Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
Is life an obstacle course? Sometimes it may feel like it. If you join the military you will be sent around an obstacle course of increasing degrees of difficulty. Why? To increase your strength and stamina and expand your creative capacity under strain. So it is on the course called 'life' - you can choose to perceive people, situations or events as obstacles, or you can choose to use these things to strengthen and expand your capacity to be creative and to find ways round, under, over. The choice lies in your perception. Obstacles are never ever 'out there', they are always in our own minds
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
The respect you earn is no lesser or greater than your own self-respect. Therefore, respect yourself and the world will respect you.
We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
God is that friend and it is up to you to break the silence and bring Him into your life at every moment of the day. God is love, and that is the easiest way to find Him, through love. If you keep your heart open and let love flow, God's love will fill you with divine energy and help you along the path, guiding you to overcome all obstacles. It is a long journey, but it becomes shorter and easier once you share it with the Lord. He knows the path, and will guide you all the way to the very end, to ultimate liberation.
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Humankind's greatest sin is anthropocentrism – where human life is valued above all other sentient life. Msirtnecoporhtna - backwards or forwards it makes no sense. If Moses could spell it, he would have put in his top 10.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
I have the general philosophy of creating the future you want to see.
Wellbeing The more I develop the habit of noticing goodness, the more my own sense of wellbeing rises.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.