The future depends on what we do in the present
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world, but to change ourselves
Service without humility is selfishness and egotism
It does not require money to live neat, clean, and dignified.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment
Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
My life is my message.
What barrier is there that love cannot break
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave
Full effort is full victory.
Be the change you wish to see in the world
The real ornament of a woman is her character, her purity
Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Do not judge others. Be your own judge and you will be truly happy. If you try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.
A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your actions. But if you do nothing, there will be no result
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty
For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments are equally imperfect.