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Inspirational Charles Darwin quotes

Inspirational Charles Darwin quotes
Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was a naturalist and geologist who outlined the theory of evolution and proposed that evolution could be explained in part through natural and sexual selection.

Charles Darwin was a one of the key figure in the history of modern science. It was only because of his modern theory on evolution many recent scientific discoveries in field of Biology became possible. He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.

Charles Darwin quotes are full of wisdom and inspiration. Below is a list of Charles Darwin quotes, which i have selected from his works.

It is mere rubbish thinking, at present, of origin of life; one might as well think of origin of matter.
– Charles Darwin

The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive, is when we recognise that we ought to control our thoughts.
– Charles Darwin

I think it can be shown that there is such an unerring power at work in Natural Selection, which selects exclusively for the good of each organic being.
– Charles Darwin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
– Charles Darwin

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
– Charles Darwin

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
– Charles Darwin

A republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honor.
– Charles Darwin

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.
– Charles Darwin quotes

One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
– Charles Darwin

The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
– Charles Darwin

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
– Charles Darwin

Life is nearly over with me. I have taken no pains about my style of writing.
– Charles Darwin

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. – Charles Darwin

The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?
– Charles Darwin

As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.
– Charles Darwin quotes

It is easy to specify the individual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it is not possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings of wonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate the mind.
– Charles Darwin

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
– Charles Darwin

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
– Charles Darwin

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
– Charles Darwin

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities… still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
– Charles Darwin

What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
– Charles Darwin quotes

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. – Charles Darwin

The moral faculties are generally esteemed, and with justice, as of higher value than the intellectual powers. But we should always bear in mind that the activity of the mind in vividly recalling past impressions is one of the fundamental though secondary bases of conscience. This fact affords the strongest argument for educating and stimulating in all possible ways the intellectual faculties of every human being.
– Charles Darwin

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
– Charles Darwin

In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.
– Charles Darwin

Now when naturalists observe a close agreement in numerous small details of habits, tastes and dispositions between two or more domestic races, or between nearly-allied natural forms, they use this fact as an argument that all are descended from a common progenitor who was thus endowed; and consequently that all should be classed under the same species. The same argument may be applied with much force to the races of man.
– Charles Darwin

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
– Charles Darwin

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
– Charles Darwin

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
– Charles Darwin

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
– Charles Darwin

It is a curious little world within itself.
– Charles Darwin quotes

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
– Charles Darwin

I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
– Charles Darwin

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
– Charles Darwin

I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.
– Charles Darwin

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
– Charles Darwin

In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
– Charles Darwin

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
– Charles Darwin

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
– Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
– Charles Darwin

Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, … I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.
– Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
– Charles Darwin quotes

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
– Charles Darwin

I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.
– Charles Darwin

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
– Charles Darwin

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
– Charles Darwin

As some of the lowest organisms, in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility.
– Charles Darwin quotes

Inspirational Happiness quotes

Inspirational Happiness quotes

Inspirational Happiness quotes
Happiness is a mental and emotional state of positive experience characterized by pleasant emotions and intense joy.
Below i have collected some Happiness quotes from various famous personalities. These Happiness quotes have some meanings and wisdom hidden in them. Whenever you are happy, your mental state stays positive and you feel very energetic. Therefor happiness can increase your performance and productivity. Happiness not only means laughing and smiling, but also peace and harmony from within.
The happiness quotes listed below are very inspirational and motivational.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
― Marcus Aurelius

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
― Aristotle

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
― Aristotle

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”
― Charles Bukowski

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
― Robert Frost

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
― Aeschylus

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.”
― C.S. Lewis

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
― Albert Camus

“Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.”
― Albert Camus

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

See Buddha quotes on Happiness

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
― Mark Twain

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
― William James

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s.”
― Bertrand Russell

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
― Bertrand Russell

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
― Ayn Rand

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
― Honoré de Balzac

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
― Groucho Marx

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Tennyson

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
― Seneca

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”
― W.P. Kinsella

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
― Charlotte Brontë

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
― L.M. Montgomery

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
― Martha Washington

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
― Guillaume Apollinaire

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
― Rita Mae Brown

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”
― Jane Austen

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
― Aldous Huxley

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”
― Epictetus

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”
― Anne Frank

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
― Louisa May Alcott

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.”
― Pat Conroy

“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.”
― Max Ehrmann

Be with those who help your being by Rumi Poem

Be with those who help your being by Rumi

Be with those who help your being by Rumi Poem
Rumi

Below is a poem written by Rumi, Which is very inspirational and motivational.

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

Inspirational Rumi quotes

Aristotle quotes

Inspirational Aristotle quotes

Inspirational Aristotle quotes
Aristotle

Aristotle (384BC – 322 BC) was one of the most influential Greek philosopher and Scientist. Aristotle was student of Plato. When he was 18 year’s old he joined Plato’s academy in Athens, and remained there until the age of 37. Aristotle was teacher of Alexander the great, and teaching Alexander gave him many opportunities in future. He was associated with many subjects such Physics, Biology, Ethics, Politics, Metaphysics, Logic, aesthetics, poetry, Philosophy, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, Zoology. Aristotle is one of the world’s most influential and inspirational personality.

Aristotle quotes are rich in Wisdom and contain interesting information. Reading Aristotle quotes can inspire and motivate you in life. Below is a list of Aristotle quotes from his most famous works.

Aristotle quotes
Aristotle quotes

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.”

