Tuesday, 28 February 2012

15 mostly funny quotes about living, life, and the human condition

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha

Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.~Jack Buck

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.~Mark Twain

I think I've discovered the secret of life -you just hang around until you get used to it .~Charles M Schulz

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.~Will Rogers

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred…..Woody Allen

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat .~Lily Tomlin

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.~Abraham Lincoln

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.~George Carlin

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.~Charlie Brown

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.~George Carlin

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."~Charles M Schulz

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure. ~Murphy's Law

No one knows what’s next, but everybody does it.~George Carlin

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.~Robert Frost

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Monday, 27 February 2012

Michel de Montaigne, Philosophy Quotes on Education

In his commerce with men I mean him to include- and that principally- those who live only in the memory of books. By means of history he will frequent those great souls of former years. If you want it to be so, history can be a waste of time; it can also be, if you want it to be so, a study bearing fruit beyond price. (de Montaigne)

The first lessons with which we should irrigate his mind should be those which teach him to know himself, and to know how to die … and to live. (de Montaigne)

Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it? (de Montaigne)

Any time and any place can be used to study: his room, a garden, is table, his bed; when alone or in company; morning and evening. His chief study will be Philosophy, that Former of good judgement and character who is privileged to be concerned with everything.
(de Montaigne)

For among other things he had been counseled to bring me to love knowledge and duty by my own choice, without forcing my will, and to educate my soul entirely through gentleness and freedom. (de Montaigne)

Learning must not only lodge with us: we must marry her. (de Montaigne)

The profit we possess after study is to have become better and wiser. (de Montaigne)

Nor is it enough to toughen up his soul; you must also toughen up his muscles. (de Montaigne)

Teach him a certain refinement in sorting out and selecting his arguments, with an affection for relevance and so for brevity. Above all let him be taught to throw down his arms and surrender to truth as soon as he perceives it, whether the truth is born at his rival’s doing or within himself from some change in his ideas. (de Montaigne)

But in truth I know nothing about education except this: that the greatest and the most important difficulty known to human learning seems to lie in that area which treats how to bring up children and how to educate them. (de Montaigne)

Socrates and then Archesilaus used to make their pupils speak first; they spoke afterwards. ‘Obest plerumque iss discere volunt authoritas eorum qui docent.’ [For those who want to learn, the obstacle can often be the authority of those who teach] (de Montaigne)

I would like to suggest that our minds are swamped by too much study and by too much matter just as plants are swamped by too much water or lamps by too much oil; that our minds, held fast and encumbered by so many diverse preoccupations, may well lose the means of struggling free, remaining bowed and bent under the load; except that it is quite otherwise: the more our souls are filled, the more they expand; examples drawn from far-off times show, on the contrary, that great soldiers ad statesmen were also great scholars. (de Montaigne)

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Theology Quotes

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

God is not separate from the world; He is the soul of the world, and each of us contains a part of the Divine Fire. All things are parts of one single system, which is called Nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with Nature. In one sense, every life is in harmony with Nature, since it is such as Nature’s laws have caused it to be; but in another sense a human life is only in harmony with Nature when the individual will is directed to ends which are among those of Nature. Virtue consists in a will which is in agreement with Nature. (Zeno, founder of Stoicism, 333-262 BC)

Truth alone is eternal, everything else is momentary. It is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ... All life comes from the one universal source, call it Allah, God or Parmeshwara.
(Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi 1869-1948)

Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly. ... To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. (Isaac Asimov)

We have already compared the benefits of theology and science. When the theologian governed the world, it was covered with huts and hovels for the many, palaces and cathedrals for the few. To nearly all the children of men, reading and writing were unknown arts. The poor were clad in rags and skins - they devoured crusts, and gnawed bones. The day of Science dawned, and the luxuries of a century ago are the necessities of to-day. Men in the middle ranks of life have more of the conveniences and elegancies than the princes and kings of the theological times. But above and over all this, is the development of mind. There is more of value in the brain of an average man of today - of a master-mechanic, of a chemist, of a naturalist, of an inventor, than there was in the brain of the world four hundred years ago. These blessings did not fall from the skies. These benefits did not drop from the outstretched hands of priests. They were not found in cathedrals or behind altars - neither were they searched for with holy candles. They were not discovered by the closed eyes of prayer, nor did they come in answer to superstitious supplication. They are the children of freedom, the gifts of reason, observation and experience - and for them all, human is indebted to human. (Robert Ingersoll)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Famous Criticism Quotes

