Quotes that Inspired the World

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

– 5:1-12 (NIV) Often referred to as “The Beautitudes” this is the start of “The Sermon on the Mount”

Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven

– Jesus Christ 18:3-20 (KJV)

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

– o 22:37-40 (KJV)

“If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

(Luke 17:3-4) (NIV)

“We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.”

– The Buddha Dhammapada, as translated by T. Byrom (1993)

” No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path but Buddhas clearly show the way.”

– The Buddha Dhammapada Ch. 165

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

– The Buddha

“From Delight we came into existence.
In Delight we grow.
At the end of our journey’s close,
Into Delight we retire.”

– The Upanishads

“I have known this Great Being,
effulgent as the sun
beyond the boundaries of tenebrous gloom. “

– The Upanishads

“Just as a person casts off worn-out garments
and puts on others that are new,
even so does the embodied soul cast off worn-out bodies
and take on others that are new.

– Bhagavad Gita

“I am always with all beings;
I abandon no one. And
However great your inner darkness,
You are never separate from me.

– Bhagavad Gita

I am justice: clear, impartial,
Favouring no one, hating no one.
But in those who have cured themselves
of selfishness, I shine with brilliance.”

– Bhagavad Gita

All can be done if the God-touch is there

– Sri Aurobindo, Savitri

We are sons of God and must be even as he.

– Sri Aurobindo, Savitri

The soul in man is greater than his fate.

– Sri Aurobindo, Savitri

My God is love and sweetly suffers all

– Sri Aurobindo, Savitri

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

– John Keats

Love is my religion – I could die for it.

– John Keats

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

– William Wordsworth

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

– Leo Tolstoy

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that would live in peace and at ease, Must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.

– Benjamin Franklin

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

– William Blake

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

– Emily Dickinson

For joy
And not for sorrow
Earth was made.

– Sri Aurobindo, Savitri

World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power.

– Sri Chinmoy

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Mohandas Gandhi

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Mohandas Gandhi

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.”

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

– Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

Related pages

Quotes of Note:

Book Cover