Inspirational Quotations #292

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya

The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic;
the passions that we feel expand it,
those that we inspire contract it;
and habit fills up what remains.
Marcel Proust

As a toy fruit or a toy elephant reminds one of the real fruit and the living animal, so do the images that are worshipped remind one of the God who is formless and eternal.
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house,
passion will break through an unreflecting mind.
As rain does not break through a well-thatched house,
passion will not break through a well-reflecting mind.
The Dhammapada

I have not failed.
I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas Edison

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, ‘No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave his way anymore. I’m lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.’
Leo Buscalia

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will and his personal responsibility.
Albert Schweitzer

How can I be useful.
Of what service can I be.
There is something inside me.
What can it be?
Vincent Van Gogh

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