"One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself "~ Mark Twain

"Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense"~ Samuel Johnson

"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public."~Walt Disney

"Don’t abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism."~Edgar Watson Howe

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do."~Benjamin Franklin

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."~ Winston Churchill

"I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse."~Samuel Johnson

"It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances."
~Joseph Addison

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Plato, Quotations on Education

..for the object of education is to teach us to love beauty. (Plato)

'And once we have given our community a good start,' I pointed out, ' the process will be cumulative. By maintaining a sound system of education you produce citizens of good character, and citizens of sound character, with the advantage of a good education, produce in turn children better than themselves and better able to produce still better children in their turn, as can be seen with animals.'(Plato)

'... It is in education that bad discipline can most easily creep in unobserved,' he replied.

'Yes,' I agreed, ' because people don't treat it seriously there, and think no harm can come of it.'

'It only does harm,' he said, 'because it makes itself at home and gradually undermines morals and manners; from them it invades business dealings generally, and then spreads into the laws and constitution without any restraint, until it has made complete havoc of private and public life.'

'And when men who aren't fit to be educated get an education they don't deserve, are not the thoughts and opinions they produce fairly called sophistry, without a legitimate idea or any trace of true wisdom among them?'


'The first thing our artist must do,' I replied, ' - and it's not easy - is to take human society and human habits and wipe them clean out, to give himself a clean canvas. For our philosophic artist differs from all others in being unwilling to start work on an individual or a city, or draw out laws, until he is given, or has made himself, a clean canvas.'

'Because a free man ought not to learn anything under duress. Compulsory physical exercise does no harm to the body, but compulsory learning never sticks to the mind.'


'Then don't use compulsion,' I said to him, ' but let your children's lessons take the form of play. You will learn more about their natural abilities that way.' (Plato)
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Golden words of Swami Vivekanand -3

"GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life."~Swami Vivekananda

"External nature is only internal nature writ large."~Swami Vivekananda

"If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished."~Swami Vivekananda

"Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth."~Swami Vivekananda

"The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free."~Swami Vivekananda

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Monday, 20 February 2012

Famous Quotes and Moral Values

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."~Albert Einstein

"We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools."~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."~Henry Ford

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Friday, 17 February 2012

Some Famous Friendship Quotes

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."
~ Oscar Wilde

"Good friends are good for your health."~ Irwin Sarason

"It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. "~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Silence is the true friend that never betrays." ~ Confucius

"We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need." ~ Epicurus

"Friends show their love in times of trouble..." ~ Euripides

"A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother." ~ Homer

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." ~ Euripides

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. "~ Aristotle

"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."~ Artistotle

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." ~ Apocrypha

"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway."~ Jerome Cummings

"What is a friend? I will tell you...it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself."~ Frank Crane

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness..."~ Richard Bach

"Love is temporary...but friends are forever."~ Kelly Wheeler

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."~ Helen Keller

"...no man is useless while he has a friend."~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Friends are born, not made."~ Henry Adams

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"~ Abraham Lincoln

"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,
And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."~ Edward Everett Hale

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked." ~ Bernard Meltzer

"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."~ Abraham Lincoln

"Friends are the sunshine of life." ~ John Hay

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."~ Walter Winchell

"Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. "~ Samuel Paterson

"Every man passes his life in the search after friendship." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A good friend is my nearest relation." ~ Thomas Fuller

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Your friend is your needs answered." ~ Kahlil Gibran

