The first duty of love is to listen – Paul Tillich

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness – Oliver Wendell Holmes Snr

The most difficult thing is to know what we do know, and what we do not know – P. D. Ouspensky

It is better to practise a little than talk a lot – Muso Soseki

Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps or to awaken one who, awake, dreams that he is awake? – Soren Kierkegaard

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination – Mencius

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

May we be fearless… from friends and enemies… from known and unknown … from night and day… May all the directions be our allies. – Atharva Veda

It is cynicism and fear that freezes life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free – Harvey Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. – Benjamin Disraeli

People should be beautiful in every way – in their faces, in the way they dress, in their thoughts and in their innermost selves. – Anton Chekhov

There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them. – Andre Gide

Do not take life too seriously – you will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard

I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. – Taylor Caldwell

Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness. – Eckhart Tolle

The world is full of wonders and miracles but man takes his little hand and covers his eyes and sees nothing. – The Baal-shem

Remember, no human condition is ever permanent; then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune, or too sorrowful in misfortune. – Socrates

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. – Evelyn Underhill

You are your own teacher. Looking for teachers can’t solve your own doubts. Investigate yourself to find the truth – inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important. – Ajahn Chah

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. – Henry David Thoreau

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour. – James Lane Allen

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. – Swami Vivekananda

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. – Alexander Pope