Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
-- Franois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
I don't think that . . . one gets a flash of happiness once, and never again; it is there within you, and it will come as certainly as death . . .
-- Isak Dinesen
Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook.
-- Ronald Reagan
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
-- African Proverb
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
-- Victor Hugo
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back. We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.
-- Mary McCarthy
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not "to have and to hold" but "to give and to serve." There can be no other meaning.
-- Wilfred T. Grenfell
To love is to return to a home we never left, to remember who we are.
-- Sam Keen
If you begin to live life looking for the God that is all around you, every moment becomes a prayer.
-- Frank Bianco
No man was ever wise by chance.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: all that we are is founded on our thoughts and formed of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain pursues him, as the wheel of the wagon follows the hoof of the ox that draws it.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: all that we are is founded on our thoughts and formed of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness pursues him like his own shadow that never leaves him.
-- The Dhammapada
Lecturer, entrepreneur and MBA business consultant, John Harricharan is the author of the award-winning book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat." Spiritual Simplicity The Real Secret http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com/