Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men.
Mahatma Gandhi identified the seven sins in the world as wealth without work, pleasure before conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle.
We must understand spiritual truths and apply them to our modern life. We must draw strength from the almost forgotten virtues of simplicity, humility, contemplation, and prayer. It requires a dedication beyond science, beyond self, but the rewards are great and it is our only hope.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
—Pearl S. Buck
Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have that you wouldn’t sell for money.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
—Martin Luther King Jr.
Life in time remains without meaning if it does not find its meaning in eternity.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
If life be short, then moderate your worldly cares and projects; do not cumber yourselves with too much provision for a short voyage.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Jesus said, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”1 Living, the real thing, doesn’t consist of things at all, because things cannot truly satisfy. They may temporarily satisfy the body but they can never satisfy the soul or the spirit that cries out to God its Father for the joy and happiness and the eternal fulfillment that only God can give.
—David Brandt Berg