Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succour you want is within yourselves. (II.225)
We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actionsí so we have to know how to act. (I.31)
If you can think that infinite power, infinite knowledge and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, you also can become like me.
Unfortunately, in this life, the vast majority of persons are groping through this dark life without any ideal at all. If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. Therefore, it is better to have an ideal. (II.152)
The road to the Good is the roughest and steepest in the universe. It is a wonder that so many succeed, no wonder that so many fall. Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. (VIII.382)
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all – love.
Make your own future. ‘Let the dead past bury its dead’. The infinite future is before you, and you must always remember that each word, thought, and deed, lays up a store for you and that as the bad works are ready to spring upon you like tigers, so also there is the inspiring hope that the good thoughts and good deeds are ready with power of a hundred thousand angels to defend you always and forever. (II.225)
Stand up and fight! Not one step back, that is the idea. Fight it out, whatever comes. Let the stars move from the sphere! Let the whole world stand against us! Death means only a change of garment. What of it? Thus fight! You gain nothing by becoming cowards. Taking a step backward you do not avoid any misfortune. Has misery ceased? … The gods come to help you when you have succeeded. So what is the use? Die game. … You are inifinite, deathless, birthless. Because you are infinite spirit, it does not befit you to be a slave. Arise! Awake! Stand up and fight! (I.461)
No need of looking behind. Forward! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, the only will great things be achieved.
You are the makers of your own fortunes. You make yourselves suffer, you make good and evil and it is you who put your hands before your eyes and say it is dark. Take your hands away and see the light.
Believe, therefore, in yourselves, and if you want material wealth, work it out; it will come to you. If you want to be intellectual, work it out on the intellectual plane, and intellectual giants you shall be. And if you want to attain to freedom, work it out on the spiritual plane, and free you shall be and shall enter into Nirvana, the eternal bliss.
We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind? (II.224)
The will is stronger than anything else. Everything must go down before the will, for, that comes from God and God Himself; the pure and a strong will is omnipotent.
Do not fly away from the wheels of the world-machine, but stand inside it and learn the secret of work. Through proper work done inside, it is also possible to come out. (I.115)
Life is ever expanding, Contraction is death. The self-seeking man who is looking after his personal comforts and leading a lazy life – there is no room for him even in hell. (VI.294)