Sri Aurobindo Quotes

O Death, our masked friend and maker of opportunities, when thou wouldst open the gate, hesitate not to tell us beforehand; for we are not of those who are shaken by its iron jarring.

Sri Aurobindo

O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph.

Sri Aurobindo

Care not for time and success. Act out thy part, whether it be to fail or to prosper.

Sri Aurobindo

If thy aim be great and thy means small, still act; for by action alone these can increase to thee.

Sri Aurobindo

I have failed, thou sayest. Say rather that God is circling about towards His object.

Sri Aurobindo

If thou think defeat is the end of thee, then go not forth to fight, even though thou be the stronger. For Fate is not purchased by any man nor is Power bound over to her possessors. But defeat is not the end, it is only a gate or a beginning.

Sri Aurobindo

Suffer yourself to be tempted within so that you may exhaust in the struggle your downward propensities.

Sri Aurobindo

Revolutions hew the past to pieces and cast it into a cauldron, but what has emerged is the old Aeson with a new visage.

Sri Aurobindo

Very usually, altruism is only the sublimest form of selfishness.

Sri Aurobindo

Hate not the oppressor, for, if he is strong, thy hate increases his force of resistance; if he is weak, thy hate was needless.

Sri Aurobindo

Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.

Sri Aurobindo

In God's providence there is no evil, but only good or its preparation.

Sri Aurobindo

Evolution is not finished; reason is not the last word nor the reasoning animal the supreme figure of Nature. As man emerged out of the animal, so out of man the superman emerges.

Sri Aurobindo

Live according to Nature, runs the maxim of the West; but according to what nature, the nature of the body or the nature which exceeds the body ? This first we ought to determine.

Sri Aurobindo

Hatred is the sign of a secret attraction that is eager to flee from itself and furious to deny its own existence. That too is God's play in His creature.

Sri Aurobindo
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