Being touched by one's children is a delight to the body, And listening to them chatter is a joy to the ear.
- Tirukkural 65
As a Buddhist monk my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer. I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, December 1989
The Almighty Allah says: "For the righteous I have prepared that which no eyes have envisioned and no hearts conceived. Search all you want, no living soul shall ever perceive what ultimate bliss is concealed from them."
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah
Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things, above all that we ask or think. Each time, before you Intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!
- Andrew Murray
Rabbi Joshua said: An evil eye, the evil inclination, and hatred of people remove a man from the world.
- Pirkei Avot, 2:11