What is not real, never was and never will be.
What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
~ Bhagavad Gita ~
Truly, it is in the darkness
that one finds the light,
so when we are in sorrow,
then this light is nearest of all to us.
~ Meister Eckhart ~
Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain
but rather to see a meaning in his life.
That is why man is even ready to suffer,
on the condition, to be sure,
that his suffering has meaning.
~ Viktor Frankl ~
The only thing that we can know
is that we know nothing
and that is the highest flight
of human wisdom.
~ Leo Tolstoy ~
What the caterpillar calls the end of life,
the master calls a butterfly.
~ Richard Bach ~
We do not see things as they are.
We see them as we are.
~ The Talmud ~
The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good is my religion.
~ Thomas Paine ~
As long as there is one upright man,
as long as there is one compassionate woman,
the contagion may spread
and the scene is not desolate.
Hope is the one thing left to us
in a bad time.
~ E.B. White ~
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows,
let them not be written upon the heart.
The spirit should not grow old.
~ James A. Garfield ~
For of all sad words of tongues or pen
the saddest are these: It might have been.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires —
disruptions in our lives that seem
to be disasters at the time but end
by redirecting our lives
in a meaningful way.
~ Bernie S. Siegel, MD ~
At the heart of a cyclone tearing the sky
is a place of central calm.
~ Edwin Markham ~
The longest journey is the journey inward.
~ Dag Hammarskjold ~
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music,
or pictures, or architecture, or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
~ Samuel Butler ~
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
~ Herodotus ~
…Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight…
~ Francis Scott Key ~
You can make more friends in two months
by becoming more interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
~ Dale Carnegie ~
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
There is no happiness
in having or in getting,
but only in giving.
~ Henry Drummond ~