Some Advice to Live by…


Remember the three Rs:

Respect for self;

Respect for others;

Responsibility for all your actions


Believe in love at first sight.

When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.


“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” — Sam Keen


“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.” Audrey Hepburn


Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

Marry a man / woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling please.

When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.


Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.


Don’t judge people by their relatives.


Talk slowly but think quickly.


When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”


Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.


When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.


Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.


Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.


Spend some time alone.

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3 thoughts on “Some Advice to Live by…

  1. Rita

    Hari Aum,

    This article teaches us about self-respect. When we lose our self-respect then others also don’t respect us. I need to put into practise some of the advice given in this article. This as well as many other articles on this website always help and guide me to lead a happy life.
    Swami-ji your blessings are always with me and my family.

  2. Pr Narendraprana

    Hari Om Swamiji,

    Each and every advice or quotation or sentence is wonderful and true. I enjoyed it very much.

    Thanks with regards.

  3. Smita More

    Hari Aum, Swami-ji,

    Beautifully said, each written quote meant a lot and could relate it with personal life experiences.
    Thank You

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