When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.
-- Zen Saying
It's easy to die 'mid the world's applause
For a noble deed, trumpets blaring!
It's the harder part to fight for a cause
And inwardly bleed with no one caring!
-- Myra Brooks Welch
The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.
-- Eric Hoffer
An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
-- Samuel Butler
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.
-- Samuel Johnson
Ask, and it will be given you. seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
-- Luke 11:9
He that never rode never fell.
-- Romanian Proverb
Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours.
You will not find me in stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms,
nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me, you will see me instantly-- you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath.
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number.
-- Edith Armstrong
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/