Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
The greatest distance in this World is not that between living and death, it is when I am just before you, and you don't know that I Love You.
... let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living.
It is in the very heart of our activity that we search for our goal.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
I've travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I've spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you.
According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and there
The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.
Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness
The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact.
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live.
The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.
There is a moral law in this world which has its application both to individuals and organized bodies of men. You cannot go on violating these laws in the name of your nation, yet enjoy their advantage as individuals. We may forget truth for our conv
A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them....
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free .....
Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.
Whether joy or sorrow, pain or pleasure; whatsoever may befall thee, accept it serenely with an unvanquished heart.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second.
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.
All that is not given is lost.
Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms.
Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.
My eyes have seen much, but they are not weary. My ears have heard much, but they thirst for more.
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
Love gives beauty to everything it touches.
Those who own much have much to fear.
If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door- or i'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.