The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached.
They alone live, who live for others.
Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!
You must worship the Self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna.
The Buddhists or the Jains do not depend upon God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion, to evolve a God out of man. They have not seen the Father, but they have seen the Son. And he that hath seen the Son hath seen the Father also.
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
The knowing ones must have pity on the ignorant. One who knows is willing to give up his body even for an ant, because he knows that the body is nothing.
All power is within you; you can do anything and everything.
Kindness and love can buy you the whole world; lectures and books and philosophy all stand lower than these.
In hurting anyone, you hurt yourself, in loving anyone, you love yourself.
Begging is not the language of love.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.
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.
Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.