The more busy you are with the improvement of your inner life, the more active you become in social life, helping other people.
It is as wrong for one person to rule many as it is for many to rule one.
— Vladimir Chertkov
What is truth? For the majority of people, truth is the majority of counted votes.
— Thomas Carlyle
When I sit on the seashore and listen to the waves beating on the sand, I feel free from any obligation, and I think that all the people of the world can change their constitutions without me.
— Henry David Thoreau
Never build, but always plant: in the case of the first, nature will interfere and destroy the creation of your work, but in the case of the second, nature will help you, causing growth in everything you planted. The same thing happens in your spiritual life: those things which are in harmony with the eternal laws of human nature will grow, but those things which correspond to the temporal wishes of people will not.