“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
“The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
“Only do what you feel called in your heart to do, and then give all of yourself to the task.
“Joy, has no cost.
“Use each interaction to be the best, most powerful version of yourself.
“Become more accepting. With every interaction, surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart.
“The present moment, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter what time it is, it is always now.
“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.
“Just as you wouldn’t leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn’t start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.
“Anytime you try to be a loving person, you’re doing your part to save the world.
“Our past is a story existing only in our minds. Look, analyze, understand, and forgive. Then, as quickly as possible, chuck it.
“It doesn’t take money to turn off the television and cultivate real bonding time.
“Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself, when were you negative when you could have been positive? When did you withhold love when you might have given it? When did you play a neurotic game instead of behaving in a powerful way? Use this process to self-correct.
“Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
“More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.