When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti (Indian Philosopher)
The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
—Helen Hayes (American Actor)
We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.
—Rutherford D. Rogers
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
—Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Writer)
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
—James Bryant Conant (American Chemist)
I’ve learned one thing during my time on the soccer fields:
It’s amazing how fast you can run
And the things you can do when you have a goal in mind.
It applies to the rest of my life, too.
Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other—it doesn’t matter who it is—and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
—Mother Teresa (Albanian Catholic Humanitarian)
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
—Theodore Newton Vail
There is only one happiness in life–to love and be loved.
—George Sand (French Novelist, Dramatist)