On Humanity…


“He who bears the interests of humanity in his breast, that man is blessed.” Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi


The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered: 

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about his future that he does not enjoy his present; the result being he does not live in present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and dies having never really lived.”




“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.” — W.E.B. Du Bois


“The difference between whether you say, ‘I wish I would have,’ or ‘I’m glad I did,’ at the end of your life is whether or not you take decisive action during your life.” Chris Widener


“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” John Greenleaf


“Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” — Mark Twain


“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” — Sir Winston Churchill

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3 thoughts on “On Humanity…

  1. Chitti Babu

    Thanks Guru-ji for the quotes which clearly show that too much of planning is indeed an unwise act. Churchill’s quote, Dalai Lama’s and those of others point to living in the present, being cheerful and worry free action.

  2. Vimalchand Shrishrimal

    Beautiful quotes and requires our deep thoughts to ponder on each of them to enable us to put into practice these thoughts in our present life.
    Vimalchand Shrishrimal

  3. Mubareka

    Nice one

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