  ― Anthony Robbins

Don’t let your pain stay as pain. Get something from it. Let your pain push you towards growth.

10.) “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom doesn’t have to be bleak. Let your understanding help you recognize the unexplainable.

11.) “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”  ― Gautama Buddha

Growing isn’t something that happens once. It happens again and again, and again!

12.) “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”― Dalai Lama XIV

Life = Love

13.) “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

14.) “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley

15.) “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.” – Al Franken

16.) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

17.) “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

18.) “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire

19.) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Wise sayings about life and living it to your best

20.)  “You can never plan the future by the past.” — Edmund Burke

21.) “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” — Robert Frost

22.) “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

23.) “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

24.) “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

25.) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

26.) “Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West

27.) “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

28.) “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

29.) “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

30.)  “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz

Wise sayings about life lessons

31.) “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

32.) “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”―Paulo Coelho

33.) “I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” – Drew Barrymore

34.) “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – The Notebook

35.) “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ―Rumi

36.) “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” ―Irving Berlin

37.) “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” ― Haruki Murakami

38.) “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato

39.) “People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

40.) “A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.” – Latin Proverb

Wise sayings to help us learn

41.) “On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows. In every rill a sweet instruction flows.” – Edward Young

42.) “It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it.” – C.S. Lewis

43.) “The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.” – William Hazlitt

44.) “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” – Harper Lee

45.) “To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.” – Unknown

46.) “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

47.) “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

48.) “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

49.) “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

50.) “Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon

More wise sayings to enlighten you

​51.) “In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”– Theodor Reik

52.) “Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baican

53.) “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

54.) “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

55.) “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

​56.) “No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” – Winston Churchill

57.) “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”– Les Brown

​58.) “An unexamined life is not worth living.”– Socrates

59.) “Life is much more fun if you live it in the spirit of play and collaboration, working with instead of against others.” – Wally Amos

​60.) “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”– Vince Lombardi

61.) “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

62.) “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

63.) “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ​– Eleanor Roosevelt

64.) “I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”– C.G. Jung

75.) “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”– Stephen Chbosky

Did you learn from these wise sayings?

Words of wisdom from individuals of all different backgrounds can teach us important life lessons. Through the years, great men and women have imprinted their wisdom on us by way of their wise words. And because of them, their contributions have made this world a better place to live in.

Hopefully, these wise sayings will guide you towards greater happiness, fulfillment, connection, and meaning.

Did you enjoy these wise sayings? What other wise sayings about life would you like to share with us? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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115 Happy Quotes

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Nearly 5,000 people streamed into Hamilton, across Colgate’s campus, and into Sanford Fieldhouse to hear His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speak about happiness — that illusive quality that all human beings want, yet find so hard to achieve.

Before beginning, he removed his shoes and arranged himself slowly in a cross-legged position in the oversized crimson leather chair that was made for the occasion.

Despite the audience’s palpable eagerness for words of wisdom, he quipped that the chair was so comfortable he’d like to “sit without talk.”

But talk he did, in an engaging and straightforward way; about how inner peace, compassion, and truth are necessary for happiness. He implored his audience to “please think more about those inner values.”

The Dalai Lama speaks about happiness during his appearance before nearly 5,000 people at Colgate’s Sanford Fieldhouse. Click the image for more photos. (Photo by Susan Kahn)

He said, “We pay too much concern to material things and neglect our inner resources.”

The Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile from Tibet since 1959, emphasizes that all people possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing that goal is self-knowledge.

The 90-minute talk and Q&A session was sponsored by the university’s Global Leaders Lecture Series, which is funded by the Colgate Parents’ and Grandparents’ Fund.

To accommodate the overwhelming demand, the lecture also was streamed live on the Internet.

Though his visit to Hamilton drew nearly 200 protesters, the Dalai Lama’s infectious humility and undogmatic approach won over his audience.

“Every sentient being has the same right to live without suffering. Based on the law of causality,” he said, “we need to think seriously about the causes of happiness. Good result, happy result, entirely depends on good action, constructive action.”

Compassion, he said, begins when a baby receives nourishment from his mother’s milk. “When warm-heartedness takes seed, it can transform to unlimited, unbiased compassion, not based on other’s attitudes. That feeling can even extend toward one’s enemy.”

Later he made the point even more simply: “Loving kindness is the strongest antidote to anger.”

At 73 years old, the Dalai Lama credited his own peace of mind with his ability to maintain physical health. His day, he said, begins at 3:30 a.m. and includes eight or nine hours of sleep.

“Peace of mind brings nice sleep.”

