The greatest enemies to progressive spiritual culture in human society are the old fossils of political parties who are blind themselves and who try to lead other blind men. They bring about disaster in a peaceful human society.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Light of the Bhagavat, page 101

A pure devotee of the Lord … will not give up his shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord for a single moment indeed, not for half a moment even in exchange for the benediction of ruling and enjoying the opulence of the entire universe.

Sri Havir Rsi
Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.2.53

The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.

Sukadeva Gosvami
Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.14.10

The highest, best, and most spiritual ideal of the Divinity is to be found in Krsna. To bring arguments against Him is simply to deceive one's self and deprive one's self of the blessings that God has kept in store for man.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, His Life and Precepts

The pure devotee is always within the core of My heart, and I am always in the heart of the pure devotee. My devotees do not know anything else but Me, and I do not know anyone else but them.

Lord Sri Krsna
Srimad-Bhagavatam 9.4.68

In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and heart. By cultivating such knowledge one gradually becomes advanced on the path of liberation, and thereafter he is freed, and his attraction becomes fixed. Then real devotion and devotional service begin.

Lord Kapila
Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.25