Only the person having firm conviction and iron volition can attain strength and energy. At no stage of karma does he ever hesitate.
By this attitude of complete renunciation you shall be freed from bondage, good and bad, of karma. You shall be liberated, and come to Me.
- Srimad Bhagavad Gita
Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the centre and everything coming out equal. Even if you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
- Quentin Crisp
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
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Beauty is like success: we can't love it for long.
- Graham Greene
It is inevitable that a tragedy should arouse sorrowful feelings. Still, out of that sorrow itself comes a feeling of triumph – the victory of the human will over the most adverse circumstances. And thus out of sorrow and defeat come joy and victory.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Those who think religion is about belief don’t understand religion, and don’t understand belief.
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I thank God for my handicap, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God.
- Helen Keller