Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
- Steve Maraboli
The unsuccessful person falls for the ritualistic hypocrisies of religion. Such
hypocrisies give birth to false hopes, and false hopes lead to performing wrong
deeds. Wrong karma induces more sorrows; and more the miseries, more the
person falls for religious hypocrisies. Such a sorry state of human beings is
solely owed to being trapped in this vicious circle.
- Deep Trivedi
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein
Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.
- Dwight Lyman Moody
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Perceiving her son endowed with the characteristics of Vishnu, Devaki prayed: You are the Illuminator of all psycho-physical organisms, the indefinable Reality, which the Vedas declare as the unmanifest cause… When the universe is dissolved by force of Time, the gross elements are ultimately merged in ahankara (their cause)…
Those with indomitable spirit are the real successes in life. If you can so train or condition your mind that you are content regardless of what you have or do not have, and if you can stand the challenge of all your trials and remain calm, that is true happiness.
- A Spiritual Leader
Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.
- William Goldman
Fasting in the monastic community is considered an ascetic practice, a “dhutanga” practice. Dhutanga means “to shake up” or “invigoration”. The Buddha, as is well known, emphasized moderation, the Middle Way that avoids extremes, in all things. Fasting is an additional method that one can take up, with supervision, for a time.
- A Spiritual Leader