"Let your best be for your friend..." ~ Kahlil Gibran

"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire." ~ La Rochefoucauld

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." ~ Bernard Meltzer

"No man is useless while he has a friend." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"A friend is a present you give yourself." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." ~ Mark Twain

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

20 Of the Most Inspiring Quotes Ever Spoken

“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.”–Henry Ford

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”–George Eliot

“One man with courage makes a majority.”–Andrew Jackson

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”–Henry Ford

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”–Albert Einstein

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.”–John Milton

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”–Conrad Hilton

“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?”–Beverly Adamo

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”–Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”–Robert Anthony

“Intolerance of your present creates your future.”–Mike Murdock

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”–Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”–E.E. Cummings

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”– James Allen

“Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.”–Spryte Loriano

“Do not let what you can not do; interfere with what you can do.”–John Wooden

“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”–Trina Paulus

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”–Vince Lombardi

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”–Muhammad Ali

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Golden words of Mahatma gandhi - 3

"An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so."

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."

"Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up."

"Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages."

"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."

"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."

"But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac."

"Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed."

"Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion."

"Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession."

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Top 10 Best Education Quotes

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. " ~Albert Einstein

"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. " ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. " ~Robert G. Ingersoll

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. " ~Edward Everett

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison. "~Victor Hugo

"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.  What you gain at one end you lose at the other.  It's like feeding a dog on his own tail.  It won't fatten the dog. " ~Mark Twain

"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. " ~George Santayana

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. " ~Malcolm S. Forbes

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. " ~Oscar Wilde

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge  in adversity. " ~Aristotle

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Monday, 13 February 2012

10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein

1-Follow Your Curiosity

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2-Perseverance is Priceless

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”

3-Live in the Moment

“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

3-Focus on the Present

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

“Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

4-The Imagination is Powerful

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

5-Make Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

7-Create Value

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8-Don't Expect Different Results

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9-Knowledge Comes From Experience

“Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10-Learn the Rules and Then Play Better

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Valentine's Day Quotes

"True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away."~Alicia Barnhart

"When love is not madness, it is not love."~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds."~Shakespeare

"True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."~La Rochefoucauld

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. "~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. "~St. Augustine

"At one glance I love you with a thousand hearts."~ Mihri Hatun

"Your beauty’s form was shaped by God Himself, so are my feelings merely human love? "~Amir Khusrau

"What’s the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth – compared with love found, gained, and kept? "~Robert Browning

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."~A. A. Milne

"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."~Willa Cather

"Love is a game that two can play and both win."~Eva Gabor

"Come live in my heart, and pay no rent."~Samuel Lover

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow."~John Lennon

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."~Zora Neale Hurston

"Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself."~Andre Breton

"Love is metaphysical gravity."~R. Buckminster Fuller

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."~Victor Hugo

"A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others."~Frank Morgan

"Where there is love there is life."~Mohandas Gandhi

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Friday, 10 February 2012

10 effective Quote about love by William Shakespeare

"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts."

"I'll follow you and make a heaven out of hell, and I'll die by your hand which I love so well."

"In thy face I see honor, truth and loyalty."

"A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart."

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain."

"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew."

"I'll say she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew."

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

"They do not love that do not show their love.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love."

Thursday, 9 February 2012

10 Most Inspirational Quotes of All Time

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."
- Rabindranath Tagore, poet

"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein, physicist

"If you haven't found what you love yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs, inventor and entrepreneur

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
- Mahatma Gandhi, political and ideological leader

"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'"
- George Bernard Shaw, playwright

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou, author, poet, activist

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
- Annie Dillard, Pultizer prize-winning author

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
- Ayn Rand, novelist, philosopher and playwright

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
- Coco Chanel, fashion designer

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
- Norman Vincent Peale, author and minister

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Albert Einstein Inspirational Quotes

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."

"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction."

"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."

"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age."

"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Five quoets about Hope by Abraham Lincoln

"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

"I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause."

"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."

"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth."

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

10 Inspiring Quotes by Gautam Buddha

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule."

"He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes."

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”