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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
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 will have sought and found how to serve.
Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.
Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.
God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude — the Secret of Life.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
If you own something you cannot give away, then you don't own it, it owns you.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
There can be no Kingdom of God in the world without the Kingdom of God in our hearts.
Even if it is a little thing, do something for those who have need of help.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.
Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us.
By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive.
The result of the voyage does not depend on the speed of the ship, but on whether or not it keeps a true course.
The three most important ways to lead people are:... by example... by example... by example.
We must never allow the voice of humanity within us to be silenced. It is humanity's sympathy with all creatures that first makes us truly human.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
There is no higher religion than human service.
The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
Seek always to do some good, somewhere... Even if it's a little thing, so something for those that need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires.
At that point in life where your talent meets the needs of the world, that is where God wants you to be.
To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted.
Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
It is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest.
True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: "I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live."
My life is my argument.
The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.
The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.
Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.