Religion is based primarily and mainly upon fear.
- Bertrand Russell
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
- Alexis Carrel
The mind exists in a state of “not enough” and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with mind, you get bored and restless very easily. Boredom means the mind is hungry for more stimulus…it is not satisfied.
- Eckhart Tolle
If taking a bath in the holy Ganges can really wash off your 'sins', then why are
poor criminals put behind bars? Giving them a dip in the Ganges, why aren't
their 'sins' also washed off?
- Deep Trivedi
There is a beauty in the world, though it's harsher than we expect it to be.
- Michael Cunningham
The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.
- William Shakespeare
Spring comes: the flowers learn their coloured shapes.
- Maria Konopnicka
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston S. Churchill
A mathematical formula for happiness: Reality divided by Expectations. There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
- Jodi Picoult
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.
- Nicholas Sparks