The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
—Theodore Isaac Rubin (American Psychiatrist)
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
—Niccolo Machiavelli (Florentine Political Philosopher)
Life comes from the Spirit. Even as a man casts a shadow, so the Spirit casts the shadow of life, and, as a shadow of former lives, a new life comes to this body.
He who through the error of attachment loves his body, abides wandering in darkness, sensible and suffering the things of death, but he who realizes that the body is but the tomb of his soul, rises to immortality.
If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
—George Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright)
Without haste, but without rest.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
This above all—to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
Laughter is the greatest weapon that we humans possess and it’s the one we use the least.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
He whom love touches not walks in darkness.
—Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
This I have seen in life—those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step; those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
Dharma means the natural state or condition of beings and things, what sustains, the law of their being, what is right for them to be, the very stuff of their being.
—S. N. Tandon