Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Sleep is the best meditation.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Spend some time alone every day.