Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007) was a spiritual teacher, poet, humanitarian, musician and athlete. Born in Bengal, India in 1931, at age of 11 moved to Sri Aurobindo Ashram before moving to New York, in 1964.
Songs of the Soul (1971) 
- Man invents war. Man discovers peace. He invents war from without. He discovers peace from within. War man throws. Peace man sows. The smile of war is the flood of human blood. The smile of peace is the love, below, above.
- War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.
- A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.
- If failure has the strength to turn your life into bitterness itself, then patience has the strength to turn your life into the sweetest joy. Do not surrender to fate after a single failure. Failure, at most, precedes success.
- Man forgets. God forgives. Man forgets God's Truth. God forgives man's ignorance.
- Now what should be the relation between science and spirituality? It should be a relation of mutual acceptance and true understanding. It is an act of folly on our part to expect the same truth, the same knowledge and the same power from both science and spirituality. We must not do that. Neither must we set up the same goal for science and spirituality.
- Science depends on outer experiment. Spirituality depends on inner searching and seeking. A scientist discovers the power that very often threatens even his own life. A spiritual seeker discovers the power that guides and moulds his life into a life of divine fulfilment.
Rainbow-Flowers (1973) 
- First of all, let us try to know what love is. If love means to possess someone or something, then that is not real love, not pure love. If loves means to give oneself, to become one with everything and everyone, then that is real love. Real love is total oneness with the object loved and with the Possessor of love.
World-Destruction: Never, Impossible! (1994) 
- If we live in our oneness-heart, we will feel the essence of all religions which is the love of God. Forgiveness, compassion, tolerance, brotherhood and the feeling of oneness are the signs of a true religion.
- What we need is a life of balance—neither to wallow in the pleasures of wealth nor to lead a life of asceticism, but to embrace a life of simplicity and a heart of purity.
- In my philosophy everyone, including the poor, sick and aged, belongs to one family—God’s Family. God is at once poor and rich, sick and healthy, young and old, for He exists inside each and every individual. Here on earth we are all God’s children.
The Wings of Joy (1997) 
- I feel it is through prayer, meditation, and dedicated service that world peace can take place. Each individual has to try to make others happy, for it is only through happiness that we can have peace.
- A true spiritual seeker will have the deepest respect and utmost reverence for all religions. We can treasure all religions and claim them as our very own.
- The very acceptance of the spiritual life demands enormous courage. This courage is not the courage of a haughty, rough person who will strike others to assert his superiority; it is totally different. This courage is our constant awareness of what we are entering into, of what we are going to become, of what we are going to reveal.
- Fear is bound to disappear when you realize that failure is not something shameful, damaging, destructive, or painful, but something natural.
- Hatred is a disguised form of love. You can only hate someone whom you really wish to love, because if you were totally indifferent to that person, you could not even get up enough energy to hate him.
- If you really want to love humanity, then you have to love humanity as it is now.
- Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love.
- Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self.
Diana, Princess of Wales, Empress of the World (1997) 
- Death is not the end, death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide
Sri Chinmoy Answers, Part 8 (1997) 
- Lack of harmony comes when I feel that I know how to do something better than you. Lack of harmony is the song and dance of superiority. Because everybody feels superior, disharmony at every moment is entering into our lives.
My Christmas-New Year-Vacation-Aspiration-Prayers Part 26 (2003) 
- Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.
Words of Wisdom (2010) 
- A single thought has the power of a bullet: either it can destroy you or it can help you immensely.
- To be true to oneself is the hardest test of life.
- The difficulty is that we try to perfect others before we perfect ourselves
- Be kind, be all sympathy, for each and every human being is forced to fight against himself.
- World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power.
- No price is too great to pay for inner peace.
- Do not judge but love and be loved, if you want to be really happy.
- Is the world so unbearable? No! What we need is only a little more love for the world.
America The Beautiful (2010) 
- America’s special strength lies not in frightening the weak and challenging the strong, but in strengthening the weak and illumining the strong.
- He (Martin Luther King) was very pure in mind and heart. He was a lover: a lover not only of his race but a lover of all mankind. His heart was so broad, so great, so magnanimous, and this gave him a most sincere feeling of absolute oneness with everyone. This is what made him so divinely great.
- When the power of love overcomes the love of power there will be peace.
Sourced quotes suggest two similar ones by Sri Chinmoy
- World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power. (Peace-Lovers, 1997, AUM publications) + Words of Wisdom (2010)
- When the power of love replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God. (Meditations: Food For The Soul (1970)