At the heart of sweetness is the conviction that there is always something positive to be found.
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
The one who can adjust to any situation with humility possesses true greatness.
We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
To see a person's specialities rather than their weaknesses is an act of co-operation.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
You just look around, look into the eyes of a child, or into the eyes of your beloved, your mother, your friend - or just feel a tree. Have you ever hugged a tree? Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know that it is not only that you have hugged the tree but that the tree also responds, the tree also hugs you. Then for the first time you will be able to know that the tree is not just the form, it is not just a certain species the botanists talk about, it is an unknown God - so green in your courtyard, so full of flowers in your courtyard, so close to you, beckoning you, calling you again and again.
Transform regrets into realisations and therefore ensure that what could become waste is made into something worthwhile.
America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social rights and the brink of nuclear crisis. And it is because our dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more united, more prosperous, and more admired than before.
When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.
Decide, once and for all, that your happiness or unhappiness is primarily up to you.
There's no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. Its very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
No dead principles can help, but only living consciousness. Be absolutely unprincipled and just follow life.
Only when we find the quietness in our own minds can we begin to hear our inner teacher, so that we may receive some in-tuition. Only when we are ready to recognise and value the wisdom that we carry at the core of our being will we turn our attention inwards and 'listen in'. But it's been a long time since we truly listened, so a little practice and patience will be needed. Sit down, be quiet and listen in at some point today and you might be surprised at what you hear. Then do it again tomorrow. All you need to do is remember that you are the listener and not the noise.
A man who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things.
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
I cannot afford to overlook the influence that other people may have on me. It might seem like a simple everyday occurrence - my friends tell me in the strictest confidence that such and such a person is like this and does so-and-so. I listen and accept without question because of the friendship. My attitude and actions then become influenced by my friend's words, and I find myself acting and reacting in accordance with the information fed to me. This is the negative influence of gossip in action.
Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.