“A look filled with understanding, an accepting smile, a loving word, a meal shared in warmth and awareness are the things which create happiness in the present moment. By nourishing awareness in the present moment, you can avoid causing suffering to yourself and those around you. The way you look at others, your smile, and your small acts of caring can create happiness. True happiness does not depend on wealth or fame.”-Nhat Hanh
“Our differences in beliefs do not truly separate us,or elevate us over others.
Rather,they highlight the rich tapestry that is humanity.”-George Takei
“The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral.It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.”-Albert Einstein
“We must recognize that all beings want the same thing we want.This is the way to achieve a true understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration.”-Dalai Lama
“Keep your love of nature,for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”- Vincent Van Gogh
“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand.Only the men of old, when there were no lights,could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.”- Yasunari Kawabata
“To be beautiful means to be yourself.You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.When you are born a lotus flower,be a beautiful lotus flower,don’t try to be a magnolia flower.If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life.True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself,accepting yourself,having confidence in yourself.”-Nhat Hanh