“Never praise oneself.”

— Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Share via Whatsapp

“Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God.”

— Swami Vivekananda, Share via Whatsapp

“When you re too religious, you tend to point your finger to judge instead of extending your hand to help.”

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Share via Whatsapp

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”

— Billy Sunday, Billy Sunday, the Man and His Message: With His Own Words Which Have Won Thousands for Christ, Share via Whatsapp

“People don t realize how a man s whole life can be changed by one book.”

— Malcolm X, Share via Whatsapp

“I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”

— Mae West, Share via Whatsapp

“Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.”

— Gordon B. Hinckley, Share via Whatsapp

“These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.”

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Share via Whatsapp

“Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”

— Arthur Miller, The Crucible, Share via Whatsapp

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”

— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Share via Whatsapp

“Wahai, wanita-wanita yang hingga usia tiga puluh, empat puluh, atau lebih dari itu, tapi belum juga menikah (mungkin kerana kekurangan fizikal, tidak ada kesempatan, atau tidak pernah terpilih di dunia yang amat keterlaluan mencintai harta dan penampilan wajah.) Yakinlah, wanita-wanita solehah yang sendiri, namun tetap mengisi hidupnya dengan indah, bersedekah dan berkongsi, berbuat baik dan bersyukur. Kelak di hari akhir sungguh akan menjadi bidadari-bidadari syurga. Dan khabar baik itu pastilah benar, bidadari syurga parasnya cantik luar biasa.”

— Tere Liye, Bidadari Bidadari Surga, Share via Whatsapp

“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.”

— C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Share via Whatsapp

“I Choose Love... No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves. I Choose Joy... I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God. I Choose Peace... I will live forgiven. I will forgive so I may live. I Choose Patience... I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I ll invite him to do so, Rather complain that the wait is to long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clenching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage. I Choose Kindness... I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for that is how God has treated me. I Choose Goodness... I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I accuse. I choose goodness. I Choose Faithfulness... Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My friends will not question my word. And my family will not question my love. I Choose Gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it only be in praise. If I clench my fist, may it only be in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. I Choose Self-Control... I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control. Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then when this day is done I will place my head on my pillow and rest.”

— Max Lucado, Share via Whatsapp

“Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”

— Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Share via Whatsapp

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”

— Swami Vivekananda, Share via Whatsapp

“Religion means to know God and to love Him.”

— A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Science of Self-Realization, Share via Whatsapp

“Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come.”

— Joseph B. Wirthlin, Share via Whatsapp