Quotations

Ramakrishna

RamakrishnaThe ordinary man says in his ignorance, “My religion is the sole religion, my religion is the best.” But when his heart is illuminated by the true knowledge, he knows that beyond all the battles of sects and of sectaries presides the one, indivisible, eternal and omnipresent Benediction.

 

Ramakrishna (famous mystic of 19th-century India

Ashoka

Ashoka May the partisans of all doctrines in all countries unite and live in a common fellowship. For all alike profess mastery to be attained over oneself and purity of the heart.

 

Ashoka (Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

 

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.


Albert Schweitzer (A German and then French theologian, organist, physician and medical missionary)

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.

Elizabeth Gilbert (American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer and novelist)

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man.

Barack Obama (44th and current President of the United States)

C. G. Jung

C. G. JungYou are what you do, not what you say you'll do.

 

C. G. Jung (Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist)

 

Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

Mohandas Gandhi (Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India

Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders

You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.

Cicely Saunders (Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer).

Morrie Schwartz

Morrie Schwartz

When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.

 

Morrie Schwartz (American educator and writer)

 

 

Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt

Do not fear death... only the unlived life. You don't have to live forever; You just have to live.

 

Natalie Babbitt (American author and illustrator of children’s books).

 

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