Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
That best portion of a man's life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
- William Wordsworth
Those who are ignorant of the supreme purpose of life will never be able to attain nirvana (liberation) in spite of their observance of the vratas (vows) and niyamas (rules) of religious conduct and practice of shila (celibacy) and tapas (penance).
Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two.
- Shannon L. Alder
Pain and beauty, our constant bedfellows.
- Nick Bantock
Only two kinds of deeds can be termed auspicious; one, wherein you get the
pleasure but not at the cost of others. (Mind here, it does not include the imaginary
or ego-driven losses) and second, the task, which if completed benefits millions
- Deep Trivedi
The amount of "freedom" with which you are living your life, can be determined
by the extent to which you have to suppress your desires under the pressure
- Deep Trivedi
That which gives pleasure to one man gives pain to another. That sage who identifies himself with the imperishable Self and stands as a spectator of the mental modifications enjoys supreme peace and infinite bliss.
- Swami Sivananda
Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa
The writer must be playful and serious at the same time.
- W. Somerset Maugham