When the owl sings, the night is silent. (Quand le hibou chante, La nuit est silence)
— Charles de Leusse
Inviting harmony into our lives can be as simple as smiling at someone who is downtrodden, because something as simple as a smile communicates human compassion and understanding.
— unknown
Animals suffer as much as we do. The spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals should be fought against. We won’t have the audacity and the stony heart to impose such sufferings on them if only we were humane and understand what true humanity entails. And appallingly, humanity may not find the desired peace until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things.
— unknown
The privilege of having a soul is shared with us by Animals.
— unknown
One day, soon, the oddness of the seemingly universal belief of human in other animals’ slavery will be palpable. Then, we will be worthier of sharing this planet with them because we will have discovered our souls.
— unknown
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
— Jimmy Dean
Do everything with a mind that lets go.
If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.
— Achaann Chah
Approach it and there is no beginning; follow it and there is no end. You can’t know it, but you can be it, at ease in your own life.
— Lao-Tzu
Have no designs on becoming a Buddha. Aaron has nothing whatever to do with sitting or lying down.
— Dogen
Whatever you encounter, may that be part of the path.
— Tara Brach
Just practice Zaren. Sit like a person deaf and dumb.
— Dogen
In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us.
— Peter Matthiessen
The moon floats above the pines, And the night veranda is cold as the ancient, clear sound comes from your fingertips. The old melody usually makes the listeners weep, but Zen music is beyond sentiment. Do not play again unless the Great Sound of Lao-tzu accompanies you.
— Hseuh-T'ou
Within you there is a Stillness and Sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.
— Hermann Hesse
Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll find peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.’
— Marianne Williamson
The quieter you become the more you can hear.
— Ram Dass (Submitted by: Amy Riley)
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do in daily life. You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.
— John C. Maxwell
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
— John C. Maxwell
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
— Socrates
Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
— Steve Jobs
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
— Lao Tzu
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
— Jack Canfield
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
— Buddha
The best revenge is massive success.
— Frank Sinatra
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.
— Albert Einstein
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. When you live each day with intention, you will make a difference in everyone’s life that you come in contact with.
— Maya Angelou
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.
— Albert Einstein
Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.
— Amy Tan
Go for your dreams, and don’t let anything hold you back. Keep going no matter what it is you want to do in life.
— Layla Ali
I have recently been examining all know superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies.
— Thomas Jefferson
What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.
— Zig Ziglar
You lack nothing, therefore you practice. Therefore you must realize and manifest this no-lack, this realized life, this awakened life that you are.
— Elihu Genmyo Smith
We have so much power locked within ourselves. To be more precise, it’s within your mid brain, in the thalamus area because the thalamus doesn’t differentiate between reality and illusion.
— Dr. Pillai
Read widely, and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.
— Joyce Carol Oates
Witnessing an atrocity, observing injustice in action, or otherwise directly encountering the things that have historically been invisible is a way of shining the light of awareness into the dark corners of our world—much as meditation shines a light into the unexamined shadows of our mind.
— Andrew Olendzski
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong, either amount is the same.
— Carlos Castaneda
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.
— John Lennon
If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.
— Albert Einstein
Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
— Cherokee Proverb
What are you waiting for?
— Lope De Vega
Do one thing every day that scares you.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
— Unknown
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, may the rains fall softly upon your fields.
— Irish Blessing
In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another.
— Howard Cohn
The best thing you can do is be quiet and open your ears. Let everyone else talk.
— Dwayne Johnson
We either make ourselves miserable, or make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
— Carlos Casaneda
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
— Steve Jobs
Everything we do has a ripple effect onto others; a simple smile could change someone’s day.
— Elisha Goldstein
We suffer because we do not understand the openness of our true nature. This is the ignorance that the Buddha taught is the root of all suffering. If we take the time to shift to a place where we can actually rest in openness and lovingkindness, our suffering diminishes.
— Lama Palden, "Practicing with the Five Hindrances”
People respond well to people who are sure of what they want.
— Anna Wintour
Give the girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.
— Marilyn Monroe
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
— Buddha
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
— Buddha
If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.
— Buddha
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
— Buddha
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
— Buddha