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To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. - Thoreau

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. - Anaias Nin

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - Dalai Lama

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. - Mother Teresa

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

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. – Seneca

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker

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You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. - C.S. Lewis

When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays... - Picasso

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Picasso

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley

A man's mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. - Oprah Winfrey

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. - Oscar Wilde

You seek too much information and not enough transformation. - Sai Baba

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Peace Quotes and Healing Quotes for Body

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. - Aldous Huxley

The body never lies. - Martha Graham

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies. - Nietzche

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy. - Oscar Wilde

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies. - Frank Gillette Burgess

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera. - Aldous Huxley

Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners. - William Shakespeare

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. - Mark Twain

A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. - Phillip Moffitt

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith. - Mahatma Gandhi

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong. - Thomas Jefferson

We are all cells in the same body of humanity. - Peace Pilgrim

Peace Quotes ... Healing Quotes for Body

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. - B.K.S. Iyengar

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. - Saint Augustine

This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly. - Seneca

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. - Mahatma Gandhi

A joyful heart is good for healing, a depressed spirit dries the bones. - Proverbs

In Kabbalah, as in the Hassidic tradition, you cure the body, but you fix the soul. Curing takes time, but fixing, if you know how to do it, is immediate. - Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. - Exekiel 36,26

Peace Quotes and Dreamimg Healing Quotes

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. - William Butler Yeats

They tease me now, telling me it was only a dream. But does it matter whether it was a dream or reality, if the dream made known to me the truth? - Dostoevsky

I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are? -Thoreau

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep. -Walt Whitman

Mental activity in the daytime creates a latent form of habitual thought which again transforms itself at night into various delusory visions sensed by the semi-consciousness. This is called the deceptive and magic-like Bardo of Dream. - Milarepa

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I am God, your healer. - Exodus

Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. - Lewis Carroll

Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day. - Abraham Lincoln

It is impossible for any one to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows. - Epictetus

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as much care to the end as to the beginning; then there will be no failure. - Lao Tzu

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. - Thoreau

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of you changing moods. - C.S. Lewis

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. - Bible

Our passions are like the phoenix. When the old one burns away, the new one rises out of its ashes at once. – Goethe

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. - Voltaire

When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? - Dogen

Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all. - Unknown

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Peace Quotes and Healing Quotes from Your Favorite Souls

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. - Hippocrates

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. - Michelangelo

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. - Marianne Williamson

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. - Helen Keller

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. - Henry David Thoreau

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. - Rachel Naomi Remen

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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. - Aristotle

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

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success. - Oscar Wilde

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. - Phillips Brooks

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. - Voltaire

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. - Will Rogers

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome. - Golda Meir

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. - Margaret Fuller

Motivational and Inspirational Peace Quotes

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. - Charles Dickens

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. - William Wordsworth

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. - Mary Shelley

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. - Oscar Wilde

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. - Elbert Hubbard

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. –Thich Nyat Hanh

The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense. - Thomas Edison

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I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman R. Augustine

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concentration is the secret of strength. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom. - George Patton

I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. - Agnes De Mille

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The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The significant problems we face cannot be resolved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. - Albert Einstein

The real voyage of discovery consists not only in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong in the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway

Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer. - Barbara De Angelis

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I can't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them. - George Bernard Shaw

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. - Paula Gunn Allen

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Peace Quotes: Yoga Quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.

Smiling away your troubles requires a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it.

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul.

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

Peace Quotes: Yoga Quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.

He who is persistent will realize God. So try your best to make meditation a regular experience in your life.

Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.

Peace Quotes: Yoga Quotes by Ramana Maharshi

When the mind is left without anything to cling to, it becomes still.

Mind is consciousness, which has limitations. We are orginally unlimited and perfect. Later on we take on limitations and become the mind.

Meditation depends upon the strength of mind. It must be unceasing even when one is engaged in work. Particular time for it is meant for novices.

When one makes the mind stick to one thought, the mind becomes rock-steady and the energy is conserved.

The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought. Whoever investigates the True "I" enjoys the stillness of bliss.

The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm.

There is no mind to control if you realise the self. The mind having vanished, the self shines forth. In the realised man, the mind may be active or inactive, the self remains for him.

Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form.

Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its weakness; by constant meditation it gains strength.

When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.

See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away - the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness.

Peace Quotes: Yoga Quotes by Ramana Maharshi

Realization is to get rid of the delusion that you have not realized.

The "I" thought is said to be the sum total of all thoughts. The source of the "I" thought has to be enquired into.

The mind of one meditating on a single object becomes one-pointed. And one-pointedness of mind leads to abidance in the self.

Real attainment is to be fully conscious, to be aware of surroundings and the people around, to move among them all, but not to merge consciousness in the environment. One should remain in inner independent awareness.

Once the current of awareness of the self is set afoot, it becomes everlasting and continuous by intensification.

Good thoughts keep off bad thoughts. They must themselves disappear before the state of realization.

Realization is our true nature. It is nothing new to be gained. What is new cannot be eternal. Therefore there is no need to be doubting whether we would gain or lose the self.

A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence in his aura, which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence.

Turn the mind inward and cease thinking of yourself as the body; thereby you will come to know that the self is ever happy. Neither grief nor misery is experienced in this state.

Inspirational Peace Quotes from the Wisdom of Confucius

Ask yourself constantly, "What is the right thing to do?" Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.

Review the old and deducing the new makes a teacher. It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Inspirational Peace Quotes from the Wisdom of Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

If one learns from others, but does not think, one will be bewildered. If, on the other hand, one thinks but does not learn from others, one will be in peril.

Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous.

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

Peace Quotes and Yoga Quotes: Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.

Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.

There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.

Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.

Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.

The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self; there remains nothing more for him to accomplish.

Peace Quotes and Yoga Quotes: Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Fear Not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.

Not by refraining from action does man attain freedom from action. Not by mere renunciation does he attain supreme perfection.

Action is greater than inaction. Perform therefore thy task in life. Even the life of the body could not be if there were no action.

When the sage climbs the heights of Yoga, he follows the path of work; but when he reaches the heights of Yoga, he is in the land of peace.

Whenever the mind unsteady and restless strays away from the spirit, let him ever and for ever lead it again to the spirit. No work stains a man who is pure, who is in harmony, who is master of his life, whose soul is one with the soul of all.

Peace Quotes and Yoga Quotes and Healing Quotes of Ram Dass

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God. - Ram Dass

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. - Ram Dass The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody. - Ram Dass

As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is. - Ram Dass

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering. - Ram Dass

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. - Ram Dass

Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act. - Ram Dass

Meditation Quotes and Peace Quotes

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. - Buddha

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. - Buddha

Look within, thou art the Buddha. - Buddha

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. - Buddha

The more man meditates upon good thoughts the better will be his world and the world at large. - Confucius

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul. – Paramahansa Yogananda

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha Nothing impresses me any more, save and except my own deep meditations. - Sri Chinmoy

Meditation Quotes and Peace Quotes

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. - Dalai Lama

Meditation stops the sound-loving mind. - Sri Chinmoy

When I meditate, I feel I am vast, very vast. – Sri Chinmoy

When I meditate, I clearly see that God is already seated inside my heart. – Sri Chinmoy

When we pray and meditate sincerely and soulfully, we receive an open-hearted invitation from heaven. - Sri Chinmoy

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Not all of us are called to be hermits, but all of us need enough silence and solitude in our lives to enable the deeper voice of our own self to be heard at least occasionally. - Thomas Merton

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