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  • #211
    Rabindranath Tagore
    “From my heart comes out and dances the image of my own desire. The gleaming vision flits on. I try to clasp it firmly, it eludes me and leads me astray. I seek what I cannot get, I get what I do not seek.”
    Rabindranath Tagore, The Gardener

  • #212
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Every act of love brings happiness; there is no act of love which does not bring peace and blessedness as its reaction.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Karma Yoga: The Yoga of action

  • #213
    Swami Vivekananda
    “do not hate anybody, because that hatred which comes out from you, must, in the long run, come back to you. If you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and Its Methods

  • #214
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Never mind failures; they are quite natural,
    they are the beauty of life, these failures.
    What would be LIFE without them”
    Swami Vivekananda

  • #215
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Everything is infectious in this world, good or bad.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #216
    Swami Vivekananda
    “the man who is pure, and who dares, does all things.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda 8 Vol. set

  • #217
    Swami Vivekananda
    “the appearances of happiness or unhappiness of the soul are but reflections.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #218
    Swami Vivekananda
    “If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and Its Methods

  • #219
    Swami Vivekananda
    “The universe itself can never be the limit of our satisfaction. That is why the miser gathers more and more money, that is why the robber robs, the sinner sins, that is why you are learning philosophy. All have one purpose. There is no other purpose in life, save to reach this freedom. Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. Every being must attain to it.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #220
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Each is great in his own place, but the duty of one is not the duty of the other.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 9 Vols.

  • #221
    Swami Vivekananda
    “If you want the reward, you must also have the punishment; the only way to get out of the punishment is to give up the reward.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 9 Vols.

  • #222
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #223
    Swami Vivekananda
    “How can you see evil until there is evil in you? How can you see the thief, unless he is there, sitting in the heart of your heart? How can you see the murderer until you are yourself the murderer? Be good, and evil will vanish for you.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and Its Methods

  • #224
    Swami Vivekananda
    “stick to truth and we shall succeed, may be slowly, but surely.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda 8 Vol. set

  • #225
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Where is love? How do you know that there is love? The first test of love is that it knows no bargaining. So long as you see a man love another only to get something from him, you know that that is not love; it is shopkeeping.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #226
    Swami Vivekananda
    “A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to; and this deserving is produced by Karma. Our Karma determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate. We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #227
    Swami Vivekananda
    “in China, where no man gets a title until he is dead; and that is a better way, after all, than with us. When a man does something very good there, they give a title of nobility to his father, who is dead, or to his grandfather.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #228
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Knowledge itself is the highest reward of knowledge.”
    Swami Vivekananda

  • #229
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Imagination is the door to inspiration and the basis of all thought.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and Its Methods

  • #230
    Swami Vivekananda
    “if you want to help others, your little self must go.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda 8 Vol. set

  • #231
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Even the most arrant coward becomes brave when the world praises him. A fool can do heroic deeds when the approbation of society is upon him, but for a man to constantly do good without caring for the approbation of his fellow men is indeed the highest sacrifice man can perform.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

  • #232
    Swami Vivekananda
    “There he realized the oneness of the universe and man, that man is a universe in miniature.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and Its Methods

  • #233
    Swami Vivekananda
    “The concentrated mind is a lamp that shows us every corner of the soul.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and Its Methods

  • #234
    Swami Vivekananda
    “It is true that the Upanishads have this one theme before them: "कस्मिन्नु भगवो विज्ञाते सर्वमिदं विज्ञातं भवति - What is that knowing which we know everything else?”
    Swami Vivekananda, Advaita Vedanta

  • #235
    Swami Vivekananda
    “Misery comes through attachment, not through work.”
    Swami Vivekananda, Swami Vivekananda: Complete Works

  • #236
    David Levithan
    “It was a mistake," you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #237
    Oscar Wilde
    “Yet each man kills the thing he loves
    By each let this be heard
    Some do it with a bitter look
    Some with a flattering word
    The coward does it with a kiss
    The brave man with a sword”
    Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol

  • #238
    Suzanne Collins
    “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #239
    Mineko Iwasaki
    “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”
    Mineko Iwasaki

  • #240
    Malcolm X
    “To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”
    Malcolm X



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