Yesterday is best held in our memories. Our hands and our hearts should be available to wrap around today and to reach for tomorrow. If we are still tightly gripping yesterday, today, and tomorrow, cannot be held, touched, tasted, nor experienced to their fullest."
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life."
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
[ The Excellence of Love ] If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all. ...
A person has the ability to train his thoughts in any direction he wants … It is like a horse that turns off its path and begins to go on another. The rider can seize the horse by its reins and redirect it onto the proper path. It is exactly the same with thoughts; as soon as a person sees the thoughts deviating from the proper path, he must seize them and redirect them."
Once we have entered the world, fate marks suffering; but to change that suffering into love, joy and happiness is the human spirit."
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it's very important to give children education AND explain that they should play a role for their country."
Power is of two kinds.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."