“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
– Aldous Huxley
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
– Leo Tolstoy
Happy Birthday Leo Tolstoy
“Simplicity, Patience, Compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
– Lao Tzu
“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.”
– Swami Vivekanand
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
– Lao Tzu
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
– Mark Twain
“When you feel that you have failed – Just remember: there are no failures, just results & learning. Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance one step at a time will win for sure. The battle is always won far away and long before the final victory. It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.”
– Bhuvi M, Tapestry of Life & Soul
“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”
– Albert Einstein
“To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others… This self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures. When life sank down for a moment, the range of experience seemed limitless”
– Virginia Woolf
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
– Albert Schweitzer