Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
~Baba Ram Dass
I am a part of all that I have met.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
~Edward R. Murrow
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance
correctly. ~Edward Albee
When the student is ready, the master appears.
Before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water.
~Zen Buddhist Proverb
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
~Henry David Thoreau
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work goes on, it adds up.
The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The
rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare.
Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?
There are some remedies worse than the disease. ~Publilius Syrus
You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough.
~William Blake, Proverbs of Hell
What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite.
Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us - but not suckle us.
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
~Henry David Thoreau
To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. ~John Burroughs
Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
If you chase two rabbits, you will catch none. ~ Proverb
The obstacle is the path. ~Zen Proverb
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
You cannot step into the same river twice. ~Heraclitus
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects. ~Thomas Carlyle
You can see a lot by just looking. ~Yogi Berra
Reason and faith are both banks of the same river. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ~Dr Seuss
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well
be another profound truth.
Admiration and familiarity are strangers. ~George Sand
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes
and yet everything is completely different.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with
doubts, he shall end in certainties.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
~Robert M. Pirsig
A stumble may prevent a fall. ~English Proverb
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.