291. Life is not a pleasure-garden - Swami Sivananda.
Life is not a pleasure-garden in which you relax in comfort, and its value is not to be measured by luxuries that you crowd into it. Life has to be measured by the sacrifices you have made, by works of charity and thoughts and feelings of universality and unity, by the depth and sincerity with which you have acted thus in the world. Live to love, and love only God even in this creation.