Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money.
Topics: Success, Money, Happiness
Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard.—It is in insignificant matters, and in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others, and denies nothing to itself.
We seldom think of what we have,
but always of what we lack.
Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
It is a great piece of folly to sacrifice the inner for the outer man.
If there is anything in the world that can really be called a mans property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.
What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has, or how he is regarded by others.
Life is a language in which certain truths are conveyed to us; if we could learn them in some other way, we should not live.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Men of learning are those who have read the contents of books. Thinkers, geniuses, and those who have enlightened the world and furthered the race of men, are those who have made direct use of the book of the world.
According to me, the influence of Sanskrit literature will not be lesser than what was, in the 16th century, Greece’s influence on Renaissance. One day, India’s wisdom will flow again on Europe and will totally transform our knowledge and thought.
In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life–it will be the solace of my death.
Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.
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