Tomorrow the Dalai Lama will hold two panel discussions for small groups of students and faculty: “A Dialogue on Science and Religion,” and “The Moral and Spiritual Power of Religion and the University.”

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BY SOFO ARCHON

I’ve always loved quotes. In just a small sentence, one can transmit tremendously powerful insights that sometimes even long essays can’t.

Here I have collected for you 53 magnificent quotes from spiritual teacher and psychotherapist Anthony de Mello, on topics such as life and death, god and truth, love and silence, wisdom and happiness.

Enjoy.

1. “The world is right because I feel good.”

2. “The genius of a composer is found in the notes of his music; but analyzing the notes will not reveal his genius. The poet’s greatness is contained in his words; yet the study of his words will not disclose his inspiration. God reveals himself in creation; but scrutinize creation as minutely as you wish, you will not find God, any more than you will find the soul through careful examination of your body.”

3. “Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description.”

4. “When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the Silence.”

5. “Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self.”

6. “To a disciple who was forever complaining about others the Master said, “If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.”

7. “The day you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.”

8. “You cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.”

9. “Obedience keeps the rules,” he would say. “Love knows when to break them.”

10. “The sun and its light, the ocean and the wave, the singer and his song — not one. Not two.”

11. “No one can help the fish to find the ocean.”

12. “Is there life before death? — that is the question!”

13. “Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”

14. “When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today.”

15. “Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die.”

16. “Can one talk about the ocean to a frog in a well or about the divine to people who are restricted by their concepts?”

17. “This is what Wisdom means: To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words, that lies beyond the reach of words.”

18. “The finest language is the one that is not spoken, the finest action is the one that is not done and the finest change is the one that is not willed.”

19. “Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.”

20. “The final barrier to our attaining God was the word and concept ‘God’.”

21. “Suffering is a sign that you’re out of touch with the truth. Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth, that you might understand that there’s falsehood somewhere, just as physical pain is given to you so you will understand that there is disease or illness somewhere. Suffering points out that there is falsehood somewhere. Suffering occurs when you clash with reality. When your illusions clash with reality when your falsehoods clash with the truth, then you have suffering. Otherwise there is no suffering.”

22. “Nobody can be said to have attained the pinnacle of Truth until a thousand sincere people have denounced him for blasphemy.”

23. “A good teacher offers practice, a bad one offers theories.”

24. “The feigning sleeper can delude others — he cannot delude himself. The false mystic, unfortunately, can delude both others and himself.”

25. “If you never condemned you would never need to forgive.”

26. “When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding… you can be yourself. Relaxed. You’ll no longer be driving with your brakes on.”

27. “People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change.”

28, “The Master is not concerned with what we believe — only with what we see.”

29. “You see persons and things not as they are but as you are.”

30. “Wisdom comes to those who learn nothing, unlearn everything.”

31. “That transformation is the consequence not of something done, but of something dropped.”

32. “The butterfly in a caterpillar: the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being.”

33. “Eternal means timeless — no time.”

34. “People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.”

35. “The end of the world for a caterpillar is a butterfly.”

36. “Don’t ask the world to change — you change first.”

37. “The best things in life cannot be willed into being.”

38. “One always treads with a joyful step when one has dropped the burden called the ego.”

39. “When you have ears to hear a bird in song, you don’t need to look at its credentials.”

40. “All I did was sit on the riverbank handing out river water. After I’m gone, I trust you will notice the river.”

41. “Love is not something you have; love is something that has you.”

42. “No one is exempt from talking nonsense. The great misfortune is to do it solemnly.”

43. “You have yet to understand, my friends, that the shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story.”

44. “People kill for money or for power. But the most ruthless murderers are those who kill for their ideas.”

45. “The atheist makes the mistake of denying that of which nothing may be said… and the theist makes the mistake of affirming it.”

46. “Some people write to make a living; others to share their insights or raise questions that will haunt their readers; others yet to understand their very souls. None of these will last. That distinction belongs to those who write only because if they did not write they would burst… These writers give expression to the divine — no matter what they write about.”

47. “Wisdom can be learned. But it cannot be taught.”

48. “Problems only exist in the human mind.”

49. “Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.”

50. “Work becomes spiritual only when it is transformed into play.”

51. “To those who seek to protect their ego true Peace brings only disturbance.”

52. “Those who make no mistakes are making the biggest mistakes of all — they are attempting nothing new.”

53. “If you want to know what it means to be happy, look at a flower, a bird, a child; they are perfect images of the kingdom. For they live from moment to moment in the eternal now with no past and no future.”




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