Words of Wisdom – Teachers

To come to know our true being, we must first come out from being what we are not.
– Shantananda Saraswati

To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life.
-Robert Browning

Whoever knows essentially his own nature, can also know that of other men and can penetrate into the nature of beings.
– Confucius

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
– Nelson Mandela

Human beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
– William James

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
– Albert Einstein

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on, so that children have little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
– Mother Teresa

Conquer yourself, not the world.
– Rene Descartes

Conquering others requires force; conquering oneself requires strength.
– Lao Tzu

We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.
– Rudyard Kipling

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.
– Buddha

Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When anger and fear, and pleasure and pain, and jealousies and desires, tyrannize over the soul, whether they do any harm or not, I call all this injustice.
– Plato

All things are directed from goodness to goodness. Rejoice in the present, set no value on property, seek no honors. Avoid excessive activity.
– Marsilio Ficino

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill

Work is love made visible.
– Kahlil Gibran