When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
To err is human, but it feels divine.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.
Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Our moods do not believe in each other.?To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.? I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.? What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.? Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!?I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.
So far it's very hard to prove that joining Europe or joining any other international organisation could change their lives for better.
Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, - means, teachers, texts, temples fall;it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour.? All things are made sacred by relation to it,-one as much as another.?All things are disolved to ther center by thier cause.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.'
Life is not possible without an opening toward the transcendent; in other words human beings cannot live in chaos.
When it is not in our power to determine what it true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
We are divine beings having a human experience.
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
And, not only in Budapest. I worked very closely with a very powerful government organization, which shall remain unidentified, to develop the mass marketed version of the Cube.
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.