The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Quote by Buddha
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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
Without health life is not life it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
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.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Women stand for the objective world for a man. They stand for the thing that you're not and that's what you always reach for in a song.
I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.
With fame there is a crosswire between intensity and intimacy. You have decoy intimacy, but you are also very much alone.
You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it.
It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking at it that one overcomes it but, rather, often by working on the one next to it. Certain people and certain things require to be approached on an angle.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
Under Barack Obama, the only 'Change' is that 'Hope' has been hard to find. Now millions of Americans are insecure about their future. But instead of inspiring us by reminding us of what makes us special, he divides us against each other. He tells Americans they're worse off because others are better off. That people got rich by making others poor.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
What's important at the grocery store is just as important in engines or medical systems. If the customer isn't satisfied, if the stuff is getting stale, if the shelf isn't right, or if the offerings aren't right, it's the same thing. You manage it like a small organization. You don't get hung up on zeros.
We are near, very near, to an end to the eurozone crisis... The worst - in the sense of the fear of the eurozone breaking up - is over. But the best isn't there yet.