Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. – Buddha
To love another person is to see the face of God. -Victor Hugo
In the attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. – Ghandi
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. – Dalai Lama
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. -Virginia Satir
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sometimes the facts, although interesting, are irrelevant. – Anon.
God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one. – Rumi
If you want to others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -The Dalai Lama
One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?” “No”, answered Buddha.
“Then are you a healer?” “No”, Buddha replied.
“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted. “No, I am not a teacher.”
“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated. “I am awake”, Buddha replied.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. – Nelson Mandela
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Preach the gospel; use words if necessary – often attributed to St. Francis of Assissi.
“To acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” Unknown
Buddha said, “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attritribute of the strong. -Ghandi
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. – Jackie Mason
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -Aristotle
One joy scatters a hundred griefs. – Chinese Proverb
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. – Storm Jameson
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers. – Anonymous
A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. – Mohammed
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. – Phyllis Battome
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. – Kahlil Gibran
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mahatma Gandhi