“And because I love this life, I know I shall love death as well” – Rabindranath Tagore
“Darkness travels towards light, but blindness towards depth” – Rabindranath Tagore
“Man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth, and the music of the air” – Rabindranath Tagore
“Like a cut diamond that needs the light of the sky to show itself, the human soul on its own cannot express its essence, and remains dark. Only when it reflects the light from something greater than itself, does it comes into its own” – Rabindranath Tagore.
“Often the poor have more nobility in them than the actual nobility.”
“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on the idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, this is the way great spiritual giants are produced” – Swami Vivekananda.
“In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height; in the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own death” -Rabindranath Tagore
“Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it” – Rabindranath Tagore
“Desire and rage can block all wisdom, as smoke masks fire, dust masks mirrors and the womb masks a baby” – Bhagavad Gita.
“To want nothing is as delusional as to want everything”
“Wisdom is enjoying things that drift in and letting goo of things that drift away like watching the waves drift in and out of the beach”
“Those who keep thinking of property get attached to it and crave it relentlessly, which causes frustration, which leads to anger, then confusion, then loss of memory, then loss of intelligence, and eventually destruction” – Bhagavad Gita.
“One who gives up conceit and ownership and craving, in other words the sense of ‘I’, ‘mine’ and ‘me’, will always find peace”. – Bhagavad Gita
“Your mind is your friend and your enemy. If you control the mind, it is your friend. If your mind controls you, it is your enemy” – Bhagavad Gita
“The exchange of knowledge is greater than the exchange of things for ultimately all exchange culminates in the mind” – Bhagavad Gita
“Use your mind to ignore sensory stimuli, outgrow that desire, disconnect from intelligent arguments and ideas, rein in the restless fickle wandering emotions, expand your mind and discover the tranquility within” – Bhagavad Gita
“One hour’s reflection is preferable to seventy years of pious worship”
“Wisdom builds, understanding strengthens and knowledge prospers”
“Anyone who does not share his moments of joy and discouragement with others will never fully know his own qualities and his own defects”
“Life is no more than a funeral procession winding towards the grave, it’s small joys the flowers of funeral wrath….”
“When you can’t get away, you want to; and when they let you go, you just don’t want to anymore”
“So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will win a hundred times in a hundred battles. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you win one and lose the next. If you do not know yourself or your enemy, you will always lose.” – The Art of War
“He who controls the senses but has a mind full of cravings is a pretender who fools himself” – Bhagavat Gita
“When you live only once, the value of your life becomes the sum total of your achievements”
“The senses exist beyond the physical; mind beyond the senses; intelligence beyond the mind. Beyond intelligence is your sense of self. By knowing who you really are you will conquer all yearning” – Bhagavad Gita
“Let go of what you can’t change, because life goes on anyhow!”
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can’t do”
“Don’t give up. Remember, it’s always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.”