Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?
-Stanislaw J. Lec
A gun gives you the body, not the bird.
-Henry David Thoreau
The unexamined life is not worth living
I think therefore I am
Before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water.
-Zen Buddhist Proverb
There are some remedies worse than the disease.
You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
-Henry David Thoreau
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
-Henri Louis Bergson
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
I was once a skeptic but was converted by the two missionaries on either side of my nose.
If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
Seeking is not always the way to find.
-Augustus William Hare
Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which gaurantees the others
Dignity does not consist in posessing honors, but in deserving them
Reason and faith are both banks of the same river.
-Doménico Cieri Estrada
Education is the best provision for old age
An honest man is always a child
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Who depends on another man's table often dines late
A thousand men can't undress a naked man
When I die, I will not see myself die, for the first time.
It's always Now
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
Be as you wish to seem
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings
Sometimes an answer not yet blowin' in the wind is stirring in the breeze.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly
You have to do it by yourself, And you can't do it alone.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
One does what one is; one becomes what one does.
-Robert von Musil
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.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
History is writteb by the victors
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything as if it were a nail
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my power and possessions
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong
Happiness resides not in posessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul
He has the most who is most content with the least
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