“There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.” – David Starr Jordan

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labour and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” – Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

“As a man thinketh, so his heart will be.” – James Allen

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley

“No man is free who is not master of himself.” – Epictetus

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Try to keep it humble in a world full of egos, gangsters and evil.” – SiR

“Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” – Stephen R. Covey

“The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.” – Samuel Johnson

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life … Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Victor Frankl

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Victor Frankl

“My life is my message.” – Gandhi

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.” – Kahlil Gibran

“If you think we can’t change the world, it just means that you’re not one of those who will.” – Jacque Fresco

Given that we’re here, given that there is this life and it is as it is – how can we live in it? How can I live in a way that maximizes, that fulfills the capacity for wakefulness, love, freedom, liberation of the human heart?” – Jack Kornfield

“Let your alignment (with Well-Being) be first and foremost, and let everything else be secondary. And not only will you have an eternally joyous journey, but everything you have ever imagined will flow effortlessly into your experience. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have—but your dominant intent is to be joyful. The doing and the having will come into alignment once you get that one down.” – Esther Hicks

“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet

“There is a vitality; a life-force, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other’s expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly and to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no dissatisfaction whatsoever at anytime. There is, on a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the other.” – Martha Graham

Mind is the master power that moulds and makes, man is mind and evermore he takes, he thinks in secret and it comes to pass that his environment is just his looking glass.” – James Allen

“To change, a person must face the dragon of his appetites with another dragon, the life-energy of the soul.” – Rumi

A big thief is hiding himself in your brain. He has snatched away your Atmic (divine) pearl. He is giving you immense worries and troubles. He is deluding you. The thief is your mind. You must not be lenient towards him. You must kill him ruthlessly.” – Swami Sivananda

“First, know you are already free. This is the unique recognition, insight, and fruit born of self-inquiry: to reveal our inherent freedom as eternal Being. Thereafter, practice is only to fend off the tendency to doubt this freedom.” – Mooji

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” – Herman Melville

“To live is to suffer; to know how to live is to be happy. To love is to obey; to know how to love is to rule. To speak is to make a noise; to know how to speak is to make melody. To seek is to torment oneself; to know how to seek is to find. To use is often to abuse; to know how to use is to enjoy. To practice magic is to be a quack; to know magic is to be a safe.” – E. Levi

The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.” – Heraclitus

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley

“I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, and I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities.” – Ayn Rand

“We are made or unmade by ourselves. By our thoughts, we forge the weapons by which we can destroy ourselves. Likewise, we also fashion the tools with which we build for ourselves heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, we ascend to Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, we descend below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character. We are our own maker and master.” –  James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs, 23:7

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali