9 Lesser Known Most Inspirational Quotes

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  1. Hindu

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    Greatest of all evils is envy

    "Everything is destroyed by its own particular vice: the destructive power resides within. Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes, the worm eats away the wood; but greatest of all evils is envy, impious habitant of corrupt souls, which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease."

    Menander - (342 BC-292 BC)

    The vice that cannot be forgiven

    "The only vice that can not be forgiven is hypocrisy."

    William Hazlitt

    Do we dare to offend??

    "He who dares not offend cannot be honest."

    Thomas Paine

    Your ideal is represented by your conduct

    "Your ideal is represented by your conduct. Your learning, your social or economic status have nothing to do with your ideal."

    Shrii Prabhat R. Sarkar

    How shall we educate men to goodness?

    "But how shall we educate men to goodness, to a sense of one another, to a love of truth? And more urgently, how shall we do this in a bad time?"

    Daniel Berrigan

    Man's truth is moral truth

    "Our social ideals create the human world, but when our mind is diverted from them to greed of power, then in that state of intoxication we live in a world of abnormality where our strength is not health and our liberty is not freedom. We must never forget in the present day that those people who have got their political freedom are not necessarily free, they are merely powerful. The passions which are unbridled in them are creating huge organizations of slavery in the disguise of freedom. Those who have made the gain of money their highest end are unconsciously selling their life and soul to rich persons or to the combinations that represent money. Those who are enamoured of their political power and gloat over their extension of dominion over foreign races gradually surrender their own freedom and humanity to the organizations necessary for holding other peoples in slavery. In the so-called free countries, the majority of the people are not free, they are driven by the minority to a goal which is not known to them. This becomes possible only because people do not acknowledge moral and spiritual freedom as their object. They create huge eddies with their passions and they feel dizzily inebriated with the mere velocity of their whirling movement, taking that to be freedom. But the doom which is waiting to overtake them is as certain as death—for man’s truth is moral truth and his emancipation is in the spiritual life."

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Where immoral persons predominate, then leaders will also be immoral

    "Morality is the second fundamental factor for the success of democracy. In the absence of morality, people sell their votes. There are a few countries in the world where votes are being sold and purchased. Can we call this democracy? Is it not a farce? Hence, until 51percent of the population adheres strictly to the principles of morality, there is no chance of a successful democracy. Where immoral persons are in the majority, the leaders will necessarily be from and among them."

    Shrii Prabhat R. Sarkar

    No principles

    "He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own."



    Society is a dynamic entity. It has to progress by endlessly struggling to break through ever-changing barriers. It has to equip itself in different ways to respond to changing conditions and new challenges. Society cannot afford to forget that the type of struggles it had to go through in the past will not be the same as the struggles it has to go through in the present, and that the struggles of today will not be the same as those of the future. Thus, as the environment changes, newer and newer codes of justice will have to be formulated on the basis of the moral code. The duty of those who frame legal codes is to fully recognize the essential characteristics of life and not violate the interests of individuals, groups or society as a whole. Otherwise the codes will be seen as unnatural and will not be accepted, which means that the state will have difficulty in implementing them effectively. (For example, during the British rule of India, the Sarda Act(5) was not properly enforced due to a lack of education.) If a large section of the society is confronted with the possibility of being considered criminals in the eyes of the law, they will engage in deceitful conduct and other antisocial acts to avoid punishment. Thus the standard of morality will decline considerably. Therefore, if such codes are ever formulated, the state will lose its credibility and become the laughing-stock of society. - Shrii Prabhat R. Sarkar

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