I've always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.
All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
The struggle with evil by means of violence is the same as an attempt to stop a cloud, in order that there may be no rain.
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind....Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness.
It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty.
Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.
To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.
The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
The most mentally deranged people are certainly those who see in others indications of insanity they do not notice in themselves.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life-becoming a better person.
Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.
All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
Life could be limitless joy, if we would only take it for what it is, in the way it is given to us.
Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking...
...so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.
I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.
Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change.
Rest, nature, books, music...such is my idea of happiness.
Which is worse? the wolf who cries before eating the lamb or the wolf who does not.
People jump back and forth in pursuit of pleasures only because they see the emptiness of their lives more clearly than they do the emptiness of whichever new entertainment attracts them
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.
Everyone wants to change the world, but nobody wants to change himself.
All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
Something magical has happened to me: like a dream when one feels frightened and creepy, and suddenly wakes up to the knowledge that no such terrors exist. I have wakened up.