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

“Through discipline comes freedom.”

“To perceive is to suffer.”

“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”

“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”

“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.”

“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.”

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

“Nature does nothing uselessly.”

“Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.”

“Philosophy can make people sick.”

“The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later. ”

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

“The basis of a democratic state is liberty.”

“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”

“Man is by nature a political animal.”

“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”

“Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Except are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.”

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”

“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.”

“Hope is a waking dream.”

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

“Wit is educated insolence.”

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”

“It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.”

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

“Bad people…are in conflict with themselves; they desire one thing and will another, like the incontinent who choose harmful pleasures instead of what they themselves believe to be good.”

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”

“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”

“The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.”

“All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.”

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”

“Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.”

“Happiness is a state of activity.”

“The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.”

“Memory is the scribe of the soul.” – Aristotle quotes

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” – Aristotle quotes

“He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.”

“We should venture on the study of every kind of animal without distaste; for each and all will reveal to us something natural and something beautiful.”

“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”

“We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.”

“The Law is Reason free from Passion.”

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ”

“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”

“A friend is a second self.”

“If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.”

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

“Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.”

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”

“We make war that we may live in peace.”

“We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.”

“Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.”

“It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.”

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

“I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.”

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”

“These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions … The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life.”

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.”

“Democracy arose from man’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.”

“The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”

“Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.”

“For well-being and health, again, the homestead should be airy in summer, and sunny in winter. A homestead possessing these qualities would be longer than it is deep; and its main front would face the south.”

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Siddhartha quotes

Inspiring Siddhartha quotes by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha quotes
Siddhartha Book cover

Siddhartha is a novel by German Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. It was first published in 1922 in German language. Siddhartha was first published in United states in 1951, and became influential in 1960’s. This book tells the story of spiritual journey of a young Indian man named Siddhartha, during the time of Gautama Buddha. Siddhartha has been translated in many languages all over the world. The book is based on the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Siddhartha is a must read book for everyone. Reading this book will enlighten your mind and soul. Reading Siddhartha quotes will give you a hint about the whole book.
Below are some Siddhartha quotes which will inspire and motivate you, and finally make your day.

“Your soul is the whole world.”

“Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.”

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”

“I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”

“Not in his speech, not in his thoughts, I see his greatness, only in his actions, in his life.”

“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.”

“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if
he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.”

“I can think. I can wait. I can fast.”

“Siddhartha stopped fighting his fate this very hour, and he stopped suffering.”

“The opposite of every truth is just as true.”

“A person is never entirely holy or entirely sinful.”

“It taught him how to listen — how to listen with a quiet heart and a waiting soul, open soul, without passion, without desire, without judgment, without opinion.”

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.”

“He was taught by the river. Incessantly, he learned from it. Most of all,
he learned from it to listen, to pay close attention with a quiet heart,
with a waiting, opened soul, without passion, without a wish, without
judgement, without an opinion.”

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”

“Siddhartha has one single goal-to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow-to let the Self die. No longer to be Self, to experience the peace of an emptied heart, to experience pure thought-that was his goal.”

“Knowledge can be
conveyed, but not wisdom. It can be found, it can be lived, it is
possible to be carried by it, miracles can be performed with it, but it
cannot be expressed in words and taught.”

“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”

“When someone is seeking,” said Siddartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”

“What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.”

“One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking — a detour, an error.”

“We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.”

“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.”

“And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life.”

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”

“After so many years of foolishness, you have once again had an idea, have done something, have heard the bird in your chest singing and have followed it.”

“He has robbed me, yet he has given me something of greater value, he has given to me myself.”

“Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, from the sun’s melting rays. Dreams and a restlessness of the soul came to him.”

“Words do not express thoughts very well. they always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.”

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”

“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.”

“No, a true seeker, one who truly wished to find, could accept no doctrine. But the man who has found what he sought, such a man could approve of every doctrine, each and every one, every path, every goal; nothing separated him any longer from all those thousands of others who lived in the eternal, who breathed the Divine.”

“My real self wanders elsewhere, far away, wanders on and on invisibly and has nothing to do with my life.”

“I, also, would like to look and smile, sit and walk like that, so free, so worthy, so restrained, so candid, so childlike and mysterious. A man only looks and walks like that when he has conquered his Self. I also will conquer my Self.”

“Within Siddhartha there slowly grew and ripened the knowledge of what wisdom really was and the goal of his long seeking. It was nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.”

“What is meditation?… It is fleeing from the self, it is a short escape of the agony of being a self, it is a short numbing of the senses against the pain and the pointlessness of life. The same escape, the same short numbing is what the driver of an ox-cart finds in the inn, drinking a few bowls of rice wine or fermented coconut-milk.”

“Within Siddhartha there slowly grew and ripened the knowledge of what wisdom really was and the goal of his long seeking. It was nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.”

“He saw mankind going through life in a childlike manner… which he loved but also despised…. He saw them toiling, saw them suffering, and becoming gray for the sake of things which seemed to him to be entirely unworthy of this price, for money, for little pleasures, for being slightly Honored.”

“I called the world of phenomena an illusion, I called my eyes and my tongue and accident, valueless phenomena. No, that is all over; I have awakened, I have really awakened and have just been born today.”

“There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge-that is everywhere, that is Atman, that is in me and you and in every creature, and I am beginning to believe that this knowledge has no worse enemy than the man of knowledge, than learning.”

See Also :- A short Biography of Hermann Hesse

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