Favorite Quotes

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.”

— Albert Einstein

“The hardest thing to understand is why we can understand anything at all.”

— Albert Einstein

“When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them.”

— Mozart

“The weakness of men is the façade of strength; the strength of women is the façade of weakness.”

— Warren Farrell

“But what can a man ‘create’ if he doesn’t happen to be a poet?… If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself?”

— C.G. Jung

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction both are transformed.”

— C.G. Jung

“Neurosis is suffering which has not discovered its meaning.”

— C. J. Jung

“Have patience with everything unresolved and try to love the questions themselves.”

— Rilke

“I live my life in widening circles
That reach out across the world.
I may not ever complete the last one,
But I give myself to it.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

“In dreams begins responsibility”

— William Butler Yeats

“You walker, there are no roads,
Only wind trails on the sea.”

— Antonio Machado

“Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt marvelous error!
That I had a beehive here inside my heart
And the golden bees were making white combs
And sweet honey from my old failures.”

— Antonio Machado translated by Robert Bly

“The true nature of anything is the highest it can become.”

— Aristotle

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

— Thomas Edison

“At the end of every tournament, to review every stroke and every hole, seeing what I can learn from the experience.”

— Tiger Woods

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." — Jimi Hendrix

“Every end is a beginning…And every beginning is an end.”

— T. S. Eliot

“Don't compromise yourself, you're all you've got.”

— Janice Joplin

“Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say ‘why not?’”

— R.F. Kennedy

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

— Serenity Prayer

“Keep me from the wisdom that does not weep, and the philosophy that does not laugh, and the pride that does not bow its head before a child.”

— Kahlil Gibran

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

— Kahlil Gibran

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”

— Kahlil Gibran

“Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”

— Rumi

“To find the Beloved, you must become the Beloved.”

— Rumi

“Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.”

— Rumi

“Dance, when you're broken open.
Dance, if you've torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you're perfectly free.”

— Rumi

“The moment I heard my first love story I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”

— Sam Kean and Anne Valley-Fox, Your Mythic Journey

“To be whole, nonfragmented in action, in life, in every kind of relationship, that is the very essence of sanity. Sanity means to be whole, healthy and holy.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect…To discover what is God, the mind must be free of all tradition, of all accumulation, of all knowledge which it uses as psychological safeguard…The moment you follow someone you cease to follow truth.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“A mind that is really humble has an immense capacity for inquiry, whereas the mind that is under the burden of knowledge, that is crippled with experience, with its own conditioning, can never really inquire…A man who says he knows is already dead. But the man who thinks, “I don’t know,” who is discovering, finding out, who is not seeking an end, not thinking in terms of arriving or becoming—such a man is living, and that living is truth.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.”

— J. Krishnamurti

“Be a lamp onto yourself, make of yourself a light”

— Buddha

“You can search the ten-fold universe and not find a single being more worthy of loving kindness than yourself.”

— Buddha

“What we seek is what we are.”

— Jack Kornfield

“A fool sees self as Other. A wise man sees other as self.”

— Dogen

“If I am not for myself, who is?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?”

— Rabbi Hillel

“In the coming world, they will not ask me ‘why were you not Moses?’ They will ask me ‘why were you not Zusya?’”

— Rabbi Zusya

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”

— The Talmud

“The beginning of wisdom is silence; the second stage is listening.”

— Old Hebrew Saying

“All real living is meeting.”

— Martin Buber

“Freedom and destiny are solemnly promised to one another and linked together in meaning.”

— Martin Buber

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring will destroy you.”

— Jesus (Gospel of Thomas)

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

— Jesus (John 8:32)

“The best ruler completes his tasks, finishes his affairs,
Yet the people say ‘we did it ourselves’.

— Tao Te Ching

“God sleeps in the rock,
dreams in the plant,
stirs in the animal,
and awakens in man.”

— Sufi Teaching

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were to live forever.”

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

“A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.”

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

“My life is my message.”

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

— Gandhi