Put your heart, mind and soul into even the smallest tasks,  
 

    this is the secret of success.   

Wise quotes from Swami Sivananda

"Meditation is the royal road to the attainment of freedom, a mysterious ladder that reaches from earth to heaven, darkness to light, mortality to Immortality."

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success"

"There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient."

"This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise."

"A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching."

"Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise".

"When you have succeeded in enshrining God within your heart, you will see Him everywhere."

"Illness begins with "I", Wellness begins with "we"

"Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!"

"There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment."

Wise quotes from Swami Venkatesananda

Control of mind is when the mind comes to a clear understanding of its total impotence. 

"Physical pain may have to be dealt with, avoided, treated, cured or got rid of, but psychological sorrow should not be treated, got rid of or avoided. It should be utilised in order to discover that which experiences this sorrow. With each experience if one is able to trace the source of that sorrow which is the ego then that ego is got rid of once and for all and there is liberation. Only then is there liberation. When there is a tremendous inner urge to find the ego, in the light of that urge the ego (the 'me', the self) is seen to be non-existent.

In that situation virtue flows effortlessly. All the Yama-niyama take their abode in you, all the disciplines that we have been discussing all these days become yours, effortlessly. You are unselfish, effortlessly not because you think the unselfish self is going to lead you to Moksha, but there is Moksha already. You are freed from the self and therefore you are unselfish. There is no alternative. You love God, not because you expect to be given a right to heaven. There is no because. That life itself is a continuous meditation. This urge to liberation sought to find the truth concerning the ego, and having discovered its non-existence begins to realise that it was possible 
for it to arise on account of inattention, and if you are not attentive and vigilant throughout your life it can arise again so there is constant vigilance.

That vigilant watchfulness of the potentiality of the ego arising is itself meditation. There is no other meditation. In that meditation the ego is prevented from arising. That vigilance itself is the 
inner light or insight and as long as it is shining bright the demon called ego doesn't arise. That is meditation. And that is also self-realisation, God-realisation or liberation, whatever you wish to 
call it."

"Nobody is interested in it. Absolutely nobody in this world is interested either in your happiness or in your salvation, so there is no sense in doing all this to please others or in striving to convince 
others that you are a great Yogi, Sadhu or holy man. All this is a total waste of time. Instead, try to adapt yourself to others, to the man who vehemently opposes you. Say to him, "Yes sir, you 
may be right", or "You are right," and at the same time watch what goes on within you."

"In the absence of self-knowledge people put on different masks and their life as different and conflicting personalities becomes artificial and superficial."

"By introducing you to yourself it enables you to discover for yourself the true meaning of life and thus enrich every moment of it. Such self-discovery can lead to greater understanding of fellow-beings and therefore to true love."