Karma means you don't get away with anything
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor. Still less did she say: Be rich. Her cry to me was always: Be independent.
– Nicolas de Chamfort, writer (1741-1794)
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
- Heinrich Heine, poet, journalist, and essayist (1797-1856)
Since my house burned down / I now own a better view / of the rising moon.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (1918-2013)
Compassion is the basis of morality. - Arnold Schopenhauer, philosopher
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart, theologian (c. 1260-1327)
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Dalai Lama
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy
In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
- Henry Christopher Bailey
There are two ways to look at life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is.
- Albert Einstein
Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather
The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.
- Tom Waits
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
- Pete Seeger
Life is mostly froth and bubble, / Two things stand like stone, / Kindness in another's trouble, / Courage in your own. - Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet (1833-1870)
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
- Thomas Fuller
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - Karl Barth