The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.
Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.
People accept only that person as their leader who is radiant with good knowledge and karma.
The one who is afraid of doing wrong (paap) that is considered to be a Great Knowledge.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
To free a man from error is to give, not to take away. Knowledge that a thing is false is a truth. Error always does harm; sooner or later it will bring mischief to the man who harbors it.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
Hope is the confusion of the desire for a thing with its probability.
The trickiest thing is the nature of man, apparent in everything.
Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.