We’ve all heard and read countless quotes and we often can’t even remember all of them. We draw inspiration from godmen and their sayings are what we generally follow. But have we ever spared a thought about the source of inspiration of the godmen? Perhaps, no and this is why we believe that whatever the godmen say are pearls of wisdom. But even they have drawn inspiration from many sources, including quotes and sayings of great teachers of the past. The quotes are profound and even we would be left mesmerized and moved by them. Listed below are top 10 profound quotes that inspire today’s self-proclaimed godmen.
10. Our prime purpose in this life – Dalai Lama:
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. The spiritual leader in exile lives in India and is the ambassador of peace. Thus, the sole objective of his profound quote, delivers on peace, wherein he asks people to help and no hurt each other. The quote sends a message of brotherhood loud and clear.
9. The trouble is – Buddha:
“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha preached that the world is full of sorrow and suffering, and desire is the cause of suffering. However, one of his invaluable sayings offers a way to end that suffering provided it is dutifully followed. He emphasized on the fact that time is the essence of life but we don’t value it. Time is the most important thing and its value needs to be understood.
8. Don’t regret growing older – Anonymous:
“Don’t regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”
We are not really sure who said this, but one thing that the quote makes crystal clear is that we should thank the almighty for giving us this life where we grow old and eventually die. This is what has inspired even godmen and you’d often hear them saying that we should not regret growing old or complain about the same. Growing old and living to see the world more than many other is really a privilege – a blessing in disguise.
7. If you can’t explain it simply – Albert Einstein:
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
We all know Albert Einstein as a physicist who developed the general theory of relativity and the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2. One thing that we don’t know about the famous scientist is that he has been a great philosopher and has many quotes to his name. A profound one is the above, wherein he emphasizes on simplicity of things. Certainly, don’t godmen use simple language to explain complex ideals?
6. Love me when I least deserve it – Swedish Proverb:
“Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it.”
This Swedish proverb really compels us to think on the other side of love. For most of us love is a feeling to be expressed when all is merry. But the proverb very easily compels us to believe that we should also love when the people don’t actually deserve to be loved. In such a scenario, there will be no scope for hatred.
5. As long as you’re going to be – Donald Trump:
“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
Donald Trump is an American business magnet and author, who is known for his extravagant lifestyle and outspoken nature. He has become a well known personality around the world and is renowned for doing big things. His simple yet inspirational words might make a stone believe that it as a mountain. Trump dreams big and he even prophesizes that if you have to think, then think big.
4. If you want children to keep their feet on the ground – Abigail Van Buren:
“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”
The little known American columnist and radio show host Pauline Esther Phillips a.k.a. Abigail Van Buren very ably emphasized on one of the major problems faced by parents today. Abigail said that if parents want children to be in control, then they should give more responsibility to them. We often hear godmen say the same words to parents who are worried sick about their children.
3. The way to gain a good reputation – Socrates:
“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”
The classic Greek philosopher and the founder of Western philosophy, Socrates is considered as the wisest man of all time. The key to his greatness was in his clear belief that he knew nothing. The amazing philosopher always stressed on the fact that a good reputation can be built only by doing what one wants to be in life.
2. The only way to do great work is to love what you do – Steve Jobs:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
The man behind the Apple, that we all love and the iPhone we all carry, Steve Jobs is a modern-age prophet for all who seek inspiration. Considering the amount of ups and downs in his own life, Jobs succeeded in doing what he loved doing. This is the reason why his greatest philosophy in life was to let people know that the greatest work is the work that you love doing and everyone should just strive to do what they love doing.
1. Poor people have big TV – Jim Rohn:
“Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.”
Renowned motivational speaker, author and personal development icon, Jim Rohn’s was a rags to riches story. He had been through so much hardship in life, but his sole friend in everything he did were his books, from which he believe he learned all he knew. Being fascinated with reading books, Rohn believed that books are a man’s best friend. The “poor” in the quote is in reference to knowledge.