Even if you are a monk, if your practice of the Way is not intense, if your aspiration is not pure, how are you any different from a layman? Again, even if you are a layman, if your aspiration is intense and your conduct wise, why is this any different from being a monk?
- Hakuin, "Zen Master Hakuin"
The false promises of a merchant may persuade a buyer into purchasing his (faulty) goods; but these will be deprived of Allah's blessings.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole cliché, but your attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
- Joel Osteen
Ever since Rabbi Akiba used the Passover seder to plan a revolutionary struggle against the Roman occupiers, the Jews have used the seder to begin concrete work on tikkun (healing and transformation).
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, the Tikkun Magazine Passover supplement 2006