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Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
by Paramahansa Yogananda

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations
that life will someday force us to make.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

I do not pray for success,
I ask for faithfulness.
- Mother Teresa

Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God,
we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
- William Ames

Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal,
as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

It is the faithfulness of God that allows epistemology to model ontology.
- John Polkinghorne

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves,
whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
- Saint Augustine

Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe,
through kindness his throne is made secure.
- King Solomon

Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground.
Writing of the past is a resurrection;
the past then lives in your words and you are free.
- Jessamyn West

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences
and endowments of the human mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere
faithfulness to what he saw before him.
- Arthur Symons

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness,
a covenant between radically different persons,
male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen,
a covenant between radically different partners.
- Rowan D. Williams

The sea - this truth must be confessed -
has no generosity.
No display of manly qualities - courage,
hardihood, endurance, faithfulness -
has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
- Joseph Conrad

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

The same things we've done the past couple of seasons.
We've worked on the engine and clutch.
We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency
of the car and go back out there.
- Larry Dixon

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
- Red Auerbach

Actors should be overheard, not listened to,
and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
- Shirley Booth

I love doing theater so much - being in front of an
audience and seeing how a character grows and develops with every performance.
- Jerry Hall

The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to
give yourself and the audience some relief because
a performance is not about great guitar playing it's
really about entertainment.
- Leo Kottke

We were doing performance art as far back as 1965,
just not calling it that.
- Joseph Jarman

When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music,
our conception of the nature of performance and of
music itself was altered.
- Charles Rosen

There's nothing like a play.
It's so immediate and every performance is different.
As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing.
- David Schwimmer

It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the
purpose of improving our economic performance,
for improving the delivery of health care,
for raising educational standards.
- Ron Davies

I was driven to give the best possible performance
I could based on the material that was given to me
and that material was documentary footage of the President speaking to people.
- Timothy Bottoms

Second of all, I don't think Wall Street is doing what
it's supposed to be doing,
even after the shameful performance of the last two years.
They're are not allocating capital.
- Howard Dean

Secular artists see themselves with performance;
they are more self involved,
presentational.
- Boris Kodjoe

There is no better than adversity.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss,
contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve
your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better -
all these technologies are going to get better -
that's the difference between first generation and second generation.
- Trip Hawkins

My strong point, if I have a strong point,
is performance.
I always do more than I say.
I always produce more than I promise.
- Richard M. Nixon

The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.
- Harrison Ford

I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens,
and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine
Queens is that it was a performance piece,
and that's the most fun.
- Steven Soderbergh

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance,
while also providing alternative opportunities to reward
the skills of children who learn differently.
- Gavin Newsom

A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible
for about 25 percent of the outcome;
the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts.
- Melvin Belli

I've always wanted to stay involved with young people.
I never bought into the idea that entertainers owe
nothing to their audience except a good performance.
- Pat Boone

It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff
of life into some form of our own choosing;
when we do,
the performance is itself the wage.
- Learned Hand

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity.
Since it has so many possibilities at creativity,
it's essence tends to become creativity.
- Jack Bowman

The real secret of magic lies in the performance.
- David Copperfield

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

I hated the whole idea of being an actress.
I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
- Judy Holliday

Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles,
who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies.
There began my underlying love affair with film.
- Mel Torme

The obsession with performance left no room for the
development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of
space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
- Arthur Erickson

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
- Peter Drucker

The best way to inspire people to superior performance
is to convince them by everything you do and by your
everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
- Harold S. Geneen

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
- Mae West

And one of our points of continuing conversation with
our trading partners is the urgency of their taking
steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.
- John W. Snow

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence,
excellence becomes a reality.
- Joe Paterno

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes?
The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time
to is the creation and performance of music itself.
- Billy Joel

When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket.
- J Allard


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