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