Above all, let us never forget that an act of goodness is in itself an act of happiness. It is the flower of a long inner life of joy and contentment; it tells of peaceful hours and days on the sunniest heights of our soul.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
Heaven deliver us, what's a poet? Something that can't go to bed without making a song about it.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- Saint Francis of Assisi
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
- Jim Rohn
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
- Swami Vivekananda
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
- Karl Marx
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
- Ramana Maharshi
Don’t hate life and death or love life and death. Keep your every thought free of delusion, and in life you’ll witness the beginning of nirvana, and in death you’ll experience the assurance of no rebirth.