We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
—  Alan Watts
If you think that you can live happily in forgetfulness of God, you are mistaken, because you will cry out in loneliness again and again until you realize that God is all in all the only reality in the universe. You are made in His image. You can never find lasting happiness in any thing because nothing is complete except God.
—  Paramahansa Yogananda
Our Beautiful Planet Earth

‘It’s wonderful to realize that we are all in a family, we are all children of the earth. We should take care of each other, and we should take care of our environment, and this is possible with the practice of togetherness. A positive change in individual awareness will bring about a positive change in the collective awareness. protecting the planet must be given the first priority. I hope you will take the time to sit down with each other, have tea with your friends and your families and discuss these things. Invite bodhisttva Earth Holder to sit and collaborate with you. Make your decisions, and then act to save our beautiful planet Earth. Changing you way of living will bring you a lot of joy right away. Then the healing can begin.

Thich Nhat Hanh, The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology.

Be selfish.
Try to understand
what I mean by being selfish.
First you have to love yourself,
know yourself, be yourself.
Out of that you will radiate love,
understanding, tenderness,
care for others.
Out of meditation
arises true compassion,
but meditation
is a selfish phenomenon.
Meditation means enjoying yourself
and your aloneness,
forgetting the whole world
and just enjoying yourself.
It is a selfish phenomenon,
but out of this selfishness
arises great altruism.
And then there is
no bragging about it;
you don’t become egoistic.
You don’t serve people;
you don’t make them feel obliged
to you.
You simply enjoy sharing your love,
your joy.
—  Osho