"God is in all men, but all men are not in God that is why we suffer."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Ramakrishna on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Ramakrishna on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Ramakrishna on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Ramakrishna on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Ramakrishna on Mahatma Gandhi
"Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone."
"If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled."
"To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end."
"Bondage is of the mind freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be."
"If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God."